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Monday, Aug. 15
Feast of the Assumption. University closed. 

Tuesday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (on business days), the Rare Books and Special Collections department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library presents an exhibit featuring recently acquired rare books, manuscripts, and historical book-related technology. Included are never-before displayed items dating from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Lenore Rouse at 202-319-5090 or rouse@cua.edu.

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 Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug. 22; Wednesday, Aug. 24; and Friday, Aug. 26
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values opens its international seminar “Responsibility Personal and Social: Foundations for Life in a Global Age,” with the introduction of more than a dozen scholars from Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, India, Italy, Lithuania, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, the United States, and Vietnam. Under discussion will also be the principles of responsibility. 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.

Thursday, Aug. 25
Orientation for new students begins. For more information, visit http://orientation.cua.edu/.

Friday, Aug. 26
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents a lecture on the philosophical thought of Emmanuel Levinas by Professor Richard Cohen, director of the Institute on Jewish Thought at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. This lecture is part of the international seminar “Responsibility Personal and Social: Foundations for Life in a Global Age.” Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or e-mail cua-cscv@cua.edu

Saturday, Aug. 27
Residence halls open for returning students. For more information, visit http://residencelife.cua.edu/.

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 Announcements

Zipcar Increases Fleet at CUA
The Office of Procurement Services and Zipcar have agreed to add three additional Zipcar vehicles on campus as part of a growing demand from student associations. Zipcar is a member-based car sharing company providing automobile rental to its members — billable by the hour or day — delivering on-demand mobility while leaving a small footprint on the environment.

CUA community members can join the program for $25 a year. Members receive a Zip card by mail. This card will allow access to Zipcar vehicles parked on campus, as well as in more than 50 cities across North America and the United Kingdom. Zipcar offers low hourly and daily rates, which include gas and insurance. Members must be 21 years of age to join. The vehicles recently added at CUA can be found in the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall. For more information, visit www.zipcar.com/catholic.

Auto Detailing
The Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car-washing services in the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the CUA community are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their cars washed while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; and other services are additional. Cash, Visa, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation is necessary. Please remove all valuables from a vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. For more information, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or blount@cua.edu.

Blackboard Training
Instructional Services will offer an information session on Blackboard 9 on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. in Leahy Hall, Room 51. The session will focus on new features and give faculty the opportunity to log in to this new version. There will also be a Blackboard 9 new-user session on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. in Leahy Hall, Room 51. This session will introduce Blackboard 9 to anyone who has never used Blackboard before. Seats are limited in both trainings. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail dufresnr@cua.edu.

Pryzbyla Hours
As the University prepares for the opening of the academic year, hours of operation will change at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center:

  • Through Tuesday, Aug. 23: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Regular hours of operation resume Friday, Aug. 26: Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, contact the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management at 202-319-5200 or cua-pryzbyla@cua.edu.

9/11 Day of Service
Staff, faculty, and students are invited to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by participating in the National Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 10. Participants will gather in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, at 8 a.m. and then disperse across the city to volunteer until 3 p.m. in honor of the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks. All volunteer hours for this event will be counted toward the Cardinal Service Commitment 125,000-hour goal commemorating the University’s 125th anniversary. Participants must register in order to take part. For more information and to sign up, visit http://service.cua.edu/9-11/service-day.cfm.

Nonretaliation Policy
The Catholic University of America is comitted to conducting its affairs ethically and in compliance with laws, regulations, and University policies. To promote a culture of ethics and compliance, and to correct any instances of potential noncompliance, the University strongly encourages members of its community to report their compliance concerns.

Retaliation against individuals for making good faith reports of potential noncompliance with laws, regulations, or University policies is strictly prohibited, and is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The Nonretaliation Policy can be found on the University’s policy website at http://policies.cua.edu/eeo/nonretaliation.cfm.

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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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