The Catholic University of America

 Nov. 18 – Nov. 24, 2013

Calendar

Monday, Nov. 18
Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Town Hall: Dean Search
12:10 p.m., the Dean Search Committee presents a town hall meeting for graduate students regarding the search for a new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. For more information, contact Jared Vibbert at 202-319-5684 or vibbert@cua.edu.

Madrid Spring Break Trip Information Session
4 to 5 p.m., Daniel García-Donoso, assistant professor of Spanish, hosts an information session on the spring break 2014 trip to Madrid, Spain, that he will lead. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact García-Donoso at 202-319-5240 or garciadonoso@cua.edu.

Lecture and Reception: Unigenitus 1713–2013
5:30 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections and the Department of History present A Tercentenary Commemoration of Pope Clement XI's Apostolic Constitution with a guest lecture by Jeffrey Burson, assistant professor of history at Georgia Southern University, titled "Unigenitus and the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe." Lenore Rouse, rare books curator, will present "The Pope's Pamphlets: Jansenism in the Albani Library." "Unigenitus" refers to the first words of Pope Clement XI's papal bull, in which he condemns the doctrines of Jansenism, a dissident religious movement within France. Reception follows. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. To R.s.v.p. or for more information, contact Rare Books at 202-319-5091 or cuararebooks@gmail.com.

Monday, Nov. 18; Tuesday, Nov. 19; and  Wednesday, Nov. 20
Towards a Comprehensive Internationalization at CUA
5 to 6:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education and the Office of the Provost sponsor three panel discussions, featuring students, faculty, and administrators. Topics to be discussed include Internationalization of Faculty: Teaching and Scholarship; Internationalization of Students: Academic and Student Life; and Internationalization of Curriculum. All are welcome. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Mario Ortiz at ortizm@cua.edu.

Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Dec. 6
Exhibition: Unigenitus 1713-2013: Books, Prints, Manuscripts
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Rare Books and Special Collections sponsors an exhibition titled "Unigenitus 1713–2013," curated by Lenore Rouse and comprising books, prints, and manuscripts chiefly drawn from the family library of the Albani Pope Clement XI. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, Room 214. For more information, contact Rare Books at 202-319-5091 or cuararebooks@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Flu Shot Clinic
4 to 6 p.m., Student Health Services hosts a flu shot clinic for students, faculty, and staff. Cost is $25 (billed to a student account, or paid in exact cash or a check by staff and faculty). Pryzbyla Center, lobby. For more information, contact Student Health Services at 202-319-5744.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
The American Reception and Legacy of the Second Vatican Council
5:10 p.m., the Department of History sponsors a lecture by Leslie Woodcock Tentler, professor of history specializing in 20th-century United States and Catholic history. Her talk is titled "The American Reception and Legacy of the Second Vatican Council." Reception to follow. Marist Hall, Room 131. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

Leaders in Development Seminar: Microfinance and FINCA
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the Integral Economic Development graduate programs — IEDM and IEDP — present a talk by Ronald Aizer, director, financial planning and analysis, FINCA International, the charitable microfinance organization whose Village Banking microfinance program provides small business loans in impoverished areas. Q-and-A session follows. Refreshments will be served afterward. Free and open to the CUA community and the public. McMahon Hall, Room 200. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden at royden@cua.edu.

From College to Career: Senior Strategy
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a strategy-building session for seniors on making the transition from college to the world of work. Learn what it takes to successfully move from being a full-time student to working full time. Come build a strategy that works for you. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Nov. 21
Madrid Spring Break Trip Information Session
4 to 5 p.m., Daniel García-Donoso, assistant professor of Spanish, hosts an information session on the spring break 2014 trip to Madrid, Spain, that he will lead. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact García-Donoso at 202-319-5240 or garciadonoso@cua.edu.

The Nature and Sources of Climate Change Denials
5 p.m., the Department of Sociology presents a lecture by Riley Dunlap, Regents Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University and renowned authority on climate change. His talk is titled "The Nature and Sources of Climate Change Denials." A reception follows the lecture. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium (108). For more information, contact Enrique Pumar at 202-319-5941 or pumar@cua.edu.

International Thanksgiving Potluck
5 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities, Center for Global Education, and Campus Ministry resident ministers host an evening of food and fun. Students who wish to bring a dish representing how their family or culture celebrates this American tradition can R.s.v.p. at culture.cua.edu/thanksgiving. In addition, Thanksgiving Potluck bags will be available for donation of nonperishable food items. Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford at 202-319-6003 or cuaculture@gmail.com.

Cabeza de Vaca
5:30 p.m., the departments of history and modern languages and literatures present a screening of Cabeza de Vaca, a 1991 Mexican film directed by Nicolas Echevarria about the adventures of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (circa 1490 – circa 1557), an early Spanish explorer, as he traversed what later became the American Southeast. Jason Sharples, assistant professor of history, will introduce the film. Refreshments will be served. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium (102). For more information, contact Juanita Aristizabal at aristizabal@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 21; Friday, Nov. 22; Saturday, Nov. 23; and Sunday, Nov. 24
Hansel and Gretel
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Hansel and Gretel. This timeless fairy tale of lost children, candy treats, and an evil witch comes to life in this delightful production of Engelbert Humperdinck's captivating opera. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For tickets, visit music.cua.edu. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414.

Look for these events and more at home.cua.edu.

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Campus Ministry 

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Jude
On campus over Thanksgiving? Join Father Jude for a Thanksgiving feast. Free food, great company. Find details and sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

Dessert and Rolls: Donations for Thanksgiving Dinner
Donations of dessert or rolls for Father Jude’s Thanksgiving dinner would be appreciated. Please deliver to Campus Ministry by 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26. Notify Lani Collins at collinsL@cua.edu if you are planning to donate.

Through Sunday, Nov. 24
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Join us for programs of awareness and action, including food runs, the following, and more:
Monday, Nov. 18: Vigil for Hope
Tuesday, Nov. 19: Film: A Place at the Table
Wednesday, Nov. 20: Oxfam Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 21: CUA on Tap Bread for the World presentation (see below)
Friday, Nov. 22: Homeless Food Run (see below)
Sunday, Nov. 24: Homeless Food Run (see below)
For more information, visit ministry.cua.edu.

Monday, Nov. 18
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Tickets on Sale

11 a.m. The world will be watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, on opening day, Friday, Nov. 22. Get your $5 discounted tickets Nov. 18 for a private theater screening in Chinatown with The House. The line starts at 11 a.m. and tickets go on sale at 11:15 a.m. Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Graduate Scripture Reflection
6 to 7:15 p.m., Campus Ministry Lounge. Register at ministry.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Corny and Cardigan Night
10 p.m. What did Ms. Alice say after she swiped your card in The Pryz? "Here's your cardagain . . ." Come to Corny and Cardigan Night at The Cellar after Praise and Worship Adoration. The food will be just as corny as the jokes! Caldwell Hall, The Cellar.

Thursday, Nov. 21
CUA on Tap: Bread for the World

7 p.m. Hunger has a face. Come to CUA on Tap during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to hear CUA alumnus Billy Kangas discuss Bread for the World and its mission to fight hunger. Free food. Cash bar for those 21 and above. Open mic night starts at 7 p.m.; speaker at 8 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

Friday, Nov. 22
Private Screening: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
5:30 p.m. Join The House for a private theater screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Chinatown. See Nov. 18, above, for ticket information. Meet at Caldwell Hall, The House.

Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24
Athletes' Retreat: DRIVEN
This year's retreat — DRIVEN — will take place at an all-new retreat center. The retreat will provide us with a chance to get in touch with what's driving us in our sport and in our faith. All student-athletes are invited and can sign up at ministry.cua.edu. Cost is $50 and scholarships are available.

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Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 23

1 p.m, the swim team hosts the Goucher College Gophers, DuFour Center, Swimming Pool.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Nov. 27; Thursday, Nov. 28; Friday, Nov. 29
Thanksgiving Holiday
The University is closed.

Monday, Dec. 2
He Said — She Said
8 to 10 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students presents a discussion about working together to end sexual violence. The program dissects a real-life case study, giving both sides of the conversation. Ending sexual violence begins with understanding the importance of clear communication and responsible decision making. Hartke Theatre. For more information, contact the dean of students office at 202-319-5619 or cua-deanofstudents@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Leaders in Development Seminar: Sustainable Capacity Building
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the Integral Economic Development graduate programs — IEDM and IEDP — present a talk by Irene Serot Almeras, adviser, Office for Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations, Embassy of France in the United States. Q-and-A session follows. Refreshments will be served afterward. Free and open to the CUA community and the public. McMahon Hall, Room 200. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden at royden@cua.edu.

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, director. Featured will be "Repertoire Pas Redouble" by Camille Saint Saens/translated by Arthur Frackenpohl; "Prelude and Fugue in D Minor" by Bach/Moehlmann; "Ambrosian Hymn Variants" by Donald White; "Dancing At Stonehenge" by Anthony Suter; "October" by Eric Whitacre; "Longford Legend" by Robert Sheldon; and "March of the Revolutionary Guard" by Bedrich Smetana/Nelhybel. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

Friday, Dec. 6
Avicennism and the kalan
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Avicennism and the kalan," a lecture by Robert Wisnovsky, professor in the Institute of Islamic Studies of McGill University. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series, the theme of which is Philosophy in the Islamic Lands. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Greccio
5 p.m., the Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present the University Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, with greccio (live Nativity), and caroling. Pryzbyla Center, Atrium.

Christmas Concert for Charity
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the 24th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering benefits Bethlehem House, which runs homes for adults with intellectual disabilities in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and Riverdale, Md. For a list of works to be performed, visit music.cua.edu/calendar/index.cfm. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

Saturday, Dec. 7
Women's Chorus Concert

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Women's Chorus Concert. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

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Announcements  

Technology Knowledge Base: Safely Storing Computer Files
Did you know that the best and safest place to store your computer files for work is on your M:drive or on your departmental network drives? If your computer breaks down or is updated, files stored in these locations will still be available to you. You should not store your files on your assigned computer's local hard drive (C:). The computer’s hard drive is not backed up by Technology Services, so if the drive crashes or experiences other problems, your files may be lost permanently.

According to University policy, CUA faculty and staff must store files pertaining to University business only on CUA network drives as specified by their department or office. University business files generally must not be stored on local hard drives, removable media, or services, such as Dropbox, SkyDrive, iCloud, not provided by the University. University employees must abide by the University's Information Assurance and Electronic Communications policies found at policies.cua.edu.

For more information about mapping a drive and other topics, visit the Technology Services knowledge base at techsupport.cua.edu.

New Information for On-Campus and Faculty/Staff Equipment Loans
On-Campus Seminars, Lectures, Conferences, etc.
Effective Dec. 1, equipment loans will no longer be accepted through the events.cua.edu website. Facilities Administration and Services (FAS) will be the sole source of the following equipment for loan for on-campus seminars, lectures, conferences, and other special events:

  • Microphones (handheld, lapel, or wireless)
  • Laptop computers (for events only)
  • Projectors
  • Screens
  • Wireless digital presentation clickers
  • Wireless keyboards
  • Wireless mice

To reserve those items, visit cua-request.qbicsystems.info, click Special Events, and fill in the form. If a room is available that meets the requested technology needs it will be assigned through Conference & Events in lieu of loaner equipment. The cost for replacing lost or damaged equipment will be determined and communicated at the time of the loan.

Short-Term Loans For Faculty and Staff
Short-term loans of laptop computers and conference phones are available through Technology Services. Quantities are limited and items are available for up to one week for conference travel or replacement for a laptop computer being repaired. To request an equipment loan, email techsupport@cua.edu. Equipment is assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. The cost for replacing lost or damaged equipment will be communicated when the loan is confirmed.

Returning Equipment
Equipment borrowed through FAS and Technology Services and not returned by the date agreed upon will be assessed a daily fine of $5 to the department or student responsible. Borrowed equipment that is lost or damaged will be assessed the cost of replacement; this assessment accompanies the initial loan agreement. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration. For more information, contact Raylene Dufresne at 202-319-5051 or dufresnr@cua.edu.

Microsoft Office Available for Purchase
Microsoft Office is available at deeply discounted academic pricing for students, faculty, and staff to use on their personally owned computers. For information on where this software can be purchased, visit computing.cua.edu/support/ms-office-personaluse.cfm.

The End for Windows XP and Office 2003

Windows XP and Office 2003 are more than 10 years old, and Microsoft is ending support for them soon. Once support is ended, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, increasing the computer's vulnerability to security risks.Technology Services is upgrading campus computers running Windows XP to Windows 7 with Office 2013. If you have been assigned a computer that is still running Windows XP, a technician will contact you requesting an appointment to perform the upgrade. For more information, please visit techsupport.cua.edu and search for "Windows XP" or call the Service Desk at 202-319-4357 (HELP).

Is the University Closed or Opening Late?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty, staff, and students how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. To find out the University’s operating status, check the CUA website at www.cua.edu, check your University email account, call the University’s main number (202-319-5000), or visit the CUA Facebook or Twitter accounts. The information is available through these sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. CUA also contacts local media outlets, including WAMU Radio, WTOP Radio, all local TV networks, and washingtonpost.com.

November Is Native American Heritage Month
CUA celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Check multicultural.cua.edu for information about upcoming events on campus and around Washington, D.C.

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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.

This Week @ CUA is published weekly.
To submit items for inclusion, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/newsandinfo/submissions.cfm.
202-319-5600 • Fax 202-319-4440 • Email cua-public-affairs@cua.edu
Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
The deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at http://www.cua.edu.
Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact cua-access@cua.edu.
Please direct address corrections to:
cua-public-affairs@cua.edu.