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Monday, Oct. 29
7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science holds a colloquium "Preserving Memories Through Holocaust Survivor Documents: The Esther Lurie Papers," by Cathey Dugan, graduate student in library science. Marist Hall, Information Commons 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

Monday, Oct. 29, to Tuesday, Oct. 30
9 a.m.-5 p.m., the School of Engineering's Center for Environment and Energy sponsor "International Workshop on Curbing the Global Warming by Carbon Sequestration," a workshop aimed at bringing together multinational experts from the United States, China and Africa on the global warming abatement by carbon sequestration. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Frank Pao at 202-319-6142 or

Tuesday, Oct. 30
4-6 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy and the Center for International Social Development, host a symposium titled "AIDS and Africa: U.S. Policy Responses," featuring presentations by Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. global AIDS coordinator, Department of State; J. Stephen Morrison, executive director, HIV/AIDS Task Force at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Edmund Tramont, associate director for special projects, National Institutes of Health. Rev. Raymond O'Brien, professor of law, will moderate the discussion. The Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. A reception will follow. For more information, e-mail or call 202-319-5159.

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents “The Crucial Alliance: The United Kingdom and the United States in 2007,” a lecture by Sir Patrick Cormack, British member of Parliament and London coordinator of CUA’s Westminster parliamentary internship program. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call the Office of the Dean at 202-319-5115 or e-mail

7 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services sponsors a showing of the film “Murder Ball” as part of Disability Awareness Month. Spellman Hall, 4-5 Lounge. For more information or to request accommodations including alternative formats, interpreters or transcribers, contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or

Thursday, Nov. 1
All Saints Day. See "Campus Ministry" section for Mass listings.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship and the Life Cycle Institute sponsor a mini-conference on "United States Energy Policy in a World of Rising Energy Demands and Constrained Supplies" with guest speakers Kenneth B. Medlock, III, Rice University; Shirley Neff, Columbia University and the Association of Oil Pipelines; Andrew J. Slaughter, Shell Exploration & Production Company; Adam E. Sieminski, Deutsche Bank AG; James Smith, Southern Methodist University; and James Sweeney, Stanford University. This conference will review findings of the United States National Petroleum Council and examine its proposed strategies. Aquinas Hall. Space is limited. Please R.s.v.p. to

Friday, Nov. 2
9 a.m.-3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Language Access Outreach Training: Reaching Multiple Language Communities," a workshop for librarians lead by District of Columbia Public Library staff. Marist Hall, Information Commons 132. The workshop is presented as part of the WebJunction Spanish outreach initiative, a project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit or contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at The workshop is free, but registration is required. R.s.v.p. to or call 202-727-2313 by Friday, Oct. 26.

12:15 p.m., University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. See "Campus Ministry" section. 

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Source and Quotation: Early Greek Philosophers in Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics," by Georg Wieland, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 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

Saturday, Nov. 3
10 a.m.-noon, Engraving & Printing Federal Credit Union sponsors a tailgate party before the Cardinal football team takes on Guilford College. The party will include free ice cream, popcorn and candy bars as well as information about the credit union and member benefits. For more information, call Bernice Thomas, branch manager, at 202-526-4528.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert of the CUA Orchestra including Mozart's Symphony No. 39, Ravel's "Sheherazade" featuring faculty soloist Melanie Sonnenberg and Sibelius' Symphony No. 3. The performance will be the first under the direction of recently appointed CUA conductor David Searle. The Great Hall at St. Paul’s Center, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or e-mail

Sunday, Nov. 4
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital by flutist Robert Dick, guest composer. Ward Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact

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Wednesday, Oct. 31
4 p.m., the field hockey team may host the Landmark Conference Tournament (based on standings). Go to for updates. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

6 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the Landmark Conference Tournament. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Noon, the football team hosts Guilford College. Senior Day, Hall of Fame Inductions. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

4 p.m., the field hockey team may host the Landmark Conference Tournament (based on standings). Go to for updates. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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 Campus Ministry

Little Sisters of the Poor Fall Ball
On Monday, Oct. 29, students will meet at the Campus Ministry office to walk to the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home on Harewood Road, N.E., to dance with the seniors there from 7 to 9 p.m. To participate, sign up at For more information, call 202-319-5575.

North Neighborhoods Fall Festival
Join your classmates on Oct. 29 on the lawn outside St. Vincent's chapel from 7 to 10 p.m. for free food, hot cider, pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, a corn husking contest, tug-of-war, horseshoes and much more. A movie will be shown on the lawn at 8 p.m. Donate $5 to St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home and receive a long-sleeve Fall Festival T-shirt. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

All Saints Day
Thursday, Nov. 1, is the Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. in the Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel, Columbus School of Law; 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel; and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel.

All Souls Day
University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will take place on Friday, Nov. 2, at 12:15 p.m. with a memorial Mass in Caldwell Chapel. Remembrance cards can be found online at For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Servi Advocatique
CUA's Nursing Spirituality Groups — Servi Advocatique — are forming for this semester. Meetings will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 5
5:15 p.m., the Center for Early Christianity presents "St. Ephrem the Syrian on Freedom of the Will," a seminar led by Mark Mourachian, a graduate student in the Center for Early Christianity. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Noon-2 p.m., the Division of Student Life and the Opus Prize Committee, in collaboration with CUA's academic departments, host a discussion event, “Witnesses to Human Dignity: A Conversation With the Opus Prize Finalists” featuring Brother Stan Goetschalckx, Father John Adams and Father Norberto Carcellar. Moderated by Dean James Zabora, the event will include a multimedia presentation about the finalists and a Q-and-A session. Free boxed lunches provided. Open to the entire CUA community. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5600 or go to

8 p.m., Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., university chaplain, celebrates Mass for Opus Prize finalists and students. Finalist Brother Stan Goetschalckx, F.C. will give a reflection. The House, Caldwell Hall. Reception will follow. For more information call 202-319-5600.

Thursday, Nov. 8
1 p.m., the Columbus School of Law and the Opus Prize Committee host "The Legal Challenges of Organizing the Homeless: A Philippine Success Story," a presentation by Opus Prize finalist Father Norberto Carcellar, C.M., and colleagues from the Philippines. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A reception will follow in the Keelty Atrium. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

CUA, in partnership with the Opus Prize Foundation, will honor an unsung humanitarian hero with the $1 million Opus Prize. Two other humanitarians will each receive $100,000 awards. A Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. St. Vincent's Chapel. Open to the entire CUA community. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

Friday, Nov. 9
The Office of Admissions hosts an Academic Event Day — Focus on Engineering, Focus on Music — for prospective students. For more information, go to or e-mail Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "Law and Society in the Middle Ages: A Conference in Honor of Uta-Renate Blumenthal," featuring talks by professors from across the country and around the world. For a listing of speakers and topics, go to Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Katherine Jansen at

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Untimely Meditations on the Need for Sacred Architecture," by Karsten Harries, professor from Yale University. This lecture is part of the "Spirituality and Architecture" fall lecture series and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at or 202-319-6185.

Sunday, Nov. 11
The Office of Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students. For more information, go to or e-mail Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

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Important Year-End Payroll and Human Resources Information
As the end of 2007 approaches, the Office of Payroll asks that all timesheets and leave reports be turned in by the due date. Note that no off-cycle checks will be disbursed for late timesheets, late hiring forms or retroactive pay. Timesheet deadlines for the rest of the year are: Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14 by noon. October leave reports are due Nov. 5, November leave reports are due Dec. 5. 

Documentation for any employment activity or salary action must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources, signed by the cognizant vice president, at least 14 days prior to the effective date to allow time for the departments in the approval cycle to complete their review and return the forms to human resources. If unanticipated situations arise that may make it impossible to meet the deadline, please contact human resources as soon as you become aware of the situation.

Have you moved this year? The offices of payroll and human resources want you to receive your 2007 Form W-2 in a timely manner. If your home address has changed and you have not submitted the change to human resources, please update your home address by filling out the top half of the Employee Data Form and sending it via campus mail to human resources in Leahy Hall, Room 170, or via fax at 202-319-5802. The form is available at No additional signatures other than the employee’s are required for an address change.

Furniture Available for Office Use
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events announces that it has a limited number of lounge armchairs available to any CUA department or office. Interested parties should contact Brian Mount, associate director for operations, at 202-319-6327 or No CUA furniture or equipment may be acquired for personal purchase or use.

Feedback on Document Management/Storage Needs
The Office of Purchasing asks that offices and departments provide feedback on their document management/storage needs. If an office is interested in a service, e-mail Norman Brown, director of procurement services, at or call 202-319-5045.

Be Inspired: Opus Prize Videos
Two videos highlighting the Opus Prize are available online at The videos were created by Dustin White, remote education technology coordinator. For more information about the prize, go to

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