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Monday, Nov. 8
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning, the Embassy of Austria's Austrian Cultural Forum and The Architekturzentrum in Vienna present "The Visionary Power of Austrian Architecture: Tradition and Innovation," by Cristoph Kapeller, an Austrian architect. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute and the Center for American Catholic Studies present "Living on Paradise Drive: Focusing on the Nature of Work and Family," by David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times and author of On Paradise Drive. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., the College Board will offer free one-hour introductions to the new SAT format. The workshops will provide answers to questions regarding the new changes, the reason behind them, how the essay portion will be scored and which tests high school juniors should take. The session for high school and college staff who work with SAT scores will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The session for parents and high school students will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Christine Mica at mica@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of the "Educating the Whole Person: A Series of Lectures and Dialogues with Faculty and Student Life" series, the offices of the vice provost, student life and housing and residential services present "Politics and the Study of Human Nature," by Claes Ryn, professor of politics.

Panelists include:

— Deirdre Woodbyrne, B.A. 1992
— Lauren Heckman, B.A. 2002
— Katie Acuff, B.A. 2003

The moderator will be Alan Goodman, director of the Office of Career Services. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

Wednesday, Nov. 10
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion and the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue present "The Future of Vatican-Israel Relations," by Oded Ben Hur, the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican. Light refreshments will follow. Columbus School of Law, Room 204. For more information, contact 202-319-6169 or cua-iisd@cua.edu
 or visit http://iisd.cua.edu.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Campus Ministry hosts a long-term service fair to inform students of volunteer opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area. More than 50 organizations will be represented. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Emmjolee Mendoza at mendozae@cua.edu.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Grobner Bases with respect to several orderings and difference dimension polynomials," by Alexander Levin, CUA professor. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 14
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Opera Theatre production of Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land." Michael Scarola is the director; Kate Tamarkin the music director. The Nov. 11-13 performances will be at 8 p.m.; the Nov. 14 performance will be at 2 p.m. Ward Recital Hall. For information about tickets and prices, call 202-319-5414.

Thursday, Nov. 11
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the School of Nursing presents "The Promise of Nursing," by Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., dean of the College of Health and Natural Sciences and chair of the School of Nursing, Spalding University. Light refreshments will be served. Gowan Hall Auditorium. To R.s.v.p. or for more information, call 202-319-5400.

10:30 a.m., the schools of arts and sciences and theology and religious studies present "Social Work and Catholic Social Identity in Cuba," by Dagoberto Valdes Hernandez, a renowned Cuban religious and civic leader. The presentation will be in Spanish with the possibility of simultaneous translation. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5114.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Engineering Summer Job Search" to inform students how they can search for engineering jobs and which companies are hiring. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/forms/eventreg.htm. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

6 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and the Office of Career Services present "Foreign Languages at Work," a panel discussion on the importance of foreign language proficiency in the current job market. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

Thursday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 14
The Department of Drama presents "The Women." The Nov. 11-13 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the Nov. 14 performance will be 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.

Friday, Nov. 12
10 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the School of Engineering present "Focus on Engineering," a program for prospective high school students and their families to visit campus and find out more about CUA's engineering program. Pangborn Hall Lobby. For more information, visit http://admissions.cua.edu/visit/.

2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Dante: Healing the Wounded Will," by Giuseppe Mazzotta, professor, Yale University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the Office of the President presents "An Evening of Celebration," during which CUA's Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented. Former U.S. Drug Czar Barry R. McCaffrey will receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, the highest honor bestowed by Catholic University's Alumni Association. Special invitation only. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

7 p.m., CUA's University Libraries present "Poland is Not Yet Lost: Heroic and Tragic Tales for the Polish Diaspora," a book talk and signing by Christopher Wheatley, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, Timothy C. May Gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5055.

Friday, Nov. 12, to Sunday, Nov. 14
Homecoming Weekend.
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Monday, Nov. 15
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Department of Modern Languages present "Andalus Urbanite to Bedouin Lover: Translating Ibn Arabi's Translation of Desires," by Michael Sells, professor of religion, Haverford College. A reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

Tuesday, Nov. 16
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies presents "Catholics and Presidential Politics: Reflections on 1960 and 2004," by E.J. Dionne, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post. Respondents will be John White, CUA professor of politics, and Leo Ribuffo, professor of history, George Washington University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Wednesday, Nov. 17
3 p.m. to 4 p.m., representatives from the Institute of International Education will speak with interested students and faculty about the National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad. The scholarships provide stipends to students who wish to study languages vital to national security. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5017 or visit http://www.iie.org/nsep.

4 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Christ in the Theologies of Paul and John: A Study in the Diverse Unity of New Testament Theology," by Rev. Frank J. Matera, CUA's new Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies. A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

8 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Impromptu." 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, Nov. 18
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Research on International Priests Serving in the United States," by Dean Hoge, professor of sociology, and Rev. Aniedi Okure, O.P., a CUA graduate student. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4:30 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages presents "Dancing with Giants: Ekphrasis and Technology in Don Quixote 1.8," by Frederick De Armas, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, University of Chicago. McMahon Hall, Room 202. For more information, contact Bruno Damiani, CUA professor, at 202-319-5240 or damiani@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the Graduate Student Association, the departments of sociology and politics, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies present "The Americanization of Polish Higher Education," by Miroslaw Sawicki, minister for national education and sport for the Republic of Poland. A reception will follow. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

Thursday, Nov. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 21
The Department of Drama presents "The Anastasia Trials." The Nov. 18-20 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the Nov. 21 performance will be 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, Nov. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 21
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Musical Theatre production of "The Land Where the Good Songs Go." Stafford Arima is the director, David Loud is the music director and Patti Wilcox is the choreographer. The Nov. 18-20 performances are at 8 p.m.; the Nov. 21 performance is at 2 p.m. Ward Recital Hall. For information about tickets and prices, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, Nov. 19
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Weakness of the Will - A Neurologist's Perspective," presented by Richard Restak, professor, George Washington University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

5 p.m., the departments of history and modern languages present the 18th Annual Robert N. Nicolich Memorial Lecture. "Time and Identity: French Intellectuals and the Problem of the 17th Century" will be given by Jonathan DeWald, professor, State University of New York at Buffalo. A reception will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

Saturday, Nov. 20
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Band, directed by Mark Cook. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 21
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers, conducted by Leo Nestor. The Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.
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Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 13
1 p.m., CUA's football team hosts Bridgewater College. DuFour Field.
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Announcements

New CUA Counsel Online
Are new employee background checks coming? The new issue of CUA Counsel Online looks at the use of background checks in higher education as well as legal issues in use of wireless computing on campus; when faculty are not allowed to confirm a student's enrollment at CUA; and whether universities will be exempt from easier telephone wiretapping by the federal government. To read the new issue, visit http://counselonline.cua.edu.

Vehicle Sale
The Purchasing Office announces the "as is" sale of one Ford Econoline van and one Chevrolet truck. They are parked in the Grounds Shop yard. Please submit written bids by Nov. 23 to Ralph Newsom in the Purchasing Department in Leahy Hall, Room LL40, or NewsomR@cua.edu.

Brookland-CUA Metrorail Station Closing
Due to construction on the future New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet University Metrorail station, Metrorail will close the Red Line between Union Station and Fort Totten from Friday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 8 at 5 a.m. The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA Metrorail stations will be completely closed.

Free shuttle bus service will be available between the Union Station, Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland-CUA and Fort Totten stations. Customers wishing to board Metrorail at either the Brookland-CUA or Rhode Island Avenue stations will need to take a shuttle bus from one of those two stations to either Fort Totten or Union Station, depending on which direction they are traveling.

Diversity Training Seminar
The Office of Equal Opportunity announces that it will offer a seminar entitled  "EEO and Diversity Training," which will address questions such as "What is Equal Opportunity?"  "What is discrimination?" and "How do I deal with a diverse workforce?" The training is available to all CUA employees and will be offered every other month beginning in November. The first seminar will be held on Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Employees are advised to get approval from their supervisors before signing up for the seminar. Those who wish to attend the seminars must call the Office of Equal Opportunity at 202-319-6594.
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