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2001 Releases

In Memoriam: Benedict T. DeCicco, Ph.D.: 12-17-01
Benedict ("Dick") T. DeCicco, Ph.D., scholar and teacher, scientist and mentor, vice provost and graduate dean, colleague and friend, loses his struggle against cancer.
See story.

Storms in Space Linked to Higher Cost of Electricity: 12-4-01
Bad weather in space can have expensive repercussions for electricity suppliers on Earth, according to the preliminary findings of CUA Associate Professor Kevin Forbes, who is studying the relationship of space storms to power prices. See story.

CUA Scientist Finds More Evidence That Mars Once Was Wet: 11-30-01
Although most water on Mars is now in the form of ice, when the planet took shape 4.5 billion years ago, it may have been “born” with more water per square mile than there is on Earth and could have been able to support life, according to a new study by Research Professor Vladimir Krasnopolsky, who works in CUA’s Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences. See story.

 

Humanitarian Relief Authorities Gather at CUA for Forum on Afghanistan: 11-27-01
Several high-profile humanitarian aid workers will gather at CUA to speak on the current crisis in Afghanistan at a forum held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. See story.

CUA and National Shrine to Sponsor Annual Christmas Concert: 11-27-01
Musical groups from The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will come together to perform the annual charity Christmas concert at the Great Upper Church of the Basilica, Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. See story.

CUA to Take on the Harlem Globetrotters: 11-13-01
The last time The Catholic University of America men’s basketball team took the court in official play, they won the 2001 NCAA Division III Championship. On Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., the Cardinals will raise the bar again, when they play the Harlem Globetrotters as part of the New York team’s 2001 fall tour. See story.

Lecture on Innocent III Will Celebrate New Medieval Scholarship Fund: 11-9-01
The Department of History will present a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the newly established Cicely Angleton Scholarship Fund for students focusing on the medieval era. See story.

Nov. 2 Letter to Parents & Friends of Catholic University: 11-2-01
Susan Pervi, Vice President for Administration, announces how Catholic University continues to respond to the anthrax threat that has affected U.S. government postal facilities. See story.

Cardinals Host Tournament and Championship Play This Weekend: 11-2-01

The CUA women’s volleyball team hosts and plays in their conference championship game and the top-seeded women’s field hockey team hosts a tournament with the other top-seeded teams in their division. See story.


At Awards Banquet, Cardinal Dulles Says CUA Can Be ‘Flagship’: 10-29-01

Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., was celebrated at Catholic University’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards banquet, held last Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Cardinal Dulles, a former faculty member of CUA who today is known as one of the nation’s most preeminent Catholic theologians, was awarded The Catholic University of America Alumni Association’s highest honor, the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal. See story.

 

In First Year, Parish Scholarship Program Benefits Students From 38 States: 10-26-01

The Catholic University of America is renewing a nationwide parish scholarship program that “exceeded every expectation” in its inaugural year and has benefited hundreds of new freshmen currently enrolled at the university. See story.


Oct. 24 Letter to Parents & Friends of Catholic University: 10-24-01

Given the overwhelming attention being devoted by the media to the anthrax threat uncovered at the main mail processing facility in Washington, D.C., I am writing to inform you how this off-campus situation is affecting us and how we are responding to it. See story.

 

Award-Winning Writers to Speak at Catholic University Literary Event: 10-23-01

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer R.W.B. Lewis will be the featured speaker at the fifth annual Lewis W. Britton Lecture and Reading, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium at the Catholic University of America. See story.

 

#1 Ranked CUA Debate Team Hosts Capital City Debates Tournament: 10-15-01

This week Catholic University’s number-one ranked debate team will host the Fifth Annual Capital City Debates tournament for varsity speakers from universities all over the United States. The university’s debaters, who won several tournament and national championships earlier this year, also will sponsor the Washington Fall Classic, a competition for junior varsity and novice teams. See story.

 

Two Acclaimed Philosophy Professors Named to Chairs: 10-15-01

Two celebrated philosophy scholars and longtime colleagues have been appointed to the first established chairs in The Catholic University of America School of Philosophy.  Monsignor John F. Wippel was named The Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy and Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski was named The Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy. See story.

 

CUA Appoints New Director for Housing and Residential Services: 10-15-01

Katherine Davis Boone has been appointed director for housing and residential services at The Catholic University of America. She began her new position on October 2. See story.

 

Letter from the President to Parents & Friends of Catholic University: 10-12-01

All of the events that have occurred in recent weeks have filled everyone with a sense of uncertainty that we did not experience before September 11. Uncertainty is, perhaps, one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with any potential threat and it yields anxiety and worry. See letter.

 

Key Bush Adviser on Bioethics to Address CUA Lecture Series: 10-11-01 

University of Chicago bioethicist Leon Kass, one of President George W. Bush’s key advisers on the stem cell research debate, will give a lecture entitled “Follies of Freedom and Reason: An Old Story” as part of the CUA School of Philosophy’s Fall 2001 lecture series, “Freedom and the Human Person.” See story.

 

CUA to Present Awards to Cardinal Dulles and 11 Distinguished Alumni: 10-9-01

An American cardinal, the mayor of Baltimore, NASA’s second in command, one of the nation’s leading choral conductors and a religion analyst for a major TV network are among 11 Catholic University alumni and a former professor to be recognized with achievement awards at a banquet later this month. See story.

 

CUA Inaugurates New Center for American Catholic Studies: 10-1-01

Drawing on its strength as a research institution and as the national university of the Catholic Church, Catholic University has established the Center for American Catholic Studies. The inaugural event of the center will be a book symposium held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Life Cycle Institute on the CUA campus. See story.

 

Catholic University to Host Oct. 4-7 Symposium on Nicholas of Cusa, Advocate for Peace: 10-1-01

As an acclaimed scholar, lawyer and philosopher of science, Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) also urged peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims, especially when the two groups were at battle in Constantinople.To mark the birth of the cardinal six centuries ago, a four-day symposium on his life and teachings will be held from Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 4 to 7, at several locations on the Catholic University campus. See story.

 

German and U.S. Experts to Discuss Ethics of Health Care: 9-26-01

German officials will join their American counterparts on Thursday, Oct. 4, to discuss ethical issues related to their differing approaches to health care delivery in their respective countries. See story.

 

CUA Community Gathers to Remember Victims of Terrorist Attacks: 9-20-01

More than 500 members of the Catholic University community gathered on the university mall after dusk on Sept. 18 for “CUA Remembers: A Vigil of Hope,” held in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States. See story.  

 

Panel on Islam Set for 3 p.m. Today: 9-20-01

The Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue of the School of Religious Studies has organized a panel on Islam to be held today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Life Cycle auditorium. See story.

 

‘Walls of Hope’ Go Up Around Campus for Candlelight Vigil: 9-17-01 The Catholic University of America’s Campus Ministry will hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States and their families at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, on the University Mall. See story.

 

Dean Antanas Suziedelis Delivers Keynote Address at Freshman Convocation: 9-13-01

The Catholic University class of 2005 gathered in the late afternoon of Sept. 12 in the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the traditional Freshman Convocation. The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., President; the Rev. Robert M. Friday, vice president for student life, and Ryan Robichaux, sophomore class president, addressed the students. The keynote address, “On Being Significant,” was delivered by School of Arts and Sciences Dean Antanas Suziedelis. See story.

 

CUA Hosts Symposium on Terrorism: 9-12-01

The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law will be conducting a symposium on a “Just Response to Terrorist Warfare” at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 in the atrium of the law school. See story.

 

CUA President Addresses Campus Following Sept. 11 Attacks: 9-11-01

The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., President, announces special Mass in the Basilica and instructs students on where to seek counseling after Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. See story.

 

CUA Partnership Awarded Grant for Training Special Education Teaching Assistants: 9-11-01

The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute will join with CUA’s Metropolitan College and Department of Education to offer more training to special education teaching assistants in the D.C. public school system. See story.

 

CUA President Speaks on Service at Mass of the Holy Spirit: 9-4-01

The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., President, welcomed students and faculty back to campus for fall semester with a homily on his theme for the upcoming year: service. See story.

 

D.C. Department of Health Asks Army Corps to Review Its Archives on Maloney Hall at CUA: 8-3-01

Officials from the District of Columbia Department of Health have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review its archival information about chemical weapons development at The Catholic University of America in 1918. See story.


CUA Law School Appoints Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement: 7-16-01
The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law has appointed Margaret A. King as associate dean for institutional advancement. She will oversee and coordinate all areas of development, grants and alumni relations, including major gifts, annual giving and alumni activities. See story.


CUA Hosts Conference on Integrating the Bible Into Spiritual Life:
6-20-01
Finding ways to integrate biblical teaching into the spiritual life of Christians, religious education and theology will be discussed at a conference taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at The Catholic University of America. See story.

Prelates Address Common Vision of Eastern and Western Churches:
6-15-01
High-ranking members of the Eastern and Western Christian Churches will unite in dialogue at a Washington conference to discuss “Primacy and Conciliarity: Finding a Common Vision,” the theme of this year’s Orientale Lumen conference, held at The Catholic University of America on Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22. See story.

New Mexico Chief Justice Calls CUA Law Graduates to Seek Social Good: 5-26-01
Today’s lawyers have tremendous influence over modern society and must use that power in the pursuit of social justice, said Patricio M. Serna, chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, in his May 26 commencement address to Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law graduates. See story.


New Mexico Chief Justice to Address CUA’s Columbus School of Law Graduates: 5-21-01
Patricio M. Serna, chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, will address graduates and guests at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law commencement, to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Catholic University Honors Trustee with Its First Shahan Medal: 5-21-01

The Catholic University of America conferred its first Bishop Thomas J. Shahan Award for Service on T. Murray Toomey, Esq. The medallion was presented at commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Catholic University Honors Franciscan Friar with President’s Medal:
5-21-01

The Catholic University of America conferred its highest honor, the President’s Medal, on the Very Rev. Mark Leo Curesky, O.F.M. Conv., of Ellicott City, Md. The medallion was presented at commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.


CUA President Announces New Dean for Columbus School of Law:
5-17-01

The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of Douglas W. Kmiec as dean and St. Thomas More Professor of Law of the university's Columbus School of Law, effective Aug. 1, 2001. See story.


New Dean Appointed to The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at CUA: 5-16-01
The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of Professor Marilyn Neeley as dean of the university's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, effective Aug. 1, 2001. See story.

CUA Names New Dean for the School of Engineering: 5-16-01
The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., President of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of Professor Charles C. Nguyen, D.Sc., as dean of the School of Engineering, effective June 1, 2001. See story.

Wiretapping and Eavesdropping Expert Available to Comment on Supreme Court Case Re. Media Access: 5-15-01
Clifford Fishman, professor of law at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, is available to discuss Bartnicki v. Vopper, which will soon be decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.  The ruling of this case will determine whether the news media have a right to knowingly violate a federal law designed to protect individual privacy against illegal wiretapping, bugging and computer hacking. See story.

Cardinal McCarrick Speaks on Globalization at CUA Commencement: 5-12-01
Today’s graduates have a responsibility to their neighbors around the world, said Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, addressing the class of 2001 during Catholic University’s 112th Annual Commencement Ceremony held Saturday morning on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Cardinal McCarrick to Speak at CUA’s 2001 Commencement Exercises:
5-8-01

The Catholic University of America will confer more than 1,000 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its 112th Annual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Scholars and Other Experts to Discuss Public Reason at CUA: 5-4-01

Nine of the nation’s eminent philosophers and legal scholars will gather at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law May 15 and 16 for a conference examining public reason, the discourse used to debate political issues and convictions in a democracy. See story.

Five CUA Law Students Recruited by U.S. Department of Justice: 5-3-01
Five graduating students from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law were accepted to the U.S. Department of Justice's Honors Program for the Class of 2001. The exclusive hiring program is said to be one of the most competitive in the nation, receiving an average of 2,500 applications each year for approximately 150 positions. See story.

D.C. City Council to Honor CUA’s 2001 NCAA Basketball Champions:
4-30-01

The District of Columbia City Council plans to present a ceremonial resolution Tuesday, May 1, honoring the Catholic University Men’s Basketball Team for winning the 2001 NCAA Division III National Championship. See story.

Cardinal McCarrick and Chief Justice Serna to Be Commencement Speakers: 4-25-01
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, will serve as the keynote speaker at CUA’s 112th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Ten U.S. Cardinals to Be Honored at April 27 New York Dinner: 4-20-01
The Catholic University of America will honor 10 U.S. Catholic cardinals at the 12th American Cardinals Dinner to be held in New York City on Friday, April 27, at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. See story.

Law School to Host Workshop Weighing Benefits of U.S.-Vietnam Trade: 4-20-01
The Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America will host a half-day workshop on the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Agreement on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 116, the O’Neill House Office Building, C Street and New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. See story.

D.C. Officials, Legal Experts to Discuss Welfare Reform Reauthorization: 4-17-01
District of Columbia officials will gather with clinical legal experts and social reform administrators at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law April 20, for a symposium examining the impact of upcoming reauthorization of the welfare reform bill passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton almost five years ago. See story.

Make Easter Projects Science Time, Professor Says: 4-6-01
Introduce children to science concepts while coloring Easter eggs this spring, advises Diane Bunce, associate professor of chemistry at The Catholic University of America. The project presents several opportunities to demonstrate science concepts to curious kids. See story.

‘Cannibals’ In Space: 3-27-01
Scientists from NASA and Catholic University's Center for Solar Physics and Space Weather at the Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences have discovered a "cannibalistic" feature of solar eruptions, magnetic storms with the potential to disrupt power grids, pipelines and communication systems on Earth. See story.

John Winslow Paintings on Exhibit at CUA Gallery: 3-27-01
Artworks from John Winslow’s new exhibit, "John Winslow: Recent Paintings," served as the backdrop at his retirement party on March 26. The party doubled as the opening reception for the exhibit by the chairman of the Department of Art. Professor Winslow concludes 32 years with The Catholic University of America. See story.

Leonard DeFiore Appointed to Brother Patrick Ellis Chair in Education:
3-23-01
The Catholic University of America announces the appointment of Leonard DeFiore, Ed.D., as scholar in residence and the first holder of the Brother Patrick Ellis Chair in Education. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2001. See story.

Symposium on Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”: 3-23-01
The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music co-sponsors a symposium examining Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists” (Easter 1999). See story.

Summer Opera Benefit Will Honor the Late Vincent P. Walter Jr.:
3-21-01
The Summer Opera Theatre Company sponsors a “Gala 2001 Dinner, Dance and Musicale, A Celebration of Life … Vincent P. Walter Jr.,” to be held on Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m.  The benefit for the opera company, housed at The Catholic University of America, will be held at the Washington Monarch Hotel, Washington, D.C. See story.

Campus Honors NCAA Division III Basketball Champions: 3-20-01
The campus community gathered around the balloon-festooned steps of McMahon Hall Tuesday to welcome home and celebrate the Cardinals Basketball team, winner of this year's NCAA Division III championship. See story.

CUA Debate Team Wins Varsity Debate National Championship:
3-20-01
Sophomore varsity debaters Michael Pomorski and Mat Dunn won the American Debate Association National Varsity Debate Championship during the weekend of March 17-18 at Clarion University in Clarion, Pa. See story.

CUA to Celebrate Basketball Championship at Noon on March 20:
3-19-01
The Catholic University of America community will gather March 20, outside of the front of McMahon Hall to honor its men’s basketball team and celebrate the national championship won by the team in the NCAA Division III finals. See story.

Scholars and Other Experts to Discuss Death Penalty Issues at CUA:
3-15-01
Twenty of the nation’s eminent scholars and other experts on the death penalty will gather at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law March 29 and 30 for a conference examining the moral, legal and societal implications of capital punishment. See story.

CUA Community Sends of Basketball Team to Final Four: 3-15-01
At an evening outdoor pep rally on March 14, approximately 150 CUA students and other members of the CUA community gathered to wish their men's basketball team well as the team prepared to depart for Salem, Va., in their quest for a national championship. See story.

Two Freshman Debaters Win National Championship: 3-13-01
On March 11, freshmen Joseph McBurney and Anna McCrerey won the Cross Examination Debate Association Novice National Debate Championships, held at Towson University in Towson, Md. See story.

Columbus School of Law Appoints New Director of Admissions: 3-13-01
The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law has appointed Eric James Eden as director of admissions. In announcing the appointment, Interim Dean Robert A. Destro noted that, “Eric Eden has exactly the right combination of energy, vision and commitment to excellence to make his tenure a successful one.” See story.

Basketball Team Going to Final Four; Pep Rally on Wednesday:
3-12-01
For the first time in Catholic University's history, the men's basketball team has advanced to the round of Final Four in NCAA Division III competition. The Cardinals, ranked 14th nationally, travel to Salem, Va., for the semifinal match where they will play No. 3 ranked Ohio Northern at Salem Civic Center on Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m.  See story.

Cardinal Mahony to Speak at CUA March 20: 3-12-01
Cardinal Roger Mahony, D.D., archbishop of Los Angeles, will give the John Cardinal Dearden Lecture at 4:30 p.m., March 20, in the Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. The title of his lecture, sponsored by the School of Religious Studies, is “Charting a Course for Participation in Mission.” See story.

CUA Team Wins Securities Moot Court National Championship: 3-8-01
On March 5, three students from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law became national champions of the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, the only securities moot court program in the country. See story.

Basketball Team Plays in NCAA Tournament March 9: 3-8-01
The Catholic University men's basketball team, ranked 14th in the nation among Division III teams, faces a crucial test Friday night in Worcester, Mass., as it faces Brockport State in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament sectional semifinal match. See story.

 

Emory Professor to Speak on Challenges Facing Urban Educators:
3-5-01
Emory University Professor Jacqueline Jordan Irvine will speak on the challenges facing urban educators during her keynote address for the Annual Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes Colloquium being held March 12, at The Catholic University of America. See story.

Irish Studies Sponsors Speaker Series: 2-20-01
The Center for Irish Studies at The Catholic University of America will sponsor the spring 2001 Irish Studies Speakers Series, beginning Feb. 23, that features an array of topics for anyone interested in history, literature and sociology. See story.

CUA Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Hartke Theatre: 2-12-01
The Department of Drama at The Catholic University of America will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hartke Theatre with a showcase production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that begins Thursday, Feb. 15. See story.

 

Nuremberg Prosecutor to Speak at CUA Model UN: 2-8-01
The Catholic University Model United Nations Conference will host Nuremberg War Crimes trial prosecutor Benjamin B. Ferencz as guest speaker. The conference is sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Club and is expected to draw 350 participants. See story.

 

African-American Girls Are Inclined to Science Early, Study Shows:
1-22-01
Sandra L. Hanson, professor of sociology at The Catholic University of America, concluded that on a variety of science measures African-American women do as well as or better than white women and African-American men. See story.

 

Archbishop McCarrick Returns to Alma Mater as New Chancellor:
1-12-01

On Jan. 16, Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, newly installed Archbishop of Washington, will be returning for the first time to his alma mater, The Catholic University of America, in his new capacity as university chancellor.
See story.

 

Two Experts to Speak on Abortion and the Death Penalty: 1-08-01
Columbus School of Law Professor Helen Alvaré and Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, present, “Abortion and the Death Penalty: A Conversation” on Jan. 11. See story.

 

 

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