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Wednesday, March 7
4 p.m., the Center for American Catholic Studies, the Life Cycle Institute and the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives sponsor "Catholic Social Justice: The Current Legislative Agenda," a discussion including John Carr from the Office of Social Development and World Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Candy Hill of Catholic Charities USA, and Catherine Pinkerton of Network, a national Catholic social justice lobby. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit http://libraries.cua.edu/archrcua/index.html or contact Maria Mazzenga at 202-319-5065 or Mazzenga@cua.edu.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association co-sponsor "Thomas Aquinas and the Problem of Christ's Esse," a lecture by Michael Gorman, associate professor of philosophy. Caldwell Auditorium. Light refreshements will follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

6:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association sponsors "Does Religion Cause Violence?" a presentation by Dr. William Cavanaugh of the University of St. Thomas. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. Refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Louis Rouleau at 88Rouleau@cua.edu. 

Thursday, March 8
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Early Identification of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder," a Brown Bag Series lecture by Carole Brown, research associate professor in education and associate fellow in the Life Cycle Institute. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999. 

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "John Chrysostom: The Deconstruction of a Myth," by Wendy Mayer, research fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at
mullaneb@cua.edu.

Saturday, March 10
8 p.m., CUA Chamber Choir and Players present a concert conducted and directed by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward professor of music. St. Ann's Church, 4001 Yuma St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414.

Sunday, March 11, to Sunday, March 18
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2007 President's Festival of the Arts, a festival of music, lectures and discussions exploring "The Politics of Comedy" as reflected in the writing of Voltaire and the music of Leonard Bernstein. For more information on any of the events or to purchase tickets to the performances, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://music.cua.edu

Sunday, March 11
2 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas present, "The Current Showdown on Marriage: What Can and Should the Church Offer?," the annual CDA lecture by Helen M. Alvaré, associate professor in the Columbus School of Law.  A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Christopher Kauffman at
kauffman@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the 2007 President's Festival of the Arts kicks off with "Voltaire's World, Bernstein's World," a chamber music concert by the music school faculty and graduate students. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Rock Creek Church Rd. and Webster St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

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Tuesday, March 6
3 p.m., CUA baseball team hosts Rutgers-Camden University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.
3:30 p.m., men's tennis team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Center tennis courts.
4 p.m., women's lacrosse team hosts St. Mary's College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Wednesday, March 7
3:30 p.m., men's lacrosse team hosts Christopher Newport University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, March 8
3:15 p.m., women's tennis team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Center tennis courts.

Saturday, March 10
1 p.m., softball team hosts Swarthmore College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Softball Field.
1 p.m., women's lacrosse team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, March 11
1 p.m., baseball team hosts Randolph Macon College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.
 

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Monday, March 12
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Structure, regulation and dynamics of IP3 3-kinase in dendritic spines," by Mike Schell, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. McCort-Ward, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or
tuma@cua.edu.

1 p.m., CUA holds a groundbreaking ceremony for Opus Hall, its newest residence hall north of Flather Hall near John McCormack Rd. Members of CUA's Board of Trustees, local government and community leaders and all members of the CUA community are invited. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a lecture by Bernstein Scholar Elizabeth B. Crist, music historian and by assistant professor of music at Princeton University, and by Voltaire scholar Jennifer S. Tsien, assistant professor of French at the University of Virginia. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association sponsors "Grace and Free Will in the Initium Fidei," a presentation by Reinhard Huetter of Duke University and editor of Pro Ecclesia: a Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology. Refreshments will follow. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact Louis Rouleau at
88Rouleau@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Integrated (Digital) Praxis: From Digital to Material," a lecture by Branko Kolarevic, Irving Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ball State University. This lecture is part of the architecture and planning school's Spring 2007 Lecture Series and offers AIA continuing learning units. Edward M. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed at morshed@cua.edu or 202-319-6185.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a film screening of "Forrest Gump." Gowan Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 13
10:30 a.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents "Candide as Cultural Critique," a roundtable discussion about the political and cultural commentary in Voltaire's novella and Bernstein's opera, by Elizabeth B. Crist, Jennifer S. Tsien and John A. Kromkowski, professor of politics. Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor of music, will moderate. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a film screening of "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." Gowan Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Wednesday, March 14
7 p.m., the Center for American Catholic Studies, The Life Cycle Institute and the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives sponsor "Workshop: The Living Wage Movement: Why it Matters and How to help" by Mackenzie Baris from DC Jobs with Justice and Thomas Shellabarger from the Office of Social Development and World Peace, Domestic Social Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more informaiton visit
http://libraries.cua.edu/archrcua/index.html or contact Maria Mazzenga at 202-319-5065 or Mazzenga@cua.edu.

Thursday, March 15
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law’s communications law journal, CommLaw Conspectus, presents “Content Abundance in a Multi-Media World,” featuring a keynote address by FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell. The daylong symposium will focus on how to ensure communications law doesn’t trail behind the increasing convergence of communications technology. Columbus School of Law. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or
Haederle@law.edu
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12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents "Candide and the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress," a lecture by Mark Eden Horowitz, senior music specialist and curator of the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, the Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History and the Graduate Student Association co-sponsor "Arabic Artisans and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo," a lecture by Jeremy Johns, director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, university lecturer in Islamic archeology, Oxford University. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

6:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a lecture by Elizabeth B. Crist on the compositional history and various versions of Bernstein's Candide. Following the talk, audience members are invited to watch the first half of the dress rehearsal of the opera. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://music.cua.edu.

Friday, March 16, to Sunday, March 18
The 2007 President's Festival of the Arts concludes with performances of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Dean Murry Sidlin is music director and conductor and Matthew Gardiner is stage director. Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Hartke Theatre. Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, faculty and staff. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://music.cua.edu.

Friday, March 16
5-7:30 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations sponsors a Cosmos and Candide reception. Cosmopolitans, other beverages and an array of hors d'oeuvres will be served at a reception preceding the opening production of Candide. The reception is open to alumni, faculty and staff. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. Tickets for the concert and reception are $25, reception only is $10. Reservations are required. For more information or tickets, contact the alumni relations office at 202-319-5608. 

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a pre-concert event, "Reminiscences of Bernstein." Murry Sidlin, dean of the school of music, who worked with Bernstein at the National Symphony Orchestra, and Amy Antonelli, assistant dean of music, who performed in the premiere of Bernstein's Mass, and others will reminisce about the composer and his impact on American culture. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents pre-concert lectures on Bernstein's Candide by Elizabeth B. Crist and stage director Matthew Gardiner at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.


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Student Employee of the Year Nominations
The Office of Career Services is calling for nominations for the Student Employee of the Year. Student employee supervisors are invited to nominate one undergraduate and/or one graduate student from their area who they feel is truly exceptional in their contribution to the office or department. The awardees will be invited to attend the Student Leadership Recognition Celebration at the Pryzbyla Center on April 19. Nomination forms can be found at http://careers.cua.edu/seoty.cfm and must be submitted to the career services office by March 15. For more information, contact Amanda Jones at 202-319-5623.

Have Questions About Your Faith?
Every Wednesday during the remainder of Lent (March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4) a priest will be available to speak with any CUA student, faculty or staff member from 6 to 8 p.m. in the student life offices (located on the third floor of the Pryzbyla Center, over the Bookstore). No appointment needed. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio, associate minister for liturgy and worship, at deprizio@cua.edu.

Lenten Devotions
Throughout Lent the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed following the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel on Mondays and Tuesdays until 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays until 10 p.m., and Fridays until 5 p.m. 

Beginning Monday, March 5, Stations of the Cross will be held in Caldwell Chapel at 6 p.m. every Monday through the rest of Lent. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, at deprizio@cua.edu.

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UnitedHealthcare Establishes Additional Resources
CUA employees who are participants in the UnitedHealthcare HMO or PPO insurance plans now have two additional resources available to help resolve transition or implementation problems, to get help with claims or service concerns, or to get answers to other health plan questions:

— Dedicated Customer Service Telephone Line: For assistance with any UHC problem or question, including claims issues or help with selecting or changing a Primary Care Physician (PCP), CUA employees can call 1-877-211-6543 to reach a customer service representative familiar with the CUA insurance plans and transition issues. The dedicated telepone line will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. It will be available through March 31, 2007. 

— One-on-one Meetings:  A UHC account representative will be on campus to meet with employees one-on-one to discuss concerns, problems or questions relating to coverage under either the HMO plans or the PPO on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 6, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Leahy Hall, First Floor Conference Room.
Friday, March 16, 10 a.m.–noon. Leahy Hall, First Floor Conference Room.
Tuesday, March 22, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331.
Monday, March 26, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Leahy Hall, First Floor Conference Room.


For more information or to schedule an appointment with a UHC representative, contact the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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