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Through Nov. 7
9 to 5 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections hosts an exhibition of manuscripts and early printed philosophical works from the collections. Included in this exhibition is the recently acquired early 14th-century manuscript containing the Quodlibeta of Godfrey of Fontaines. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5090.

Monday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 3
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present a series of concerts at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, 881 7th Ave., New York City. Concerts will be performed by piano insturcter Jose Ramos Santana (Nov. 1), the Rome Trio (Nov. 2), and a chamber orchestra made up of members of the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Assistant Professor David Searle (Nov. 3). For more information, call 202-319-5417.

Monday, Nov. 1
Registration for the 2011 spring semester begins on Cardinal Station.

9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts “Morality and Identity in a Global World” by Professor Luca M. Scarantino, general editor of Diogenes, UNESCO Conseil international de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail or visit

Tuesday, Nov. 2
All Souls Liturgy Memorial Mass for the Deceased of the University Community. Caldwell Chapel. See Campus Ministry.

Wednesday, Nov. 3
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values continues its annual fall seminar, which meets on Wednesday and Friday. The focus of the seminar this week is "An examination of the relevance of bio-philosophy to the question of human nature in light of Etienne Gilson’s 'From Aristotle to Darwin and Back Again.' " Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail or visit

Thursday, Nov. 4
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by pianist Dorian Leljak, professor of piano at the University of Novi Sad's Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Recital pieces will include Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. The concert will be followed by a master class at 8 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5413.

Friday, Nov. 5
6 p.m., Cardinal Adventures sponsors an indoor rock climbing trip to Sport Rock. The trip will include a training class, so no experience is necessary. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff. For more information or to sign up, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5705 or

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Wednesday, Nov. 3
7 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts the University of Scranton. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Nov. 6
2 p.m., the men's and women's swimming teams host Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, pool.

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Campus Ministry

All Souls Day
The University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on All Souls Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the 5:10 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel. The Office of Campus Ministry will remember deceased friends and loved ones at all of the 12:15 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. daily Masses in Caldwell Chapel throughout the month of November. Names of people to be remembered should be e-mailed to David Pennington at by Monday, Nov. 1.

Men’s Discernment
Men’s Discernment will meet Monday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. for dinner in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room, followed by reflection. Students can sign up at

Freedom From Fear: A Vigil for a Safe Campus
The CUA student organization, Students on the Mount, and Campus Ministry host Freedom from Fear: A Vigil for a Safe Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. on the Pryzbyla Center Lawn. Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather in unity and prayer in honor of a safe and welcoming campus — a response to recent episodes of bullying and alochol-related deaths on campuses nationwide. For more information, contact Natalia Siegel at or 631-671-5874.

Friday Night at the House - Dodgeball
On Friday, Nov. 5, The House sponsors a dodgeball tournament at 8:30 p.m. in the DuFour Center.

Junior Retreat
Attention juniors: Save the date for your Junior Class Retreat, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” Nov. 12 to 14. The last day to sign up is Thursday, Nov. 4. Students can sign up at

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 8
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values continues its annual fall seminar, which meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The focus of the seminar this week is "An inquiry into the contemporary discussion of human nature in the light of C. Taylor’s 'The Ethics of Authenticity.' " Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail or visit

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts "Libraries in American Diplomacy: Challenge and Change" by Jean Cavanaugh, director of the Information Resource Office in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs, and Anne Johnson, American Corners coordinator. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

Tuesday, Nov. 9
4:10 to 5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages presents "Seeking Shelter in a Foreign Land," by Gustave Andrade and Rosa Lozano, from CASA of Maryland. The presentation will be in Spanish. Refreshments will be served. This lecture is part of the Hispanic Civic Engagement Series, and strives to strengthen collaboration between CUA and the D.C.-area Hispanic community through enriching civic engagement opportunities. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Mario Ortiz at 202-319-5240 or

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Campus Ministry, the Master of Sustainable Design architecture program and the Department of Athletics present a tribute to Manute Bol, former NBA star. The event will feature representatives from government, professional sports, humanitarian organizations, international aid organizations and others who knew Bol and celebrated his work. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5:30 to 8 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures continues its film series with a screening of "Hate." McMahon Hall, Room 202. For more information, contact Flor Argueta at or 202-319-5420.

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Election 2010: What Happened and What It Means for American Politics," by Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand Series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, visit

Wednesday, Nov. 10
5:30 p.m., Catholic University hosts an open house on new master's programs. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5017 or

Thursday, Nov. 11
12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents "Negotiations of Cultural Expectations: African-Born Women and Household Tasks in the U.S.," by Rev. Aniedi Okure, adjunct professor of sociology and IPR fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:35 pm., the Musicology Colloquium of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and the Adventures of Peer Gynt in America,” by Anna Harwell Celenza, Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor and chair of musicology, at 202-319-5413.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Early Christian Studies and Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies present "Other Partings of the Ways: Christian Separation from Judaism and its Lessons for Later Church Schism," by Tia Kolbaba, associate professor of religion, Rutgers University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, Nov. 12
Noon, the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Patriarch Peter III of Antioch and a 'Moderate' Position in 1054. Which Differences between Greek and Latin Observance Matter?" by Tia Kolbaba, associate professor of religion at Rutgers University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "From Natural Law to Natural Rights," by Michael Pakaluk, professor of philosophy at Ave Maria University. This lecture is part of the Fall 2010 Philosophy Lecture Series, The Modern Turn. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

The Office of Admissions hosts a focus day for students interested in programs in engineering, music and nursing. For more information, visit

Friday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 21
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musical Nine, based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film, 8½. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and CUA alumni, faculty and staff. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Nov. 14
The Office of Admissions hosts an open house. For more information, visit

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10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner
One of the highlights each academic year at CUA is the 10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner, at which long-time faculty and staff employees are honored. It is usually held in November. This year, due to extenuating circumstances, the president’s office has had to reschedule the dinner from Jan. 20, 2011, to Feb. 10, 2011. The February date has been chosen to ensure that the university will be able to host the type of celebration for its 10- and 20-year employees that befits the occasion and their many years of loyal service.

Faculty and staff who started their full-time careers at CUA on or before Aug. 31, 1990 or 2000, may be eligible to be honored at this year’s celebration. For further information, contact Suzanne McCarthy, assistant vice president for university relations for university events at 202-319-5100 or

Master of Science in Business Analysis Information Sessions
The Department of Business and Economics will host three information sessions to acquaint students with the one-year Master of Science in Business Analysis program (MSBA). This program is designed for students wishing to learn the language, skills and processes of business in order to improve their competitiveness in the job market after graduation. Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2011. Those interested in the program can learn about the program and talk to current students in the MSBA program at the following sessions:

  • Monday, Nov, 1, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Room 119
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Room 119
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1 to 1:30 p.m. in McGivney Hall, Room 003

For more information, visit or the MSBA Facebook page, or contact Stewart McHie program director, in McMahon Hall, Room 309, at 202-319-5433 or

CUA Nite Live
This week's CUA Nite Live events include a showing of Alice in Wonderland, a visit to the Museum of Crime and Punishment and a Fall Festival. For more information and the complete listing of events, visit or contact Dan Bucherer at or 202-319-6003.

Laptops Available for Purchase
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of laptop computers. They are available for viewing by appointment only. All sales are first-come, first-serve. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

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For Your Benefit

2009 Summary Annual Reports
The 2009 Summary Annual Reports for CUA health and welfare plans as well as the retirement plan are now available online.

Benefits Fair
On Monday, Nov. 1, the Office of Human Resources will host a benefits fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can pick up informational packets, enter multiple raffles, get a seated massage and speak to vendors in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call the benefits hotline at 202-299-CUA1 or 202-299-CUA2.

Open Enrollment Meetings
On Nov. 3 the human resources office will host an open enrollment meeting to discuss changes to CUA’s benefit options for next year, and those changes that are required under the new health care reform law. Meetings will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5050.

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

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