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University Mass on the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Strength Training for Beginners
RENEW Faculty/Staff Formation Groups

Monday, Jan. 22
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Augustine's Method and Reasons for Deconstructing and Rejecting Roman Exempla of the Past in the City of God, Books I-V," by Atria Larson, doctoral student in Medieval and Byzantine Studies. Room 300, McMahon Hall. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Work in Progress," a lecture by Enrique Norten, principal and founder of the international firm TEN Arquitectos. Norten will provide an in-depth review of the firm's key projects. This is the first of six lectures in the architecture school’s Spring 2007 Lectures Series, which offers AIA continuing education learning units. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed at or 202-319-6185. 

Tuesday, Jan. 23
10:45 a.m. the third and final candidate for the position of CUA provost speaks and takes questions at an open forum. All members of the university community are invited to attend. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A.

Wednesday, Jan. 24
5:15 p.m., the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students will co-sponsor a talk by Rev. Gerald P. Fogarty, S.J., professor of history at the University of Virginia on "Cardinal Pacelli and the United States." Leslie Woodcock Tentler, chair of the department of history, will comment. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or

Thursday, Jan. 25
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lisa Gitelman, associate professor of media studies, and Lenore Rouse, curator of rare books and special collections, present a one-day exhibit of rare bibles. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Rouse at 202-319-5090.

12:10 p.m., university Mass celebrating the Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Crypt Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See Announcements for details.

3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Trends in Textbook Publishing: A Review of Key Drivers Affecting the P-12 Educational Text Market," by Albert N. Greco, professor of marketing at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration. Information Commons, 132 Marist Hall. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, visit

Sunday, Jan. 28
The Office of Admissions hosts an open house for high school students. For more information, contact Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

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Monday, Jan. 29
7 p.m., students compete in the second annual Hartke Declamation Prize, reciting readings keyed to the theme, "Stories from the Last 100 Years," to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., celebrated chair of the drama department, and the 100th anniversary of the School of Arts and Sciences. Reading will be declaimed publicly for a cash prize. Callan Theatre. For more information, contact Glen Johnson, associate dean of undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, at or BettyAnn Leeseberg-Lange,associate professor of drama, at

Wednesday, Jan. 31
5:10 p.m., Wolfgang P. Mueller, associate professor of history at Fordham University, delivers a lecture, "The Mysteries of Late Medieval Public Penance," co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794

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University Mass on the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
The Very Rev. Joseph Barranger, O.P., prior of the Dominican House of Studies, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the University Mass in honor of the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic schools, on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 12:10 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica. All priests who attend are invited to concelebrate and are asked to bring alb and stole, if possible, and to vest in the sacristy of the Crypt Church by noon. 

The academic procession will form in Memorial Hall on the ground level of the Shrine.  At noon the university marshal will lead members of the administration and faculties in academic attire and superiors or representatives of neighboring religious houses of study into the Crypt Church.

To permit attendance at this University Mass, classes scheduled to meet at 12:10 p.m. will be canceled and classes scheduled to meet at 1:10 p.m. will meet at 1:30 p.m.

Strength Training for Beginners
CUA on the Move and the Campus Wellness Committee will be sponsoring a Strength Training for Beginners class in the Eugene I. Kane Student Fitness Center starting Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. 
For more information, contact Marie Kennedy at or 202-319-5705.

RENEW Faculty/Staff Formation Groups
Campus Ministry announces that it will be forming RENEW Scripture study and prayer groups this semester for faculty and staff of the university. Groups will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and noon in the Pryzbyla Center. The first meetings will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Those interested should contact Lauren Heckman for the 8 a.m. group at, or Emmjolee Mendoza for the noon group at

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