Monday, Nov. 30
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "The genes that were missed: an expanding universe of small RNAs and small proteins" by Gisela Stroz, senior investigator and deputy director, Cell Biology and Metabolism Program, National Institute of Child Heath and Development. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or email@example.com.
3 to 5 p.m., reception for Craig Parker. See Announcements.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 3
9:30 to 10:50 a.m., Assistant Professor of English Todd Lidh's undergraduate Shakespeare class will be performing "As You Like It" and "The Taming of the Shrew." Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lidh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Jennifer Maxwell at email@example.com 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 http://events.cua.edu. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.
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 Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Przybyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or email@example.com.
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 St., N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Writing Center and John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library are offering term-paper clinics to help students with end-of-semester writing projects. Writing Center consultants and research librarians will be available to assist students on a first-come-first-served basis. Mullen Library, Meric Lab. For more information, visit http://english.cua.edu/res/docs/Due-date-approaching3.pdf.
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 email@example.com or visit http://philosophy.cua.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/tours/html.
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
2 to 6 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a trip to Arundel Mills outlet mall. The group will leave from the 2nd floor Pryzbyla Lobby. To register, visit the "D.C. Excursions" area of http://activities.cua.edu.
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.
7 p.m., Theological College presents Lessons and Carols. Theological Chapel. For more information, call 202-756-4900.