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Tuesday, Oct. 19
12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service offers to the CUA community a free workshop titled "Taking the GRE," which provides an overview of the exam and testing strategies. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts its annual Quasten Lecture. "The Death of Jesus: Reviewing the History" will be given by Rev. John Donahue, S.J., Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, St. Mary's Seminary and University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

4:45 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences sponsors a talk about academic and industry partnerships by Robert E. Prince, president and CEO of Duratek Inc. He will be speaking on the lessons that have been learned from the relationship between Catholic University's Vitreous State Laboratory and Duratek. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600

Wednesday, Oct. 20
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Office of International Students invite the CUA community to meet Swapan Kumar Bhattacharyya, a professor at the University of Calcutta, and L.P. Singh, a past associate of the Maitrea project in Buddha Gaya, where the Buddha received his enlightenment. They will discuss ancient spirituality in the new dynamism of India. Participants are invited to bring a sandwich. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-6089.

4:10 p.m, the Department of Mathematics presents "The Radon Transform," by Andrew Vogt, professor, Georgetown University. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History, the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students present "Religion and Politics in Europe, 1500-1700," by Philip Benedict, professor, Brown University. Robert Schneider, chair of the history department, will be the commentator. Based on a pre-circulated paper. Light refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to request a copy of the paper, contact the Department of History at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

8 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Psycho." 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, Oct. 21
7 p.m., as part of its annual speakers series, the Center for Irish Studies presents "The Contemporary Theatre in Ireland," by Thomas Kilroy, one of Ireland's leading playwrights. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Christina Mahony, center director, at 202-319-5488 or mahonyc@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 22
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Descartes' 'Feeble Spirits,' " by CUA Associate Professor John McCarthy. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a guest artist/faculty recital featuring the Mark Cook and Friends Jazz Ensemble. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 22, to Sunday, Oct. 24
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musical theater production of "The Secret Garden." Jane Pesci-Townsend is the director; N. Thomas Pedersen is the music director. The Oct. 22 and 23 performances are at 8 p.m.; the Oct. 24 performance is at 2 p.m. Hartke Theatre. For ticket information, call 202-319-5414.
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Monday, Oct. 25
5:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Making of the Neoplatonic System: Plotinus and the Parmenides," by Matthias Vorwerk, CUA assistant professor. Refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. McMahon Hall, Room 304. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Your Identity Zones: Who are You? How Do We Get Along?" by Mark Williams, business consultant and founder of MarkusWork. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

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 "Fighting Entropy: Science and the Psyche's Struggle Against Intellectual Chaos," presented by Marc M. Sebrechts, chair of the Department of Psychology.

Panelists include:

— Gerry Gordan, Ph.D. 1980, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
— Betsy Cerulo, B.A. 1984, founder and chief executive officer, AdNet/AccountNet Inc.
— Salvatrice Murphy, B.A. 1998 and M.S.W. 2000, assistant program coordinator, Girls and Boys Town
— Marc M. Sebrechts

The moderator will be Paul Brooks, B.A. 1976, counsel to the president for government and community relations. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Office of International Students invite the CUA community to meet Gao Binjian, a professor of philosophy and phenomenology of religion in Wuhan, China, and Xia Jinhua, a Buddhist monk in Shanghai. They will discuss the meaning of religion in China. Participants are invited to bring a sandwich. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-6089.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "A Universal Law for the Church? Changes in Canon Law in the Late 12th and Early 13th Centuries," by Monsignor Brian Ferme, dean of the School of Canon Law. A light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Thursday, Oct. 28
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Your Mother and Your Father: Gregory of Nazianzus' Philosophical Family and the Question of Masculinity in Late Antiquity," by Susanna Elm, professor, University of California at Berkeley. A question-and-answer session and a light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

7 p.m., Metropolitan College with celebrate its 25th year of service to adult and nontraditional learners.  U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will give the keynote address, and an honorary degree will be conferred on benefactor and former CUA trustee Vincent Sheehy, B.A. 1951. A video about the college will be debuted; it includes an interview with Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams and with Metropolitan College students and alumni. For more information, contact Toni Khianthalat at 202-319-6256.

Friday, Oct. 29
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Kant on Weakness of Will," presented by Thomas Hill, University of North Carolina. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 30
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, cellist Robert Newkirk and pianist Marilyn Neeley. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Sunday, Oct. 31
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Kate Tamarkin and Leo Nestor, respectively,  and featuring organist Edward Alan Moore. Selections include Saint-Saens "Organ Symphony" and Faure's "Pavane and Requiem." Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.
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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 19
4 p.m., the CUA women's soccer team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Field.

Thursday, Oct. 21
7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts Marymount University. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.

Saturday, Oct. 23
3 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Goucher College at Trinity University.

Sunday, Oct. 24
2 p.m., CUA's field hockey team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Field.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
3 p.m., the CUA women's soccer team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Field.

7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts Salisbury University. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.
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Announcements

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
From Oct. 23-30, CUA will observe National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week to encourage campus support of alchohol abuse prevention programs. As part of this event, the Office of the Dean of Students is coordinating a series of activities for the week. The specific goals are 1.) to provide information and awareness to students in order to educate, inform and challenge them to make healthy decisions about alcohol use, not only during this week but throughout the year, and 2.) to involve the university community in raising awareness among all students, through a general population approach and targeted programs, about the myths and misperceptions regarding alcohol use and related issues.

To read about the planned activities, visit http://deanofstudents.cua.edu/alcohol. For more information, contact Ellen Breipohl Thorp, assistant dean of students, at 202-319-5619.

Flu Vaccine Shortage
Because of the recently reported nationwide vaccine shortage, the Student Health Center announces that it will be unable to provide influenza vaccine to faculty, staff and otherwise healthy students as previously scheduled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following priority groups for vaccination this year:

— Children aged 6-23 months
— Adults who are 65 years of age or over
— Adults with underlying chronic medical conditions (asthma,
diabetes, heart disease, etc.)
— All women who will be pregnant during influenza season
— Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
— Children 6 months to 18 years of age on chronic aspirin therapy
— Health care workers with direct patient contact, and
— Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children aged
less than 6 months

Faculty and staff who need vaccinations will have to obtain the vaccine from their usual health care providers.

For students who need vaccination because they meet the medical criteria outlined by the CDC, the Student Health Center is making efforts to obtain a limited quantity of vaccine (either the intra-muscular “shot” or the Flumist nasal spray). At the present time, no vaccine is available in the clinic. If and when it does become available, Student Health Services will announce its availability and the procedures to obtain it.

Students with specific questions can call the Student Health Center at 202-319-5744.
For more detailed information, the CDC interim recommendations can be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldget.htm.

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