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  • April 16, 2014

    Former Swiss Guard Goes on Pilgrimage

    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.

  • April 16, 2014

    A Champion of Catholic Business Ethics

    Andrew Abela, dean, business and economics, was featured in an April 16 Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald article about his career and the relationship between ethics and the business world.

  • April 14, 2014

    Faculty Member Speaks About Swiss Guard

    Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship, was interviewed by EWTN Nightly News about his former job as a member of the Swiss Guard serving under Pope John Paul II.

  • April 10, 2014

    Experts on Two Pope Saints

    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.

  • April 7, 2014

    School of Business and Free Market

    How business leaders, graduates and students associated with the CUA School of Business and Economics say their goal is to transform how America does business.

  • April 7, 2014

    Expert on Suicide

    David Jobes, professor of psychology, was quoted in a April 4 Newsweek article on suicide.

  • April 4, 2014

    Pope's Call for Simplicity and the Good Pope

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor, philosophy, was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on April 2 about remarks Pope Francis made on simplicity. Rev. Richard DeLillio commented for a story on Blessed John XXIII - "The Good Pope."

  • April 3, 2014

    The First 1,000 Days

    Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics, was quoted in an article on a congressional hearing, “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition,

  • April 3, 2014

    D.C. Democratic Primary

    John K. White, professor of politics, was quoted in an April 2 Washington Times story on the D.C. democratic primary.


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Sharyn Battersby

Sharyn L. Battersby, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Nonverbal Communication In Teaching Music, Kodály Techniques In Music Education, Music Education For Teacher Educators, The Ward Method 

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The Physics of Rugby

The Physics of Rugby

Trevor Lipscombe

Blending simple physics with anecdotes from the world of rugby, this informative reference demonstrates how to improve rugby techniques. Tackling, passing, running, and kicking are analyzed from a scientific perspective, incorporating Newton’s Laws, and then discussed in the wider context of the game. This valuable guide will not only instruct but also entertain sports-oriented students of all levels.

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