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Wednesday, Nov. 28
2 and 8 p.m., the Green Club sponsors viewings of the film "Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America." The film will be shown at 2 p.m. for staff and faculty in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323, and at 8 p.m. for students in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 322C. For more information, e-mail

4:30 p.m., the  Department of Mathematics presents “Real Algebraic Geometry and Normed Linear Spaces in the Theory of Learning,” a talk by Lee Jones, professor, University of Massachusetts. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, call 202-319-5221 or e-mail

5:15 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "The Three Faces of Humphrey Gilbert: D.B. Quinn and the Continuing Search for Colonies, Conquest and Empire," a colloquium led by Patrick Griffin, professor, University of Virginia. Owen Stanwood, assistant professor, history, will be the commentator. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

7 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning sponsors a meeting of the Catholic Co-housing Study Group, which is exploring how to design and live in a small co-housing community with an emphasis on Catholic spirituality. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Thomas Locroft Room, second floor. For more information, contact Tim Ehlen at

7-9 p.m., Open Mic Night. See Announcements.

Thursday, Nov. 29
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents Aniedi Okure, Florencio Riguera and Eric Williams, doctoral candidates in the Department of Sociology, as they present summaries of their dissertation research. This presentation is part of the Life Cycle Institute's Brown Bag Lunch Series. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures sponsor "Isaac and Esau in the Classroom: Towards a Comparative Study of East-Syrian Schools and Rabbinic Academies," a lecture by Adam H. Becker, assistant professor of classics, New York University. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, call M.J. Blanchard at 202-319-5084 or e-mail

Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at the bookstore. See Announcements.

Friday, Nov. 30
10:10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures present a seminar on The School of Nisibis and the Development of Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia, the book published last year by Adam H. Becker, assistant professor of classics, New York University. Mullen Library, Room 036. For more information, call M.J. Blanchard at 202-319-5084 or e-mail

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Primal Truth, Errant Tradition and Crisis: The Pre-Socratics in Late Modernity," by Richard Velkley, Tulane University. This lecture is part of the "Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy" lecture series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean at 202-319-5259 or e-mail

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a composition program recital of new music. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Saturday, Dec. 1
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA’s Women’s Chorus. St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, call 202-841-5414.

Sunday, Dec. 2
4 p.m., CUA’s Town and Gown Singers present a Musique de Noël concert. The program will include the performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, Hector Berlioz's The Shepherd's Farewell and traditional carols for Advent and Christmas. Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

Advent Confessions
Advent confessions in the residence halls commence the week of Nov. 26. They will begin at 8 p.m. (unless noted) on the following nights:

  • Monday, Nov. 26 — Engelhard, Father Bob; Walton, Rev. Brad Heckathorne; Reardon, Rev. Damian Ference; Unanue, Rev. Anthony Pilegi; Regan, Rev. Andrew Santamauro
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27 — Conaty, Father Bob; Millennium South, Father Brad; Ryan, Father Andrew
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 — Seton and Caldwell, Caldwell Chapel, after adoration, 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 29 — Trailer 23, Father Bob; Gibbons, Father Brad
  • Monday, Dec. 3 — Millennium North, Father Brad; Spellman, Father Bob
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 — Flather, Father Andrew

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Mission Latin America Info Sessions
Were you inspired by ministries honored by the Opus Prize? If you have interest in participating in a CUA mission trip, consider applying to Mission Latin America. Groups of students will be going to Belize and Honduras during the last two weeks of May. The mission trips will be spiritually based, involving daily reflections and service. The teams will be serving community needs, which might include helping in schools, building a church or spending time with the elderly. A mission trip is a spiritual, mental and financial commitment. For more information, attend an info session in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. Applications for the trips are due Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Advent Calendars for Sale
Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Advent Committee will be selling Advent calendars in the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner.  Buy chocolate-filled Advent calendars for $3 and simple Advent calendars for $1.  All proceeds will benefit Northwest Center for needy pregnant women and mothers.  

Prepare for Christ’s Coming with Advent Adoration
The university community is invited to participate in Advent Adoration, a yearly tradition on campus. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed daily following the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel, beginning on Monday, Dec. 3, and lasting through Friday, Dec. 14. Campus Ministry needs people to commit to praying before the Blessed Sacrament for hour-long time slots. Sign up in Campus Ministry or after Campus Ministry Masses. 

CUA Giving Tree
Help children in the Brookland community have a wonderful Christmas. View the wish list at or pick an ornament on a Christmas Tree in the Pryzbyla Center and buy the gift indicated. All gifts can be brought to the Pryzbyla Center on Friday, Dec. 7.

Student Minister Info Sessions for 2008-09
Information sessions for students interested in applying to be a student minister during the next academic year will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the House at 9 p.m. after the House Mass; Wednesday Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Cellar; and on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. in the House. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Saturday, Dec. 1
3 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts The College of New Jersey. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec. 7
Last day of Classes.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "From Myth to Reason," by Charles Kahn, University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is part of the "Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy" lecture series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean at 202-319-5259 or e-mail

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the 19th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity. This year's concert will benefit Providence Hospital's Perry Family Health Center. Upper Church of the National Shrine. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Dec. 9
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Chamber Choir presents its Christmas concert as part of the "CUA in the City" series. Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, will conduct. St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill, 313 Second St., S.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Light the Season: CUA’s Annual Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting
Join your colleagues and friends on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center for CUA’s annual Christmas tree lighting. The celebration will include refreshments, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Special CUA Christmas ornaments will be distributed. There will also be Christmas home movies. Interested in being a part of the CUA family home movie? To e-mail a Christmas photo submission (by noon on Monday, Dec. 3) or for more information, contact Emilie Wittenberg at

Photos of November Events Posted at Online Gallery
Photos are now available online of recent CUA events, including a dinner honoring former University Honors Program Director Ingrid Merkel, a trip to St. Anthony School by a CUA delegation led by Provost James Brennan and the Opus Prize activities of Nov. 6-8. To view the photos, go to CUA’s online photo galleries at

Letterpress Exhibit on Display in the May Gallery
Rare Books and Special Collections and the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association sponsor an exhibition of locally produced letterpress printing. The exhibition, on display through the end of the semester, is taking place in the May Gallery of the Mullen Library and illustrates the ongoing vitality of the craft of letterpress printing and the creative diversity of its practitioners. For more information, call 202-319-5090 or e-mail

Open Mic Night
The Office of the Dean of Students sponsors Open Mic Night on the last Wednesday each month in Starbucks. The next Open Mic Night will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. To sign up to perform, send an e-mail to, stating what you would like to perform. Performances should last no more than 10 minutes. For more information, e-mail the address above, call the dean of students office at 202-319-5631 or visit

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Savings at the Bookstore

The CUA Bookstore presents its annual CUA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30. The bookstore is extending a 20 percent discount to all faculty and staff members on general books, supplies and CUA emblematic clothing and gifts during store hours. Holiday refreshments will be served. CUA faculty authors will be on hand during the lunch hour to sign and discuss their publications. During this event the bookstore will launch its first children's holiday book drive, co-sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Spring Housing Internship Program
A pilot program, called Spring Housing Intern Program (SHIP), is being introduced for the spring 2008 semester. During the semester, individuals who are at least 18 years old and are participating in educational internships in the greater Washington, D.C., area will have the option to live in vacant rooms in campus residence halls. These individuals will be given the opportunity to experience campus life at CUA while engaging in a meaningful, educational experience at an organization, government office or other location in Washington, D.C. The development of this program is a collaborative effort between the offices of conferences and event planning, residence life and housing services. For more information, visit

T-Shirts for Tanzania
Associate Professor of Education Thomas Long continues to collect T-shirts for refugee children in Tanzania. This project, which began in August, will continue through the end of this calendar year. He is also accepting athletic equipment. Call Long at 202-319-5809 to have new or gently used items picked up and forwarded to the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania, or drop them off at O’Boyle Hall, Room 222.

Year-End Power Outages
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that, while complying with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures, it has made every effort to schedule the university's annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on daily operations. The schedule below was developed after careful review of the university calendars and the electrical needs for the construction of Opus Hall. Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Monday, Nov. 26, 6-9 a.m., Aquinas, Marist, Marist Annex
  • Tuesday Dec. 17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Village
  • Tuesday Dec. 17, at 7 a.m., to Thursday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m., Feeder #10, Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's and the Health and Fitness Center. Note: Feeder will be down in order to splice cables for Opus Hall.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Aquinas, Marist and Marist Annex
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #20, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort-Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers
    7-10 a.m. only, Feeder #40, Pryzbyla Center, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman
  • Thursday, Dec. 27, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #30, Power Plant second floor, Crough, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco, McCarthy, Feeder #50, Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke
  • Friday, Dec. 28, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Aquinas, Marist, Marist Annex, Law School, Pryzbyla Center and Opus Hall construction site
  • Monday Dec. 31, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #40, Pryzbyla Center, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman

For more information, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

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