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Monday, March 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops present "The Catholic Church and Immigration: Pastoral, Policy, and Social Perspectives," featuring a keynote address, "The Universal Church as a Defender of the Rights of Migrants" by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5999.

12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents "The role of biofilms in MRSA pathogenesis and vaccine development," by Mark E. Shirtliff, associate professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6723 or contact Ekaterina Nestorovich at Nestorovich@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and friends and family of Jane Pesci-Townsend present a memorial tribute concert. Seats must be reserved. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, March 22
4:15 p.m., the Office of the President presents “Evolution and Christianity” by Martin A. Nowak, professor of biology and mathematics at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. This lecture is part of a series of events celebrating the theme of President John Garvey’s inaugural year — Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University. A light reception follows the lecture. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities and conducting studies. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

8 p.m., Students on the Mount, Amnesty International, and Delta Sigma Theta sponsor a film screening of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell." Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. This event is part of Women's History Month. For more information, visit http://multicultural.cua.edu/women/.

Wednesday, March 23
7:30 p.m., Students on the Mount present a social justice lecture, "The Challenge of the Common Good," by James Stround, doctoral candidate in moral theology and ethics and First Year Experience teaching fellow in theology and religious studies. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Sydney Pomykata at 402-210-8470.

Thursday, March 24
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musicology Colloquium presents “Old Russia in New York City: Music, the White Émigrés, and the Russian Church in Harlem” by Natalie Zelensky, independent scholar. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, at 202-319-5413.

3:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies sponsors a roundtable discussion, “Can Civility Be Restored to American Politics?” with former Congressman Al Swift and former Republican aide Bob Hynes. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A. For more information, call 202-319-5667.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents the Eighth Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture, "Misericordia: extra Codicem, in justitia. A Historical View on the Jurisdictional Limits of Codified Law," by E. C. Coppens, professor of the history of law at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5492.

6 to 7 p.m., the Special Libraries Association Student Group sponsors a chat, "What It Is Like to Be a Law Librarian." Marist Hall, Room 132. For more information, contact Angela Flottemesch at 202-319-6138 or slacua@gmail.com.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry presents "Centering Your Life on God and Regaining Peace and Serenity," by Oblate seminarian Michael Castrilli. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. This lecture is part of the Inaugural Year Cardinal Virtues series and Theology on Tap. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities and conducting studies. Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, March 25
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Society of Composers Inc. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the University Singers and CUA Chamber Choir, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, March 26
Noon, Kappa Tau Gamma sponsors a powderpuff football tournament. Pryzbyla Center, lawn. Teams of women can register by e-mailing Alyssa Pellegrino at 89pellegrino@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

7 to 11 p.m., Take Note Acapella hosts “ShamRockapella,” an invitational concert featuring Take Note and CUA groups Sixtus and Redline, the Georgetown University Chimes, and American University’s Dime a Dozen. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. Admission is $2. All proceeds go to CUA Cares for relief efforts in Japan. For more information, contact Bridget Conley at 43conley@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Sunday, March 27
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty piano recital, "Liszt: Religion and Death," by Thomas Mastroianni, professor emeritus. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Athletics

Monday, March 21
3:30 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Shenandoah University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, tennis courts.

Wednesday, March 23
3:30 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Stevenson University. DuFour Center, tennis courts. 

Sunday, March 27
1 p.m., the softball team hosts a double header against Salisbury University. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Campus Ministry

Support the Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
The university community is invited to support the victims affected by the earthquake in Japan by visiting http://cuacares.cua.edu to offer prayers and donations. Donations are also being accepted in the Pryzbyla Center lobby weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. through  April 1 and online at www.cuatoday.com/japan.

Graduate Bible Study
Graduate Bible Study will meet in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Tuesday, March 22, at 6 p.m.

Residence Hall Confessions
Residence hall confessions will be held as follows:

  • Centennial Village South, Monday, March 21, from 9 to 11 p.m.
  • Opus Hall, Tuesday, March 22, from 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Caldwell/Seaton Hall, Wednesday, March 23, from 10 to 11 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel

Lenten Reflections
The Office of Campus Ministry is distributing the Diocese of Saginaw’s "Little Black Books" of Lenten reflections. To request more copies, contact David Pennington at penningd@cua.edu.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held each Monday during Lent at 5:45 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel following the 5:10 p.m. Mass.

Lenten Adoration
Lenten eucharistic adoration will be held daily throughout Lent from 1 to 5 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

Lenten Retreat
Rev. Christian Raab, a doctoral student in theology and religious studies, will preach at this year’s Lenten Retreat, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, on the three Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The retreat will take place at Melwood Retreat Center in Nanjemoy, Md., from Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March  27. The theme is “Take Courage, I Have Conquered the World.”  Students can sign up online at http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration-dsp.cfm, or at the Pryzbyla Center lobby during lunch and dinner from March 14 to March 18. The cost is $40.  For scholarships or more information, contact Chris Commins, associate campus minister, at commins@cua.edu.

An Opportunity to Give Alms
The Office of Campus Activities is collecting items to be donated to Calvary Women’s Services, which provides shelter for homeless women in Washington, D.C. The following items can be dropped off at Campus Ministry, neighborhood residence hall office, or the Office of Campus Activities in Pryzbyla Center, Room 107, by Wednesday, March 30:

Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, duster, toilet scrub, all surface wipes, etc.); air mattresses; reams of white or multi-colored copy paper; umbrellas; pill organizers; boxes of powdered laundry detergent; boxes of cereal; cans of coffee; towels; liquid hand soap; colored twin sheet sets; liquid dish soap; pillows; feminine hygiene products; manila folders; toilet paper; bath robes; body sprays; slippers; razors; mesh laundry bags; theater and movie tickets; gift certificates for manicures, facials, or massages; acrylic paints, brushes, and small canvasses.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 28
Registration for the fall 2011 semester begins.

3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a violin recital. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

5:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Virginity, Then and Now," by Lindsay Thompson, associate professor at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., the CUA Knights of Columbus host "Why 'New Evangelization' Now?" by Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Joe Hubbard at 13hubbard@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 29
6 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Food, Drink, and Sex: Recovering Temperance in a Culture of Excess," by John Grabowski, associate professor of theology and religious studies. This event is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and the Inaugural Year Cardinal Virtues series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

6:30 p.m. the French 199 class presents the play, "Variations on Little Red Riding Hood." Hartke Theatre, G002 Lab Theatre. For more information, contact Dorothee Polanz at 202-319-5240 or polanz@cua.edu.

Wednesday, March 30
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "An Evening of Music for Bassoon and Electronics," by bassoonist Maya Stone featuring composers Stephen Gorbos, assistant professor, and Spencer Lambright, assistant professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University, on electronics. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, March 31
12:30 to 2 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a faculty seminar series on Catholic social teaching, "Solidarity," by John Kromkowski, associate professor of politics, and Enrique Pumar, associate professor of sociology. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. Lunch is provided, with an R.s.v.p. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5999.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musicology Colloquium presents "Music and Rhetoric Reconsidered: The Case of Lully's France," by Jonathan Gibson, associate professor of music, James Madison University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, associate professor, at 202-319-5413.

7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science announces the 21st Annual Elizabeth Stone Lecture, "A Passion for Libraries - Or - Why Do We Do What We Do," by Elizabeth Aversa, director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Alabama and former dean of the CUA School of Library and Information Science. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, or to R.s.v.p., e-mail cua-slis@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the University Honors Council presents "Einstein: Genius on the Shore," by Ronald S. Calinger, professor of history. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ryan Nugent at 202-299-2766 or 46nugent@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Friday, April 1
9 a.m. to noon, The Catholic University of America and Casey Trees will plant 10 Yoshino Cherry Trees on St. Thomas Hill to commemorate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Arbor Day, and a student service learning project. For more information, call 202-319-5164.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service and Howard University School of Social Work host the 5th Annual Social Work Job and Career Fair. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call Janet Rosenkrantz at 202-319-5454 or rosenkrantz@cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a stage composition performance. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, April 3
4:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents an Opera Workshop, "Theatre of Imagination" featuring scenes from "Manon," "Der Rosenkavalier," and "Little Women," directed by Elaine Walter, professor of music. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Announcements

International Week
CUA International Week showcases the global diversity on the CUA campus that is reflected in the people who make up the CUA community and in the University's academic programs. There will be a variety of international events throughout the week including an embassy event, culture show, and international Samba and Capoeira peformances.

On Monday, March 21, a Global Fest will showcase the global diversity on campus through the sights, sounds, and tastes of the cultures that combine to create the CUA community. The event will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a full schedule of events, visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week/.

Summer Housing
The Office of Housing Services is accepting applications from CUA students for summer housing. Space is available in Opus Hall from May 15 to Aug. 7. The priority housing application deadline is April 15. For more information, visit http://housing.cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

Know Your Numbers
The Office of Human Resources announces that free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings will be available for employees who are covered under any of CUA’s medical plans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. Employees can sign up at https://www.provantevents.com/CUA.

Health and Fitness Fair
The Campus Wellness Committee announces the annual health and fitness fair, which will take place on Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, A and B. The event features health screenings, seated massages, giveaways, and more. It is open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, call 202-319-4174.

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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