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Music School to Present Christmas Concert: 11/24/15 The music school will kick off its Christmas celebrations Dec. 4 with a night of seasonal sacred music during the 26th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Thanksgiving with Father Jude: 11/23/15 Students staying on campus will have the opportunity to share a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Father Jude.

Events to Usher in the Christmas Season: 11/23/15 Catholic University will celebrate the Christmas season with events that take place over the course of the next month.

Diversity Celebrated During Thanksgiving Potluck: 11/20/15 Students shared foods representing their unique cultures during a Thanksgiving potluck Nov. 19.

Father Ford on Saint Junípero Serra: 11/20/15 Junípero Serra was canonized by Pope Francis during his September Mass at the Basilica. Father John Ford talks about this new saint.

Architecture Offers Three New Programs: 11/16/15 This fall the School of Architecture and Planning is offering three new degree programs.

CUA Engineering Honors Intelligence Director: 11/16/15 The School of Engineering recently honored Letitia Long with its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Big Egos, Dueling Divas in The Impresario: 11/12/15 The larger-than-life antics of a busy opera company will be brought to life on stage this month as the music school presents Mozart's opera.

CUA President: 'Heartened' by Court's Action: 11/6/15 President Garvey said he is "heartened" by the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement that it will take up all seven pending cases challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) mandate.

Care for Creation Extends to Relationships: 11/4/15 A recent interdisciplinary conference examines Pope Francis's encyclical through various academic lenses.

Professor Testifies on Hill on Refugees: 11/3/15 V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor of philosophy, will testify on Capitol Hill about the growing refugee crisis in Europe.

Drama Students Perform Poe Tribute: 10/30/15 Drama graduate students celebrated Halloween early with a night of theatre adapted from the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

Engineering Begins Grand Scholars Program: 10/29/15 The new program is designed to prepare students to solve grand challenges facing society in the 21st century.

Scholars to Examine "Dei Verbum at 50": 10/29/15 God’s revelation will be the topic of a one-day conference scheduled to take place at CUA Nov. 6.

Conference to Focus on Criminal Justice Reform: 10/28/15 In preparation for the Year of Mercy, Catholic University will co-host a day of discussions related to restorative justice.

Benefactor Gives Endowed Professorship: 10/28/15 Catholic University has accepted the Centesimus Annus Della Ratta Family Endowed Professorship, named in honor of benefactor Joe Della Ratta.

Events to Mark German Reunification: 10/23/15 The German Studies Program is hosting events in October to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the German reunification.

Event Explores the Death Penalty in the U.S.: 10/22/15 CUA partnered with the European Delegation to the United States this week to host the premiere of a new documentary.

CUA Drama Supports Female Playwrights: 10/19/15 The Department of Drama was honored recently as a recipient of the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 2015 50/50 Applause Award.

Film Premiere to Explore the Death Penalty : 10/19/15 CUA is partnering with the European Union Delegation to the United States to host the premiere of a new documentary.

Conference to Discuss Laudato Si': 10/14/15 The University will partner with the USCCB for a daylong conference examining the Pope's recent encyclical on the environment.

Events for International Open Access Week: 10/9/15 University Libraries is hosting three events in October to support International Open Access Week, Oct. 19 through 25.

Experts on Synod of Bishops on the Family: 10/8/15 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

May-December Romance in 'Most Happy Fella': 10/5/15 Audiences will be swept away by a tale of comedy and romance as the music school presents The Most Happy Fella.

Social Work Lecture to Feature 2 Speakers: 10/5/15 The National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) Center on Global Aging (COGA) is hosting the 2015 Bill Bechill and Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Professor Appointed to White House Council: 9/28/15 Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, has been appointed as a member of President Barack Obama’s third Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

American Authors to Perform at Capital Fest: 9/25/15 American Authors will perform at Capital Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. on the lawn of The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

2015 Bill Bechill and Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture: 9/25/15 The Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Services Center on Global Aging is hosting the 2015 Bill Bechill and Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture.

CUA Adopts Test-Optional Admissions Policy: 9/21/15 Submission of SAT or ACT test results is now optional for students applying for undergraduate admission.

New Play to Depict Civil Rights Activist: 9/17/15 Selma 65 tells the story of Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist who demonstrated against discrimination toward African-American voters.

Evolutionary Biologist to Speak on Species: 9/14/15 Sean B. Carroll, internationally recognized evolutionary biologist, will be the keynote speaker for the Department of Biology’s annual graduate student research symposium.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful? The Making and Unmaking of the Animal Kingdom: 9/14/15 Sean B. Carroll, an internationally recognized evolutionary biologist, author, educator, and executive producer, will be the keynote speaker at the annual symposium hosted by The Catholic University of America’s biology department.

University Libraries Host Events: 9/14/15 University Libraries hosts two events on Wednesday, Sept. 16, a Wiki-Edit-A-Thon and a Know Your Campus guided history tour.

Exhibit Highlights Pope's Teachings on Grace: 9/11/15 CUA's Department of Art presents artist Pat Costigan's project, "Grace: The Words of Pope Francis."

Grant to Fund Nursing School-VA Partnership: 9/9/15 As part of a grant of up to $2 million, the School of Nursing is entering an academic and clinical partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to enroll VA nurses in a program that will educate them as adult gerontology practitioners with master’s and doctoral degrees.

Students Urged to Serve During Opening Mass: 9/3/15 Members of the University community were encouraged to walk with Pope Francis through their prayers and actions as part of the annual Mass.

The Basilica and CUA: A Seamless Relationship: 9/3/15 The Basilica and CUA are drawing on their close relationship as they prepare to host Pope Francis.

New Rome Center to Open Sept. 5: 9/2/15 Saturday, Sept. 5, marks the official opening of the Rome Center of The Catholic University of America (CUA) and Australian Catholic University (ACU) at Via Garibaldi 28.

Pope Appoints Professor as Synod Expert: 8/31/15 Pope Francis has appointed John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology/ethics, as an expert to the 2015 Synod of Bishops Oct. 4 through 25.

New Students Join CUA 'Family': 8/27/15 Catholic University welcomed nearly 1,000 first-year and transfer students to campus Aug. 27.

CUA to Celebrate Mass of the Holy Spirit: 8/26/15 The Mass marks the official start of the academic year at Catholic University.

CUA to Welcome 1,000 New Students: 8/26/15 This year's Orientation includes information on all aspects of college life, a casino night, a playfair, and a Mass.

CUA Musicians to Perform at Papal Mass: 8/25/15 The University Chamber Choir and the Symphony Orchestra will be among those performing at this fall's canonization Mass.

Engineering Strengthens Ties with Vietnam: 8/24/15 The Engineering School hosted the Vietnamese vice minister of construction earlier this month.

This Year's Drama Productions Announced: 8/21/15 This year's drama productions will include Selma '65, Big Love, and Pride and Prejudice.

Music School Anniversary Events Continue: 8/17/15 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music continues its 50th anniversary celebration this fall.

Upcoming Musical Theatre and Opera Events: 8/12/15 The Musical Theatre and Vocal Divisions of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present their 2015-2016 events.

Taiwanese Students Experience American College: 8/12/15 Twelve college students from Fu Jen Catholic University spent three weeks living at Catholic University as part of an exchange program between the two universities.

Readers Share Their Best Career Tips: 8/7/15 For the summer 2015 special issue on careers, CUA Magazine readers share their best career advice.

CUA Alumni Love Their Jobs!: 8/7/15 Here are responses from CUA Magazine readers who love their jobs. More appear in the print edition of the special issue on careers.

CUA Launches Spanish-Language Web Pages: 8/3/15 The Spanish-language section of the website mirrors much of what is offered on the main CUA website, including information about academic programs, student activities, residence life, safety and health, and admissions.

High School Students Receive Drama Training: 7/23/15 Sixteen high school students took part in this year’s program, which included classes and workshops on a wide variety of theatre topics.

Catholic Groups Work to End Human Trafficking: 7/16/15 CUA's National Catholic School of Social Service is working with other Catholic groups to wipe out human trafficking.

President Garvey, D.C. Mayor Greet Youth Group : 7/10/15 President John Garvey and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser welcomed District of Columbia youth to Catholic University on July 8.

CUA Ranked Top Catholic Social Work School: 7/7/15 The National Catholic School of Social Service has been rated the top Catholic school of social work in the nation.

CUA Honored with Catholic Press Awards: 7/7/15 Catholic University received eight awards from the Catholic Press Association.

CUA to Host Conference on Human Trafficking: 7/7/15 Catholic University's school of social work, together with Catholic Charities and the USCCB, will address the problem of human trafficking.

Archdiocese Announces Pope's Visit to DC: 6/30/15 The Vatican today announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis’s apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes a stop in Washington, D.C.

Experts Can Comment on Pope's U.S. Trip: 6/30/15 Experts at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to the United States.

University to Receive Study Abroad Grant : 6/24/15 CUA was selected to receive $7,500 to support new scholarships for study abroad from the Institute for International Education.

Media Studies to Offer New Certificate: 6/23/15 Beginning in fall 2015, the Department of Media Studies at The Catholic University of America will offer a new academic program, a certificate in Video Production and Digital Storytelling.

Experts on Church and Environment: 6/18/15 The following experts from The Catholic University of America are available to comment on the Pope’s encyclical on the environment, which is expected in coming months.

Conference on Syriac-Christian Culture: 6/16/15 On June 21-24, The Catholic University of America will host The Seventh North American Syriac Symposium.

Conference Celebrates Interreligious Friendship: 6/4/15 Representatives from three of the world’s major religions came together for a conference celebrating interreligious friendship and dialogue.

Andrew Abela Named Catholic University Provost: 6/2/15 President John Garvey has announced that he has appointed Andrew V. Abela as the new University Provost, effective June 3.

University Hires VP for Enrollment Management: 5/20/15 President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Christopher P. Lydon as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, effective June 22.

Higgins Clark to Graduates: Find Your Gift: 5/16/15 Best-selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark addressed the Class of 2015 during the 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony May 16.

New Grads Excited to Begin Careers: 5/15/15 Several new graduates share how they landed their new jobs and why they can't wait to start.

26 Graduates Commit to Long-Term Service : 5/15/15 The number of graduates who have committed to serving at schools and in communities around the country and overseas has more than doubled in recent years.

University Hires VP for Advancement: 5/11/15 President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Scott P. Rembold as the new Vice President for University Advancement, effective June 24.

CUA to Confer 1,850 Degrees at Commencement: 5/11/15 Catholic University will confer approximately 1,850 degrees during its 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

Faculty Honored at Spring Luncheon: 5/7/15 Three faculty members were honored for their achievements in research and creative arts during the Spring Faculty Luncheon.

Senior Art on Display: 5/6/15 The Senior Thesis Exhibition currently on display in the Salve Regina Art Gallery features the unique work of studio art majors Mark Thomas and Cristina Rago.

Students Mobilize to Help Efforts in Nepal: 5/4/15 Following the devastating earthquake, a group of Nepalese students began raising money. Through CUA Cares, you can help too.

IPR Fellows to Discuss Recently Published Books: 4/30/15 Highlighted books will cover topics ranging from minority party politics in Congress, American Catholic life and education, bilingual education, and health care management.

Students Take Private Tour of NASA Facilities: 4/29/15 11 honors students went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center earlier this month.

Cardinals Dinner Raises Scholarship Funds: 4/28/15 America’s Catholic cardinals gathered in St. Louis on April 24, raising more than $1.1 million for college scholarships at the 26th American Cardinals Dinner.

Green Power Champion: 4/27/15 The Catholic University of America was recognized April 27 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2014-2015 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Landmark Conference.

Conference to Focus on Ending Extreme Poverty: 4/23/15 An upcoming conference will bring together representatives from major relief organizations to discuss fighting poverty around the world.

University Recognized for Tree Management: 4/22/15 The Catholic University of America has been recognized as a 2014 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation — the fourth consecutive year the University has earned the distinction.

Catholic Historical Review Celebrates 100 Years: 4/21/15 The Catholic Historical Review was founded at CUA in April 1915. The well-respected journal is marking its 100th anniversary.

26th American Cardinals Dinner Preview: 4/21/15 America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in St. Louis on Friday, April 24, to raise money for college scholarships at the 26th American Cardinals Dinner.

Professor Honored by the Kennedy Center: 4/20/15 Longtime drama professor, John Carr was recently honored posthumously with a teaching award and a $10,000 grant.

University Mourns Passing of Cardinal George: 4/17/15 The Catholic University of America is mourning the passing of its distinguished alumnus and former longtime trustee Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.

Classroom Dedicated to Fulton Sheen : 4/17/15 McMahon 112 is dedicated to the former philosophy professor during the University's Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Week.

Panelists Discuss Sheen's Media Legacy: 4/16/15 Several leaders in the field of Catholic broadcasting gathered at CUA Monday for a discussion about the role of media in the new evangelization.

Music Students Shine in Kennedy Center Concert: 4/14/15 Catholic University students, alumni, and faculty performed in one of Washington’s most notable venues Sunday night during the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Panel to Discuss the "Founding Padres": 4/10/15 A panel of historians will consider how three missionary priests helped shape the United States during a discussion panel April 22.

Nursing School Faculty Receive Honor: 4/10/15 Two nursing professors have been accepted as American Association for Nurse Practitioners (AANP) fellows.

Of Guillotines and Girl Power: 4/10/15 The Department of Drama presents “The Revolutionists,” a new play by Lauren Gunderson, exploring feminism, violence, and the French Revolution.

Catholic University to Honor Archbishop Sheen: 4/8/15 In March and April, CUA will celebrate Archbishop Sheen, a Catholic University alumnus and longtime theology and philosophy professor.

Catholic University to Honor Archbishop Sheen: 4/8/15 In March and April, CUA will celebrate Archbishop Sheen, a Catholic University alumnus and longtime theology and philosophy professor.

Mary Higgins Clark to Address 2015 Graduates: 3/31/15 Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author and suspense novelist, will address the Class of 2015 at the 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 16.

Drama Department to Revive Traditional Play: 3/30/15 The Drama Department will present The Annunciation, a modernization of the medieval Wakefield Play, in partnership with the Picturing Mary exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Performing Arts Programs in the News: 3/27/15 It's been a busy semester for music and drama students and faculty and local media has noticed.

Experts Reflect on Grief: 3/27/15 Two University experts talk about the complicated process of grief.

In Curley Court Students Reconsider Waste: 3/26/15 Before the removal of trailers from campus, students had the chance to deconstruct them to learn more about architectural design and building.

Taking a Collection into the Digital Age: 3/26/15 Items from the Oliveira Lima Library were recently digitized to make the items in the collection widely available to researchers.

Female Engineering Students Find Support: 3/25/15 A new generation of female engineers is learning to hold their own in a historically male-dominated field.

Conference Explores Marian Themes: 3/25/15 CUA's Graduate Student Conference Picturing Mary:Woman, Mother, Idea explored the influence of the Blessed Mother.

University Hosts Astrophysics Seminar: 3/25/15 Carl Sagan Medal honoree Brother Guy Consolmagno was among the speakers during a recent Vatican Observatory Foundation Seminar.

Music School to Present Kennedy Center Concert: 3/23/15 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Performance April 12.

CUA Salutes Chinese Human Rights Activist: 3/18/15 Catholic University, Lantos Foundation, and Witherspoon Institute Applaud New Memoir by Chen Guangcheng.

Students Reflect on a Spring Break of Service: 3/18/15 Catholic University students traveled around the world this month, participating in service trips during spring break.

Conference to Commemorate Nostra Aetate: 3/18/15 Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim scholars and leaders will to commemorate the legacy of Nostra Aetate, Vatican II’s declaration on non-Christian religions.

Irish Culture Thrives at CUA: 3/13/15 At Catholic University, students can explore their interest in Irish culture through student organizations, certificate programs, classes, and study abroad programs.

Rigoletto: Verdi Masterpiece at Hartke Theatre: 3/11/15 Catholic University’s production of Rigoletto March 19 through 22 promises “an intimacy and immediacy” not found at larger venues in the D.C. area.

Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square: 3/9/15 Renowned scholar Joseph Weiler will speak on “Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square” and will be presented with an honorary degree.

Conference to Feature Renowned Marian Scholar: 3/9/15 A graduate student conference on the Blessed Virgin Mary and her influence through time will feature a keynote address by renowned medieval historian medieval historian Miri Rubin.

Engineering Professor Receives $500,000 Grant: 3/9/15 Sang Wook Lee was recently named a recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

Cardinal Tagle Says "Encounter People": 3/3/15 Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Catholic University alumnus, returned to campus Monday, March 2, to deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture. He spoke on the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes

The Synods on the Family and the New Evangelization: 3/2/15 Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and a participant in the Synod of Bishops on the Family; and John Grabowski, associate professor and director of moral theology/ethics at CUA and a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will participate.

CUA Teams Score Big Wins : 3/2/15 As March Madness begins, Catholic University’s Department of Athletics has reason for celebration.

Bishop Moth Visits to Discuss Study Abroad: 3/2/15 Bishop Richard Moth from St. Mary's University in London visited CUA to discuss expanding the partnership between the two Catholic institutions.

Students Learn About Healthy Relationships: 2/27/15 Hundreds of students attended an interactive presentation about respectful dating practices.

Professor’s Research: Movies of Local People: 2/26/15 Assistant Professor Martin Johnson is writing a book about Movies of Local People, created to draw people into small-town theaters.

What Are You Reading for Lent?: 2/19/15 Faculty and staff share their favorite Lenten prose and even an audio tape for listening when you’re on the go.

Lithuania and the Newest European Crossroads: 2/19/15 CANCELED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the lecture has been canceled.

A Unique Tradition Fosters CUA Spirit: 2/18/15 Hundreds of students attended this year's Mr. CUA event. The all-male pageant is a longstanding University tradition.

Cardinal Tagle to Deliver Dearden Lecture: 2/18/15 Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Catholic University alumnus, will deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Recycle and Reuse, Earn Gift Cards: 2/18/15 CUA is one of nearly 400 universities participating in the annual RecycleMania competition, which runs through March 28.

Bishop Flores to Speak on Immigration: 2/13/15 Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of Brownsville, Texas, will give a talk titled “Immigration as a Theological Paradigm for Faith and Social Justice.”

Alumni Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards: 2/12/15 A number of Catholic University students and alumni from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama in the School of Arts and Sciences have received nominations for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards for their performances and work in Washington, D.C.-area productions.

Reflecting on St. Valentine: 2/11/15 Who was St. Valentine? A reflection on the saint reveals why he is the patron of love, young people, and happy marriages.

Cardinal Tagle to Speak at CUA: 2/9/15 Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture, speaking on the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (one of four main constitutions of the Second Vatican Council).

Music School to Perform at Little Flower Church: 2/6/15 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present two events this semester at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Md., as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Stephen Schwartz Revue to Premiere at CUA: 2/3/15 Musical theatre students will explore the material of one of today’s most well-known composers and lyricists this month as Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, makes its premiere at The Catholic University of America.

Student-Written Plays to be Performed: 1/30/15 Knights and sword fights, fantastical characters, and real-life relationship struggles are just a few of the topics to be explored on stage as two original student-written plays premiere at Hartke Theatre in February.

President to Discuss Faith-Based Higher Ed: 1/30/15 Catholic University President John Garvey and two other university presidents will discuss “The State of Higher Education and the Calling of Faith-based Universities” at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Rome Center Signing Marks 3-Continent Venture: 1/30/15 Seated next to his counterpart from the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Catholic University President John Garvey noted the “three-continent endeavor” that had brought them to a signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding on a shared Rome Center.

Aquinas Mass Honors University Patron: 1/27/15 Members of the University gathered Jan. 27 for the University's Annual Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas

Buildings of Memories/Houses of Death: 1/26/15 At the District Architecture Center, four student teams will participate in “Between Memories and Making: A Panel Discussion on Loss, Life, and Learning.”

Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas to be Televised: 1/23/15 Catholic University and Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Educational Association, will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas, which will be broadcast live on EWTN and CatholicTV.

Roundtable: Who is Charlie?: 1/22/15 The Certificate in European Studies Program hosts a roundtable discussion on freedom of expression, democracy, faith, and violence.

CUA Participates in March for Life: 1/22/15 On a sunny, mild morning, hundreds of Catholic University students gathered in Caldwell Hall Jan. 22 to attend a rally before traveling to the National Mall for the 42nd Annual March for Life.

Business School Receives $3 Million: 1/22/15 Catholic University’s School of Business and Economics has received a commitment of up to $3 million from the Charles Koch Foundation ($1,750,000), the Busch Family Foundation ($500,000), and three business leaders (each contributing $250,000).

Students Tell Why They Walk in March for Life: 1/16/15 Every year on Jan. 22, hundreds of Catholic University students participate in the March for Life. Five students share their reasons for marching.

Experts on Satire, Christian/Muslim Relations: 1/15/15 Faculty members at The Catholic University of America are available to comment on themes related to the Charlie Hebdo massacre and Pope Francis’ recent comments on freedom of speech and killing in the name of religion.

University to Mark MLK Day with Service: 1/15/15 More than 750 students, faculty, and staff from The Catholic University of America are expected to serve neighbors in need on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19 — the largest contingent in the 10 years the University has participated in the MLK Day of Service.

Music School 50th Anniversary Events: 1/14/15 As part of its anniversary season, the School of Music has numerous special performances planned for 2015.

NSO Performs at Hartke Theatre: 1/13/15 A packed house enjoyed an evening of Mozart Jan. 12 performed by the National Symphony Orchestra as part of its NSO in Your Neighborhood series.

Theology Lecture Series on Mary to Begin: 1/13/15 The School of Theology and Religious Studies will host of series of lectures to complement the Picturing Mary exhibit.

CUA to Participate in March for Life: 1/13/15 On Jan. 22, hundreds of Catholic University students will join tens of thousands of people in the March for Life, a peaceful demonstration that has been happening every year since 1973.

National Symphony Orchestra to Perform at CUA: 1/12/15 The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at Hartke Theatre as part of its 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood Series.

Fellowship Supports Students of Color: 1/8/15 Vince Bantu is among 20 recent recipients of a 2014 Forum for Theological Exploration Fellowship for Doctoral Students of African Descent.

CUA, ACU Launch New Rome Center : 1/7/15 The Catholic University of America and Australian Catholic University are creating a new joint Rome Center just over a mile from the Vatican.

New Website Highlights Marian Project: 12/19/14 The Honoring Mary website details programming created by CUA for a landmark art exhibit in Washington, D.C. that features Marian artwork by Renaissance and Baroque artists.

CUA Receives Accolades: 12/19/14 Catholic University’s Office of Public Affairs has received two Accolades awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Anthropology of Food Goes Beyond Taste: 12/19/14 Students learn about all aspects of food from culture to policy to history.

Harvest Home Wins Another Award: 12/18/14 Members of Team Capitol DC reunited this week to receive a Presidential Citation in Sustainable Design from the head of the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Harvest Home

History Professor to Work for State Department: 12/17/14 The Franklin Fellows Program provides opportunities for experts with at least five years of relevant professional experience to devote one to two years of public service working for the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

CUA Builds New Basketball Court: 12/17/14 Students who live in Centennial Village, a neighborhood of eight residence halls near the middle of campus, now have an outdoor space for either athletic activity or quiet reflection.

Alumni in the Spotlight at Arena Stage: 12/16/14 The cast of Arena Stage's current production of Fiddler on the Roof includes seven alumni of Catholic University.

2014 Christmas Closing Information: 12/15/14 A list of what's open and what's closed over the Christmas break.

Students Recreate Ancient Battles: 12/12/14 In the Ancient Warfare and Martial Arts class, students re-enact the battles of Greco-Roman warriors.

25th Annual Christmas Concert Raises $10,000: 12/12/14 Hundreds of Washington, D.C., area music lovers experienced a moment of solidarity with families in the Holy Land on Friday during the 25th annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Student Journal Receives Prestigious Award: 12/10/14 The Crosier, a student-run journal of pro-life academic articles, was named "Best Journal of Letters" by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Picturing Mary Exhibit Opens: 12/4/14 Picturing Mary, a landmark art exhibit, opens in Washington, D.C., with support from CUA.