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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

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 or visit

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

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 or visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Campus Ministry

Graduate Bible Study
Graduate Bible Study will take place on Monday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge, Caldwell Hall, Room 125.  All graduate students are welcome. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Hunger and Homelessness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Week takes place through Sunday, Nov. 21. To view a full list of observances, visit

Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Office of Campus Ministry is assembling Thanksgiving food bags for families in need in the Brookland neighborhood. Donations can be dropped off at the Office of Campus Ministry from Monday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 19. For a list of requested items, visit

Vigil for Hope
The Office of Campus Ministry hosts an evening of prayer, open mic, service and action at the Vigil for Hope on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 9 p.m. in Centennial Village. Those attending are asked to wear white and sign the solidarity pledge at 

The Human Experience
The Office of Campus Ministry sponsors a screening of the film "The Human Experience" on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium. Producers and actors from the film will answer questions after the screening.

Harry Potter Premiere
Students are invited to join The House Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m., for the opening weekend of the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (Part 1). Groups will leave from The House. Tickets are $5 and are available in the Pryzbyla Center during lunch hours beginning on Monday, Nov. 15.

Help the Homeless Walkathon
On Saturday, Nov. 20, CUA students, staff, and faculty are invited to walk to support the Northwest Pregnancy Center in the annual Help the Homeless Walkathon. Registration is $15 for anyone under 25 and $30 for anyone over 25. To register, visit

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving recess. The university is closed.

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CUA Nite Live
This week's CUA Nite Live events include a screening of "The Hurt Locker," a performance by the CUA band The Berlin Airlift, and ice skating with The House. For more information and the complete listing of events, visit or contact Dan Bucherer at or 202-319-6003.

Mandated Power Outages
In compliance with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures, the university will experience outages over the next few weeks. Every effort has been made to schedule these annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on the daily operations of the university.

  • Monday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:15 a.m. — Campus-wide (except Centennial Village, Hannan Hall, Columbus School of Law, Aquinas Hall, Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Curley Court, Millennium North and South, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Opus Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel, and the Pryzbyla Center)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 8:15 a.m. — Campus-wide (except Centennial Village, Hannan Hall, law school, Aquinas Hall, fitness center, Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Curley Court, Millennium North and South, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Opus Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel, and the Pryzbyla Center)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, St. Vincent’s Chapel, and the fitness center
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, from 6 to 9 a.m. — Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, and Marist Annex
  • Monday, Dec. 27, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #30, Power Plant 2nd floor, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Pangborn Hall, McMahon Hall, Stucco Building, and McCarthy Building

    7 to 8 a.m. — Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall, and Hartke Theatre
  • Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall, and Hartke Theatre
  • Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #40, Father O’Connell Hall, McGivney Hall, Shahan Hall, Gibbons Hall, Feeder #20, Gowan Hall, Nursing-Biology Building, McCort-Ward Building, Maloney Hall, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, and Power Plant boilers
  • Thursday, Dec. 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Hannan Hall, Centennial Village, Millennium North and South, Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, law school, Pryzbyla Center, Opus Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Flather Hall, and the fitness center

For more information, call the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

Library Focus Group
The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a focus group on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will receive a gift certificate and free lunch. For more information, contact Miranda Rodriguez at

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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 see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees.

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