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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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 7
3 to 5 p.m., the Office of the President and the Life Cycle Institute co-sponsor several discussions of "The Future of Catholic Peacebuilding." Discussions include:
"Catholic Peacebuilding and Integral Human Development: Tensions and Insight from Practice"
"What Kind of Peace Do We Seek? Emerging Norms in Peacebuilding Institutions"  
"Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Interfaith Dialogue and Catholic Spirituality" and
"Peacebuilding in Africa."
Aquinas Auditorium. For more information, contact Maryann Cusimano Love at 202-319-5128.

5:15 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "Tocqueville and Democracy in America and France, 1607-2007," a colloquium led by James Kloppenberg, professor, Harvard University. Jerry Muller, professor, history, will be the commentator. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

Tuesday, April 8
7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Roland Murphy Lecture, ““First Peter 3:18-22: Descent or Ascent?” by Paul J. Achtemeier, past president of both the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the Society of Biblical Literature. Caldwell Hall, Happell Room. For more information, contact 202-319-5683.

Thursday, April 10
5 p.m., the Cardinal Students Association and Resident Ministries presents the lecture "Catholic Social Teaching: How the Left and Right Got it Wrong" by Dale Ahlquist, president, American Chesterton Society. For more information, contact Catie Picou at

Friday, April 11
The Office of Admissions hosts Odyssey Day for admitted undergraduate students. For more information, e-mail Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

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Sleep Program
The Office of Student Health Services and The Providence Hospital Sleep Disorders Institute are offering an informal, interactive program on the benefits of a good night’s sleep and  tips on how you can get one. The program takes place Monday, March 31, 6:30 p.m., at the Edward J.Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Homemade cookies, ice-chilled milk and free "Please Do Not Disturb Sleeping Person Inside" door signs will be available. Contact Student Health Services at 202-319-5744 for more information.

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.

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 of 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 offering or speaking about 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.

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