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Women In Science Events Return Monday -Everything You Wanted Know About The Eclipse And Stars

Neighbors enjoyed the Women in Science series that took place monthly last school year at local jazz club AJACS. We were happy to see that the series is starting back up again. The next event is coming up this Monday and will featuring Dr. Duilia de Mello who is an astrophysicist and professor of physics and astronomy at CUA.  The interactive discussion will center on the sun, the eclipse, the stars and the universe. All ages are welcome and no background knowledge is needed. Check out the Tweet below for more info:


AJACS is located at 2813 12th Street NE.

Catholic University Rolls Out Fall 2017 Drama And Music Events

The popular Washington International Piano Series returns to Catholic University this fall. Image courtesy of CUA’s School of Music.

From time to time we try to post about the cultural goings on at Catholic University. It really is a great source of nearby entertainment at super-reasonable prices.  This fall the university will present a program of events with something for everyone from opera and musicals to plays, orchestra recitals and Holiday concerts. From the CUA website:

The Catholic University of America will present a full line-up of arts events this fall. The Department of Drama will bring two productions to the stage, tackling themes of identity and the dangers of revenge. Students from the Benjamin T. School of Music will also have much to offer, including the fall musical Kiss Me, Kate and the opera double bill The Old Maid and the Thief and Doctor Miracle, as well as performances from the CUA Symphony Orchestra, the wind ensemble, and guests pianists.

Check out the full line up of events here.

DDOT Oversight Meeting At CUA Thursday; Give Input On Transportation/Environmental Issues

Do you have an ongoing issue that you feel is not being adequately addressed by DC’s Department of Transportation (DDOT)? Perhaps you have complained about a traffic pattern or the lack of care for street trees and have gotten no resolution.  If so, you here is a meeting for you. The DC City Council will be holding an oversight roundtable on the DDOT this Thursday at Catholic University. The public is invited to testify – see the instructions on how to testify below the flyer. Meeting info:

DATE: July 13, 2017
TIME: 6:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064
 
 From Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie’s office:
The public is invited to testify and can sign up to do so by contacting Ms. Aukima Benjamin, Staff Assistant to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, at (202) 724-8062 or via e-mail at abenjamin@dccouncil.us. Persons representing organizations will have five minutes to present their testimony. Individuals will have three minutes to present their testimony. Witnesses should bring eight copies of their written testimony and should submit a copy of their testimony electronically to abenjamin@dccouncil.us. to Council and Resident Inquiries

Meet Force of Habit, A Band Led By Nuns At Catholic University

This story came out a while ago, but we thought readers who missed it would enjoy this lighthearted article from the Washington Post about Force of Habit, a band led by nuns who live and study at Catholic University. Along with religious music the band plays jazz standards. Here is a clip.

From the article:

The sisters, and those who know them, note that the band is part of a larger mission — to be a presence on the campus, connect with other students, and share and demonstrate their faith. It also serves as a reminder of what makes Catholic, the Vatican’s university in the United States, unique.

You can check out another video of a Force of Habit performance here.

Brookland/CUA Recent Development Transformation Featured In The Washingtonian

Abdo Catholic University Development Brookland Washington DC
Before and during the Arts Walk construction

The Washingtonian followed up a recent article about relationships between DC Universities and their respective neighborhoods with another shorter article about how colleges are transforming the neighborhoods around them through development projects. Catholic University, Gallaudet and University of Maryland are discussed. We thought readers would be interested in giving it a read, from the article:

The development opened in 2014 and was a boon for a previously underserved neighborhood, adding amenities such as Starbucks, Busboys and Poets, and Barnes & Noble. Of course, those things help real-estate values, too—prior to Monroe Street Market, in 2013, the median home price in Brookland was $375,000. In 2016, it was $520,000.

Brookland Field Day This Sunday At Catholic U – Relay Races, Games, And More

This Sunday, April 23rd, there will be a Field Day event from 1:00- 3:00 pm. The event is free, but they ask that you sign up here. From the event page:

The Catholic University of America Athletics Department invites the Brookland & CUA community families to join us for a fun spring afternoon of sports at the DuFour Center on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Kids can learn a new sport, play fun games and enjoy some fun exercise. Prizes and snacks will be available. The fourth-annual event will be run by Cardinals student-athletes from many of our sports teams.

**Best suited for 1-13 year olds.

Spring To CUA Sunday – Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts, Activities And More

The annual Easter community event on CUA’s campus is always a fun event for neighborhood kiddies. This year the event, Spring to CUA,  will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. The event is free and includes an egg hunt, moonbounce, face painting, duck pond game and an obstacle course. From the event page:

CUA invites the Brookland & CUA community families to join us for a fun spring afternoon! Kids can enjoy a wide variety of treats, crafts, and activities including an Easter egg hunt. The event is run by CUA student volunteers, who make the day a safe and enjoyable time for our welcomed community guests.

*No dogs please.

RAIN OR SHINE

Register/RSVP for the event here. The event will take place on CUA’s Columbus School of Law lawn, between the Pryzbyla Student Center and the Columbus School of Law.

Free Women In Science Event Monday – Making Sense Of Our Senses

Neighbors have seemed really excited by the Women in Science series taking place monthly at local jazz club AJACS. So, we figured we wold continue spreading the word about it . The next event is coming up this Monday and will feature biomedical engineering professor Sahana N. Kukke, PH.D. The interactive discussion will center around the concept of senses, particularly touch. All ages are welcome and no background knowledge is needed.

The event will take place at AJACS, 2813 12th Street NE on Monday March 13th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Free CUA Symphony Orchestra Concert Featuring Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

We thought Brookland music lovers would be interested in this free concert featuring Anthony McGill, principal clarinet New York Philharmonic performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. The concert will take place Monday, February 27 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at
Ward Recital Hall . The event is free but tickets are required, limit 4 per person. Reserve yours here.

Washingtonian Article Compares CUA ‘Town And Gown’ Dynamic To Other DC Campuses

Photo Courtesy of Monroe Street Market’s Facebook Page

We thought readers would be interested in a recent article in the Washingtonian about the relationships between DC Universities and their respective neighborhoods. The article is especially favorable towards our neighbor Catholic University, with passages such as this one:

Catholic, for instance, intentionally tried to nurture a student-friendly atmosphere around its campus, working with developers and nonprofits to build entirely new space for businesses and art studios. But it’s the exception. Around AU, as at most of the area’s campuses, neighborhood politics and zoning rules make it seem as if Washington wants students seen but not heard.

Much of the article compares CUA to American University, and as someone who attended AU (ok, a long time ago, but still) I would say that the characterization is spot on. I think it would be great to increase the “college town” vibe in our neighborhood even further. What do you think?