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February 13 – February 19, 2012


Monday, Feb. 13
Noon to 12:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Regulating skin pigmentation/melanocyte function as an approach to targeting melanoma" by Vincent Hearing, deputy chief, Laboratory of Cell Biology NCI/NIH. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies hosts the "Colloquium on the Future of Catholic Healthcare: Learning from the Past, Planning the Future." For more information and to register, visit or call 202-319-5999.

Noon to 2 p.m., Crux and the Black Student Alliance present a Black Poets National Read-In by African American authors. This event is part of the National Read In. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Lobby. For more information, email

6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musical Theatre Program will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts’ Millennium Stage. This free performance celebrates “The Music of Cy Coleman.” For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414 or visit

Wednesday, Feb. 15
6:30 p.m., the Emerging Leaders Program hosts the workshop "Discover Goals." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, visit the website.

Thursday, Feb. 16
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA Rome Program, presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

5:30 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services presents a lecture on the history of the disability rights movement and the United Nations convention on the right of persons with disabilities, presented by Judith Heumann, special adviser for international disability rights, U.S. Department of State. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, email Katie Buonpastore, administrative assistant.

8 p.m., CUA Nite Live hosts Irish Jam Night featuring the Cardinal Rovers and Brendan Mulvihill. The event also features CUA Gaels performing traditional Irish step dancing. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, visit

Friday, Feb. 17
2 to 2:30 p.m, CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

6 to 10 p.m., the Columbus School of Law, Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL), present the 21st annual SPIL Auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets include entertainment, beverages, and hors d'oeuvres. Columbus School of Law, Louise H. and James Keelty Jr. Atrium. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musical Theatre Program will perform at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. This free performance celebrates “The Music of Cy Coleman.” The embassy is located at 1621 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

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Campus Ministry

Valentine's Day with a Vet
Spend Valentine's Day with a veteran with big bucks bingo on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, 3700 North Capitol St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Meet at 5:45 p.m. in Campus Ministry. Volunteers will help set up and clean up the event, escort the residents, serve the refreshments, and socialize with the residents.

Senior Retreat
The senior retreat takes place Feb. 17 to 19 at the Melwood Recreation Center, Nanjemoy, Md. To sign up, visit Cost is $40, and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Kieran Kelly, retreat team leader, or Chris Commins, associate campus minister for retreats and men's ministry.

Little Sisters of the Poor Mardi Gras Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Meet in Campus Ministry at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 22. For Catholics from ages 18 to 59, fasting (limited to one full meal during the day) and abstinence from meat should be observed. Ashes will be distributed during a Liturgy of the Word at 8:30 a.m. in Caldwell Chapel. Masses with the distribution of ashes will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel and at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. Mass with distribution of ashes will also be celebrated at 8:30 a.m.,12:10 p.m., and 5:10 p.m. in Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel.

Women's Day Retreat
A Women’s Day retreat will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All CUA women are welcome. Location to be determined. For more information, visit the website.

Fun with Nuns
Join the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George for brunch following the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Sign up at

Graduate Bible Study
The Graduate Bible Study groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, visit the website.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 20
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Immune responses and vaccines to liver-stage Plasmodia (malaria) parasites" by Ursula Krzych, chief, Department of Immunology, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Administrative Monday. Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes this day only.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Center for Planning and Information Technology (CPIT) will host a brown bag lunch on faculty website design and development. Each month, CPIT focuses on a specific instructional technology theme at a brown bag lunch. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, email Raylene Dufresne.

5:15 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the lecture "John Tracy Ellis Church History" by Rev. Gerald Fogarty, S.J., Kenan Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Virginia. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, email Allison Ralph.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Ash Wednesday.

Thursday, Feb. 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service presents the workshop "Human Trafficking: Working with Victims of Modern-Day Slavery" presented by the D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Ellen Thursby.

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents “The Politics of Verdi's Cantica” by Roberta Montemorra Marvin, associate professor and interim associate dean of international programs, University of Iowa. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

5 to 6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents a roundtable discussion, "Critical Insights in the Law and Law Practice: Ethical and Moral Responsibility," at the National Press Club, 529 14th. St., N.W., 13th floor, Washington, D.C. The discussion will be moderated by Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, lecturer, school of law. Advance registration is advised due to limited seating. For more information, contact Tom Haederle, director of public affairs.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the colloquium "Our Challenge of the 21st Century: Defining the Role of the Library and Librarians in Everyone's Everyday Lives" with Roberta Shaffer, associate librarian for library services, Library of Congress. Location to be announced. For more information, email David Shumaker.  

Friday, Feb. 24
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring musical, "Cabaret," through Sunday, Feb. 26. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 25 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 26. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-5416.

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In Search of Culturally Based Civil Society Symposium
The Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Russian People's Friendship University, Moscow, host a two-day symposium Feb. 23 and 24. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, visit the website.

Solar-Powered Mini Bus Station Design Competition
The University will sponsor a student competition to design a solar-powered Mini Bus Station capable of storing and supplying power generated by solar panels, while providing protection from the elements for people waiting for the CUA shuttle. The competition will begin on Feb. 23. A meeting to discuss more detailed design parameters will be held Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, visit the competition website.

International Week Festival
Feb. 21 through Feb. 25, the Center for Global Education, Office of Campus Activities, Office of University Admissions, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and School of Engineering sponsor International Week. For more information and the full schedule of events, visit

Blue Book Examination Booklets
The Office of Procurement Services has blue books for examination purposes available for departments. The cost is $7.50 for a package of 50. For more information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent, at 202-319-6401 or to arrange pick-up from the procurement department.

RecycleMania at CUA
RecycleMania is a competition among college and university recycling programs that provides a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction over an eight-week period. The competition will run through March 31. To take part, place all paper, cardboard, and plastics in the blue recycle bins located throughout campus. For more information on how to help with RecycleMania, email Michael Gatmaitan. For more information on RecycleMania, visit

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 through March 4. To purchase discounted tickets, visit, 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.

CUA Lipdub
The Office of Institutional Advancement announces a project to create the first ever CUA Lipdub, a three-to-four minute music video of people dancing and lip-syncing to a song. The video will showcase the lighter side of life on campus. To learn more and to sign up, visit For questions or comments, e-mail Chris Pierno, administrative assistant. 

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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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