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Wednesday, March 26
5:15 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "Practicing History, Conceptualizing Historiography," a colloquium led by Gabrielle Spiegel, professor, Johns Hopkins University. Katherine Jansen, associate professor, history, will be the commentator. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

7 p.m., the Center for Irish Studies is sponsoring "What Ever Happened to Baby Tuckoo? James Joyce in the Wake of Theory," a lecture by Bruce Stewart, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Christina Mahony at

Thursday, March 27, through Sunday, March 30
CUA’s Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture presents an international symposium titled “A Common Morality for the Global Age: In Gratitude for What We Are Given,” with a keynote address, “The Luminousness of Being and the Light of Moral Insight,” presented via video by Cardinal Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, Italy. Organized in response to the personal appeal of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI, this symposium seeks to elicit ideas and concepts for the renewal of a global culture that can sustain the moral insight necessary for addressing our world’s pressing problems. Leading thinkers from philosophy, theology, ethics and politics will gather for several days of plenary addresses, discussion and common reflection centered on this question. Columbus School of Law. Seats for the symposium are filling up quickly. Preregistration is strongly advised for those who would still like to reserve a seat for the symposium. To preregister, click on For more information on the symposium, visit

Friday, March 28
3 p.m.,  the Center for Irish Studies will be hosting the seminar, "The Metaphysics of Contemporary Irish Poetry," by Bruce Stewart, University of Ulster. Aquinas Hall, Room 201. To register and for more information, contact Christina Mahony at

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 Campus Ministry

Easter on Campus
Students staying on campus for Easter can assist with music, liturgical ministries or preparing the chapel. Contact Jessica DePrizio in Campus Ministry at to find out the many ways to help.

Triduum began Thursday, March 20. If you are staying on campus or in the area for Easter break, please join us. The schedule is as follows: 

Holy Saturday, March 22
Easter Vigil
8 p.m.

All services are in St. Vincent’s Chapel. 

Also, there will be no university Masses on Easter Sunday.  If you are on campus, join us for the Easter Vigil, Saturday night.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 31
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents the lecture, "Social, Emotional, Mental and Motor Development in Infants Exposed to Alcohol in Utero," by Carole Brown, research associate, education. Maloney Hall, Room 302b. For more information, contact the Life Cycle Institute at 202-319-5999.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Early Christianity presents "Divination as a Profession in the Roman Empire," a seminar led by William E. Klingshirn, professor, 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 "Tir Saile and the Spirit of Place: Emerging Land Sculpture and Architecture in the Landscapes of Mayo," by Travis Price, adjunct professor, and Peter Hynes, architect, County Mayo Council, 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. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectual Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at or 202-319-6188.

Tuesday, April 1
5 p.m., the Department of Greek and Latin presents the lecture, “The Dynamics of Comparison: a Comparative Study of the Use of Sayings in Works of Ancient Egyptian and Greek Literature,” by Nikolas Lazardis. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery.

5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA is holding the Monsignor John A. Ryan Discussion Series. The first discussion is  "Christian Pacifism and the Just War Theory in the Nuclear Age," with William A. Barbieri, professor, theology and religious studies and director of CUA's Peace and Justice Studies program. Aquinas Hall, Refreshments, including fair trade coffees, teas and homemade pie, will be provided. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at

Wednesday, April 2
4:30 to 6:20 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents the lecture, "Bourbaki: An Epiphenomenon in the History of Mathematics,” by Jean-Paul Pier, professor emeritus, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, phone 202-319-5221 or e-mail

Thursday, April 3
4 p.m., the School of Canon Law hosts "How Should Church and State Interact: A Catholic Approach," the Fifth Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture, by Archibishop Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of Dijon, France. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, go to

Friday, April 4
2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present "Freedom and Forms of Life in Hegel's Thought," by Terry Pinkard, professor of philosophy, Georgetown University. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or go to

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Cardinal Visit Days
The Office of Admissions will host Cardinal Visit Days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April. Information sessions and campus tours geared specifically for high school sophomores and juniors will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29 and 30. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or visit

Career Services
The Office of Career Services encourages all supervisors of student employees to post their summer job opportunities as soon as possible on Cardinal Connection. For more information, contact Amanda Jones at or 202-319-5623.

Construction Behind Centennial Village
Rubio Construction has begun road maintenance improvements behind Centennial Village. During this time, the road will remain open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will coordinate road closures with the Department of Public Safety when and if they are necessary. Direct concerns to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or e-mail

Dining Hours During Easter Break
The Office of Dining Services will observe the following schedule during Easter Break:

Food Court:              
March 22 to March 24 CLOSED

March 22 to March 23 CLOSED
March 24, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

The Loft C-Store:       
March 22 to March 23 CLOSED
March 24, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Student Restaurant:  
March 22 to March 23 CLOSED
March 24, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Law School Café:       
March 22 to March 24 CLOSED

Leahy Coffee Kiosk:  
March 22 to March 24 CLOSED

Regular hours resume March 25. For more information, please contact Dining Services at

Honors Program Dinner
The Office of Admissions and the University Honors Program will host the annual Honors Evening and Dinner Thursday, April 10. The dinner is for prospective students invited into the Honors program and takes place in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or Christopher Kaczor at

Odyssey Day
The Office of Admissions will host Odyssey Day for admitted undergraduate students and their guests Friday, April 11. The day allows admitted students to experience first-hand the academic and student life offered at the university. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or visit to view a schedule of events.

Off-Campus Housing Fair
Housing Services will host the Off-Campus Housing Fair on Monday, April 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Great Room at the Pryzbyla Center. Representatives from local apartment complexes will be present to advertise their housing options for students and members of the CUA community. Other off-campus housing vendors/community agencies will also be present representing renter’s insurance, furniture rentals, utilities, Metro safety, tenant rights and other concerns faced by renters, especially those living off-campus for the first time. For more information, visit the Off-Campus Housing Fair page of the Housing Services Web site at or contact Housing Services at or 202-319-5615.

Spring Job Fair
Are you looking for an internship, part-time job, summer job or full-time position? Come to the Spring Job Fair for further information on:

• Internships and part-time jobs for Fall semester 2008
• Professional, full-time permanent opportunities for May 2008 graduates
• Summer jobs/internship opportunities for students at all levels

The fair takes place Thursday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. Organizations scheduled to attend include AFLAC, Ameriprise Financial, Chemonics International, Department of Homeland Security, DMG Securities, First Command Financial Planning, Peace Corps, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, the National Journalism Center and Visions in Action. Check the Office of Career Services Web site for a full list of employers at For more information, contact Career Services at 202-319-5623 or e-mail

Student Administration and Human Resource System Update
The Office of Information Systems and Services continues to upgrade its PeopleSoft student administration and human resource system. This yearlong initiative will be completed in August when the new version will become available to all campus users. To learn more about our PeopleSoft systems and the upgrade itself go to: Check back periodically as progress reports will be posted to the Web site.  If you have any questions or comments about this upgrade send an e-mail to

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