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Equal Opportunity/Diversity Seminar

Monday, March 26
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus Phylogenetics and Viral MicroRNA Expression," by Denise Whitby, SAIC investigator in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or

7 p.m., Associate Professor of Drama Gary Sloan performs his one-man show, "Haunted Prince: The Ghosts of Edwin Booth," as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Celebrations and the citywide Shakespeare in Washington Festival. The National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 202-275-0570. Additional performances will be April 2, 9 and 16.

Tuesday, March 27
10 a.m.-noon, Equal Opportunity/Diversity Seminar. See Announcements.

4 p.m., the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture sponsors "What Can Christian Argument Add to the Case Against Torture?" a lecture by Jeremy Waldron, professor at New York University Law School. Law School, Slowinski Moot Court Room. For more information, e-mail

7 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students sponsors a talk by Jim Ellis, the swimming coach who's story is being told in the move "Pride," which opens in theaters on March 23. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Mike Andrews at 202-319-5619 or or go to

Wednesday, March 28
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.

1:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The American Dream in the 21st Century: A Pre-Election-Year Discussion," a conference on the history of the American dream as well as today's perceptions of the dream by different segments of society. International pollster John Zogby, senior fellow at the Life Cycle Institute and president and CEO of Zogby International, will provide concluding remarks. Life Cycle Auditorium. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sandra Hanson at or John Kenneth White at

5 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents "Turbulent Waters: Discussing the Political and Economic Future of Latin America in International Markets," by Fidel Jaramillo, regional economic adviser for the Andean Region and the Carribean, Inter-American Development Bank. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321-323. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact

5-7 p.m., the Office of Graduate Admissions is hosting an open house. Faculty and representatives from the university's schools and departments will be attending. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Welcome sessions will be held in Great Room C at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information please contact Julie Schwing at 202-319-5057 or

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association co-sponsor "Discovering What Happened at the Sieges of Rhodes in 1480 and 1522: Texts and Technology," a lecture by Kelly DeVries, professor of history at Loyola College in Maryland. Caldwell Auditorium. Light refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

5:15 p.m., the Department of History presents a colloquium on "Social Citizenship, Private Welfare Provision and the Great Society: The United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund, 1946-1971," a talk by Robyn Muncy from the University of Maryland. Sonya Michel from the University of Maryland will comment. The talk is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. The talk is based on a pre-circulated paper. For more information or to request a copy of the paper, contact the history department at 202-319-5484 or

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences hosts "Chile and Latin America," a lecture by Chilean Ambassador Mariano Fernandez, as part of the school's Centennial Celebrations. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will precede the talk at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Thursday, March 29
9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents “Ethical Issues in Patent Law,” featuring a keynote address by Paul Michel, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The daylong symposium explores ethical issues confronting patent law practitioners in a climate of widespread dissatisfaction with the patent system, as well as increasing pressure to implement major reforms to patent laws and practice. Four panels are scheduled to present, each focused on a different ethical dilemma. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the 12th annual Alessandro Crisafulli Lecture, "Changing Frames: Old French Literature and New French Studies in the Medieval Mediterranean," by Sharon Kinoshita from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Life Cycle Institute, Room 102. Reception to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

Friday, March 30
2:10 p.m., the graduate students of the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association sponsor "Hume's Naturalism and Its Discontents," by Barry Stroud of the University of California, Berkeley. Life Cycle Institute, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or go to

Saturday, March 31
9 a.m., the Latin Alliance in connection with the D.C. Latino Organization hosts the National Latino Symposium, bringing Latino students from across the United States to a daylong event of professional sessions, networking with their peers and a job fair. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Carmen Garcia at

10 a.m.-1p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations sponsors the CUA Family Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch. The family event is open to alumni, faculty and staff. The Easter Bunny will visit for photos. The egg hunt is open to children 12 and under. St. Vincent's Chapel Lawn. Admission is $10 per person, reservations required. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-5608.

1 p.m., the organ department of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital featuring the CUA's organ students. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact organ faculty member Edward Alan Moore at

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Thursday, March 29
4 p.m., women's lacrosse team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Friday, March 30
3:30 p.m., men's and women's tennis teams host Salisbury University. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

Saturday, March 31
11 a.m., men's and women's tennis teams host Goucher College. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

2 p.m., men's lacrosse team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, April 1
1 p.m., softball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Softball Field.

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Monday, April 2
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts “Complexity and Contradiction: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown,” a presentation about architects and husband-and-wife Venturi and Brown by their son, Jim Venturi. The event will include a preview of Jim Venturi’s documentary film, “Learning from Bob and Denise,” about his parents’ work. His talk 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 or 202-319-6185.

7 p.m., Associate Professor of Drama Gary Sloan performs his one-man show, "Haunted Prince: The Ghosts of Edwin Booth," as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Celebrations and the citywide Shakespeare in Washington Festival. The National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 202-275-0570. Additional performances will be April 9 and 16.

Tuesday, April 3
Noon, the School of Library and Information Science hosts the colloquium "A Question of Access — Evolving Policies and Practices," featuring Heather Joseph, executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

Thursday, April 5, to Monday, April 9
Easter Recess.

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Junior Visit Days
The undergraduate admissions office will host Junior Visit Days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April. Information sessions and campus tours, which high school juniors are specifically invited to attend, will be offered at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on these days. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at

Equal Opportunity/Diversity Seminar
The Office of Equal Opportunity sponsors an equal employment opportunity/diversity seminar on March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon addressing topics such as discrimination, sexual harassment and diversity, in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 205. For more information or to sign up to attend the seminar, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at or 202-319-6594. Additional seminars will be held at the same time and place on May 8 and July 17.

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