The Catholic University of America

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11, 2012

 

Calendar

Monday, Nov. 5
12 to 12:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session about the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Department of Biology presents “The FDA’s Role in Protecting National Health and Security” by Luciana Borio, M.D., assistant commissioner for counterterrorism policy and director, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats in the Office of the Chief Scientist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Borio will be the featured speaker at the biology department’s Annual Research Symposium. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Frank Portugal at portugal@cua.edu.

5 to 7 p.m., the Certificate Program in European Studies presents the faculty roundtable “Why Europe? Why European Studies” featuring faculty members Árpád von Klimó (history), Attila Freska (business and economics), Daniel García Donoso (modern languages and literatures), Dorle Hellmuth (politics), and Nora Heimann (art). Claudia Bornholdt, associate professor and chair of modern languages and literatures, and director of the program, will serve as moderator. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5240 or email bornholdt@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research presents a movie showing and discussion of the film “Anonymous Father’s Day” with Jennifer Lahl, director of the film and president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture in California. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaulii.edu.

Monday, Nov. 5, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7
4 to 4:30 p.m., learn the basics of study abroad at Education Abroad 101 sessions presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 6
10 a.m., the Graduate Student Association and Olivian Society present a diagnostic imaging lecture by Brian Tenney, assistant director of the emergency department at Washington Adventist Hospital. Pryzbyla Center, Room 124. For more information, contact Carol Thelen at 917-456-7948 or 05thelen@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

11 a.m. to noon, the Office of the Vice President of Finance presents the seminar “For Your Credit” by SunTrust Bank. This seminar will provide information on why credit is important and the implications of “good” and “bad” credit scores. The seminar also offers insight into what factors determine a credit score and provides tips on how to build and repair credit history. The event is open to faculty, staff, and students. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. R.s.v.p. if you plan to attend. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Renell Lewis at 202-319-6445 or lewis@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
5:10 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, present “Changing Lives Through Education” by Carlos Galindo, assistant principal of the Carlos Rosario International Charter School, as part of the Hispanic Civic and Global Engagement Talk Series. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Mario Ortiz, associate professor of Spanish, at ortizm@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History and Oliveira Lima Library present “A Muslim of Jesus: Baldassarre Loyola Mendes, Prince of Fez and Jesuit (1631-1667)” by Emanuele Colombo, assistant professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For a copy of the paper or more information, contact Thomas Cohen at cohent@cua.edu.

6:30 p.m., the CUA Knights of Columbus council presents the talk "Protecting the Poor and Vulnerable" by Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M., founder of Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia, which empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society. Light refreshments will follow the talk. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Victor David at 815-603-0308 or 32david@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

7 to 9 p.m., CUA on Wall Street, an alumni networking group, presents the Fifth Annual Wall Street Career Evening for all students and alumni interested in a career in the financial services industry. Attend a panel discussion and networking opportunity with a lineup of some of CUA’s most successful alumni in the financial industry. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at 202-319-5115 or gribbin@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the First-Year Experience presents the lecture “Dusty Doctrines” by John Brungardt, doctoral candidate in the School of Philosophy, as part of the program’s speaker series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Philip de Mahy at 202-319-6879 or demahy@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, assistant professor, with guest soloist Emil Chudnovsky, instructor of violin. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the La Gesse Foundation Festival sponsoring the CUA Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 7 at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York has been cancelled. The concert will instead take place on campus with a reception to follow. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414 or verderese@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 8
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA in Rome Program, featuring Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents “Demoniacs in Late Antique Church and Society” by Robert Wisniewski, professor at the Institute of History at the University of Warsaw. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Friday, Nov. 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts a Focus Day for prospective students interested in engineering, architecture, music, or social work. For more information, contact the admissions office at 202-319-5305.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “The Place of De Anima in Aristotle’s Explanatory Project” by Andrea Falcon, associate professor of philosophy at Concordia University. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series; this year's series is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl, O.P. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.  

2 to 2:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session about the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or email cua-music@cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 11
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an open house for prospective students. For more information, contact the admissions office at 202-319-5305.

3 p.m., Theological College presents an “Early Music Concert with Soprano and Lute.” Soprano Nola Richardson will perform Baroque and Renaissance music accompanied by John Armato on the lute and theorbo. An hors d'oeuvre reception will follow with an opportunity to meet the artists. Donations in support of Theological College will be gratefully accepted. Seating is limited and reservations required. Theological College, Main Chapel. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Anna Camacho at 202-756-4914 or camachoa@cua.edu.
 

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Campus Ministry

Halloween on Campus
Thank you to all those who donated to Halloween on Campus. We had almost 1,000 guests attend.

Mission Trips — Application Deadline
Mission trip applications are due in the Office of Campus Ministry by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Applicants are asked to sign up for a mission trip interview, which will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Campus Ministry office. For more information, visit http://service.cua.edu/trips/index.cfm or contact Brother Jim Moore, O.F.M. Conv., associate campus minister for justice and missions, at 202-319-5575 or moorej@cua.edu.

Men’s Discernment
Join Men’s Discernment on Monday, Nov. 5, for dinner at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. The dinner will be followed by reflection and prayer led by Rev. John Foster, assistant professor of canon law. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

Habitat for Humanity
Sign up for Habitat for Humanity beginning Monday, Nov. 12. For more information, contact Colleen Strauch at 71strauch@cardinalmail.cua.edu or drop by the group’s table in the Pryzbyla Center.
 

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Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 10
1 p.m., the football team hosts Bridgewater College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.
 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Nov. 12
10 a.m., the Office of the Vice President for Finance presents a Finance Town Hall. Updates on University business processes including facilities projects, building administrators' roles, safety, and contracts will be presented. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ed Schaefer at 202-319-5607 or schaefer@cua.edu.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology presents a Lunch and Learn session with Turning Technologies. This session will focus on how clickers can help enhance student learning. Marion Johnson, director of educational consultants at Turning Technologies, will present innovative ways to utilize the TurningPoint clicker student response system with faculty's pedagogical style. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or gramatges@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents “The Word Made in China — From a Missionary Perspective of Blessed Gabriele M. Allegra (1907-1976)” by Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B., titular archbishop of Sila and secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683 or email cua-strs-events@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the colloquium “Preservation, Language, and Other Challenges of Digital Scholarship: The Case of the Iranian Internet” by Niki Akhavan, assistant professor of media studies. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

Monday, Nov. 12, Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14
4 to 4:30 p.m., learn the basics of study abroad at Education Abroad 101 sessions presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents “The Unknown Ratzinger: Bonaventure, Revelation and the Opening of Vatican II” by Gösta Hallonsten, professor of systematic theology at Lund University in Sweden. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Jr. Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683 or email cua-strs-events@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents “Brutalized Bodies: The Forms and Frequency of Medieval Punishment” by Larissa Kat Tracy, associate professor of medieval literature at Longwood University. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the brown bag lecture “Irish American Without Ireland” by Timothy Meagher, institute fellow, University archivist, and associate professor of history. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email negash@cua.edu

2 to 4 p.m., the Campus Wellness Committee and the sophomore nursing students in the Health and Wellness Class present the Great American Smokeout, which raises awareness of the benefits of and barriers to quitting smoking, and offers tips on how to stay tobacco-free. There will be refreshments, prizes, and activities. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Joe McDonald at 202-319-6667 or mcdonaldj@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 15
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musicology colloquium “'Steht alles in der Partitur': Gustav Mahler's Aesthetics of Opera Production and his Work with Alfred Roller and Anna von Mildenburg in Vienna” by Stephen Thursby, adjunct instructor of music at The George Washington University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver at 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

5:30 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents the annual Thanksgiving potluck. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B & C. For more information, contact Ryan McKinney at 202-319-5293 or mckinner@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 16
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Aristotle or Galen? Islamic Philosophers on Animal Cognition and Behavior” by Thérèse-Anne Druart, professor of philosophy. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series; this year's series is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl, O.P. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the opera The Merry Widow. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $12 for seniors, students, and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff, and can be purchased at http://music.cua.edu. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Saturday, Nov. 17
10:30 a.m., the Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday visit day. A 30-minute information session conducted by an admissions counselor will provide an overview of University programs, extracurricular activities, and application procedures. The session is followed by a one-hour walking tour of campus. For more information, contact the admissions office at 202-319-5305.
 

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Announcements 

President’s Society Applications
Juniors planning to study abroad during the spring semester should apply now for the President’s Society. Founded in 2001, the society honors those students who combine academics, integrity, maturity, and a well-rounded personality with University-wide awareness, participation, and leadership demonstrated by significant contributions to the extracurricular life of the University. Members of the society are considered an integral part of the President’s staff and act as student ambassadors at official functions hosted by the Office of the President. Applications are available now through Friday, Nov. 9, in Nugent Hall.

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 to find out 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.

Mandatory Online Compliance Awareness Training
Catholic University has implemented mandatory online Compliance Awareness Training for all staff and faculty. The online training, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, educates members of the CUA community about regulatory risks in common University activities and the resources in place to help them avoid those risks. The training must be completed by March 1, 2013, and every two years thereafter. Contact Vin Lacovara, compliance and privacy officer, at 202-319-6170 or lacovara@cua.edu with any questions.
 

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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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