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A Grand Dedication for a Grand Building: 10/17/14 Catholic University’s newly renovated LEED-certified Father O’Connell Hall was dedicated Oct. 17 on the first day of Cardinal Weekend.

CUA Collection on Display at Smithsonian: 10/17/14 Eleven items from Catholic University’s Semitics/ICOR (Institute of Christian Oriental Research) Library have been loaned to the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Carousel Comes to Life: 10/16/14 The sweeping score of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel will come to life as the School of Music presents its fall musical at Hartke Theatre.

Connecting Reading with Performance: 10/15/14 First-year students make connections between their reading of King Oedipus and a performance of the play.

Commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall: 10/15/14 The Embassy of Germany selected CUA to host a week of events remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.

Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies: 10/10/14 Beginning this semester, students can enroll in a new certificate program in Latin American and Latino Studies.

STRS Receives Grant for Scientific Study: 10/9/14 The School of Theology and Religious Studies was one of 10 Christian institutions awarded “Science for Seminaries” grants from the American Association for the Advancement of Science this week.

Dedication of Restored Father O'Connell Hall: 10/9/14 Catholic University’s newly renovated Father O’Connell Hall — built in 1914 and now LEED certified — will be formally dedicated with a ceremony.

Graduate Student Receives Award: 10/8/14 Indira Henard, a social work graduate student, received an award for her work on legislation helping sexual assault victims.

Renowned Pianists to Perform During Series: 10/8/14 For the third consecutive season, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will play host to world-renowned pianists for performances and master classes during the Washington International Piano Series at CUA.

CUA Recommended in Guide to Catholic Colleges: 10/6/14 The Catholic University of America is recommended in the 2015 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

Monroe Street Market Opens with Celebration: 10/3/14 Hundreds of people gathered Thursday to celebrate the official opening of the new community.

Experts on Family, Synod: 10/2/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization.” The Synod will meet at the Vatican from Oct. 5 to 19.

Music Faculty to Perform During Piano Series: 10/1/14 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Sharon Christman, soprano, and Ivo Kaltchev, piano.

Student Plays Produced at Other Universities: 10/1/14 Students in the M.F.A. playwriting program are seeing their original plays performed at college campuses in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Knights Named Outstanding College Council: 9/29/14 CUA Knights of Columbus Council 9542 was honored for its accomplishments and service this weekend during the 2014 Knights of Columbus College Councils Conference.

CUA Hosts International Canon Law Congress: 9/26/14 CUA's School of Canon Law hosted the International Congress of Canon Law in September.

Walk the Moon to Perform at Capital Fest: 9/24/14 Capital Fest 2014 will feature Walk the Moon with an opening performance by Coin.

Freshman Retreat Inspires Students, Leaders: 9/22/14 Earlier this month, approximately 270 first-year students took part in the Office of Campus Ministry’s Freshman Retreat in North East, Md.

University Collects Material for Composting: 9/22/14 Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, the University will collect food waste for composting in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Alumnus Named New Archbishop of Chicago: 9/20/14 Pope Francis has named Most Rev. Blase Cupich, bishop of Spokane, to be the new archbishop of Chicago. He will succeed Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.

Fall Philosophy Lecture Series: 9/19/14 The Catholic University of America School of Philosophy presents its 47th annual Fall Lecture Series, which this year explores the theme Music and Philosophy.

Alum Joins Prestigious List of MacArthur Fellows: 9/18/14 Catholic University alumna Pamela O. Long, M.S.W. 1971, was among 21 “geniuses” named to the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows.

Professor Honored by University of Dayton: 9/18/14 Philosophy Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart was recently honored by the University of Dayton with its 2014 Marianist Award.

Canadian Bishop Visits School of Engineering: 9/16/14 The School of Engineering honors Bishop Vincent Nguyen of Toronto during a special lunch Sept. 8.

Crough Center LEED EB: O+M Certified : 9/16/14 Faculty, staff, students, and administrators gathered Monday, Sept. 15 to acknowledge the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified.

Students Learn Through Summer Internships: 9/16/14 Even though many Catholic University students weren't in classes over the summer, they didn't take a break from learning.

Walton Critic of Architecture: 9/12/14 The School of Architecture and Planning (CUArch) announces its 2014 Walton Critic, architect Eliana Bórmida.

STRS Offers Bachelor's Degree: 9/10/14 Students who now earn their bachelor's degrees through the School of Theology and Religious Studies wear their school sweatshirts with pride.

Dean Addresses Class of 2018 at Convocation: 9/10/14 At Catholic University’s annual Convocation, held Sept. 10 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, first-year students were formally received into the academic community.

A New Look for Hartke After Renovations: 9/9/14 Members of the University community will enjoy a more comfortable theatre experience this semester, thanks to the many renovations and updates recently completed at Hartke Theatre.

Crough to be Certified LEED EB: O+M: 9/8/14 A ceremony will be held at CUA’s Crough Center on Sept. 15 to acknowledge the building being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified. It is the first building in the world to be certified by students as part of a formal course.

Scientist to Talk on Satellite Sensors: 9/8/14 Rita Colwell will speak about satellite sensors that have the ability to predict disease patterns.

Room Blessings: 9/5/14 Franciscan friars to visit each residence hall on campus to bless rooms.

Campus Ministry Offers New App: 9/5/14 The Office of Campus Ministry at The Catholic University of America launched a new app last month.

Keynote to Highlight Infectious Disease Research: 9/3/14 Rita Colwell will speak about satellite sensors that have the ability to predict disease patterns.

Cardinal Calls for Solidarity at CUA Mass: 8/29/14 Cardinal Donald Wuerl gave an impassioned plea to speak up for those being persecuted, tortured, and killed for their religious beliefs in Iraq and Syria.

Students Called to Action During Holy Spirit Mass: 8/28/14 The Catholic University of America community received a message of inspiration and solidarity during the Mass of the Holy Spirit Aug. 28.

Drama Professor Directs Prison Production : 8/25/14 Drama Professor Gary Sloan worked with the nonprofit Rehabilitation Through the Arts to stage a performance of "Macbeth" in a New York prison.

Professors Share Similar Journeys to CUA: 8/22/14 Though they never knew each other before joining the CUA faculty, Nancy Adleman and Sahana Kukke had very similar life paths to get to the University.

What is Recyclable?: 8/22/14 Catholic University participates in single-stream recycling. That means all recyclables can be placed in the same bin.

Improved Recycling, Composting Measures: 8/22/14 In an effort to decrease landfill waste, the University’s Office of Facilities Operations has partnered with Waste Management, North America’s largest residential recycler, to improve recycling efforts on campus.

New Students Warmly Welcomed During Move-In: 8/21/14 The Catholic University of America campus burst to life the morning of Aug. 24 as hundreds of freshmen from around the country moved into their residence halls for the first time.

Back to School News: 8/20/14 New students are set to arrive at The Catholic University of America for Orientation 2014 on Thursday, Aug. 21. The move-in date for returning students is Saturday, Aug. 23.

Mother-Daughter Professors Make CUA Home: 8/18/14 Julia Young took a job as an assistant professor at Catholic University in 2011. Two years later, her mother joined her at the University.

Physics Researcher to Receive Award: 8/14/14 Chigomezyo Ngwira, a research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at The Catholic University of America, will receive the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science for Solutions award in December.

Students Prepare to Launch Project into Space: 8/11/14 As part of a NASA program, a multidisciplinary team of Catholic University undergraduates have built a self-regulating machine which they will now launch into space, with the help of a high-altitude research balloon.

Religion: Key to Understanding Violence and Promoting Peace in Global Times: 8/8/14 The Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts its annual fall seminar.

Fall 2014 Music Preview: 8/6/14 Fall Offerings from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will include the musical "Carousel", the opera "Susannah", and the annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Spirit of Place Celebrates Irish Heritage: 8/6/14 Twenty-one architecture students build a monument on the rugged coast of County Mayo, Ireland, that celebrates the area’s natural beauty and historical legacy.

Upcoming Drama Productions Announced: 8/1/14 For its 2014-2015 season, the Department of Drama will present experimental takes on classic works and never-before-seen plays from modern writers.

Sophomore Wins University Piano Competition: 8/1/14 Sophomore Brian Billion, a piano performance major, will be one of the featured pianists from around the world to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.

New Bookstore Opens on Monroe Street: 7/28/14 Approximately 100 people gathered on the sidewalk of Monroe Street on the morning of Monday, July 28, to witness the opening of one of the anchor stores of Monroe Street Market — Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America.

Sen. Marco Rubio Delivers Address on Values: 7/23/14 In a 30-minute address before a packed room in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on a wide range of issues confronting American society today.

Bookstore to Open at Monroe Street Market: 7/18/14 Barnes&Noble College Booksellers at The Catholic University of America marks its opening in Monroe Street Market with a celebration on July 28.

Sen. Marco Rubio to Speak on Family Values: 7/17/14 Sen. Rubio's address is co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and will be followed by a panel discussion of analysts and scholars.

Professor Honored By Brazilian Government: 7/17/14 Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics, was one of six Brazilian professionals recently honored for their contributions around the world.

Experts on Immigration Crisis: 7/8/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Catholic social teaching on migration and the Catholic Church’s response to the immigration crisis on the U.S. border.

Music School to Host International Piano Festival: 7/7/14 Piano students and teachers from around the world will gather for a week of classical music during the 6th Annual Washington International Piano Festival.

Theology Professor Receives Award: 6/27/14 Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies, has been honored with the Paul Wattson Christian Unity Award.

National Symphony Orchestra to Perform at CUA: 6/26/14 The National Symphony Orchestra will take its 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood series to the Brookland, with a special performance at CUA's Hartke Theatre Jan. 12.

Summer Exhibits at Mullen Library: 6/25/14 The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library is hosting two exhibits on display this summer.

Experts Can Comment on Hobby Lobby: 6/24/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to talk about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, which raises the question of whether a corporation has a legal right on religious grounds to refuse to comply with provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring it to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its female employees.

Vatican Theologians Approve Sheen Miracle: 6/18/14 The canonization cause for former CUA professor Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen advanced as theologians approved a miracle attributed to his intercession.

Professors to Premiere One-Woman Show: 6/18/14 The one-woman show will premiere in New York City and tell the story of civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo.

Professor Appointed Victim Assistance Coordinator : 6/18/14 Catholic University’s Eileen A. Dombo has been appointed new victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Students Carry on Former President's Legacy: 6/16/14 Awarded every year, the Most Reverend David M. O'Connell Service Scholarship honors students who embody the bishop's dedication to service.

CUA Saddened by Death of Jamie Roberts: 6/14/14 Jamie Roberts, a staff member and assistant coach in the CUA Athletics Department, was killed in an accident while riding her bike across country in support of cancer research.

U.S. Cardinals Raise $2.1 Million for Scholarships: 6/2/14 Eight U.S. Catholic cardinals and 750 guests gathered in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

University Recognized for Tree Management: 5/28/14 The Catholic University of America has been recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation — the third consecutive year the campus has earned the distinction.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather for Annual Fundraiser : 5/28/14 The United States Cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the traditional fundraiser for scholarships for The Catholic University of America, the university founded by the U.S. bishops over 125 years ago.

Spring Sports Teams Make Tournament Runs: 5/27/14 Catholic University athletic teams marked a historic spring season as the Cardinals took home Landmark Conference championships in three sports.

Pope's Trip to the Holy Land: 5/22/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Pope Francis's trip to the Holy Land May 24 through 26.

Music School to Present Piano Festival: 5/21/14 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America will present the Washington International Piano Festival July 27 to Aug. 3.

Philip Rivers to Graduates: Put Your Faith First: 5/17/14 San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers addresses graduates during the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

Cardinal Tagle Urges Graduates to Find their Place: 5/17/14 At the Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2014, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, urged the graduates to find the place Jesus has prepared for them in life.

Graduating Twins Share a Call to Serve: 5/16/14 Brittany and Kaitlin Ekert will graduate with different degrees, but matching goals.

Lucamante Accepts Goggio Professorship: 5/14/14 Stefania Lucamante will serve as the Emilio Goggio Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.

CUA to Confer More Than 1,700 Diplomas: 5/13/14 The Catholic University of America will confer more than 1,550 degrees during its 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony, which will be held Saturday, May 17.

Seniors Plan Post-Graduation Lives: 5/12/14 A handful of seniors discuss their plans after they cross the stage at Commencement on May 17.

Inspired to Pursue Higher Ed Careers: 5/12/14 Extracurricular activities and campus jobs inspired three graduating Catholic University students to pursue careers in higher education.

Media Studies Students Visit New York City: 5/9/14 L.R. Poos, dean of arts and sciences, and fellow CUA faculty members accompanied 15 students last month on the first annual CUA in the Media trip to New York City.

Retiring Faculty Honored at Spring Luncheon: 5/8/14 Retiring faculty members with an accumulated 177 years of service to The Catholic University of America were honored during a luncheon May 6.

Students Reflect on Hong Kong Exchange : 5/7/14 Three students are the first to participate in a new program with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

CUA Drama Takes Shakespeare On The Road: 5/2/14 Drama students perform Shakespeare for middle and high school students during a five-week tour of local schools.

Still Time to Enroll for Summer Sessions: 4/28/14 Catholic University and visiting students still have time to take advantage of CUA Summer’s lower tuition, housing deals, and vast array of online or face-to-face courses.

Balancing Act: 4/24/14 Heidi Siebentritt, preservation planner in the Loudon County Department of Planning, will speak on “Local Government’s Modern Dilemma: Historic Preservation and Managing Landuse, Development, Community, and Heritage.”

Lecture by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household: 4/24/14 Father Raniero Cantalamessa will present a lecture titled “Priestly Servants for the New Evangelization.”

Noland Painting Finds Its Home: 4/24/14 Pool by legendary artist Kenneth Noland has been restored and installed at the Mullen Library.

Professors Honored for Research and Scholarship: 4/24/14 Three faculty members were honored April 23 by The Catholic University of America for their achievements at the 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards.

Film Conversation: "Under Fire: A Candid Look at the Military Chaplaincy": 4/23/14 Director Lee Adair Lawrence will share her experience in making the independent film, "Chaplains Under Fire."

Four Alumni Honored With Helen Hayes Awards: 4/23/14 Several Catholic University alumni from the Department of Drama and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music were honored for their work in Washington, D.C.-area productions during the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which took place April 21 at the National Building Museum.

Music Alumnus Wins Opera Competition: 4/22/14 Catholic University alumnus Patrick Guetti (B.M. 2009, M.A. 2011) was recently named one of five grand prize winners in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions.

CUA Recognized in Green Power Challenge: 4/22/14 The Catholic University of America was recognized April 22 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge.

25th American Cardinals Dinner Preview: 4/22/14 America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, to raise money for college scholarships at the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Law Students Offer Tax Return Help: 4/16/14 Law school volunteers helped local residents prepare tax returns through the IRS VITA program.

Former Swiss Guard Goes on Pilgrimage: 4/16/14 On April 23, Director of Entrepreneurship Andreas Widmer, his wife, Michelle, and their son, Eli, will head for Rome for the Canonization of Widmer's former boss.

CUA Drama Presents "The Merchant of Venice": 4/11/14 “All that glisters is not gold,” as one of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies, “The Merchant of Venice,” comes to life April 24 through 27 at The Catholic University of America.

Way of the Cross: 4/10/14 CUA's annual candlelit procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross, the 14 moments of Jesus' Passion.

Experts on Two Pope Saints: 4/10/14 On Sunday, April 27, Pope Francis will lead the canonization ceremonies of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, naming them saints. Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the process of canonization and the papacy of these two popes.

CUA Drama Offers Summer Institute: 4/9/14 High school drama students will have a chance to build their acting skills and perform with their peers this summer thanks to a program being offered by the Department of Drama at The Catholic University of America.

Four Star General Lectures at Business School: 4/8/14 Gen. Stanley McChrystal, retired four star general and former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Force and Joint Special Operations Command, will deliver the lecture “Crosslead: Adapting Organically” on April 15 as part of the School of Business and Economics’ SuperCurriculum lecture series.

CUA Celebrates Division III Week: 4/8/14 The Third Annual NCAA Division III week honors the achievements of nearly 180,000 student-athletes.

Student Named Truman Scholarship Finalist: 4/7/14 Junior politics major, Sarah Hendley, has been selected as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship.

Knights to Host Archbishop Lori: 3/26/14 Most Rev. William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore and supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will give a talk titled, “What It Means to be Pro-Life in Today’s Society.”

European Ambassadors to Discuss Russia: 3/26/14 The ambassadors to the United States from Ukraine, Georgia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania will participate in a panel discussion on “Russian Aggression: Exploring the Implications of Putin’s Annexation of Crimea.”

Knights of Columbus to Host Talk by Archbishop William Lori: 3/25/14 Archbishop William Lori, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, will speak on "What it Means to be Pro-Life in Today's Society."

Professor Testifies on Hill: 3/25/14 Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics and chair of the Integral Economics Development program, will testify at a hearing titled “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition.”

Lecture to Focus on Origins of the Universe: 3/24/14 The 33rd Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture will feature John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel laureate in physics.

Cardinal Burke Draws Large Crowd: 3/21/14 A crowd of nearly 250 turned out to hear Cardinal Raymond Burke deliver the Provost Lecture at CUA.

Professor Awarded Research Fellowship: 3/20/14 Tobias Gregory, associate professor of English, has been awarded a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Professors Publish Catechism for Business: 3/17/14 Book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to more than 100 specific and challenging moral questions.

Sacred Space in Ireland Film Premiere: 3/14/14 The School of Architecture and Planning presents a documentary about the 2013 design-build project completed in Ireland by the Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design program.

ALA President to Deliver Stone Lecture: 3/12/14 Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, will deliver the Department of Library and Information Science’s 24th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture.

CUA Introduces New Master in Catechesis: 3/11/14 Beginning this summer, the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will offer a new academic program, the Master of Catechesis.

Basketball Team Wins ECAC Championship: 3/10/14 The Catholic University women’s basketball team won the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women's South Basketball Championship Tournament.

Role of Women in the Church: 3/7/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss International Women’s Day on March 8 and the role of women in the Church

Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School: 3/7/14 The opening reception for the art exhibit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Salve Regina Gallery on campus, and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victor L. Selman Community Gallery in neighboring Brookland.

Experts Approve Fulton Sheen Miracle: 3/6/14 The canonization cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen advanced this week as medical experts at the Vatican approved a miracle attributed to his intercession.

Cardinal Yearbook Collection Now Online: 3/5/14 University Archives has launched an online finding aid for CUA’s collection of the Cardinal Yearbook. Some yearbooks are available fully online.

Lenten Experts: 3/4/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Lent and other liturgical traditions leading up to and including Easter Sunday.

Salt + Light CEO and Producers Visit CUA: 2/28/14 The CEO and two producers from Canada’s Catholic TV channel Salt + Light participated in a daylong series of events at CUA.

Cardinal Burke to Give Provost Lecture: 2/25/14 Cardinal Raymond Burke will give the 11th Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture.

Vocal Students to Perform "Don Giovanni": 2/25/14 Students at Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will bring a musical masterpiece to Hartke Theatre as they perform their spring opera, "Don Giovanni," March 20 through 23.

International Week to Highlight Diversity : 2/24/14 The Center for Global Education honors the cultural diversity of CUA students during International Week, which runs from Monday, Feb. 24, to Saturday, March. 1.

Undergraduates Win Paper Competition: 2/24/14 Two papers by biomedical engineering majors won first prize in the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies’ student paper competition.

: 2/20/14 Hollywood glamour and celebrity scandals are coming to Catholic University as a new play premieres at Hartke Theatre Feb. 27 through March 2.

Engineering Professor Awarded Fulbright : 2/20/14 Jandro Abot, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to do research in nanotechnology in Brazil.

Faculty to Discuss Books on C-SPAN2: 2/12/14 A crew from Book TV on C-SPAN2 set up in the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to film eight faculty authors discussing books they have written or edited.

Philip Rivers to Address 2014 Graduates: 2/11/14 Philip Rivers, Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the Class of 2014 at the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 17.

Bible Stories Come to Life in "Godspell": 2/10/14 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring musical, "Godspell," beginning Feb. 21.

CUA Drama to Present "Etiology": 2/7/14 "Etiology", an M.F.A. playwriting thesis by Teri Gillmor, will premiere this month.

CUA Symphony Orchestra Concert: 2/4/14 The CUA Symphony Orchestra will perform selections by Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev.

VSL Process Repurposes Old Technology: 2/4/14 The Vitreous State Laboratory has developed a process to repurpose old televisions and computers into ceramic tiles.

Alumni Receive Helen Hayes Nominations: 2/3/14 A number of Catholic University students and alumni have received nominations for the 30th Helen Hayes Awards for their work in Washington, D.C.-area productions.

Students Urged to Pursue Humility during Mass: 1/28/14 The St. Thomas Aquinas Mass is hosted annually by the University and the Dominican House of Studies, to mark National Catholic Schools Week.

Students Serve Overnight before the March: 1/24/14 CUA hosted more than 1,200 of these young pilgrims on its campus the evening of Jan. 21, the night before the 41st Annual March for Life.

Mass to Mark Catholic Schools Week: 1/24/14 The Catholic University of America will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.

IPR Video Contest Accepting Entries: 1/24/14 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies is sponsoring a video contest on the topic "Solidarity."

New Philippine Cardinal Has Ties to University: 1/23/14 Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, O.M.I., will become the second cardinal in the Philippines who was educated at The Catholic University of America.

CUA Participates in March for Life: 1/22/14 Bundled in coats and scarves, CUA students attend a rally at Caldwell Hall before traveling to the March for Life.

Lecture on Religion and Public Life: 1/17/14 The Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies presents a Brown Bag Lecture by Joshua DuBois, former executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Vocal Music Festival Set for Jan. 24-25: 1/17/14 The Catholic University of America chapter of the Society of Composers Inc. presents the fourth annual New Voices @ CUA: A Festival of New Vocal Music Jan. 24 and 25.

Spring 2014 Music Preview: 1/16/14 Performances to be presented by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Professor Honored with Teaching Award: 1/15/14 Renate Chancellor will be presented with the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.

Provost Visits Israel with Other University Provosts: 1/6/14 James Brennan, provost of The Catholic University of America, is spending a week in Israel as a member of a delegation of nine provosts from American universities.

Concert Raises $9,000 for Bethlehem House: 12/16/13 The 24th annual Christmas Concert for Charity raised about $9,000 for Bethlehem House, which provides two Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Statement on Koch Foundation Grant: 12/16/13 Statement from The Catholic University of America regarding letter about Charles Koch Foundation Grant.

University’s First “First Lady” Passes Away: 12/13/13 Elizabeth “Betty” Walton, wife of Catholic University's first lay president Clarence Walton, died on Dec. 10.

Archives Highlights Mother Teresa Collections: 12/12/13 The University Archives recently launched two online finding aids for collections related to Mother Teresa.

MSBA Program Marks Record Job Placement : 12/4/13 The 2012 graduates of the MSBA program are placed in jobs within three months of graduation.

IPR Appoints Former Ambassador as Fellow: 12/3/13 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) of The Catholic University of America announced today that Suzan Johnson Cook, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, will serve a one-year appointment as a distinguished visiting fellow at IPR.

Christmas Concert to Benefit Bethlehem House: 11/26/13 The Christmas Concert for Charity benefits Bethlehem House, which provides Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Experts on The Joy of the Gospel: 11/26/13 Experts are available to comment on Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation.

Press Conference with Former Ambassador: 11/26/13 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies will hold a press conference with Suzan Johnson Cook, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom.

Supreme Knight to Receive Patronal Medal: 11/26/13 The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will award the Patronal Medal to Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, during a Mass at noon on Monday, Dec. 9, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica.

CUA Press is Blessed: 11/21/13 The Catholic University of America Press found a way to celebrate University Press Week that was unique to its mission.

Events to Usher In Christmas Season: 11/21/13 Catholic University will celebrate the Christmas season with events that take place over the course of the next month.

Student Swaps Hats with Pope: 11/20/13 Ajani Gibson is still “walking on air” this evening in Rome after a papal audience earlier today.

CUA Named to List of Best Colleges for Veterans: 11/20/13 The Catholic University of America was ranked 24th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural listing of the “Best Colleges for Veterans.”

Junior to Conduct "Hansel and Gretel" : 11/18/13 Nathan Blair, a junior majoring in collaborative piano performance, will conduct the opera "Hansel and Gretel" in Ward Recital Hall Nov. 21-24.

Film Screening: Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Purpose of Pain: 11/15/13 A film screening of "Pain and Suffering", an episode from Life is Worth Living.

Mass for the Philippines Homily: 11/14/13 Rev. Justin Ross, O.F.M.Conv., associate campus minister, delivered this homily on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Students Respond to Typhoon with Prayer: 11/14/13 Members of FOCUS gathered in Caldwell Chapel with other members of the CUA community to offer prayers in solidarity for the people of the Philippines.

CUA Raises Money for Philippines: 11/13/13 Led by the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a response of service, prayer, and donation is already underway at CUA for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines on Nov. 8

Mass in Solidarity and Prayer for the Philippines: 11/12/13 In response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan; which struck the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8, FOCUS (Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students) is helping to organize a Mass to be offered Wednesday night.

New Leader of USCCB is University Trustee: 11/12/13 John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, commented on the election of the archbishop of Louisville to lead the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

$1.5 Million for Principled Entrepreneurship Studies: 11/12/13 Catholic University has received a commitment of $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $500,000 from the Busch Family Foundation to support research into the role principled entrepreneurship can and should play in improving society’s well-being.

University Honors Veterans: 11/11/13 Three University professors share their military-related expertise.

Recital: Instrumental and Vocal Compositions : 11/9/13 The Fall 2013 Composition Division Recital features new instrumental and vocal pieces by music students who are majoring or minoring in composition.

Discussions to Explore a More Global CUA: 11/8/13 The Center for Global Education and the Office of the Provost present panel discussions Nov. 18-20 that will explore the role of international education at CUA.

Four Professors Honored For Teaching Excellence: 11/8/13 Four professors were honored Nov. 7 at Catholic University’s annual teaching awards ceremony and reception, held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Chamber Choir Concert: 11/8/13 As part of its CUA in the City program, the music school presents a concert of sacred music by the Chamber Choir.

CUA to Celebrate Veterans Day: 11/5/13 The Catholic University of America will host a one-hour panel discussion on veterans’ issues with three CUA professors at noon on Monday, Nov. 11, in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Renowned Handel Scholar to Speak Nov. 14: 10/31/13 Ellen T. Harris, a renowned scholar of composer George Frederick Handel, will give a lecture and meet with music school students.

Professor Inducted into Nursing Academy: 10/30/13 Oct. 30, 2013  Professor Inducted into American Academy of Nursing     Associ...

All Saints Day Facts: 10/29/13 In advance of Halloween and All Saint’s Day this week, Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor of liturgical studies and sacramental theology, shares some facts about the history of this celebration of saints.

Art Exhibit: “Appearances of a Sensible Word” : 10/25/13 Theological College will present the art of Rev. Peter Wm Gray, S.S. The presentation will include the unveiling of Rev. Gray’s Four Evangelists and a lecture by Rev. David D. Thayer

Helping Veterans and Members of the Military: 10/25/13 Experts on issues related to military service people and veterans available at CUA. Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss homeland security and the war on terrorism. M...

Exploring Global Perspectives in Medicine: 10/24/13 CUA grad Timmy Le learned about culture within medicine while volunteering in Vietnam's National Acupuncture Hospital's pediatric cerebral palsy unit.

Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty : 10/23/13 Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, will deliver the conference’s keynote address.

Musicians to Mark 4th Year of Carnegie Concerts : 10/22/13 Musicians from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music mark their fourth year of Carnegie Hall concerts as faculty artists and La Gesse Foundation Fellows Oct. 28 through 30.