This Week at CUA
March 14 - March 21 View Archives



Upcoming Events

Farewell Reception

Mandated Power Outages

Call for Poetry Submissions

Training for Cardinal Station
Undergraduate Certificates in Pastoral Ministry

Zipcar at CUA


Monday, March 14
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the School of Engineering presents "V-Lab: A Computational Intelligence-Based Virtual Laboratory for Autonomous Agents," by Mo Jamshidi, the Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and AT&T Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5178.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Architecture and Moving Objects," by Stanley Hallet, CUA professor of architecture. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Wednesday, March 16
7 p.m., as part of the "Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred" symposium and art exhibit, the schools of arts and sciences and philosophy, the Division of Student Life, the Foundation for Sacred Arts and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center present "Joan of Arc: A Saint for a Secular Age," by Nora Heimann, CUA associate professor of art. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-635-5400.

7 p.m., the Department of Sociology and the District of Columbia Sociological Society present "The Lonely Crowd in Retrospect: Continuing Quandaries of American Individualism," by Robert Wunthnow, professor of sociology, Princeton University. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Bobbie Spalter-Roth at 202-387-1753 or

7:30 p.m., the Gratia Plena women's group of Campus Ministry presents "On the Dignity of Women," by Chris Faddis, a visiting youth minister from Arizona. Refreshments will be served. Caldwell Hall, Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thursday, March 17
9 a.m., CUA's CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy, the Institute for Communications Law Studies, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Communications Bar Association present a daylong symposium titled "The Telecommunications Act of 1996: A Case of Regulatory Obsolescence." Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, visit
 or contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438.

12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Beer and Protest: Police Behavior at Campus Disorderly Gatherings," by John D. McCarthy, professor of sociology, Pennsylvania State University. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Abstract algebraic difference equations," by Alexander Levin, professor of mathematics. Mcmahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "A Happy Family? Venantius Fortunatus and the Covenant of the Holy Cross," by Michael Roberts, professor of classical studies, Wesleyan University. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Thursday, March 17, to Sunday, March 20
The Department of Drama presents George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," directed by David Binet. The Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday perfomance is at 2 p.m. Callan Theatre. Tickets are $12, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Albert Herring." Michael Scarola is the director; Stephen Czarkowski is the conductor. The March 17-19 performances will be at 8 p.m. and the March 20 performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors citizens and the CUA community. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, March 18
Noon. The Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Venantius Fortunatus, Last Poet of Antiquity?" by Michael Roberts, professor of classical studies, Wesleyan University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

2:10 p.m., as part of their spring lecture series, the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present "Individuality and the Principle of Individuation in Thomas Aquinas: An Ontological Characterization," by Jorge J. E. Garcia, professor of philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or visit

Sunday, March 20
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Singers, directed by Maureen Codelka. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 21
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Grammar and the Idea of Early Christianity," by Catherine Chin, instructor of theology and religious studies. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "On Paper," by Marco Frascari, professor of architecture, Virginia Tech, Washington-Alexandria Center. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Thursday, March 24
Holy Thursday. University closed.

Friday, March 25
Good Friday. University closed.

Sunday, March 27

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Farewell Reception
On Tuesday, March 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., a farewell reception will be held for Jessica Madrigal, director of the Office of Summer Sessions. McMahon Foyer.

Mandated Power Outages
In order for Potomac Testing to install a new high-voltage switch and splice in McMahon Hall and a new transformer in Gibbons Hall, CUA's Facilities Maintenance and Operations will conduct power outages during Easter break:

Thursday, March 24: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Power Plant

Friday, March 25: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salve Regina

Monday, March 28: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Those with questions or concerns may contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or

Call for Poetry Submissions
The Department of English is accepting submissions for its annual O'Hagan Poetry Contest, which awards $100 to a CUA undergraduate who writes the best poetry. Students in all departments and schools may submit one or several poems for consideration. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 21. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Training for Cardinal Station
The Office of Business Services and the Office of the Registrar will provide voluntary training on the new Cardinal Station system. Those who wish to participate may attend the following class:

March 29: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Leahy Hall, Room LL40.

For more information or to sign up, contact Rana Silver at

Undergraduate Certificates in Pastoral Ministry
The School of Theology and Religious Studies will host two educational sessions for students interested in earning their undergraduate certificates in pastoral ministry. Students do not need to be majoring in theology and religious studies to participate in the certificate program. The sessions will be held:

Tuesday, March 15: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Caldwell Hall, Room 117.
— Tuesday, March 22: Noon to 1 p.m. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351.

For more information, contact Sister Catherine Dooley, O.P., associate professor of theology and religious studies, at, or Cynthia Crysdale, associate dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, at

Zipcar at CUA
Continuing its partnership with Catholic University, Zipcar an innovative service that provides self-serve access to 20 varieties of cars at more than 70 locations in Washington, D.C. is offering yearly memberships to the CUA community for only $25.

With a Zipcar parked on campus (in a space at the end of the McMahon Hall lot, near Centennial Village) and in other dedicated parking locations throughout Washington, D.C., members can reserve cars online or by phone and use their personal access card to enter and drive them. Gas, insurance, maintenance and dedicated parking are all included in Zipcar's hourly and daily rates, which are $8.50 and $60, respectively.

Those interested can sign up by visiting Special discounted departmental accounts are also available. The company's fully automated systems and Internet access make using a Zipcar as simple as getting cash from an ATM. For more information, contact Christine Laurence, Washington, D.C., regional sales director, at 202-737-4972 or visit the Zipcar Web site listed above.

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