Monday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 17
7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities, will present concerts at The Church of the Epiphany (Nov. 15), 1317 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C., and Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Nov. 17), 7700 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, Md. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2010/10SymphonyConcerts.cfm.
Monday, Nov. 15
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts the lectures "What Realists and Constructivists Say about Human Nature" by Dariusz Dobrzanski, professor of philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; and “Stability and Changing in John Henry Newman’s Search for Human Authenticity” by Peter Collins, retired professor of philosophy at Marquette University. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities, Center for Global Education, and Council for Cultural Exploration host a multicultural Thanksgiving potluck dinner. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and share a side dish common to their culture. The event is free of charge. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information or to R.s.v.p., visit http://multicultural.cua.edu/thanksgiving/.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts the lectures "Human Nature and Its Flexibility — On Confucian Views about Human Nature?" by Shi Yongze, professor of philosophy at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China; and “African Views on Human Nature” by Christine Gichure, professor of philosophy at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.
12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents "National Influences on Catholic Social Leaders' Contemplative Practice: Being Dutch and Being Catholic," by Merylann Schuttloffel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Education, and IPR fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.
5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History presents a colloquium on “The Problem of Works in Reformation Exegesis” by Caroline Sherman, assistant professor of history. McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 p.m., the Radius student group presents a lecture on "Faith in Russia Today," by Most. Rev. Paolo Pezzi, F.S.C.B, Archbishop of Mother of God in Moscow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ryan Norris at 330-631-7042 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Dining Services invites faculty, staff and students to a Thanksgiving luncheon. The $9.99 meal includes: roasted turkey, glazed ham, cranberry walnut stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, green beans, assorted cakes and pies, and a fountain beverage. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, contact the dining services office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the 6th Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture in Italian Studies, "What is European Literature?" by Roberto Dainotto, professor of romance studies at Duke University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, contact Flor Argueta at 202-319-5240 or email@example.com.
8 p.m., the Council for Cultural Exploration invites students to discuss opportunities to explore the many cultures on campus. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, visit http://multicultural.cua.edu/council/.
Thursday, Nov. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 21
The Department of Drama presents the premiere of "Whales," by M.F.A. playwriting candidate Bob Bartlett. Gregg Henry, co-manager and artistic director for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, will direct. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21. There will be a free preview at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Hartke Hall, Callan Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.
Friday, Nov. 19
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Descartes' Critique of Scholastic Teleology," by Tad Schmaltz, professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This lecture is part of the Fall 2010 Philosophy Lecture Series, The Modern Turn. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.
6 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning's student group "CUArch: install" invites the university community to a reception for an exhibit of artwork and architectural installations created by architecture students outside their studio classes. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, adjacent to Rooms 133 and 134. For more information, contact Patrick McClellan at 443-975-9424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital of student compositions. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 20
The Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday Day Visit for prospective students. For more information, visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/tours.html.
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