This Week at CUA
April 23 - April 30 View Archives



Half of McMahon Parking Lot to Close Thursday
Mullen Library Reopens "Book Store"

For Your Benefit
Assistance Dealing with Tragedy
Employee Wellness Day
TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions

Monday, April 23
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "A lenslet-based device for measuring oxygen saturation in the retina and other biomedical applications," by Jessica Ramella-Roman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering. McCort-Ward, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences hosts “An Exploration of Torture from the Legal, Religious and Survivor’s Perspectives,” a symposium featuring  William A. Barbieri Jr., associate professor of ethics and director of CUA’s Peace and Justice Studies Program; George Brent Mickum IV, an attorney who represents detainees at the Guantanamo Naval Air Station in Cuba; John Kelly, a reporter and producer who served as assistant producer for a BBC documentary on torture; and Orlando Tizon, assistant director of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International in Washington, D.C. Marietta Hedges, CUA assistant professor of drama, will serve as the symposium moderator. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hedges at 202-319-5362 or

Tuesday, April 24
Noon, join friends and colleagues for a lunchtime walk through the azalea gardens of the National Arboretum, just 10 minutes from campus. The group will meet in front of McMahon Hall at noon and return around 1:15 p.m. Transportation is available. For more information, contact Ed Schaefer at or 202-319-5607.

4-5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science sponsors a colloquium "Illuminating Thomas Jefferson: Using Technology to Address Worldwide Interest in His Life, Times and Legacy," presented by Jack Robertson, librarian at Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, Va. Marist Hall, Information Commons, 132. For more information, visit, or contact Mary Edsall Choquette, assistant professor, at, or David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

7:30 p.m., Elaine Walter, professor of music, will direct an opera workshop of extended scenes from Hansel & Gretel, The Merry Widow and Der Rosenkavalier. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

8 p.m., the CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus performs its spring concert featuring the music of Bartok, Schumann, Persichetti, Faure and others. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Wednesday, April 25
5 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute sponsors "Whether and How an Academic Program in Public Policy Should be Organized at The Catholic University of America," a panel discussion and forum featuring alumni Frank Sullivan, Ph.D., 1964, formerly associate administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Jacqueline Smollar, Ph.D., 1981, senior technical specialist, ICF International and Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; James DeSantis, Ph.D., 1990, director, James Bell Associates; and Donna Klagholtz, Ph.D., 1988, president, Donna Klagholtz & Associates. Life Cycle Institute, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Thursday, April 26
Employee Wellness Day. See For Your Benefit.

Friday, April 27
5 p.m., Campus Ministry sponsors Luaupalooza 2007 with free food, fun rides and live bands.  Free t-shirts will be given out at 5 p.m. McMahon Parking Lot. (See announcement below about partial closure of McMahon Parking Lot.) For more information, contact .

Saturday, April 28
8 p.m., the CUA Chamber Choir and Players present a concert conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Great Hall, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Tuesday, April 24, to Saturday, April 28
CAC Tournaments. Visit for the latest schedules.

Friday, April 27
3:30 p.m., baseball team hosts Shenandoah University for Senior Day. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Baseball Field.

Saturday, April 28
Noon, softball team hosts Baruch College for Senior Day. DuFour Center, Cardinal Softball Field.

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Half of McMahon Parking Lot to Close Thursday
The Office of Campus Ministry announces that, in order to prepare for its annual luau, known as Luaupalooza, the north half of McMahon Parking Lot will be closed by the Department of Public Safety starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Parking in that part of the McMahon lot will be unavailable all day Friday, April 27. There will be large attractions in that space, so it is imperative that all cars be removed from the designated area by the end of the day on Thursday.

Mullen Library Reopens "Book Store"
Back by popular demand, the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library has reopened its "Book Store." Used books are available in the circulation area on the main floor, priced at 50 cents or a dollar. Exact change is required. New books will be added regularly, so stop by often. For more information, call the library at 202-319-5060.

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Assistance Dealing with Tragedy
United Behavioral Health has opened a toll-free number for general public (friends and distant relatives) who need support and assistance in dealing with Virginia Tech tragedy. The general public number is 1-866-342-6892. The Employee Assistance Plan specialist will provide telephone assessment, community resources and crisis management.

Information sheets on recovering from a crisis and self-help and care following disasters are available on the human resources Web page, under the Employee Assistance Plan at

Employee Wellness Day
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer two wellness workshops on Employee Wellness Day, Thursday, April 26, in Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Room 327: 

— Stress and Life Balance, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Take the Care 24 LifeScale Survey© and learn a variety of tools to deal with stress.

— Natural Energy Boosters, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn strategies to increase energy and gain useful information on healthy eating, rest and activities that energize.

Seating is limited to 25 people per workshop. Both workshops will be presented by Barbara Feuer, Ph.D, a life coach, trainer and organizational consultant. To reserve your seat for either workshop, please call 202-319-5050 by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

epresentatives from United HealthCare (medical plan and flexible spending accounts), Spectera (vision plan), United Behavioral Health/Life Era (EAP), and Delta Dental will be on hand for face-to-face meetings on Wellness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions
The following days have been added to the current TIAA-CREF schedule of one-on-one counseling sessions:

Tuesday, May 8
Friday, May 18

Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 202-637-0090. All sessions will take place in the first floor conference room in Leahy Hall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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