The Catholic University of America

April 8 – April 14, 2013

 

Calendar

Monday, April 8
Immigration: What Social Workers Need to Know
7 to 9 p.m.., the National Catholic School of Social Service's Social Justice Committee hosts a panel discussion titled "What Social Workers Need to Know About Immigration." Speakers include representatives from such organizations as Ayuda, Inc.; Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.; Fair Immigration Reforms Movement; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services; and others. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. Reservations are encouraged. To R.s.v.p. or for more information, contact Kevin Stoddard, 301-717-3496 or 36stoddard@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 9
Forbidden Games: Film and the Ambiguities of Childhood in Post-War Italy
5 p.m.., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents David Forgacs, Guido and Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò Chair in Contemporary Italian Studies and professor of Italian, New York University, who will give the Eighth Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture. His talk is titled "Forbidden Games: Film and the Ambiguities of Childhood in Post-War Italy." Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. For more information, contact the modern languages and literatures department at 202-319-5240 or arguetaf@cua.edu.

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

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday; 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
Founders Day Pledge Signing Ceremony
4 p.m., the offices of the President and Campus Ministry host a ceremony to initiate the public signing of the CUA Community Pledge to build a culture of justice, love, and peace. The pledge will be on display for students to sign until April 19. Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. For more information, contact the campus activities office, 202-319-6003 or cua-activities@cua.edu.

Leaders in Economic Development: Education in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents Nairimas Ole-Sein, of the Embassy of Kenya, who will speak on "Education in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa." Food and drinks will be served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, royden@cua.edu or 202-319-4289.

The Empire of Apostles: Jesuits in the 17th-Century Portuguese World
5:15 to 7:30 p.m., the Oliveira Lima Library and the Department of History host a lecture by Ananya Chakravarti, Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European Institute University. In her work, Chakravarti  explores the themes of conceptual geographies, ethnography, and imperial imagination through the lives of six Jesuit missionaries in 16th- and 17th-century Portuguese India and Brazil. Refreshments will be served before and following the lecture. John K. Denver of Mullen Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Amber Bennett, 90bennett@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Intertextual Fusions in the Gospel of Matthew
6:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious 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 University for more than 25 years and also edited The Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Hays will speak on "Intertextual Fusions in the Gospel of Matthew." Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact the School of Theology and Religious Studies, 202-319-6524 or cua-strs-events@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. Bender is a documentary filmmaker, video producer, photographer, graphic designer, and interfaith consultant. A discussion by medieval scholars on the influence of Maimonides, Averroes, and St. Thomas Aquinas will follow the screening. Speakers on the panel include Marshall Breger, professor, law; Thérèse-Anne Druart, professor, philosophy; and Rev. Nicholas Lombardo, O.P., 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.

Augustine on Conversion and Desire
7:30 p.m., First-Year Experience presents a lecture by Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, systematic theology, titled "Augustine on Conversion and Desire." McMahon Hall, Room 200. For more information, contact Philip de Mahy, 202-319-6879 or demahy@cua.edu.

Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11
The Next Best Step: Understanding Your Degree and How to Use it in the World
Various times. The CUA Graduate Student Association hosts a conference on job seeking for graduate students and alumni. Sessions include panel discussions and workshops about campus resources such as Office of Career Services and the Writing Center; the value of a dissertation to one’s career; planning for an academic job search; careers beyond academia; and more. Speakers include off-campus guests and CUA faculty, administrators, and graduate students. Sessions are catered, with daily end-of-the-day hors d'oeuvres and drinks receptions. Reservations preferred but not necessary. Locations vary. To R.s.v.p. and get up-to-the-minute information on times and locations, visit the conference website.

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; 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 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 innovative 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; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday; 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," which explores 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
CU Saturday: Dave and Busters!
6 to 10 p.m., NN1 hosts CU Saturday: Dave and Busters. Transportation included. Free for students. Look for sign-ups in the Pryzbyla Center.

Alumni Awards Dinner
7 p.m., the Office of 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
Ring Blessing Ceremony
11 a.m., the Office of Campus Activities hosts a class ring blessing. Juniors and seniors who ordered class rings before March 1 can pick them up at the blessing ceremony. Students unable to attend the blessing ceremony can pick up their rings in the campus activities office during normal business hours. Rings for students who ordered after March 1 will be sent to their home addresses. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, contact Ana Lincoln, 202-319-5200 or lincoln@cua.edu.

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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Campus Ministry

Wednesday, April 10
Act! Speak! Build! Eat!

8 p.m. Learn about poverty and homelessness and how Habitat for Humanity is helping people in our area and around the world. Have dinner and listen to the experiences of Saundra Catalina and Susanne Slater from AmeriCorps. Pryzbyla Center Food Court.

Cellar Night
10 p.m. Ladies of the ’80s — Bring your best 80's wear to the Cellar of Caldwell after Praise and Worship Adoration. Free food, 80's tunes, a ton of fun! Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, April 11
CUA on Tap

7 p.m., Mary Ann Nilan, founder of the Get-In-Touch Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization, will speak at CUA On Tap 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.

Friday, April 12
Friday Night With The House

5 to 6 p.m., The House hosts a free BBQ Blowout and Trivia! Stop by for some free food before the Founders Day Ball.

Monday, April 15
Men’s Discernment
6:15 p.m. Men’s Discernment hosts Archbishop Timothy Broglio, from the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Mass will be celebrated at 6:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, followed by dinner and a talk from Archbishop Broglio in the Happel Room. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

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Athletics

Saturday, April 13

Track & Field
9 a.m., the Cardinals at the Messiah College Invitational, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Women's Softball
12:30 p.m., the Cardinals host the Salisbury University Sea Gulls, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center

Men's Lacrosse
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the Goucher College Gophers, DuFour Center

Men's Tennis
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the Drew University Rangers, DuFour Center

Women's Tennis
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the Drew University Rangers, DuFour Center

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 15
Ireland on the Road to Recovery

7 p.m., the European Studies Lecture Series and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures present H.E. Michael Collins, ambassador of Ireland to the United States, speaking on "Ireland and the EU: The Road to Recovery." Ireland has held the EU presidency since January 2013, an honor that rotates every six months among the EU member states. The Irish presidency's program is titled “For Stability, Jobs and Growth.” Ambassador Collins will discuss the Irish road to recovery after the recent recession, placing the Irish success story in the context of the goals of the Irish presidency. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Claudia Bornholdt, 202-319-5240 or bornholdt@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 16
Cardinal Leadership Celebration
5 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents the 2013 Cardinal Leadership Celebration, which honors a wide range of exemplary members of the CUA community, including individual students as well as student organizations. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit leadership.cua.edu/clc.

Wednesday, April 17
Leaders in Development: What is a Benefit Corporation?
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents The Capital Law Firm, LLC, founder and managing partner Laura Jordan, who will discuss benefit corporations. Food and drinks will be served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, royden@cua.edu or 202-319-4289.

Thursday, April 18
The German Cultural Nexus and Telemann's Faithful Music Master

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium, "Morality, German Cultural Identity, and Telemann's Faithful Music Master," with speaker Steven Zohn, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music History at Temple University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

Washington International Piano Series Concert — Antonio Di Cristofano
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Italian pianist Antonio Di Cristofano performing works by Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Berg, and Scriabin. 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.

Thursday, April 18; Friday, April 19; Saturday, April 20
7th Annual Graduate Students Conference on Medieval Studies and Other Medieval Events
Thursday, April 18
Keynote: Medieval Europe's Population: The Big Picture
5:15 p.m. The annual graduate student conference, sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, begins with a keynote address by School of Arts and Sciences Dean Lawrence R. Poos, "Population of Europe 1300–1600: A Big-Picture View, and Some New Data for Life Expectancy." A reception follows. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, visit mbs.cua.edu/conference/index.cfm.
Friday, April 19
Presentation of Papers: Medieval Bodies

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the conference continues with the presentation of papers concerned with the medieval body in a variety of contexts. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For a complete schedule and list of papers to be presented, visit mbs.cua.edu/conference/index.cfm.
Medieval Potluck Dinner
6 p.m., the Medieval Studies Program graduate students host a medieval potluck dinner. Anyone who wishes to attend should bring a medieval-themed dish. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.
Saturday, April 20
Medieval Day Fair and Latin Mass
1 to 6 p.m., the medieval theme continues with the Medieval Day Fair, featuring the following events, scheduled on the hour: weapons and combat demonstration; music; performance of Everyman; Gregorian chants by the Dominican Schola; and Human Chess. A Latin Mass follows in Caldwell Chapel. Pryzbyla Center, Lawn. For more information, contact Andrew Cuff, 05cuff@cardinalmail.cua.edu.
CU Saturday: Medieval Feast and Entertainment
7 to 9:30 p.m., the Office of Residence Life and Central Staff host the close-out of the medieval festivities with medieval feasting and rousing entertainment. Free for students. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Rob Hengesbach, 202-319-5850 or hengesbach@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 18; Friday, April 19; Saturday, April 20; Sunday, April 21
Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Lights, Camera, Shakespeare! It’s 1934 and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, magically materialize on the Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Immediately smitten by the glitz and glamor of showbiz, the two fairies get their big break on the silver screen playing (who else?) themselves. With a little help from blond bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant “asses,” the mischievous magic of old Hollywood sparkles. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York. Tickets: $15 adult/full price; $10 senior citizens, CUA alumni, faculty and staff; $5 students. Hartke Theatre. For tickets and more information, call the Hartke Theatre Box Office, 202-319-4000.

Friday, April 19
Free Shred Day
9 to 11 a.m., the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations sponsors Free Shred Day. Office Shredding, LLC, will be on campus to shred personal confidential material. Limit four boxes per person. McMahon Hall, Parking Lot, North End (under basketball net). For more information, contact Monica Kenny, 301-621-2484 or mkenny@kanecompany.com.

CUA University Chorus Concert
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA University Chorus, with conductor Tom Pedersen. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington, MD 20895. For more information, contact Tom Pedersen, 202-319-5832 or pedersen@cua.edu.

Sunday, April 21
Washington International Piano Series Concert — Xun Pan
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Xun Pan, piano professor, Millersville University, who will perform works by Mussorgsky, Chopin, and Chen Peixun. 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

Free to Good Home
The Office of Enrollment Management has two lateral, five-drawer file cabinets available, free. Putty-colored metal, 42 inches wide x 62 inches high. To inspect them, call 202-319-6557.

New Print Vendor for Stationery and Badges
The local printing company Sveconway is now the approved vendor for CUA letterhead, business cards, and badges. 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.

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

Thursday, April 18
Register Now for Know Your Numbers
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., If you are a staff or faculty member covered by United Health Care, register today at register.wellness-inc.com and use Code: Ca-86110-3 for Know Your Numbers, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. Knowing your numbers will help keep little health issues from growing into big ones. Free screening services will measure body mass index, and check blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels. Stop by the Campus Wellness Committee fair from noon to 2 p.m. and take a Health Risk Assessment to earn a $75 gift card. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For  more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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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