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2009 Releases

CUA Press Debuts Spring/Summer 2010 Catalog: 12-21-09 The Catholic University of America Press has launched the online version of its Spring/Summer 2010 book catalog. See story.

CUA's Engineering Dean Honored as AAAS Fellow: 12-17-09 Charles Nguyen, dean of Catholic University's School of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). See story.

21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity Raises $12,000: 12-15-09 The 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity raised $12,000 for the Consortium of Catholic Academies, four schools that serve children and families in some of Washington, D.C.'s neediest neighborhoods. See story.

High School Students Get Hands-on Experience in Engineering: 12-15-09 More than two dozen Virginia high school students were introduced to Catholic University's School of Engineering thanks, in part, to the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. See story.

What's Open and What's Closed During the Christmas Recess: 12-15-09 For the faculty and staff of Catholic University, the Christmas recess begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22. See story.

The Holy See Praises The Catholic University of America: 12-11-09 Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, recently wrote to Very Reverend David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America to express the Holy See's gratitude for his 12 years as president of CUA. See story.

CUA President Appoints New Dean of Benjamin T. Rome School of Music: 12-10-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has appointed CUA Professor Grayson Wagstaff as dean of the university's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, effective in summer 2010. See story.

President Names Longtime Employee Acting Director of Libraries: 12-9-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., the president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has appointed Stephen Connaghan acting director of libraries, effective Jan. 1, 2010. See story.

CUA to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: 12-7-09 The Catholic University of America will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, CUA alumnus and former faculty member, on Wednesday, December 9, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. See story.

Acting Dean of School of Library and Information Science Named: 12-3-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., the president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has appointed Professor Ingrid Hsieh-Yee acting dean of the School of Library and Information Science. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss President Obama's Speech on Afghanistan: 12-1-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss tonight's address by President Barack Obama about his plan to deploy an additional 34,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan. See story.

From Earth, CUA Scientist Will Study the Atmospheres of Mars and Venus: 11-30-09 Mankind's understanding of the atmospheres of Mars and Venus will continue to grow through NASA's new three-year $285,000 grant to CUA Research Professor Vladimir Krasnopolsky. See story.

English Students Add a Little Drama to Their Studies: 11-24-09 When William Shakespeare wrote "All the world's a stage," he might have been foreshadowing an assignment in Catholic University's English 461 course. See story.

CUA and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to Present 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity: 11-23-09 Catholic University will kick off the Christmas season on Friday, Dec. 4. See story.

CUA Students Collect 125 Bags of Groceries for Thanksgiving Dinners For Neighbors: 11-23-09 CUA students delivered 125 bags of Thanksgiving groceries to Brookland Family Collaborative and A Simple House, two organizations that distribute food to families in need prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.See story.

Provost Recognizes CUA Professors with Top Teaching Awards: 11-23-09 Three Catholic University professors have been named 2009 Faculty Award winners in honor of their innovation, creativity and excellence in teaching. See story.

Faith and Its Contribution to the World Discussed at Forum: 11-20-09 More than 300 people attended the public forum at Catholic University featuring Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., of Chicago and scholar Charles Taylor on Thursday, Nov. 19. See story.

CUA School of Engineering Hosts Vietnamese Educators: 11-19-09 Thirteen educators from the University of Da Nang, Vietnam, spent Nov. 18 touring Catholic University's School of Engineering and meeting with its faculty and students. See story.

Solar-Energy Panels Added to CUA Rooftops: 11-18-09 Electricity is in the air at Catholic University as the university moves closer to becoming a consumer of solar energy. See story.

CUA to Present Rev. Jared Wicks, S.J., with Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies: 11-18-09 Rev. Jared Wicks, S.J., is professor of theology and former academic dean of the faculty of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. See story.

CUA President Addresses U.S. Bishops in Baltimore: 11-17-09 On Nov. 16, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, gave the final address of his 12-year tenure to the bishops of the United States who were assembled for their annual meeting in Baltimore, Md. See story.

Public Forum: "Faith in a Secular Age" Led by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Professor and Author Charles Taylor: 11-16-09 Catholic University's Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents a public forum led by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Professor Charles Taylor, Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern University, 2007 Templeton Prize winner and author of the book A Secular Age. See story.

CUA and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Present 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity: 11-16-09 The 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity will feature performances by the Catholic University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

History Department's Colloquia Series: "Exemplary Lives: Muhammad and Christ in the Italian Renaissance": 11-16-09 Margaret Meserve, Carl E. Koch Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, will lecture on "Exemplary Lives: Muhammad and Christ in the Italian Renaissance." See story.

CUA to Present the Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro": 11-16-09 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Le Nozze di Figaro" (The Marriage of Figaro), with music by Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. See story.

Catholic University Receives Green Star Award for Grounds Management: 11-12-09 The Catholic University of America received an honor award last month from the Professional Grounds Management Society in its annual Green Star Grounds Management Awards. See story.

Men's and Women's Soccer Teams to Compete in NCAA Tournament: 11-10-09 The men's and women's soccer teams will compete in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, the result of both teams capturing their first-ever Landmark Conference championships last weekend. See story.

Nearly 200 Members of CUA Community Tear Down Replica Berlin Wall: 11-10-09 On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, approximately 200 members of the CUA community - mostly students - brought down a replica of the wall that divided the German city for 28 years. See story.

Food for Thought at CUA: "Thanksgiving Dinner and Chemistry - What's the Connection?": 11-5-09 A traditional Thanksgiving table will be set at CUA when Professor Diane Bunce unravels the chemistry behind the foods in the annual feast. See story.

CUA Presents Premiere of "Ngala Muti:" 11-5-09
Department of Drama presents performances of "Ngala Muti" by Emily Solomon, Master of Fine Arts candidate. See story.

History Department's Colloquia Series: "Hostageship Interpreted from the Middle Ages to the Age of Terrorism": 11-2-09 Adam Kosto, associate professor of history at Columbia University, will lecture on "Hostageship Interpreted from the Middle Ages to the Age of Terrorism." See story.

CUA Students to Rebuild and Tear Down the Berlin Wall 20 Years Later: 11-2-09 Nearly 200 students at The Catholic University of America will build replicas of the Berlin Wall, dramatically re-enact Germany's bifurcation and reunification, and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the wall's dismantling with a feast of bratwurst, potato salad, Black Forest cake and other German foods. See story.

Chair of Accreditation Team Visits Catholic University: 10-30-09 On Thursday, Oct. 29, The Catholic University of America welcomed to campus Antoine Garibaldi, president of Gannon University, chair of the team that in April will be evaluating CUA for its periodic reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. See story.

Indonesian Educators Visit Nursing School: 10-29-09 Forty-five members of the Association of Indonesian Nurse Education Center were treated to a tour and presentations during a visit earlier this month to Catholic University's School of Nursing. See story.

Enhanced Orientation Extended Program Increases Attendance at Events: 10-27-09 For Catholic University first year students and transfers, a map of the Washington D.C., Metrorail system opened doors to new friends, experiences and resources. See story.

Rovelstad Scholarship Awarded to Library and Information Science Student: 10-27-09 CUA's School of Library and Information Science has announced the selection of Jennifer McDaniel as the recipient of the $14,000 Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. See story.

CUA Chemistry Class to Celebrate Halloween by Dressing as Favorite Elements: 10-26-09 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.

CUA Receives $2.5 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Chair in Philosophy: 10-23-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that the university has received a gift of $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair in CUA's School of Philosophy. See story.

CUA 2008-2009 Annual Report Available Online: 10-23-09 The newly printed CUA Annual Report is now available for online viewing. See story.

CUA to Hold Memorial Mass for Monsignor Kerr on Saturday, Oct. 24 10-22-09 As part of the university's Homecoming and Reunions Weekend, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Reverend Monsignor William A. Kerr, vice president for university relations of The Catholic University of America (1984-1992), this Saturday, October 24, at 5 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Chapel. See story.

CUA Announces Installation of Largest Solar-Energy System in D.C. Area: 10-21-09 Catholic University announced in a rooftop ceremony today that it is creating the largest solar-energy system in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with the installation of more than 1,000 solar panels. See story.

Crough Center to Celebrate 20th Anniversary as Home of School of Architecture and Planning: 10-20-09 CUA's School of Architecture and Planning will host a reception and program to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. See story.

CUA Professor Wins Award for Contributions to Muslim/Christian Dialogue: 10-20-09 Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, professor and chair of CUA's Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages, will receive a Rumi Peace Award, which goes to individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, community service and understanding. See story.

Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman to Give Third Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture at CUA: 10-20-09 Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, bishop of the Diocese of Erie, Pa., will deliver the third annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture in a presentation titled The Language of the New Missal in Light of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. See story.

Crough Center to Celebrate 20th Anniversary as Home of School of Architecture and Planning: 10-16-09 Off the main Michigan Avenue entrance to Catholic University sits a rectangular building with a tan stucco exterior and a barrel-vaulted roof. See story.

CUA to Announce Installation of Largest Solar-Energy System in D.C. Area: 10-20-09 More than 1,000 solar panels will be installed on four Catholic University buildings this fall, creating the largest solar-energy system in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. See story.

CUA Media Studies Major Wins Documentary Contest: 10-9-09 CUA senior Ashley Young's prize-winning documentary on natural gas opens with a shot of Ruby, a gray-and-white bulldog out for a stroll with her owners. See story.

Life Cycle Institute to Be Renamed the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies: 10-9-09 The Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America will be renamed the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at an Oct. 19 ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Vincent P. Walter Jr. Board Room of Curley Hall. See story.

Hundreds Attend CUA Symposium on Mysteries of Priesthood: 10-8-09 Approximately 300 priests, seminarians and students of theology gathered at The Catholic University of America this week to celebrate the priesthood in a one-of-a kind academic and pastoral symposium. See story.

His Mission: To Resurrect a NASA Technology Whose Secrets Have Been Forgotten: 10-8-09 Sometimes great scientific advances are made … and then the know-how that produced them is forgotten and needs to be rediscovered. See story.

Catholic University Receives Honors in National College Rankings: 10-7-09 The Catholic University of America has been honored in college rankings released by Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report and The Cardinal Newman Society. See story.

Theater: CUA Presents "In Good King Charles's Golden Days" by George Bernard Shaw: 10-2-09 In this "true history that never happened," Shaw creates a "what if" comedy revolving around a spirited debate of ideas - from science and religion to art and politics - between Sir Isaac Newton, King Charles II and other notable figures of the late 1600s, including George Fox (the founder of the Quakers), an actress, and a duchess - all passionate in defense of their own beliefs. See story.

Economics Professor Awarded $400,000 to Study Impact of Space Weather on Power Grid: 10-2-09
Kevin Forbes, associate professor of economics, has received a grant of more than $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Atmospheric Sciences, to continue his study of the effect of space weather on the flow of electricity, power grid operations and electricity markets. See story.

CUA President Announces Intention to Step Down: 10-2-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has notified the university's Board of Trustees of his decision to step down as president in August 2010. See story.

CUA Awarded $410,000 for Major Research Instrumentation: 10-1-09 The Catholic University of America has received $401,201 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase a scientific instrument that measures the electrical, thermal and magnetic properties of materials and nanoscale devices. See story.

Theology Professor and His Wife Appointed to Pontifical Academy for Life: 10-1-09 John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology and ethics in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and his wife, Claire, have been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Academy for Life. See story.

CUA to Plant 25 Trees on Campus: 9-30-09 The Catholic University of America, in conjunction with Casey Trees, will plant 25 trees on campus in an effort to increase the tree canopy in Washington, D.C. See story.

History Department's Colloquia Series: "Refugees and the Environment in Wartime China, 1937-1945": 9-30-09 Micah Muscolino, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, will lecture on "Refugees and the Environment in Wartime China, 1937-1945." See story.

CUA Presents the Red Cedar Trio: 9-28-09 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts the Red Cedar Trio performing "Ancient Rome - Contemporary America," a concert of newly commissioned works by Andrew Earle Simpson, associate professor of music, chair of the division of theory-composition and program coordinator of the Master of Music in Composition with Stage Music Emphasis program. See story.

Lecture: "Making My Class Accessible to Everyone Through Universal Design Principles": 9-28-09 Kirsten Behling, director of disability services at Suffolk University in Boston, will talk about developing strategies for teaching a range of learners, including students with disabilities. See story.

Business and Economics Chair to Accept Novak Award at Lecture on "Consumerism, Subsidiarity and the Market": 9-28-09 Andrew Abela, chair of the Department of Business and Economics, will deliver the Ninth Annual Calihan Lecture at Catholic University to celebrate his acceptance of the 2009 Novak Award. See story.

CUA's Biomedical Engineering Signs Collaborative Agreement with FDA: 9-23-09 After collaborating informally for 10 years, Catholic University's Department of Biomedical Engineering has formalized its successful working relationship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). See story.

36th Annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture: "The Ten Commandments: Principles of a Humanistic Politics": 9-23-09 Leon R. Kass, M.D., the Addie Clark Harding Professor of Social Thought and in the College, at the University of Chicago, and Hertog Fellow in Social Thought at the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver the 36th Annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture on Sept. 26. See story.

Catholic University to Host Two-Day Year for Priests Symposium: 9-22-09 In celebration of Pope Benedict XVI's call for the "Year for Priests," Catholic University will host a symposium on Oct. 6 and 7 that will explore the mystery of the priesthood in light of the Church's theological and spiritual heritage. See story.

CUA Laboratory Awarded $36 Million for Nuclear Waste Immobilization R&D: 9-19-09 The Catholic University of America's Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) has been awarded the first of several contracts totaling up to $36 million to provide research and development to support the safe immobilization of nuclear wastes at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. See story.

International Philosophy Scholars to Participate in Seminar at CUA: 9-18-09 A team of scholars from around the world will gather at Catholic University to participate in a seminar from Sept. 28 to Oct. 30 examining how people are shaped by their religious and secular backgrounds and how that affects their interaction with each other. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss H1N1: 9-18-09 The Catholic University of America offers faculty experts as resources on H1N1 (aka swine flu). See story.

Presents The Great Noise Ensemble's "Urban Saloon": 9-18-09 Great Noise Ensemble's fifth season opens with Urban Saloon, a program highlighting works inspired by scenes from evocative locales such as the Deep South, the historic American West, the Balkans and India. See story.

CUA Presents a Faculty Piano Recital: 9-18-09 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital by James Litzelman, director of graduate piano pedagogy and faculty adviser for undergraduate program in piano performance. See story.

"Influenza: The Once and Future Virus": 9-17-09 The Department of Biology's annual Graduate Student Research Symposium features a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger, an expert on influenza virus evolution who is studying this year's H1N1 flu virus and its origins and spread among humans. See story.

Provost Addresses Freshmen on "The Peace of the Reasoning Soul": 9-16-09 The Class of 2013 gathered in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, Sept. 16, for the annual Freshman Convocation. See story.

CUA Hosts Events in Honor of Constitution Day: 9-15-09 In honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, The Catholic University of America will host a series of film screenings and lectures. See story.

CUA's Engineering School Establishes Articulation Agreement with Community College: 9-14-09 Catholic University's School of Engineering has teamed up with Anne Arundel Community College to help ensure a smooth transition for students transferring into the bachelor's program in engineering. See story.

School of Nursing Lecture: "Implementing an Acute Stroke Research and Treatment Programme in Oxford": 9-9-09 Associate Professor Janice L. Hinkle will speak about "Implementing an Acute Stroke Research and Treatment Programme in Oxford" during the first presentation in the School of Nursing's 2009-2010 scholarly lecture series. See story.

Watch Live Video of CUA's First Football Game of the Season: 9-4-09 The Catholic University of America's first football game of the season will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5., on CUA's Web site at http://live.cua.edu/. See story.

Catholic University Composers Making Their Mark on D.C. Arts Scene: 9-4-09 This weekend, as part of its eighth annual Page-to-Stage Festival, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present "Magnum Opus" and "Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows" - operas that originally were staged as student productions at Catholic University. See story.

2009 Mellon Lecture: 9-4-09 Philip Rousseau, director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Early Christian Studies, will deliver his 2009 Mellon Lecture, "Cassian and Perverted Virtue." See story.

University's Opening Mass Fills Shrine's Great Upper Church: 9-3-09 More than 3,000 people overflowed the pews in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sept. 3 for the very popular traditional opening Mass of the academic year for The Catholic University of America. See story.

CUA's Opening Mass of the School Year Expected to Draw Thousands: 9-2-09 The Catholic University of America will celebrate its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to open the academic year. See story.

CUA Welcomes New Students With Orientation 2009: 8-27-09 Catholic University welcomed new students and their families for the start of the 2009-2010 school year on, Thursday, Aug. 27 - the first day of Orientation 2009 for the incoming class of 2013. See story.

CUA Enhances Undergraduate Life With Inaugural 'First-Year Experience': 8-27-09 Students at The Catholic University of America have always received a strong liberal arts education that includes a grounding in philosophy, theology and writing. See story.

Archives Launches Digital Collection of Correspondence from World War I Soldier: 8-27-09 Correspondence and other items of an Irish Catholic soldier who served in the United States Army during World War I are the subject of a new digital collection created by The Catholic University of America Archives. See story.

Biology Professor Receives $2.4 Million to Uncover Mysteries of a Virus: 8-24-09 Medical breakthroughs often come as a result of more humble basic research - for example, doing the painstaking work to understand the structure and processes of microorganisms … even microorganisms that have nothing to do with human health. See story.

Theological College to Open Academic Year with 28 New Seminarians: 8-20-09 Twenty-eight men will enter Catholic University's seminary, Theological College, this month, one of the largest classes in recent times. See story.

Catholic University Back-to-School News: 8-19-09 Students arriving at The Catholic University of America for the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 31, will find new academic programs and expanded study abroad opportunities. See story.

Anthony Hopkins Gives Impromptu Acting Lessons to CUA Music Students: 8-17-09 Sharon Christman, associate professor of music, and four Catholic University undergraduate music majors traveled to Italy for a week at the end of July to take part in two distinguished music festivals. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss the Year for Priests: 8-17-09 The following experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Annus Sacerdotalis, the Year for Priests. See story.

CUA to Develop Environmentally Friendly Cement-Like Material for Florida Company: 8-13-09
Iveron Materials of Orlando, Fla., has entered into a $586,000 one-year agreement with Catholic University's Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) to fund the research and development of a new type of cement-like material whose manufacture does not generate greenhouse gas emissions. See story.

CUA Experts Can Discuss Vote on Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice: 8-6-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss today's vote on U.S. appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to replace retired Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter. See story.

CUA to Host 2009 Fall Philosophy Lecture Series on Truth: 8-3-09 The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America has announced its 42nd annual Fall Lecture Series, which is dedicated to Monsignor Robert Sokolowski, the Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy. See story.

National Catholic School of Social Service to Begin Offering Bachelor's Degree: 8-3-09 Starting this fall, Catholic University students will be able to enroll in an undergraduate program offering a Bachelor of Social Work degree. See story.

Metropolitan School Partners with Catholic Charities USA to Offer New Certificate Program: 7-30-09 As part of a new partnership with Catholic Charities USA, the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) will launch a new certificate program in human services administration this fall. See story.

President's Message on the Passing of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry: 7-27-09
It is with sadness that we mark the passing of one of our colleagues, Professor Ying Nan Chiu, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry of the School of Arts and Sciences, on July 18, 2009. See story.

Monsignor Paul McPartlan Reappointed to International Theological Commission: 7-27-09 Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, has been reappointed to a second five-year term on the Vatican's International Theological Commission by Pope Benedict XVI. See story.

CUA Alum's Sculpture Featured in Exhibition of Best Art by New College Grads: 7-24-09 Conner Contemporary Art, a Washington, D.C., art gallery, annually hosts an exhibition of its choice of the most outstanding work by recent fine arts graduates of D.C.- and Baltimore-area college art programs. See story.

CUA Researcher Gets $516,000 NASA Grant to Explore Saturn's Atmosphere: 7-22-09 Now orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft is radioing information about that planet and its rings and satellites back to Earth. See story.

CUA to Participate in Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program for Veterans: 7-22-09 The Catholic University of America is pledging scholarship support for veterans and qualifying members of the military through participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program. See story.

CUA Adds 10 New Non-Traditional Destinations for Study Abroad: 7-21-09
Starting in spring 2010, Catholic University students will have more options for studying abroad that will include 10 non-traditional overseas destinations. See story.

CUA Archives Launches Online Finding Aids for Collections: 7-20-09 The Catholic University of America Archives has created online inventories for three different archive collections. See story.

CUA Sociology Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill about Girls in Science: 7-20-09 Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology at Catholic University, will share what she has learned in studying girls in science over two decades on Tuesday, July 21, with a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science and Technology. See story.

CUA Receives Federal Grant for Emergency Preparedness: 7-16-09 Catholic University will use a $491,681 Department of Education grant to enhance its emergency management planning. See story.

Student Interns Work for Some of Nation's Top Scientists: 7-14-09 College and high school students are getting the opportunity to work as full-time paid interns for some of the world's leading astrophysicists and material scientists in programs overseen by the physics department of The Catholic University of America. See story.

Nursing Professor to Study Effect of Deployment on Mothers in the Military: 7-13-09 Janice Griffin Agazio, assistant professor of nursing at Catholic University, has been awarded a $102,815 grant by the TriService Nursing Research Program to study the deployment of military mothers. See story.

CUA Experts Can Discuss Senate Hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Supreme Court Nominee: 7-13-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the Senate hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor. See story.

Government of India Teams With CUA to Develop Nanotech Solar Cells: 7-10-09 The government of India and the government of its state of West Bengal have asked for and are receiving The Catholic University of America's help in setting up a large University of Calcutta research laboratory to develop next-generation solar cells created with the aid of nanotechnology. See story.

Catholic Experts Available to Comment on Obama's Meeting with Pope: 7-8-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss President Barack Obama's July 10 visit to the Vatican and meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. See story.

Catholic Experts Available to Comment on Pope Benedict's 1st Social Encyclical: 7-2-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's first social encyclical, which is scheduled to be released Tuesday, July 7. See story.

Catholic University to Host Year for Priests Symposium: 7-1-09
In honor of the "Year for Priests," Catholic University will host a symposium on Oct. 6 and 7, 2009, that will explore the mystery of the priesthood in light of the Church's theological and spiritual heritage. See story.

CUA Extends its Overseas Reach to Taiwan and Vietnam: 7-1-09 Earlier this summer, CUA administrators traveled to Taiwan and Vietnam to sign memoranda of understanding with other universities and meet with alumni. See story.

CUA Performance at Holocaust Conference Draws Applause and Tears: 7-1-09 On June 30, the dean of Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and 120 singers, including about 85 CUA students, faculty and alumni, performed on simple risers in a dusty, barnlike hall in Terezin, a small town about 45 miles northeast of Prague in what is now the Czech Republic. See story.

CUA Alums and Trustees Receive Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI: 6-30-09 Pope Benedict XVI conferred the pallium upon five U.S. archbishops during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Monday, June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. See story.

Library and Information Science Professor Honored as Excellent Mentor: 6-25-09 David Shumaker, clinical associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science, has received the 2009 Rose L. Vormelker Award from the Special Libraries Association. See story.

Statement from CUA President on Metrorail Accident: 6-24-09 "The Catholic University of America joins with all our neighbors in the Washington metropolitan area in expressing our prayers and support for the victims of Monday's accident on Metro's Red Line," says Very Rev. David O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America. See story.

CUA Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Ed McMahon: 6-23-09 Catholic University was saddened to learn of the death of alumnus Ed McMahon on the morning of June 23. See story.

CUA Doctoral Candidate to Study in Germany as Fulbright Scholar: 6-22-09 Atria Larson, a Catholic University doctoral candidate in medieval and Byzantine studies, has been named the recipient of a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholarship. See story.

CUA President Delivers Commencement Address in Republic of China: 6-15-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, delivered the 2009 commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in Taiwan on Saturday, June 13. See story.

30 From CUA Make a "Global" Difference on Mission Trips: 6-15-09 Rising senior Matt Aujero had volunteered in Washington, D.C. He was interested, however, in what kind of a difference he could make globally, so he applied for a summer mission trip through the Office of Campus Ministry. See story.

Catholic University Institute to Explore Federal Library Programs: 6-11-09 CUA's School of Library and Information Science will offer its 31st Institute on Federal Library Resources June 22 to 27, providing an opportunity for the school's graduate students to examine the broad information assets and best practices of federal library programs. See story.

CUA to Perform at Holocaust Conference in Czech Republic: 6-11-09 On June 30, 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.

"Selected Works," a lecture by Bridgette Shim, principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto: 6-11-09 In her lecture, Shim will discuss selected works created by herself and Howard Sutcliffe. See story.

"Sensate Fields," a lecture by Hadrian Predock, partner of predock_frane architects, Los Angeles: 6-11-09 In his lecture, Predock will explore a "new materialism," which is currently emerging as a powerful model for architects to re-evaluate the status of architecture as a matrix for the complex interaction of forces. See story.

CUA Magazine Wins Catholic Press Association Awards: 6-10-09 CUA Magazine, which is produced by the university's Office of Public Affairs and is mailed to more than 65,000 alumni and friends of the university, was honored with two awards by the Catholic Press Association. See story.

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron Elected Chairman of Catholic University's Board of Trustees: 6-9-09
The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that the university's Board of Trustees has elected the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit and alumnus of CUA, as chairman of the board. See story.

Catholic University Sees 30 Percent Increase in Summer Undergraduate Enrollment: 6-8-09 Catholic University has seen a 30 percent increase in the past five years in the number of undergraduates opting to enroll in courses offered during CUA's four Summer Sessions, the first of which started last month. See story.

CUA is Summertime Venue for Outside Organizations: 6-5-09 While most CUA students and some faculty members have departed campus for the summer, numerous outside groups are spending days or weeks at CUA in June, July and August. See story.

More than 200 Celebrate the Cooperation of Church and State in the U.S.: 5-29-09 On May 28, the morning after the White House announced the nomination of Miguel Diaz as the ninth ambassador to the Holy See, a crowd of more than 200 gathered at Catholic University for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the United States and the Vatican. See story.

Catholic University to Receive National Innovation Award: 5-28-09 The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) will honor Catholic University on June 28 for its innovative Web-based Compliance Partners program, which enables small schools to track and comply with the ever-growing number of federal regulations that govern higher education. See story.

CUA Expert Available to Discuss Proposed Emissions/Fuel Efficiency Standards: 5-19-09 Ernest Zampelli, an expert at The Catholic University of America, is available to discuss the Obama administration's proposal to create tough standards for tailpipe emissions from new automobiles and to raise fuel efficiency targets to 35.5 miles per gallon for new passenger vehicles and light trucks by 2016. See story.

30 From CUA Embark on Mission Trips: 5-19-09 Approximately 30 Catholic University students and staff leaders left campus early this morning to travel overseas to Belize and Honduras. See story.

Columnist Mark Shields to Address Columbus School of Law Graduates May 22: 5-18-09 Nationally syndicated opinion columnist Mark Shields will address graduates at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law's 120th annual commencement ceremony, to be held Friday, May 22, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

CUA Awards Diploma Posthumously to "Lifelong Learner": 5-16-09 The daughter of a sharecropper, Shirley Ann Prince had come a long way since her childhood in Willington, S.C., a small town on Route 81 close to the Georgia border. See story.

NYC Police Commissioner Kelly Promotes Idealism at Commencement: 5-16-09 Raymond W. Kelly, police commissioner of New York City, urged graduates at Catholic University's 120th commencement on May 16 to be America's new idealists. See story.

Fifteen CUA Graduates Commit to Volunteer Service: 5-15-09 For months graduating seniors at Catholic University have been polishing their resumes, going to numerous interviews and crossing their fingers hoping to get the job of their choice or placement in graduate school. See story.

President's Message on the Passing of Monsignor William Kerr: 5-14-09 Monsignor William A. Kerr, Ph.D., died late yesterday afternoon after suffering a massive stroke Sunday, May 3, 2009, while celebrating Mass in Pensacola, Fla. See story.

CUA Experts Can Discuss President's Search for Supreme Court Nominee: 5-13-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss President Barack Obama's search for a Supreme Court justice to replace David H. Souter who is planning to retire. See story.

11 Faculty Members Are Honored at Their Retirement: 5-8-09
On May 7, Provost James F. Brennan used the occasion of the Spring Faculty Luncheon to express his thanks to CUA's faculty for their dedicated work. See story.

CUA Mourns Passing of C. Joseph Nuesse: 5-7-09 It is with sadness that I mark the passing on May 5 of one of The Catholic University of America's great citizens, Dr. C. Joseph Nuesse, provost emeritus and professor emeritus. See story.

A Discussion of 'Life' Issues: Professors George, Kmiec and Glendon to Headline National Press Club Event: 5-5-09 A public exchange of views will be convened on the topic, "The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is There a Common Ground on Life Issues? What is the Right Response by 'Pro-Life" Citizens?" at Washington, D.C.'s National Press Club at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2009. See story.

Engineering Students Honored for Senior Design Day Projects: 5-5-09 Fourteen Catholic University undergraduate students were honored May 4 for projects presented at the School of Engineering's first Senior Design Day. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Swine Flu: 5-5-09 The Catholic University of America offers faculty experts as resources on H1N1, swine flu. See story.

CUA to Confer 1,600 Diplomas at Commencement Ceremonies: 5-4-09 The Catholic University of America will confer approximately 1,375 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees during its 120th Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held outdoors at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E. See story.

Faculty Member Honored for 50 Years of Teaching: 5-1-09 Catholic University has honored Assistant Professor of Education Mona B. Shevlin for a half century of teaching at CUA. See story.

Three CUA Professors Awarded for Excellence in Research: 5-1-09 Three professors received Catholic University's awards for excellence in research at the Celebration of Research and Scholarship reception held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on April 30. See story.

CUA Alumni Minister to D.C. Poor in "Friendship Moments": 4-30-09 Several recent CUA graduates are now volunteers with Simple House of St. Francis and St. Alphonsus, which works in the poorest and most segregated area of Washington, D.C. See story.

Engineering Projects to Be Displayed at Senior Design Day: 4-30-09 The accomplishments of The Catholic University of America's graduating engineering students will be showcased Monday, May 4, during a Senior Design Day. See story.

U.S. Cardinals Gather in Houston For Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser: 4-24-09 America's Catholic cardinals gathered today in Houston to raise money for college scholarships at the 20th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Houston. See story.

CUA Celebrates Earth Day Planting 35 Trees: 4-22-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of Catholic University, was joined by nearly 140 volunteers and Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., on the misty morning of Earth Day, April 22, to plant 35 trees, pull weeds and spread mulch throughout campus in honor of the national day celebrating the earth and the environment. See story.

Faculty, Students Sing Praises of CUA to Second-Graders: 4-21-09 The number of students at The Catholic University of America grew by 65 Tuesday morning, as four classes of second-graders from Harmony Hills Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., visited campus to learn about college. See story.

Catholic University to Plant 35 Trees on Earth Day: 4-21-09  In honor of national Earth Day on April 22, The Catholic University of America will plant 35 trees donated by Casey Trees, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., that aims to enhance the tree canopy of the city. See story.

CUA, Bishops’ Conference & Nuncio to Host Symposium on U.S.-Vatican Relations: 4-20-09 Current and former diplomats, academic experts and Catholic Church leaders will explore the evolution of relations between the Vatican and the United States Thursday, May 28, at a daylong symposium marking the silver anniversary of full diplomatic ties between Washington and the Holy See. See story.

President's Message for Earth Week and Earth Day: 4-20-09 The Catholic University of America is pleased to join so many other universities, colleges, organizations and individuals in the celebration of “Earth Week 2009.” See story.

CUA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Papal Visit: 4-17-09 On Friday, April 17, Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, celebrated a special Mass commemorating the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to campus. See story.

CUA Collects Books, Computers for Tanzania: 4-17-09 Catholic University is gathering books and computers that will be shipped in a 20-by-8-by-8-foot container to the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania. See story.

Mass to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Papal Visit: 4-15-09 The Catholic University of America will commemorate the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to campus with a 12:10 p.m. Mass on Friday, April 17, in the Crypt (lower) Church of the Basilica. See story.

CUA to Host Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: 4-15-09 Nationally recognized Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders experts will come together to discuss the challenges of recognizing these disorders and finding appropriate effective educational and psychological services for children and their families. See story.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather in Houston for April 24 Catholic University Gala: 4-14-09 America’s Catholic cardinals will travel to Houston for the 20th American Cardinals Dinner to be held April 24, 2009. See story.

CUA Senior Selected for German Exchange Program for Young Professionals: 4-14-09 Catholic University senior architecture major Craig Toocheck has been accepted as a participant in the 2009-2010 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. See story.

Dean to Receive Social Work Leadership Award: 4-8-09 James Zabora, Sc.D., dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, is the recipient of the 2009 Ida M. Cannon Award from the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. See story.

CUA Biomedical Engineering Major Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship: 4-7-09 Catholic University junior biomedical engineering major Megan Jamiolkowski of McKees Rocks, Pa., has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, one of 278 undergraduates — and 115 women — to receive the prestigious award nationwide. See story.

CUA to Celebrate “The Year for Priests”: 4-6-09 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that the university will celebrate “The Year for Priests” (June 19, 2009-June 19, 2010) with a two-day symposium titled “Ministerial Priesthood in the Third Millennium: ‘Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests’” on Oct. 6-7, 2009. See story.

Catholic University Observes Holy Week: 4-6-09 Catholic University will celebrate the days leading up to Easter with many religious traditions including the campuswide Way of the Cross on Monday, April 6; Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 9; and Living Stations of the Cross and celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, April 10. (Visit Campus Ministry’s Web site http://ministry.cua.edu/holyweek.cfm for locations and times.) See story.

CUA to Host Metropolitan Biophotonics Symposium: 4-6-09 In recent years, the amount of research performed  in the Washington, D.C., region in the area of biophotonics — the science of generating and harnessing light (photons) to image and detect diseases such as cancer — has increased dramatically.See story.

CUA Launches New Web Home Page: 4-2-09 The Catholic University of America launched a new home page for the university’s Web site today. See story.

CUA’s Vitreous State Laboratory Receives $1.14 Million to Turn Nuclear Waste Into Glass: 4-2-09 Catholic University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) has received a $1,145,000 contract to help the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection treat and safely store nuclear waste created as a byproduct of 40 years of nuclear bomb production. See story.

Candlelight Way of the Cross Tradition Continues at CUA: 4-2-09 On Monday, April 6, Catholic University students from across campus will gather at 8 p.m. outside Caldwell Hall as they have done annually for more than 10 years to take part in an annual Holy Week tradition. See story.

CUA to Host Architect Antoine Predock as First Annual Walton Family Distinguished Critic: 4-1-09 The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America will host Antoine Predock, 2006 recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, for a two-day workshop as CUA’s First Annual Walton Family Distinguished Critic in Design and Catholic Stewardship. See story.

Concert: CUA Presents Chamber Choir Concert: 4-1-09 The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, will present a concert on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. See story.

Astronomy Lecture: “From Comets to Black Holes” and Viewing of the Moon and Saturn Through Telescopes: 3-31-09 As part of the International Year of Astronomy, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope, Associate Professor of Physics Duilia de Mello will give a one-hour lecture and slide presentation titled “From Comets to Black Holes.” See story.

CUA Archives Papers of America’s ‘Labor Priest’: 3-30-09 For more than 20 years, staff members in Catholic University’s Archives have been organizing a collection of papers, photographs, memorabilia and audiovisual materials related to the late Monsignor George G. Higgins, a CUA alumnus, former faculty member and a champion of human and workers’ rights. See story.

CUA Lectures Celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial: 3-30-09 Catholic University’s School of Arts and Sciences continues its celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth with several events this spring. See story.

CUA to Commemorate Papal Visit on Odyssey Day: 3-27-09 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that the university will commemorate the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to campus during this year’s Odyssey Day, April 17, with a 12:10 p.m. Mass. See story.

CUA to Host Alumni Networking Reception at Capitol Visitor Center: 3-27-09 The Catholic University of America will host a networking reception Monday, March 30, at Washington, D.C.’s new Capitol Visitor Center for alumni to connect with classmates working on Capitol Hill and in the federal government. See story.

CUA’s Year of St. Paul Symposium Draws More Than 200 for Talks, Discussions: 3-25-09 Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies hosted a daylong symposium March 20 in honor of the Church’s Year of St. Paul that drew an audience of more than 200 to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

Freshman Team Wins Basilica Dome Design Competition: 3-23-09 Two Catholic University of America freshman architecture and planning students were named the winners of a competition to conceptualize a design for the mosaic of the Trinity Dome in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

CUA Professor Receives $2.5 Million to Create Dual Plague/Anthrax Vaccine: 3-23-09 CUA biology Professor Venigalla Rao has received confirmation of a five-year $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to  develop a single vaccine against both anthrax and pneumonic plague — two deadly infectious pathogens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes as Category A threats for use in bioterrorism attacks on this country. See story.

CUA to Host Awards Ceremony for Basilica Dome Design Contest: 3-23-09 At noon on March 23, four finalist teams of CUA students will meet with Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia and chairman of the Basilica's Iconography Committee, along with other committee members. See story.

New York City Police Commissioner to Speak at CUA Commencement: 3-20-09 Raymond W. Kelly, police commissioner of New York City, will address graduates at The Catholic University of America’s 120th Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. See story.

CUA Team to Compete in March Madness for the Mind: 3-20-09 A Catholic University student team is one of 12 groups participating in the annual March Madness for the Mind exhibition at the Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 20. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on Mars Exploration: 3-19-09 On the occasion of the 28th annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture, Ramon P. De Paula, program executive for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, will discuss NASA’s latest scientific discoveries about the “Red Planet.” See story.

CUA to Host Discussion on NASA’s Global Imaging Satellites and Telecommunications: 3-18-09 NASA, in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has developed and implemented “SERVIR,” an international earth visualization and monitoring system that integrates satellites, ground-based data telecommunications and effects-forecasting computer models to monitor and predict environmental changes and to improve governmental responses to natural disasters. See story.

CUA to Host Symposium on “Year of St. Paul”: 3-18-09 Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies will  host a “Year of St. Paul Symposium” March 20, in honor of the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the apostle Paul. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on “Torture, Conscience and the Catholic Moral Tradition": 3-17-09 A panel of experts will explore Catholic conscience in the public square regarding the use of torture. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on “The Role of America in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process": 3-16-09 Daniel Charles Kurtzer, U.S. ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005, will speak about “The Role of America in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process.” See story.

St. Patrick’s Day Sources at The Catholic University of America: 3-16-09 The following sources at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss St. Patrick as well as Irish and Irish-American culture, history and literature. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on “The Chemistry of Alcohol and Hangovers”: 3-13-09 Diane Bunce, CUA professor of chemistry, will give a lecture titled “The Chemistry of Alcohol and Hangovers” for her Chemistry in Modern Times class. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on Congressional Response to Financial Meltdown: 3-13-09 Andrew Miller, senior counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, will discuss Congress’ response to the economic crisis and what a new financial regulatory system will look like. See story.

CUA Media Studies Professor Wins ‘We the People’ Grant: 3-12-09 Jennifer Horne, assistant professor of media studies, has won a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend that will enable her to work for two months on a book about film and civic participation in the United States from 1905 to 1929. See story.

CUA to Host Catholic Daughters of the Americas Annual Lecture" 3-12-09 Gina Marie Pitti, visiting lecturer of comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University, will speak on the Catholic Church’s activity with ethnically diverse parishes near the border of the United States and Mexico. See story.

CUA to Host 6th Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture March 18: 3-11-09 Catholic University’s School of Canon Law will host the Sixth Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture Wednesday, March 18, with a talk by Klaus Lüdicke, professor of canon law at the University of Münster. See story.

Lecture, Preview Lead up to CUA Performance of Monteverdi Opera: 3-11-09 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s opera and musicology programs will present several events leading up to the performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s last opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on 12th-Century Poet Marie de France: 3-6-09 According to lecturer Logan E. Whalen, the genius of the 12th-century French poet, Marie de France, lies in the connection she makes between the representation of intricate narrative descriptions and the faculty of memory. See story. 

More than 100 CUA Students Spend Spring Break in Service: 3-5-09 Cancelled flights didn’t keep the CUA women’s lacrosse team from traveling to New Orleans for Spring Break. See story.

CUA Lecture Series to Explore Works of Philosophers: 2-27-09 Catholic University’s School of Philosophy will present the 2009 Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series, which began today and runs through April 3. See story.

CUA and Basilica Partner for Dome Design Competition: 2-26-09 Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, called on Catholic University students with “young minds, young inspiration and young talent,” to participate in a design competition for spatial design concepts for the mosaic in the Basilica’s Trinity Dome. See story.

Catholic University to Host Year of St. Paul Symposium: 2-26-09 Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies will host a “Year of St. Paul Symposium” March 20 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, National Shrine to Announce Dome Design Contest: 2-23-09 On Feb. 25, CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will announce a student design competition for spatial design concepts for the mosaic for the Trinity Dome in the Basilica. See story.

STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF CUA ALUMNUS AND BOARD MEMBER, ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY M. DOLAN, AS ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK: 2-23-09 It is a real joy and a source of genuine pride for all of us at The Catholic University of America that a loyal alumnus and current member of the university’s Board of Trustees, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, has been appointed the 13th bishop and 12th archbishop of New York. See story.

CUA Engineering Dean Honored for Achievements in Robotics and Automation: 2-20-09 The District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies has named Charles C. Nguyen, dean of CUA’s School of Engineering, the recipient of its 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Lenten Season: 2-19-09 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.

Catholic University 2009 President’s Festival of the Arts Presents If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another: 2-16-09 From March 9 to March 22, CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present the seventh annual Catholic University President’s Festival of the Arts: If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another. See story.

CUA’s Vitreous State Laboratory Helps the UK Turn Nuclear Waste to Glass: 2-16-09 Catholic University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) has received a $138,931 grant to aid the United Kingdom in its effort to treat and safely store its nuclear waste. See story.

CUA to Present “Magnum Opus”: 2-13-09 CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School will present “Magnum Opus,” a new chamber opera in one act. See story.

CUA to Present "The Duchess of Malfi": 2-12-09 Moonlit madness, revenge and passionate love are the setting for this ripped-from-the-headlines story told by one of Shakespeare’s greatest contemporaries, John Webster. See story.

CUA Business and Economics Professor to Receive 2009 Novak Award: 2-11-09 Andrew Abela, associate professor of business and economics, is the winner of the Acton Institute’s 2009 Novak Award, which comes with a $10,000 prize. See story.

Catholic University’s Life Cycle Institute Names New Fellows: 2-11-09 The Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America has appointed 13 new fellows as part of a major expansion of the institute to incorporate new fields of public policy study. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture: “Which Liturgy Is the Church’s Liturgy”?: 2-10-09 Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies at Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies, will give a lecture addressing some of the issues surrounding Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio on the Tridentine (or Latin) Mass. See story.

CUA to Screen 'The Trials of Darryl Hunt' as Part of Film Series: 2-9-09 Catholic University will present the 2006 feature documentary "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" Wednesday, Feb. 11, as part of its ongoing Screening Justice Film Series. See story.

CUA to host Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture: “Lincoln: Executive Power and Liberty”: 2-9-09 Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University, will deliver the lecture “Lincoln: Executive Power and Liberty.” See story.

Three CUA Students Take Prizes in Annual Hartke Declamation Contest: 2-3-09 Three Catholic University students won cash prizes by giving artful recitations of speeches by presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the Feb. 2 Fourth Annual Hartke Declamation Contest at Callan Theatre. See story.

CUA Students Put 21st-Century Spin on Lincoln-Douglas Debates: 2-3-09 During a Feb. 5 class, students in one CUA history course may be taking cues from CNN’s Debate Spin Room as they adapt 21st-century political tactics to an historic 19th-century U.S. Senate campaign. See story.

CUA Professor Earns $400,000 National Science Foundation Grant: 2-2-09 John Philip, a CUA assistant professor of physics and research scientist at the university’s Vitreous State Laboratory, has been awarded a prestigious $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation. See story.

CUA’s Link to Arizona Cardinals Goes Beyond Shared Mascot: 1-30-09 This Sunday, football fans around the world will witness the clash of the NFL's very best as the 2008 AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers take on the 2008 NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. See story.

CUA Partners with Netherlands Embassy for Architecture Lecture Series: 1-30-09 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning will present “The Dutch Element at HH400: Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s Voyage to the Americas” as its Spring 2009 Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

Catholic University to Host Library Science Symposium: 1-29-09 James Rettig, president of the American Library Association, will deliver the keynote address at “Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science.” See story.

CUA Annual Student Declamation Contest “Gets Presidential”: 1-28-09 Students who enjoy using public speaking skills will “get presidential” while vying for the fourth annual Hartke Declamation Prize at Catholic University. See story.

CUA Students Reduce Water Usage by 15 Percent: 1-28-09 After three months of taking shorter showers, turning off the faucets while shaving or brushing their teeth, and reporting leaking plumbing fixtures for repair, CUA students in seven residence halls have reduced water usage by almost 15 percent. See story.

CUA to Host Opening of Art Exhibit as Part of Lincoln Bicentennial: 1-27-09 Catholic University presents the opening of “Regarding Territories and Bodies,” an exhibition of landscape and figurative paintings by Lisa Blas that recreates iconic Civil War sites, such as Gettysburg and Richmond, and historic figures John Wilkes Booth and Pauline Cushman, among others. See story.

CUA to Screen the Film “The Trials of Darryl Hunt” as Part of Series: 1-26-09 Catholic University will present the 2006 feature documentary "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" Tuesday, Jan. 27, as part of its ongoing Screening Justice Film Series. See story.

CUA to Host Discussion on “The Obama Administration and the Catholic Social Agenda”: 1-22-09 How will the administration of President-elect Barack Obama address issues of importance to the Catholic Church, such as poverty, peace, immigration, life issues, environmental stewardship and globalization? See story.

Information on 2009 March for Life: 1-21-09 With the annual March for Life on Thursday, Jan. 22, Catholic University would like to make the CUA community aware of the transportation (parking and traffic) implications of march activities. See story.

CUAbroad Offers New Education Abroad Program at Oxford University: 1-21-09 CUAbroad — Catholic University’s education abroad office — is offering a new  program at historic Oxford University for fall 2009 as well as new London internship opportunities that will enable CUA students to intern at a variety of institutions including the BBC and the British Museum. See story.

CUA Alumnus Named President and CEO of Covenant House: 1-16-09 CUA alumnus Kevin M. Ryan has been appointed the new president and CEO of Covenant House, the largest privately funded nonprofit agency in North and Central America helping homeless youth. See story.

CUA to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: 1-16-09 More than 100 Catholic University faculty, staff and students will spend Monday, Jan. 19 — a holiday marking Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday — volunteering at Anacostia High School in honor of the civil rights leader. See story.

Information on Inauguration and March for Life: 1-14-09 The historic inauguration of Barack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as the first African-American president of the United States, is expected to draw enormous crowds, larger than any ever experienced for a Presidential Inauguration, to Washington, D.C. See story.

CUA Partners with Netherlands Embassy for Architecture Lecture Series: 1-14-09 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning will present “The Dutch Element at HH400: Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s Voyage to the Americas” as its Spring 2009 Architecture Lecture Series. See story.

CUA to Welcome Young Pro-Life Marchers: 1-13-09 Catholic University is preparing to welcome up to 1,600 young people and their chaperones to campus on Wednesday, Jan. 21. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Presidential Inauguration: 1-8-09 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the upcoming presidential inauguration. Each source has extensive media experience. See story.

Catholic University Students to Move in to New Opus Hall: 1-8-09 Catholic University students will start moving into CUA’s newly constructed LEED-compliant Opus Hall on Jan. 9, in preparation for the start of classes on Monday, Jan. 12. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture on 'Lincoln’s Intelligent Patriotism': 1-8-09 Joseph Fornieri, associate professor of political science, Rochester Institute of Technology, and a noted scholar on Abraham Lincoln’s political philosophy, will deliver a lecture “Lincoln’s Intelligent Patriotism.” See story.

CUA to Host Lecture: 'A Comprehensive Strategy for an Aging Society': 1-7-09 Yung-Ping Chen, who has held the Frank J. Manning Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 1988, will give a lecture titled “A Comprehensive Strategy for an Aging Society.” See story.

Catholic University President Congratulates New Archbishop of Detroit: 1-05-09 Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, released a statement on the appointment of Bishop Allen Henry Vigneron, Catholic University alumnus and a member of CUA’s Board of Trustees, as the new Archbishop of Detroit. See story.