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Announcements
Opus Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony
Changes to Conflict of Interest Policy
Egyptian Jewelry and Artifacts Display
CUA Libraries Online Newsletter
Student Employee of the Year Nominations
Have Questions About Your Faith?
Lenten Devotions

For Your Benefit
UnitedHealthcare Establishes Additional Resources



Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16
Noon-2 p.m., Summer Sessions hosts a course registration fair at which students can find out how to save on tuition, accelerate their education and concentrate their scholastic efforts. Summer Sessions will have course catalogs available and prizes such as summer sessions cups, key chains and pens. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Second Floor Lobby. For more information, e-mail cua-summers@cua.edu or call 202-319-5257.

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. CUA community invited. See Announcements.

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 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, Monsignor Stephen 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.

5:30 p.m., the Congressional and Presidential Studies Program sponsors "Contours of the Political Landscape," a panel debate led by Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report. The Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, Madison Hall. A reception will follow. For more information call 202-319-5128 or e-mail rich@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.

9 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry sponsors a Taize Lenten Prayer Service, an evening of song, prayer, scripture and meditation. Caldwell Chapel. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio at deprizio@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, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more informaiton 
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. There is a $75 registration fee for private sector employees. The event is free to media, students, government and academic employees.For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or
Haederle@law.edu
.

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 and 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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Tuesday, March 13
3:30 p.m., men's lacrosse team hosts Richard Stockton College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Wednesday, March 14
3:15 p.m., men's tennis team hosts Loyola University. DuFour Center, tennis courts. 

Thursday, March 15
2:30 p.m., softball team hosts Randolph Macon College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Softball Field.

Saturday, March 17
1 p.m., softball team hosts Mary Baldwin College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Softball Field.

1 p.m., men's lacrosse team hosts Randolph Macon College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.
 

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 Monday, March 19
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Membrane trafficking in salivary glands: moving from cell cultures to live animals," by Roberto Wiegert, chief of the Intracellular Membrane Trafficking Unit, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health.  McCort-Ward, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or
tuma@cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 20
3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "
Our Evolving Information Curricula: Digital Libraries and Beyond," by Robert B. Allen, associate professor, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University. Marist Hall, Information Commons, Room 132. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, visit http://slis.cua.edu.

Wednesday, March 21
9 a.m.-4 p.m., a representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement plan counseling sessions for employees by appointment only. Leahy Hall, First Floor Conference Room. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 202-637-0090.

Noon, Student Health Services, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and the Division of Student Life sponsor “The Stomach Blues of Finals Week 2006: Was it Stress or Was it Norovirus? The D.C. DOH Investigates," by Shua Chai, epidemiologist with the D.C. Department of Health. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, call 202-319-5744.


Thursday, March 22

9 a.m., the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy hosts the 2007 JCHLP Symposium, "Public Health Emergencies: Impacts on Legal Policy and Practice," with featured speaker, Edmund C. Tramont, M.D., director of the Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. A reception will follow in the law school atrium. For more information, call 202-319-5732.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law hosts CUA's fourth annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture, "The Life, Death and Possible Rescue of the Summary Process," by Rev. Lawrence Wrenn, J.C.D., renowned canon lawyer. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact the School of Canon Law at 202-319-5492 or
cua-canonlaw@cua.edu.  

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Monastic Landscapes: The Construction of Late Antique Monastic Communities in Egypt," by Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom, assistant professor of history, Wittenberg University. Life Cycle Auditorium. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at
mullaneb@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Center for Irish Studies hosts “Wealth and Contemporary Ireland — A Changing Dynamic,” a lecture by The Irish Times reporter Frank McDonald. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5251.

8 p.m., Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music, presents a CUA Music Faculty Recital, featuring original instrumental chamber music and concert versions of silent film scores. Ward Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Thursday, March 22, through Sunday March 25
The Department of Drama presents Laws of Construction, by M.F.A. playwriting candidate Deborah DeGeorge Harbin. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. Student, senior, alumni and subscriber discounts are available. Callan Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Saturday, March 24
7 p.m., the CUA University Chorus presents "The Great Choruses," 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 the music school at 202-319-5414.

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Opus Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony
CUA holds a groundbreaking ceremony for Opus Hall, a new student residence facility to be constructed near John McCormack Road on Monday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The groundbreaking will be held just north of Flather Hall. 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.

Changes to Conflict of Interest Policy
The President and his council have approved a revision to the staff policy on conflicts of interest. The revision is to the section of the policy addressing work outside the university or work at CUA other than in the employee's primary position. The policy has always required staff employees to get approval from their department administrator before engaging in work outside the university. The revision, which is effective immediately, requires the same approval prior to accepting a part-time assignment at CUA in addition to the primary position. Please read the revised Conflicts of Interest Policy at http://policies.cua.edu/employment/conflicts.cfm.  For more information on this or other staff policies, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050. 

Egyptian Jewelry and Artifacts on Display
During the month of March, the Semitics/ICOR Library presents "A Franciscan in Cairo: Brother Cleophas Steinhauser and Museum Collection No: 4965," a collection of Egyptian beads, statuettes and amulets from the first two decades of the 20th century. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Shannon Lee, curator, at leee@cua.edu.

CUA Libraries Online Newsletter
After a hiatus, the CUA Libraries Online newsletter has returned with a Spring 2007 issue. To view the newsletter, visit http://libraries.cua.edu/issue7.html.


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 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. 

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:

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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