The Catholic University of America

April 1 – April 7, 2013

 

Calendar

Monday, April 1
Easter Monday
The University is closed.

Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3
High School Sophomores and Juniors Visit CUA
10:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University community welcome high school sophomores and juniors and their families to campus for Cardinal Visit Days. Visitors will learn about academic programs, scholarships, and financial aid; take a one-hour, student-led tour of campus; see what CUA campus life is like; and interview with an admissions counselor. For more information, visit admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/jvd.html.

Wednesday, April 3
Powerful Web Citation Demonstration

1 to 3 p.m., the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library presents a demonstration of the Web of Science, a powerful tool covering science, social sciences, and arts and humanities that can help users see who’s citing their work, find collaborators in their field, and locate funding agencies. Web of Science allows users to follow citations and how they’re used (forward and backward), create citation mapping, and research bibliometrics. Mullen Library's Web of Science subscription includes citations and references for articles in almost 9,000 high-quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Meghan Gates, 202-319-6143 or gates@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 4
Mysteries of a 14th-Century French Motet
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium, "Royalty, Celebration, and Attribution in a Fourteenth-Century French Motet," featuring Anne Walters Robertson, Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver at 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

CUA in Rome Information Session
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on the CUA in Rome Program. Learn why studying in Rome is perfect for all majors, and more. 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. What better time to be studying in Rome? McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Film Screening: “También la Lluvia” (“Even the Rain”)
5 p.m., the departments of history and modern languages and literatures present a screening of the film “También la Lluvia,” which explores Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place 500 years apart. The film, part of the Early Americas Film and Lecture Series, will be introduced by David Lantigua, assistant professor of theology and religious studies. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Julia Young, assistant professor of history, at 202-319-5475 or youngjg@cua.edu.

Washington International Piano Series Concert — Ivo Kaltchev
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Ivo Kaltchev performing works by Debussy, Messiaen, Vladigerov, and John Henderson. The series features works performed on the school's new Steinway D concert grand. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit piano.cua.edu/wips.cfm or contact Ivo Kaltchev at 202-319-5861 or kaltchev@cua.edu.

Friday, April 5
Social Work Job and Career Fair

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service and the Howard University School of Social Work present a job and career fair featuring prospective employers and information about the social work job market for those holding Master of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work degrees. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Rooms B and C. For more information, contact Janet Rosenkrantz at 202-319-5471 or rosenkrantz@cua.edu.

CUA Oxford Program Information Sessions
2 to 2:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on the CUA Oxford Program 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.

New Perspectives on German Idealism
3 p.m., the School of Philosophy Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series continues with a lecture, "New Perspectives on German Idealism," by Frederick Beiser, professor of philosophy at Syracuse University. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.
 

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Campus Ministry

Cellar Night — Fearless
Join Campus Ministry for a Taylor Swift-themed night of free food, fellowship, and fun in the Cellar of Caldwell Hall starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, after Praise and Worship Adoration. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Night at the House
Join Campus Ministry at the House, Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. for an EGGcellent EGGstravaganza! There will be everything EGGS. Egg toss, egg relay race, egg drop, egg dyeing, and tye dyeing. Bring friends and win the prize for the campus-wide scavenger hunt.

CUA on Tap
Mary Ann Nilan, founder of the Get-In-Touch Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization, will speak at CUA On Tap on Thursday, April 11, in Caldwell Auditorium. Nilan will speak about the role of cancer in her own life and faith journey. Proceeds from last fall’s Homecoming Charity Ball went to the Get-in-Touch Foundation. Open mic performances begin at 7 p.m; the talk begins at 8 p.m. Those interested in performing should contact Gretchen Wade at 56wade@cardinalmail.cua.edu or James Clement at 87clement@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Act! Speak! Build! Week April 6 to 13
Learn more about the issues related to poverty housing. Challenge peers to become advocates. Build awareness in your community about poverty housing issues. Contact 32dreusike@cardinalmail.cua.edu for more information.
 

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Athletics

Tuesday, April 2
Women's Lacrosse
6 p.m., the Cardinals host the St. Mary's (Md.) College Seahawks, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center

Wednesday, April 3
Baseball
3:30 p.m., the Cardinals host the Salisbury University Sea Gulls, DuFour Center

Saturday, April 6
Men's Lacrosse
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the Drew University Rangers, DuFour Center

Women's Softball
1 p.m., the Cardinals play a double-header against the Drew University Rangers, DuFour Center

Men's Tennis
1 p.m., the Cardinals play the Scranton University Royals, DuFour Center

Women's Tennis
1 p.m., the Cardinals play the Scranton University Royals, DuFour Center

Sunday, April 7
Softball
1  p.m., the Cardinals play a double-header against the Gwynedd-Mercy College Griffins, DuFour Center

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10
Pacem in terris: Its Continuing Importance to Peacebuilding Today

8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Tuesday, April 9; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 10; the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents the conference "Peacebuilding in 2013: Pacem in terris at 50" to focus on the ways Catholic perspectives on peacebuilding can contribute to a wider debate on the responsibilities and opportunities for peacebuilding in U.S. foreign policy. Confirmed speakers include Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services; and Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. ambassador for International Religious Freedom. The conference is one of the principal commemorations of the anniversary in the United States, co-sponsored by more than a dozen universities and organizations. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information on the conference and planned speakers, visit the event Web page.

High School Sophomores and Juniors Visit CUA
10:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University community welcome high school sophomores and juniors and their families to campus for Cardinal Visit Days. Visitors will learn about academic programs, scholarships, and financial aid; take a one-hour, student-led tour of campus; see what CUA campus life is like; and interview with an admissions counselor. For more information, see the Cardinal Visit Days Web page.

Wednesday, April 10
Intertextual Fusions in the Gospel of Matthew
6:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religous Studies presents Richard Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament and dean, Duke Divinity School, Duke University, who will give the Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture, which honors the late Rev. Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm., and his excellence in biblical scholarship. Father Murphy taught scripture at Catholic Univeristy for more than 25 years and also edited The Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Hays' talk is on the "Intertextual Fusions in the Gospel of Matthew." Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact Lesley DiFransico at 202-319-6450 or 52difransico@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Out of Cordoba”
6:30 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Studies and Dialogue presents a screening of Jacob Bender’s “Out of Cordoba,” a documentary following Bender’s journey as he faces questions of interreligious relations with the help of two thinkers from medieval Spain: Averroes and Maimonides. The screening will be followed by a panel of medieval scholars who will discuss the influence of Maimonides, Averroes, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Speakers on the panel include Marshall Breger, professor, law; Thérèse-Anne Druart, professor, philosophy; and Rev. Nicholas Lombardo, assistant professor, theology and religious studies. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, contact Rebecca Cohen at 980-333-9544 or 79cohen@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Thursday, April 11
Space Weather and its Effects on Technologies

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents the 32nd Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture. Louis J. Lanzerotti, research professor of physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and formerly of Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, will speak on “Space Weather and its Effects on Technologies.” The lecture will be followed by a reception in honor of the speaker in the Hannan Hall foyer. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5315.

Thursday, April 11; Friday, April 12; Saturday, April 13
Waste: A Resource in the Wrong Place and Time
5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11; 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 12; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 13; the School of Architecture and Planning's Center for Building Stewardship presents Reclaim + Remake Symposium: "Waste is a Resource in the Wrong Place and Time." The three-day conference brings together leaders in innnovative practices in design, education, and research for current and future reuse and recycling of material resources in the built environment. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, visit architecture.cua.edu/reclaimremake, email guy@cua.edu, or call 202-319-5188.

Friday, April 12
Odyssey Day

9:30 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University community welcome admitted students in the Class of 2017. The students and their families will spend the day on campus learning about academic programs, sampling some of the extracurricular activities CUA has to offer, touring the campus, and socializing with future classmates. For more information, visit the Odyssey Day Web page.

Musicians and Clergy: Rivals or A Team?
4:15 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Colloquium in Sacred Music presents Eileen Morris Guenther, who will speak about her 2012 book Rival or Team: Clergy-Musician Relationships in the 21st Century. Guenther holds an M.A. and a D.M.A. in musicology and performance from CUA, and is third-term president of the 18,000-member American Guild of Organists, associate professor of church music at Wesley Theological Seminary's Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, professorial lecturer in organ at The George Washington University, and director of music at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. The lecture and discussion are free and open to the public. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13
Catholicism and the Future of Medicine
7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 12; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13; the Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the symposium Catholicism and the Future of Medicine. This symposium will explore the assumption that the soul of modern medicine is Catholic. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information and a list of speakers, visit the event’s Web page.

Saturday, April 13
Alumni Awards Dinner
7 p.m., the Office if Alumni Relations presents the Alumni Awards Dinner, which will be held following Mass at 5 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. All alumni are invited to attend. Tickets are $80. Father O’Connell Hall, Great Hall. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the website.

CUA Women’s Chorus Concert
7:30 to 9 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Women’s Chorus. Kevin O'Brien, lecturer, will conduct. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, contact Kevin O’Brien at 202-319-5414 or obrienk@cua.edu.

Sunday, April 14
Washington International Piano Series Concert — James Litzelman
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents James Litzelman performing works by Franck, Schubert, and Brahms. The series features works performed on the school's new Steinway D concert grand. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit piano.cua.edu/wips.cfm or contact Ivo Kaltchev at 202-319-5861 or kaltchev@cua.edu.

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Announcements

New Print Vendor for Badges and Stationery
The local printing company Sveconway is now the approved vendor for CUA badges, letterhead, and business cards. Orders can be placed online at www.sveconway.com or by contacting Kelly Potts, Sveconway account executive, at 301-589-5666 or kelly@sveconway.com. For further details, contact the Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at 202-319-5044.

Student Volunteers for Commencement Activities
April 15 Deadline
The Office of Campus Activities is seeking student volunteers to help with Commencement activities. Students will serve as ushers during the Baccalaureate Mass, Honors Convocation, and main Commencement ceremonies and work for up to six hours for a University office (to be assigned) during the week of May 12 to 18. Selected students who are current campus residents will be permitted to stay on campus through noon, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Register now through April 15. Sign up at activities.cua.edu/commencement.

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 cua-spirit@cua.edu for a chance to win a prize. Winners selected randomly; prizes vary weekly. For more information, contact Amy Kerr, 202-319-5619 or kerra@cua.edu.

Annual Water Disinfection Switch
Through April 29, 2013, the DC Water and Sewer 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, call 202-612-3440 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or 202-612-3400 (24 hours a day) or go to www.dcwater.com.

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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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