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February 20 – February 26, 2012

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Monday, Feb. 20
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 "Immune responses and vaccines to liver-stage Plasmodia (malaria) parasites" by Ursula Krzych, chief, Department of Immunology, 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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program hosts an information session. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, visit the website.

7:30 p.m., the Program Board hosts a Mardi Gras celebration with students from the French Club, Italian Culture and Heritage Club, Spanish Club, and German Club. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, email cua-culture@cua.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Ash Wednesday.

11 a.m., the School of Nursing announces the evidence-based project presentation “Decreasing pain and length of stay in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) by Implementing the ASPAN Pain and Comfort Guidelines” by Chioma Nwachukwu, graduate student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Gowan Hall, Room 200. For more information, call 202-319-6537.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology is offering a blackboard Q-and-A session on CUA's Learning Management System. Leahy Hall, Room LL51. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768.

5 p.m., the University Honors Program hosts a law school roundtable featuring President John Garvey and Honors Program alumni. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, visit the website.

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

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

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.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., International Student and Scholar Services presents the International Bazaar featuring Embassy Row. This is a free event that features cultural displays and performances, and a sampling of foods from around the world. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, email Gudrun Kendon, associate director.

12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies sponsors the brown bag series lecture, "Catholics in Transition- Old and New Findings" by William Dinges, area director, religion and culture, School of Theology and Religious Studies, and IPR Fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

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 p.m., the Department of Anthropology sponsors the lecture "2012 and What Ancient Mayan Calendar-Keepers Might Have Anticipated" by John B. Carlson, director, Center for Archaeoastronomy, University of Maryland. Aquinas Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

5 p.m., the University Honors Program hosts an information session on applying for Fulbright and United Kingdom grants by Sara Sefranek, coordinator for distinguished grants and fellowships. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, visit the website

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, law school. 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. Gowan Hall, Room 126. For more information, email David Shumaker

6 p.m., the Intergral Economic Development Management program sponsors the seminar "Development & Practice Seminar: Government Policy and Private Investment for Sustainable Development" by Ron Aizer, director, financial planning and analysis, FINCA International. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, Feb. 24
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.

2:10 p.m., the Department of Anthropology sponsors the lecture "“Discovering African-American Identity through Archeology” presented by Lyle Torp, managing director, The Ottery Group. Maloney Hall, Room 175. For more information, call 202-319-5080.

7 p.m., the Program Board sponsors Mr. CUA contest. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 25
7 p.m. to 1 a.m., the Latin Alliance and D.C. Latino Student Partnership host the Latin Ball. Cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, email latinalliancecua@gmail.com.

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Join Men’s Discernment Monday, Feb. 20. Mass begins at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner in the Happel Room. Guest speaker is Bishop Richard Higgins, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services and the episcopal vicar for veterans affairs. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

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 service.cua.edu.

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday will be celebrated on 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.

World Youth Day
Interested in making a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2013 to join the Holy Father and millions of young Catholics in Rio de Janeiro next July? An information meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, visit the website.

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. Campus Ministry Lounge. 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. 26, in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

Supper and Social Justice
Join Students on the Mount for Supper and Social Justice on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7  p.m. in the Happel Room. The discussion will focus on Catholic social teaching and the importance of the family. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

Eucharistic Adoration
There will be daily Eucharistic adoration in Caldwell Chapel from 1 to 5 p.m. during Lent. Students who would like to sign up for a specific hour each week should email David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Caldwell Chapel immediately after the 5:10 p.m. Mass every Monday during Lent. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Athletics

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Women's basketball team at the Landmark Conference Tournament. Time and location to be determined.

3 p.m., the men's baseball team hosts Messiah College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Noon and 3 p.m., doubleheader, the men's baseball team hosts Swarthmore College. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Sunday, Feb. 26
3 p.m., the men's baseball team hosts McDaniel College. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 27
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Highly Effective and Safe Adjuvants for Human Vaccines" by Carl Alving, chief, Department of Adjuvant and Antigen Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

6 p.m., the Department of Chemistry and Rare Books & Special Collections present the lecture "Putting the Pieces Together: The Codicology & Conservation of the Archimedes Palimpsest" by Abigail Quandt, senior conservator of manuscripts and rare books at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5091 or email rouse@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
7:30 p.m., the CUA Chamber Choir, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor and director of choral activities, will perform a winter concert. Performance selections will include Eastern and Western chant; Ferko’s O Gracious Light, I Was Glad, and Motet for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mozart’s Misericordias Domini; three-part songs of Pearsall; Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, op. 103, and Schumann’s Zigeunerleben. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5417.

Thursday, March 1
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Tristan und Isolde: Wagner's Romantic Vision of the Lovers and its Impact on our Perception of the Legend" by Joan Grimbert, professor of French and medieval studies. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

Friday, March 2
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, the National Catholic School of Social Service and Howard University School of Social Work co-sponsor a career fair. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

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Announcements

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 Festival. For more information and the full schedule of events, visit international.cua.edu/festival.

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 blount@cua.edu to arrange pickup 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 green.cua.edu.

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 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.

CUA Lipdub
The Office of University 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 http://lipdub.cua.edu. For questions or comments, email 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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