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Monday, Nov. 29
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents “Politics, Security, and the Global Water Crisis in Rural Afghanistan,” by Chris McGahey, senior associate, ARD Inc., and manager of its Afghanistan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Nursing-Biology Building Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5267.

9 p.m., the CUA Cinema presents a viewing of the film "Polar Express." Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Food Court. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/cuanitelive/.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History presents "Conceptualizing the Right: A Discussion of Recent Historiography on American Conservatism" by Jennifer Burns, assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia; Michael Kimmage, associate professor of history at CUA; and Jerry Muller, professor and chair of history at CUA. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact the history department at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 2
4 p.m., the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents "Reflections on the Limits of Science," by Adrian J. Walker, associate editor of Communio: International Catholic Review. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaulii.edu.

Friday, Dec. 3
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Distinguishing Crime and Virtue: Machiavelli's Modernism and the Christian Tradition," by Michael Gillespie, Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science at Duke 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.

5 p.m. the university community is invited to join John and Jeanne Garvey at “Light the Season” — CUA’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The event features refreshments, carols, and a visit from Santa Claus. Pryzbyla Center, third floor atrium (across from Starbucks). For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003.

7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the 22nd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the combined CUA Orchestra and University Chorus. A carrilon recital will begin at 7 p.m. A collection will be taken to benefit the Vieban Annual Fund at Theological College. Basilica, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4
6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents "Family, Common Good, and Economic Order: A Symposium on Caritas in Veritate." McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaulii.edu.

Saturday, Dec. 4
Noon, the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a D.C. excursion to the U.S. Botanic Garden's Christmas display. Admission is free, but students should bring money for Metrorail fare. The group will meet at the Pryzbyla Center, Information Desk. For more information, visit http://activites.cua.edu.

Sunday, Dec. 5
5 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by Nikita Fitenko, associate professor of piano. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

5 to 7 p.m., FOCUS and the Embassy of the Philippines present a Filipino Christmas concert. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Catholic University Women's Chorus, featuring Christmas music. St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill, 313 2nd St. S.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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 Campus Ministry

Advent Eucharistic Adoration
From Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 10, Advent Eucharistic Adoration will take place in Caldwell Chapel from 12:45 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Wednesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 9, when it will run from 12:45 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 8, when it will not take place.) For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Residence Hall Confessions
Advent residence hall confessions will be heard at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 8 to 10 p.m., Millenniums and Curley Court
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., Gibbons Hall; 10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel
  • Thursday, Dec. 2, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Regan, Ryan, and Flather halls
  • Monday, Dec. 6, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Centennial Village
  • Thursday, Dec 9, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Opus Hall

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

World AIDS Day
Wednesday, Dec. 1, is CUAid, a day of solidarity and prayer in recognition of World AIDS Day.  The university community is invited to wear red. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Fun with the Nuns
CUA women are invited to a meet-and-greet and catered brunch with the Little Sisters of the Poor following the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent DePaul Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 5. For more information, call 202-319-5575. 

CUA Giving Tree Shopping Trip
Students are invited to shop for CUA giving tree ornaments on Sunday, Dec. 5. A group will depart from Campus Ministry at 2 p.m.  For more information, visit http://service.cua.edu.

Men’s Discernment
A men’s discernment meeting will take place Monday, Dec. 6. It will begin at 6 p.m. with Mass in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner and a speaker in the Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5575.
 
Graduate Bible Study
Graduate students gather for Bible study on Mondays in the Campus Ministry lounge from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Advent Eucharistic Adoration
There will be 24-Hour eucharistic adoration for expectant mothers, the unborn and the culture of life on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, to Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. For more information or to volunteer to spend an hour as a group or individual, contact David Pennington, associate campus minister, at 202-319-5575 or penningd@cua.edu.

Habitat Spring Break Trips
Students can still sign up for Habitat for Humanity Spring Break trips to Tacoma, Wash., and Taos, N.M. The cost is $350, due by Tuesday, Dec. 7. For more information, visit http://ministry.cua.edu.

CUA Giving Tree
The university community is invited to donate gifts for neighbors in the Brookland community and kids at Children’s National Medical Center. Presents can be dropped by Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Campus Ministry office. For more information, to view the wish list, or to sign up, visit http://service.cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Dec. 7
3 to 9 p.m., Students on the Mount host a Posada Party (a Mexican Christmas tradition). CUA students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu.

5:30 to 8 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents a screening of the film "Bamako." McMahon Hall, Room 202. For more information, contact Flor Argueta at 202-319-5240 or arguetaf@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception. University holiday.

Thursday, Dec. 9
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musicology Colloquium presents "We Were at the Beach: Politics and the B-52s," by Fred Maus, associate professor of music theory at the University of Virginia. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, assistant professor of music and chair of musicology, at 202-319-5413.

3:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Department of Media Studies present a lecture on music and film genre by Ben Model, silent film accompanist for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Steve Massa, librarian at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. At 7 p.m., two silent films will be shown, "The Penalty" and "There it Is," with accompaniment by Model. Both events will be held in Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Jennifer Fellger at fleeger@cua.edu or Andrew Simpson at simpson@cua.edu.

Friday, Dec. 10
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Failure of the Modern Project," by Rémi Brague, chair of the study of religion at the Ludwig Maximilian 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.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Chamber Choir, directed by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. St. Vincent DePaul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

8 p.m., the Program Board sponsors the annual Mistletoe Ball for students. Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel. For more information, visit https://regstg.com/Registration/Introduction.aspx?rid=f7bea05e-8188-41f6-90bf-d34290e63574.

Saturday, Dec. 11
5 p.m., the Catholic University Wind Ensemble, conducted by John Mitchell, will present a concert with the CUA High School Honor Band. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

7 p.m., CU Saturday hosts ice skating at the Sculpture Garden in downtown D.C. Students will meet at the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/cuanitelive/.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's composition program presents "Stage Scenes." Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Announcements

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 rodrigum@cua.edu.

Fact Books Available
The Office of Public Affairs has 2010-2011 Fact Books available for offices on campus. To request copies, call 202-319-5600, e-mail cua-public-affairs, or visit McMahon Hall, Room 311.

CUA Nite Live
This week's CUA Nite Live events include a shopping trip to Old Town Alexandria, a trip to see the National Zoo Christmas display, and more. For more information and the complete listing of events, visit http://activities.cua.edu/cuanitelive/ or contact Dan Bucherer at 18bucherer@cardinalmail.cua.edu or 202-319-6003.

BrowseAloud Information Session
An information session on BrowseAloud will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. BrowseAloud is a software program that reads aloud all website content. All CUA Web pages have this capability, putting the university ahead of the curve on complying with disability law.
 
The software reads Web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online, highlights text for those who need help focusing on particular portions of the text, helps those with literacy and visual impairments to read large blocks of text, and increases the number of people who can access content on a website.
 
Having BrowseAloud on a website can increase traffic and improve search engine rankings. Subscriber sites are automatically added to a member directory of speech-enabled websites. The process is done remotely, so website content contributors do not have to make any changes to their sites.
 
All CUA departments and schools are encouraged to send their website content contributors to this training session. For more information, contact Emily Singer, director of disability support services, at 202-319-5211 or singere@cua.edu.

Annual Auction by Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety will conduct the annual property auction of lost, found, and unclaimed property on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Leahy Hall conference room. Items will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. The silent auction will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. All property winners will be notified by Monday, Dec. 13. Property that will be available for purchase during the silent auction includes:

black Prada bag and other assorted bags
pink umbrella
men’s rain jacket
Baltimore Orioles baseball cap
boom box/iPod dock
ladies' Pierre Cardin, Nine West, and Anne Klein watches
cell phone case
Mercedes Benz wallet
4GB, 8GB, and 80GB iPods
woman's sunglasses
white MP3 player
Texas Instrument calculator
HP laptop computer

For more information, call 202-319-5111.

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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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