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2008 Releases

EWTN to Broadcast CUA and Basilica Charity Concert: 12-19-08 EWTN will broadcast the 20th annual Christmas Concert for Charity, presented earlier this month by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America, on its cable station at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, and at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25. See story.

Catholic University to Host Year of St. Paul Symposium: 12-19-08 Catholic University's School of Theology and Religious Studies will host a "Year of St. Paul Symposium" March 20, 2009, in honor of the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the apostle who Pope Benedict XVI said "left no stones unturned for unity and harmony among all Christians." See story.

CUA's Fall Sports Athletes Earn Honors: 12-19-08 Members of CUA's fall sports teams earned numerous honors, both athletic and academic, this semester. See story.

CUA President's Statement on Death of Cardinal Dulles: 12-17-08 I am writing from New York where the funeral of Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., is being held at St. Patrick's Cathedral today. See story.

Catholic University Christmas Recess: 12-16-08 The Christmas holidays begin on Friday, December 19, at the close of business and the university re-opens on Monday, January 5, at 9 a.m. See story.

New Catholic University Residence Hall Dedicated: 12-15-08 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, blessed and dedicated Catholic University's newly constructed Opus Hall on Monday, Dec. 15. See story.

CUA President Appoints New Dean of Canon Law School: 12-10-08 The president of The Catholic University of America, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., announced today that he has appointed Rev. Robert. J. Kaslyn, S.J., dean of the School of Canon Law, effective May 1, 2009. See story.

CUA and Basilica Charity Concert Raises Money for Little Sisters of the Poor: 12-9-08 The 20th annual Christmas Concert for Charity, presented Dec. 5 by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America, raised money for the Little Sisters of the Poor who care for the elderly at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Northeast Washington, D.C. See story.

CUA Senior Is Co-Author of Paper in Renowned Biochemistry Journal: 12-5-08 Michael Dougherty, a senior pre-med biology major from Hazelton, Pa., is one of the authors of a paper that will appear in the Dec. 12 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a pre-eminent journal of biochemistry and molecular biology. See story.

New Catholic University Residence Hall to Be Dedicated: 12-5-08 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, will bless and dedicate Catholic University's newly constructed Opus Hall on Monday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. See story.

Experts on Mumbai Terrorist Attacks Available at CUA: 12-2-08 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. See story.

CUA's Catholic Athletes for Christ Attend Retreat: 11-25-08 About 30 Catholic University athletes prayed and played sports together Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 on the first retreat sponsored by CUA's new Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) chapter. See story.

CUA and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Present 20th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity: 11-25-08 The 20th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity will feature performances by the CUA Chorus and Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of the Basilica. See story.

CUA Football Team Wins Southeast Bowl: 11-24-08 The CUA football team defeated Johns Hopkins University 18-17 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southeast Bowl in Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 22. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture by Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl: 11-24-08 The Catholic University of America will host a lecture by Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D., on "The Synod of Bishops on the Word of God: An Insider's View." See story.

CUA Women's Chorus to Present Concert: 11-21-08 The Catholic University of America's Women's Chorus and conductor Keith Reas present a concert featuring music from Baldassare Galuppi, Nicholas White, Gabriel Faure, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Michael Hurd and Cecile Chaminade. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Lincoln Bicentennial: 11-20-08 Several noted experts at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and to offer insights into the mind, accomplishments and legacy of the 16th president through the spectrum of art, history, literature, political science and film. See story.

CUA's Music School and Campus Ministry Musicians Unite for Feast of St. Cecilia: 11-19-08 The Catholic University of America's University Chorus and Chamber Choir and CUA's Campus Ministry Musicians will combine to present the "Solemn Vespers for the Feast of St. Cecilia for the Catholic University Community." See story.

Life Cycle Institute Receives $450,000 to Study Spirituality in Young Adults: 11-18-08 The Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America has received a $450,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to investigate spirituality and religion in young adults. See story.

CUA to Present Premiere of "Miranda Is Morning": 11-18-08 Miranda just buried Helen, her mother. See story.

CUA President Addresses the Knights of Malta in NYC: 11-17-08 Very Reverend David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, addressed the American Association of the Knights of Malta at their annual meeting in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 15. See story.

CUA to Play in ECAC Southeast Bowl : 11-17-08 CUA's football team will play Johns Hopkins University in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southeast Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 22, at noon in Baltimore. See story.

CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus to Present Concert: 11-14-08 : The Catholic University of America's Town and Gown Community Chorus and conductor Jennifer Seighman present a concert featuring music from Venice's Basilica di San Marco, Moscow's Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, Leipzig's Thomaskirche, Versailles' Chapelle Royale, and King's College Cambridge. See story.

CUA to Host Philosophy Lecture on 'God's Simplicity' and 'Knowledge of God': 11-13-08 Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, delivers the 10th lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel." See story.

CUA to Perform at Holocaust Conference in Czech Republic: 11-12-08 In June 2009, for the second time, the dean of Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will lead a CUA student performance of his award-winning concert/drama in the former Nazi concentration camp where the work is set. See story.

CUA President Addresses U.S. Bishops: 11-11-08 The president of The Catholic University of America, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., addressed the bishops of the United States on Monday, Nov. 10, during their annual meeting in Baltimore. See story.

CUA Football Team to Compete for Conference Championship: 11-10-08 After improving to 8-1 with a win against Guilford College on Saturday, Nov. 8, the CUA football team will compete for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship in its game against Bridgewater (Va.) College on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. See story.

Nursing Students Receive $40,000 Scholarships to Teach After Graduation: 11-10-08 Two CUA School of Nursing graduate students, Chioma Nwachukwu and Guia Caliwagan, have been awarded full-tuition stipends as part of CareFirst's Project RN, a scholarship program intended to help develop nursing faculty for the greater Washington, D.C., region. See story.

CUA Marks Bicentennial of President Lincoln's Birth With 5 New Courses: 11-10-08 Catholic University will commemorate the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth with a multidisciplinary 'Lincoln Semester' that will offer students insight into the mind, accomplishments and legacy of the 16th president, through the spectrum of art, history, literature, political science and film. See story.

Three CUA Athletic Teams to Compete in Conference Championships: 11-6-08 Three athletic teams from The Catholic University of America have earned the right to compete in the Landmark Conference championships. See story.

Hartke Contest Offers Eloquent Students $1,000 Prize: 11-4-08 Students who enjoy using public speaking skills are invited to "get presidential" while vying for the fourth annual Hartke Declamation Prize. See story.

Philosophy Lecture Honoring Monsignor John Wippel: "On Angels and Human Beings": 11-4-08
Carlos Bazan, professor at the University of Ottawa, delivers the ninth lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel." See story.

American Institute for Architects Honors CUA Students: 10-31-08 A group of CUA architecture students and their professor received an Award of Merit in Architecture Oct. 30 from the Washington, D.C., Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their design of a memorial to the Irish-born architect of the White House, James Hoban. See story.

CUA Students Impersonate Chemical Elements: 10-30-08 On Friday, Oct. 31, more than 100 Catholic University students will participate in a rite of passage for some CUA undergraduates: "Come Dressed as Your Favorite Element" Day, a Halloween lecture that falls somewhere between a masquerade party and a show-and-tell for grown-ups. See story.

CUA Presents Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme: 10-30-08 The Catholic University of America's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. See story.

CUA to Welcome Brookland Kids for Trick-or-Treating: 10-29-08 The student residents of CUA's Curley Court will welcome more than 200 children and their families from the neighboring Brookland community on the night of Oct. 30 for some early Halloween fun. See story.

CUA Receives Copy of Biblia Polyglotta: 10-29-08 The Catholic University of America was the recipient of a copy of the Biblia Polyglotta, a new multilingual translation of the Bible, presented to Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of the university, during a ceremony held at the Embassy of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28. See story.

CUA to Present Talk: "Religion, Politics and the 2008 Election": 10-29-08 Catholic University's Graduate Student Association is hosting Lyman Kellstedt, professor emeritus of political science, Wheaton College, who will give a talk titled "Religion, Politics and the 2008 Election." See story.

Professor Awarded $170,000 by NIH to Study Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: 10-27-08 Assistant Professor of Psychology Brendan Rich was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health last month totalling nearly $170,000 to study how children with bipolar disorder and anxiety process facial expressions. See story.

CUA to Present Monsignor Frederick R. McManus Lecture: 10-27-08 Rev. R. Kevin Seasoltz, O.S.B., professor of theology at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, will give the second annual lecture in honor of Monsignor Frederick R. McManus, who was an expert in Roman Catholic canon law, renowned expert in the post-conciliar reform and renewal of Catholic liturgy, and a Catholic University professor who passed away in 2005. See story.

New Center Offers Students Tools to Improve Their Memories: 10-24-08 Can you describe what is engraved on the front side of a penny? (No peeking.) Do you have trouble remembering historical dates but recall all too vividly that time you tripped in front of the entire cafeteria? See story.

Architecture Instructor to Be Honored for Design in the Public Interest: 10-23-08 David Shove-Brown, architecture instructor and director of the School of Architecture and Planning's Foreign Programs and Experiences in Architecture, was selected as the 2008 recipient of the Washington Architectural Foundation's John "Wieb" Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest. See story.

CUA Hosts Panel on Peacebuilding and Democracy in Africa: 10-22-08 "You should not take peace for granted," John Katunga, an expert on peacebuilding in Africa, told a crowd of students, faculty and NGO leaders gathered at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law on Tuesday evening. See story.

Professor Beal Wins Highest Canon Law Award: 10-22-08 Rev. John P. Beal, CUA professor of canon law, has received the highest honor bestowed by the Canon Law Society of America. See story.

CUA Hosts Lecture on the Transformation of Metaphysics: 10-22-08 Dominic O'Meara, professor of philosophy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, delivers the seventh lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel." See story.

CUA Hosts Panel on Peacebuilding and Elections: 10-20-08 John Katunga, a Kenyan expert on peacebuilding, will discuss the turmoil surrounding that country's most recent elections in a panel with The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne, who will draw parallels to the upcoming U.S. elections. See story.

CUA Hosts Colloquium on Catholic Vote: 10-17-08 Often labeled a "swing group," Catholics comprise a quarter of the electorate. See story.

CUA Hosts "Islam and the 'Other': The View of an Israeli Muslim Cleric": 10-17-08 Ghassan Manasra, imam and sheik of the Qadiri Sufi Center, director of the Muslim peace center Anwar Il-Salaam, and teacher of Sufi philosophy and Islam, will lead a discussion titled "Islam and the 'Other': The View of an Israeli Muslim Cleric." See story.

CUA Hosts Discussion on "Gospel Values and Business Competitiveness": 10-16-08 Catholic University's Department of Business and Economics hosts a discussion on the Economy of Communion project. See story.

CUA Physicist and Other Scientists Awarded $203,640 to Study Comets: 10-14-08 Boncho Bonev, Catholic University research assistant professor of physics at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Erika Gibb, assistant professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri - St. Louis, have been awarded a $203,640 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the composition and origin of comets. See story.

Catholic University Presents 2008-2009 Drama Season: 10-10-08 The Catholic University of America's Department of Drama presents its 2008-2009 schedule of productions at Hartke Theatre. See story.

CUA Presents Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: 10-10-08 The Catholic University of America's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd. Senior musical theater major Phil Cooke will play the part of the title character, a barber who kills and robs his wealthy patrons by causing them to fall through a trap door and slitting their throats. See story.

CUA Unveils Eye-Tracking Technology: 10-9-08 Thanks to the latest technology in eye tracking, CUA psychology professors and students can better study how autistic children train their eye gaze; CUA's chemistry department will be able to calculate the effectiveness of computer-animated learning tools; and education faculty will begin studying the eye-movement strategies of struggling readers. See story.

CUA Hosts Colloquium on School Library Media Programs: 10-8-08 Gaily Bailey, director of school library media programs for Montgomery County Public Schools (Md.), will discuss how today's school library media programs have evolved over time from random collections of trade books, textbooks and teacher materials into comprehensive educational programs. See story.

NASA Grant to Bolster CUA Research on Solar Storms: 10-8-08 Seiji Yashiro, CUA research assistant professor of physics, received a three-year $188,600 NASA grant to study the sun's magnetic field, which is the source of phenomena such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections. See story.

CUA Hosts Screening of Student Films: 10-7-08
Catholic University's Department of Media Studies will show short documentaries by CUA students at a special screening in Caldwell Hall Auditorium. See story. See story.

CUA Lecture Series Explores Architecture and Development in the Americas: 10-6-08 Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning, in cooperation with the Embassy of Peru, will explore "Contrast - Culture - Context: Architecture and Development in the Americas" in its Fall 2008 Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

School of Nursing Receives $150,000 Grant to Alleviate Nursing Shortage: 10-6-08 CUA's School of Nursing has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the number of students enrolled in the school's accelerated baccalaureate nursing program. See story.

Experts on Economic Crisis Available at CUA: 10-1-08 Economics professors at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the current U.S. economic crisis. See story.

CUA Hosts Conference on Mulieris Dignitatem: 9-30-08 Twenty years after Pope John Paul II issued Mulieris Dignitatem, his groundbreaking apostolic letter on the dignity of women, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and Ave Maria School of Law are sponsoring a conference to reflect on both the progress and the future of women and men. See story.

Vatican Cardinal Visits CUA: 9-26-08 Cardinal Franc Rode, C.M., prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, received the degree Doctor of Laws honoris causa from The Catholic University of America during a ceremony held at Nugent Hall on Sept. 24. See story.

Alums to Gather for CUA Homecoming and Class Reunions: 9-25-08 CUA graduates of the last 50 years will be welcomed back to campus Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, for Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2008. See story.

NFL'S Arizona Cardinals Practice at CUA: 9-25-08 CUA's Cardinal Stadium hosted the NFL's Arizona Cardinals this week for several practices following their game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 21, and before their game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 28, in New Jersey. See story.

CUA Symphony Orchestra to Perform Sept. 25 and 27: 9-24-08 The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring selections including Joseph Haydn's "Symphony No. 82 (The Bear)," Gaetano Donizetti's "Regnava nel silenzio" from Lucia Di Lammermoor, Ambroise Thomas' "Je suis Titania" from Mignon, Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra," and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. See story.

Catholic University Presents Piano Recital by Yuri Didenko: 9-24-08 Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Yuri Didenko, piano professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and prizewinning pianist, in a recital featuring works by Liszt, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. See story.

CUA Hosts Fall 2008 Poetry Reading by Stephen Cushman: 9-23-08 Catholic University's Department of English presents a fall 2008 poetry reading by Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of American Literature at the University of Virginia. See story.

CUA Hosts Exhibit of Washington, D.C., Area Artist Ruth Bolduan: 9-23-08 Catholic University's Salve Regina Gallery hosts Washington, D.C., area artist Ruth Bolduan's exhibit "Go Go Rococo" now through Oct. 3. See story.

Catholic University Scientist Available to Discuss Risks of Cell Phone Use: 9-23-08 Veteran Catholic University scientist Miguel Penafiel, who has been involved in longtime studies of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure, is available to discuss the potential health risks of cell phone use for adults and young children. See story.

Philosophy Lecture Honoring Monsignor John Wippel: "Thomas Aquinas on Demonstrating God's Providence": 9-22-08 Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P., president of Providence College, delivers the third lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel." See story.

CUA Receives National Honors: 9-19-08 In the past several months, The Catholic University of America has been ranked nationally as a top wired college and as one of the nation's top "Best Buys." See story.

Check Out the CUA Photo Gallery: 9-19-08 Catholic University's online Photo Gallery has been updated to include several recent campus events. See story.

CUA Lecture Series Explores Architecture and Development in the Americas: 9-19-08 Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning, in cooperation with the Embassy of Peru, will explore "Contrast - Culture - Context: Architecture and Development in the Americas" in its Fall 2008 Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

CUA Social Work Professor Honored for International Work: 9-17-08 The Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting body for social work education in the United States, will honor Catholic University Professor Frederick L. Ahearn in October for his innovative contributions to international social work education. See story.

Philosophy Lecture Honoring Monsignor John Wippel: "Thomas Aquinas on Philosophy and the Preambles of Faith": 9-17-08 Monsignor John F. Wippel, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University, delivers the second lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel." See story.

CUA to Host Lecture in Honor of Constitution Day: 9-15-08 In honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Dennis Coyle, associate professor of politics at CUA, will discuss how a complex set of legal, cultural and institutional elements are reflected in the language and structure of the Constitution and how these elements remain essential to understanding its relevance today. See story.

Statement on the Death of Dean Hoge:9-15-08 The Catholic University of America has lost a scholar, a colleague and a friend in the death of Dean Hoge. See story.

Veteran Actors Give Advice to CUA Acting Class: 9-12-08 Instead of performing their own scenes yesterday, about a dozen students in a CUA acting class got a chance to witness four veteran actors rehearse for their own performances in Arthur Miller's play "The Price." See story.

CUA Hosts 40th Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture: 9-12-08 Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, J.D. 1975, WilmerHale's senior international partner, will give the 40th Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture, which is titled "Six Phenomena that Bear on the Politics of Trade and Globalization." See story.

International Philosophy Scholars to Participate in Seminar at CUA: 9-11-08 A team of scholars from around the world will gather at Catholic University to participate in a seminar from Sept. 15 to Oct. 17 examining how people are shaped by their religious and secular backgrounds and how that affects their interaction with each other. See story.

CUA to Host Fall Philosophy Lecture Series on Metaphysics: 9-10-08 The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America has announced its 41st annual Fall Lecture Series, which will be dedicated to Monsignor John F. Wippel, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, who celebrates his 75th birthday this year. See story.

CUA, Knights of Columbus Dedicate Campus Building: 9-9-08 A long-empty building in the heart of Catholic University's campus was reborn Monday, Sept. 8, as McGivney Hall in a dedication ceremony attended by members of the CUA community and the Knights of Columbus. See story.

Rovelstad Scholarship Awarded to Library and Information Science Student: 9-8-08 CUA's School of Library and Information Science has announced the selection of CUA graduate student Carmen Boston, of Washington, D.C., as the recipient of the Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. See story.

Catholic University Is Named A "Top Wired" College: 9-4-08 The Catholic University of America is among the top "teched-out" campuses in the nation, according to PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. See story.

Catholic University and Knights of Columbus Dedicate McGivney Hall: 9-3-08 A 50-year-old building in the heart of Catholic Univesity's campus that had been out of commission for more than a dozen years will be formally dedicated as McGivney Hall in a Monday, Sept. 8, ceremony that begins at approximately 4 p.m. on the Pryzbyla Plaza at the north entrance of the building. See story.

CUA Philosophy Professor Receives Fulbright Award: 9-3-08 Timothy Noone, professor of philosophy, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to research and present findings at the Thomas Institut of the University of Cologne during the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. See story.

University Mass Fills Shrine's Great Upper Church: 8-28-08 More than 2,000 people gathered in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception today at noontime as The Catholic University of America celebrated the opening of the new academic year with a traditional university-wide Mass. See story.

Two CUA Administrators Receive Benemerenti Medal: 8-28-08 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has conferred papal honors upon Frank G. Persico, vice president for university relations and chief of staff, and Craig W. Parker, associate vice president and general counsel, by bestowing upon each the prestigious Benemerenti Medal. See story.

Architecture Instructor Spends Last Week of Summer at Camp: 8-27-08 For the last six years, David Shove-Brown has volunteered to spend one week of his summer with kids at the Crohn's/Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis. See story.

1960s Comic Book in CUA Archives Depicts Black Presidential Nominee: 8-25-08 With the Democratic National Convention beginning on Monday, we thought you might be interested in a story on the 1964 comic book series on Gov. Timothy Pettigrew of New York. See story.

Papal Exhibit on the Move at CUA: 8-25-08 The papal exhibit, "Together in Faith: The Pope Visits Catholic University," is on the move. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Presidential Campaign and Conventions: 8-22-08 Political experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the 2008 presidential campaign during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. See story.

CUA Freshman to Attend Democratic National Convention: 8-22-08 While his Catholic University classmates begin their first days of college next week, freshman William Washington will start his education at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. See story.

"Capturing the Momentum:" An Interview with the President: 8-20-08 In an interview conducted Aug. 13, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., reflected on his 10 years as Catholic University's president. See story.

Four CUA Scholarly Journals Rate Among Best Internationally: 8-20-08 Professors seldom get graded. But in July four scholarly journals edited by faculty at The Catholic University of America were "graded" as being among the world's top peer-reviewed academic journals by the European Science Foundation. See story.

"Doors Opening" on Aug. 21 for CUA Orientation 2008: 8-19-08 At 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, more than 800 Catholic University freshmen will start moving into their residence halls for the kickoff of Orientation 2008 and the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Conflict between Russia and Georgia: 8-18-08 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss the current conflict between Russia and the Republic of Georgia. See story.

3 New Alumnae Bike Across U.S. for American Lung Association: 8-12-08 Three 2008 CUA graduates have completed a cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for the American Lung Association. See story.

Catholic University Back-to-School News: 8-11-08 For the third year in a row, a record number of freshmen are expected for the start of classes at The Catholic University of America on Monday, Aug. 25, with more than 900 students from 38 states and 14 countries. See story.

CUA Nursing Professor Participates in Boot Camp: 8-7-08 At a time when military nurses are in short supply, Catholic University Assistant Professor of Nursing Teresa Walsh recently spent five days at an ROTC boot camp to better understand military life. See story.

CUA Dean Appointed Member of USCCB-United Methodist Church Dialogue: 8-6-08 Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean of Catholic University's School of Theology and Religious Studies, has been appointed as a member of the Catholic delegation of the historic United States Conference of Catholic Bishops-United Methodist Church Dialogue. See story.

Catholic University Named as One of Just 49 "Best Buys" Nationwide: 7-31-08 The 2009 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Catholic University one of 49 colleges and universities that qualify as "Best Buys" based on the quality of academics available to students relative to the cost of tuition. See story.

Architecture Lecture: "Pedagogies: From Drawing to Making": 7-29-08 Nader Tehrani, associate professor of architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, and principal, Office dA, will give the final talk of CUA's Summer 2008 Architecture Lecture Series, which is titled "On Making: Investigating the Act of Making as Design Knowledge." See story.

CUA Receives National Honors: 7-29-08 The Catholic University of America received an Award for Excellence in July from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its recycling efforts in a recycling competition that involved more than 400 colleges and universities across North America. See story.

Commemorative Booklet of Papal Visit Available Online: 7-24-08 A commemorative booklet of Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to The Catholic University of America in April is available online. See story.

CUA Mission Trip Photos Posted Online: 7-22-08
A record number of nearly 45 Catholic University students participated in two-week summer mission trips to Belize, Honduras, Jamaica and Tanzania, where they tutored children, helped with construction projects and lived and prayed in community with those they served. See story.

Papal Exhibit to Open at CUA: 7-22-08 A papal zucchetto, a museum-grade reproduction of the Letters of St. Peter and the chair Pope Benedict XVI used during his visit to Catholic University will be among the objects displayed as part of an exhibit that opens July 29 at CUA's Columbus School of Law. See story.

CUA Senior Receives Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellowship: 7-18-08 Monica Cortright, a rising senior from Vallejo, Calif., who is studying classics and philosophy at The Catholic University of America, has been selected as one of 50 national Marion G. Wells Honors Fellows by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. See story.

CUA President Delivers Homily for Funeral for Tony Snow: 7-17-08 Former White House press secretary and CUA honorary degree recipient Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow lived the conviction that the "true measure of a man lies in his efforts to please God," said Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of Catholic University, in his homily at the Mass of Christian Burial for Snow on July 17 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

CUA's to Host Fall Philosophy Lecture Series on Metaphysics: 7-17-08 The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America has announced its 41st annual Fall Lecture Series, which will be dedicated to Monsignor John F. Wippel, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, who celebrates his 75th birthday this year. See story.

Statement on the Death of Tony Snow, D.H.L 2007: 7-12-08 The Catholic University of America is deeply saddened by the death of 2007 honorary alumnus and commencement speaker, Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow, today, following a long and valiant battle against cancer. See story.

CUA Alumni Gather at British Parliament: 7-10-08 Marking the 30th anniversary of Catholic University's Parliamentary Internship Program, more than 80 alumni living abroad, current students and graduates of the program attended a reception at the British House of Commons Wednesday evening July 10. See story.

CUA Hosts Architecture Lecture on "Willing Paradises": 7-7-08 Bryan Mackay-Lyons, partner, Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited and GHOST Studio, Halifax, Nova Scotia, will give the fourth of five talks of CUA's Summer 2008 Architecture Lecture Series, which is titled "On Making: Investigating the Act of Making as Design Knowledge." See story.

CUA Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious NASA Fellowship: 7-7-08 Elysse Voyer, a graduate student in astrophysics at Catholic University, has been awarded a prestigious NASA/Graduate Student Researcher's Program fellowship. See story.

CUA Wins Award in National Recycling Competition: 7-3-08 The Catholic University of America has received an Award of Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its recycling efforts in a recycling competition that involved more than 400 colleges and universities across North America. See story.

CUA President Visits Students in London and Cracow: 7-2-08 The Catholic University of America's president traveled to London and Cracow, Poland, in late June on university business. See story.

CUA Hosts Architecture Lecture on 'Future of Metal is Art': 6-30-08 L. William Zahner, president and CEO of A. Zahner Company, a 111-year-old architectural metal company in Kansas City, Mo., will give the third of five talks of CUA's Summer 2008 Architecture Lecture Series, which is titled "On Making: Investigating the Act of Making as Design Knowledge." See story.

3 New Alumnae Bike Across U.S. for American Lung Association: 6-27-08 Three 2008 CUA graduates are on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for the American Lung Association. See story.

Dean of Columbus School of Law Appointed to American Bar Association Accreditation Committee: 6-26-08 Veryl Victoria Miles, dean and professor of law at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, has accepted an appointment on the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association. See story.

CUA Hosts One-Day Symposium on Hoarding: 6-20-08 One person's trash sometimes is another person's treasure. See story.

CUA Named to Community Service Honor Roll: 6-19-08 The Catholic University of America has been named to the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. See story.

CUA Student Receives Theological Education Doctoral Fellowship: 6-19-08 Karl Brower, a doctoral candidate in biblical studies in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, has been awarded a 2008 Fund for Theological Education Doctoral Fellowship. See story.

Mission Trips Prove 'Life Changing' for CUA Students: 6-13-08 A record number of nearly 45 Catholic University students returned earlier this month from two-week summer mission trips to Belize, Honduras, Jamaica and Tanzania, where they tutored children, helped with construction projects and lived and prayed in community with those they served. See story.

CUA Architecture Lectures to Explore the Act of Making as Design Knowledge: 6-11-08 Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning will present "On Making: Investigating the Act of Making as Design Knowledge" as its Summer 2008 Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

CUA Law Student Receives Fulbright for Research in Colombia: 6-9-08 Jordan Dansby, a rising second-year student at the Columbus School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to research and work in Colombia during the 2008-2009 academic year. See story.

CUA Scientist Helps to Pioneer Method for Making Giant Lunar Telescopes: 6-4-08 Peter Chen, CUA research adjunct professor, and other scientists working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have concocted an innovative recipe for giant telescope mirrors on the moon. See story.

Psychology Professor Named to Veterans Affairs Panel on Suicide: 6-3-08 Catholic University psychology Professor David Jobes has been named by the Department of Veterans Affairs to a group of nine civilian experts tasked with making recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on ways the department can improve its programs in suicide prevention, clinical intervention, research and education. See story.

CUA Magazine Wins Five Catholic Press Awards: 6-2-08 On Friday, May 30, at the conclusion of its annual convention in Toronto, the Catholic Press Association held its convention last week in Toronto. Friday night it announced the winners of its annual awards contest. CUA Magazine, which is mailed to more than 65,000 alumni and friends of the university, was honored with two first place awards, two second place awards and one honorable mention. See story.

CUA to Offer New Masters' Programs in Fall 2008: Architecture and Planning School and Metropolitan College Expand Offerings: 5-30-08 Starting this fall, The Catholic University of America will offer three new masters' programs. All of the programs are aimed at working professionals wishing to further their education, with most classes taking place in the evenings. See story.

CUA Student to Help Lead D.C. Asthma Walk: 5-29-08 Nothing can keep rising junior MaryLee Adams from pursuing her love of music. Not even a lifelong struggle with asthma. The musical theater major from Columbia, Md., will perform the national anthem on Saturday, June 28, at the 2008 DC-Metro Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk sponsored by the American Lung Association. See story.

ADDRESS BY SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SAMUEL A. ALITO JR.: 5-23-08 119th Commencement of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Delivers Commencement Address to Class of 2008: 5-23-08 United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. offered a unique parting insight to the Columbus School of Law's newest graduates: America's most cherished document-the Constitution of the United States-is also handy as a general roadmap to life. See story.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. to Deliver Address at Catholic University Columbus School of Law Commencement: 5-22-08 Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. will deliver the address at the 119th Annual Commencement Ceremony of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law on Friday, May 23. See story.

CUA Selects Developer for South Campus Area: 5-21-08 The Catholic University of America announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Abdo Development to develop the university’s nearly nine-acre South Campus site located adjacent to the Brookland/CUA Metro station on Michigan Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C. See story.

CUA Students Attend New York Symposium on Catholic Social Teaching: 5-19-08 While many college students have returned home, two Catholic University rising seniors are starting their summer break attending a symposium in New York titled “Catholic College Students: Building a World of Hope and a Community for Peace.” See story.

Husband and Wife Address Graduates at CUA Commencement: 5-17-08 For the first time in recent memory, a husband and wife delivered the main commencement address together at The Catholic University of America on May 17. See story.

Commencement Choir Gives Thanks at Baccalaureate Mass: 5-16-08 Catholic University freshmen begin their studies at the school with a Mass celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. In the same way, students will celebrate the completion of their studies with a Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 16, at the National Shrine. To enhance the atmosphere of celebration and thanksgiving at the Mass, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s Institute of Sacred Music and Office of Campus Ministry initiated Commencement Choir in 2005. See story.

CUA Offers Intensive Study of Federal Libraries and Careers: 5-12-08 Catholic University will offer its 30th Institute on Federal Library Resources May 12 to 17, providing 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’s Longtime Barber and Campus Institution Retires: 5-9-08 After almost 48 years at Catholic University’s seminary, Dominic Spadaro is finally hanging up his scissors May 9. See story.

Dean’s Scholarship Pays Senior-Year Tuition for Drama Major: 5-8-08 Megan Kosmoski, a junior drama major from Tampa, Fla., will have one less worry as she enters her senior year of studies at Catholic University — tuition. See story.

Provost Honors CUA Professors with Top Faculty Awards: 5-7-08 Five CUA professors were honored with faculty awards at the spring Provost Awards luncheon for the 2007 calendar year held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on May 6. See story.

Catholic University to Confer 1,100 Degrees at Commencement: 5-5-08 The Catholic University of America will confer approximately 850 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its 119th Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E. See story.

Nearly 50 CUA Students on a Mission: 5-2-08 Mission trips have been a tradition at Catholic University for many years, but this summer a record number of students — nearly 50 — will be traveling overseas following the close of the spring semester to spend two weeks learning about and helping people in Belize, Honduras, Jamaica and Tanzania. See story.

Three Education Professors Participate in White House Summit : 4-28-08 Three faculty members from CUA’s Department of Education — John Convey, Leonard DeFiore and Merylann Schuttloffel —  participated in the April 24, 2008, White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. See story.

CUA Awarded Merentibus Medal by Jagiellonian University in Poland: 4-28-08 The Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, has awarded The Catholic University of America its Merentibus Medal in recognition of the important professional contributions made to the Jagiellonian University by many CUA faculty and staff from the Columbus School of Law over the past 18 years. See story.

U.S. Cardinals Gather in Boston For Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser: 4-25-08 America’s Catholic cardinals gathered today in Boston to raise money for college scholarships at the 19th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, located at 606 Congress St. See story.

Knights of Columbus CEO and Spouse to Speak at CUA Commencement: 4-25-08 Knights of Columbus leader Carl A. Anderson and his wife, Dorian, will address graduates at The Catholic University of America’s 119th Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 10 a.m. See story.

United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito to Speak at Columbus School of Law Commencement: 4-24-08 Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito will address more than 280 graduates at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law’s 119th commencement ceremony, to be held on Friday, May 23, 2008. See story.

CUA to Host Conference on Poverty in the United States: 4-22-08  Mark Greenberg, senior fellow and director of the Poverty and Prosperity program at the Center for American Progress, will deliver the conference’s keynote address titled “Poverty, Families and Policy in the U.S.: Where Do We Go From Here?” See story.

CUA Law Professor Named Consultor for Vatican: 4-22-08 Associate Professor of Law Helen Alvaré has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Laity for a five-year term. See story.

Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture on Energy and Environmental Stewardship: “The Archaeology of Tomorrow: Beyond the Ecosphere”: 4-22-08 In honor of Earth Day 2008, Travis Price, adjunct professor in The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning, will discuss alternatives to the architectural homogenization spreading across the global landscape. See story.

3,000 CUA Students Rock the Pope: 4-17-08 “Are you ready to rock the pope?” a Catholic University student asked about 3,000 of his fellow students assembled on the lawn of CUA’s Columbus School of Law April 17. See story.

Pope Benedict XVI Gives Historic Address on Catholic Education: 4-17-08 Before a packed audience of more than 400 Catholic educators gathered at The Catholic University of America, Pope Benedict XVI greeted his audience as “bearers of wisdom,” invoking the prophet Isaiah’s words as the opening for his speech: “How beautiful are the footsteps of those who bring good news.” See story.

Thousands on CUA Campus Greet Pope Benedict XVI: 4-16-08 Thousands of alumni, students and staff from The Catholic University of America gathered on the CUA campus to welcome Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, April 16, cheering as the pontiff arrived at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Seminarians To Welcome Pope Benedict XVI to CUA’s Campus: 4-16-08 A group of seminarians is gaining an experience some priests wait a lifetime for: an audience with the pope. See story.

CUA Students Are Cheering About Benedict XVI: 4-15-08 Hundreds of students at The Catholic University of America are volunteering to serve thousands of their classmates and others who will gather to welcome Pope Benedict XVI when he visits the CUA campus on Thursday, April 17. See story.

Catholic University Readies for Papal Visit: 4-14-08 With 13 media satellite trucks parked in front of McMahon Hall, Catholic University continues to busily prepare for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI April 16 and April 17. See story.

CUA Hosts Events to Prepare for Papal Visit: 4-14-08  For the Candlelight Rosary event, students will meet at the Office of Campus Ministry in Caldwell Hall and process outdoors through campus for an hour, making five stops. See story.

Chair Unveiled for Pope Benedict XVI’s CUA Visit: 4-11-08 Four Catholic University architecture students today helped unveil the chair they designed for Pope Benedict XVI, who will sit in it when he addresses more than 400 U.S. Catholic education leaders next Thursday. See story.

Essay Contest Winner Will Meet Pope Benedict XVI: 4-10-08 Peter Osgood, a senior majoring in biology, was named this morning as the winner of an essay-writing contest on the theme of “How Catholic Education Has Changed My Life.” See story.

Delivery of CUA Papal Chair to Campus: 4-10-08 At 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11, the chair in which Pope Benedict XVI will sit during his speech at CUA will be delivered to campus. See story.

CUA Professor Awarded $600,000 Grant for Work on Solar Eruption Research: 4-9-08 Leon Ofman, an associate professor of physics at Catholic University, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Naval Research Laboratory to study phenomena involved in solar eruptions. See story.

Winning Papal Essay to Be Announced April 10: 4-8-08 The winner of CUA’s papal essay contest, who will meet Pope Benedict XVI, will be announced at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, in CUA’s university center. See story.

Catholic University Choir Rehearses for Pope Benedict XVI: 4-7-08 “Be like a bell out there,” Leo Nestor, Catholic University music professor, told his students as they rehearsed Monday, April 7, for the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the CUA campus. See story.

Choral Practice: CUA's Choir of 17 to Rehearse for Papal Visit: 4-4-08 The media is invited to cover a rehearsal at 9 a.m. Monday, April 7, of Catholic University's Choir of 17, the choral group that will sing for Pope Benedict XVI at CUA on Thursday, April 17. See story.

Catholic University to Host Discussion on Catholic Peacebuilding: 4-3-08 Twenty-five years after the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a pastoral letter on war and peace, Catholic scholars and practitioners will gather at The Catholic University of America on Monday, April 7, to discuss the Church’s work on conflict resolution and promoting peace. See story.

CUA President, Several Faculty Consult for Vatican: 4-3-08 Pope Benedict XVI’s April 17 visit to Catholic University — the only papally chartered university in the United States — has special significance for several members of the CUA community who also serve in a unique role as consultors to the Vatican. See story.

Fifth Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture: "Enduring Parishes, Emerging Ministries” by Rev. James A. Coriden, J.C.D.: 4-2-08  For the Fifth Annual James H. Provost Lecture, Father James A. Coriden, J.C.D., will discuss the ongoing growth of lay ministries and the reorganization of parishes. See story.

Well-known Alums Remember John Paul II’s Visit to CUA: 3-31-08 Thousands of Catholic University students are looking forward to seeing Pope Benedict XVI when he comes to campus to deliver a speech to diocesan education leaders and the presidents of U.S. Catholic colleges and universities on April 17. See story.

CUA Professor Earns Prestigious National Science Foundation Grant: 3-28-08 John Judge, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in CUA’s School of Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award to study vibration of collections of micromechanical and nanomechanical devices. See story.

Students to Build Chair for Pope Benedict XVI’s CUA Visit: 3-26-08 When the winners of the papal design contest were chosen in late January, junior Siobhan Steen of Paris, France, who had also submitted a contest entry, was disappointed. See story.

At Pope’s Request, CUA Organizes Common Morality Symposium: 3-25-08 Just three weeks before Pope Benedict XVI visits Catholic University on April 17, 2008, Catholic University will host a major symposium of internationally recognized scholars, organized at the Holy Father’s request. See story.

Video Features CUA Students Talking about Papal Visit: 3-19-08 The Catholic University of America has produced a video featuring students sharing their thoughts about the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to CUA on April 17. See story.

128 CUA Students Write for a Chance to Meet the Pope: 3-19-08 The Office of Public Affairs was bustling March 18 as students filed in throughout the day to meet the deadline for turning in their essays for a chance to meet Pope Benedict XVI when he visits Catholic University on April 17. See story.

CUA Launches E-mail Listserv for Papal Visit News: 3-19-08 The Catholic University of America has launched an e-mail listserv through which readers can sign up to receive e-mail news updates about Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to CUA on April 17. See story.

Catholic University Faculty Available to Speak as Papal Experts: 3-17-08 The following faculty experts at The Catholic University of America are available for media interviews related to Pope Benedict’s XVI visit to CUA on April 17, 2008. See story.

CUA Invites Students from Other Area Colleges to Greet the Pope: 3-14-08 Catholic University’s president, Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., has invited students from other Washington, D.C., area Catholic colleges and universities to join the CUA community in welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to campus on April 17. See story.

CUA President Announces Judges for Papal Essay Contest: 3-13-08 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, president of Catholic University, has assembled a panel of judges to recommend a winner and runner-up in the Papal Visit — Student Essay Contest. See story.

1960s Comic Book in Archives Depicts Black Presidential Nominee: 3-12-08 Should Sen. Barack Obama win the nomination of his party and be elected president, he will be the first African-American to hold that office. That prospect has led some to try to single out the film or work of literature that first depicted a black president, and that search has led … to The Catholic University of America. See story.

Papal Mass Furnishings Taking Shape at CUA and Maryland Workshops: 3-11-08 CUA architecture students John-Paul Mikolajczyk and Ryan Mullen didn’t travel far for spring break. In fact, they spent most of their time off during the first week of March at work, helping to build the altar and chair to be used at the April 17 papal Mass in Washington, D.C. See story.

Astrophysicist to Discuss Spitzer Space Telescope at CUA: 3-10-08 Michael Werner, a renowned astrophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss “The Spitzer Space Telescope: Exploring the Infrared Universe” at Catholic University March 14, at 4 p.m. See story.

CUA Staff Remember Last Papal Visit: 3-5-08 The Catholic University of America has produced a 10-minute video in which three staff members recount their experiences of the 1979 visit of Pope John Paul II. See story.

Looking Ahead to ‘Power Lunches,’ Students Learn Table Manners: 3-5-08 CUA students are learning that the fork can be just as mighty as the pen. See story.

Students Write for a Chance to Meet Pope Benedict XVI: 3-3-08 Millions of people dream of meeting the pope. For Catholic University students, that dream is just 500 words away. See story.

Islamic and Christian Scholars Explore Faith and Reason at CUA: 3-3-08 Ten Islamic scholars from Indonesia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Central Asia and Africa are visiting Catholic University to participate with Christian scholars in a month-long seminar that will begin March 3. See story.

CUA Students Begin Spring Break Praying with Pope Benedict XVI: 3-1-08 On Saturday, March 1, the first day of spring break, about 100 Catholic University students took part in the Sixth European Day for University Students with Pope Benedict XVI presiding via satellite from Vatican City. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss 2008 Elections: 2-29-08 Several experts on U.S. politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the 2008 presidential election and the impending primary elections in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont on Tuesday, March 4. See story.

Media Advisory: CUA Students to Pray Rosary with Pope Benedict XVI via Satellite: 2-27-08 On Saturday, March 1, about 100 Catholic University students will begin their spring break in one of the university’s campus chapels by taking part in the Sixth European Day for University Students with Pope Benedict XVI presiding via satellite. See story.

CUA to Present Performances in Celebration of Work by Thornton Wilder: 2-26-08 From Thursday, Feb. 28, to Sunday, March 2, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will feature several performances as part of the event, Catholic University President’s Festival of the Arts Presents Wilder and Wilder (Thornton, that is…) — a festival celebrating work by Pulitzer prize-winning author Thornton Wilder. See story.

CUA Lecture Series to Explore Thoughts of Four Philosophers: 2-25-08 Catholic University’s School of Philosophy will present the Graduate Student Spring 2008 Lecture Series through April 4. See story.

CUA to Celebrate Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with Opera, Drama, Musical Premieres, and Lectures: 2-21-08 From Feb. 25 to March 2, The Catholic University of America will present its annual President’s Festival of the Arts featuring the Washington, D.C., premiere of Ned Rorem’s Our Town opera based on Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. See story.

New Hampshire Ceremony Honors CUA Student Winner of Papal Design Contest: 2-20-08 Ryan Mullen, one of the winners of a design contest for the altar and other sanctuary furnishings at the Mass that Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate in Washington, D.C., will be honored during a presentation at his high school alma mater. See story.

CUA Students to Pray Rosary with Pope Benedict XVI via Satellite: 2-19-08 On Saturday, March 1, about 100 Catholic University students will begin their spring break in one of the university’s campus chapels by taking part in the Sixth European Day for University Students with Pope Benedict XVI presiding via satellite. See story.

Folklife Specialist to Speak About Black Folk-Music Researchers: 2-18-08 Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were pioneers in collecting, studying and disseminating black folk music. See story.

Vatican Observatory’s Director Discusses Faith, Science and Planets: “Galaxy Evolution in the Local Universe”: 2-18-08 The Vatican Observatory’s director discusses the cosmic evolution over the last 13 billion years in a lecture presented by CUA’s Department of Physics: “Galaxy Evolution in the Local Universe.” See story.

CUA President Expresses Sympathy to Northern Illinois University: 2-15-08 Following the shootings at Northern Illinois University on Thursday, Feb. 14, CUA President Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., sent a letter to the university's president, John G. Peters, offering the "prayers and support" of the CUA community. See story.

Film Screen and Presentation: “Breaking the Silence — Torture Survivors Speak Out”: 2-13-08 The film, “Breaking the Silence — Torture Survivors Speak Out,” is based on more than 40 interviews conducted with survivors of torture from around the world. See story.

Catholic University President’s Festival of the Arts Presents Wilder and Wilder (Thornton, that is…): 2-12-08 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents alternating performances of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and the Washington, D.C., premiere of composer Ned Rorem’s opera version of the play as the highlight of Wilder and Wilder (Thornton, that is…) — a festival celebrating the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. See story. 

CUA Nursing Students Volunteer at Mass for Sick: 2-11-08 Ten sophomore volunteers from Catholic University’s School of Nursing provided first aid for the sick at a special Mass Monday, Feb. 11. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Lenten Season: 2-5-08 The following sources at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Ash Wednesday, Lent and other liturgical traditions leading up to and including Easter Sunday. See story.

Three CUA Students Take Prizes in Annual Hartke Declamation Contest: 2-5-08 Three Catholic University students — two in drama and one in music — won prizes Feb. 4 at the Third Annual Hartke Declamation Contest, with artful readings performed from memory on the theme of “Sports and Leisure” before an audience of about 50 people at Callan Theatre. See story.

CUA Receives $244,000 Grant from NASA: 2-5-08 Three CUA physics professors have received a $244,000 grant from NASA to better understand solar eruptions of charged particles, which cause the famed Northern Lights but also can wreak havoc on Earth. See story.

CUA’s Annual Student Declamation Contest to Be Held Feb. 4: 2-1-08 The third annual Hartke Declamation Contest will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in Callan Theatre, giving eloquent CUA students a chance to win a $1,000 first prize, $300 second prize and $200 third prize. See story.

CUA Celebrates Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas With University Mass: 1-31-08 Catholic University celebrated the Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas with a university Mass Jan. 29 in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Student Winners of Papal Design Contest Announced at CUA: 1-28-08 The winning architectural design by two Catholic University students for a 10-by-4-foot papal altar and a pulpit, lectern and chair that Pope Benedict XVI will use when he celebrates Mass in Washington, D.C., was unveiled today at The Catholic University of America, D.C., in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington. See story.

Student Winner of Papal Design Contest to Be Announced Today: 1-28-08 The winning architectural design for the papal altar, chair and pulpit for Pope Benedict XVI's Mass in Washington, D.C., will be unveiled at 1 p.m. today at The Catholic University of America, D.C., in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington. See story.

CUA Architecture Lectures to Explore Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage: 1-25-08 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning will present “An Exploration of Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage” as its Spring 2008 Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

CUA Presents “A Perfect Ganesh”: 1-25-08 CUA’s Department of Drama presents “A Perfect Ganesh” by Terrence McNally. In this touching and humorous Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, two outwardly unremarkable middle-aged women decide to forgo their annual vacation with their husbands. See story.

Martin Luther King Day of Service Draws 130 CUA Volunteers: 1-18-08  Approximately 130 members of the CUA community will be spending Monday, Jan. 21 — their day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday — working in several D.C. public schools. See story.

CUA to Welcome More than 1,600 Young Pro-Life Marchers: 1-16-08 Catholic University will welcome more than 1,600 young people and their chaperones to campus on Monday, Jan. 21, the eve of the 35th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. See story.

Visiting Scholar in Social Work Receives $200,000 Grant: 1-15-08 Michael Sheridan, a CUA visiting scholar and director of research at the National Catholic School of Social Service's Center for Spirituality has received a two-year $200,000 grant from the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University — one of seven selected from among more than 230 submissions. See story.