The Catholic University of America

April 22 – April 28, 2013

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Monday, April 22
Book Launch: Love and Responsibility
4 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, in conjunction with Pauline Books and Media, hosts a book launch event for the new translation of Karol Wojtyla's Love and Responsibility. Speakers include Grzegorz Ignatik of the Pontifical College Josephinum and translator of this edition, and institute faculty David Crawford and David L. Schindler. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. Reception and book sale follow. For more information, contact Meredith Rice, 202-526-3799 or

Tuesday, April 23
SMART Insights Group Internship Information Session
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session on summer internship opportunities with SMART Insights Group, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in areas such as procurement, auditing/risk assessment, and human capital management. Interns will solve real problems and issues facing private and public sector entities by working collaboratively with seasoned professionals to conduct root cause analysis, present findings, do research and analysis, and lead reform efforts. Students from all areas of academic study are encouraged to attend. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. Registration requested through Cardinal Connection (see Career Events) or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session
3:30 to 5 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies presents an information session for graduate students interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholarship for study and research abroad. Learn about the application process and the opportunities available with these generous scholarships, while enjoying afternoon snacks. Registration required. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Registration required. For more information and to R.s.v.p., contact Josh Mugler, 202-319-5247 or

Public Lecture: "The Greek Church of Cyprus under Latin Rule, 1191–1474"
5:10 p.m, the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents a lecture by Christopher Schabel, professor of medieval intellectual history and the Latin East in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus and senior visiting fellow of the Onassis Foundation. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For additional information, visit
Wednesday, April 24
Lunchtime Seminar: “Honorius III and Frankish Greece: The Papal Correspondence”
1 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents this lunchtime seminar with Christopher Schabel. Light buffet provided. Seating limited. R.s.v.p. required by April 17. McMahon Hall, Room 300. To R.s.v.p., email Lola Lastrapes at For additional information, visit
Leaders in Economic Development: A Looming Alzheimer's Epidemic?
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents a seminar, "Is There a Looming Alzheimer's Epidemic?", with Jenny Driver, M.D., a research physician at the Boston VA Medical Center, a member of the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Food and drinks will be served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, or 202-319-4289.

Open House: Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Sustainable Design
6 to 7:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts an Open House for the Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Sustainable Design programs. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. For additional information, visit

"Bringing Daylight to Our Hidden Collections" Symposium
7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Exhuming Our Collections: Bringing Daylight to Our Hidden Collections," a symposium featuring Libby Smigel, executive director, Dance Heritage Coalition's “Project Hidden Collections”; Jordan Patty, processing archivist/librarian, George Mason University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Department; and Paul Williams, president, Historic Congressional Cemetery. Free and open to the public. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, contact Youngok Choi, 202-319-6275 or

 Thursday, April 25
"The Jewish West Side Story"
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium with Elizabeth Wells, professor at Mount Allison University and author of the award-winning book West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5414 or

Alumni Staff and Faculty Get-Together
4 to 6 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations hosts a get-together for staff and faculty alumni featuring drinks and raffles. Free. Father O'Connell Hall, Craves Family Alumni Center. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5608.

Twenty-First Annual Mirror of Justice Lecture
4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law and the Pope John Paul II Guild of Catholic Lawyers present CUA President John Garvey, who will give the 21st Annual Mirror of Justice Lecture on Catholic legal education. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. Reception to follow. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life and Special Events, 202-319-6126.

Seminar: "Collective Emotions in Romanos' Biblical Retellings"
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Collective Emotions in Romanos' Biblical Retellings,” a seminar with Georgia Frank, professor of religion at Colgate University. Frank, author of The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity, focuses on the role of bodies, places, and pictures in the ancient Christian imagination during the fourth through sixth centuries. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, visit Seating limited; registration required. R.s.v.p. to Lola Lastrapes, or 202-319-5795.

Vintage Silent Comedies with Live Original Score
7 p.m., the John K. Denver of Mullen Memorial Library presents three vintage silent comedies, Liberty (1929, Laurel and Hardy), The Goat (1921, Buster Keaton), and The Rink (1916, Charlie Chaplin), with live original scores performed by The Snark Ensemble. The Snark Ensemble is an instrumental group dedicated to the creation and live performance of new music to silent films, celebrating the zany, clever, and brilliant world of vintage silent comedies through specially crafted film scores. Popcorn and beverages provided. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Thad Garrett, 202-319-5424,

Friday, April 26
Special 75th Anniversary Gala Performance: Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood
7 to 8 p.m., pre-show reception; 8 p.m., performance
Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood, winner of the 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play, comes to Hartke Theatre as the final production of the drama school’s 75th-anniversary season. Reception and opportunity to meet the playwright. Tickets for the reception and gala performance: $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, email, or call 202-319-5358.

Town and Gown Chorus On-Campus Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus, conducted by Kevin O'Brien, music school lecturer and conductor of the Women’s Chorus and the Town and Gown Community Chorus. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, contact Kevin O'Brien, 202-319-5414 or

Saturday, April 27
University Singers and Chamber Choir Concert

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA University Singers and Chamber Choir in concert, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, director of choral activities, and director of the Institute of Sacred Music. Composers whose works are to be performed include Camille Saint-Saëns, Leo Nestor, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Claudio Monteverdi, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among others. Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414 or

Sunday, April 28
Elaine Walter's Grand Finale
2:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Opera Workshop class performs 17 scenes from operas inspired by the three 18th-century plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Conceived and directed by retiring Professor Elaine Walter, this marks her last public Scenes program, one she describes as her “final labor of love.” Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Ward Recital Hall. For further information, contact Elaine Walter at 202-319-5414 or

Washington International Piano Series Concert — Jose Ramos Santana
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Jose Ramos Santana performing works by Chopin, Brahms, and Albeniz. 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 or contact Ivo Kaltchev at 202-319-5861 or

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Campus Ministry

Wednesday, April 24
Supper and Social Justice with Father Frank Gignac
7 to 8 p.m., Rev. Frank Gignac, professor, theology and religious studies, will speak on the Church's social justice teaching. Dinner provided. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room.

Bacon Night at The Cellar
9 p.m., Bacon Night in The Cellar. Praise and Worship Adoration at 9 p.m. followed by bacon, more food, fun and fellowship at 10 p.m. Caldwell Hall, The Cellar.

Friday, April 26
Friday Night at The House: Kicknic
6 p.m., Sign up at The House table in the Pryzbyla Center lobby for a kickball team and enjoy a free picnic. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Lawn.

Give and Go Donation Drive — Sign Up Now To Help
Held at the end of the spring semester, Give and Go is a project that encourages students to donate furniture, clothing, school supplies, and food as they move out instead of throwing it away. Sign up now to help collect clean used clothing, books, and unopened food. Go to for more information and to sign up.

Sing with Commencement Choir
The CUA community — students, staff, and faculty — is invited to sing with the Commencement Choir at Baccalaureate Mass. Rehearsals will be May 13, 14, and 15 from noon until 2 p.m. in John Paul II Rehearsal Hall at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, with a dress rehearsal on May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica. Baccalaureate Mass is Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the Basilica, Great Upper Church. For more information or to sign up, email Lee Polites,, or Hannah Levetzow, with your name, contact information, and student ID number, if applicable.

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Tuesday, April 23
4 p.m., the Cardinals host the Stevenson University Mustangs, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center

Women's Lacrosse
6 p.m., the Cardinals host the Rowan University Profs, DuFour Center

Saturday, April 27
Men's Lacrosse
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the University of Scranton Royals, DuFour Center

Women's Softball
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the Moravian College Greyhounds in a double header, DuFour Center

Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28
Track and Field
10 a.m., the Cardinals compete in the Landmark Conference Championship, Goucher College, Towson, Md.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 29
CUA Symphony Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Searle performing the works of Brahms, Sibelius, Gershwin, and Saint-Saens. Hartke Theatre. For more information, contact David Searle, 202-319-5422 or

Tuesday, April 30
CUA Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Wind Ensemble conducted by John Mitchell. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact John Mitchell, 202-319-5413 or
Thursday, May 2
Sounds of the Silent Cinema
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium with Pamela Kane, D.M.A. candidate, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her talk is titled "Sounds of the Silent Cinema Organ Recalled in the Life and Works of Firmin Swinnen." The Belgian-born Swinnen (1885 – 1972) was known for his organ improvisations during silent films. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5414 or

Quasten Medal and Lecture
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents this year’s Johannes Quasten Medal of Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies to Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. After the award ceremony, Father Daley will give a brief lecture titled “Logos as Reason and Logos Incarnate: Philosophy, Theology and the Voices of Tradition in the Early Church.” A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

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Monday, April 29
On-Site Auto Detailing
9 a.m. to noon, 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. 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 necessary. 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. Rain Date: Tuesday, April 30. For additional information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent.

Large Wooden Table Available
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has a 10-foot x 4-foot wood table available, for free re-use on campus or for individual purchase. First-come, first-served, with preference given to re-use at CUA. No warranty or guarantee on its purchase. To schedule an appointment, contact Andrew Wolf, For more information, visit

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For Your Benefit

Tuesday, April 23
Monroe Street Market Housing Meeting for Faculty and Staff
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Want to know what’s happening across from campus and what housing options are coming? Representatives of Monroe Street Market will be at CUA for an Open House information session. Stop by for a snack, get information on the apartments, which will be opening soon, and learn about the discount program for Catholic University employees. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For additional information, contact the Office of Human Resources 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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