The Catholic University of America

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18, 2012



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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ed Schaefer at 202-319-5607 or

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. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information and to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or

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

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.

6:30 p.m., Radius student group presents a screening of the film “The White Rose: A Cry for Freedom in Nazi Germany.” Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Elise Crawford at 410-961-1181 or Through Nov. 21, the student group will lead tours daily at 1 p.m. of The White Rose exhibit, which  explores the friendship of a group of students and professors that led them to openly resist the Nazi regime by publishing anonymous flyers decrying the suppression of freedom. C-Store Lounge.

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

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

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 in Farmville, Va. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

7 p.m., the Green Club presents a CUA community garden information session. Aquinas Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Amanda Finnell at 603-770-0393 or

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

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

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of History present “Screening the Maya: A ‘Non-Apocalyptic’ Encounter with Ancient and Modern Culture” by Frauke Sachse, research fellow in pre-Columbian studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, as part of the Early Americas Film and Lecture Series. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the film “Apocalypto.” McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Julia Young, assistant professor of history, at 202-319-5475.

5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program presents the seminar “Practice and Development” by Brett Libresco, a research analyst at the World Bank. McGivney Hall, Room 004. For more information, contact Ismael Koita at

5:30 to 7 p.m., the University Libraries present “Remembering Kristallnacht,” a historical presentation by Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, followed by a recorded composition by Joseph A. Santo, composer and assistant dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Mazzenga at 202-319-5065.

7:30 p.m., the First-Year Experience presents the lecture “Grace and Nature: An FYE Conversational” with Alex Schimpf, doctoral candidate in the School of Philosophy. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Philip de Mahy at 202-319-6879 or

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

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

6 to 8 p.m., the Department of Art presents the digital art workshop “Shoot Movies and Stills with Your Smart Phone” by adjunct faculty members Matt Barrick and Kathryn Pasternak. Learn how to be an “iPhoneographer” and shoot eye-popping stills and short videos with a smart phone. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Mullen Library, Room 218. For more information, contact Allison Lipari at 202-319-5282 or

Thursday, Nov. 15, 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 Thursday, Nov. 15 (preview performance with reduced ticket prices), 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 Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

The Department of Drama presents “#crazypants.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov, 18. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, email, or call the box office at 202-319-4000.

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

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.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Department of Politics and the Graduate Student Association present “Rousseau at 300.” The day-long conference features the keynote address “Would Jean-Jacques Occupy Wall Street?” by political theorist Benjamin Barber and will include talks by Susan Shell, professor of politics at Boston College; Alan Levine, director of the Political Theory Institute and associate professor of government at American University; Elizabeth Wingrove, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan; Claes Ryn, professor of politics at CUA; Tracy Strong, professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego; and Richard Boyd, associate professor of government at Georgetown University. Lunch will be provided and a light reception will precede the keynote at 4:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact John Mickey, doctoral candidate in politics, at


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Campus Ministry

Hunger and Homelessness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week begins Sunday, Nov. 11. Visit the Campus Ministry website for detailed events and to learn how to participate.

Athletes' Retreat
The Athletes' Retreat will be held Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18. Join varsity and club athletes at Camp St. Charles in southern Maryland for a weekend of fellowship, competition, and prayer. The cost is $40. Sign up at

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Jude
Will you be on campus for Thanksgiving? Join Father Jude for a Thanksgiving feast featuring free food and great company. For more information or to sign up, visit

Fun with Nuns
All CUA women are invited to join the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate from the provincial house in Catonsville, Md., on Sunday, Nov. 18. Mass begins at 11 a.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel, followed by brunch and conversation with religious women in the Campus Ministry Lounge. The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate strive to live a spirit of Franciscan simplicity, humility, and joy.

Hurricane Sandy Donations
Students on the Mount invites all faculty and staff to donate clean, gently used sweatshirts and winter coats for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Drop off items Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Pryzbyla Center during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.


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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Nov. 19
7 p.m., the Medieval Society presents movie night with “A Knight’s Tale.” Caldwell Hall, Room 121. For more information, contact Andrew Cuff at 818-519-7620 or

Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Sunday, Nov. 25
Thanksgiving recess. University closed.


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On-Site Auto Detailing
The Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing and detailing services in the parking lot behind Caldwell Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the CUA community are invited to have their cars cleaned while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; other services are additional. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation is necessary. Remember to secure or remove valuables from the vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. This service is provided to the campus as a convenience only; CUA does not have any contract or agreement in place and use of the service is entirely at the risk to the individual. For additional information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent, at 202-319-6401 or


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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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