The Catholic University of America

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27, 2013



Monday, Jan. 21
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
7 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) celebrates Inauguration Week with a panel discussion about what to expect from President Barack Obama’s second term and the incoming Congress. This event will feature speakers Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times correspondent and IPR visiting fellow; Melinda Henneberger, Washington Post political writer; Greg Erlandson, Our Sunday Visitor publisher; and Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter political correspondent and IPR visiting fellow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email

Wednesday, Jan. 23
3 p.m., IPR celebrates Inauguration Week with Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times correspondent and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. All are welcome to bring a book (or purchase a copy) for the author to sign. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact 202-319-5999 or email
5 to 6 p.m., CUAbroad and the Department of Drama host Irish in the Theatre summer information session. Meet with Patrick Tuite, associate professor, to learn more about studying drama during the summer with CUA in Dublin. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. R.s.v.p. at or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 24
12:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the White House Internship Office information session. The White House Internship Program provides an opportunity to gain professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the executive office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Student volunteers earn a letter of recommendation at the end of their commitment. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Register for this event through Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623 for more information. 
4 to 4:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts an information session about the CUAbroad Rome Program. Meet with Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser, to learn more about academic opportunities with CUA in Rome. McMahon Hall, Room 111. R.s.v.p. at or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
Friday, Jan. 25
10 a.m., Students are invited to join CUA's contingent participating in the annual March for Life. Caldwell Auditorium. To participate, sign up at It is advisable to purchase a Metrorail card in advance to avoid crowds. Remember to inform professors you will be at the march and to make up all missed work. You must sign in with CUA downtown and march with the University to be excused from classes.
2 to 2:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts an information session on the CUAbroad Oxford Program. Meet with Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education, to learn about academic opportunities with CUA in Oxford, United Kingdom. McMahon Hall, Room 111. R.s.v.p. at or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the New Voices Festival: Opening Night Concert. The festival is a series of concerts produced by students in the composition division featuring new vocal works by emerging composers. This year, the festival will present four concerts. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or visit
9 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA New Voices Festival: Art and Cabaret Song Concert. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
Saturday, Jan. 26
1:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA New Voices Festival: Sacred Music Concert. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA New Voices Festival: Chamber Music Concert. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
Sunday, Jan. 27
10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an Open House. For more information, call 202-319-5305 or visit


Campus Ministry


There will only be one Mass celebrated on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21 at 5:10 p.m. It will also be the Memorial Mass for the month of January. Caldwell Chapel.

Volunteers Needed for Pro-Life Hospitality

The 40th Annual March for Life is on Friday, Jan. 25. Each year, CUA hosts more than 1,200 people overnight for the march and Vigil for Life at the Basilica. Volunteers are needed to help make this ministry of hospitality possible. Sign up at

March for Life T-Shirts
Support CUA Mission Trip ministry sites by purchasing a special March for Life T-shirt. Stop by the Pryz lobby or Campus Ministry. T-shirts are $10 and all proceeds go to the mission sites.



Wednesday, Jan. 23
7 p.m., the men’s basketball team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.
Friday, Jan. 25
6 p.m., the women’s swim team hosts Mount St. Mary’s University. DuFour Center.
Saturday, Jan. 26
1 p.m., the swim team hosts Randolph-Macon College. DuFour Center.


Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 28

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts an information session about the summer business program in Rome. Sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and CUAbroad, this faculty-led education program is intended for globally minded business majors and minors as well as non-business majors interested in commerce-related studies in a foreign venue. Meet with Attila Freska, clinical professor of international business, to learn more. McMahon Hall, Room 309. R.s.v.p. at or call 202-319-6010 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

12:10 p.m., CUA hosts the University Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. Classes beginning at 11:10 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m.; classes meeting at 12:35 p.m. will meet at 1:20 p.m. Priests wishing to concelebrate are asked to R.s.v.p. to David Pennington, associate minister for liturgy and worship, at

6 p.m., the Musical Theatre Division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Music of Marvin Hamlisch at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Free admission. For more information, contact Denise Puricelli at or call 202-319-5418.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Noon, the Office of Instructional Technology is offering a Brown Bag lunch introducing the SafeAssign tool in Blackboard. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information and to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or Remember to bring your lunch.
5 to 6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law hosts a discussion on “How the SEC is Responding to the Increasingly Computerized Markets?” presented by Gregg E. Berman, senior adviser to the director in the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. Light reception to follow.
Friday, Feb. 1
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts its Fifth Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium with keynote speaker Lee Rainie, director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The symposium’s goal is to foster unexpected connections across the spectrum of the information professions by offering a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in library and information sciences and services. Symposium presentations showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services activities. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit or contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at



The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has two wooden library card catalogs for sale that can be viewed by appointment only. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition. The asking price for each card catalog is $150, but the University might consider lower offers. These items 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 or


For Your Benefit

2013 Change to Earnings Statements — (Monthly and Semi-Monthly Pay Cycles)
On Jan. 25, the payroll office will debut a revised earnings statement. The section displaying accrued leave balances has been streamlined to display only the available balances. This change should clarify employee leave balances and reduce confusion. Should you have any questions regarding your balances, contact the payroll office at 202-319-5512 or at
Off-Campus Flu Shots for Staff and Faculty
If you have not had a flu shot and you are medically able to receive one, there are several off-campus options. If you are covered under any of the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) employee medical plans, you can go to the following providers and, in most cases, you will not have a copay. Examples of providers include your UHC in-network primary care provider; a network Convenience Care clinic such as those at CVS or Walgreens; and a retail pharmacy including those at CVS, Rite-Aid, and Target. For more information, contact a CUA benefits specialist at 202-319-5050.
Yoga Classes on Campus
CUA faculty and staff are invited to participate in yoga classes at the Craves Alumni Center, Father O’Connell Hall, as follows:
  • Tuesdays, 12:10 to 1 p.m. — Gentle Kripalu Yoga
  • Wednesdays, 12:10 to 1 p.m. — Yin Yoga
Both classes are offered by a registered yoga teacher and classes are open to all experience levels — no yoga experience required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat since there is a limited supply of CUA mats. All other yoga equipment is provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, which allows flexibility of movement (yoga clothing is not required). Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5598.




This Week @ CUA is published weekly.
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Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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