CUA Is Awarded $1.25 Million to Prepare
Special Education Teaching Aides: 12-10-04 The U.S.
Department of Education has awarded Catholic
University $1.25 million to fund a
program that will better prepare teaching assistants in Washington,
D.C., special education
classrooms. See story.
Washington Post Magazine to Feature Maggie Lonergan,
Women’s Basketball 12-10-04 Don’t miss The Washington Post
Magazine, starting Sunday, Dec. 12, when the "Adventures of" column
will begin spending a season with Maggie Lonergan, head coach of the Catholic
University women’s basketball team. See story.
CUA Trustee Appointed Bishop of
Wheeling-Charleston: 12-9-04 The Holy Father has announced today the appointment of
CUA alumnus and trustee, Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Bransfield, as the
Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. His
episcopal ordination is scheduled for Feb. 22, 2005, the feast of the Chair
of St. Peter. See
CUA Student Takes Field Hockey
Honors: 12-6-04 Junior
Jamie Punyko (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy)
was voted a first team All-South region pick for her performance during Catholic
University's 2004 field
hockey season. See story.
of Drama Presents Eugène
“Rhinoceros”: 12-6-04 CUA’s
Department of Drama will stage
Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros,” an
absurdist satire about the nature of
conformity, Wednesday, Dec. 8, through Sunday,
Dec. 12, at Hartke
Theatre. See story.
CUA to Offer
New Master’s Degree in Music Composition: 12-3-04 Starting
in fall 2005, Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will
offer a two-year program — unique in the Washington, D.C., area — that will
train composers to write for a variety of genres, including dance, opera and
music theater. See story.
University’s Education Department Receives $200,000 Grant: 11-22-04
Catholic University’s Department of Education has received a $200,000 grant
to create a professional development program that will benefit teachers at
two Washington, D.C., public charter schools as well as provide enhanced learning
opportunities for CUA teachers in training. See
Appoints Marion Gosney as New Alumni Relations Director: 11-17-04 Alumna Marion Gosney, B.A. 1975,
has been named director of the CUA Office of Alumni Relations. See story.
National Shrine to Sponsor 16th Annual Charity Concert: 11-15-04 Choral
singers and instrumentalists from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the
Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America will come
together to perform the 16th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
at the Great Upper Church of the Basilica on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. See
Field Hockey Places Five All Stars on Team: 11-15-04 Making
program history, The Catholic University of America field hockey team placed
five student athletes on the Capital Athletic Conference field hockey
all-star teams and nabbed CAC rookie of the year honors for the fall season. See story.
CUA Volleyball, Cross Country Teams Place
Five All Stars on Team: 11-12-04 The
Catholic University of America women’s volleyball and cross country teams
placed five members on their respective Capital Athletic Conference all-star
teams and picked up CAC rookie of the year honors in volleyball. See story.
CUA, Renowned Theater
Professionals Collaborate on Original Kern Revue: 11-11-04 A new revue of songs by famed Broadway and film composer Jerome Kern
will premiere at Catholic University — the first production in an initiative
that enables students at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music to study with
some of the most renowned directors and musicians working on Broadway today. See story.
CUA Women’s Soccer Team Makes Program
History: 11-10-04 Making program history
for the third year in a row, The Catholic University of America women’s
soccer team placed five players on the Capital Athletic Conference all-star
team and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the second
time. See story.
Renowned Cuban Dissident to Speak at CUA: 11-10-04
Valdes Hernandez, an internationally acclaimed Cuban
religious and civic leader, makes his first U.S.
public appearance and his only one in
D.C., at 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
Nov. 11, at the Life Cycle
Institute Auditorium. See story.
to Stage Copland’s “The Tender Land”:
University will stage a
chamber ensemble version of Aaron Copland’s folk opera “The Tender Land” that
was arranged by CUA music school Dean Murry Sidlin at the request of the late
CUA to Share $692,282 Federal Grant for
Tele-health Services: 11-5-04 Senior citizens living at Edgewood Terrace in
northeast Washington, D.C.,
will have access to an array of new, high-tech health care services, thanks
to a $692,282 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Technology
Opportunities Program. See
CUA to Honor Former U.S. Drug Czar
and Distinguished Alumni: 11-2-04 Former U.S. drug war czar and retired Army Gen. Barry R.
McCaffrey will receive The Catholic University of America Alumni
Association’s highest honor, the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, during “An
Evening of Celebration,” a dinner honoring CUA’s donors and Alumni
Achievement Award recipients. See
Post Columnist to Discuss Catholics and Politics: 10-29-
04 Columnist E.J. Dionne will discuss “Catholics
Politics: Reflections on 1960 and 2004” on Tuesday, Nov.
16, at the Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. See story.
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod
Paige Speaks at Silver Jubilee of CUA’s Metropolitan
College 10-29-04 Catholic
University celebrated 25 years of
lifelong learning at its Metropolitan
College on Thursday night, with a convocation for more than 300 Metropolitan
College students, alumni
and benefactors, in addition to members of the wider campus community. See
Opera Theatre to Stage
Dean Murry Sidlin’s
Chamber Ensemble Version of Aaron Copland’s “The Tender
10-28-04 The CUA Opera Theatre will
present “The Tender Land” at Ward
Recital Hall Thursday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 14.
Alumni Achievement Winner to Lecture at School
of Nursing: 10-28-04
Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., dean of the College
of Health and
Sciences and chair of the School
of Nursing, Spalding
deliver a lecture titled “The Promise of Nursing” on
Thursday, Nov. 11. See
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod
Paige to Deliver Address at Metropolitan College’s 25th
Anniversary Celebration: 10-27-04 CUA celebrates 25 years of lifelong learning at its
Metropolitan College with a convocation for more than 300 Metropolitan
College students, alumni and benefactors, in addition to members of the wider
campus community and several local business, community and government
Catholic University Named One of
Top 10 ‘Most Connected Campuses’ by Forbes.com:
Catholic University of America is one of the 10 “Most Connected Campuses” in
America, according to a new ranking compiled by The Princeton Review and
Forbes.com. See story.
Father Matera to Deliver Inaugural
Lecture in Caldwell Hall: 10-26-04 New Testament specialist Rev. Frank J. Matera will
deliver his inaugural lecture Wednesday, Nov. 17, as the new Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies in the School
of Theology and
Religious Studies. See
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran to
Speak at CUA: 10-25-04 CUA’s School of Theology
and Religious Studies presents its annual Dearden Lecture, “Is the Holy See a
Political Power?” by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, archivist and librarian for
the Holy Roman Church at the Vatican.
Leading Expert on African-American
Slave Tales to Deliver Britton Lecture: 10-25-04 The world’s leading expert on
African-American slave narratives will deliver the 8th Annual Memorial Lewis W.
Britton Lecture and Reading at Catholic
University on Friday,
Oct. 29. See
to Host Engineering Educators Conference: 10-21-04 More than 60 members
of the American Society of Engineering Educators will gather at The Catholic
University of America on Oct. 22 and 23, for the Fall 2004 ASEE Middle
Atlantic Section Meeting. The theme
of the meeting is the “Engineering Workforce of the Twenty-First Century.” See
Department of Homeland Security General Counsel to Lecture
on the War on
Terror: 10-18-04 Joe Whitley, the General Counsel of the Department
of Homeland Security, will deliver the latest in
the CUA Columbus School of Law’s series of Brendan F. Brown lectures. He will
speak on the subject of the Bush administration’s tactics and philosophies in
the war on terror. See
CUA Launches ‘Excellence in Music Theatre’ with Help of
$50,000 Grant: 10-15-04 A $50,000 grant to Catholic University will
help kick off CUA’s Excellence in Music Theatre initiative, enabling students
at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music to study with some of the most
renowned composers, directors and musicians working on Broadway today. See story.
Blessing and Inauguration of the
Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room: 10-13-04 The Catholic
University community will gather Thursday for the blessing and inauguration
of the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. See story.
Johns Hopkins Professor to Lecture on the War on Terror:
10-13-04 As part of CUA’s 36th Annual Pope John XXIII
Lecture, the Columbus School of Law presents “Just War and the War on
Terror,” by Ruth Wedgewood, Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law
and Diplomacy and the Director of the International Law and Organization
Program at Johns Hopkins University. See story.
Hosts its Annual Family Weekend: 10-13-04 On Oct. 15-17, Catholic
University students and
their families will be welcomed to campus with a variety of events organized
for CUA’s annual Family Weekend. See
CUA Approves NAACP Chapter with
Stipulation: 10-12-04 The Catholic University of America’s Office of University Center,
Student Programs and Events has approved a request to form a student chapter
of the NAACP, after the students gave the university’s president assurances
on Oct. 5 that they would not engage in any advocacy for abortion or other
issues contrary to Catholic Church teaching. See story.
Catholic University to Award
Honorary Doctorate to Duratek President and CEO
Robert E. Prince: 10-12-04 The Catholic University of America will confer an
honorary doctorate on Robert E. Prince, president and CEO of Duratek Inc.,
during a ceremony to be held Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at CUA’s campus, located
at 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. See story.
Longtime Athletic Director to Assume
Fund-Raising Role at CUA: 10-8-04
Longtime athletic director, coach and alumnus Robert J. Talbot will turn his
attention from the playing field to fund raising in his new role as senior
development officer for Catholic
University’s campaign to
raise money for improving its sports facilities. See story.
Scholar and Priest to Receive Quasten Medal: 10-6-04 Rev. John R. Donahue, S.J., will receive CUA’s Johannes
Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious
Studies and deliver a
lecture titled “The Death of Jesus: Reviewing the History.” See story.
UPS Chairman/CEO Addresses ‘Values-Based Leadership’: 10-1-04 Michael Eskew, chairman
and CEO of United Parcel Service, spoke about “Values-Based Leadership” at a
Sept. 29 presentation/discussion sponsored by Metropolitan
College. See story.
Celebrates Disability Awareness Month: 9-29-04 The Catholic University of America, where 543 students with
disabilities are registered this fall for support services, will celebrate
Disability Awareness Month in October with events ranging from workshops on
medications and career opportunities to lunches in sign language at the Edward
CUA’s Drama Department to Present “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller: 9-24-04
The American capitalist dream will be explored in Miller’s 1940s tale of
love, family and the power of greed. See story.
CUA to House Eucharistic
Congress Participants: 9-23-04 The
Catholic University of America will house some participants of the “Heaven
Unites with Earth” Eucharistic Congress Friday and Saturday. See story.
CUA to Host Emergency Preparedness Drill at DuFour
Center: 9-23-04 Catholic
University will host an emergency
preparedness drill conducted by the government of the District
of Columbia on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Raymond
CUA’s Instrument Ensembles to Perform: 9-23-04 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the
Instrument Ensembles, directed by Kate Tamarkin. See
Conducts the CUA Symphony Orchestra: 9-23-04 The Benjamin T.
Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate
Tamarkin and featuring soprano Sharon Christman. See story.
Music School Debuts Film
Series with ‘Amadeus’: 9-22-04 The Benjamin
T. Rome School of Music will launch its 1st Annual Film Series on Wednesday,
Sept. 22, with a showing of “Amadeus,” the film that explores the genius of
18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a child prodigy who
died mysteriously at the age of 35. See story.
School of Law
Conference Explores Stem Cell Research: 9-21-04 medical miracle or callous assault on human life? Stem
cell research has been passionately characterized both ways, and its recent
emergence as a hot button political issue shows few signs of abating. See story.
Lecture Series to
Focus on ‘Educating the Whole Person’: 9-10-04 The Catholic University
of America presents its 2004 Fall Lecture Series, showcasing its educational
philosophy, which is firmly grounded in the belief that students are best
prepared for the workplace and for life by taking a broad selection of
liberal arts courses in addition to classes in their major. See
Philosophy Lecture Series Confronts Weakness of Will:
9-9-04 The Annual
Fall Lecture Series at CUA’s School
of Philosophy confronts akrasia — Greek for moral weakness — an
issue reflecting the fact that people, despite knowing the right thing
to do from a moral standpoint, often do the opposite. See
CUA Shines on Upcoming Cable Programs: 8-27-04 Set your TIVOs — Catholic
University’s campus and
faculty will be featured on two upcoming cable programs. See story.
Julie Englund Named as Vice President for
Finance and Administration, Treasurer: 8-23-04 Julie Englund, formerly dean for administration at Harvard
has been named vice president for finance and administration, treasurer at
The Catholic University of America, effective Aug. 23, 2004. See story.
CUA to Offer New Library Science Fellowships for MSLS Candidates:
8-18-04 Catholic University’s
School of Library
and Information Science is one of three accredited library science programs
selected to offer special fellowships for graduate-level students pursuing a
career in library science, thanks to $826,000 in funding from a federal Institute
of Museum and Library
Services grant. See story.
CUA Study Finds Male Scientists from Former East Germany To Be More
Open-Minded About Gender Issues: 8-4-04 Male scientists in
former East Germany are more open-minded about gender issues than their
counterparts in former West Germany and the United States, and these
attitudes have contributed to greater opportunities for East German women in
the sciences, according to a study conducted by CUA sociology Professor
Sandra L. Hanson. See
CUA Lands $788,000 Grant to Educate Community Nursing
Teachers: 7-19-04 The Catholic University of America will recruit and
prepare more teachers for the nursing profession, through a new $788,000
grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of
Nursing. The grant proposal scored 96 out of 100 possible points from the
funding committee. See
CUA Name Steve Howes as New Men’s Basketball Coach:
7-19-04 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic
University of America, today announced that Steve Howes, who has served for
five years as an assistant coach for the Cardinals, has been named as head
coach of CUA’s national title-winning men’s basketball program. See story.
Delivers Annual Catholic Common Ground Lecture: 6-24-04 The National Catholic Reporter’s Rome
correspondent, John Allen, will deliver the Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Lecture, and Harvard
University law Professor
Mary Ann Glendon will respond, at the annual gathering of the Catholic Common
Ground Initiative. See story.
Students To Debate at Catholic
University: 6-22-04 The Catholic University of America will welcome 32 students and their
teachers from eight countries for a public legislative session designed to
showcase the oratorical skills the students have learned through the Summer
High School Debate Exchange Program. See
President Meets with NAACP President: 6-16-04
Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America,
met today on the university’s campus with Kweisi Mfume, president and CEO of
the NAACP to discuss the decision by the university’s Division of Student
Life in April to reject an application to form an NAACP chapter on CUA’s
Exhibit Showcases CUA Education
Research Project: 6-4-04
Catholic University — a participant in the 2004
International VSA arts Festival, which showcases visual and performing art by
people with disabilities from around the world — is hosting an exhibit of
artwork by children with special needs. See story.
to Host National Concrete Canoe Competition: 6-2-04 The Catholic University of America will welcome more than 250 civil
engineering students June 18-20, when they gather to race in the 17th
National Concrete Canoe Competition. See
NBC Anchor Warns CUA Graduates of ‘Uncertain World’: 5-15-04
Award-winning NBC news
anchor Brian Williams warned 1,290 Catholic
that they face an “uncertain world” sullied by terrorism but they do so with
a degree from a university whose values have prepared them well for troubling
CUA Names Vice President for Enrollment
Management: 4-30-04 Very Rev. David M.
O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, today
announced the appointment of W. Michael Hendricks as vice president for
enrollment management, effective July 1, 2004. See
CUA Completes Purchase of 49 Acres Adjacent to Campus:
4-29-04 The Catholic University of America finalized the purchase of 49
acres adjacent to its western border from the Armed Forces Retirement Home on
April 29, 2004. See story.
NBC Anchor, Labor
to Speak at CUA Commencements: 4-27-04 The
Catholic University of America will confer more than 1,000 bachelor’s, master’s
and doctoral degrees during its 115th
Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May
than 270 degrees will be distributed at the commencement ceremony for CUA’s
Columbus School of Law on May 29. See story.
School Dean: 4-27-04 Very
Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America,
today announced the appointment of Nalini N. Jairath as dean of CUA’s School
of Nursing, effective
Aug. 1, 2004. See story.
U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao to Address Law School Grads: 4-19-04 Very
Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president, today announced that U.S. Secretary
of Labor Elaine L. Chao will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony of
Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, which will be held at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, May 29, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
CUA Hosts 2 Noted Poets at April
20 Reading: 4-16-04 Distinguished poets Wyatt Prunty and Mary Jo
Salter, who have been recognized for their New Formalism poetry, will read
their work at Catholic
Poetry Reading on Tuesday, April 20. See story.
Cardinals to Help Raise Funds for Catholic
University Scholarships: 4-15-04 America’s
Catholic cardinals will travel to Minneapolis
and St. Paul
to concelebrate a Mass and to raise money for college scholarships at the 15th
American Cardinals Dinner, to be held April 23, 2004, at the Hilton
Minneapolis, located at 1001
Marquette Ave. South. See story.
CUA Holds Symposium on Technology’s Role in Promoting the
Health of an Aging Population 4-14-04 Catholic
University will host a
symposium titled “Technology for Promotion of Health, Function and
Independence Through the Lifespan” that will look at the possibilities for
technology to facilitate good health and independent living for aging adults.
CUA Community Mourns
Death of Clarence C. Walton, University President (1969-79): 4-13-04
Clarence C. Walton, the first lay president of The Catholic University of
America (1969-79), passed away on April 13, at his home in Maryland
following a long illness, said Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university
NBC’s Brian Williams to Speak at CUA Commencement:
4-2-04 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president, today
announced that Brian Williams, anchor of CNBC’s The News with Brian Williams,
will be returning to The Catholic University of America to address graduates
at CUA’s 115th Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held May 15,
CUA to Host 58th
Annual National Debate Tournament 3-31-04 The Catholic University
of America will host 51 colleges and universities from around the country
April 1 through 5 for the 58th annual National Debate Tournament — the
country’s top college-level debate competition. This year’s event marks the
first time in the tournament’s history that it will be held in Washington.
CUA to Stage Marin Drzic’s ‘Uncle Maroje’: 3-29-04 In
April, Catholic University’s Department of Drama will present a new
adaptation of “Uncle Maroje,” a work by a 16-century Croatian playwright
whose style has been compared to William Shakespeare’s for its wit and rich
tableau of Renaissance life. See story.
CUA to Host Graduate Engineering Open Houses: 3-26-04 Catholic
of Engineering will host
two open houses for its graduate programs April 20 and 22. Faculty members
and graduate admissions representatives will be available to answer questions
about the programs. See story.
Anonymous 4 in Residence March 29-April 2 at Catholic
University 3-24-04 The
internationally acclaimed medieval music ensemble Anonymous 4 will be in
residence at The Catholic University of America from March 29 through April 2
as part of the interdisciplinary course Sacred and Secular Music in Medieval
Production of ‘Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin’: 3-17-04 The
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America
presents Murry Sidlin’s “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin,” as its Second
Annual President’s Concert — the highlight of the university’s performance
calendar — on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, at 7:30 p.m. See
School of Canon Law to Present James H. Provost Memorial Lecture:
3-16-04 The lecture “James Provost: Canon Law
in the Service of Communication,” will be given by the Rev. Joseph Komonchak,
S.T.L., professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA. See story.
Scientists Invent New Waste Treatment for Nuclear Power Plants: 3-11-04
Researchers at The Catholic University of America’s Vitreous State Laboratory
(VSL) have developed a new treatment process for the removal of Antimony-125,
a radionuclide (radioactive form of an element), from liquid nuclear waste. See story.
to Celebrate on Debate Night: 3-10-04 The Edward J. Pryzbyla Center
will be abuzz with pre-debate receptions on March 18 as
Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Terry
McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, prepare for an 8 p.m. face-off in the Edward J. Pryzbyla
University Center Great Room. See story.
Symposium: Experts to Reflect on Changes In the Sacrament of Penance:
3-5-04 CUA’s Center for American Catholic
Studies will hold a symposium for history and theology experts to provide a
historical overview of the sacrament of penance. See story.
Premiere: 3-4-04 CUA to Stage “The Libation
Bearers,” 2nd Part of Trilogy Based on Greek Tragedy, the Oresteia.
Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.,
To Speak at CUA March 15 and 16: 3-3-04 Cardinal Avery Dulles,
S.J., a prominent theologian and former faculty member of The Catholic
University of America (1974-1988), will serve as a scholar-in-residence at
CUA on March 15 and 16, meeting with faculty and students, delivering a
public lecture and taking part in a public colloquium and panel discussion. See story.
CUA Names Vice President
for University Development: 2-19-04 The Very Rev. David M.
O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, today
announced the appointment of Robert M. Sullivan as vice president for
university development, effective May 1, 2004. See
CUA to Host
Hall Meeting On Sex Abuse Findings: 2-18-04 As part of their coverage of an upcoming report by the National Review
Board for the Protection of Children and Youth, the EWTN Global Catholic Network
will broadcast a live town hall meeting from The Catholic University of
America campus on Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at 8 p.m. The panelists will include review board
members, bishops and other Catholic leaders. See story.
CUA Names Tom Clark as New Football Coach: 2-5-04 Catholic
University ripped a page from the Redskins' playbook today, when students,
faculty, deans and university officials welcomed back Tom Clark to the position
of head football coach for the Cardinals at an announcement ceremony and
reception at CUA's Raymond A. DuFour Center (3606 John McCormack Rd. N.E.). See story.
CUA Awarded $2.9 Million Grant to Prepare U.S. Workers for
Critical Jobs: 1-28-04 CUA, along with the D.C. Workforce Investment
Council, has been awarded a $2.9 million grant that will prepare adult
workers for high-demand jobs through bachelor’s and master’s programs in information
technology and engineering. See story.
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