The Catholic University of America

Viva l'Italia

Monday, February 24,

3:00 - 5:00pm

McMahon Foyer/Lobby


Viva L’Italia will be an afternoon of Italian food and music open to all students and faculty as well as to many Italian organization from the local area, such as National Italian American Foundation, the Lido Civic Club and the Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC.  CUA is honored to have His Excellency Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero of Italy as a guest for this event.  


Europe Day

Tuesday, February 25
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pryz B


Europe Day is a celebration of European cultures, food, languages and diversity found within Europe.  Enjoy a day filled with mini language sessions, presentations by students, games, lectures and discussions on topics related to Europe.


Celebrate Brazil

Wednesday, February 26
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Pryz B


Experience Brazil through dance, music and food!  The event will showcase Brazilian music, food and culture through the eyes of our visiting Brazilian students.  Learn to samba,  experience cooking Brazilian dishes,  edcuate yourself on Carnival history (bring your costume), learn to square dance as part of Festa Junina and be part of the Bossa Nova serenade!


Global Civic Engagement Talk Series: Numbers Alive!

Wednesday, February 26
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gowan 126

Talk by Dr. Rebecca Klemm, Directors of Numbers Alive! about civic engagement opportunities.


Global Fest Featuring Embassy Row

Thursday, February 27
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pryzbyla Center

Global Fest captures the insights, sounds and tastes of the global cultures that combine to create the CUA international community.  The free event features cultural displays, performances, and sampling of foods from around the world.   Student organizations and entities representing various cultures are encouraged to showcase the diversity that exists on campus.  Embassies in Washington, DC area are also invited to share with CUA students, faculty and staff information about their respective cultures and traditions.

CUA groups are encouraged to contact Gudrun Kendon at for information about how to get involved

Embassies and Cultural Centers should contact Andrew Cox to confirm your organization's participation.


A Tribute to Madiba

Thursday, February 27
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Pryz B


Black Student Alliance hosts “A Tribute to Madiba.”  Special guest Nii Akuetteh, founder of the Democracy & Conflict Research Institute, will lead a discussion on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  Join us to discuss Mandela’s leadership, his extraordinary humanitarian contributions and the lessons we can learn from his actions and indomitable spirit.


Masquerade Ball

Friday, February 28
8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Pryz B


Enjoy Mardi Gras by participating in an evening of dancing.  The Ball will open to all CUA students. Participate in dance demonstrations, cakewalk( fun dance competition), best mask competition, king and queen of the ball and trivia table.  There will be prices given to the best mask compeition and the king and queen of the ball.



1001 Arabian Nights

Saturday, March 1
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Pryz Great Room


Experience the middle-east through dance, music and food! Join us to celebrate the diversity, the vibrant colors, the sounds and the traditions of this ancient region of the world.  Meet our wonderful students and celebrate with them their individual cultures, traditions and languages.  Come experience Arabia!

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James Maigner Exhibit


February 24 - March 1
May Gallery
Mullen Library