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Monday, Nov. 23
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Studying New Infectious Agents: The Strange Diversity of Diarrhea-Causing E.coli" by James Nataro, professor of pediatrics, medicine, microbiology and immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents a lecture by Milton Curry, associate professor in the Program in Real Estate and the Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell University. This will be the third presentation in the 2009 Fall Architecture Lecture Series, "Race, Identity and Architecture." Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Nov. 24
3 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management sponsors an event planning seminar on service providers. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or

Wednesday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Nov. 29
Thanksgiving recess. University closed.

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 Campus Ministry

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Bob and His Mom
Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., university chaplain, and his mother invite CUA students to join them for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26, in Curley Hall. Those planning to attend should sign up at

Advent Committee
The Advent Committee will hold its final meeting Monday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Bring $2 for pizza. The group will head to St. Vincent’s Chapel after dinner to decorate for the Season of Advent. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Advent Calendars
Advent Calendars will be on sale in the Pryzbyla Center on Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, and the week of Nov. 30, during the lunch and dinner hours. Chocolate calendars are $3 and non-chocolate calendars ar $2. For more information, call 202-319-6972.

Summer Latin America Mission Trips
Those interested in the summer mission trips to Belize and Costa Rica that begin shortly after graduation and return to campus the first week in June should fill out an application. Applications are due no later than 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, and can be found at

Advent Residence Hall Confessions
Confessions will be held in the residence halls beginning Tuesday, Dec 1. Visit for the schedule.

The House Christmas Party
The House sponsors an ugly sweater Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 11. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Tuesday, Nov. 23
7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Haverford College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Dec. 1
5:30 to 8 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents an open house for courses in Spanish for Health Care. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Jennifer Maxwell at or 202-319-5057.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
10 a.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management offers a seminar to review the online scheduling process at Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or

12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Female Leaders in Historically Male Settings: A Research Project on Women in Leadership in Theological Education" by Barbara Brown Zikmund, project director, Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag series. Maloney Hall, Room 302. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5962 or 202-319-5999.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Personality Styles and Why They Matter" by John Parkhurst, psychology lecturer, as part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, go to

5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History, Oliveira Lima Library and Graduate Student Association present the History Department Colloquia Series, "Exemplary Lives: Muhammad and Christ in the Italian Renaissance" by Margaret Meserve, Carl E. Koch Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Przybyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or

Thursday, Dec. 3
4:30 p.m., the the School of Theology and Religious Studies will present the Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies to Rev. Jared Wicks, S.J., professor of theology and former academic dean of the faculty of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

5 to 6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents "The Future of Consumer Finance Regulation" by Ralph J. Rohner and Heidi Mandanis Schooner, professors of law. National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at

5:10 p.m., the Center of Medieval and Byzantine Studies sponsors a Gala Book Party to celebrate its 40th anniversary. More than 15 faculty from the program will talk about their recently published books. The CUA Bookstore and CUA Press will have copies for sale. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Friday, Dec. 4
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "Aquinas on Creation: A Philosophical or Theological Issue?" by Monsignor John Wippel, Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy. This is the final lecture of the Fall 2009 Lecture Series, "The Issue of Truth — In Honor of Robert Sokolowski." Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259, e-mail or visit

5 p.m. the university community is invited to “Light the Season” at CUA’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The celebration will include refreshments, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Pryzbyla Center, Third-Floor Atrium (across from Starbucks). For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003.

7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the combined CUA Orchestra and University Chorus. A collection will be taken to benefit the Consortium of Catholic Academies. Basilica, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-526-8300.

Saturday, Dec. 5
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an information session and tour for prospective students. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at, or visit

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Dec. 6
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Women's Chorus winter concert. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Presidential Survey
The Presidential Search Committee is seeking input from all members of the university community on short- and long-term goals for CUA and the qualities and attributes most desirable in the next president.

In order to gather opinions, an e-survey has been developed and can be accessed by clicking This survey is easy to use and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Dining Hours of Operation: Nov. 24 to 29
Dining Services will operate as follows:

Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Tuesday, Nov. 24: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, to Saturday, Nov. 28: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29: 4 p.m. to midnight

Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor
Tuesday, Nov. 24: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Nov. 29: Closed

Starbucks, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd Floor
Tuesday, Nov. 24: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, to Saturday, Nov. 28: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29: 4 to 11 p.m.

The Loft C-Store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st Floor
Tuesday, Nov. 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Nov. 28: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29: 4 p.m. to midnight

Normal Business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. For more information, e-mail

Law Library and Café Hours
The Law School Café and Law Library will be open as follows from Wednesday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Nov. 29:

Law Library
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed
Friday, Nov. 27: 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28: 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29: 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Law School Café
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed
Friday, Nov. 27: Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 202-319-6777.

Pryzbyla Center Thanksgiving Hours
The Pryzbyla Center will operate as follows for the week that includes Thanksgiving:

  • Monday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 28, closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 29, from noon to midnight

Normal operating hours resume Monday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit http://pryzbyla.cua,edu or call 202-319-5200.

ATM Change — Pryzbyla Center
During the week of Jan. 4, the Wachovia ATM located in the Pryzbyla Center adjacent to the Information Desk will be removed and replaced with a SunTrust ATM. For more information, contact Renell Lewis, director of treasury services, at 202-319-6445.

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 For Your Benefit

On-Demand Workshops
The Carebridge Corporation and the Office of Human Resources have partnered to provide faculty and staff with free multimedia presentations on the topics of "Stress Management and Healthy Habits for the Holidays" and "Personal Money Management." To view these presentations, go to Enter access code HSBH4, and follow the directions to log in. A user name and password will need to be created. Presentations will be available for viewing until February 2010. For more information, call 202-319-4177.

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