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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 cua-cscv@cua.edu or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.

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 shumaker@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
12:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Assembly and Graduate Student Assembly present "The Hermeneutics of Art and Architecture — How to Interpret the Liturgical Environment," by Rev. Mark Wedig, O.P., professor of theology at Barry University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Suzanne Guerin at 973-615-2018 or 20guerin@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

4:10 to 5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program present "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 ortizm@cua.edu.

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 the late Manute Bol, NBA star. The event will feature representatives from professional sports, humanitarian organizations, international aid organizations and others who knew Bol and supported his work. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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 arguetaf@cua.edu 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 http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

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 knightl@cua.edu.

8 p.m., Students for Life host a talk by Bobby Schindler, "Euthanasia: Brother of the late Terri Schiavo Speaks on Life Issues." Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Murphy at 619-993-2883 or 71murphm@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 11
Noon, the Office of Campus Activities hosts a Veteran's Day Lecture, "Faith on the Front Lines: A Military Chaplain's Experience in Iraq and Afghanistan," by Rev. Red Raux, a military chaplain for more than 12 years who was deployed once to Afghanistan and twice to Iraq. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu.

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.

6:30 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts a job search crash course for seniors, featuring CUA alumnae Lauren Torlone, Betsy Cerulo and Bernadette Di Rita, and Ross Herosian with Sirius XM Radio. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 12
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts the lectures “The Different Understandings on Nature and Human Nature — A Comparison Between Greek and Ancient Chinese Philosophy” by Li Xiaodong, associate professor of philosophy at Beijing Normal University of China, and “Human Identity/Nature: Changing and/or Stable Today? Shankarite and Heideggerian Perspectives” by Rev. Vensus George, S.A.C., from the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province in India. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail cua-cscv@cua.edu or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.

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 http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/aed.html.

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 http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/openhouse.html.

Noon, the Office of Campus Activities hosts an excursion to the National Museum of American History. Students can meet at the Information Desk in the Pryzbyla Center lobby. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu.

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Campus Ministry

Graduate Bible Study
Graduate Bible Study will be held Monday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Room 119. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

CUA on Tap - Just War
On Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry will present "CUA on Tap - Just War," by William Mattison, assistant professor of moral theology. CUA on Tap takes place in Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Pam Tremblay at 413-575-8677 or 80tremblay@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Ice Skating with The House
On Friday, Nov. 12, members of The House will lead a group to the Pentagon Row Ice Rink. The $5 cost per person includes ice time and skate rentals. The group will meet at the House at 6 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575

Hunger and Homelessness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Week takes place Friday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 21. To view a full list of observances, visit http://ministry.cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

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 Realist and Constructivist 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 cua-cscv@cua.edu or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.

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 View 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 cua-cscv@cua.edu 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.

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. In the play, an estranged father and son struggle to rebuild their relationship and save a beached whale. This bittersweet comedy is set on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina. Performances will be staged 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.

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.

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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Announcements

Faculty Information Session for Summer 2011
On Monday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Summer Sessions will host an Information Session in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A, for faculty interested in teaching online classes during summer 2011. Lunch will be served. For more information and to R.s.v.p. (before Nov. 10), contact the summer sessions office at 202-319-5257 or matthewm@cua.edu.

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 mccarths@cua.edu.

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 http://activities.cua.edu/cuanitelive/ or contact Dan Bucherer at 18bucherer@cardinalmail.cua.edu 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-served. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or wolfa@cua.edu.

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.

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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.

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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