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2010 Releases

Catholic University to Inaugurate Cardinal Virtues Theme in January: 12-22-10 Beginning in January, Catholic University will begin a four-month long campaign on campus to accentuate the four cardinal virtues. See story.

Inaugural Events at Catholic University to Kick Off in January: 12-21-10 In connection with the Jan. 25 inauguration of John Garvey as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America, CUA will host a number of events in January and throughout the spring 2011 semester related to the inaugural year theme of “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.” See story.

Inauguration of CUA President John Garvey: 12-21-10 The Catholic University of America will inaugurate John Garvey as its 15th president on Tuesday, Jan. 25. See story.

Art Exhibit: "Intellect and Virtue: A Catholic Tradition": 12-21-10 The Catholic University of America will display items related to several Catholic saints, educators, and social justice advocates who embody intellect and virtue through their educational and professional mission of helping those in need. See story.

22nd Annual Charity Concert To Be Aired on Christmas: 12-17-10 A one-hour version of the 22nd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity will air locally on WHUT-TV32 from 10 to 11 a.m. on Christmas day. See story.

CUA Sponsors All Catholic High School Honor Band: 12-17-10 Catholic high school students from the Baltimore and Washington archdioceses had the chance to practice and perform with CUA professors from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Marine band members earlier this month. See story.

Lecture: “The Catholic Writer Today”: 12-16-10 Dana Gioia, internationally acclaimed poet and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, will speak on “The Catholic Writer Today” at 4:15 p.m. in Great Room B of the Pryzbyla Center. See story.

Roundtable Discussion: “What Faith Has to Do with Intellectual Life”: 12-16-10 Catholic University will kick off a semester of events related to the Jan. 25 inauguration of President John Garvey with a faculty roundtable on “What Faith Has to Do with Intellectual Life.” See story.

Junior Theology Major Wins Scholarship for Semester in Rome: 12-16-10 Junior Alexandra Fedosenko has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help defray the cost of her spring 2011 semester studies in Rome. See story.

What's Open and What's Closed During the Christmas Recess: 12-16-10 For the faculty and staff of Catholic University, the Christmas recess begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Some administrators, faculty and staff will have access to campus buildings on Thursday, December 23. See story.

CUA Wind Ensemble to Present Concert with CUA Honor Band: 12-9-10 The Catholic University Wind Ensemble presents a concert with the CUA High School Honor Band. See story.

CUA Press Welcomes New Director: 12-7-10 Trevor Lipscombe is the new director of The Catholic University of America Press. See story.

Catholic University Women’s Chorus Presents Christmas Concert: 12-3-10 The Catholic University of America Women’s Chorus will present its Christmas concert, conducted by Kevin O’Brien, doctoral candidate in sacred music with concentration in choral music. See story.

Foreign Language: Beyond the Course Requirement: 12-3-10 There are “sweeping changes” in CUA’s language offerings, says Lourdes Alvarez, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and associate professor of Spanish. See story.

Catholic University to Offer Employee Assistance Online Educational Program: 12-1-10 Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) will start enrolling students Dec. 1, for its new Employee Assistance Online Educational Program, the first such web course offered by a U.S. school of social work. See story.

“Faith in a Secular Age: Secularity, Church, and the Public Sphere” A two-day Seminar: 11-23-10 CUA’s Center for the Study of Culture and Values will hold a seminar as the continuation of the project: “Faith in a Secular Age,” which launched last November with a seminar by Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, and Charles Taylor, emeritus professor of political science and philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. See story.

What's Open and What's Closed During Thanksgiving Holiday: 11-23-10 The Catholic University of America will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. See story.

CUA Piano Professor Presents Recital: 11-23-10 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano recital by Nikita Fitenko, associate professor of piano. See story.

Catholic University Marks Advent and Christmas with Prayer, Carols, and Concerts: 11-23-10 The Catholic University of America is preparing for Christmas in many ways, including its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, which will be held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

CUA’s Chamber Choir Presents a Winter Concert: 11-22-10 The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir presents its winter concert, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, accompanied by organist William Atwood and assisted by graduate student conductors David Mathers and Matthew Mueller. See story.

December Lectures: Fall Philosophy series: The Modern Turn: 11-22-10 Catholic University’s Fall Philosophy Lecture series, The Modern Turn, this year celebrates its 43rd year. It is one of the longest continuously running major philosophy lecture series in the country. See story.

Orientation Program Honored with Awards for Best Newsletter and Theme: 11-19-10 The staff of CUA’s Orientation program was honored recently with two awards by the National Orientation Directors Association during its annual conference Nov. 6-9 in St. Louis. See story.

Architecture Students Present Art Installations: 11-18-10 A group of students from CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning have created “CUArch: install,” an exhibit to showcase students’ many talents in architecture as well as other arts. See story.

International Students Enjoy Global Fare at Multicultural Thanksgiving: 11-18-10 As he enjoyed a plate of turkey and rolls, freshman Germinal Van said that hearing people speak English shortly after he arrived in Washington, D.C., last August somehow drove home the realization that he was no longer in west Africa. See story.

22nd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity to be Presented by CUA and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: 11-17-10 Catholic University will celebrate the music of Christmas on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., with the 22nd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

Provost Recognizes Professors with Top Teaching Awards: 11-12-10  Three Catholic University professors have been named 2010 Faculty Award winners for their creativity, innovation and teaching effectiveness. See story.

Manute Bol Honored as a Moral, Spiritual Giant: 11-10-10 During his nine-year career (1985-94) in the NBA, the late Manute Bol was known as a physical giant, a player who stood more than 7 feet 6 inches tall and blocked more shots per minute than anybody in league history. See story.

Sixth Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture: “What is European Literature?”: 11-10-10 CUA’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will present its sixth annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture. See story.

History Professor Named Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 11-10-10 Jason Sharples, assistant professor of history, has been appointed a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences for the 2010-2011 academic year. See story.

A Tribute to Manute Bol: 11-4-10 One of the tallest players in NBA history, the late Manute Bol began his basketball career in Washington, D.C. See story.

Sociology Students Talk to Foreign Policy Pros 11-03-10  When 22 undergraduate and graduate students from International Organizations 337 and 537, two sociology courses taught by Adjunct Professor Leszek Sibilski, went recently to the U.S. Department of State, many of them may have expected to learn about the importance of summit meetings and official state visits. See story

CUA Physics Professor Wins Grant to Unlock Mysteries of Subatomic Particles 11-01-10 Tanja Horn, a CUA assistant physics professor since 2009, has been awarded a $467,982 federal grant to build and develop a detector that will help unlock the mysteries of the smallest particles of matter. See story.

Suzanne Feetham to Give Keynote Speech at Doctoral Nursing Student Conference: 10-29-10 Suzanne Feetham, an internationally renowned expert on families and the integration of genetics and genomics in national education, practice and policy, will deliver the keynote address at the Doctoral Nursing Student Conference, Networking and Reception at Catholic University. See story.

CUA Students Dress Up as Periodic Elements for Chemistry Class 10-27-10 Students enrolled in Professor Diane Bunce’s Chemistry 109 and 125 courses will come to class dressed up as periodic elements or compounds. See story.  

CUA’s Artistic Legacy on Display at Salve Regina: 10-27-10 CUA art history senior Melanie Seitz is giving a tour of the current exhibit in the Salve Regina gallery. See story.

CUA Musicians to Perform at Carnegie Hall: 10-27-10 In New York City, if a person hops in a cab and asks the driver, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” the driver will reply, “Practice, practice,” remarks Michael Mermagen, assistant professor of cello at Catholic University. See story.

Campus Ministry to Host Halloween on Campus 10-27-10 Catholic University will host a Halloween event Thursday night, Oct. 28, for hundreds of local elementary school students. See story.

CUA to Flip the Switch for First-Ever Night Football Game 10-27-10 Catholic University has hosted papal visits and presidential appearances. See story.

Catholic University Symphony Orchestra Concerts: 10-27-10 The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra will present two concerts in November. See story.

Inauguration of CUA President John Garvey Rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 25: 10-26-10 The Catholic University of America has rescheduled the inauguration of John Garvey as its 15th president for Tuesday, Jan. 25. See story.

Piano Recital by Dorian Leljak: 10-22-10 The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present a recital and master class by renowned pianist Dorian Leljak. See story.

Senior Politics Student Spending Fall Semester as White House Intern: 10-22-10 One reason students decide to come to Catholic University is because of the internship opportunities available to them in the nation’s capital. See story.

Alexander Giampietro Remembered at Memorial Mass and Exhibit: 10-22-10 Alexander Giampietro, an internationally known artist and long-time professor at The Catholic University of America, was honored during a memorial Mass at Caldwell Chapel earlier this month. See story.

Blind Doctoral Candidate Blossoms at CUA’s Music School: 10-20-10 Catholic University doctoral candidate Jessica Bachicha stands next to a grand piano in Ward Hall, rehearsing the Queen of the Night’s difficult vengeance aria for the upcoming production of The Magic Flute at Hartke Theatre. See story.

CUA President Applauds Appointment of CUA Alum Archbishop Wuerl to College of Cardinals: 10-20-10 Catholic University President John Garvey has issued the following statement about Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, CUA alumnus and chancellor, in the wake of the announcement that he will be elevated to the College of Cardinals on Nov. 20. See story.

“Is the Liturgy Hitting Its Target?” Fourth Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture: 10-18-10 Catholic University’s School of Canon Law will sponsor the Fourth Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture, presented by Rev. John F. Baldovin, S.J. See story.

CUA’s Knights of Columbus Council Wins National Award: 10-15-10 
The CUA council of the Knights of Columbus earlier this month was honored by the national parent organization with its Youth Activity Award. See story.

Two CUA Physicists Win NASA Grants to Study the Sun: 10-13-10 Two CUA physicists have been awarded NASA grants totaling almost $849,000 to study the often fraught relationship between the sun and Earth. See story.

Professors Win $1.1 Million Grant for Master’s Program: 10-8-10 Two CUA education scholars have been awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to develop a master’s program in early childhood education and special education that prepares teachers to serve young children with special needs from low-income, multicultural families. See story.

Fall Culture and Values Seminar: “Human Identity/Nature: Stable and/or Changing?”: 10-8-10 Catholic University’s Center for the Study of Culture and Values begins its annual fall seminar on Monday, Oct. 18, with scholars from Brazil, China, Congo, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Poland, Russia and Senegal. See story.

CUA’s Rome Trio to Present D.C. Preview of Carnegie Hall Concert: 10-8-10 Catholic University’s Rome Trio will perform a preview concert on campus of works to be performed in November at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the La Gesse Foundation Festival. See story.

Nursing School to Be Honored for Innovative Hospital Assignments for Students: 10-6-10 An innovative program that has improved clinical assignments at Washington, D.C., area hospitals for Catholic University nursing students will be honored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in November. See story.

Alumni Memorabilia Displayed in Campus Exhibit: 10-1-10 For those returning to campus for Homecoming and Reunions Weekend (Oct. 1-3), items in a campus exhibit may bring back some memories. See story.

Religion & 2010 Elections: The Impact of Religious Issues and Religious Voters: 9-30-10 The impact of religious issues and religious voters on the Nov. 2 elections will be the focus of this panel discussion sponsored by CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. See story.

Catholic University to Welcome Alumni for Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2010: 9-30-10 The Catholic University of America expects to welcome more than 1,000 alumni and friends to campus Oct. 1, 2 and 3 for Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2010, a CUA tradition featuring a football game, a pre-game tent party and special celebrations for classes of different years. See story.

Theater: CUA Presents “Another Part of the Forest”: 9-29-10
A ruthless Civil War profiteer loses his fortune when his dysfunctional family turns on him. See story.

Crafting a Legacy: A Half Century of Art at CUA: 9-27-10 Catholic University’s Department of Art announces the opening of a new exhibit featuring the work of nine distinguished artists who have studied and taught at CUA during the last five decades. See story.

Art Exhibit: Alexander Giampietro: A Retrospective: 9-27-10
Catholic University’s Department of Art will honor internationally known artist and long-time professor Alexander Giampietro (1912 – 2010) with a showing of his life’s work. See story.

CUA Math Professor Receives Historic Grant: 9-27-10
Alexander Levin, a math professor at CUA since 1995, has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in the amount of $143,074. See story.

Students Get Off the Treadmill on Cardinal Adventures: 9-27-10 Earlier this month, 17 CUA students journeyed to the Gauley River in West Virginia for a 17-mile whitewater rafting adventure that featured more than 70 rapids, canyon scenery, rollercoaster waves and powerful hydraulics. See story.

October Talks: Fall Philosophy Lectures Series on “The Modern Turn”: 9-27-10 Catholic University’s Fall Philosophy Lecture series, this year titled The Modern Turn, celebrates its 43rd year. It is one of the longest continuously running major philosophy lecture series in the country. See story.

Virgil Nemoianu Receives Star of Romania: 9-21-10 The Romanian ambassador to the United States has bestowed on Virgil Nemoianu, William J. Byron Distinguished Professor of Literature and professor of philosophy, the Star of Romania — the country’s highest civilian honor. See story.

CUA Freshmen Go on Spiritual Retreat: 9-20-10 More than 240 CUA freshmen — the largest group in four years — went on a spiritually challenging and revealing retreat earlier this month to the shores of southern Maryland, where they talked to President John Garvey and his wife about their spiritual life as a couple. See story.

Alumni Memorabilia to Be Displayed in Campus Exhibit: 9-20-10 Items from Catholic University alumni who attended the university between 1915 and 1959 will be on display in a new exhibit titled “Portal to the Past: Reflections of Student Life.” See story.

Discussion on Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 9-17-10
Justine Masika Bihamba, Pax Christi International Peace Prize Laureate of 2009, will speak on the crisis in Congo, her native country. See story.

Theology Lecture: Faith and Reason: Ways to the Question of God: 9-17-10 Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies, in cooperation with St. Anselm’s Abbey, presents a lecture titled “Faith and Reason: Ways to the Questions of God,” by Rev. David Tracy, the Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. See story.

Provost Addresses Largest Freshman Class at Convocation: 9-16-10 Members of the record CUA freshman class were enlivened by a convocation Wednesday in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

New Art Exhibit Captures the Ordinary in Unique Ways: 9-16-10 Paint can lids, a bowling ball, candy, garden hose, potatoes, an egg carton—all of these everyday items are featured in CUA’s new exhibit, “Mundanity.” See story.

Students in New CUA Graduate Business Program Learn the Ropes: 9-15-10 For students in the new Master of Science in Business Analysis program at CUA, learning the ropes at the beginning of the semester was more than a metaphorical lesson. See story.

CUA Presents 2010-2011 Hartke Theatre Season: 9-13-10
The Department of Drama at The Catholic University of America announces its lineup of performances for the 2010-2011 academic year. See story.

Catholic University Remembers the Victims of 9/11: 9-13-10
The Catholic University community marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 10, with the reading of the names of the 2,974 people who died that day. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Mid-Term Elections: 9-10-10 Several experts on U.S. politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the upcoming mid-term elections. See story.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony: Catholic University Remembers the Victims: 9-9-10
The Catholic University community will mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 10, with the reading of the names of the 2,974 people who died that day. See story.

CUA’s Best Buddies Chapter Wins International Award: 9-8-10
The CUA Chapter of Best Buddies recently was honored by the international parent organization with its Outstanding Chapter Award. See story.

Student Activities Office Offers Workshops Tied to Current Events: 9-7-10 CUA’s Office of Campus Activities is presenting its third series of Dialogue on Demand workshops by university faculty on topics tied to events in the news this fall. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture Series in Honor of Constitution Day: 9-3-10 In honor of Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, The Catholic University of America will host a series of lectures, including one by new CUA President John Garvey. See story.

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Film Screening and Bluegrass Concert: 9-3-10
Catholic University will host a screening of the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and a bluegrass concert as part of the university’s First-Year Experience and Orientation Extended programs. See story.

CUA Politics Department Recognized for Top Theory Program and Faculty: 9-3-10
The Department of Politics and one of its faculty members received high marks in a survey focused on political theory, according to an article in the April 2010 issue of the journal PS: Political Science and Politics. See story.

President Garvey Celebrates First University Picnic: 9-2-10
CUA President John Garvey celebrated his first University Picnic this afternoon with an estimated 1,000 students and hundreds of faculty members and staff on the CUA Mall. See story.

Catholic University Opens School Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit: 9-2-10
More than 150 faculty and staff dressed in academic regalia and 90 concelebrating priests led the processional that began Catholic University’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, which was televised live on EWTN-TV. See story.

September Talks: Fall Philosophy Lectures Series on “The Modern Turn”: 9-2-10
Richard Hassing, associate professor of philosophy at Catholic University, delivers “Modern Turns in Mathematics and Physics,” the first lecture in the Fall Philosophy Lecture series, “The Modern Turn.” See story.

CUA Master’s Students Present New Voices @ CUA Festival: 8-31-10 A festival of new vocal music will be presented by CUA graduate students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music the weekend of Sept. 10 and 11. See story.

EWTN to Air Catholic University’s Mass of the Holy Spirit: 8-30-10
For the first time, Catholic University’s Mass of the Holy Spirit will be telecast live on EWTN-TV on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 12:10 p.m. See story.

New CUA Students and Parents Learn About Their New Home: 8-27-10
On their second day of orientation, approximately 1,000 new Catholic University students and their parents learned more about the students’ new home away from home. See story.

New Students at CUA Welcomed by New President: 8-26-10 In three afternoon sessions, approximately 1,000 incoming freshmen were welcomed to CUA. See story.

Catholic University Composers and Playwrights Featured in D.C. Festival: 8-26-10
The work of seven CUA graduate students will be featured in the ninth annual Page-to-Stage Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts over Labor Day weekend. See story.

Nearly 1,000 New CUA Students Welcomed to Campus: 8-26-10
Nearly 1,000 new students moved in to their residence halls today at Catholic University. See story.

For Theology Professor, Trip Reveals New Face of Buddhism in China: 8-26-10
For Charles Jones, an expert in the history of Chinese Buddhism, a trip last month to China revealed the changing relationship between the ancient religion and the country that once banned it. See story.

CUA to Welcome More Than 1,000 New Students for Orientation 2010: 8-24-10
The Catholic University of America will welcome more than 1,000 new students and their families on Aug. 26 for the start of Orientation 2010. See story.

Art Exhibit: “Mundanity”: 8-23-10
The Department of Art’s first exhibit of the fall semester, “Mundanity,” features sculptures by eight local artists. See story.

Professor of Mathematics Emeritus Dies at 86: 8-19-10
Following is a statement by L.R. Poos, dean of arts and sciences, about the death of Parfeny Saworotnow, professor of mathematics emeritus. See story.

Architecture Majors Building Retreat Center in Finland: 8-17-10
Inspired by a Finnish national epic poem, 23 CUA students are building a small retreat center in Finland this month. See story.

Music Professor to Stage Sold-Out ‘Defiant Requiem’ at Kennedy Center: 8-17-10
Professor of Music Murry Sidlin will present his concert-drama “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” before a sold-out crowd at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall on Oct. 6, 2010. See story.

CUA Achieves Record Enrollment for Fourth Time in Five Years: 8-17-10
New students will arrive at The Catholic University of America for orientation on Thursday, Aug. 26. See story.  

2010 Graduate’s Essay Wins $1,000 Prize: 8-16-10
To answer the question posed by the Culture of Enterprise in its third annual international student essay contest — “Can Character and Communities Survive in an Age of Globalization?” — Austin Lipari, B.A. 2010, tapped the wisdom of a global group of thinkers, from Aristotle to poet Wendell Berry, to argue for local community and regional alliances. See story.

Catholic University South Campus Redevelopment Project Advances: 8-16-10
The redevelopment of Catholic University’s South Campus into a vibrant mixed-use, transit-oriented community advances with today’s announcement that Abdo Development has teamed with The Bozzuto Group, a Washington D.C. area-based residential real estate company, and Pritzker Realty Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment company, to finance the project. See story.

Legendary CUA Musical Theater Teacher Jane Pesci-Townsend Dies: 8-9-10
Jane Pesci-Townsend, known for her larger-than-life style in the classroom and unflagging dedication to her musical theater students at The Catholic University of America, died Aug. 6 following a long battle with cancer. See story.

CUAdc Architecture Program Wins Honors at Design Conference: 8-6-10
CUAdc was recognized this week with an UNBUILT Award from the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Institute of Architects. See story.

New Health Information Technology Programs to Launch This Fall: 8-5-10
Prospective students interested in health information technology can enroll in new Catholic University programs that will offer $1.5 million in scholarship grants and prepare them for jobs in the expanding field. See story.

How Can Businesses Serve the World and Thrive?: 8-2-10
“A lifestyle of giving, of seeing each person as the focus of our actions, brings to life a method of doing business that offers hope to our world especially in these troubled economic times,” reads a flyer distributed by the Economy of Communion in Freedom (EoC) for its North American conference. See story.

Software Enables Visitors to “Hear” Text on University’s Website: 7-22-10
Visitors to the Catholic University website can now hear its content read aloud thanks to BrowseAloud. The free software reads text out loud from the web page a person is viewing. See story.

CUA Press Offers New Books on Theology, Philosophy and a World War II Narrative: 7-20-10 The Fall and Winter 2010–2011 catalog of The Catholic University of America Press features a book on ways that Christian faith is communicated and another on a bestselling World War II novel by an author who died at Auschwitz in 1942. See story.

New Chaplain Arrives at CUA: 7-16-10 Rev. Jude De Angelo, O.F.M. Conv., spent July 15 hanging photos and trying to get a feel for his new surroundings. See story.

Asian Nursing Students Immerse Themselves in U.S. Health Care System: 7-15-10
Japanese nursing major Nikora Endo was surprised to learn that in the United States hospital nurses often work three 12-hour days rather than the typical five days a week 9-to-5 in Japan. See story.

A Personal Collection From a Public Priest: 7-14-10
For many Catholics, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a regular part of their lives. They listened to him on the radio or watched him on his national television show "Life Is Worth Living.” See story.

Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s Reaffirm Strong Ratings for CUA: 7-13-10
Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., 14th president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that CUA, once again, has received a very strong, positive rating from Moody’s Investor Services and Standard & Poor’s (S&P). See story.

Lively Instruction + Engaged Students = Knowledge Retention: 7-8-10
What’s more fun, learning about fractions or discussing how to share a candy bar? See story.

Engineering Student Travels Far to Succeed: 7-1-10
When Dung Nguyen steps off the plane in Los Angeles this month to show his prize-winning 3D imaging design at a worldwide conference in computer graphics, it will be the latest but not the longest trip on his journey to academic success. See story.

Provost, Deans Announce Scholarship Honoring Bishop O’Connell’s Dedication to Service: 7-1-10
At a surprise reception earlier this week for Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., the 14th president of Catholic University, CUA’s provost and deans announced an academic scholarship that will go to a student who embodies his legacy and dedication to service. See story.

“PERFORMANCE — Customizing Design” Third Lecture of the Summer “(E)MERGE” Series: 6-29-10 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning presents the lecture “PERFORMANCE — Customizing Design” by architectural designer Michael Szivos — the final event in the school’s 2010 Summer Lecture Series “(E)MERGE.” See story.

“In Progress” — Second Lecture of the Summer “(E)MERGE” Series: 6-29-10
Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning presents the lecture “In Progress” by architect Hilary Sample — the second event in the school’s 2010 Summer Lecture Series “(E)MERGE.” See story.

“Detritus” — First Lecture of the Summer “(E)MERGE” Series: 6-29-10 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning presents the lecture “Detritus” by architect Alan Organschi — the first event in the school’s 2010 Summer Lecture Series “(E)MERGE.” See story.

New Website Chronicles Church’s Role in American Catholic Immigration: 6-25-10: A new educational website created by CUA and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops chronicles the Church’s role since the early 20th century in providing social services and advocacy for immigrants challenged over the years by racial prejudice and entry quotas based on ethnic background. See story.

CUA Summer Architecture Lecture Series Explores Notion of Emergence: 6-23-10 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning explores various meanings of the notion of “emergence” in its 2010 Summer Lecture Series, which starts Wednesday, July 14. See story.

Exhibit Displays “Treasures” From CUA’s Collection: 6-23-10
Never before seen items from the University Archives and the University Museum Collection are on display through Aug. 13 on the first floor of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library in an exhibit titled “Treasures From Our Attic.” See story.

CUA Dean and Professor Emerita Named Social Work Pioneers: 6-22-10
The dean of Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service and a professor emerita will be inducted into the Social Work Pioneer Program of the National Association of Social Work Foundation. See story.

Leaders in Catholic Church and Academia Applaud New CUA President: 6-18-10
Next month John H. Garvey will leave Boston College Law School, where he has served as dean for 11 years, to begin his tenure as The Catholic University of America’s 15th president. See story.

CUA Chemistry Professor to Inspire Love of Chemistry in Local Students: 6-16-10 Award-winning chemistry Professor Diane Bunce has been selected as one of 50 engineers and scientists who will visit middle and high school students in Washington, D.C., this October with the aim of inspiring in them a passion for the sciences. See story.

Two CUA Graduates to Be Ordained Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington: 6-16-10
A former college admissions director and a former Capitol Hill staffer are among eight men to be ordained priests this weekend in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. See story.

New CUA President Warmly Greeted by Campus Community: 6-15-10 On a morning when the university had been effectively shut down by a broken water main, the Great Room B of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center nevertheless was packed with approximately 350 members of CUA’s faculty and staff who came out to warmly welcome new University President John H. Garvey to campus. See story.

CUA’s New President Sees Opportunities for University: 6-15-10
John H. Garvey expressed optimism for the future of Catholic education and cited specific contributions that Catholic University can make in higher education during his first public appearance as CUA’s president. See story.

Boston College Law School Dean John H. Garvey Named Catholic University President: 6-15-10
The Catholic University of America is announcing today that John H. Garvey, dean of Boston College Law School since 1999, has been appointed CUA’s 15th president effective July 1, 2010. See story.

As Year for Priests Concludes, CUA Recalls Special Celebrations: 6-10-10 
As the Year for Priests, a worldwide celebration of the priesthood, draws to a close, Catholic University recalls ways in which it celebrated the year, including a one-of-a-kind symposium and a website dedicated to sharing the accomplishments of CUA alumni who are priests. See story.

'CUA Magazine' Wins Five Catholic Press Awards: 6-9-10 On Friday, June 4, at the conclusion of the 2010 Catholic Media Convention in New Orleans, the Catholic Press Association 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 five third-place awards. See story.

Pope Appoints CUA President as Bishop: 6-4-10 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he has appointed Very Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey. See story.

CUA Junior Wins $10,000 Scholarship for Sandwich Project for the Homeless: 6-3-10
A rising Catholic University junior has won a $10,000 scholarship for herself and $10,000 for a Washington, D.C., community kitchen by developing a prototype of a service project called the Lunch Bag Brigade, which provides sandwiches for the homeless. See story.

Life and Learning XX,” the 20th Annual University Faculty for Life Conference: 6-2-10
CUA’s schools of philosophy and law will host “Life and Learning XX,” the 20th annual conference of University Faculty for Life, a non-denominational organization advancing the pro-life cause among academics. See story.

CUA Hosts Summertime Conference and Events: 6-1-10
Although many students and faculty have departed, The Catholic University of America will host more than 8,000 visitors throughout the summer. See story.

CUA to Display Unique Items in “Treasures From Our Attic” Art Exhibit: 6-1-10
Never before seen items from the University Archives and the University Museum Collection will go on display June 7 through Aug. 13 on the first floor of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library in an exhibit titled “Treasures From Our Attic.” See story.

CUA Students Spend Summer Around the Globe: 5-28-10
More than 170 CUA students are traveling the world this summer, and not just for vacations. See story.

Art Exhibit: “Treasures in Our Attic”: 5-27-10
Never before seen items from the University Archives and the University Museum Collection will go display on the first floor of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library in an exhibit titled “Treasures From Our Attic.” See story.

CUA to Host Special Olympics for 10th Year: 5-24-10
The Catholic University of America will host the 2010 Special Olympics District of Columbia Summer Games for the 10th consecutive year on May 25 to 27. See story.

Tribute Celebrates the Priest Who Became a ‘Rock Star’: 5-21-10
“Look at all these people here. It’s a testament to you,” said Victor Nakas, associate vice president for public affairs, to Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president. See story.

Students Create Online Finding Aids for Collections in CUA’s Archives: 5-18-10 To some, The Catholic University of America’s Archives might be a bit of a mystery. See story.

CUA Professors Pumped About Pedaling for May 21 Bike to Work Day: 5-17-10
Peter Shoemaker begins his 12-mile commute in Greenbelt and passes through other Maryland locations on his way to work at Catholic University. See story.

“Music in the Liturgy Tools of the Trade” Workshops: 5-17-10
Theological College, the national seminary of Catholic University, will present three workshops on music in the liturgy for musicians in parishes, religious houses and educational organizations. See story.

Post-College Life to Begin with Service for 26 CUA Graduates: 5-17-10
“We are all called to service,” says Matthew Aujero, a student graduating from Catholic University on Saturday, May 15, who has committed to spending at least the next year working for Franciscorp in San Jose, Costa Rica. See story.

Father O’Connell Urges New Graduates to Aim for Greatness: 5-15-10
In his May 15 Commencement address, Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., wished the 121st graduating class of Catholic University “the wisdom to choose what is right and to stand by it when the prevailing culture says that’s not necessary or advantageous or comfortable or politically correct.” See story.

Departing CUA Chaplain Encourages Graduates to Seek God’s Plan for Their Lives: 5-15-10 Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., Catholic University chaplain and Campus Ministry director, posed two questions to the graduates gathered with their families at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for CUA’s Baccalaureate Mass on May 14. See story.

CUA Seniors ‘Pinned’ as They Complete Nursing Education: 5-14-10 Symbolizing their move into the nursing profession, 80 Catholic University senior undergraduate nursing students were “pinned” on Thursday, May 13, in a ceremony attended by cheering family and friends at Hartke Theatre. See story.

CUA Experts Can Discuss Nomination of Kagan as Supreme Court Justice: 5-11-10 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss President Barack Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. See story.

Prized Medieval Manuscript Comes to CUA: 5-11-10
“It’s the most exciting single acquisition made by Catholic University’s Rare Books and Special Collections since I was hired five years ago,” says Lenore Rouse, curator of that department at CUA’s John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. See story.

Three Graduating Seniors Reflect on Their Experience at CUA: 5-7-10 In a new video, three graduating seniors with majors in nursing, politics and English/Spanish tell how Catholic University helped them grow as professionals in their chosen fields and as people of faith. See story.

Education Majors to Offer Literacy Tips for Local Parents, Teachers: 5-6-10 As part of a literacy festival, education majors in the Reading Methods class will present their final exams to the public Friday, May 7, at an exhibit in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

Tradition and Innovation of Catholic Churches Discussed at CUA: 5-4-10
More than 125 architects, artists and religious and lay people of a diverse array of related disciplines attended “A Living Presence: Extending and Transforming the Tradition of Catholic Sacred Architecture,” a two-day symposium exploring tradition and innovation in church architecture held April 30 and May 1 at Catholic University. See story.

CUA’s Rembrandt Etching Inspires Award-Winning Student Art: 5-3-10 Two students have been named winners in a Catholic University art competition inspired by a Rembrandt etching. See story.

Patricia McMullen Appointed CUA Nursing School Dean: 4-29-10
Patricia McMullen has been named dean of Catholic University’s School of Nursing, effective May 17, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, announced today. See story.

Awards Given for Big and Very, Very Small Research: 4-29-10
For their impressive research into the big questions of philosophy and into creating infinitesimally small machines, a professor of philosophy and a professor of nanotechnology received CUA awards at a faculty reception on April 28. See story.

Symposium on Catholic Sacred Architecture: Cardinal Rigali to Give Keynote Address: 4-28-10
The Partnership for Catholic Sacred Architecture — a collaborative effort between the schools of architecture at The Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame — presents the two-day symposium, “A Living Presence: Extending and Transforming the Tradition of Catholic Sacred Architecture.” See story.

CUA to Confer 1,700 Diplomas at Commencement Ceremonies: 4-27-10 The Catholic University of America will confer approximately 1,400 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its 121st Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held outdoors at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Michigan Ave., N.E. See story.


U.S. Cardinals Raise $1 Million in Atlanta for Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser: 4-23-10
America’s Catholic cardinals raised about $1 million for The Catholic University of America in Atlanta Friday, April 23, at the 21st American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. See story.

CUA Symposium: “The Ethics of the Obama Administration’s Nuclear Weapons Policy: Catholic Perspective”: 4-23-10
In the newly released Nuclear Posture Review, the Obama Administration made significant changes in U.S. nuclear weapons policy by aiming to reduce the reliance on and the numbers of nuclear weapons. See story.

CUA Wind Ensemble Presents Spring Concert: 4-23-10
The Catholic University of America Wind Ensemble presents its Spring Concert, featuring works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Giacomo Puccini, Percy A. Grainger, W. Francis McBeth, Pierre Leemans, Johann Sebastian Bach and Donald White. See story.

CUA Students Shine in Solar-Design Competition: 4-22-10
Six graduate students in architecture, sustainable design and engineering were named winners today — the 40th anniversary of Earth Day — in Catholic University’s first solar-design competition. See story.

Opera Scenes Program: “Lovers: Temporal and Eternal”: 4-22-10
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Theatre of Imagination, ‘Lovers: Temporal and Eternal,’ ” opera scenes conceived and directed by Elaine R. Walter, professor of music. See story.

Mass to Mark National Day of Prayer for Vocations in the Black Catholic Community: 4-22-10
The Theological College community will participate in a Mass to mark the National Day of Prayer for Vocations in the Black Catholic Community. See story.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather in Atlanta April 23 for Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser: 4-21-10
America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in Atlanta Friday, April 23, to raise money for college scholarships at the 21st American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. See story.

Sports Marketing Students Go Out to the Ballgame at Nationals Park: 4-20-10
From the time he was 12, senior John Buehler from Cincinnati, Ohio, knew that his dream was to become general manager for the Cincinnati Reds. See story.

CUA to Name Winner of Student Solar-Design Competition: 4-19-10 A team of CUA students will be chosen the winner of a solar-design competition after weeks of considering how to create a functional picnic table capable of supplying and storing power generated by solar-energy panels. See story.

Earth Day Lecture: “Renewable Energy, Cap-and-Trade and Carbon Emissions”: 4-19-10
CUA’s Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship presents the 2010 Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture, “Renewable Energy, Cap-and-Trade and Carbon Emissions.” See story.

CUA Recognized as Alternative Energy Powerhouse by EPA: 4-19-10
Catholic University was named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2009-2010 Individual Conference Champion for using more green power than any other school in the Landmark Conference. See story.

University Choir Spring Concert: 4-19-10
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the University Chorus’ Spring Concert, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. See story.

CUA Presents “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” by Bertolt Brecht: 4-19-10 In the midst of an economic crisis, a group of businessmen make a desperate deal with gangster Arturo Ui.  See story.

Working Architects Offer “Uncensored” Career Advice to CUA Students: 4-16-10 “You’re graduating at a really interesting time,” architect David Owen, of the firm OPX, told CUA architecture students gathered around an oblong table in a conference room in the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. See story.

Prospective Students and Families Visit CUA for Odyssey Day: 4-16-10
In an annual tradition, admitted students and their families traveled to campus on Friday, April 16, to learn more about academic programs, extracurricular activities and the school that may become home to these prospective students over the next few years. See story.

Middle States Commission Gives CUA Positive Feedback on Reaccreditation: 4-16-10
Just a few hours after an evaluation team from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) wrapped up its visit earlier this week to Catholic University, CUA’s president Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced that the team chairman had given the university positive feedback regarding its reaccreditation. See story.

Composer Stephen Sondheim Presents Award to CUA Senior: 4-15-10
Senior musical theater major Patrick Thomas Cragin was honored this week by Signature Theatre with the 2010 Sondheim Award Gala Young Artist Citation at a black-tie gala event at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. See story.

CUA Symposium: “Keepers of the Past, Curators of the Future – New Directions in Managing Cultural Heritage”: 4-15-10
CUA’s Department of Anthropology will sponsor the second annual Regina Flannery Herzfeld Memorial Symposium, this year titled “Keepers of the Past, Curators of the Future – New Directions in Managing Cultural Heritage.” See story.

Catholic University Hosts Student Civil Engineering Conference: 4-13-10
Sinking feelings aside, Washington-area student engineers successfully competed in concrete canoe races as part of a three-day American Society of Civil Engineers Virginia Conference, hosted last weekend by Catholic University’s student chapter. See story.

Symposium on Catholic Sacred Architecture: 4-13-10
The Partnership for Catholic Sacred Architecture — a collaborative effort between the schools of architecture at The Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame — presents the two-day symposium, “A Living Presence: Extending and Transforming the Tradition of Catholic Sacred Architecture.” See story.

CUA’s Seminary Celebrates Ordination of 16 to Priesthood and Diaconate: 4-12-10
As the Year for Priests declared by Pope Benedict XVI comes to a close this spring, 16 seminarians at Catholic University’s Theological College will experience important milestones in their journey to become priests. See story.

CUA Expert Available to Discuss Morality of Nuclear Policy: 4-12-10
During this week’s summit on nuclear affairs in Washington, D.C, CUA politics professor Maryann Cusimano Love is available to discuss the morality of international nuclear policies. See story.

Catholic University Hosts Student Civil Engineering Conference: 4-8-10
Each year, approximately 250 civil engineering students from universities around the Washington, D.C., area convene for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Virginia Conference. See story.

CUA to Stage Courtroom Drama à la Judge Judy: 4-8-10
In an unusual collaboration between Catholic University’s drama department and its law school, a professor of acting and a graduate acting student are assisting law school colleagues with the staging of an improvised courtroom drama titled Garrett vs. Twin Oaks Hospital. See story.

University Chaplain Rev. Robert Schlageter to Leave CUA: 4-8-10
Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that Rev. Robert F. Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., university chaplain and director of campus ministry, will be leaving the university this summer to take a new assignment for his religious community. See story.

Biomedical Engineering Major Awarded Goldwater Scholarship: 4-7-10
Catholic University junior Jenna Graham of Columbia, Md., a biomedical engineering major, has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. See story.

Four CUA Seminarians to Be Ordained as Deacons: 4-6-10
Four seminarians from Catholic University’s national seminary, Theological College, and a seminarian from Washington State will be ordained to the order of deacons in a milestone on the path to becoming priests. See story.

Pope Appoints CUA Trustee as Coadjutor Archbishop: 4-6-10
Pope Benedict XVI today appointed CUA trustee, Most Rev. José H. Gomez, archbishop of San Antonio, Texas, as coadjutor archbishop with the right of succession of Los Angeles, Calif. See story.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather in Atlanta April 23 for Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser: 4-6-10
America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in Atlanta Friday, April 23, to raise money for college scholarships at the 21st American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. See story.

Lecture: “Architecture and Cultural Significance: Conservation and Contemporary Projects”: 4-5-10
Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning is partnering with the Embassy of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present a lecture titled “Architecture and Cultural Significance: Conservation and Contemporary Projects” by architect Rahul Mehrotra. See story.

Conference: “The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region”: 3-31-10
Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a conference titled “The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region” that will explore different aspects of incorporation of Hispanics in the Washington metropolitan area. See story.

Concert: Faculty and Students to Perform at Strathmore Mansion: 3-31-10 Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome of Music presents the inaugural concert of a new series to be performed at the Mansion at Strathmore. See story.

USCCB Video Follows CUA’s ‘Way of the Cross’ Journey through Campus: 3-29-10
Catholic University’s annual “Candlelight Way of the Cross” is featured in a United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) video. See story.

Sixth-Graders Get inside Look at Engineering from Robot Maker: 3-26-10
More than 30 middle- and high-school students from Northern Virginia got a hands-on lesson in robotics during a visit today to Catholic University’s School of Engineering. See story.

Candlelight Way of the Cross: 3-26-10
In an annual Holy Week tradition, students at The Catholic University of America will gather Monday at the Office of Campus Ministry for the Candlelight Way of the Cross. See story.

CUA President’s Meeting with Pope Highlights University’s Relationship with Vatican: 3-26-10
The president of The Catholic University of America, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., met briefly with Pope Benedict XVI after the pontiff’s general audience March 24 in St. Peter's Square. See story.

Three Students Win Prizes in Dramatic Recitation: 3-25-10
Science and philosophy were given dramatic voice as three Catholic University students won cash prizes by giving artful recitations of sections from articles, books and plays during the fifth annual Hartke Declamation Contest at Callan Theatre earlier this week. See story.

Lecture: “Relevance of Traditional Materials, Technology and Craftsmanship in Contemporary Architecture and Interior Design”: 3-25-10
Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning is partnering with the Embassy of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present a lecture titled “Relevance of Traditional Materials, Technology and Craftsmanship in Contemporary Architecture and Interior Design” by architect Nimish Patel. See story.

CUA President, Provost Meet With Catholic Education Officials in Rome: 3-23-10
Very Rev. David O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, along with CUA Provost James Brennan, met today with Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education officials Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect, and Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., secretary, in Rome to discuss Catholic higher education in the United States and to share reflections on the present and future of CUA. See story.

CUA President Gives Keynote Address at Colloquium in Belgium: 3-19-10
Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of Catholic University, gave the keynote address at today’s colloquium celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Brothers of Charity’s founder. See story.

CUA Architecture Program Receives National Honor: 3-19-10
Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design, a program in CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning, was recently recognized by the National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB) as one of six national recipients of the council’s Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. See story.

CUA Students Explore Career Paths with Female Faculty: 3-18-10
They came to meet Catholic University’s women faculty members, and they left with answers to questions about their studies and information about possible careers. See story.

CUA Poetry Reading and Workshop: 3-18-10
Three female Washington, D.C., poets will be featured in a poetry reading and workshop on March 26. See story.

CUA Lecture: “Exploring the Nature of Matter: Jefferson Lab and Its Plans” by Lab Director Hugh Montgomery: 3-17-10
As the speaker for Catholic University’s 29th annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture, Hugh Montgomery, director of the Jefferson Lab, will describe the facility and its plans. See story.

CUA’s Best Buddies Chapter Recognized by Maryland Organization: 3-17-10
The CUA Chapter of Best Buddies, which pairs a student with a person with intellectual disabilities, was recently awarded the Most Improved Chapter Award by Best Buddies of Maryland. See story.

CUA Social Work Professor Named to Hall of Fame: 3-16-10
Frederick Ahearn, a professor with Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service, is the recipient of the Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame Award for 2010. See story.

St. Patrick’s Day Sources at The Catholic University of America: 3-16-10
The following experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Ireland and Irish-American culture, history and literature. See story.

Sister Rose McDermott to Receive a Published Tribute: 3-15-10
“Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around,” educator Helen Peters once wrote. See story.

Sobering Reality: “The Chemistry of Alcohol and Hangovers”: 3-15-10
Just in time for the drinking of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, CUA chemistry Professor Diane Bunce will explain a hangover and how it results from chemical reactions in the body. See story.

Calculus + Coffee = A Way to Foster Careers in Science, Architecture and Business: 3-11-10
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported the bad news earlier this year: Hundreds of thousands of America’s college students annually are precluded from careers in science, technology and engineering because they fail to pass university calculus courses. See story.

CUA’s Metropolitan School of Professional Studies Partners with Anne Arundel Community College: 3-10-10
The Catholic University of America’s Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) has partnered with Anne Arundel Community College to help ensure a smooth transition for students transferring into bachelor’s programs at MSPS. See story.

CUA Introduces New Master’s Degree in Nuclear Environmental Protection: 3-10-10
Beginning in fall 2010, The Catholic University of America will offer a new Master of Science in Nuclear Environmental Protection program that will prepare graduates for careers in the midst of the nation’s renewed commitment to nuclear power. See story.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Annual Lecture: 3-5-10
Margaret McGuinness, professor and chair of the Department of Religion at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, will speak about American female saints during the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Annual Lecture at CUA. See story.

CUA Lecture on the Relationship Between Church and State: 3-5-10
Most Rev. Roland Minnerath, Archbishop of Dijon, France, is a noted writer and speaker on the relationship between church and state, and formerly served in the diplomatic service of the Vatican. See story.

CUA Professor to Carry the Torch for Paralympics: 3-4-10
Dressed in a running uniform and red mittens — which, according to the committee hosting the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, are “a childhood symbol of winter and warmth, and part of our Canadian Heritage”— Lezsek Sibilski, adjunct professor of sociology, will carry the Paralympic torch in Vancouver on Thursday, March 11. See story.

Opera: CUA Presents “Die Fledermaus”: 3-4-10
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Die Fledermaus,” an operetta by Johann Strauss II. See story.

CUA Architecture Professor Wins Prestigious Gabriel Prize: 3-3-10
George J. Martin, associate professor of architecture and planning at Catholic University, has been awarded the Gabriel Prize by the Western European Architecture Foundation. See story.

CUA Laboratory Receives $1.6 Million to Test Environmental Impact of Nuclear Waste Turned Into Glass: 3-3-10
As part of its ongoing research on transforming nuclear waste into solid glass that can be safely stored for thousands of years, CUA’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) received a $1.6 million contract to test the long-term performance of such glass that will be produced and stored at the Washington state location where most of the plutonium for America’s arsenal of atomic bombs was created. See story.

More than 100 CUA Students Find Alternatives to Traditional Spring Break: 3-3-10
Although the phrase “Spring Break” may traditionally conjure up images of relaxing on beaches or pool side — especially in the middle of a winter with record snowfall — many CUA students are spending their week off volunteering or traveling abroad to enhance their studies. See story.

With iPromise, Students Commit to Protect Each Other Over Spring Break: 3-2-10 Swear. Pledge. Commit. No matter how it’s described, it’s the promise of loyalty that binds young people together in the tightest of friendships. See story.

CUA Celebrates Women’s History Month: 2-26-10 The Catholic University of America is hosting several events in March in honor of Women’s History Month. See story.

CUA Launches Art Competition in Response to Rembrandt Exhibit: 2-24-10 An art competition at The Catholic University of America is challenging students to create artwork inspired by the Rembrandt etching currently on display at CUA. See story.

Book Edited by CUA Professor Wins 2009 PROSE Award: 2-24-10 A collection of essays on late antiquity edited by Catholic University Professor Philip Rousseau was named a winner of a 2009 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. See story.

Sarah M. Phelps Appointed General Counsel of Catholic University : 2-23-10 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, announced today that he has appointed Sarah M. Phelps, current interim General Counsel, to the position of General Counsel of The Catholic University of America, effective March 1, 2010. See story.

CUA Physicist Awarded $364,000 to Crack One of Sun’s Riddles: 2-23-10 It’s been a scientific mystery for decades: Why is the sun’s surface a relatively cool 6,000 degrees Kelvin, while the sun’s corona, or atmosphere, is an incredible 1 million degrees Kelvin? See story.

Acclaimed Spanish Writer to Attend CUA Conference on Her Work: 2-22-10 Carme Riera, one of Spain’s leading writers and literary critics, will speak on her writing at a March 19–20 international conference at Catholic University. See story.

Catholic University Defeats Scottish National Lacrosse Team: 2-19-10 While members of the U.S. Olympic team were competing for gold in the world’s largest athletic competition, players on the CUA men’s lacrosse team found themselves in a match-up with the Scottish National Lacrosse Team Feb. 18 at Cardinal Stadium. See story.

Architecture Lecture: “From Gaze to Gaz: A New Interpretation of Humayun’s Tomb-Garden and the Nizamuddin Area of Delhi”: 2-19-10 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning is partnering with the Embassy of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present a lecture titled “From Gaze to Gaz: A New Interpretation of Humayun’s Tomb-Garden and the Nizamuddin Area of Delhi” by James L. Wescoat Jr., Aga Kahn Professor of Architecture in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. See story.

CUA Presents “All in the Timing”: 2-19-10 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s musical theater program presents “All in the Timing,” a collection of 14 short, comedic one-act plays by the American playwright David Ives. See story.

CUA President Praises Unsung Heroes of 2010 Blizzards: 2-18-10 On behalf of the campus community, Catholic University’s president, Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., delivered a special thank you to staff members for their tireless work during recent record-breaking snowstorms. See story.

Lenten Ashes Serve as Wake-Up Call: 2-17-10 An overflow crowd of Catholic University students, faculty and staff received a “wake-up call” on Ash Wednesday. See story.

CUA Shares Ancient Artifacts With Young Filmmakers: 2-17-10 Fifth graders from a Virginia elementary school who are creating a film with a script by the ancient Roman playwright Plautus visited Catholic University’s Department of Greek and Latin earlier this week to examine examples of 2,000-year-old Roman pottery. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Lenten Season: 2-16-10 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.

CUA Lecture: “The Roman She-Wolf: An Old Beast in the Modern City”: 2-15-10 Since antiquity, the legendary she-wolf that rescued Romulus and Remus has served as the potent symbol of Rome. See story.

CUA Presents Concert of Original Works by Professor Joseph Santo: 2-15-10 Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert of original works by Joseph Santo, assistant dean for academics and graduate studies and adjunct assistant professor. See story.

CUA Junior Takes a Spin on Wheel of Fortune: 2-15-10 Catholic University students generally aim for As and Bs. But for five hours on an early January day, Mike Provine was focused on all 26 letters of the alphabet. See story.

Book by CUA Professor and Doctoral Student Wins National Award: 2-15-10 A book written by a professor and a graduate student in Catholic University’s School of Nursing has been named a book of the year for 2009 by the American Journal of Nursing. See story.

Hartke Contest Offers Eloquent Students $1,000 Prize: 2-12-10 Students who enjoy public speaking are invited to vie for the fifth annual Hartke Declamation Prize on Monday, March 22, which this year requires dramatic presentations of readings related to science and/or philosophy. See story.

CUA Expert Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day: 2-12-10 An expert at The Catholic University of America is available to discuss the upcoming Valentine‘s Day holiday on Sunday, Feb. 14. See story.

CUA Students Get Hands-on Experience to Learn About Solar Energy: 2-12-10  Catholic University students will look to the heavens for inspiration as they compete in a new solar-design challenge. The competition will challenge teams of students to design a picnic table capable of using energy from the sun to create a power source. See story.

CUA's Gift of Books and Computers Arrives in a Grateful Tanzania: 2-11-10 Weeks of volunteer work have paid off after a donation of books and computers that were collected, packaged and shipped by Catholic University and its students arrived at its final destination - the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania. See story.

Father Bob Offers a Walk Around Campus in the Snow: 2-10-10 While most people in the Washington, D.C., area were hunkered down during the blizzards of the past week, one well-known Catholic University administrator set out on foot with a video camera to share what was happening on campus. See story.

Cardinal Schönborn Explores Christianity’s Role in Europe in CUA Address: 2-4-10 In a speech at Catholic University, the leader of the Archdiocese of Vienna expressed optimism for the future of Christianity in Europe, despite signs of a growing estrangement with religion. See story.

Catholic University Launches Master of Science in Business Analysis: 2-4-10 In the fall of 2010, The Catholic University of America will begin offering a Master of Science in Business Analysis. See story.

CUA Launches Solar-Design Competition for Students: 2-4-10 CUA, one of Washington, D.C.’s newest solar-energy producers, is hosting a solar-design competition to help its students learn more about alternative energy. See story.

CUA to Award Honorary Doctorate to Nursing Pioneer: 2-4-10 A Catholic University graduate from more than 50 years ago will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the university in recognition of her contributions to the nursing profession and nursing education. See story.

New Biotechnology Master’s Degree Offers Excellent Job Prospects: 2-1-10 Beginning in fall 2010, Catholic University will offer a Master of Science in Biotechnology degree, which will prepare its recipients for an expanding number of well-paying jobs. See story.

CUA Presents “Picnic at Hanging Rock”: 2-1-10 An innocent Valentine’s Day outing for a group of Australian school girls in the early 1900s ends in mystery when three students and a teacher disappear. See story.

CUA Solar Panels Producing Energy for Four Campus Buildings: 1-29-10 Catholic University has joined the ranks of energy producers. See story.

CUA Spring Lecture Series Explores Architecture of India: 1-29-10 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning explores the architecture of India in its 2010 Spring Lecture Series, which starts Feb. 1 with a lecture titled “Bombay — Past Present Future.”  See story.

Architecture Lecture: “Bombay — Past Present Future”: 1-29-10 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning is partnering with the Embassy of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present a lecture titled “Bombay — Past Present Future” by architect Dhiru A. Thadani. See story.

CUA Student Activities Office Offers Workshops Tied to Current Events: 1-28-10 CUA’s Office of Campus Activities is presenting its second series of Dialogue on Demand workshops by university faculty on topics tied to events in the news this spring. See story.

CUA Announces Spring Philosophy Lecture Series : 1-28-10 Catholic University’s School of Philosophy presents the 2010 Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series. See story.

CUA to Host Lecture by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., Archbishop of Vienna: 1-26-10 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., archbishop of Vienna and a theologian well known for his work on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, will give a lecture on Christianity Wednesday, Feb. 3, at The Catholic University of America. See story.

Catholic University to Donate $60,000 for Haitian Earthquake Victims: 1-25-10 The Catholic University of America will send a check for $60,000 to Catholic Relief Services for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. See story.

Record Number of CUA Students Join the National March for Life: 1-22-10 Nearly 550 Catholic University students signed up to participate in today’s 37th annual March for Life in downtown Washington, D.C. See story.

“CUA Cares” Raises $12,000 So Far for Haitian Earthquake Victims: 1-21-10 As of noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, The Catholic University of America had raised nearly $12,000 as part of “CUA Cares — A Novena of Prayer and Action for the People of Haiti.” See story.

CUA to Host Lecture by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna: 1-19-10 Catholic University’s three ecclesiastical schools of theology and religious studies, canon law and philosophy are hosting a lecture by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, titled “Christianity — Alien Presence or Foundation of the West?” See story.

Through Prayers and Action, CUA Shows It Cares about People of Haiti: 1-14-10 More than 1,400 miles may separate the Catholic University campus and earthquake-ravaged Haiti, but that divide is being filled with prayers and action. See story.

CUA Student with Family in Haiti Speaks at Mass: 1-14-10 At a lunchtime Mass today, a Catholic University student who hasn’t been able to contact some of his relatives in Haiti urged members of the CUA community to support victims of the earthquake that struck near the capital of Port au Prince on Jan. 12. See story.

CUA to Begin Novena for Haitian Earthquake Victims with Mass Tomorrow: 1-13-10 Members of The Catholic University of America community will gather at Caldwell Chapel tomorrow to offer a Mass for the hundreds of thousands of victims of the earthquake that devastated Port au Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 12. See story.

CUA Experts Available to Discuss United States Terrorism Policies: 1-13-10 In the wake of the failed terrorist attack near Detroit and subsequent public discussions on U.S. national security, experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss counter-terrorism and national security policy. See story.

New Exhibit Features Mysterious Rembrandt Etching Found in Nugent Hall: 1-11-10 When CUA doctoral student Paul Wesley Bush first saw the university's Rembrandt etching in January 2009, he wondered if it was real. He studied the print, turned it over and on the back read a handwritten inscription in French, which included the 17th-century Dutch painter's name. Could it be an actual Rembrandt? See story.

CUA Offers Master’s Program in Materials Science: 1-8-10 In a new interdisciplinary offering, Catholic University is introducing a Master of Science degree in materials science and engineering. See story.

CUA Astronomers Present Research at Leading U.S. Conference: 1-8-10 At the largest astronomy conference in U.S. history — the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Washington, D.C., earlier this week — 20 Catholic University physics professors, astronomical research scientists and graduate students participated, most of them giving scientific presentations or chairing conference sessions. See story.