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Monday, Nov. 29
Classes resume.

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Cuban Culture after the Fall of the Soviet Union," by Nel Diago, professor, University of Valencia, Spain. The presentation will be given in Spanish. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, contact Mario Rojas, professor of Spanish, at rojas@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Election 2004: An Institutional Perspective," by Michael W. Foley, associate professor of politics. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Supervised learning by perceptron networks as an approximate optimization," a lecture by Vera Kurkova, professor, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. McMahon 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu

5 p.m., the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students present "Cultural Reconstruction: National Unity and Racial Division in the American Magazine, 1870-1890," by Reynolds Scott-Childress, visiting assistant professor of history. Stephen West, assistant professor of history, will be the commentator. Based on a pre-circulated paper. Refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information or to obtain a copy of the paper, contact the Department of History at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Abstract Aesthetics and Practical Criticism in Ninth-Century Baghdad," by Beatrice Gruendler, professor, Yale University. A light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

6:30 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents the Fourth Annual Calihan Lecture. "Business Ethics and Truth: Rebuilding the Broken Nexus" will be given by Maximilian B. Torres, professor, Ave Maria School of Law. Torres also will receive the 2003 Novak Award, totaling $10,000, given annually to a scholar who has conducted promising new research on the interrelation of religion and economic liberty. Named after religious philosopher Michael Novak and funded by the family of Joseph Calihan, the Novak Award is given by the Acton Institute of Grand Rapids, Mich. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5236.

Thursday, Dec. 2
7 p.m., the Division of Student Life hosts a special session on personal safety for all CUA students to reinforce their awareness of safety issues. Student life professionals will address students and discuss their concerns. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5714.

Friday, Dec. 3
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Conflicts of Desire," presented by Alasdair MacIntyre, professor, University of Notre Dame. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., CUA holds its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event features carols, readings, prayers and a reflection by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M. McMahon Circle. Refreshments and cookies will be served. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

7:30 p.m., the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic University present the Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin; the CUA Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor; and the Choir of the Basilica, conducted by Peter Latona. The concert is free, but donations will be collected for SOME (So Others Might Eat). Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Saturday, Dec. 4
Last day of classes for the law school.

2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., CUA's Leadership Training Program and the Center City Consortium present the "Angel for a Day" Christmas Extravaganza, which will feature games, giveaways and snacks for participating children and their families. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, will give the opening thanks and blessing. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Sunday, Dec. 5
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Latin American World Percussion Ensemble, directed by Luis Garay. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

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Monday, Dec. 6
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring pianist Boris Berman. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Tuesday, Dec. 7
4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center's Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Culture present a panel discussion entitled "Catholic Intellectual Life and the Culture of Legal Studies: Fifty Years after the Monsignor John Tracy Ellis Lecture." A reception will follow. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd., N.E. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Karen King at 202-635-5480 or kking@jp2cc.org.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers, conducted by Kevin O'Brien. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception. University closed.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 12
The Department of Drama presents "Rhinoceros." The Dec. 8-11 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. and the Dec. 12 performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, faculty and staff; and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 9
7 p.m., CUA's Department of Greek and Latin and the Washington Society of the Archeological Institute of America present "The Temple of Mut at Karnak," by Betsy Bryan, professor, Johns Hopkins University. She will discuss her investigation of the temple of the goddess Mut at Karnak in Luxor, Egypt. A pre-lecture reception will be held at 6:15 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact the Department of Greek and Latin at 202-319-5216.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, directed by Kate Tamarkin. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 9, to Saturday, Dec. 11
8 p.m., the Department of Drama presents "Experiments I," which will consist of M.F.A. directing workshop productions of Hamlet and Macbeth. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, faculty and staff; and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Friday, Dec. 10
Last day of classes.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Women's Chorus, conducted by Diana V. Saez. Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

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Athletics

Monday, Nov. 29
6 p.m., the CUA women's basketball team hosts Villa Julie College. The men's team plays at 8 p.m. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
6 p.m., the CUA women's basketball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. The men's team plays at 8 p.m.
DuFour Center.

Wednesday, Dec. 8
6 p.m., the CUA women's basketball team hosts Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The men's team plays at 8 p.m. DuFour Center.

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Announcements

Advent Adoration
Advent Adoration has begun. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed each day after the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel. This includes Mondays and Tuesdays until 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays through the scheduled evening adorations at 9 p.m., and Fridays until 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Holiday Bookstore Sale
The CUA Bookstore will host its Holiday 2004 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. CUA employees will receive a 20% discount on select regular and sale-priced merchandise. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Barbara Hoy at 202-319-5232.

Academic Regalia Purchase
The CUA Bookstore announces that a representative from Herff-Jones will be in the lobby of the Pryzbyla Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, to take orders for the purchase of academic regalia. For more information, call Barbara Hoy at 202-319-5232.

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