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Monday, Feb. 1
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Vibrio cholerae and cholera: Vaccine development and in vivo gene expression" by James Kaper, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin, assistant professor of biology, at 202-319-5278 or
dautin@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Bombay — Past Present Future," by Dhiru Thadani, principal at Thadani Architect, Washington, D.C. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. This event is part of the "Crossing Boundaries: Modernism and Indian Cultural Tradition" spring lecture series. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Feb. 2
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Engineering Career Fair. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For a full list of organizations attending, visit http://careers.cua.edu.

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks: Married to the Blues," a video conference on the Grammy Awards and blues music led by Ernest Suarez, professor of English, with Mike Mattison, lead singer for the Derek Trucks Band. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. For more information, visit
http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Wednesday, Feb. 3
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Faith Knowledge of Catholic Students," by John J. Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education. Maloney Hall, third floor seminar room. This lecture is part of the institute's Brown Bag Lunch series. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

3:30 p.m., the schools of theology and religious studies, canon law and philosophy present “Christianity — Alien Presence or Foundation of the West?” by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Thursday, Feb. 4
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences present "Papal Registers and Liber Pontificalis: Curial Sources and Their Users," by Uta-Renate Blumenthal, professor emerita of history. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. 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.

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 Campus Ministry

Men's Discernment Group
The Men’s Discernment Group will spend an evening with Most Rev. Barry Knestout, auxillary bishop of Washington, on Tuesday, Feb 2. The group will gather for Mass at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner and discussion in the Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. R.s.v.p.s are required and can be submitted at http://ministry.cua.edu.  

House Friday Night Basketball
The House will attend the CUA men's basketball game vs. Moravian College at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 5. Students are invited to gather at the House for face painting and sign making before heading to the Raymond A. DuFour Center. For more information, contact a student minister or call 202-319-5575.

RENEW Covenant Prayer Service and Dinner
RENEW groups begin meeting this week for those who have signed up. Group leaders can be contacted for the location of meetings. The Covenant Prayer Service and Dinner for RENEW members will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel and followed by dinner in Caldwell Auditorium.

Senior Retreat
The senior retreat, “Don’t Stop Believing!” will take place Friday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 21, at Melwood Retreat Center. Students can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu

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 Athletics

Friday, Feb. 5
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Feb. 6
2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Scranton University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Scranton University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 8
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Evolutionary conserved pathways suppress genomic instability”" by Kyungjae (KJ) Myung, senior investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or corsi@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 9
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Partners for Freedom? Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War Era," by Stephen West, associate professor of history. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Thursday, Feb 11
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium class present Elise Kirk, CUA alumna 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 wagstaff@cua.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 13
10:30 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an information session and tour. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of undergraduate admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/tours.html.

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Announcements

Room Selection 2010-2011 Information Sessions
The Office of Housing Services is conducting room selection information sessions. All students interested in learning more about the 2010-2011 room selection process, intent forms, pre-payments and waivers, lotteries and MyHousing (on Cardinal Station) are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. - Conaty Hall, first floor lounge
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. - Flather Hall, main lounge
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. - Camalier House, Round-table Room

For more information, contact the Office of Housing Services at cua-housing@cua.edu or 202-319-5615.

Room Selection 2010-2011 Intent Forms and Prepayments Due Feb. 19
Every student wanting to participate in the annual room selection lottery must submit an intent form and prepayment by Friday, Feb. 19. Waivers of prepayment are available for students who may be experiencing financial difficulties. Intent forms and prepayments should be submitted at the Office of Housing Services, Cardinal Hall, Room 160, during normal business hours. The housing services office will open a satellite office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321, on Friday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept forms and prepayments. For more information, visit http://housing.cua.edu, or contact the Office of Housing Services at cua-housing@cua.edu or 202-319-5615.

Surplus Furniture
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the availability of two 11-foot solid-wood workbenches and one 54-inch solid-wood workbench to any university department. They will be for sale if no university departments accept them. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this equipment, which is available for viewing by appointment. All sales are first-come, first-serve. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602 or wolfa@cua.edu.

Student Leadership Recognition Celebration 2010
The Student Leadership Recognition Celebration identifies members of the CUA community whose service and committed leadership deserve special recognition. The Office of Campus Activities is requesting nominations of students and staff who embody these characteristics. Nomiations can be made by visiting http://leadership.cua.edu/slrc and clicking on the Student Leadership Recognition Celebration tab on the left. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 12.  For more information, contact Gabby Cugini at 24Cugini@cardinalmail.cua.edu or call 202-319-6003.

Free Practice GREs, LSATs, MCATs and GMATs
The Office of Career Services and Kaplan, Inc. are co-sponsoring free GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT practice tests on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in Hannan Hall. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Preregistration is required and space is limited. To register, visit http://www.kaptest.com/practice.

Let the Recycling Games Begin
For a 10-week period that started in January, RecycleMania is pitting colleges and universities against each other to compete in various categories measuring the success of their recycling and waste prevention efforts.

This year's 501 participating schools, the most in the competition's history, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Catholic University finished 66th last year by collecting more than 78 tons of paper, glass, plastic and metals.

Each week, the standings are posted online at http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/university_detail08.asp?ID=618 for all participants to see, motivating campuses to work harder as they aim not only for the top rankings, but also to beat out their own rival schools. This year American University has joined the competition.  

Summer Assistant Position with Pryzbyla Center
Information sessions will be held for a position to assist with summer operations in the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management. The last session will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351, on
Monday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://conferences.cua.edu or e-mail cua-conferences@cua.edu.

Need Maintenance? Use Online Form
To better serve the CUA community, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations asks that departments and offices enter all routine maintenance requests at http://qbic.cua.edu/QBICForms/QBICWWWForm.asp instead of calling the office. 

Report facility emergencies by calling 202-319-5121 and/or the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 For Your Benefit

Application for Tuition Assistance Deadline Approaching
CUA faculty and staff who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for dependents who will be incoming freshmen and transfer students in the fall 2010 semester must submit the "Application for Tuition Assistance Form C" to the Office of Human Resources by Monday, Feb. 15.

Employees must submit an application for tuition assistance by the deadline for every semester that they wish to receive the benefit. For more information on the tuition assistance benefit, go to http://policies.cua.edu/employment/tuition%20full.cfm#I. Applications for tuition assistance are available at http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/. For more information, call the human resources office at 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, Feb. 16
  • Thursday, Feb. 18
  • Tuesday, March 16
  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Thursday, April 22

The sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/events or call the Meeting Request Center number 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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