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Monday, Feb. 4
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Latin American Center for the Graduate Study of Music present "The Segovia Manuscript and the Education of Prince Juan," by Kenneth R. Kreitner, professor of music, The University of Memphis.  Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Dialogue vs. Manifesto: Eileen Gray vs. Le Corbusier," by Caroline Constant, professor of architecture, University of Michigan. This lecture is part of the "Exploration of Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage" spring 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 5
5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the Third Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture, "Gadda's Cartographies of Facist Rome," by Ellen Nerenberg, associate professor of Italian, Wesleyan University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. Reception to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents a colloquium "Change, Connect, Converge," with Ellen Tise, president-elect of the International Federation of Library Assocations and Institutions. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Ash Wednesday. Campus Masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel; 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Columbus School of Law, Chapel; and 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thursday, Feb. 7
12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Trans-nationalism and Peace: Evidence from Latin America," by Enrique Pumar, associate professor, sociology. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

2 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion presents "The Challenges of Jerusalem: Geneva, Annapolis and Beyond," by Menachem Klein, senior lecturer of political science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and Daniel Levy, senior fellow and director of the Middle East Policy Initiative of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. This discussion is part of the Middle East Religious Dialogue Program. Law School, Slowinski Courtroom. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, e-mail Constantia Dedoulis at

4-6 p.m., the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, the Rumi Forum and the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue present " 'A Word in Common Between Us and You': G
etting Our Categories Right in the Theological Encounter," by Rev. Daniel Madigan, S.J., director of the Institute for the Study of Religions at Gregorian University, Rome, and visiting professor at Georgetown University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Charles B. Jones at 202-319-6882 or

Sunday, Feb. 10
5 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's CUA Orchestra presents a lecture and recital performance. Graduate student Shawn Burke-Storer will give a lecture on French composer Claude Debussy and a recital perfomance of Debussy's "Prelude a L'Apres-Midi D'un Faune." David Searle, conductor of the CUA Orchestra, will conclude the evening conducting Brahm's "Symphony No. 1." Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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 Campus Ministry

Mardi Gras Little Sisters of the Poor Dance
On Monday, Feb. 4, join Campus Ministry for a visit to Little Sisters of the Poor to dance with senior residents from 7 to 9 p.m. Meet at the Campus Ministry office at 6:45 p.m. Students can sign-up at

Days of Fast and Abstinence
Catholics are reminded that Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence as is Good Friday. All Fridays during Lent are also days of abstinence, during which Catholics should abstain from eating meat. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio at

Praise and Worship
Praise and Worship Adoration is canceled for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Lenten Adoration
The university community is invited to participate in Lenten Adoration, a yearly tradition on campus. Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 7, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed daily following the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel. Adoration will take place on Mondays until 6 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross; Tuesdays until 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays until 10 p.m.; and Fridays until 5 p.m. through the season of Lent. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Senior Retreat – “Falling Into Grace: Catholic after Catholic”
The Senior Retreat will take place Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Feb. 10. Spend a fun, peaceful and reflective weekend with your classmates before graduation. The cost is $40; scholarships are available. For more information or to request special assistance, e-mail Emily Wallace at Sign up at

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 11
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Wagner's Beethovenian Epiphany: the Impact of the Ninth on Wagner's Approach to Composition," by Christopher Reynolds, professor of music, University of California, Davis. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Early Christianity presents "Ambrose of Milan: a Reassessment," a seminar led by Sister Maria Kiely, a graduate student in the Department of Greek and Latin. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Architecture and the Celtic Tiger — the work of McCullough Mulvin Architects," by the McCullough Mulvin Architects of Dublin, Ireland. This lecture is part of the "Exploration of Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage" spring lecture series and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at or 202-319-6188.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
4 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Who Wanted What and Why at the Second Vatican Council? Toward a General Theory of Religious Change," by Melissa Wilde, assistant professor of sociology, University of Pennsylvania. Nursing-Biology Building, Gowan Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the colloquium "Conversations, Participation and Libraries," by R. David Lankes, director of the Information Institute of Syracuse and associate professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies; and Carrie Lowe, Internet policy specialist, American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

Thursday, Feb. 14
Noon-2 p.m., the Cardinal Student Association and Office of Undergraduate Studies co-sponsor the 2008 Futures Fair. See Announcements.

Saturday, Feb. 16
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Chamber Choir presents "Hope in the Resurrection," a free concert of sacred music featuring Benjamin Britten's "Festival Te Deum," and works by Gibbons, Victora, Mendelssohn and other masters of sacred choral literature. The concert will be conducted by doctoral student David Mathers. Doctoral student William Atwood and graduate student Jonathon Laird will play the chapel's Schudi tracker organ. St. Vincent's Chapel. Early seating is recommended. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414.

Thursday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 17
The Department of Drama presents the play A Perfect Ganesh, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Matt Ripa, an M.F.A. directing candidate. Performances will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, faculty and staff; and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-5358.

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RecycleMania at CUA
RecycleMania is a competition among college recycling programs that provides a campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction over a 10-week period. The competition began in January and will run through April 5. To take part, place all paper, cardboard and plastics in the blue recycle bins located throughout campus. For more information on how to actively help with RecycleMania, e-mail For more information on RecycleMania, visit

Apply to Be Part of Orientation 2008
The Office of the Dean of Students invites students to apply to serve as orientation advisers for the incoming class of 2012.The purpose of the orientation program is to welcome and introduce new students and their families to academic, communal, spiritual and social life at CUA. The orientation advisers assist in the orientation process and provide personalized attention to new students throughout orientation. Students interested in volunteering can find applications online at Applications are due by noon on Friday, Feb. 15, to the Office of the Dean of Students, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 353. For more information, e-mail Beth Palmisano at

2008 Futures Fair
The Cardinal Student Association and the Office of Undergraduate Studies co-sponsor the 2008 Futures Fair on Thursday, Feb. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. Undergraduates can attend to learn more about majors and minors, study abroad and internship opportunities, career paths and professional organizations and summer sessions. Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Katie Gamelin at 202-319-5017 or

Transfer Visit Days
The Office of Admissions will be hosting Transfer Visit Days on Wednesdays in March. The visits will include a noon lunch and 1 p.m. information session and campus tour. For more information, contact Michael Cummings at 202-319-5305.

Visited the Photo Gallery Lately?
Visit to view photos from the March for Life on Tuesday, Jan. 22; Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21; and the Advent/Christmas Mass and university Christmas celebration, both held on Thursday, Dec. 20.

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to join a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this semester. The program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. Meetings will be held at noon each Wednesday in Leahy Hall, Room 100, starting Feb. 6. The first meeting of the session was held Friday, Feb. 1, but Weight Watchers can accept participants at any meeting during the semester with payment for the remaining weeks at $14 per week. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

Room Selection 2008
In order to participate in Room Selection 2008, intent forms and the $500 prepayment are due to the Office of Housing Services in Cardinal Hall, Room 160, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Prepayments can be made online using CardinalPay via eCheck or credit card (a convenience fee applies for credit card transactions), at the cashier’s office in Leahy Hall with cash, or in housing services via personal checks or Cardinal Card.

Eligible participants include current undergraduate and graduate students who reside on campus, undergraduates studying abroad during the 2008 spring semester and rising seniors who participated in room selection last year but were not able to select a space during the lottery process. More information is available on the housing services Web site,, or by contacting housing services at or 202-319-5615.

Faculty and Staff Family Appreciation Day
Provost James Brennan, members of the Athletics staff and student athletes invite faculty and staff to Family Appreciation Day, occuring between the women’s and men’s basketball games against Moravian College on Sunday, Feb. 17. The women’s game is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the men’s game at 4 p.m.  The reception will take place in the time between the games, beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. The reception will include food and beverages in the Hall of Fame area on the second floor of the Raymond A. DuFour Center. Please R.s.v.p. with the number in your party on or before Wednesday, Feb. 13, to

Read-Across-America Day
The Office of Alumni Relations invites alumni, students, faculty and staff to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Monday, March 3, by reading to students at St. Anthony's School, at 12th and Monroe streets in Brookland, between 8:30 a.m. and noon. For more information or to register, call 202-319-5608.

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