Release Archive

 

 

2005 Releases

 

Women’s Soccer Team Recognized for Academic Performance: 12-21-05 The Catholic University of America women’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America this week for the team’s outstanding academic performance. See story.


CUA Cheerleading Squad Ranked No. 4 in Division II/III: 12-20-05

The CUA cheerleading team will compete for the Division II/III national title in the University Cheerleading Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship Tournament on Jan. 14.  See story.

 

CUA Head Football Coach Tom Clark Resigns: 12-20-06 Tom Clark, Catholic University’s head football coach, has tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 2, 2006, to pursue another coaching opportunity. See story.


Catholic University Joining Newly Formed Athletic Conference: 12-13-06
The presidents of eight colleges and universities today announced the formation of a new NCAA Division III athletics conference.  See story.

 

Catholic University Christmas Recess Schedule: 12-13-05 The Catholic University of America will be closed during the Christmas recess from Dec. 22, 2005, through Jan. 2, 2006. The university will reopen for business on Tuesday, Jan. 3. See story.


CUA Students Available to Discuss Film Debut of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’: 12-7-05
Student members of the Inklings, a Catholic University thematic housing group dedicated to studying the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other writers, are available to share their thoughts about the Friday, Dec. 9, opening of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” See story.

Veteran Film and Theater Actors Reunite at CUA for Dramatic Reading of Shaw’s ‘Don Juan in Hell’ from the Play ‘Man and Superman’
: 12-5-05 Four veterans of the stage and screen — Philip Bosco, David Sabin, Bob Milli and Barbara Andres — will reunite at their alma mater for a dramatic reading of the scene “Don Juan in Hell,” from Dramatist George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman,” directed by Bill Graham, former chair of CUA’s Department of Drama. See story.

Luis Eduardo Boza Wins National Architecture Teaching Award: 12-2-05 The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architecture Students will honor Assistant Professor Luis Eduardo Boza with their 2005-2006 New Faculty Teaching Award for his innovative instruction in the area of digital design and fabrication technologies. See story.

 

“The Question of NGOs: Citizen Participation and Political Representation in Democracy”: 12-2-05 Catholic University’s Life Cycle Institute and Center for the Study of Culture and Values will hold a mini-conference designed to examine the effects — both positive and negative — non-governmental organizations have in democracies.  See story.

 
In a Season of Plenty, A Lesson on Hunger at CUA: 11-22-05
Students learn first hand the lessons of hunger and poverty as members of a class on nutrition and health at The Catholic University of America’s School of Nursing. See story.

 

CUA and National Shrine to Hold 17th Annual Charity Christmas Concert: 11-18-05 Musicians from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America will present the 17th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity in the Basilica’s Great Upper Church on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. See story.

 

CUA Presents Symposium on Spirituality of the American Priest: 11-12-05  The National Federation of Priests’ Councils and CUA’s Center for American Catholic Studies present a symposium occasioned by the publication of “Stewards of God’s Mysteries: Priestly Spirituality in a Changing Church,” by Paul Philibert, O.P., with the assistance of Melvin Blanchette, S.S., and Rev. Daniel Danielson. See story.

CUA Wins 2005 CAC Championship: 11-5-05 The Catholic University Cardinals won the 2005 Capital Athletic Conference championship with a 3-2 victory over York. See story.

 

Irish Poet Eamon Grennan To Read Nov. 8 at Catholic University: 11-3-05 Catholic University presents a reading by Irish poet Eamon Grennan, a professor of English at Vassar College and the author of several collections of poetry. See story.

 

Experts on Samuel Alito’s Supreme Court Nomination Available at CUA: 11-2-05 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss the nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr. to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the United States Supreme Court. See story.

 

CUA Researcher Leads Discovery of Elusive Companion Star: 11-1-05  Catholic University research scientist Rosina C. Iping and a team of collaborators used a NASA satellite to make the first direct detection of a companion star of Eta Carinae, one of the most massive and elusive stars in the Milky Way. See story.

 

Oct. 29 Football Game to be Played At Howard University Instead of CUA: 10-28-05 The Department of Athletics announced today that Saturday’s football game pitting Catholic University against Emory & Henry will be held at Howard University’s Greene Stadium at 1 p.m., instead of CUA’s DuFour Field as originally scheduled. See story.

Catholic University experts are available to discuss
Harriet Miers’ withdrawal from her Supreme Court nomination: 10-27-05 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Harriet Miers’ withdrawal from her nomination to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. See story.

 

Family Weekend Begins Oct. 28: 10-26-05 More than 300 family members of CUA students are expected to gather on campus this Friday through Sunday for Catholic University’s annual Family Weekend. See story.

 

CUA Expert John Kenneth White Available to Discuss Bush Administration’s Troubles 10-25-05 John Kenneth White, a presidential scholar and professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, is available to discuss the issues he thinks have put the Bush presidency on “life support.” See story.

 

Disability Support Services Presents Awards at Oct. 25 Reception: 10-24-05 CUA’s observance of Disabilities Awareness Month continues Tuesday, Oct. 25, as the Office of Disability Support Services holds an open house, reception and awards ceremony to recognize outstanding staff and students. See story.

 

CUA to Stage “Regina” as American Musicological Society Offering: 10-19-5 Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School will stage a performance of Marc Blitzstein’s opera “Regina” on Thursday, Oct. 27, as an offering of the American Musicological Society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. See story.

 

Leaders of Poets Against the War to Give Oct. 20 Reading at CUA: 10-14-05 Two acclaimed poets who are leaders of anti-war poetry organizations will read from their work at The Catholic University of America at noon on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

 

Homecoming Event to Honor Community Leader Darrell Green: 10-12-05 Former Washington Redskin and youth charity patron Darrell Green 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.

Nationally Recognized Disability Advocate John D. Kemp to Speak at CUA: 10-6-05 CUA’s Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences and Disability Support Services present John D. Kemp, an attorney and renowned disability advocate, as a featured speaker during Disability Awareness Month.  See story.

 

Fall Poetry Reading: Sam Hamill and Sarah Browning: 10-4-05 Sam Hamill, the author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, poetry-in-translation and essays, will read his poetry with local DC poet Sarah Browning. See story.

 

CUA Lecture: “Enforcing Orthodoxy in Byzantium”: 10-3-05 Professor Averil Cameron will speak on “Enforcing Orthodoxy in Byzantium. See story. 
 

CUA Honored for Longtime Partnership with Kennedy Institute: 9-30-05 The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute of Catholic Community Services recently honored The Catholic University of America for its longtime partnership with the institute. See story.

 

CUA’s Theological College Alumni Event Celebrates Basselin Program: 9-30-05 Theological College will spotlight the Basselin Scholars program during its annual Alumni Days celebration on Oct. 4 to 5, when Monsignor John Wippel, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, will receive the seminary’s annual Alumnus Lifetime Service Award. See story.

CUA Theology Professor Invited to Serve at Synod of Bishops in Rome: 9-29-05 Rev. Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., the Katharine Drexel Professor of Religious Studies, has been invited by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as an expert for the upcoming Synod of the Bishops on the Eucharist, an assembly convened every three years in Rome to review major issues facing the church’s life and mission.  See story.


Catholic University Study Finds Strong Participation of Asian American Girls in Sports: 9-28-05
Despite cultural stereotypes about their passivity, young Asian American women are just as likely to participate in sports as other groups of young women — perhaps even more so, according to a study conducted by CUA sociology professor Sandra L. Hanson. See story.

 

CUA Presents ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ 9-26-05 Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “The Pirates of Penzance” — one of the most popular and enduring of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas — as the opening production of its 2005-2006 season. See story.

 

CUA Divisions Collaborate on Human Resource Master’s Program 9-26-05 This fall Metropolitan College is partnering with the School of Arts and Sciences to offer Catholic University’s human resource management master’s program with reduced tuition rates to meet the needs of working professionals. See story.

 

CUA School of Philosophy Hosts Third Installment of 2005 Lecture Series: 9-20-05 The third lecture in the Fall 2005 Lecture Series at Catholic University’s School of Philosophy is “Teleology and Evidence: Reasoning About Human Nature” by Jean DeGroot, CUA associate dean and associate professor of philosophy. See story.

CUA Hosts Conference on Catholic Education: 9-16-05
Catholic University welcomed key Church officials and education experts to campus Sept. 14 for a conference designed to explore the challenges facing Catholic elementary and secondary schools. See story.

CUA School of Philosophy Hosts Second Installment of 2005 Lecture Series: 9-16-05 The second lecture in the Fall 2005 Lecture Series at Catholic University’s School of Philosophy is “Virtues and the Moral Law” by Jorge Garcia, professor of philosophy at Boston College. See story.

 

CUA Welcomes Cultural Scholars From Around the World: 9-15-05 Ten scholars from around the world have arrived at The Catholic University of America to participate in a 10-week seminar addressing symbolism and its role in establishing cultural identities and values. See story.

 

Jordanian Leader Speaks About Reclaiming Moderate Islam at CUA Law School 9-13-05 King Abdullah II, monarch of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, delivered an address: “Traditional Islam: The Path to Peace” at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 13. See story.

 

Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., to speak at Catholic University: 9-13-05

Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, will deliver the 2005 Thomas Verner Moore Lecture at CUA. See story.

 

CUA to Host Conference on Catholic Education: 9-12-05 Catholic University will host a conference titled “Catholic Education,” which will explore the challenges facing Catholic elementary and secondary schools. See story.

 

Constitution Day Lecture: “Origins and Ideas of the 1787 Constitution”: 9-12-05 The Catholic University of America will celebrate Constitution Day with a lecture by Politics Professor Stephen Schneck titled “Origins and Ideas of the 1787 Constitution.” See story.

 

Lecture: "The Shape of Christianity in the World of Islam: Apologetics and Ecclesial Self-Definition in the Churches of the Early Califate": 9-12-05 Sidney Griffith, professor of Semitic languages at Catholic University, will speak about Christianity in the early Islamic world. See story.

 

Experts on Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Available at CUA: 9-9-05 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss the confirmation hearings for federal appellate judge John G. Roberts Jr., nominated by President George W. Bush to succeed the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist. See story.

 

CUA to Host Architecture Lecture Series: 9-9-05 The School of Architecture and Planning will open its Fall 2005 Lectures Series with a talk by Robert Fishman, professor of architecture at the University of Michigan. Titled “Global Suburbs,” Fishman’s lecture reflects the focus of this year’s lecture series, which explores the effects of globalization on architecture. See story.


CUA School of Philosophy Opens Fall 2005 Lecture Series: 9-9-05 CUA’s School of Philosophy opened its Fall 2005 Lecture Series with a presentation titled “Discovery and Obligation in Natural Law” by Robert Sokolowski, the Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy at CUA. See story.

CUA to Host Architecture Film Series: 9-9-05 The School of Architecture and Planning will open its Fall 2005 Film Series with “Good Bye Lenin,” the 2003 film by German director Wolfgang Becker. The movie reflects the focus of this year's film series, which explores architecture's response to different cultures and political ideologies. See story.

 

CUA’s 2005 Philosophy Lecture Series to Explore Natural Moral Law: 9-8-05 The Fall 2005 Lecture Series at Catholic University’s School of Philosophy will explore natural moral law — which maintains that morality is grounded in reason and human nature — in relation to today’s pluralistic society. See story.

Experts on Hurricane Aftermath Available at CUA: 9-7-05 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to speak to the media about various aspects of the crises caused by Hurricane Katrina. Faculty members can talk about hurricane-related issues that include architecture topics related to reconstruction; mental health concerns; and rising gas prices and the economy. See story.

 

Jordanian Leader to Speak About Reclaiming Moderate Islam at CUA Law School: 9-7-05 His Majesty King Abdullah II, monarch of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will deliver an address: “Traditional Islam: The Path to Peace” at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, in the law building’s William J. Byron, S.J. Auditorium. See story.

 

Catholic University Responds to Hurricane Katrina: 9-6-05 The Catholic University of America has organized several initiatives to respond to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. To follow are a list of coming events, admissions information for displaced students, ongoing outreach efforts and information for media who are covering the disaster and recovery efforts. See story.

 

Symposium: The Spirituality of the American Priest: 8-29-96

The National Federation of Priests’ Councils and CUA’s Center for American Catholic Studies present this symposium occasioned by the publication of “Stewards of God’s Mysteries: Priestly Spirituality in a Changing Church,” by Paul Philibert, O.P., with the assistance of Melvin Blanchette, S.S., and Rev. Daniel Danielson. See story.

 

Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin Named School of Theology Dean: 8-25-05

Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, has appointed Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies. See story.

 

Expert on Rising Gas Prices, Energy Issues Available at CUA: 8-19-05 Kevin Forbes, director of the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is available to discuss the rising price of gas and its impact on the United States and global economy. See story.


CUA Nursing School Awarded $1 Million to Improve Access to Quality Care: 8-18-05
The Catholic University of America’s School of Nursing has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to improve access to quality care for patients at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Joanne Duffy, associate professor of nursing, is principal investigator for the project. See story.

Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor to Deliver Prestigious Annual Lecture at CUA’s Law School: 8-17-05 Michael S. Steele, lieutenant governor for the state of Maryland, will deliver the 37th annual Pope John XXIII Lecture at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in the law building’s Rev. William J. Byron, S.J. Auditorium. See story.

 

CUA’s “Songs of the Forgotten War” to Be Performed at Kennedy Center: 8-12-05 “Songs of the Forgotten War,” an innovative concert piece commissioned by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music to commemorate those who served in the Korean War, will be performed Sunday, Aug. 14, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. See story.

 

Catholic University Back-to-School Tip Sheet: 8-9-05 Catholic University will welcome approximately 800 freshmen, 110 transfer students and 525 full-time graduate students for the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005. Following are facts about CUA’s enrollment and housing this school year, along with story ideas for back-to-school coverage. See story.

 

CUA Study: Engaging in Community Service Increases Motivation to Vote: 7-29-05 High school students required to take part in community service prior to graduation show increased interest in politics and are more motivated to vote later in life, according to a study conducted by CUA psychology Professor James Youniss and psychology doctoral student Edward Metz. See story.

10 Korean Nursing Students Visit CUA to Learn about American Health Care: 7-27-05 Ten undergraduate nursing students and a nursing professor from The Catholic University of Korea are getting a taste of American medicine while spending two weeks at CUA. The nurses arrived here from Seoul on July 25 and will return Aug. 5. See story.


CUA Professor's New Book Explores Year of the Eucharist: 7-25-05

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, the Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies at The Catholic University of America, is available for interviews about the meaning of the Eucharist to modern Catholics for stories looking back on the year Pope John Paul II dedicated to “The Eucharist — Source and Summit of the Church’s Life,” which concludes in October 2005. See story.

 

CUA Class Performs Gregorian Chant at National Shrine Mass: 7-14-05 Students taking courses this summer through Catholic University’s Center for Ward Method Studies performed Gregorian chant at a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception adjacent to the CUA campus. See story.

 

Catholic High School Administrators Meet for Conference at CUA: 7-8-05 National education experts will address the challenges facing Catholic secondary school presidents and principals at a weeklong conference to be hosted this month by Catholic University. See story.


Experts on Terrorism and Homeland Security Available at CUA: 7-7-05 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss homeland security and the war on terrorism. See story.

CUA Institute Offers Leadership Training for Archdiocesan Principals: 6-21-05 Catholic University will offer leadership training at a weeklong institute for Archdiocese of Washington elementary school principals, providing the skills they need to guide their faculties in implementing an initiative for standards-based instruction. See story.

 

Thornton Garners All-American Honors: 6-20-05 CUA Senior Christine Thornton was named one of 48 athletes around the nation who earned All-American honors for her play during the 2005 lacrosse season. She is the first Catholic University of America lacrosse player to garner such an accolade from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. See story.

CUA Students Return from Panama Mission Trip: 6-20-05 Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., and a team of 17 CUA student missionaries returned to the United States late in the evening on Wednesday, June 8, after spending three weeks living and working with the citizens of Caizan, Panama. See story.

Pangborn Hall Reopens: 6-17-05 Pangborn Hall reopened at 8 a.m. Friday morning, following the professional cleanup of a small amount of spilled mercury that was discovered while CUA custodial employees cleaned out a hallway containing old laboratory equipment on the building’s second floor. See story.

 

CUA Appoints Harriet A. Nokuri as New Summer Sessions Director: 6-16-05 The Catholic University of America announces the appointment of Harriet A. Nokuri as the university’s new director of summer sessions, effective July 11, 2005. See story.

 

CUA Offers New Doctor of Ministry Degree Program: 6-7-05 The CUA School of Theology and Religious Studies has quadrupled its enrollment of students pursing Doctor of Ministry degrees, by restructuring its Doctor of Ministry degree program as a flexible summer offering that allows students to attend courses in summer without giving up their jobs or active ministries. See story.

 

Catholic University Announces New Athletic Director: 6-2-05 The Catholic University of America announces the appointment of Michael S. Allen as the university’s new athletic director, effective Aug. 1, 2005. See story.

Michael J. McLane Appointed Catholic University’s Director of Libraries: 6-2-05 John J. Convey, provost of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of Michael J. McLane as director of the university’s libraries, effective Aug. 1, 2005. See story.

 

Catholic University to Host Early Christian Studies Conference: 6-2-05 Seventeen international scholars will present papers about the challenges of running an interdisciplinary program in early Christian studies at a conference hosted by Catholic University Sunday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 8. See story.

 

FCC Commissioner Abernathy Speaks to Law School Graduates of Tech Revolution: 6-1-05 In her commencement address to Columbus School of Law graduates, FCC Commissioner and CUA alumna Kathleen Q. Abernathy spoke of the evolving new world created by the advent of digital information technology. See story.

 

The CUA Columbus School of Law to Confer More Than 300 Degrees at Commencement: 5-23-05 The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law will confer 302 law degrees during its annual Commencement ceremony to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 28. See story.

CUA Nursing Faculty to Present Abstracts at Government Sponsored Conference: 5-20-05 Two project teams from The Catholic University of America’s School of Nursing have been invited to present abstracts about their grant-winning programs at the first “All-Grantee Conference” to be held by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), a division of the federal agency’s Health Resources and Services Administration. See story.

CUA Students Named to All-Region Lacrosse Teams: 5-20-05 Women’s lacrosse standouts Sheryl Gateau, Courtney Murray and Christine Thornton capped outstanding seasons with selection to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/U.S. Lacrosse South Atlantic All-Regional teams on Thursday. See story.

 

James Towey Encourages 2005 Graduates to ‘Be Good Shepherds’: 5-14-05  James Towey, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, exhorted 850 graduates of The Catholic University of America’s class of 2005 to be good shepherds. See story.

 

CUA Athletes Conclude Successful Year: 5-9-05 Collectively setting at least 16 team/individual university records, CUA’s athletic teams enjoyed much success on the playing field over the course of the 2004-05 academic year. See story.

 

CUA President Announces New Dean for Law School: 5-6-05   Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of Veryl V. Miles as dean of the university’s Columbus School of Law, effective Aug. 1, 2005. See story.

 

Catholic University to Confer More Than 1,100 Degrees at Commencement: 5-6-05 The Catholic University of America will confer more than 850 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its 116th Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14. See story.

 

CUA Architecture Exhibit Explores Cutting-Edge Design Technology: 4-27-05 On Saturday, April 30, CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning will unveil an exhibit exploring the school’s instruction in cutting-edge design and fabrication technology, which is unique in the Washington, D.C., area. See story.

 

Catholic University to Stage Religious One-Act Plays: 4-22-05 Catholic University and the Archdiocese of Washington’s Paul VI Institute for the Arts present the grand-prize winners of a national religious playwriting competition — one-act plays that will be staged Thursday, April 28, through Sunday, May 1, at Hartke Theatre. See story.

 

CUA Honors Life and Death of Pope John Paul II: 4-2-05 With the passing of Pope John Paul II on Saturday, April 2, bells at Caldwell Chapel and the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception began tolling and the Catholic University community commenced honoring the pontiff who has led the Church for the past 27 years. See story.

 

Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935-1943”: 3-31-05   Colleen McDannell, Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies and professor of history at The University of Utah, will give a slide lecture on a collection of government photographs depicting religion in America during the Depression. See story.

 

CUA Presents Lecture “Lessons From the Irish Troubles for the War on Terror”: 3-31-05 The sixth and final event in Catholic University’s 20th Irish Studies Speakers Series will be a roundtable discussion with a panel that includes Conor O’Clery, North America correspondent for the Irish Times. See story.

 

CUA Presents “Poetry and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ ”: 3-31-05 Gerald Dawe, Burns Library Professor of Irish Studies at Boston College for 2004-05 and a prominent Irish poet, will give the fifth lecture of Catholic University’s 20th Irish Studies Speakers Series. See story.

 

Noted Poets Visit CUA to Celebrate Walt Whitman: 3-22-05 Walt Whitman Award-winner David Bottoms will join distinguished local poets Kim Roberts, Saundra Rose Maley, Judith McCombs, Richard Sharp and Patricia Gray at Catholic University’s Spring Poetry Series reading on Wednesday, April 20. See story.

 

CUA Law Sponsors First Ever Iraqi Jessup Cup Team: 3-18-05 With key financial support from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, promising young Iraqi law students will soon be coming to the United States to do friendly battle of the best kind: a contest of words, wits, practice and poise. See story.

 

CUA Confers Honorary Degree on Leader of Maronite Church: 3-16-05 On Tuesday, March 15, 2005, Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., Catholic University’s president, conferred a doctor of humane letters degree on Cardinal Nasrallah Peter Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, a well-known advocate both for Lebanon’s independence and for the Catholic Church in the Middle East country. See story.

 

CUA Offers Intensive Study of Federal Libraries and Careers: 3-15-05 The institute will provide hands-on opportunities for students to examine the workings of the vast collections and the cataloging and networking of the federal library programs. See story.

 

CUA Presents the Film “Central Station”: 3-15-05 CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning will present the movie, “Central Station,” as the fifth offering in its Spring 2005 Film Series. See story.

 

CUA Presents “On Paper” Lecture: 3-14-05 Marco Frascari will present the fourth talk in the Spring 2005 Lecture Series sponsored by CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning. His lecture will explore the relationship between paper and architecture. See story.

 

CUA Presents “Art and Christian Intelligence” Lecture: 3-14-05 Monsignor Robert Sokolowski will deliver the third lecture in the series “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred,” which will explore portraiture as “a presentation of a whole life in its significant, articulated parts.” See story.

 

CUA Presents “Art and Liturgy” Lecture: 3-14-05 Father Giles Dimock, O.P., will deliver the fourth lecture in the series “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred,” which will explore art as a means of approaching God and the ways that Church art can enhance participation in the liturgy. See story.

 

CUA Presents “Seeing Man: The Sacred and the Secular in Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’ ” Lecture: 3-14-05 Michael Mack will deliver the fifth and final lecture in the series “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred,” which will interpret the symbolism in the painting by Hans Holbein the Younger. See story.  

 

Catholic University to Stage “Pygmalion”: 3-14-05 Catholic University will stage the classic George Bernard Shaw play, “Pygmalion,” a commentary about the absurdities of social status in Edwardian England, from March 17 through March 20. See story.

 

Catholic University Presents “Albert Herring”: 3-14-05 Catholic University will present the opera “Albert Herring,” a satire of Victorian England written to launch the first season of the English Opera Group in 1947. See story.

 

CUA Field Hockey Earns National Academic Team Award: 3-8-05 The Catholic University field hockey team placed 11 student athletes on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad and was also recognized with a national academic team award. See story.

 

Catholic University Presents a Concert by the CUA Singers: 3-7-05 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Singers directed by Maureen Codelka. See story.

 

CUA Presents the Film “The Fifth Element”: 3-4-05 CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning will present the movie “The Fifth Element” as the fourth offering in its Spring 2005 Film Series. See story.

 

CUA Presents ‘Waging Peace: Music in Time of War’: 3-4-05 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America presents “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War,” as its Third Annual President’s Concert  — the highlight of the university’s performance calendar — to be performed over four evenings beginning Thursday, April 14, and continuing through Sunday, April 17.  See story.

 

Sowden, DeBorger Named to Capital Athletic Conference First Teams: 3-3-05 CUA men’s and women’s basketball standouts Shane Sowden and Jackie DeBorger capped outstanding regular seasons by being chosen members of the Capital Athletic Conference's first team. See story.

 

CUA Presents “Architecture and the Moving Image”: 3-2-05 Stanley I. Hallet, professor of architecture, will present the third talk in the Spring 2005 Lecture Series sponsored by CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning. His lecture will explore the relationship between architecture and film and the common ground they share. See story.

 

Lecture: “Images of Christ through History”: 3-2-05 Reed Armstrong, sculptor and board member of the Baltimore-based Foundation for Sacred Arts, will deliver the first lecture in the series “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred.” See story.

 

CUA Presents “Finding the Place for the Other: The Future of Jewish-Christian Dialogue” Symposium: 3-2-05 Cardinal William Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore, will be one of several key speakers at “Finding the Place for the Other: The Future of Jewish-Christian Dialogue,” a colloquium that will explore commonalities that Jews and Christians share and examine how they can establish a meaningful conversation about faith and religion. See story.

 

CUA Presents “Professions and the Common Good” Symposium: 3-2-05 CUA’s Columbus School of Law will host “Professions and the Common Good,” a daylong symposium that will explore the idea of professionals working toward the betterment of society. See story.

 

CUA Presents the Second Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture: 3-2-05 Monsignor Roch Page, professor of canon law at St. Paul's  Ottawa University in Canada, will give the university’s Second Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture. Page will lecture on “The Future of Parishes and the Present Canonical Legislation.” See story.

 

Catholic University to Stage “Jesus Christ Superstar”: 2-24-05 Catholic University will stage the box office hit “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a rock opera about the betrayal of Jesus in the last week of his life. See story.

 

CUA Community Mourns Death of Long-time Sociology Professor Che-Fu Lee: 2-23-05 Potomac, Md., resident Che-Fu Lee, professor of sociology at CUA, died on Feb. 9, 2005. The 63-year-old had been hospitalized for pneumonia and seemed to be improving when he died of heart failure. See story.

 

Inaugural Monsignor John Tracy Ellis Lecture to Highlight Life and Ministry of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: 2-22-05 Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee, will deliver CUA’s inaugural Monsignor John Tracy Ellis Lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, at Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. See story.

 

Catholic University Men and Women Capture Second at CAC Swim Championships: 2-21-05 The Catholic University men’s and women’s swim teams finished second at the 2005 Capital Athletic Conference Championships held at the University of Mary Washington. See story.

 

Art Exhibit/Lectures Examine Intersection of Faith, Reason and the Imagination: 2-21-05 Catholic University, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center and the Foundation for Sacred Arts are co-sponsoring “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred,” a lecture series and an exhibit of religious works by contemporary artists that will explore faith, reason and the imagination. See story.

Women’s Basketball Sets Record with Winning Streak: 2-18-05 The Catholic University women’s basketball team made program history with its twelfth consecutive win on Feb. 16. See story.

CUA to Present Faculty Recital: 2-18-05 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents James Litzelman on the piano playing music by Brahms and Franck at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 10. See story.

CUA to Present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”: 2-18-05 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Jane Pesci-Townsend directs the rock opera. See story.

CUA to Present Benjamin Britten’s “Albert Herring”: 2-18-05 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Benjamin Britten’s “Albert Herrring.” Michael Scarola directs the performance. See story.


CUA Presents the Second Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture: 2-17-05
CUA presents Monsignor Roch Page, professor of canon law at St. Paul's Ottawa University in Canada, as speaker for the university’s Second Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture. See story.

 

CUA Presents “Sports Law in the Nation's Capital: An Insider's Look at the Industry's Hottest Legal Issues”: 2-16-04 Mark H. Tuohey III, Esq. chairman, D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission and a member of CUA’s Board of Trustees, will lead a discussion of the economic, political and social impact of professional sports on the D.C. area. See story.

 

CUA Holds Symposium “Ministering to Young Adult Catholics”: 2-15-05 scholars from The Catholic University of America and LeMoyne College will examine research based on national surveys of young adult Catholics today. See story.

 

CUA Presents the Rome Trio: 2-15-05 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Rome Trio, featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, cellist Robert Newkirk and pianist Marilyn Neeley, who will perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. See story.

 

School of Architecture and Planning to Present “The Truman Show”:

2-10-05 CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning will present the

movie, “The Truman Show,” as the third offering in its Spring 2005

Film Series, which features movies that broaden the definition of

architecture by questioning the meaning of reality and our perception

of an image. See story.

 

“Sports Law in the Nation's Capital: An Insider's Look at the Industry's Hottest Legal Issues”: 2-10-05 Mark H. Tuohey III, Esq. chairman, D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission and a member of CUA’s Board of Trustees, will lead a discussion of the economic, political and social impact of professional sports on the D.C. area. See story.

 

School of Architecture and Planning to Present “Mon Oncle”: 2-10-05 CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning will present the French movie, “Mon Oncle,” (“My Uncle”) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, as the second offering in its Spring 2005 Film Series, which features movies that broaden the definition of architecture by questioning the meaning of reality and our perception of an image. See story.

 

Visiting Composers Series Features Pulitzer Prize Winner Christopher

Rouse: 2-8-05 Under the auspices of the Visiting Composers Series at

the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Pulitzer Prize-winning

composer Christopher Rouse will give a presentation of his music and a

workshop on the business of music composition, starting at 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 10, in Ward Hall. See story.

 

CUA Symposium to Address “Ministering to Young Adult

Catholics”: 2-3-05 What effect has the priestly sexual abuse scandal

had on young adult Catholics? Will they support Catholic schools and

churches? The CUA symposium, “Ministering to Young Adult Catholics,” at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, will address these questions as well as evaluate the best models for ministering to this group. See story.

 

Irish Lecture Series: “Sex and Revolution in Irish Writing after 1922”: 2-2-05 Nicholas Allen, assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the fourth lecture in Catholic University’s 20th Irish Studies Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.  See story.

 

CUA Course Explores How the Media Shapes Perceptions of Food: 2-1-05 “Food and Media,” a Catholic University course that started Jan. 10, explores the media’s role in shaping our perceptions of food. The course also examines how factors like class, gender and ethnicity play a role in our food choices. See story.

 

CUA Presents Faculty Recital: 1-29-05 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring soprano Regina McConnell and pianist Thomas Reilly at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. See story.

 

CUA Hosts 3rd “Media and Islam” Presentation: 1-28-05 Lisa Lynch, assistant professor of media studies, will show clips of a documentary that’s part of her ongoing Guantanamobile Project at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, as the final presentation in CUA’s three-part series on “Media and Islam. See story.

 

CUA Hosts 2nd “Media and Islam” Presentation: 1-28-05 Michael C.

Hudson, Saif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and director of

the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University,

will give the second presentation in CUA’s three-part series on “Media and

Islam” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.  See story.

 

CUA Hosts 1st “Media and Islam” Presentation: 1-27-5 Lourdes M.

Alvarez, CUA assistant professor of modern languages, will explore some

of Hollywood’s classic films with Arabian themes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Feb. 1, as the first presentation in a three-part series on “Media and Islam.” 

See story.

           

Catholic University to Host 1,500 Pro-Life March Participants: 1-24-05 Catholic University will house 1,500 pro-life supporters who include high school students and others from around the country for the 32nd Annual March for Life Monday, Jan. 24, in Washington, D.C. See story.

 

CUA Hosts Symposium on Death Penalty and Mental Illness: 1-21-05

The Catholic University of America Law Review will hold a symposium to

discuss death row inmates with mental illness and other mental disabilities. See story.

 

Catholic University Holds Open House Jan. 23: 1-20-05 The Catholic University of America will hold an open house for prospective students on Sunday, Jan. 23. See story.

Vice President Cheney Delivers Speech at Catholic University: 1-13-05 Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney delivered an address on Social Security on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium on Catholic University's campus. See story.  

 

CUA Establishes Tsunami Relief Fund: 1-7-05 Today Catholic University’s president announced the establishment of CUAids: Tsunami Relief Fund, an initiative to collect funds from the university community to aid the victims of the catastrophe in south Asia and east Africa. See story.

 

CUA Winter Poetry Reading: Alicia Ostriker and Baron Wormser: 1-4-05 American poet and critic Alicia Ostriker and Maine poet laureate Baron Wormser will read their works at CUA’s Winter Poetry Reading. See story.

 

 

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