This Week at CUA
February 12 - February 19 View Archives



Upcoming Events


New Co-curricular Space Scheduling Process
My Housing @ CUA 2007

Observe Black History Month

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Important Health Insurance Reminder

Monday, Feb. 12
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "HIV fusion: understanding the complex interplay between virus and cell," by Karen Finnegan, senior scientist at Panacos Pharmaceuticals. McCort-Ward, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Mind and Sensation in Gregory of Nyssa," by Susan Wessel, assistant professor of theology and religious studies. McMahon Hall, Room 300. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents “The Role of Materiality, Technology and the Creative Process in Architectural Education,” a lecture by Michael Rotondi, founding principal of RoTo Architects Inc., Los Angeles, and past director and faculty member of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Rotondi’s talk, the third of six lectures in the architecture and planning school’s Spring 2007 Lecture Series, offers AIA continuing education learning units. Edward M. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed at
 or 202-319-6185.

7 p.m., the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures present a screening of the film Vampiros en la Havana — Vampires in Havana! (in Spanish with English subtitles) as part of the 4th annual International Week Film Festival. McMahon Hall, Room 200. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Feb. 13
2 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its Jerusalem Lecture Series 2007 "An Historic Panorama of Jerusalem from Biblical Times to the 21st Century," by Ofer Manor, scholar-in-residence and head engineer for the city of Jerusalem. Crough Center, Locraft Room. For more information, contact Patrick Slattery at 312-301-5253 or

Wednesday, Feb. 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one counseling sessions for employees by appointment only. All sessions will take place in the first floor conference room in Leahy Hall unless otherwise noted. Call 202-637-0090 to reserve a time.

3 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its Jerusalem Lecture Series 2007 "Jerusalem Today and Tomorrow, Forging Reconciliation for the Next Generation," by Ofer Manor, scholar-in-residence and head engineer for the city of Jerusalem. Crough Center, Locraft Room. For more information, contact Patrick Slattery at 312-301-5253 or

Thursday, Feb. 15
3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science sponsors "The Constant Gardener: Ruthless Weeding or Don't Let Us Be Misunderstood," by Edwin Clay, adjunct professor of library and information science and director of libraries for Fairfax County, Va. Marist Hall, Information Commons, 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker at 202-319-5551 or visit

4 p.m., the Center for American Catholic Studies, the Life Cycle Institute and the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives sponsor "Asset Building: Catholic Social Thought and a New Strategy for Helping the Poor," a discussion by Ray Boshara of the New America Foundation and James Baily, assistant professor of theology at Duquesne University. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321/323. For more informaiton, visit or contact Maria Mazzenga at 202-319-5065 or

Thursday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 18
The Department of Drama presents Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Entrance fee is $12. Student, senior, alumni and subscriber discounts are available. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Sunday, Feb. 18
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Abendmusik, a concert commemorating the 300th anniversary of the death of organist Dietrich Buxtehude. Admission is free. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414.

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Saturday, Feb. 17
2 p.m., women's basketball hosts the University of Mary Washington. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

4 p.m., men's basketball hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Center.

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Monday, Feb. 19
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents
"Engineering of G protein coupled purine receptors and their ligands," by Ken Jacobson, chief of the Molecular Recognition Section at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or

Tuesday, Feb. 20
5 p.m., CUA’s Black Law Students Association presents “Federal Sentencing Guidelines,” a discussion moderated by Stephen F. Smith, visiting professor of law at CUA and professor of law at the University of Virginia. Panelists Gerald Bruce Lee, a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Mary Price, general counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, will discuss federal sentencing guidelines and the impact they have on minorities. Columbus School of Law. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Ash Wednesday.

Thursday, Feb. 22
2:30-6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents Pro Bono Day. The event features panel discussions, a networking reception and the opportunity for students to speak directly with local organizations seeking pro bono assistance. The moderator for the discussions will by Michael F. Curtin, a 1965 graduate of the law school and a partner at Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans, PC. Columbus School of Law. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

Friday, Feb. 23
7 p.m., the CUA Instrumental Ensemble performs in Ward Recital Hall. Free admission. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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New Co-curricular Space Scheduling Process
On Feb. 12, the campus scheduling system, Resource 25, will be inaccessible until noon in order to implement an upgrade and new Web form to be used for scheduling co-curricular space on campus.

Upon implementation of the upgrades, there will be a new URL for requesting space on campus. After noon on Feb. 12, please go to and log on to request space and view events on campus.

Open orientation sessions for this new process will take place on Feb. 13 in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327, from 2 to 3 p.m., and on Feb. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m.

For more information, contact University Center, Student Programs and Events at 202-319-5291.

My Housing @ CUA 2007
Reminder: Intent to Return Forms for participation in Room Selection are due to Housing Services, 106 St. Bonaventure Hall, with the $500 housing deposit by Feb. 16, 2007. Checks should be made payable to The Catholic University of America or CUA. If you make a credit card payment online, you should select Housing Deposit from the pull-down menu and print out your confirmation page. Cardinal Card is also accepted.


If you have questions regarding the process, please visit the Housing Services Web site at Information is updated daily. Also please feel free to e-mail your questions to or to visit the office at 106 St. Bonaventure Hall.

Observe Black History Month
The Office of the Dean of Students is coordinating a calendar of campus and local events in association with Black History Month. The office encourages all constituents of the university community to participate in and contribute to the celebration of Black History Month events both on and off campus. Organizations planning events are invited to contact Michael Andrews, assistant dean of students, at or 202-319-5619, to be included in this calendar.

For more information on cultural celebrations and other multicultural topics, or to view the calendar, go to CUA's multicultural Web site,

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Important Health Insurance Reminder
Does your United Health Care ID card show the correct PCP for all your family members? If you enrolled in one of the UHC health insurance plans for 2007, you should have received your ID cards in the mail. If you selected one of the HMO plans and your ID card indicates “No PCP Selected,” it’s important to select a PCP immediately. You can  select a PCP by: 

— Telephone: Call the UHC Customer Service number at 1-800-815-8958.

— Online: Go to, select “Physicians and Facilities,” then select “Find a Physician.” You will be able to search for a physician by name or location. The Physician ID number, which is required to complete your PCP selection, is located directly below the physician’s name.

— E-mail : E-mail Additional information on the required information for this method of enrolling is available on the HR web site.


For questions on these or any other CUA benefits, call the Office of Human Relations at 202-319-5050 or go to

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