The Catholic University of America

March 18 – March 24, 2013



Monday, March 18

Latinos and the Transformation of American Catholicism
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents Latinos and the Transformation of American Catholicism, a lecture by Timothy Matovina, professor of theology and executive director of the Institute for Latino Studies of the University of Notre Dame, with response by Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, assistant director of the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683 or email

Discovering the Human Person, Lecture One
7 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the first of the 2013 McGivney Lectures under the theme Discovering the Human Person with Blessed John Paul II. Given this year by Stanislaw Grygiel, professor emeritus of philosophical anthropology of the John Paul II Institute of Rome, the lectures address the life and thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. The title of the first lecture is At the Origins of an Adequate Anthropology. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or

Tuesday, March 19

Mass Celebrating Installation of Pope Francis
12:10 p.m., The Catholic University of America community is invited to attend the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Election of Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 19. The main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Classes scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. should end that day at noon, and classes scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. should commence at 1:20 p.m. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church.

Love Your Body Day
Noon to 2 p.m., the Counseling Center sponsors Love Your Body Day to celebrate acceptance of appearance and to promote a positive, healthy body image. The event features activities such as free healthy eating screenings, shredding negative body image advertisements, creating positive body statements, and informational resources targeting healthy body image, nutrition, and eating concerns. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Lobby. For more information, contact Mark LaSota, 202-319-5765 or

Quantitative Reasoning: The Good, The Bad, The Unknown
5 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences, as part of its Spring Colloquium Series Classroom and Curriculum, presents Caren Diefenderfer, professor at Hollins University, who will speak on Quantitative Reasoning: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown. A reception follows the talk. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Paul Glenn, 202-319-5221 or

Rome in Fall — Application Deadline Extended
5 to 6 p.m., CUAbroad and the University Honors Program present a special Rome information session with  Associate Dean Peter Shoemaker. Learn all that study in Rome has to offer, including information on discounts for fall 2013. Application deadline, April 19. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Grace Schneider, 202-319-6010 or

Wednesday, March 20

Leaders in Economic Development Seminar
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents a seminar with William Reese, CEO of the International Youth Foundation, who will speak on youth development. Food and drinks served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, or 202-319-4289.

Proverbs and Poetry from the Plains of Nineveh
5 p.m., the Department of Semitics and Egyptian Languages and Literatures presents Reading in Neo-Aramaic Literature: Qiryana b-Lushana Aramaya Hadhta (Surath), featuring proverbs and poetry, including original compositions, by Shawqi Talia, lecturer in Arabic language and literature. Free and open to the public. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information contact Edward Cook, 202-319-5083 or

NCSSS Master of Social Work Information Session
6 to 7:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service presents an M.S.W. program seminar that includes information about the program, the application process, and opportunities for financial aid. Learn how CUA's coursework and field internships are different from other M.S.W. programs, meet others considering NCSSS, and learn why they, too, are interested in social work education. Shahan Hall, Room 202. R.s.v.p. prior to the seminar by calling 202-319-5496 or emailing

Tips from the Pros: Managing Your Finances
6 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations presents financial adviser Patrick Ortman, B.S.B.A. 2009, and business owner and founder of Apartment Detectives Nancy Simmons, B.A. 1991, discussing budgets, saving for retirement, buying vs. leasing, and more ways to manage your finances. Open to students and alumni staff. Pizza and soft drinks served. Father O'Connell Hall, Craves Family Alumni Center. Registration required. To register or for more information, contact Marion Gosney, 202-319-6710 or

The New Evangelization, Lecture Two
7 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the second of the 2013 McGivney Lectures, The New Evangelization: via pulchritudinis, via crucis, by Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Anthropology Stanislaw Grygiel. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice, 202-526-3799 or

Thursday, March 21

"Ol' Man River." Who Should Sing It?
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium, Who Should Sing "Ol' Man River"? with Todd Decker, assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5413 or

The Mission Link: A 40-Year Guatemalan Village-American Diocese Bond
12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) hosts a brown-bag lecture, The Mission Link: What Happens to a Small Guatemalan Village When It Develops a 40-Year Relationship with One U.S. Diocese? presented by Patricia Zapor, reporter for Catholic News Service and IPR visiting fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash, 202-319-5999 or

Learn about Rome Study in Half an Hour? — Yes!
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on the CUA Rome Program. What better time to be studying in Rome? The application deadline for the Rome study abroad program has been extended to April 19 and the fall program is offered at a significant discount. Learn why studying in Rome is perfect for all majors and more. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider, 202-319-6010 or

2nd Annual Hyvernat Lecture
5 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents Lucas van Rompay, professor in the Department of Religion at Duke University, who will give the 2nd Annual Hyvernat Lecture. Rompay is an internationally known expert in the language, literature, and history of Syriac Christianity and Christianity in the Near East. Monsignor Henri Hyvernat (1858–1941) was the first professor appointed to the faculty of The Catholic University of America, and served as professor of Semitic languages and biblical archaeology from 1889 to 1941. The Henri Hyvernat Lecture is delivered annually by a notable senior scholar who has made a significant contribution to the study of the Semitic languages and literatures. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Edward Cook, 202-319-5083 or

The Family, Society, and the State, Lecture Three
7 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the final lecture in the 2013 McGivney Lecture series, by Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Anthropology Stanislaw Grygiel, Seeking the Promised Land: The Family, Society, and the State. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice, 202-526-3799 or

Washington International Piano Series Concert
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Ralitza Pacheva performing works by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. The series features works performed on the school's new Steinway D concert grand. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information, visit or Ivo Kaltchev, 202-319-5861 or

Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24

Spooky Action at a Distance — Love, War, and Quantum Physics
7:30 p.m., March 21–23; 2 p.m., March 23 and 24, the Department of Drama presents Spooky Action at a Distance, directed by Jerry Whiddon and written by Matthew Buckley Smith. When physics graduate student Simon Pirklowski begins tutoring the beautiful wife of a mean-tempered bartender, he might learn how exciting uncertainty can be. Contains strong language and adult situations. Hartke Theatre. Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, CUA alumni, faculty, and staff; and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, email, or call the box office at 202-319-4000.

Friday, March 22

Digital Art Lab Open House
1 to 4 p.m., the Department of Art presents the first of a semester-long series of Friday afternoon Open Houses, this week featuring a lecture by Daniel Yum, research specialist, lab coordinator, and Apple Genius. Yum will discuss how to use Mac computers, including how they function and how they differ from the Windows operating systems, among other topics. A Q-and A session follows this lecture. Look for notices of workshops, demonstrations, and more every Friday in the Salve Regina Digital Art Lab, home to an impressive array of digital arts equipment and visual arts software. Mullen Library, Room 218. For more information, contact Kathy Pasternak at or, or call the art department, 202-319-5282.

Washington International Piano Series Concert, Thomas Mastroianni
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Thomas Mastroianni performing works by Liszt. The series features works performed on the school's new Steinway D concert grand. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information, visit or Ivo Kaltchev, 202-319-5861 or

Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23

How We Structure the World: Language, Logic, Philosophy Conference
Noon to 5 p.m, March 22; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 23, the graduate students in the School of Philosophy present their spring graduate student conference, The Categories, an examination of the basic elements of how we structure the world through language, logic, and philosophy. March 22: Aquinas Hall Auditorium; March 23: Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259, or Matthew Pietropaoli,

Relay for Life
8 p.m., join CUA's annual Relay For Life, an indoor event that raises money for cancer research and awareness, while honoring those whose lives have been challenged by cancer. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to sign up, visit

Saturday, March 23

Chamber Choir Concert: CUA in the City
7:30 p.m., the CUA Chamber Choir, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor and director of choral studies and the Institute of Sacred Music, and accompanied by Grace Kim on the organ and Jason Solounias on the piano, presents a concert featuring the music of Anerio, Monteverdi, Giorgi, Mozart, Wood, Britten, Piccolo, and Nestor. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, 1400 Quincy St., N.E. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414.

Sunday, March 24

Spring to CUA
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Campus Ministry invites children to campus for a host of activities at Spring to CUA, including face painting, a moon-bounce, Easter egg hunt, and more. R.s.v.p. at

Tenebrae, Vigil of Readings and Chants
7:30 p.m., Theological College presents Tenebrae, a beautiful but somber meditation, both spoken and sung, that includes Old Testament lessons prophesying the Paschal Mystery,  answered by sections of the New Testament Passion narrative. Theological College, Main Chapel. For more information, contact Anna Camacho, 202-756-4914 or

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 Campus Ministry

Women’s History Month Donation Drive
The Women's History Month Collaborative will be collecting donations throughout March for Calvary Women's Services, a local organization serving women in need in the D.C. community. Consider donating any of the items listed at, on flyers posted around campus, or on the Office of Campus Activities website. Items are due by March 24 at Campus Ministry or campus activities office. For more information, contact Jessica at

Campus Ministry Student Survey — Win a Free iPad or Gift Card
Campus Ministry invites all students to take a survey. Check your email for a chance to win a free iPad or various gift cards.

Monday, March 18
Deadline: Student Organization "Spring to CUA" Sign-Up
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., student organizations looking for a service project are invited to sign up for an activity at Spring to CUA to be held March 24. Sign up online at

Men's Discernment
6:15 p.m., the Men’s Discernment Group meets for Mass in Caldwell Chapel, followed by dinner and a talk by Monsignor Michael Clay, clinical assistant professor, theology and religious studies. Sign up now at

Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21
Lenten Residence Hall Confessions
• Monday, March 18: Flather, Opus — 7 to 9 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 19: Engelhard, Quinn, Camalier — 8 to 10 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 20: Walton, Reardon, Unanue — 7 to 9 p.m.
• Thursday, March 21: Opus — 8 to 10 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 26: Gibbons, Regan, Ryan — 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19
Candy Donations Deadline
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Campus Ministry is accepting donations of sealed or individually wrapped candy for Spring to CUA, the annual Easter event for children that takes place March 24.

Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20
Life’s a Divine Comedy
6:30 p.m., refreshments; 7 p.m., performance. Join singer and songwriter Jackie Francois for Life’s a Divine Comedy, part of the monthlong celebration of Women’s History Month. Refreshments served prior to the performance, St. Vincent’s Chapel Patio. Performance takes place in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Stations of the Cross
3 p.m., Stations of the Cross are prayed every Friday in Lent. Caldwell Chapel.

Lenten Adoration
1 to 5 p.m., daily adoration takes place every day during Lent. Caldwell Chapel. If you wish to commit to one hour, contact David Pennington at

Prayer and Liturgy Resources
For prayer and liturgy resources during Lent, visit our Lenten website at

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Monday, March 18
Women's Lacrosse
4  p.m., the Cardinals host Babson College Beavers, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center

Tuesday, March 19
3:30 p.m., the Cardinals host Frostburg State University Bobcats, DuFour Center

Wednesday, March 20
Women's Lacrosse
3:30 p.m, the Cardinals host the Trinity (Conn.) College Bantams, DuFour Center

Men's Lacrosse
6 p.m., the Cardinals host the Williams College Ephs, DuFour Center

Friday, March 23
Track and Field
9 a.m., the Cardinals at the Battleground Relays, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va.

Friday, March 23
Women's Lacrosse
11:30 a.m., the Cardinals host the Washington and Lee University Generals, DuFour Center

Noon, the Cardinals host the Drew University Rangers for a double header, DuFour Center
3 p.m., Cardinals vs. Rangers, DuFour Center

Men's Lacrosse
2 p.m., the Cardinals host the University of Massachusetts-Boston Beacons, DuFour Center

Sunday, March 24
11 a.m., the Cardinals host the Drew University Rangers, DuFour Center

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 25

Campus-Wide Way of the Cross
8 p.m., meet at Campus Ministry to participate in the campus-wide, candlelight Way of the Cross, a CUA Holy Week tradition. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Wednesday, March 27

Leaders in Economic Development Seminar
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents Kent Hill, senior vice president, International Programs Group, World Vision, who will speak on International Development Programs: Resource/Aid Allocation. Food and drinks served after seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, or 202-319-4289.

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Deadlines for This Week Submissions
5 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, is the deadline for submissions to This Week for the week beginning Monday, March 25. Also note, as Catholic University is closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Monday, the deadline for submissions for the week beginning Tuesday, April 2, is 5 p.m., Monday, March 25.

Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Look for information and events throughout the month at or contact Ana Lincoln, 202-319-5200 or

Wearin' of the Red
Students, faculty, and staff, show your CUA pride by wearing Cardinals red every Friday. Then send a picture of you, your friends, or your office colleagues to for a chance to win a prize. Winners selected randomly; prizes vary weekly. For more information, contact Amy Kerr, 202-319-5619 or

Annual Water Disinfection Switch
From March 18 through April 29, 2013, the DC Water Authority, will be temporarily switching the disinfectant in drinking water from chloramine to chlorine, an annual switch in water disinfection that is part of a routine program to clean and maintain water distribution systems in the District of Columbia and Arlington County and Falls Church, Va.
     During this time, individuals may notice a slight change in the taste and smell of their drinking water. Local water authorities recommend running the cold water tap for approximately two minutes and refrigerating cold tap water for a few hours to reduce taste and odor. Water filters are also effective in reducing chlorine taste and odor. For more information, please contact DC Water: 202-612-3440 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or 202-612-3400 (24 hours a day) or go to
New Policy Changes Online
Over the past seven months, many of the policies that govern how we engage in specific activities on behalf of the University have been significantly revised and new policies have been added. Visit for a summary of the changes. Those who have never visited the policies page or want to refresh their knowledge can go to For more information, contact Vin Lacovara, compliance and privacy officer, at 202-319-6170 or

Avoid Phishing Attempts
Phishing is an attempt to acquire personal information, such as user names, passwords, credit card numbers. Phishing messages are often very realistic, sometimes even claiming to come from the University, and are written to elicit a response: "You are over quota," "Your account will expire," "Register now or this service will be discontinued." The University will never ask for your username and password in an email message. Never provide your password in email or text message to anyone. If you receive a message in your University inbox asking for your password or other suspicious personal information, do not reply to it (even to complain), and do not open any attachments. Instead, contact the computer Information Center at 202-319-4357 or and notify them that you have received a phishing message. The Information Center will tell you how to forward the information needed by the technicians to block further attempts.

Follow the Progress of Team Capitol DC
Team Capitol DC — made up of students from Catholic University, The George Washington University, and American University — is building a solar house on the Father O'Connell Hall parking lot for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Construction is expected to take six to seven months. Follow the progress through the team’s blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

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