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CUA Appoints Executive Director of Alumni Relations: 12-19-00
Alumnus Steve Koppi, B.A. 1988, begins new position in December. See story.

CUA Initiates Nationwide Parish Scholarship Program: 12-18-00
The Catholic University of America has launched what is believed to be the first nationwide Parish Scholarship Program for the 2001-2002 academic year. See story.

CUA President Comments on Appointment of Archbishop McCarrick:
The Very Reverend David M. O?Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America, expressed great enthusiasm today at the appointment by the Holy Father of The Most Reverend Theodore E. McCarrick, current Archbishop of Newark, as Archbishop of Washington, D.C. See story.

School of Philosophy Co-Sponsors Symposium with John Paul II Cultural Center: 11-15-00
The Catholic University of America?s School of Philosophy, in conjunction with the new Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, is sponsoring "??at home with you?: Pope John Paul II and the University World" on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18. See story.

Cardinal Edward Cassidy to Speak on Ecumenical Dialogue: 11-10-00
Cardinal Edward Cassidy, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will present a lecture entitled ?Ecumenical Dialogue: Recent Acquisitions and Ongoing Questions,? on Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Caldwell Hall lounge at The Catholic University of America. See story.

Catholic University to Award Honorary Doctorate to Chiara Lubich:
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will bestow an honorary doctorate in education on Chiara Lubich, founder of the worldwide Focolare Movement. The degree will be conferred at a ceremony at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Nov. 10. See story.

Catholic University Honors Twelve Prominent Alumni: 10-27-00

The Catholic University of America will honor 12 alumni who are prominent in their fields at its annual Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet on Nov. 4, in Washington, D.C. See story.

CUA and Howard Students Join to Perform Romeo and Juliet: 10-13-00
The timeless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet will be portrayed by an interracial cast of Catholic University and Howard University students this fall, for a vision of Shakespeare?s classic set in medieval West Africa. See story.

Gene May be Linked to Deficits in Attention Tasks, Research Shows: 10-13-00
According to researchers at The Catholic University of America and the National Institute of Mental Health's Geriatric Psychiatry Branch the presence of a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease has also been linked to deficits in the cognitive ability of visual attention in middle-aged individuals who don't yet show symptoms of having the disease. See story.

Novak Opens Discourse on Faith and the Founding of the U.S.: 10-10-00
World famous religious thinker Michael Novak is presenting four lectures at The Catholic University of America this fall, examining the forgotten wing of American history: the reliance of the American founders on a Hebrew understanding of God as Creator, Providence and Judge. See story.

CUA Names the Rev. Stephen Happel Religious Studies Dean: 10-9-00
The Very Rev. David M. O?Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America, announced the appointment of the Rev. Stephen Happel as dean of the university?s School of Religious Studies. See story.

?Bach on the Threshold of Hope?
Benedictine Monk to Perform Entire Clavier Works of Bach at CUA: 10-2-00
Benedictine monk and musician Seán Brett Duggan, O.S.B., will perform the complete clavier works of Johann Sebastian Bach from memory in a recital series at Catholic University this fall. See story.

CUA Joins Brothers of Charity in International Educational Partnership: 9-20-00

The Catholic University of America and the Brothers of Charity have formed a partnership to offer a pre-baccalaureate certificate program in mental health care at the brothers' new Institute Canon Triest in Gent, Belgium. See story.

CUA Appoints Dean of Enrollment Management: 9-18-00
Dale M. Herold of Washington, D.C., brings wealth of experience to her new post as dean of enrollment management at CUA. See story.

Meningitis Vaccines to be Offered at CUA: 9-13-00
While no meningitis cases have been reported at CUA, recent research indicates college students are more at risk of contracting the disease. See story.

Bishop Scola Speaks on Culture, Truth in 'Faith and Reason' Seminar: 9-13-00
Bishop Angelo Scola, rector of the Pontifical Lateran University and president of the John Paul II Institute in Rome, addressed "The Cultural Dimensions and Implications of the Encyclical Fides et Ratio," Pope John Paul II?s treatise on the relationship between divine revelation and human knowledge. See story.

CUA, Kennedy Institute to Train Special Education Teachers: 9-08-00

The Catholic University of America and the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, in partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools and Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools, will jointly offer a program to prepare special education teachers. See story.

Residence Hall Construction Gears Up: 9-08-00
Work is under way on the first new residential buildings to be constructed in more than a decade at The Catholic University of America. See story.

Lecture Series Examines Nature and American Philosophy: 9-07-00
A growing interest in the relationship between the self and nature inspired this fall?s School of Philosophy lecture series, "Nature in American Philosophy." The series honors Jude P. Dougherty, dean emeritus of the School of Philosophy. See story.

Life Cycle Institute Examines Role of Religion for Immigrants: 9-06-00
CUA's Life Cycle Institute received a Pew Charitable Trusts grant to support a three-year study of the role religion plays in Washington's immigrant communities. See story.

CUA, John Paul II Institute Examine ?Faith and Reason?: 8-29-00

The Catholic University of America and the John Paul II Institute join together in presenting a lecture series exploring Pope John Paul II?s encyclical on faith and reason. See story.

President Names Assistant, General Secretary: 8-22-00
A CUA alumnus, Frank G. Persico joins the President's Office as assistant to the president and general secretary of the university. See story.

Remembering the Rev. James Provost, "A Loyal Man of the Church": 8-26-00
The CUA community said goodbye in August to a valued colleague and friend, the Rev. James Provost, professor of canon law. See story.

Monsignor George Higgins Receives Medal of Freedom: 8-09-00
Monsignor George G. Higgins, an alumnus and former lecturer of The Catholic University of America, received the Medal of Freedom, the nation?s highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton. The award recognized Monsignor Higgins, once called "the labor movement?s parish priest," for his dedication to the cause of worker rights. See story.

CUA Mourns Loss of Vice President: 8-04-00
Vincent P. Walter, Jr., who died Aug. 3, is mourned by a university community he served for 28 years. See story.

Brooks Appointed Dean of CUA School of Nursing: 8-01-00
Ann Marie T. Brooks, an alumna, returned to CUA Aug. 1 to lead the School of Nursing. See story.

Back to School: 7-16-00
Experts at the Catholic University of America comment on:
Best approaches to teaching reading. See story.
How to get kids out to school on time. See story
How many after-school activities are too many? See story
Why college admissions officers consider school involvement. See story
Do computers really help kids learn to write? See story.

CUA Scientist Helps Improve Space Storm Forecast: 6-20-00
Partly cloudy with a chance for solar flares.
Scientists can now predict the arrival of electrified-gas clouds from the sun that cause severe space storms to within a half-day of the event, a great improvement over the best previous estimates of within two to five days. Researchers at The Catholic University of America and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have created a model that reliably predicts how much time it takes for these clouds, called Coronal Mass Ejections to traverse the gulf between the sun and the Earth. See story.

The Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Named Philosophy Dean: 5-22-00
A long-time faculty member in the School of Philosophy is named dean. See story.

President Appoints New Director of Public Affairs: 5-15-00

Victor Nakas joins The Catholic University of America as executive director of the Office of Public Affairs and University spokesman. See story.

The Class of 2000: 5-13-00
Some 1,100 CUA students received their diplomas at Commencement. See story.

Celebrating Volunteers: 5-12-00
Frederick, Md., resident Marisa Rogers is one of 13 CUA graduates who are heading to full-time volunteer assignments. See story.

New Advisers for Multicultural, International Students Appointed:

Office of Multicultural and Special Services reorganizes to better serve students. See story.

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