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Preventing Child Poisoning

 

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Monday, April 4
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the School of Nursing presents "Faculty's Role in Creating an Environment for Success: Increasing the Number of Hispanic Nurses." The workshop engages nursing faculty and college administrators in the challenge of increasing the number of Latino students in nursing schools. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information or to register, contact Judith Jones, project coordinator, at 202-319-6039 or jonesj@cua.edu. Registration must take place by March 28.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Clip Technology," by Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects. Edward M. Crough Center for Architecture and Planning, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

7 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Department of Modern Languages and the Spanish Club present the Spanish film "The Motorcycle Diaries." Refreshments will be served before the film. Gowan Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

Tuesday, April 5
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 "Art and the Liturgy," by Rev. Giles Dimock, O.P., S.T.D., professor of liturgy and sacraments, Dominican House of Studies. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road, N.E. For more information, call 202-635-5400.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Department of Modern Languages and the German Club present the German film "Rosenstrasse." Refreshments will be served before the film. Gowan Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers, conducted by Kevin O'Brien. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, April 6
7 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Department of Modern Languages and the French Club present the French film "Asterix and Obeliz - Mission Cleopatre." Refreshments will be served before the film. Gowan Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services present the Chinese film "Eat Drink Man Woman." Refreshments will be served before the film. Location to be determined. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students presents "Filipino Culture Show." Admission is $3. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

Thursday, April 7
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Net Effects: Reformatting the Network Society," by Jon Anderson, chair and professor of anthropology. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students presents "Traditional Folk Art Demonstration: Learn to Make Filipino Paroles (Paper Stars)." Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Saint Augustine and a Crisis of Wealth," by Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., as part of its annual speakers series, the Center for Irish Studies presents "The War on Terror: An Irish Lesson," a roundtable discussion led by Martin Sieff, senior political analyst, United Press International, and Richard English, professor of politics, Queens University, Belfast. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Robert Mahony, professor of English, at mahony@cua.edu.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services presents the International Taste of Culture food festival. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services present the Chinese film "Raise the Red Lantern." Refreshments will be served before the film. Location to be determined. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rev. Borys Gudziak, rector of Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, will speak on current events at the university and its involvement in the Orange Revolution. Everyone is invited to hear him and participate in a reception. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Alyce Ann Bergkamp, assistant dean, Undergraduate Programs, at 202-319-5114.

Friday, April 8
Noon. The Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Alms and the Afterlife: A Manichaean View on a Christian Habit," by Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Noon to 2 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the CUA Chinese Student and Scholar Association presents a Chinese papercutting demonstration. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

7 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Department of Modern Languages and the Italian Club present "Italian Opera through the Ages." Refreshments will be served before the event. Location to be determined. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

8 p.m., as part of International Week 2005, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents a Spring Affairs Fashion/Talent Show. Admission is $10 general and $8 for students. Proceeds will go to charity. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit http://international.cua.edu/i-week.cfm.

Sunday, April 10
Founders Day.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President’s Concert and Symposium "Waging Peace: Music in Time of War.” The concert and symposium will celebrate composers’ creative efforts to use music as an antidote to the horrors of war and encompasses a weeklong series of concerts, films, lectures and panel discussions.

Concerts will be held in the Pryzbyla Center. Various films, lectures and roundtable discussions on the intersection of music, war and peace will be ongoing throughout the week at various locations on campus.

The events are open to the public and are listed below. Films and discussions will be free admission; ticket prices for each concert installment are $10 for students, senior citizens and the CUA community; $20 and $30 for general attendance. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Monday, April 11
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Mobilizing on 'Clear Issues': Two Cases in Asia," by Florencio Riguera, doctoral student in sociology and part-time instructor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

1:10 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents "Cultural and Religious Supremacy in the 14th Century: The Apologetic Purpose of 'The Letter from Cyprus,' " by David Thomas, professor of theology, University of Birmingham, UK. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue at 202-319-6169 or cua-iisd@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Britten, Shostakovich and the Cold War," a roundtable discussion featuring Denise Gallo, senior music specialist with the Library of Congress, and Patrick McCreless, chair of the music department, Yale University. Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor of music, will be the moderator. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Towards an Authentic Architecture: The South Asian Experience," by Shamsul Wares, an architect from Bangladesh. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, April 12
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a film screening of "Taking Sides." Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Wednesday, April 13
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 "Seeing Man: The Sacred and the Secular in Holbein's The Ambassadors," by Michael Mack, CUA associate professor of English. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-635-5400.

7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the Elizabeth Stone Lecture. "History on the Hill: From Gunpowder Paste to the Nuclear Option" will be given by Richard Baker, historian of the U.S. Senate. Refreshments will follow. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Library and Information Science at 202-319-5085 or cua-slis@cua.edu, or visit http://slis.cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a film screening of "Stage Door Canteen." Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Thursday, April 14
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Genes and Politics," by John Hibbing, professor of political science, University of Nebraska Lincoln. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Popular Music and Broadway: Reacting to War," a discussion featuring Denise Gallo, senior music specialist with the Library of Congress; Deborah Lawrence, professor of music, St. Mary's College of Maryland; and Katherine Preston, chair of the music department, College of William and Mary. Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor of music, will be the moderator. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part I: Souvenirs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

 

Friday, April 15
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb: Artistic Reactions," a discussion featuring Karen Ahlquist, professor of music, George Washington University; Peter J. Kuznick, director of the Nuclear Studies Institute, American University; Deborah Lawrence, professor of music, St. Mary's College of Maryland; and Bret Werb, musicologist, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part II: Lessons. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Saturday, April 16
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Chamber Music: The Intimate Reaction to War," a discussion featuring Denise Gallo, senior music specialist with the Library of Congress; Andrew Simpson, CUA associate professor of music; and Daniel Zimmerman, musicologist and lecturer, University of Maryland. Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor of music, will be the moderator. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part III: Dialogues. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Sunday, April 17

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part IV: ... and then Silent Bugles. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

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Announcements

Campus Forum
On Tuesday, April 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be an open forum called "Campus Divided Are We?" in the Great Room of the Pryzbyla Center. A panel made up of students and faculty will answer questions and give their opinions on issues specific to CUA's campus, such as the speaker policy and the relationship between religion and education. After the question-answer session, panelists will take questions from the audience.  The purpose of the event is to encourage open and respectful dialogue among the student body and other members of the campus community. All members of the CUA community are invited. For more information, contact Erin Drew at 61DREW@cua.edu.

Volunteers for Commencement
The Division of Student Life seeks volunteers to serve as ushers during the 2005 Commencement ceremonies. For more information, contact Martha Krichbaum at 202-319-5619 or krichbaum@cua.edu.

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Health and Safety

Preventing Child Poisoning
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that most child poisonings result from common household products. About 78,000 children under five years old visited U.S. hospital emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings in 2003. Most of these poisonings occurred at home with readily available household products.

Many poisoning incidents occur while the products are in use and a parent or caregiver steps away or is distracted for a moment. Children can get hold of a product and swallow it during the short time it takes to answer a phone call or doorbell.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1 million calls about poison exposures in 2003 involved children five years and younger. Some examples of these exposures:

— Personal care products, including baby oil and mouthwash containing ethanol
— Cleaning substances, including drain openers and oven cleaners
— Over-the-counter pain relievers, including ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, and cough and cold medicines
— Hydrocarbons, such as lamp oil and furniture polish
— Adult-strength vitamins and supplements containing iron

If your child swallows or handles a potentially dangerous product, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a 24-hour hotline for emergencies: 800-638-2772.

For more information, contact Donald Luster at 202-319-5206.

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