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CUA and Basilica Hold Annual Christmas Concert for Charity: 11-21-02
Musical groups from The
Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the
Immaculate Conception are teaming up to perform the annual Christmas Concert
for Charity on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., in the Great Upper Church of the
Basilica, located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. See
Church Historian to Receive Medal and Deliver
Lecture on Black Catholics: 11-21-02 The Rev. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., a
professor of church history at St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Ind., has
been selected as the 2002 recipient of Catholic University’s Johannes Quasten
Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. See
CUA Confers Honorary Degree on German Statesman Bernhard
Vogel: 11-20-02 Bernhard Vogel,
minister-president of the German state of Thuringia, accepted an honorary
Doctor of Laws degree from The Catholic University of America on Wednesday,
Nov. 13, in the university’s Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. See
Poetry and Fiction Reading by Eric Ormsby and A.G. Harmon:
Ormsby, a major American poet and former director of libraries at CUA, and A.
G. Harmon, an award winning novelist and legal writing instructor at CUA,
will read from their works, with a book signing to follow. See
German Statesman Bernhard Vogel to Receive Honorary CUA
Degree: 11-13-02 Bernhard
Vogel, minister-president of the German state of Thuringia, will accept an
honorary Doctor of Laws degree from The Catholic University of America on
Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in the university’s Life Cycle Institute
Demonstration: The Chemistry of Your Thanksgiving Dinner:
11-25-02 How does a turkey timer work? Why do muffins rise?
And how do those all-important after-dinner tablets, antacids,
work? These and other questions are
answered by Professor Diane Bunce’s lecture and demonstration on the
chemistry of Americans’ classic Thanksgiving dinner. See
CUA Hosts Forum on Values and the 2002 Election:
experts will review the national election results in the light of CUA
politics professor John K. White’s new book, “The Values Divide,” at noon on
Friday, Nov. 8, at the National Press Club. “The Values Divide” is a study of
the value structure of the American electorate that identifies new directions
in American culture and politics. See
Lecture: Former Irish Leader to Speak at CUA: 10-31-02
John Bruton, former prime minister of
Ireland and a member of the Praesidium of the Convention for the Future of
Europe, will speak on the European Union, its future, and Ireland’s role in
that future. See
CUA Hosts Symposium on The Catholic Vote, 2002: 10-31-02
Four experts will discuss trends among American Catholic
voters at a symposium to be held one week following this year’s election, on
Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., at CUA’s Life Cycle Institute Auditorium.
Panelists will include pollster John Zogby, CUA politics professors Mark
Rozell and John White and Washington Post reporter Tom Edsall. See
Halloween ‘Parade of Elements’ 10-30-02 Students
get a grip on the periodic table of elements by playing a game of chemical
masquerade. A host of colorful costumes will help students guess which
elements their classmates are supposed to be. See
Noted Theologian to Deliver Inaugural Lecture at CUA:
10-28-02 Gösta O. Hallonsten,
the Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at CUA’s
School of Religious Studies, will deliver his inaugural lecture, “Vision of
God – Vision of Unity: The Legacy of Carl J. Peter and the Future of
Ecumenism,” in the Herzfeld Auditorium at Hannan Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at
5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow
the lecture. See
Lecture: The Dark Side of Caregiving: Why Do We Let Our
Patients Suffer? 10-23-02 Pain specialist Matthew Loscalzo
has been studying a phenomenon among doctors, nurses and social workers who,
when confronted with patients in pain, become “paralyzed” and fail to take
sufficient action to offer relief.
Loscalzo compares this type of “undertreatment” to the inaction of
bystanders who witness an assault or accident and don’t call authorities or
offer help. See
Aaron Neville Named 2002 Recipient of Gibbons Medal:
The four-time Grammy-winning singer, Aaron Neville, will
be awarded the James Cardinal Gibbons
Medal at the 2002 CUA Alumni Awards Reception and Banquet. See
Hosts Panel Discussion on the Case For and Against War with Iraq:
Gustafson, executive director, Education for Peace in Iraq Center,Michael
Noone, professor, CUA Columbus School of Law and Judith Yaphe, senior fellow,
Institute for National Security Studies will discuss the threat of war with
CUA to Present Gibbons Medal to Aaron Neville: 9-31-02 American gospel and blues treasure Aaron
Neville will receive The Catholic University of America Alumni Association’s
highest honor, the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, during festivities beginning
at 7 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. See
Janna Hymes-Bianci to Conduct the CUA Symphony Orchestra:
9-17-02 For its
first concert of the new season, the Catholic University of America Symphony
Orchestra will present guest conductor Janna Hymes-Bianchi in a program
featuring works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Brahms and Rossini, as well as
arias from Carlisle Floyd's Opera “Susanna,” sung by CUA faculty member
Sharon Christman. See
President’s Message on September 11: 9-9-02 These
are days when all of us are remembering a “kind of September,” only one year ago.
A September when our nation, indeed the whole world, wept. A September that
our nation, indeed the whole world, will always remember. See
President’s Message on ‘One Hundred Years of National
Support’: 8-30-02 This year The Catholic University of America
celebrates the centennial of the Annual Diocesan Collection. Since 1903, the
Catholic bishops in the United States have taken up a collection in support
of educational programs at The Catholic University of America for more than
84,000 alumni/ae, including 21,000 priests and religious. This is a wonderful
testament to the commitment of Catholics nationally to participate in the
future of our Church, says the Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university
CUA Hosts Symposium on Priestly Identity in a Time of
Crisis: 8-27-02 Parish life, the priesthood, and reasons why
Catholic clergymen may choose to leave it will be discussed in a Sept. 9,
2002, research symposium, entitled “Priestly Identity in a Time of Crisis:
New Research on Catholic Clergy,” to be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at
Catholic University’s Life Cycle Institute building. See
Dean Higgins Accepts New Position at University of San
Francisco: 8-27-02 After 11 years of service
at Catholic University, Dean of Students Margaret M. Higgins has accepted the
position of vice president for university life at the University of San
Francisco. She will leave CUA for her new post at the Jesuit institution in
Announces Establishment of School of Canon Law: 8-22-02 The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president
of The Catholic University of America, announced today that, effective
Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, the first day of classes of the 2002-2003 academic
year, the Department of Canon Law of the School of Religious Studies shall
become the 11th school of the university. See story.
Catholic University Signs Up for New Wind Power Project: 8-20-02
The Catholic University of America has signed a long-term contract to
purchase electricity generated at a wind energy center that is currently
under construction in West Virginia. Through a supply agreement with
Washington Gas Energy Services, 12 percent of the Washington, D.C.,
university’s annual electricity requirements will be generated by clean,
renewable wind energy for five years. The contract represents the largest
percentage commitment to wind power by any university in the nation,
according to the Environmental Protection Agency. See
CUA Awarded Community
Health Grant for Educating Nurse Practitioners: 7-17-02 The Catholic
University School of Nursing will be recruiting and educating more nurses
about providing primary health care to disadvantaged families and
communities, with support from a $769,800 grant from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services’ Division of Nursing. See story.
CUA President Announces New Dean for Metropolitan College: 7-08-02 The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president
of CUA, has announced the appointment of Sara Murray Thompson as dean of the university’s
Metropolitan College, effective Aug. 15, 2002. See story.
Research on Distress and Memory Published
in Journal Emotion: 6-26-02 For a
recently published study, Associate Professor Martin Safer and his former
doctoral student David Keuler asked 101 clients who were ending psychotherapy
to remember how distressed they were prior to receiving counseling. The results indicate faulty memories of
pre-therapy distress may exaggerate the benefits of counseling. See story.
Catholic University Names
New Dean of Arts and Sciences: 6-4-02
The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic
University of America, has announced the appointment of Lawrence Poos as dean
of the School of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug. 1, 2002. See story.
Catholic University Hosts Conference on Spirituality and the Parish: 5-31-02
Faculty from the CUA School of Religious Studies will address various topics
concerning the ways the parish can nourish the spiritual life of Christians
in its prayer, preaching, religious education, community life and action on
behalf of justice. See story.
White House Counsel to Speak at Law School Commencement: 5-21-02
Alberto Gonzales, counsel to the president of the United States, will address
graduates of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law during its
commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, inside the Basilica of the
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.
Celebrates Education in Commencement Address: 5-11-02
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of
the university, delivered the invocation at the commencement, where Ashcroft
received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the Very Rev. David M.
O’Connell, C.M., president of the university. See story.
CUA Names New
Dean for Benjamin T. Rome School of Music: 5-10-02
The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University
of America, has announced the appointment of Murry Sidlin as dean of the
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, effective Aug. 1, 2002. See story.
Announces New Dean for Social Service School: 5-8-02
The Very Rev. David M.
O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, has
announced the appointment of James R. Zabora as dean of the university’s
National Catholic School of Social Service, effective Aug. 1, 2002. See story.
Monsignor George G. Higgins, America’s ‘Labor Priest,’ Dies at Age 86:
Monsignor George G. Higgins, America’s
foremost labor priest, died in his hometown of La Grange Park, Ill., today.
He was 86. See story.
Mass Preceding the 13th American Cardinals Dinner: 4-29-02
The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The
Catholic University of America, presented a homily at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
in Philadelphia, before the 13th American Cardinals Dinner. See story.
CUA President Announces Administrative Changes:
The Very Rev. David M.
O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, has today
announced the following first phase of administrative changes, effective May
24, 2002. See story.
U.S. Attorney General, White House Counsel to Speak at
CUA Commencements: 4-22-02
The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The
Catholic University of America, announced today that U.S. Attorney General
John Ashcroft will be the keynote speaker at CUA's 113th commencement. See story.
CUA and U.S. Cardinals to Raise
Money for Scholarships: 4-19-02
The Catholic University
of America and U.S. Catholic cardinals will raise money for college
scholarships at the 13th annual American Cardinals Dinner, to be
held April 26 at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Hotel. Prior to
the dinner, a Mass will be concelebrated by the American cardinals at the
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. See
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell
to Read April 24 at CUA: 4-17-02
Irish-American poet Galway Kinnell, winner of the
1982 Pulitzer Prize and the 1984 National Book Award, will read a selection
of his poems this month at The Catholic University of America. Kinnell,
considered one of the greatest poets of his generation, is expected to read a
new poem about the tragic hours of Sept. 11 at the event, which will start at
6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Caldwell Hall auditorium. Afterward, he
will sign copies of his “A New Selected Poems,” which was
published two years ago. See story.
Monsignor Sokolowski to Give
Inaugural Lecture: 4-16-02
Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski
will give his inaugural lecture as the new Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell
Professor of Philosophy at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the William J.
Byron Auditorium at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. See story.
Pennington to Speak on Canon Law and the
Birth of Democratic Principles: 4-12-02
Pennington, the Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History at Catholic University, will
deliver a lecture at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, in Hannan Hall’s Herzfeld
Auditorium. The lecture, entitled “The Birth of Democratic Principles in
Medieval Canon Law,” will describe the ways medieval canon law gave birth to modern
democracy. See story.
Study Indicates Church Seating
Preference and Arrival Time Can Be Telling: 4-9-02
A Catholic University survey of where people sit in church lends
credence to the perception that back pew parishioners approach church
services as more of a social obligation than a deeper experience of faith,
according to D. Paul Sullins, an assistant professor of sociology at The
Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. See story.
CUA Student Travels to Vatican For
Beatification of Italian Priest: 4-8-02
Catholic University sophomore Nina
Caccioppoli will travel with her family to the Vatican to witness the April
14 beatification of Gaetano Errico, which will declare the 18th
century Italian priest “blessed” and move him closer to canonization. See story.
CUA Board Member Named to Vatican Post: 4-4-02
Pope John Paul II today appointed the Very Rev. J. Augustine Di Noia,
O.P. — a Dominican priest, theologian and member of the CUA Board of Trustees
— as undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in
Rome. See story.
University to Host Seminar on Italian Culture and Globalization: 4-4-02
The Catholic University of America’s
Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Universita Cattolica del
Sacro Cuore in Milan are co-hosting a seminar on “The Essence of Italian
Culture and the Challenge of a Global Age” from 9 a.m. April 8 to 5:15 p.m.
April 9 at the Life Cycle Institute on the CUA campus. See story.
Issues of Concern to Catholic African-American Women: 4-2-02
Segregation and other issues of concern to
African-American women in the Catholic Church will be the topic of the annual
Lecture of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, to be held Sunday, April
7, at 2 p.m. in Hannan Hall’s Herzfeld Auditorium. See
Astronomer to Speak on Accelerating Expansion of the Universe: 3-25-02
Astronomer Alex Filippenko, a prominent member of an international team
studying the expansion of the universe, will speak in early April at The
Catholic University of America. See story.
Lecture Explores Relationship Between God and Art: 3-18-02
Gregory Wolfe, director of the Center for
Religious Humanism and
publisher/editor of Seattle Pacific University’s “Image: A Journal of the
Arts and Religion,” will explain the concept of “Christian humanism” —
expressing the holy through the substantial — during a lecture at 4:30 p.m.
on Thursday, March 21, at the Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University
of America. See story.
CUA and U.S. Bishops’ Conference Hold Forum on Society’s Responsibility to
Representatives from several academic, religious, diplomatic and human
rights organizations will discuss ways civil societies can intervene in
Africa’s current crisis, in a forum to be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday, March 11, in the Slowinski Courtroom at CUA’s Columbus School of Law.
CUA President and Dean Meet Orthodox Christian Delegation: 3-7-02
The Very Rev. David M. O’Connell,
C.M., President, and The Rev. Stephen Happel, dean of the School of Religious
Studies, were invited to meet with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch
Bartholomew, archbishop of Constantinople, during his historic visit to
Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 6. See story.
Men’s Basketball Gets Home Court Advantage for Sectionals: 3-4-02
Catholic University will host the Atlantic Sectionals of the NCAA Division
III Men's Basketball Tournament at the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.
It is the first time CUA has hosted the NCAA's sectional playoffs in the
round featuring 16 teams, commonly known as the “Sweet Sixteen.” See story.
Irish Ambassador to Speak on the Irish Peace Process: 2-1-02
Sean O’Huiginn, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States,
will address the CUA community on Feb. 4.
His lecture, “The Irish Peace Process, A Personal Perspective,” will
delve into the eternal issues of war and peace at the forefront of Americans’
collective mind after Sept. 11. See
Monsignor John F. Wippel to Present Inaugural Lecture on Aquinas:
Monsignor John F. Wippel will
present his inaugural lecture as The Theodore Basselin Professor of
Philosophy at The Catholic University of America at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan.
CUA Prepares for Pro-Life Vigil
and March on Jan. 21-22: 1-11-02
Catholic University students will once again play a major
role in this month’s March for Life, a peaceful pro-life march held each year
in downtown Washington, D.C., that draws tens of thousands of participants. See
President O’Connell Names Vice President and Chief of Staff: 1-7-02
The Very Rev. David M.
O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, has
appointed Frank G. Persico vice president and chief of staff, effective Jan.
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