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125th Anniversary Historical Exhibit: 12/22/11 The exhibit highlights 125 years of the student experience at CUA. It features displays on athletics, academics, campus buildings, songs, and student life.

Students Explore New York City Job Prospects: 12/21/11 The 18 students in the Master of Science in Business Analysis program visited New York City last month to query top executives of nine companies.

Professor Recognized for Leadership: 12/21/11 Renate Chancellor, clinical assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science, has been awarded the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award.

University Partners with Cristo Rey Schools: 12/16/11 The Catholic University of America has joined the Cristo Rey Network of partner colleges and universities that support the success of graduates from the Cristo Rey high schools.

What's Open/Closed During Christmas Break: 12/16/11 For the faculty and staff of Catholic University, the Christmas recess begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22.

CUA Names New VP for Institutional Advancement: 12/13/11 Catholic University President John Garvey has appointed H. Ken DeDominicis as the University’s new vice president for institutional advancement.

University Names First Pritzl Chair of Philosophy: 12/13/11 John Rist will become the first Father Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy in January.

Concert Raises $11,500 for A Simple House: 12/7/11 Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception collected nearly $11,500 for A Simple House at the 23rd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Master Plan: Big Changes for CUA Campus: 12/7/11 In a proposed long-range Master Plan, Catholic University is envisioning big changes to its campus.

Conference: School Choice is Justice Concern: 12/2/11 At a conference this week at Catholic University, advocates for measures to expand school choices for disadvantaged families celebrated a “watershed” year and described the efforts as a work of “social justice.”

Seniors Help Curate Art Exhibit : 12/1/11 Four art history seniors helped curate the current exhibit at Salve Regina Gallery.

Single-Sex Housing Complaint Dismissed: 11/30/11 The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) has dismissed a complaint filed by George Washington University law professor John F. Banzhaf III in response to The Catholic University of America’s single-sex housing policy.

Music School to Present Hartke Series: 11/28/11 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present a weeklong series of music performances in Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre featuring many of the groups sponsored by the school.

CUA Medieval Scholars Among World's Best: 11/21/11 At Catholic University, Tobias Hoffmann has been able to work beside other faculty who are leaders in the study of medieval philosophy.

2011 Charity Concert to Benefit A Simple House: 11/21/11 Catholic University and the Basilica present the 2011 Christmas Concert for Charity benefiting A Simple House.

Holiday Events at Catholic University: 11/21/11 The following events will take place over the next month at Catholic University as students, faculty, and staff prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and the Christmas season.

Canon Law Grad Finds Meaningful Work: 11/16/11 Nicole Lee finds meaning in her job as the director of the Tribunal for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Student Physicists Emerge in Search for Kaons, Quarks, and Gluons: 11/14/11 Student physicists help build a subatomic particle detector and present research at an international conference.

Winter Music Preview: 11/14/11 The music school presents the following events this winter.

Students Honor Greatest Generation : 11/11/11 This Veterans Day, a group of Catholic University students visited the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

Three Professors Win Top Teaching Awards: 11/11/11 Provost James Brennan has presented the 2011 Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence to three professors.

CUA Remembers Its Own on Veterans Day: 11/10/11 This Veterans Day, Catholic University President John Garvey, students, and other volunteers will read the names of 6,200-plus servicemen and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past 10 years.

CUA Over Halfway to 125,000 Service Hours: 11/10/11 Alumnus Robert Devlin of Woodstock, Va., moved the Cardinal Service Commitment past the halfway mark of 62,250 service hours.

Community Emphasized at Groundbreaking: 11/9/11 Catholic University broke ground on Monroe Street Market during a ceremony for the project.

CUA to Stage Two Operas: 11/9/11 Suor Angelica and La voix humaine to be performed Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20.

South Campus Development Begins: 11/9/11 The Catholic University of America broke ground this morning on a $200 million mixed-use development named Monroe Street Market during a ceremony on the University’s South Campus.

CUA Celebrates International Education Week: 11/8/11 The week of Nov. 14, CUA will highlight its increasing global engagement by celebrating International Education Week.

University Brings Solar Energy to Monastery: 11/8/11 CUA engineering students build a solar energy system at the Franciscan Monastery in Northeast D.C.

Remembrance Day National Roll Call : 11/7/11 The University will participate in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call by conducting a roll call of the servicemen and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CUA Professor Helps Soldiers Combat Suicide: 11/7/11 As part of his ongoing research on suicide prevention, Catholic University Psychology Professor David Jobes will work with soldiers with suicidal tendencies at Fort Stewart, a U.S. Army base in Georgia.

The Language of Infinity: 11/4/11 This play is the premiere of a work by Catholic University M.F.A. playwriting candidate Rachel K. Barclay.

CUA Comments on Long-term Priorities: 11/3/11 Catholic University hosted a town hall meeting on the University’s new strategic plan, a document outlining CUA’s priorities for the next 10 years.

CUA Drama Debuts Innovative Theatre Experience: 11/1/11 The Department of Drama is launching a new Reading and Discussion Series, featuring plays followed by discussions with leading experts on the topic explored in each play.

Alumnus Steve Hay Nurtures Prisoners' Faith: 10/31/11 Alumnus Steve Hay visits the imprisoned to help them draw spiritual freedom out of confinement.

Partnerships Benefit Engineering School: 10/28/11 In 2007, School of Engineering Dean Charles Nguyen initiated two programs with universities in Vietnam.

CUA Musicians to Return to Carnegie Hall: 10/28/11 For the second year in a row, more than 30 faculty members, students, and alumni of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will perform at Carnegie Hall.

Trick-or-Treaters Celebrate Halloween Early at CUA: 10/27/11 Approximately 250 children attended the annual Halloween on Campus.

VSL Recycles Radioactive Element in Nuclear Cleanup: 10/26/11 VSL completes first phase of a major project to capture and recycle a dangerous radioactive element in nuclear waste cleanup.

Swiss Cardinal to Speak on Ecumenism : 10/26/11 Cardinal Kurt Koch of Switzerland will give a lecture titled "Fundamental Aspects of Ecumenism and Future Perspectives."

CUA Experts on New Missal Translation: 10/25/11 CUA offers experts who can discuss the new English translation of the Roman Missal.

Brookland Children Invited to Halloween on Campus: 10/21/11 The Office of Campus Ministry hosts an evening of Halloween games and trick-or-treating on campus for youngsters.

Panel Discussion on 2011 Survey of U.S. Catholics: 10/21/11 The discussion of a 2011 survey of U.S. Catholics will be held at the National Press Club. Register online.

Faculty Member and Guest Artist Recital: 10/21/11 Internationally acclaimed Benjamin T. Rome School of Music piano professor Ivo Kaltchev and Bulgarian violinist Lilia Donkova will perform.

Collections Highlight Catholic Lay Women: 10/21/11 The University Archives recently launched finding aids detailing items in two collections that pertain to Catholic lay women.

30th Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture: 10/21/11 Michael J. Naughton will speak on “Shrinking Ubiquity to the Nanoscale: New Uses for an Old Technology.”

Human Trafficking: An Epidemic of Contemporary Slavery: 10/18/11 In a daylong conference, policy experts and survivors will discuss the issue of trafficking in human persons.

NCSSS to Host Talk on Social Justice for Elderly : 10/14/11 The National Catholic School of Social Service hosts the Second Biennial Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture as part of the University’s celebration of its 125th anniversary.

Archives Spotlights Alumni Memorabilia: 10/14/11 As part of The Catholic University of America’s 125th anniversary celebration, the University Archives is showcasing student life through its alumni collections.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Speaks: 10/14/11 Ann Cody, a Paralympic gold medalist and member of the U.S. Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame, spoke about her life and sports career before a crowd of about 150 guests.

Knights of Columbus Council Wins Award: 10/12/11 The Knights of Columbus has honored Catholic University Council 9542 for its outstanding fraternity-building programs.

New Rector of Theological College to Be Installed: 10/12/11 Theological College, the national diocesan seminary of CUA, will install Very Rev. Phillip J. Brown, S.S., as the seminary’s 15th rector during a Mass.

CUA to Present Bernstein's 'On the Town': 10/11/11 Performances take place in Hartke Theatre Oct. 28 through Oct. 30.

2010-2011 Annual Report: 10/10/11 The University's fiscal year-end accounting of facts, figures and campus highlights.

Symposium Reports on the Happiness of Priests: 10/7/11 CUA hosted an Oct. 5 Symposium on the Priesthood that drew more than 320 priests and seminarians.

CUA Celebrates Disability Awareness Month: 10/7/11 The Catholic University of America is celebrating Disability Awareness Month.

Lecture by Paralympic Gold Medalist Ann Cody : 10/6/11 Cody, a Paralympic gold medalist and member of the U.S. Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame, will talk about her life and sports career.

CUA to Host Family Weekend: 10/6/11 Approximately 1,100 Catholic University students and their families will gather at CUA for Family Weekend.

Conference Explores Catholic Identity of Schools: 10/5/11 The conference “The Catholic Identity of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools” took place Oct. 2 to 4 at The Catholic University of America.

A Celebration of Robert Penn Warren’s Poetry : 10/5/11 The Department of English will present a two-day conference dedicated to the work of acclaimed poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren.

Staff Member Uses God-given Tools to Help: 10/5/11 Jim Battle, assistant director of facilities, maintenance, and operations, has been helping out at the Center for Deaf Ministries of the Archdiocese of Washington for 15 years.

CUA Senior Wishes She Could 'Give Back': 10/5/11 Bethany A. Brigoli, Class of 2012, spent a week last summer working with children in a daycare center in El Salvador.

Labor Secretary Announces $159 Million in Grants: 10/4/11 U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced $159 million in grant money to 36 partnerships between private and public sector entities — including one involving Catholic University.

Lecture on Aging Issues: 10/4/11 Michael Reisch, professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, will deliver a lecture on 'Social Justice for the Elderly and the Intergenerational Compact.'

Emerging and Future Directions for Architecture and Planning: 10/3/11 Adèle Naudé Santos will deliver the George Marcou Memorial Lecture.

EU’s Transatlantic Economic Relationships: 9/30/11 Peter Beyer, a member of the German Bundestag (parliament), will give the talk.

Lecture on Blond's 'Red Toryism': 9/30/11 Anglican theologian delivers talk on "Red Toryism," followed by a discussion.

The Catholic Education of Hispanic Youth: 9/30/11 The University continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a discussion on “The Catholic Education of Hispanic Youth.”

Students Seek Blessings on Rooms: 9/30/11 The Conventual Franciscan friars make their annual rounds to bless student rooms.

University Mourns Passing of Archbishop Hannan: 9/29/11 Catholic University President John Garvey issued the following statement regarding the death of Archbishop Philip M. Hannan of New Orleans, trustee emeritus of the University.

Theologians, Bishops Discuss New Evangelization: 9/27/11 A symposium earlier this month brought together Catholic University theologians and members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Doctrine for several days of discussion on intellectual collaboration as a way to support the Church’s new evangelization.

Lecture on Muslim-Christian Relations: 9/21/11 John L. Esposito, a professor at Georgetown University, will present the 37th Annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture.

Symposium on the Priesthood: 9/20/11 On the occasion of the publication of “Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests,” by Monsignor Stephen Rossetti.

Catholic Identity of Catholic Schools: 9/20/11 A three-day conference for Catholic educators and educational researchers titled “The Catholic Identity of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.”

CUA/Brookland Crew Teams Up on Cleanup: 9/20/11 A cleanup crew that included members of the Catholic University community as well as Brookland residents picked up trash, trimmed bushes, and cut back weeds along Taylor Street at the north end of campus.

Drama Presents 'Tartuffe': 9/19/11 The Department of Drama presents 'Tartuffe' Oct. 13 through 16.

SLIS Students Awarded Scholarships: 9/19/11 Catholic University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has named Rose Asuquo and Trevor Riley recipients of the 2011-2012 Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship.

VSL Internships Propel Future Scientists: 9/16/11 Through its competitive internships, VSL has provided would-be scientists hands-on work experience in leading-edge scientific research.

Vatican Ambassador: 'Walk with Others': 9/16/11 Miguel Díaz, the first Hispanic to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, urged CUA students to “walk with others.” as a way to promote diversity.

Tree Planting Workshop: 9/16/11 Learn about trees and how to properly plant and care for them from the experts at Casey Trees, then help plant 30 trees on CUA grounds.

A Gift of Art on Display in Mullen Library: 9/16/11 The University celebrates a couple's gift of more than 200 engravings – lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and mezzotints by more than 50 artists.

Global Voices of Nonviolence: 9/16/11 Screening and discussion of the film “Little Town of Bethlehem,” a story of a Christian, a Muslim, and a Jew who strive to bring peace to the Holy Land.

Constitution Day Program - Columbus School of Law : 9/16/11 Assistant Professor of Law Mark L. Rienzi will deliver a lecture on Celebrating the Constitution We Can All Agree On, 4:30 p.m., Great Room A., Pryzbyla Center.

Scientific Society Honors Chemistry Professor: 9/16/11 Catholic University Professor of Chemistry Diane Bunce has won the American Chemical Society’s 2012 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education for “outstanding contributions to chemical education.”

Professor Presents Suicide Research to Congress: 9/15/11 CUA Professor David Jobes briefed members and staff of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on preventing suicide among veterans.

Discussion with Miguel Díaz, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See: 9/13/11 Miguel Díaz will launch The Catholic University of America’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a talk on Sept. 13.

University Marks 9/11 with Service and Mass: 9/12/11 The Catholic University of America observed the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by performing service around Washington, D.C., on Saturday and gathering for a Sunday evening Mass, where the victims were remembered.

9/11 Mass of Remembrance: 9/11/11 On the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the University will commemorate victims in a special Sunday Mass.

Relocation of Marist Hall Offices Finalized: 9/9/11 The Office of Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations is in the final stages of implementing the relocation of all offices formerly located in Marist Hall as the University prepares to undertake repairs to that building necessitated by the recent earthquake.

NCSSS Dean Honored with Prestigious Award: 9/9/11 James Zabora, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) at The Catholic University of America, has been awarded the 2010 Ruth Knee – Milton Wittman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health and Mental Health Policy.

Experts on 9/11 and Terrorism Available: 9/8/11 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Students View 9/11 Documentary: 9/8/11 Approximately 20 history students from Catholic University attended a Sept. 7 screening of the documentary “REBIRTH” at the invitation of the White House.

Reflections on 9/11: Reason, Faith, Service: 9/8/11 The Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies presents a conference on the efforts to combat terrorism since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Architecture School Celebrates 100th Anniversary: 9/8/11 The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Architecture Welcomes Professor in Residence: 9/7/11 The School of Architecture and Planning welcomes Juhani Pallasmaa this fall as the 2011 Walton Critic and professor in residence.

CUA Musicians to Perform in Czech Festival: 9/7/11 On Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, ensembles from Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will perform as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, a two-month-long series of events hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic to celebrate the 170th birthday of composer Antonín Dvorák.

Update on Relocating Marist Hall Offices, Classes: 9/2/11 Because of damage caused by the recent earthquake, Marist Hall will be vacated while repairs are being made.

Service Sign-Up Launches 125th Anniversary: 9/1/11 A service sign-up fair on the University mall marked the official launch of the Cardinal Service Commitment, in which Catholic University will strive to perform 125,000 hours of charitable service by next Founder’s Day, April 10, 2012 — the University’s 125th birthday.

Offices and Classes in Marist Hall to be Relocated: 9/1/11 The University has decided to vacate Marist Hall while repairs are made to cracks in some exterior walls that were caused by the recent earthquake.

Transform Service into Charity, Says Garvey: 9/1/11 At a Mass invoking the Holy Spirit, The Catholic University of America launched a new academic year and a service campaign for its 125th anniversary with President John Garvey challenging students, faculty, and staff to “transform” acts of service into Christian charity.

Architecture School Presents Fall Lecture Series: 8/30/11 The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America presents its fall lecture series, focusing on contemporary German architecture.

NCSSS Wins Global Social Work Award: 8/30/11 The National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America is the recipient of the 2011 Partners in Advancing Education for International Social Work Award.

Fall Music Preview: 8/30/11 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America presents several events this fall.

President Joins Students for Knockout: 8/30/11 On the first day of fall semester classes, more than 50 CUA students gathered to compete with President John Garvey in a game of Knockout to inaugurate the University's new basketball court.

Students Learn about Their New Home: 8/26/11 After the first day of orientation wrapped up with a playfair and a late-night breakfast, new students and their parents learned more about students’ new home away from home on the second day of orientation.

President Garvey Welcomes New Students: 8/25/11 Welcoming the Class of 2015 to The Catholic University of America, President John Garvey told this year’s new students that faith and virtue are key to academic success.

The Garveys Help Freshmen Move In: 8/25/11 President John Garvey and his wife Jeanne, wearing bright yellow T-shirts that said “Welcome!” on the front and “Cardinal move-in crew” on the back, looked like pros as they carted boxes up the steps of Quinn and Reardon residence halls.

Returning Students to Start Moving in Aug. 26: 8/25/11 Due to the forecasted adverse weather conditions this weekend, The Catholic University of America will allow returning students to move in to the residence halls beginning Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m.

CUA to Welcome More Than 1,000 New Students: 8/24/11 The Catholic University of America will welcome more than 1,000 new students and their families on Aug. 25 for the start of Orientation 2011.

Registration Open for Family Weekend: 8/22/11 Catholic University will host Family Weekend on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8.

Philosophy Lectures to Explore Heidegger: 8/18/11 The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America presents its 44th annual Fall Lecture Series, which this year will explore the philosophical thought of Martin Heidegger, a German philosopher known for his existential and phenomenological explorations of the question of “being.”

Architecture Dean Receives Design Award: 8/18/11 Randall Ott, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, received an UNBUILT Award from the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Long-term Service Surprises Business Graduate : 8/18/11 Matt Aujero didn’t expect so much would happen during his first year after graduating from Catholic University in May 2010.

University Touts Back-to-School News: 8/18/11 New students will arrive at The Catholic University of America for orientation on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Mass of the Holy Spirit: 8/17/11 The new academic year will officially begin with the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 12:10 p.m. in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Garvey, Students Attend World Youth Day: 8/16/11 For the first time since World Youth Day was begun by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1985, a delegation of students from The Catholic University of America will together attend the international youth gathering with the Pope in Madrid this week.

Garvey, Students Shoot Hoops on New Court: 8/16/11 On a muggy August morning, President John Garvey met up with five CUA students to shoot a few hoops on the University’s new outdoor basketball court.

Alumni Day of Service: 8/15/11 The Catholic University Alumni Association will help to sort and pack donated food Aug. 20 at the Capital Area Food Bank in support of the University's Cardinal Service Commitment.

Long-term Service Is Life-altering for New Graduates: 8/10/11 Each spring, while most newly graduated college students are trading in research papers for resumes and backpacks for briefcases, about 15 Catholic University graduates fly off to faraway places for long-term service.

Two CUA Students Among Five Finalists in National Playwriting Contest: 8/9/11 Timothy Guillot and Bob Bartlett, graduate students in CUA’s Department of Drama, are among the five finalists in the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, sponsored by the Alliance Theatre of Atlanta.

University Archives Launches 100th Online Finding Aid: 8/8/11 The University Archives has launched its 100th finding aid detailing the contents of a 90-box collection containing records from the National Catholic Community Service.

Biology Professor Shares Cutting-Edge Work at National Meeting: 8/8/11 Venigalla Rao, chairman and professor of the Department of Biology, was a featured speaker at the 30th annual meeting of the American Society of Virology.

Pianist Santiago Rodriguez to Cap International Festival at CUA: 8/4/11 Santiago Rodriguez, eminent Cuban-born pianist, will perform a recital dedicated to the memory of his deceased colleagues on Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Catholic University of America as part of the 3rd Annual Washington International Piano Festival.

October Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Study on the Lives of Priests: 8/1/11 On Oct. 5, The Catholic University of America will host the Symposium on the Priesthood, which will explore a comprehensive, groundbreaking study by a Catholic University professor showing that priests enjoy an extraordinarily high rate of happiness and satisfaction, among the highest of any profession.

English Professor and Son Run with the Bulls in Spain: 7/29/11 Refresh for updated information