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Upcoming Events

Announcements
Training for Cardinal Station

Undergraduate Certificates in Pastoral Ministry

Zipcar at CUA

Student Employee of the Year Nominations

Health and Safety

Counterfeit Power Strips

 

Calendar

Monday, March 7
Classes resume.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents its 2005 Law, Philosophy and Religious Traditions Lecture. "Papal Jurisdiction over Nonbelievers: The Marriage Cases" will be given by Judge John T. Noonan Jr., who serves on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact Joan Vorrasi at 202-319-6126 or Vorrasi@cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 8
4 p.m., the Graduate Students' Association and the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association present the Monsignor John Tracy Ellis lecture. "Bishop Fulton J. Sheen" will be given by Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of Milwaukee. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact David Endres at 202-319-1733 or endres@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and the departments of media studies and anthropology present "Chronicles of a Potemkin Village: Media and Public Perception of Guantanamo," by Lisa Lynch, CUA assistant professor of media studies. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5601.

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 "Images of Christ through History from the Catacombs to the Present Day," by Reed Armstrong, sculptor and board member of the Foundation for Sacred Arts. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road, N.E. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., a shuttle bus will run from the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center to the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center every 15 minutes. For more information, call 202-635-5400.

Wednesday, March 9
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Averroes and Aquinas on Human Intellect," by Richard Taylor, professor of philosophy, Marquette University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

8 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Jesus Christ Superstar." CUA faculty and guest artists will give brief presentations before the film. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, March 10
Noon. The Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Washing of Hands, the Command of God and the Tradition of Scribes," by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue, the Interdisciplinary Program on Law and Religion at the Columbus School of Law and the Center for Interreligious Understanding in Secaucus, N.J., present a symposium titled "Finding the Place for the Other: The Future of Jewish-Christian Dialogue." Speakers include Cardinal William Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore. A reception will follow. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue at 202-319-6169 or cua-iisd@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents the Second Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture. "The Future of Parishes and the Present Canonical Legislation" will be given by Monsignor Roch Page, professor of canon law, St. Paul's Ottawa, Canada. Reception to follow. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact the School of Canon Law at 202-319-5493 or cua-canonlaw@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Are Women in the Covenant? Gender and Circumcision in Judaism," by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring pianist James Litzelman. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, March 11
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents a day-long symposium titled "Professions and the Common Good," which is open to the public. Various locations in the Columbus School of Law. For more information, contact Joan Vorrasi at 202-319-6126 or Vorrasi@law.edu.

2:10 p.m., as part of their spring lecture series, the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present "Undergoing: Phenomenology, Value Theory and Nihilism," by Steven Galt Crowell, professor of philosophy, Rice University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or visit http://philosophy.cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents its Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture. "The asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the universe and in the law of physics," will be given by Helen R. Quinn, professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5315.

7 p.m., as part of its 2005 film series, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "The Fifth Element," directed by Luc Besson. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Friday, March 11, to Sunday, March 13
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Jesus Christ Superstar." Jane Pesci-Townsend is the director; N. Thomas Pedersen is the music director. The March 11-12 performances will be at 8 p.m. and the March 13 performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for senior citizens and the CUA community. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Upcoming Events

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. Crough Center, 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.

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 http://commlaw.cua.edu/2005_symposium.cfm
 or contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438.

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. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $12, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

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 http://philosophy.cua.edu.

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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Announcements

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 one of the following classes:

March 8: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
March 29: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Both classes will be held in Leahy Hall, Room LL40. For more information or to sign up, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.

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. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351.

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

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 http://www.zipcar.com/catholic. 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.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
To honor CUA's student workers and their supervisors, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, has proclaimed the week of April 10-16 as "Student Employment Week" at CUA.

During that week, the university will honor one undergraduate and one graduate "Student Employee of the Year." The Office of Career Services is calling on supervisors to nominate from their areas one undergraduate and/or one graduate student employee (work-study or non-work-study) whose contribution to that office or department the supervisor believes is exceptional.

The Office of Career Services has begun accepting nominations. Nominees should be reliable, do high-quality work and show creativity and independence in dealing with work situations. A committee of readers will select one undergraduate and one graduate student for the award. Each nominee, along with award recipients, will be publicly acknowledged on campus. Supervisors should visit http://careers.cua.edu/seoty.cfm, complete a nomination form and submit it to career services by March 11. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623.

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Health and Safety

Counterfeit Power Strips
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) warns consumers that three-outlet power strips distributed by the company Enersonic have counterfeit UL listing marks for the United States and Canada. These products do not meet UL safety requirements and may pose the risk of fire or electrical shock. It has an undersized power supply cord and incorrectly wired receptacles.

The name of the product is the Enersonic YLPT-1. The power strip has a plastic enclosure with Enersonic's name on the front and YLPT-1, 125 Vac,15A,60 Hz, 1875W on the back. The product is further identified as 16AWGX3C (on the power supply cord), Enersonic 3 Outlet Power Strip W/3' Cord (on top of the packaging) and ITEM# 10015 3 Outlet Power Strip W/3' Cord (near the center of the packaging).

UL recommends that users return the power strip to its place of purchase. To view pictures showing the difference between the counterfeit strip and a UL-authorized one, visit http://www.ul.com/media/newsrel/nr020105.html. For more information, contact Joe Beres, director of CUA's Office of Environmental Health and Safety, at 202-319-6112.

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