Monday, Oct. 25, to Friday, Oct. 29
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 analysis of the ways in which the changing idea of nature through history sheds light on the question of what human nature is, and whether it is changing and/or stable." 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.
Monday, Oct. 25
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano recital by Santiago Rodriguez, renowned interpreter of Rachmaninov. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5417.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
10 a.m. to noon, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano master class by Santiago Rodriguez. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5417.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents a networking reception. Undergraduates can practice networking skills by meeting with faculty, staff, administration and student leaders. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, visit http://leadership.cua.edu/elp/schedule.cfm.
Thursday, Oct. 28
12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents "The Family Tree of Michelle Obama," by Rachel Swarns, New York Times correspondent and visiting fellow with IPR. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.
12:35 p.m., the Musicology Colloquium of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Anvils and Choruses: Festivities of Art and Industry in 1870s United States,” by Karen Ahlquist, associate professor of music at George Washington University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5413.
4:30 p.m., the Department of Semitics presents “An Evening with Neo-Aramaic Literature: Readings in Neo-Aramaic Poetry and Proverbs,” with Shawqi Talia, instructor. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies offers an open house for its Master of Science in Management. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5256 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 31
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Magic Flute." Sung in German with English dialogue, the production is directed by Jay Brock, drama lecturer. David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities and conducting studies, will lead the CUA Orchestra. Hartke Theatre. Tickets for the Thursday preview at 7:30 p.m. are $5 for students, seniors and CUA alumni, faculty and staff; and $10 for general admission. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's 2 p.m. show are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students, seniors and CUA alumni, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414.
Friday, Oct. 29
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Spinoza and Toleration," by Steven Nadler, William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy and chair of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections celebrates the acquisition of an important manuscript of the Medieval philosopher-theologian Godfrey of Fontaines. Monsignor John F. Wippel, Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, presents “An introduction to Godfrey of Fontaines and Ms. 266,” followed by Timothy B. Noone, professor of philosophy, presenting “On the quality of the manuscript’s text based on a preliminary comparative analysis.” Mullen Library, MERIC Classroom. A reception and exhibition will follow in the May Gallery. The 14th-century manuscript of Godfrey’s works will be on display with other works of medieval and Renaissance philosophy from the Rare Books collection. The exhibition will be open to the public through Nov. 7. For more information, contact Lenore Rouse at 202-319-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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