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Monday, March 15
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.

5:30 p.m., the Oliveira Lima Library presents "Daily Life in Jesuit Colleges and Missions in Colonial Brazil" by Cristina Osswald, professor at Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Columbus School of Law, Room 220. For more information, contact Kelly King at 408-348-7839 or 58king@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 16
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations host a business networking event for juniors and seniors. Students will have the chance to meet recent CUA alumni who have advanced in their careers. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. An R.s.v.p. is required. For more information or to R.s.v.p., visit http://careers.cua.edu/eventreg.cfm.

8:30 p.m., the University Honors Council hosts the second of three book discussion groups on C. S. Lewis’ The Space Trilogy. Each discussion will be devoted to one book and each discussion can stand on its own, so everyone is invited to attend all three or just one session. Discussion will be lead by Daniel R. Gibbons, clinical assistant professor of English. Regan Hall Classroom, Room 27. This event is part of the University Honors Council’s “C. S. Lewis: Insights into a Brilliant Mind” celebration. For more information, contact Eleanor Brasfield at 13brasfield@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Wednesday, March 17
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Women's Faculty Collaborative and Office of Student Life present "Forging Our Future: Women Making History at CUA." Students are invited to meet with female faculty members to learn about their accomplishments and get advice on their career paths. There will be giveaways and refreshments. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 320A/B. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

12 to 1 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services hosts a brown bag lunch to provide faculty with an increased understanding of disability support at CUA. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, visit http://dss.cua.edu or call 202-319-5211.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences present "Nicholas of Cusa and the Ends of Medieval Mysticism," by Peter Casarella, professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. 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, March 18
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Spring Career Fair. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information and to view a list of employers attending, visit http://careers.cua.edu.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present "Opera, Antiquity and the Neapolitan Enlightenment in Paisiello’s Socrate immaginario (1775)" by A. R. DelDonna, assistant professor of musicology, Georgetown University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or wagstaff@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents the seventh annual James H. Provost Lecture on the relationship of church and state by Most Rev. Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of Dijon, France. Caldwell Hall auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5492.

5 to 7:30 p.m., the Writing Center and the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library host a mid-March Paper Clinic. Students can receive help outlining and revising papers, writing thesis statements, conducting research and more. Mullen Library. For more information, e-mail cua-writingcenter@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the University Honors Council presents “Moral Reason, Pope Benedict and C.S. Lewis” by Michael Gorman, associate professor of philosophy. There will be a short lecture followed by a group discussion. Regan Hall Classroom, Room 27. This seminar is part of the University Honors Council’s “C. S. Lewis: Insights into a Brilliant Mind” celebration. For more information, contact Eleanor Brasfield at 13brasfield@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Friday, March 19
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Peace Corps. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Di Fledermaus." The opera is conducted by David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities and conducting studies, and directed by CUA alumnus Brian Cali. Hartke Theatre. Performances take place on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty, staff and alumni. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

Lenten Adoration
Sign-up sheets for an hour of Lenten Season adoration in Caldwell Chapel are available in the Campus Ministry office. 


Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held Mondays at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel during Lent. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

An Opportunity to Give Alms
The Office of Campus Activities is collecting items to be donated to Calvary Women’s Services, which provides shelter for homeless women in D.C. The following items can be dropped off at the campus activities office, Pryzbyla Center, Room 107, by Tuesday, March 30:

Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, duster, toilet scrub, all surface wipes, etc.); air mattresses; reams of white or multi-colored copy paper; umbrellas; pill organizers; boxes of powdered laundry detergent; boxes of cereal; cans of coffee; towels; liquid hand soap; colored twin sheet sets; liquid dish soap; pillows; feminine hygiene products; manila folders; toilet paper; theater and movie tickets; gift certificates for manicures, facials or massages; acrylic paints, brushes and small canvasses. 

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Lenten Retreat
“Found in Him,” a traditional Lenten retreat, will be held Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21, for all CUA students. The weekend features Lenten devotions, opportunities for liturgical prayer, silent meditation and talks on spirituality. Students can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu. The cost is $40 (scholarships are available).

St. Joseph Vigil Mass for Men
A Mass for the men of the CUA community will be celebrated in honor of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The Mass will be held as a vigil of the solemnity on Thursday, March 18, at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. The Mass is sponsored by Esto Vir, Alpha Delta Gamma and the Knights of Columbus. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Long-Term Service
Students interested in long-term service following graduation are invited to a Long-Term Service Discussion on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Millennium South. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Lenten Confessions
Priests will be availabe to hear confessions from 8 to 10 p.m. on the following days:

  • Monday, March 15, in Regan, Ryan and Gibbons halls
  • Tuesday, March 16, in Spellman, Flather and Conaty halls
  • Wednesday, March 17, in Caldwell/Seton Hall and Curley Court
  • Thursday, March 18, in Opus Hall
  • Monday, March 22, in the Millenniums
  • Tuesday, March 23, in Centennial Village

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

St. Ann’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
Students are invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the children at St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home on Tuesday, March 16. The group will meet at Campus Ministry at 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Easter Break Volunteers
Campus Ministry is in need of student volunteers who will be on campus over Easter break to serve as liturgical ministers, chapel decorators and more. Students can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu or in the Office of Campus Ministry by Friday, March 26. For more information, contact Amy Gleason at 71gleason@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Circus with the House
Students are invited to join the House on Friday, March 19, as they travel to the Verizon Center to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Tickets are on sale this week in the Pryzbyla Center for $5. The group will meet at the House at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Women’s Discernment
The Little Sisters of the Poor will be host a Women’s Discernment meeting in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Saturday, March 20, at 6 p.m. All CUA women are invited to join the sisters for pizza and to hear how they were called to religious life. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Gratia Plena Week of Grace
Gratia Plena invites women to join them in spiritually preparing for Holy Week during its Week of Grace, Sunday, March 21, through Saturday, March 27. During the week, women will gather for prayer, reflection, service and fellowship. For a complete list of events, visit http://events.cua.edu and look for "Gratia Plena." 

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 Athletics

Wednesday, March 17
3 and 5 p.m., the softball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. Raymond A. DuFour Center, softball field. 

4 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Marymount University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, March 18
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Bates College. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.  

Saturday, March 20
Noon, the women's lacrosse team hosts Stevenson University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

2:30 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts York College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, March 21
1 and 3 p.m., the softball team hosts Randolph-Macon College. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 22
Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Putting the Caesar Back in Caesaropapism: Medieval Roman Religion and Byzantine Political Theory," by Leonora Neville, associate professor of history. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Tuesday, March 23
3:30 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Transport vesicle biogenesis: Mechanism, regulation and disease connections" by Randy Schekman, professor of molecular and cellular biology, University of California at Berkeley, and investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or corsi@cua.edu.

5 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Salary Negotiations and Other Professional Issues for Women," a workshop led by Kathryn Marshall, associate director of career services. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

8:30 p.m., the University Honors Council hosts the third and final book discussion group on C. S. Lewis’ The Space Trilogy. Each discussion will be devoted to one book and each discussion can stand on its own, so everyone is invited to attend all three or just one session. Discussion will be lead by Daniel R. Gibbons, clinical assistant professor of English. Regan Hall Classroom, Room 27. This event is part of the University Honors Council’s “C. S. Lewis: Insights into a Brilliant Mind” celebration. For more information, contact Eleanor Brasfield at 13brasfield@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Wednesday, March 24
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "The Archeology of Tomorrow," by Travis Price, adjunct professor of architecture and planning. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and International Week. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

7 p.m., the University Honors Council presents “The Platonic and Catholic Imagination of C.S. Lewis: A reading from The Great Divorce” by C.C. Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology. There will be a short lecture followed by a group discussion. Regan Hall Classroom, Room 27. This seminar is part of the University Honors Council’s “C. S. Lewis: Insights into a Brilliant Mind” celebration. For more information, contact Eleanor Brasfield at 13brasfield@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Thursday, March 25
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present "A 100th Birthday Salute to Frank Loesser, Broadway Giant" by Thomas Riis, professor of musicology and director of the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ward Hall, 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or wagstaff@cua.edu.

Friday, March 26
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the School of Philosophy and Graduate Student Association present "Examining Teleology," a day-long conference. Keynote addresses will include "Teleology, Ontology and Value in Aristotle and Afterwards" by Allan Gotthelf, emeritus professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey and visiting professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh; and "Correcting the Jurassic Park Model of DNA: Some Recent Non-Reductionist Writings in Molecular Biology" by Richard Hassing, associate professor of philosophy. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, e-mail Joseph Forte at 25forte@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents the 29th Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture "Exploring the Nature of Matter: Jefferson Lab and Its Plans" by Hugh Montgomery, director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, visit http://physics.cua.edu or call 202-319-5315.

Saturday, March 27
1 p.m., Kappa Tau Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Gratia Plena and the Department of Athletics sponsor a powderpuff football game and barbecue in honor of Women's History Month. For more information or to sign up a six-player team, contact Gabby Cugini at 24cugini@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

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Announcements

Global Fest 2010 – Participants Needed
Global Fest will be held Monday, March 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event showcases the global diversity of the CUA campus through cultural displays, performances and a sampling of food prepared by members of the university community. It is coordinated by a team of volunteers who need assistance in the following areas:

  • Cultural Tables: Organizations and programs are invited to create display tables in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. To reserve a table, groups can contact Gudrun Kendon at kendon@cua.edu.
  • Performers: Individuals or groups with a talent to share for five to 10 minutes during the event are encouraged to contact Ivonne Ambrzkiewicz at ambrozkiewicz@cua.edu (if faculty or staff) or Mallika Karunan at 70karunan@cardinalmail.cua.edu (if a student).
  • Cooks: Event organizers need members of the campus community to share the culinary delicacies of their heritages. Interested cooks should contact Helene Robertson at robertsh@cua.edu.

For more information about Global Fest 2010, contact the Center for Global Education at 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week/index.cfm

CUA Student Summer Housing
On-campus housing is available for CUA students during the summer while they take classes, participate in internships and pursue summer jobs. Housing is available from May 16 to Aug. 8. Apartment and suite-style rooms are available in Millennium South and traditional campus housing is available in Caldwell and Seton halls. For more information or to apply for summer housing, visit http://conferences.cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

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, 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 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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