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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://anthropology.cua.edu/deptevents.cfm or contact Anita Cook at 202-319-5080 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.lib.cua.edu/newsevents/1267/ or e-mail Miranda Rodriguez at email@example.com.
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 http://drama.cua.edu.
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 http://philosophy.cua.edu.
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.