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Monday, March 29
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "A Systems Biology Investigation of Muscle Gene Expression" by Vittorio Sartorelli, senior investigator, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin 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

Tuesday, March 30
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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and was rescheduled from Feb. 9. It was originally planned to commemorate Black History Month. For more information, visit

Thursday, April 1, through Sunday, April 4
Easter recess. No classes are held and offices are closed.

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 Campus Ministry

Praise and Worship
Praise and Worship Adoration is cancelled Wednesday, March 31. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

2010 Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday Masses, March 28
11 a.m. and 9 p.m. — St. Vincent’s Chapel
4 p.m. — Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church

Monday, March 29
Campuswide Way of the Cross: 8 p.m. — Meet at Campus Ministry
Holy Thursday, April 1
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 8 p.m. — St. Vincent’s Chapel
Good Friday, April 2
Living Stations of the Cross: noon — Caldwell Chapel
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: 3 p.m. — St. Vincent’s Chapel

Holy Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil: 8 p.m. — St. Vincent’s Chapel

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, Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

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Tuesday, March 30
4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Williams College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium. 

Thursday, April 1
1 and 3 p.m., the softball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, softball field.

4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Mary Washington University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April
10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Cardinal Visit days. Information sessions and campus tours geared specifically toward high school juniors will be offered. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at, or visit

Wednesday, April 7
10 to 11:30 a.m., the Office of the Treasurer presents a finance town hall meeting. See Announcements.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Of Angels and Men: Adventures in Scholastic Epistemology" by Timothy Noone, professor of philosophy. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320B. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Thursday, April 8
5:15 p.m., the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Episcopal Responses to Crisis in the Fifth Century Roman Empire" by Michele Salzman, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, April 9
Noon, the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Fifth-Century Episcopal Letters from Rome: Leo and Gelasius," a seminar by Michele Salzman, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

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Dining Hours for Easter Break
Following are the dining hours for Easter Break:

  • Wednesday, March 31
    Law School Café: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Starbucks and the Student Restaurant: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Food Court: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Loft C-store: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1, through Sunday, April 4
    Law School Café, Starbucks, Student Restaurant, Food Court and the Loft C-store: Closed
  • Monday April 5
    Law School Café: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Starbucks: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Student Restaurant: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
    Loft C-store: 9 a.m. to midnight
    Food Court: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, please e-mail

Pryzbyla Center Easter Recess Hours
The Pryzbyla Center will be open as follows during Easter recess:

  • Wednesday, March 31: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1, through Sunday, April 4: Closed

Normal operating hours resume on Monday, April 5.

For more information, visit or call 202-319-5200.

Finance Town Hall Meeting
A finance town hall meeting will be held Wednesday, April 7, from 10 to 11:30 am in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. All staff and faculty are invited for a presentation on recent finance division initiatives and upcoming year-end closing procedures. This information will be of special interest to staff and faculty members who routinely handle financial matters.  For more information, contact Ed Schaefer, executive assistant to the vice president for finance and treasurer, at or 202-319-5606.

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

Rent a Laptop Lock at Mullen Library
Students can help prevent opportunity theft by renting a laptop lock while visiting the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. Laptops are prime targets for opportunity theft. Laptop locks are available at the circulation desk. 

Opportunity theft results when property and valuables are left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time. For more information on opportunity theft, visit

Pool Table for Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of a pool table. 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-served. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

Carbon Footprint Survey
Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, is calculating the carbon footprint of the university, in part by measuring the GHGs (greenhouse gas emissions) generated by university staff, faculty and students.

To assist in this effort, university faculty, staff and students are asked to take the survey at Results of the survey will be provided during Earth Week, April 19 through 23.

For more information, contact Brian Alexander at

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. Registration forms are available at Discounts are available for the children of faculty and staff. For more information, call 202-319-6046.

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

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 For Your Benefit

New Staff
New employees recently joined the staff of Catholic University. The Office of Human Resources invites the university community to visit to see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees.

Health Advocate
Health Advocate is a new, free service provided to all employees who subscribe to one of CUA’s UnitedHealthcare plans. Health Advocate’s services will cover all medical, dental and vision claim needs of the employee enrolled in UnitedHealthcare along with those of any dependent children, spouses, parents and mothers- and fathers-in-law. In addition, Health Advocate has agreed to offer services for all claims (medical, dental and vision) retroactive to January 2009. 

Health Advocate can help to:

  • Resolve insurance claims
  • Find the best doctors
  • Schedule appointments with providers
  • Assist with eldercare and related health-care issues facing parents and mothers- and fathers-in-law
  • Obtain unbiased health information to help make an informed decision
  • Work with insurance companies to obtain appropriate approvals for needed services
  • Assist in the transfer of medical records
  • Locate and research the newest treatments

For assistance, call Health Advocate at 1-866-695-8622, or e-mail

For more information about Health Advocate, contact the Office of Human Resources 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, 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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