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2006 Releases

3 CUA Faculty Members Receive Fulbright Scholar Awards: 12-1-06 Three professors at The Catholic University of America have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research in various countries during the 2006-2007 academic year. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Season of Advent: 11-28-06 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss the season of Advent, which marks the beginning of the Christmas cycle and a new liturgical year. See story.

CUA Recognized by Hess for "Best in Class" Energy Management: 11-21-06 Hess Energy Marketing recognized The Catholic University of America as "Best in Class" for energy management practices in a white paper for universities. See story.

CUA to Present 'Christmas with the CUA Chamber Choir and Chamber Players': 11-15-06 Leo Nestor will conduct 'Christmas with the CUA Chamber Choir and Chamber Players' at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. See story.

CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus Presents 'A Winter Concert': 11-15-06 Kevin O'Brien, a CUA doctoral candidate in sacred music, will direct the CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5. See story.

CUA Women's Chorus to Perform: 11-15-06 Keith Reas, conductor and music school lecturer, will direct the CUA Women's Chorus in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. See story.

Kreeger Museum, CUA Receive $232,836 to Develop Arts Education Program: 11-14-06 The Catholic University of America and Washington, D.C.'s Kreeger Museum have been awarded a $232,836 grant to create an arts program that is expected to enhance the development of cognitive skills in middle school students with learning disabilities. See story.

CUA to Present World-Renowned Theologian Rev. Gerald O'Collins, S.J., with Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies: 11-5-06 Rev. Gerald O'Collins, S.J., a world-renowned theologian who currently holds the Wade Chair of Theology at Marquette University, will receive CUA's Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. See story.

CUA Presents D.C. Premiere of a New Basketball Musical, "The Perfect Game": 10-27-06
Catholic University's Department of Drama will present "The Perfect Game," an original musical by CUA alumnus and Connecticut composer/playwright John Grissmer. See story.

Poetry Reading by Dave Smith and Judith Harris: 10-26-06
Catholic University presents a poetry reading featuring poems by two leading American poets, Dave Smith and Judith Harris. See story.

Chemistry Classes Celebrate Halloween With Elemental Masquerade: 10-25-06 Award-winning chemistry professor Diane Bunce will continue her annual tradition of celebrating Halloween with her students by impersonating the various elements of the periodic table in a game of chemical masquerade. See story.

Declamation Contest Offers Eloquent Students Chance at $1,000: 10-24-06 Students who are gifted with powerful voices and strong presence are invited to vie for the second Hartke Declamation Prize. Open to all CUA students - graduate or undergraduate, full- or part-time, degree- or non-degree seeking - the contest comes with a $1,000 first prize, $300 second prize and $200 third prize. See story.

CUA and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to Present 18th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity: 10-23-06 The 18th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, which will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, will feature performances by the CUA Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor Leo Nestor. See story.

CUA Presents Handel's 'Julius Caesar': 10-20-06 Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present Handel's opera "Julius Caesar" ("Giulio Cesare"). See story.

Washington Architectural Foundation to Honor CUAdc: 10-20-06 Tonight the Washington Architectural Foundation will honor CUAdc - an initiative of the School of Architecture and Planning - with a 2006 Pro Bono Publico Award for its redesign of a Washington, D.C., public middle school library. See story.

Catholic University Chorus and Chamber Choir Presents "Music for the Theotokos - Music for the Light": 10-16-06 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert featuring the Catholic University Chorus and Chamber Choir conducted by Leo Nestor at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4. See story.

CUA Gets High Marks for Civic Learning: 10-13-06 The Catholic University of America ranked 16th in a survey of 50 colleges and universities measuring student learning of American history and its essential institutions. See story.

CUA to Recognize Alumni Achievement During Homecoming Weekend: 10-12-06 The Catholic University of America Alumni Association will honor five distinguished alumni for outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields during "A Cardinal Celebration" on Friday, Oct. 13. See story.

Professor Kenneth Pennington Receives a Festschrift on His 65th Birthday: 10-12-06 How do you honor a scholar who has been one of the leading figures in his field for decades and who has mentored a couple generations of younger scholars? In academia, the answer to that question is: Present the scholar with a Festschrift, i.e., an anthology of new scholarly essays written in his or her honor. See story.

Professional Actors Return to Perform at Their Alma Mater: 10-10-06 TV and stage actors and actresses will this year return to the school where they received their drama training - The Catholic University of America - and perform plays as a benefit to fund drama scholarships. See story.

Safeguarding America: National Security in the 21st Century: 10-10-06 Tim Roemer, a member of the 9/11 Commission, presents a public lecture at CUA. See story.

CUA Presents "Grand Hotel": 10-4-06 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Grand Hotel" directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. See story.

CUA Symphony Orchestra to Perform: 10-4-06 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra with Elizabeth Schulze, music director and conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and former associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, in Caldwell Auditorium. See story.

CUA President Receives NCEA Award St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award Honors 'Significant Support to Catholic Education': 10-3-06 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, on Monday was presented with a St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award by the National Catholic Educational Association at its 16th annual awards dinner and ceremony in Washington, D.C. See story.

School of Library and Information Science to Celebrate 25th Anniversary: 10-3-06 The Alumni Association Board of Catholic University's School of Library and Information Science will honor Professor Emerita Mathilde V. Rovelstad at a tea in celebration of the school's 25th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 14. See story.

CUA to Present "Love Letters": 10-2-06 Emmy-nominated actress Colleen Zenk-Pinter will return to the school where she received her drama training - The Catholic University of America - to perform in A.R. Gurney's two-person play "Love Letters" as a benefit to fund drama scholarships Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss 2006 Elections: 9-29-06
Several noted experts on U.S. national politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Senate, House and gubernatorial races in the upcoming elections that are being hotly contested by both major U.S. political parties. See story.

CUA Department of Drama Presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo": 9-26-06 The Department of Drama presents Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," directed by Jennifer John, Nov. 16-19 at Hartke Theatre. See story.

French Section of CUA's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents Film/Lecture about Joan of Arc: 9-26-06
Kevin J. Harty, chair of the English Department at La Salle University, will present "The 'Reel' Maid of Orleans: The Film Lives of Joan of Arc" at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at Herzfeld Auditorium. See story.

CUA's Department of Drama Presents Jean Cocteau's "Orpheus": 9-22-06 The Department of Drama presents "Orpheus" Thursday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 15, at Hartke Theatre. See story.

CUA's 2006 Embassy/Architecture Lecture Series Showcases Norway: 9-22-06 Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning will present "The Master Builder Series: A Tribute to Norwegian Architecture and the Henrik Ibsen Centenary" as its Fall 2006 Embassy/Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

CUA Welcomes Philosophy Scholars From Around the World: 9-22-06 Twelve scholars from around the world are at The Catholic University of America to participate in a 10-week seminar from Sept. 22 to Nov. 16 that addresses the ways national history impacts cultural identity. See story.

CUA Dean of Social Work to Receive National Oncology Award: 9-18-06 James Zabora, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America, has been selected by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society to be the recipient of the 2007 Holland Distinguished Leadership Award. See story.

NIH Director to Speak on Biodefense, Threat of Pandemic Influenza: 9-13-06 The School of Arts and Sciences at The Catholic University of America will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year-long series of events, beginning with a Sept. 22 lecture on the threat of Pandemic Influenza given by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. See story.

Prestigious Theologians Join Faculty at The Catholic University of America: 9-13-06 The School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America has hired three new professors who are international leaders in their fields and have joined CUA as full, or "ordinary," professors. See story.

Recital to Feature Premiere of "The Dead Are Dancing" by CUA Music Professor: 9-12-06 Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music, and Nina Assimakopoulos, assistant professor of flute at Bowling Green State University, will perform the world premiere of Simpson's new work, "The Dead are Dancing," for flute and piano at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Ward Recital Hall. See story.

CUA Holds Mass of Commemoration for the Victims of September 11, 2001: 9-11-06 Hundreds of Catholic University students, faculty and staffed filled a standing-room-only Crypt Church in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, to mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. See story.

Experts on 9/11 Anniversary and Terrorism Available at CUA: 9-8-06 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. CUA experts also can discuss homeland security, the war on terrorism and the psychological effects of living in a post-Sept. 11 world. See story.

CUA School of Philosophy's 2006 Fall Lecture Series to Explore Thought, Writings of Saint Augustine: 9-7-06 The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America will dedicate its 39th annual Fall Lecture Series to the study of Saint Augustine, a pre-eminent influence in the development of western Christianity. See story.

Expert on Gulf of Mexico Oil Discovery Available at CUA: 9-6-06 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 discovery of new oil in the Gulf of Mexico. See story.

CUA to Hold Mass of Commemoration for the Victims of September 11, 2001: 9-1-06 The Catholic University of America will mark the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States with a remembrance Mass to celebrate and honor the lives of those who died, including CUA alums, relatives and one faculty member who perished. See story.

Archbishop Wuerl Speaks About CUA and the Catholic Mission: 9-1-06 Hundreds of Catholic University students, faculty and staffed jammed into a standing-room-only Crypt Church in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, Aug. 31, to celebrate the university's opening Mass of the academic year and to hear Catholic University's new chancellor preach. See story.

Conference: 'The Catholic Church in America: 2006: 8-31-06 Lay and religious Catholic Church leaders, scholars, journalists and activists will gather at The Catholic University of America this fall for a Sept. 20-21, 2006, conference on the state of the Church in the United States. See story.

Sociology Professor Awarded $250,000 NSF Grant: 8-31-06 The Catholic University of America's Sandra Hanson, professor and chair of sociology, has been awarded a $255,649 grant from the National Science Foundation to survey and analyze the way that gender and race affect the science education experiences of Asian-American youth. See story

Archbishop Wuerl Named to New CUA Professorship: 8-31-06 Catholic University's president announced that Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T. D., archbishop of Washington and chancellor of CUA, has been named the first William Cardinal Baum University Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America, effective Aug. 22. See story.

CUA Appoints Pollster John Zogby as Senior Fellow: 8-30-06 The Life Cycle Institute of The Catholic University of America announces the appointment of nationally known pollster and public opinion analyst John Zogby as its first senior fellow, effective Sept. 1, 2006. See story.

CUA Holds Inaugural Mass and Picnic to Welcome New Chancellor, Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl: 8-29-06 Catholic University opens its first week of classes with the traditional university-wide Mass of the Holy Spirit. Archbishop Donald Wuerl, who also serves as chancellor of the university, will deliver the homily. See story.

Catholic University's Media Studies Program Is Now a Department: 8-29-07 Catholic University's media studies program opens the 2006-2007 academic year as the Department of Media Studies within CUA's School of Arts and Sciences. See story.

CUA Again Ranks Among Best Schools in the Nation: 8-25-06 College students are only beginning to think about the semester's coming exams, but grades are in for colleges across the country. U.S. News & World Report has included CUA among its Best Colleges in America. See story.

'Vice and Virtue': An Exhibition by Catholic University Art Students: 8-25-06 While sin, temptation and spiritual salvation may not be common topics for most young art students in the early 21st century, the enduring relevance of these age-old themes is highlighted in a new exhibition of student work, "Vice and Virtue," which will open in the Salve Regina Art Gallery on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. See story.

Professor Antonio F. Perez Joins the Council on Foreign Relations: 8-25-06 Antonio F. Perez, a professor with the CUA Columbus School of Law, was offered and has accepted life membership on the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent, nonpartisan think-tank and research organization that has become a widely known and influential voice in U.S. foreign policy since its founding in 1921. See story.

Sister Donley Named 'Living Legend' by Nursing Academy: 8-23-06 Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., professor and chair of the Community/Public Health Nursing Graduate Program in the CUA School of Nursing, has been selected as a 2006 "Living Legend" by the American Academy of Nursing. See story.

Two CUA Graduate Students Awarded Bryce Harlow Scholarships: 8-14-06 Two Catholic University graduate students are among 17 Washington, D.C.-area students selected for Bryce Harlow Scholarship awards for the 2006-2007 academic year. See story.

Catholic University Welcomes Largest-Ever Freshman Class: Catholic University will welcome the largest freshman class in its history for the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 28, with more than 860 students from 46 states and 22 countries. In addition, CUA expects to enroll about 100 transfer students and approximately 900 new full and part-time graduate and law school students. See story.

CUA Junior Samantha McClellan Selected as Presidential Fellow: 8-8-06 Samantha McClellan, a rising junior at The Catholic University of America, was selected as a 2006-07 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1965 to "serve as a central resource on issues affecting the modern presidency." See story.

CUA Nursing School Awarded $1 Million to Foster Minorities in Nursing: 7-27-06 The Catholic University of America's School of Nursing has been awarded a $1,017,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration to foster bilingual nursing students. See story.

CUA Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Scholar Award: 7-24-06 Daniel Saalfeld, a lecturer in CUA's English department and its Metropolitan College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture on 20th-century and contemporary American poetry and to lead workshops in English-language poetry writing at Volgograd State University in Volgograd, Russia, during the 2006-2007 academic year. See story.

CUA Nursing School Awarded $778,000 Federal Grant: 7-19-06 The Catholic University of America's School of Nursing has been awarded a $778,077 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare community and public health clinical nurse specialists to work with immigrant and refugee populations, with a focus on global health. The grant marks the fourth time the federal government has funded. See story.

President Bush Hosts Dinner Honoring Current and Former CUA Chancellors: 7-19-06 Last night President and Mrs. Bush hosted a White House dinner to honor Cardinal Theodore E. Mc Carrick and his successor as archbishop of Washington, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl. By virtue of this succession, Archbishop Wuerl replaces Cardinal McCarrick as chancellor of CUA. See story.

CUA Custodial Employees Ratify Contract: 7-18-06 Catholic University's custodial employees have ratified a collective bargaining agreement that was finalized on July 10, 2006, by representatives of Catholic University and the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ. See story.

CUA Contracts with ARAMARK to Provide Dining Services: 7-17-06 The Catholic University of America announced today that ARAMARK Higher Education has been selected as the university's residential dining and retail food services provider for the next three to five years. See story.

CUA President Leads Delegation to Poland: 7-14-06 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of Catholic University, is leading a university delegation to Cracow, Poland, that today participated in a celebration of a unique collaborative summer law program between CUA's Columbus School of Law and the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. See story.

CUA Theology Professor Appointed to Stem Cell Commission: 7-13-06 Joseph E. Capizzi, associate professor of theology and religious studies at The Catholic University of America, has been appointed to the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission by that state's Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. See story.

Catholic University Receives $23K Grant for Energy Studies Program: 7-6-06 The Catholic University of America will receive $23,000 from a D.C. Energy Office grant awarded to six local universities to fund energy studies programs. American University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and Trinity University all were awarded part of the grant. See story.

CUA Presents Summer Architecture Lecture Series: Five-part Series Explores Changing Role of Materials in Digital Age: 6-28-06 Catholic University's 2006 Summer Institute for Architecture is sponsoring "Material Matters: Re-Informing Our Material Imaginations," a lecture series about the changing role of materials in today's technologically-driven culture. See story.

CUA Hosts the Eighth Annual Catholic Common Ground Initiative Lecture and Award Presentation: 6-19-06 Roberto Goizueta, professor and director of the undergraduate program of theology at Boston College, will deliver the annual Catholic Common Ground Initiative lecture at The Catholic University of America on June 24. See story.

Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, New CUA Chancellor, to be Installed June 22 as Archbishop of Washington: 6-15-06 Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl will be installed as the Archbishop of Washington and the successor to Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick at a Mass of Installation to be held Thursday, June 22, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

'Landmark Conference' Unveiled 6-9-06 Landmark Conference will be the name of the new NCAA Division III athletic association formed last December by seven like-minded colleges and universities in the eastern United States, conference athletic directors announced at their inaugural meeting on June 9. See story.

CUA Nursing Professor Receives National Educator Award 6-1-06 Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., professor of nursing, will receive the 2006 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community/Public Health Nursing Education from the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators at its annual meeting this weekend in Pasadena, Calif. See story.

Brookland House and Garden Tour to Include Caldwell Hall 6-1-06 The Greater Brookland Garden Club's Sixth Annual Brookland House and Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 11, from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The tour, hosted by the Greater Brookland Garden Club and sponsored by Keller Williams Realty, will feature about 10 gardens and historic sites in the greater Brookland area, including one at The Catholic University of America and a second adjacent to it. See story.

CUA Magazine Wins Three Catholic Press Association Awards 5-30-06
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada has named CUA Magazine the recipient of three 2006 Catholic Press Awards - two for first place and one for second place. The awards were announced on May 26 at the association's annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. See story.

Speaker Urges Law School Graduates to Serve the Greater Good 5-27-06 Always remember to serve others, a refrain familiar to the Columbus School of Law's Class of 2006 throughout their three years of law school, was passionately sounded one final time during the commencement address delivered by Congressman Rick Renzi (R-Ariz). See story.

CUA Musicians Perform 'Defiant Requiem' to Full House in Terezín 5-23-06 Musicians from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music drew national and international attention May 21 for their standing-room-only performance of Music School Dean Murry Sidlin's "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín" at the 61st Annual Prague Spring International Music Festival. See story.

Message From the President on New Archbishop of Washington 5-16-06 The appointment of Bishop Donald Wuerl as sixth Archbishop of Washington brings special joy to The Catholic University of America and to me personally. See story.

Wolf Blitzer Encourages 2006 Graduates to Be Lifelong Learners 5-13-06 CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer counseled members of the class of 2006 to keep on learning after receiving their diplomas, during his address to more than 900 graduates, their families and guests at the 117th Annual Commencement exercises of The Catholic University of America. See story.

Catholic University Receives $8 Million Gift from Knights of Columbus 5-8-06 The Catholic University of America has received an $8 million gift from the Knights of Columbus to renovate a vacant building near the center of campus that will house the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family as well as space for university classrooms and other academic activity. See story.

CUA to Present 'Defiant Requiem' at Former Nazi Concentration Camp: 5-3-06 Catholic University Dean of Music Murry Sidlin will present "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín" Sunday, May 21, at the former Nazi concentration camp in the Czech Republic that inspired his award-winning concert/drama about Jewish prisoners who performed Verdi's "Requiem" as a way of secretly defying their captors. See story.

Book Reading: "The Stolen Child," by CUA Alumnus Keith Donohue 5-1-06 Keith Donohue, a 2002 alumnus of The Catholic University of America, will be giving the first reading from his debut novel, "The Stolen Child," May 8 at his alma mater. See story.

U.S. Cardinals Invited to White House for April 28 Meeting with Karl Rove: Immigration is Focus of Hour-Long Discussion 4-28-06 Karl Rove met this morning for an hour with three Catholic cardinals and the president of The Catholic University of America after the Church leaders were invited to the White House in connection with their gathering in the nation's capital for the 17th annual American Cardinals Dinner, a scholarship fundraiser for CUA. See story.

Three Top Prizes Awarded in CUA's First Hartke Declamation Contest 4-28-06 Three Catholic University students earned prizes in CUA's first Hartke Declamation Contest, which featured recitations of writings by Aristotle, poet Langston Hughes, German playwright Bertolt Brecht and others in honor of the memory of drama department founder Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P. See story.

Theater: CUA Presents "The Seagull" 4-27-06 The CUA Department of Drama presents Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." A famous aging actress and her lover, a novelist, are spending their summer in the country, but their glamorous presence becomes tragically disruptive to the lives of those around them, especially her son and the girl he loves. See story.

International Prayer for Peace Gathering at Catholic University: 4-26-06 One of the most significant annual interfaith gatherings in the world began today with a luncheon at Catholic University. See story.

Catholic University to Confer More Than 1,100 Degrees at Commencements 4-25-06 The Catholic University of America will confer more than 900 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees during its 117th Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 13, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E. See story.

Aleksander Kwa?niewski to Lecture: 'The U.N. and its Role in Making the 21st Century an Era of Peace and Progress' 4-21-06 Aleksander Kwa?niewski, who served as president of Poland from 1995 to 2005, is currently the Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. See story.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather in Washington, D.C., April 28 For Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser 4-19-06 America's Catholic cardinals will travel to the nation's capital to raise money for college scholarships at the 17th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. See story.

U.S. News Ranks CUA Law Librarianship Program 2nd in Nation: 4-7-06 U.S. News and World Report has ranked the law librarianship program at Catholic University's School of Library and Information Science second in the nation. See story.

CUA Presents Spring Poetry Reading on April 19: 4-6-06 Catholic University's Department of English presents a spring poetry reading featuring work by two of America's leading poets, Stanley Plumly and Carolyne Wright, at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 19. See story.

Irish Novelist Sebastian Barry to Read: 4-5-06 Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry will read from his novel, "A Long Long Way," which was short-listed for the 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's most prestigious literary award. See story.

CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer to Speak at CUA Commencement: 4-4-06 Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room" and one of the most recognizable faces in broadcast journalism, will address graduates at The Catholic University of America's 117th Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held Saturday, May 13, 2006. See story.

Executive Director of U.S. Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Addresses CUA Students: 3-31-06 Melissa Johnson, executive director of President Bush's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, addressed a CUA Sociology of Sports class about the growing epidemic of obesity and poor health in the United States. See story.

CUA Provost Announces Two Key Appointments: 3-30-06 John J. Convey, provost of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointments of Shavaun Wall as vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies and Ralph Albano as associate provost for sponsored research. See story.

Catholic University Hosts Symposium on Italy and the Bourgeoisie: 3-23-06 The Catholic University of America will host an April 6 interdisciplinary symposium in which scholars from the United States and Europe will analyze topics related to the intricate relationship between Italy and the bourgeoisie since its onset as a unified country in the 1860s. See story.

America's Unrealized Broadband Potential to be Discussed at CUA Law School Symposium: 3-7-06 The country that invented the Internet currently ranks 13th in the world in broadband deployment, according to recent studies. Why America has slipped and what to do about it are the subjects of a daylong symposium on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. See story.

CUA to Host a Cappella Invitational Concert: 3-23-06 Redline a Cappella, one of Catholic University's student-run singing groups, will stage its second annual "Best of What's Around Charity Invitational" concert on Friday, March 24, at 9 p.m. in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

CUA Presents "The Death of Memory": 3-21-06 The CUA Department of Drama presents "The Death of Memory" by Glenn Mas, who is pursuing a master's degree in playwriting at Catholic University. See story.

Senior Vatican Official to Deliver Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture: 3-16-06 Rev. Nikolaus Schöch, O.F.M., one of the senior officials from the Vatican's highest court, the Apostolic Signature, will deliver the CUA School of Canon Law's annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23. See story.

Catholic University Presents Aaron Copland's America: 3-10-06 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Aaron Copland's America, The Catholic University of America President's Festival of the Arts - a celebration of the acclaimed American composer. See story.

Well-Spoken Students Can Win $1,000 Thanks to Alumni Gift: 3-10-06 Students with a flair for oratory will get an opportunity to show their powers of spoken interpretation and delivery by participating in the first Hartke Declamation Contest. See story.

CUA to Present Performances March 31-April 8 in Celebration of American Composer's Music and Legacy: 3-10-06 From March 31 to April 8, Catholic University will present a series of performances in honor of composer Aaron Copland. See story.

CUA Hosts Films, Lectures March 27-30 in Celebration of Aaron Copland: 3-10-06 From March 27 to 30, The Catholic University of America will present a series of films and lectures about composer Aaron Copland, his music and his legacy. See story.

Well-Spoken Students Can Win $1,000 Thanks to Alumni Gift: 3-10-06 Students with a flair for oratory will get an opportunity to show their powers of spoken interpretation and delivery by participating in the first Hartke Declamation Contest. See story.

Catholic University to Present Mozart Opera "Così Fan Tutte:" 3-9-06 CUA's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Così Fan Tutte" March 16 through 19 at Hartke Theatre as part of this year's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birthday. See story.

CUA Field Hockey Earns National Academic Team Award: 2-28-06 The Catholic University field hockey team was recognized with a National Field Hockey Coaches Association academic team award while placing eight student athletes on the national academic squad. See story.

School of Theology and Religious Studies to Present Quasten Medal to Duke's Geoffrey Wainwright: 2-23-06 Geoffrey Wainwright, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at the Duke University Divinity School, will receive CUA's Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. See story.

Catholic University Community Celebrates Women's History Month: 2-23-06 This March The Catholic University of America community will join in the national celebration of Women's History Month with a series of events organized by faculty and students including a photo exhibition, lectures and a film screening. See story.

Alumnus Sean Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Named a Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI: 2-22-06 Catholic University's president noted this morning that the appointment of Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., a CUA alumnus, to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI "was a special joy" for the university community. See story.

CUA Receives $420K for Native American Scholarships: 2-8-06 The Catholic University of America has been awarded $420,000 to use for scholarships for Catholic Native Americans who are studying nursing at the graduate level. See story.

CUA Law Lecture Series Examines 'Exceptionalist' American Literature: 2-6-06 The Spring 2006 Lecture Series in Law and Literature at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law will focus on the perceived American tradition of exempting oneself from general rules in pursuit of freedom and authority. See story.

CUA Student Group to Host Model U.N. Conference: 2-3-06 Approximately 200 high school students will travel to Catholic University this month to participate in the 7th annual Model U.N. Conference, sponsored by the International Affairs Association - a CUA undergraduate organization. See story.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski to Speak About Climate Change at Catholic University’s Law School: 2-3-06 U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will deliver remarks titled “Climate Change: An Alaskan Perspective” at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at 4 p.m. See story.

Third Installment of Operatic Trilogy to Premiere at Catholic University: 2-2-06 “The Furies,” the final installment of an operatic trilogy about the tragic house of Agamemnon by CUA husband-and-wife faculty members Andrew Earle Simpson and Sarah Brown Ferrario, will premiere at Catholic University Feb. 9 through 12.See story.

CUA Symphony Orchestra to Perform: 1-31-06 The CUA Symphony Orchestra will perform Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Church of the Epiphany at Metro Center. See story.

CUA Presidential Scholar John Kenneth White Available to Comment on State of the Union Address: 1-30-06 John Kenneth White, a presidential scholar and professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, is available to comment on what challenges he thinks President George W. Bush will face during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. See story.

CUA to Stage “The Belle of New York”: 1-27-06 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musical comedy “The Belle of New York” Jan. 27 through 29 at Ward Recital Hall. See story.

CUA Cheerleading Places Fifth in National Tournament: 1-23-06 The CUA cheerleading team holds a No. 5 national ranking in the Division II/III All-Girl Division after placing fifth in the University Cheerleading Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship Tournament, held Jan. 13 to 15 at the Disney’s World Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. See story.

CUA’s 2006 Embassy/Architecture Lecture Series Showcases Japan: 1-23-06 The 2006 Embassy/Architecture Lecture Series at Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning, which opens tonight at the Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, in Northwest Washington, will spotlight the spatial, cultural and historical forces driving Japanese architecture today. See story.

CUA Initiative Provides Workplace Experience for Architecture Students: 1-20-06 Students at Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning are gaining valuable workplace experience under a new initiative called CUA design collaborative or CUAdc, which offers classroom instruction while providing pro bono design services to non-profit and community groups. See story.

CUA to Stage Premiere of Opera “The Furies”: 1-18-06 Catholic University presents “The Furies,” a fully-staged chamber production of a new one-act opera and the third part of a trilogy by CUA husband-and-wife faculty members Andrew Earle Simpson and Sarah Brown Ferrario Feb. 9 to 12. See story.

Four Acclaimed Actors Reunite for Scholarship Fundraiser  50 Years After Their Last Collegiate Play Together: 1-17-06 Back in 1956, four acting students performed together in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Although they didn’t know it then, a Tony Award and careers full of work in films and on Broadway lay ahead of them. A half-century later, they will reunite to perform together again, for a benefit to raise funds for CUA drama scholarships. See story.

CUA to Stage Opera “The Old Maid and the Thief”: 1-17-06 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief,” the first opera ever written for radio, Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at Ward Recital Hall. See story.

CUA Experts to Discuss Alito Confirmation Hearings: 1-9-06 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss the confirmation hearings for Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s nomination to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the United States Supreme Court. See story.

CUA President Attends University Presidents Summit on International Education: 1-6-06 This week Catholic University’s Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., joined more than 70 other college and university leaders at a high-profile two-day meeting held to discuss issues related to international relations and U.S. higher education. See story.

CUA Mourns Student Zack Billotte: 1-4-06 Today Catholic University was informed of the sudden death of Zack Billotte, a second semester senior politics major from Pittsburgh, Pa.  Zack was an active and well-known member of the CUA community and served as president of his class during freshman year. See story.

Catholic University to Offer Minor in Architecture: 1-4-06 Beginning in January 2006, the School of Arts and Sciences at The Catholic University of America will offer a new minor in architecture studies, the only program of its kind at a university in the Washington, D.C., area. See story.