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January 23 – January 29, 2012

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Monday, Jan. 23
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Molecular mechanism of the polyspecificity of the multidrug resistance-linked P-glycoprotein" by Eduardo Chufan, research fellow, Laboratory of Cell Biology, NCI/NIH. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

Tuesday, Jan. 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pirate Brands, makers of Pirate's Booty, will be conducting interviews for an ambassador to promote the company’s healthy snacks. Applications for interviews must be received by the extended deadline of January 23. For more information, visit the career services website or call 202-319-5623.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Center for Planning and Information Technology (CPIT) hosts a brown bag lunch on Lecture Capture. After a brief presentation about the solutions available on the market today, there will be an open forum for requests, questions, suggestions, and general discussion. Each month, CPIT will focus on a specific instructional technology theme at a brown bag lunch. Faculty are invited to attend. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Raylene Dufresne.

12:30-1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an Information Session with the Leaders Institute, a faith-based organization that specializes in teaching leadership skills to children and youth through classroom instruction, mentoring groups, and more. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to register, visit the website or call 202-319-5623.

6 p.m., the Office of Housing Services hosts an information session on room selection by Krystal Dains, assignments and marketing coordinator. Flather Hall, First Floor Lounge. For more information, visit the room selection website.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activites, 125th Anniversary Committee, and John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library host SCVNGR Hunt! Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, call 202-319-6003.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents its spring lecture series "Expanded Dimensions of Urbanism" with the first talk "Washington, D.C.: City of the Future?" by Harriet Tregoning, director, D.C. Office of Planning. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email Nora Peterson, assistant.

6 p.m., the Office of Housing Services and the Office of the Dean of Students will host an information session "Off-Campus Housing Q & A Panel" featuring a panel of students and alums who have gone through the process of finding off-campus housing. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-5615.

6:30 p.m., the Emerging Leaders Program hosts a workshop "Discover a Community" presented by current CUA student leaders. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. For more information, call 202-319-6003.

8 p.m., the Office of Housing Services hosts an information session on room selection by Krystal Dains, assignments and marketing coordinator. McDonald Hall, First Floor Lounge. For more information, visit the room selection website.

8 p.m, the Program Board hosts an open mic night. Pryzbyla Center, Starbucks. For more information, visit the program board website.

Thursday, Jan. 26
12:10 p.m., CUA hosts the Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas University Mass. Classes meeting at 11:10 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. Classes that usually meet at 12:35 p.m. will meet at 1:20 p.m. Crypt Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

4 p.m., the Office of Housing Services hosts an information session on room selection by Krystal Dains, assignments and marketing coordinator. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, visit the room selection website.

4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA Rome Program, presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. For more information, visit the website.

8 to 9 p.m., the Office of Career Services is hosting an information session with Teach For America, which is looking for candidates with strong leadership potential to join their corps. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the career services website or call 202-319-5623.

Friday, Jan. 27
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the 4th annual "Bridging the Spectrum" symposium. Maureen Sullivan, president-elect of the American Library Association, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, visit the website.

2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy, sponsors a lecture in honor of Catholic University’s 125th anniversary. Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., president of Providence College of Rhode Island, will deliver the lecture “Saint Thomas Aquinas: Companion and Patron.” Aquinas Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

4 to 5 p.m., CUAbroad hosts a reception for returning study abroad students. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information, contact Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser.

5 p.m., CUA Ballroom, the University's competitive dance team, hosts a fundraiser bake sale. Pryzbyla Center, second floor table. For more information, contact Marie Cullinan.

Sunday, Jan. 29
2 p.m., the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute, will hold a lecture and concert in honor of Robert L. Parker, a distinguished scholar of Mexican music. The concert program will feature music by Carlos Chávez and selected songs by Silvestre Revueltas. The program will feature faculty, alumni, and students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Preceding the concert, Christina Taylor Gibson, clinical assistant professor, will deliver a lecture titled “Carlos Chávez and Modernism.” The event will take place at the Mexican Cultural Institute, located at 2829 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Campus Ministry

March for Life 2012
Students are encouraged to join Campus Ministry for the annual March for Life on Monday, Jan. 23. They should meet in Caldwell Hall Auditorium at 10 a.m. Sign up for authorization to be excused from class at ministry.cua.edu. Choose “Pro-Life March” under activities. Students must register in the auditorium and again downtown to meet the absentee requirement. They should buy Metrorail tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.

Students for Life
Students for Life sponsors a presentation by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood leader and author of the book "Unplanned," Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Supper and Social Justice
Students on the Mount hosts a free dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room, Caldwell Hall. They will discuss Catholic social teaching and the family. For more information, contact Jamila Evans. To sign up, visit ministry.cua.edu.

Fun with Nuns!
Students are invited to join Fun with Nuns! Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m., Campus Ministry Lounge. Enjoy pizza with the Sisters for Life. To sign up, visit ministry.cua.edu.

Renew
To join a Renew group, sign up at ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Rev. Marek Stybor, O.F.M. Conv., associate chaplain for faith development.

Recollection Day
There will be a day of recollection for leaders and co-leaders of Renew groups on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Md. Students should meet at 8:30 a.m. at Campus Ministry. A bus will be provided. For more information and to sign up, visit ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Rev. Marek Stybor, O.F.M. Conv., associate chaplain for faith development.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Jan. 24
6 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts The College of New Jersey. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

Friday, Jan. 27
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts The University of Scranton. DuFour Center.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts The University of Scranton. DuFour Center.

Saturday, Jan. 28
3 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center.

5 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center.

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Upcoming Events

Monday Jan. 30
9:30 to 11 a.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) is hosting a panel “Religion and Presidential Elections." This event will consider the role of religion in presidential campaign politics both historically and for the 2012 election. It is chaired by Barbara Bradley Hagerty of NPR and features Robert P. Jones, president of the Public Religion Research Institute; Melissa Deckman, the Goldstein Associate Professor of Public Affairs at Washington College; Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University and fellow at IPR; and Dr. Stephen Schneck, director of IPR. General registration and media registration will be at the door. National Press Club, Zenger Room, located at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. For disability accommodations or additional information please visit ipr.cua.edu, publicreligion.org, or call 202-319-5999.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Department of History presents the discussion "Imagining the Holocaust: History, Literature, Trauma" by Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature, and Michael Kimmage, associate professor of history, moderated by Jerry Muller, chair and professor of history. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, email Ramon Sola, assistant.

12:10 p.m., the Biology Gradute Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Inflammation, liver stem cells, and cancer" by Bin Gao, chief, Laboratory of Liver Diseases, NIH/NIAAA. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

4:10 to 5:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Carlos Chávez and Modernism” by Christina Taylor Gibson, clinical assistant professor. She will discuss the items found in the newly acquired Robert L. Parker Collection, including scores, recordings, and manuscript material related to 20th-century Mexican music. Discussion will center around the works performed by CUA faculty and students at a concert given at the Mexican Cultural Institute the previous evening. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Thursday, Feb. 2
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents “The Daily Life of an Organist in Eighteenth-Century Germany” by Andrew Talle, musicology faculty member, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

Friday, Feb. 3
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Trio Chiaroscuro performing works from four centuries, including music by J.S. Bach, Charles Koechlin, Sergei Prokofiev, Conlon Nancarrow, and Martin Kennedy, plus newly composed pieces by Gordon Goodwin and Stephen Gorbos, assistant professor. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, email Stephen Gorbos.

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Announcements

New Fact Books Available
The Office of Public Affairs has multiple copies of the 2011-2012 University Fact Book available for offices on campus. To request copies, call 202-319-5600, email the public affairs office, or visit McMahon Hall, Room 311.

Room Selection 2012
With the beginning of the semester under way, it’s time to start preparing for room selection 2012. To participate in room selection, students need to submit their housing deposit and room selection intent by Friday, Feb.10. Submitting the intent indicates the desire to live on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year. For more information, visit the room selection website.

Orientation Advisers
Students are encouraged to welcome the Class of 2016 by serving as an orientation adviser. Applications are available online at http://orientation.cua.edu. An information session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Matt Longo or Tiffany Seaman, Orientation 2012 student coordinators.

Wood Dining Table For Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has a wood dining table for sale. It can be viewed by appointment only. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition. The asking price is $150. This will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602.

Discounted Theatre Tickets for Cardinal Card Holders
Folger Theatre offers CUA Cardinal Card holders a 50 percent discount on tickets to Susanna Centlivre’s comedy "The Gaming Table," directed by CUA’s Eleanor Holdridge, on stage Jan. 24 to March 4. To purchase discounted tickets, visit www.folger.edu/gamingtable, click “buy tickets,” select a performance, and enter coupon code TH2CARD, then click “continue.” The ticket discount will be automatically applied. Tickets will be held at the Folger box office. Present a Cardinal Card when picking up tickets. Limit two tickets per card.

W-2 Options Available Online
The Department of Payroll announces important changes regarding year-end W-2 information available in Employee Self-Service. In an effort to offer green alternatives, the W-2 consent option has been enabled, which provides employees with an electronic W-2 in a PDF format rather than a paper form. Electronic consent also enables employees to view any prior year's W-2 documents. To take advantage of this option, log in to Employee Self-Service within Cardinal Station and select the W-2/W-2c Consent link. Read the entire disclosure statement, check the box to enroll, and click the submit button. Online training is available on this topic and others.

Employees who decline or withdraw consent will not be able to view any W-2 documents in Employee Self-Service. At the end of each tax year, they will receive a paper W-2 document in the mail, postmarked no later than Jan. 31 of the next year. These documents will be mailed to the home address on file with the Office of Human Resources, so it is very important to keep that information up to date. For more information, call 202-319-5512 or email CUA-PAYROLL@cua.edu.

Cardinal Station Employee Self-Service
The Department of Payroll announces that Cardinal Station Employee Self-Service features have been expanded. Employees can now update federal W-4 withholding exemptions and direct deposit selections online. The expanded features are completely secure. Online training is available for these and other topics. The payroll department will continue to accept and process paper forms for state withholding, W-4, and direct deposit through the end of the current year as the community continues its transition to Employee Self-Service. For more information, call 202-319-5512.

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty, staff, and students how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways are to check the CUA website at www.cua.edu or to call the University’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio stations.

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For Your Benefit

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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