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Monday, April 19
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "The long and the short of it: the causes and consequences of repeat expansion in the fragile X-related disorders" by Karen Usdin, senior investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or

2 to 5:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Department of Sociology and Office of Graduate Studies present "The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region," a conference featuring Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director, Pew Hispanic Center; Carol J. De Vita, senior research associate, Urban Institute; Julie Park, assistant professor of sociology and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland; Maria-Amelia Viteri, visiting assistant professor of anthropology; Marie D. Price, professor of geography and international affairs, George Washington University; Sandra Barrueco, assistant professor of psychology; John A. Kromkowski, associate professor of politics; and Enrique S. Pumar, associate professor of sociology. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. For more information about the conference and registration, contact Pumar at 202-319-5445 or

Tuesday, April 20
5 to 7:30 p.m., the Writing Center and the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library host an end-of-term Paper Clinic. Students can receive help outlining and revising papers, writing thesis statements, conducting research and more. Mullen Library. For more information, e-mail

5:30 p.m., Student Leadership Recognition Celebration. See Announcements.

7 to 9 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts the 20th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture, "Scholarship, Cultural Memory and Libraries in the 21st Century," by Clifford A. Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow. There is no charge to attend, but donations (in the form of checks) will be accepted at the lecture for the Elizabeth W. Stone Scholarship Fund. For more information or to R.s.v.p. for the event, contact Robin Foltz at

7 p.m., Dining Services and the Green Club invite students to plant herbs in containers as part of the Green Club's Earth Day activities. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Food Court. For more information, contact Maggie Comstock, president of the Green Club, at

Wednesday, April 21
8 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Nursing presents "Trauma-Informed Care," part of the Instilling Hope Conference Series. Speakers will include Tonier Cain, a consumer advocate who has spoken nationally on trauma, incarceration and recovery; Joan Gillece, project director for the National Coordinating Center for the Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Initiative; and Brian Sims, a consultant providing training in trauma-informed care since 2006. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Registration is $60 at the door; $20 for student nurses. For more information, contact Janet Merritt, assistant professor, at 202-319-6547.

3 p.m., the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship hosts the annual Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture, "Renewable Energy, Cap-and-Trade, and Carbon Emissions," by Kevin Forbes, associate professor of business and economics. Gowan Hall, Room 126. For more information, contact Forbes at

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association presents "Gifts of the Body: Procuring Organs for Transplant" by Gilbert C. Meilaender, Richard and Phyllis Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics and chair of the Department of Theology at Valparaiso University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact James W. Stroud at

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences present "The State of Medieval Studies: Some Disciplinary Perspectives," a roundtable discussion featuring Joan Task Grimbert, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Frank A.C. Mantello, professor of Greek and Latin; Rev. Mark Morozowich, assistant professor of liturgy; Kenneth J. Pennington, the Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History; Kevin White, associate professor of philosophy; and Stephen Wright, professor of English. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. This event is part of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies' 40th Anniversary Celebration Lecture Series. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Thursday, April 22
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Department of Anthropology presents the Regina Flannery Herzfeld Memorial Symposium, "Keepers of the Past, Curators of the Future — New Directions in Managing Cultural Heritage." Presenters will include Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian; Stephen Loring, archaeologist with the Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History; and Margaret MacLean, senior analyst for the Cultural Center, U.S. Department of State. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321/323. For more information, visit or contact Anita Cook at 202-319-5080 or

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present Elise Kirk, alumna of CUA and author of the American opera, "Wagnerism and the American Muse,"  Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or

2 to 6 p.m., the CUA chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council hosts an Earth Day Barbecue featuring food, games, crafts, a raffle and a faculty potato sack race. Pryzbyla Center, Lawn. Tickets including a meal and a raffle ticket are $5. Tickets for food only are $4 and raffle tickets are $2. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Amanda Gorey at

3 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering and Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announce the winners of a solar-design competition to create functional picnic tables capable of supplying and storing power generated by solar-energy panels. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Scott Mathews, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, at 202-319-6943 or

7 to 9 p.m., Mullen Library and the School of Library and Information Science host a Library Game Night, featuring classic board games, Wii and Xbox. Mullen Library, MERIC classroom and May Gallery. Snacks will be provided. For more information, visit or e-mail Miranda Rodriguez at

Thursday, April 22, through Sunday, April 25
The Department of Drama presents "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," directed by Eleanor Holdridge, head of the M.F.A. directing program. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens and CUA faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for students. Hartke Theater. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit

Friday, April 23
2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy and Graduate Student Association present "What Is Conceptual Activity?" by Robert Pippin, professor of philosophy, University of Chicago. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or visit

7:30 p.m., the University Chorus presents its Spring Concert featuring Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, as conductor. Ukrainian Shrine of the Holy Family, 4250 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, April 25
4:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Lovers: Temporal and Eternal," opera scenes from "Madama Butterfly," "Cendrillon" and "The Saint of Bleecker Street," conceived and directed by Elaine R. Walter, professor of music. The scenes will be accompanied by the Chamber Choir, directed by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment Group
The Men’s Discernment Group will meet Monday, April 19, at 6:15 p.m. A discussion followed by dinner will be held in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Sign up at to ensure there is enough food. 

Laser Tag on Campus
The House sponsors Laser Tag in the Raymond A. DuFour Center on Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The cost to play is $2. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

CUA Hosts "Kids on Campus"
On Saturday, April 24, the CUA community will welcome children from the Brookland neighborhood for Kids on Campus day. Students are invited to play games, enjoy snacks and help the kids hunt for eggs. To volunteer, visit For more information, e-mail or 

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Thursday, April 22
4 p.m., the baseball team hosts Mary Washington University. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, April 24
Noon and 3 p.m., the baseball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.  

1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts the Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, April 25
Noon, the baseball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

1 and 3 p.m., the softball team hosts Washington College. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 26
4 to 6 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "The Ethics of the Obama Administration's Nuclear Weapons Policy: Catholic Perspective," a symposium featuring Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore, former head of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA; Rose Gottemoeller, assistant secretary of state for verification, compliance, and implementation; Maryann Cusimano Love, IPR fellow, associate professor of politics, and U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom fellow; Retired Maj. Gen. William Burns, professor at the Army War College and a former U.S. arms negotiator; and William Barbieri, IPR fellow and associate professor of theology and religious studies. McGivney Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or visit

7:30 p.m., the CUA Wind Ensemble presents its spring concert. Archbishop Carroll High School, 4300 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, April 28
6 p.m., the Olivian Society and the Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau present "Civil War Medicine: Nurses and Nursing," a dinner discussion by William Campbell, a nurse historian, Civil War re-enactor, and professor of nursing at Salisbury University. A $35 donation is suggested. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Agnes Burkhard at

Friday, April 30, to Saturday, May 1
8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts "A Living Presence: Extending and Transforming the Tradition of Catholic Sacred Architecture," featuring a keynote address on Friday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m., by Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. The symposium is open to the public. The keynote lecture is free, but registration is requested. For a full schedule and more information on rates and registration, visit

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Join Jumpstart This Summer
Jumpstart Summer helps meet the needs of young children by providing its early childhood program partners with enthusiastic and well-trained adults in their classrooms. Jumpstart members have the opportunity to develop their early childhood knowledge and teaching skills through intensive classroom assistance experiences, serving full days as teaching assistants in pre-school classrooms while earning a $1,000 education award. For more information or to apply, visit or contact Kristin Dusch at 202-319-6068 or

Off-Campus Housing Assistance
On Monday, April 19, the Office of Housing Services will host an Off-Campus Housing Fair. Students will have the opportunity to talk with property management companies, utility companies and campus offices about off-campus resources. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.

The housing services office is also offering one-on-one consultation appointments to answer students’ specific questions related to living off campus. The Off-Campus Resource Center — located in the housing services office in Cardinal Hall, Room 160 — provides maps and informational material about apartment complexes and moving services. For more information on moving off campus and up-to-date information about informational workshops, visit

Student Leadership Recognition Celebration
The Office of Campus Activities presents the 2010 Student Leadership Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. This annual event celebrates achievements and service to the CUA community, recognizing outstanding contributions of students, faculty and staff. For more information about the event, visit, or call 202-319-6003.

End of the Fiscal Year
Exempt employees are reminded that the end of the 2010 fiscal year is fast approaching. All leave reports should already have been submitted for the fiscal year to the Office of Payroll except for April's report, which is due in the payroll office no later than Friday, April 23. For more information, call 202-319-5510.

Mini-Triathlon on April 24
On Saturday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m., the university community is invited to swim, bike and run in CUA's Mini-Triathlon sponsored by the Cardinal Striders at the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center. The events include a 300-yard swim, 5-mile bike ride and a 2.2-mile run. To sign up as an individual or a relay team, visit the fitness center or the table in the Pryzbyla Center between April 19 and April 21. The cost is $15 for an individual or $30 per team. T-shirts and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 202-319-5705.

Food for Fines
The week of Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30, CUA Libraries will hold a Food for Fines amnesty to collect non-perishable food for those in need. Patrons with library fines at CUA libraries can bring non-perishable food items to the Mullen Library circulation desk. Patrons’ fines will be forgiven $1 for each item they present. All food gathered will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Fines from other consortium institutions and fees for "Lost Item Replacement" or "Lost Item Processing" do not qualify for exchange.  

For more information, contact the Mullen Library circulation desk at 202-319-5060.

Cardinal Basketball Academy
Coach Steve Howes will present the 18th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at Catholic University. The camp is offered to children ages 7 through 15. Sessions will take place Monday, June 21, to Friday, June 25; Monday, July 26, to Friday, July 30; and Monday, Aug. 16, to Friday, Aug. 20. Discounts are available for children of CUA faculty and staff. Registration forms are available at For more information, call 202-319-6046.

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 For Your Benefit

Stepping Into Spring
The Office of Human Resources encourages faculty and staff to participate in the next wellness activity, Stepping into Spring, from April 20 to May 4. Teams of five to 10 employees will track their total number of steps traveled each day. The first 250 people who sign up as members of teams will receive a pedometer to help them count their steps. Pedometers can be picked up after 1 p.m. on April 19 in Leahy Hall, Room 170. The two teams with the highest number of steps will receive special rewards. For more information or to sign up to participate, call 202-319-5050.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions — Spring 2010
A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one counseling sessions for employees on:  

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Thursday, April 22

The sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, visit or call the Meeting Request Center at 1-800-732-8353. All sessions will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 203, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information about the sessions or about CUA retirement benefits, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

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