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2004 Releases

 

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 story.

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.

 

Catholic University’s Department of Drama Presents Eugène

Ionesco’s “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.

 

Catholic 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 story.

 

CUA 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.

 

CUA and 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 story.

CUA 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 Dagoberto

Valdes Hernandez, an internationally acclaimed Cuban religious and civic leader, makes his first U.S. public appearance and his only one in

Washington, D.C., at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Life Cycle

Institute Auditorium. See story.

 

Catholic University to Stage Copland’s “The Tender Land”: 11-9-04 Catholic 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 composer. See story.

 

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 story.

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 story.


Washington Post Columnist to Discuss Catholics and Politics: 10-29-

04 Columnist E.J. Dionne will discuss “Catholics and Presidential

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 story.

CUA Opera Theatre to Stage Music School Dean Murry Sidlin’s

Chamber Ensemble Version of Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land”:

10-28-04 The CUA Opera Theatre will present “The Tender Land”  at  Ward

Recital Hall Thursday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 14.

See story.

 

Alumni Achievement Winner to Lecture at School of Nursing: 10-28-04

Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., dean of the College of Health and Natural 

Sciences and chair of the School of Nursing, Spalding University, will

deliver a lecture titled “The Promise of Nursing” on Thursday, Nov. 11. See

story.

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 leaders. See story.

 

Catholic University Named One of Top 10 ‘Most Connected Campuses’ by Forbes.com: 10-27-04 The 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 story.

 

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. See story.

 

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 story.

Catholic University 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 story.

 

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 story.

 

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.

 

Catholic University 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 story.

 

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.

 

Baltimore 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.

Catholic University 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 J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.


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 A. DuFour Center. See story.

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 story.

 

Kate Tamarkin 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.

 

CUA Columbus 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 story.

 

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 story.


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 Law School, 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 story.

 

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 story.

 

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.

 

Vatican Correspondent 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.

 

Visiting International 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 2004 International High School Debate Exchange Program. See story.

 

Catholic University President Meets with NAACP President: 6-16-04

Very 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 campus. See story.

 

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.

 

Catholic University 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 story.

 

NBC Anchor Warns CUA Graduates of ‘Uncertain World’: 5-15-04

Award-winning NBC news anchor Brian Williams warned 1,290 Catholic University graduates 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 times.  See story.

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 story.

 

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 Secretary  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 15. More than 270 degrees will be distributed at the commencement ceremony for CUA’s Columbus School of Law on May 29. See story.

 

Catholic University Names New Nursing 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 Conception. See story.

 

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 University’s Spring Poetry Reading on Tuesday, April 20. See story.

 

U.S. 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. See story.

                                                           

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 president. See story.

 

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, 2004. See story.

 

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. See story.

 

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 University’s School 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 Culture. See story.

 

CUA Mounts 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 story.

 

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.

 

CUA 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.

 

CUA Community 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.

 

Opera Workshop Premiere: 3-4-04 CUA to Stage “The Libation Bearers,” 2nd Part of Trilogy Based on Greek Tragedy, the Oresteia. See story.

 

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 story.

 

CUA to Host Televised Town 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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