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August 29 – September 4, 2011


Through Sunday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (on business days), the Rare Books and Special Collections department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library presents Rara Nova, an exhibition featuring recently acquired rare books, manuscripts, and historical book-related technology. Included are never-before displayed items dating from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Mullen Library, May Gallery. Open to the public. For more information, contact Lenore Rouse at 202-319-5090 or

Monday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Friday, Sept. 1
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents its international seminar “Responsibility Personal and Social: Foundations for Life in a Global Age.” The theme for this week's discussions is the nature of responsibility and the thought of Emmanuel Levinas. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail, or visit

Monday, Aug. 29
Opening of classes for the fall semester.

9 to 10:30 a.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents a lecture, “Confucian Altruism, Generosity and Justice: A Response to Globalization,” by Vincent Shen, the Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto. This lecture is part of the international seminar “Responsibility Personal and Social: Foundations for Life in a Global Age.” Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or e-mail

3:45 p.m., CUA students are invited to join President John Garvey at the grand opening of the new outdoor sport court next to the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center. Students can compete with the President at a game of Knockout - a basketball free-throw contest - followed by a Three-on-Three tournament. An iPad2 will be presented to the winner of the Knockout tournament. Students should show up at 3:45 to compete, or sign up in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center lobby on Monday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or at the Kane Student Fitness Center before 3 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, call 202-319-5705 or e-mail

Thursday, Sept. 1
12:10 p.m., the University community celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of CUA, will be the main celebrant and homilist. In his address following communion, CUA President John Garvey will officially announce the Cardinal Service Commitment of 125,000 hours of community service in honor of the University’s 125th anniversary. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church.

Following the Mass, CUA will hold its annual University Picnic on the CUA Mall. Students, faculty, and staff can learn about and sign up for service projects for the 125,000-hour service challenge. Classes will be cancelled between 12:10 and 3 p.m.

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Friday, Sept. 2
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Washington & Lee University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, upper field.

Sunday, Sept. 4
7 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Randolph-Macon University. DuFour Center, upper field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 5
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents a lecture: "Metaphysics Import of E. Levinas' Otherwise than Being" by Richard Cohen, director of the Institute on Jewish Thought at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. This lecture is part of the international seminar "Responsibility, Personal and Social: Foundations for Life in a Global Age." Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or e-mail

Wednesday, Sept. 7
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Dreams and Reality from the Roots of Contemporary German Architecture," by Alan Balfour, dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture. This lecture is part of the series on contemporary German architecture. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, visit

Thursday, Sept. 8
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Counseling Center presents "Psychological Issues Facing Military Service Members and Veterans on Campus," a workshop open to area psychologists and social workers, members of the local community, and Catholic University faculty, clinicians, and students. Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323. The event is free to members of the Catholic University community. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Mark LaSota at 202-319-5765 or, or visit

Friday, Sept. 9
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Rethinking Difference," by Daniel Dahlstrom, professor and chair of philosophy at Boston University. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, auditorium. For more information, visit

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Family Weekend
The Catholic University of America invites families to attend Family Weekend 2011 Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. A campus-wide celebration in honor of parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members, the weekend provides an opportunity for them to get a taste of University culture and spend time with their daughters and sons. For more information and to register, visit

Table Saw for Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of a Delta 10-inch, direct-drive, single phase, 10 Amp, 110V table saw. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition of this table saw. The University is asking $150. It will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

Furniture Available for Offices
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has several pieces of furniture available for re-use on campus. These include, but are not limited to, a conference table, desks, chairs, and a credenza. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

Writing Tablets Available
The Department of Mechanical Engineering announces the availability of 18 brand new writing tablets (desks with trays). They will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All inquiries must be submitted to Ruth Hicks in Pangborn Hall, Room G32, by the end of business on Thursday, Sept. 9. For more information or a photo of the desks, contact Hicks at

Jumpstart Is Hiring Students
As a Jumpstart Corps member, students serve as AmeriCorps members and receive an education award of up to $1,135 or earn $10 per hour in work-study pay while inspiring children to develop a love of learning. Employees receive professional training in child development. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact Kristin Dusch at, or e-mail

Back to School Auto Detailing
The Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car-washing services in the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall on a weekly basis, each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the CUA community are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their cars washed while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; and other services are additional. Cash, Visa, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation is necessary. Please remove all valuables from a vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. For more information, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or

Zipcar Increases Fleet at CUA
The Office of Procurement Services and Zipcar have agreed to add three additional Zipcar vehicles on campus as part of a growing demand from student associations. Zipcar is a member-based car sharing company providing automobile rental to its members — billable by the hour or day — delivering on-demand mobility while leaving a small footprint on the environment.

CUA community members can join the program for $25 a year. Members receive a Zip card by mail. This card will allow access to Zipcar vehicles parked on campus, as well as in more than 50 cities across North America and the United Kingdom. Zipcar offers low hourly and daily rates, which include gas and insurance. Members must be 21 years of age to join. The vehicles recently added at CUA can be found in the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall. For more information, visit

9/11 Day of Service
Staff, faculty, and students are invited to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by participating in the National Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 10. Participants will gather in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, at 8 a.m. and then disperse across the city to volunteer until 3 p.m. in honor of the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks. All volunteer hours for this event will be counted toward the Cardinal Service Commitment 125,000-hour goal commemorating the University’s 125th anniversary. Participants must register in order to take part. For more information and to sign up, visit

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For Your Benefit

Required Employee Training
All CUA faculty and staff are required to complete training in two important areas: FERPA — protecting student academic privacy — and Harassment Prevention — fostering an environment of respect and fairness. Each training session is available online 24 hours a day and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Both can be completed in less than an hour. CUA employees must repeat each training program every two years. To take the training, click on the hyperlinks above or visit For more information, call 202-319-5050.

New Staff
New employees recently joined the staff of Catholic University. The Office of Human Resources invites the University community to see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees.

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