Monday, March 31
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the lecture “The Iagoization of Otello: Verdi's Musical Translation of Shakespeare's Language," by musicologist Jeffrey Kurtzman, Washington University in St. Louis. Ward Hall, Room 211. Kurtzman will present a second lecture at 1:30 p.m.,"The 1597 Coronation of the Dogaressa Morosina Morosini Grimani as Venetian Gesamtkunstwerk," at the same location. For additional information, contact Grayson Wagstaff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 professor, education. Maloney Hall, Room 302b. For more information, contact the Life Cycle Institute at 202-319-5999.
5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the 13th Annual Alessandro Crisafulli Lecture, “Cultural Transfer in the Norse World — or — What it Takes to Win a Bride,” by Marianne Kaline, professor, University of Illinois. For more information, contact 202-319-5240.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-319-6188.
Tuesday, April 1
4:30 p.m., the Department of Politics and the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents a lecture on "Italy and the Construction of Europe as a Cultural Project," by Alberto Schepisi, ambassador, Italy. The lecture is part of the Edmund D. Pelligrino Series of Lectures on Contemporary Italy. Gibbons Hall, B-12. For more information, contact the politics department at 202-319-5128.
5 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the lecture, “U.S. Policy Towards Burma,” by Scot Marciel, deputy assistant secretary of state for Southeast Asia. Law school, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact the law school at 202-319-5140.
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 classics scholar Nikolaos Lazardis. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery.
5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA presents the first discussion in the Monsignor John A. Ryan Discussion Series, "Christian Pacifism and the Just War Theory in the Nuclear Age," with William A. Barbieri, associate professor, theology and religious studies, and director of CUA's Peace and Justice Studies program. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. Refreshments, including fair trade coffees, teas and homemade pie, will be provided. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at 79Nordengren@cua.edu.
Wednesday, April 2
4 to 6 p.m., the Columbus School of Law hosts an informational fair, "The Digital Television Transition and Me: What Do I Need to Know?" sponsored by the Communications Law Students Association and the Communications Law Institute. The fair includes an overview of the digital television transition (set to take place Feb. 17, 2009), the role of government and private industry, and what action the public needs to take to adjust to the new technology. Law school, 2nd floor atrium. For more information, contact Susan Goldhar and Evan Morris at CUACLSA@gmail.com.
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, call 202-319-5221 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, April 3
4 p.m., the School of Canon Law hosts "Enduring Parishes, Emerging Ministries," the fifth annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture, by Rev. James A. Coriden, professor, Washington Theological Union. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, go to http://canonlaw.cua.edu/events/Provost%20Lectures%202.cfm.
Friday, April 4
2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present the lecture "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 http://philosophy.cua.edu.