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Catholic University experts are available to comment on a wide range of subjects, and offer analysis on current events.

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  • September 18, 2014

    Young Adult Attitudes Toward Religion

    Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in Sept. 18 Rare article about attitudes toward religion among people under the age of 40.

  • September 17, 2014

    World Meeting of Families

    John Grabowski, associate professor of theology, and his wife Claire were interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on the upcoming World Meeting of Families. The Grabowskis are members of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

  • September 16, 2014

    Online M.S.W. Program

    Marie Raber, associate dean and associate professor, social work, was featured in a Q-and-A with about the National Catholic School of Social Service online M.S.W. program.

  • September 15, 2014

    Couples Married by Pope Francis

    John Grabowski, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a Sept. 15 Catholic News Agency article about the validity of the marriages Pope Francis witnessed on Sept. 14. in Rome.

  • September 14, 2014

    Washington Business Education

    Andrew Abela, dean, business and economics, was featured in a Sept. 14 Washington Post article about deans of local business schools.

  • September 11, 2014

    Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians in U.S. Religious Congregations

    William D’Antonio, senior fellow, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, and associate researcher, sociology, was quoted in a Sept. 11 Associated Press article about acceptance of gays and lesbians in U.S. religious congregations.

  • September 10, 2014

    In Defense of Christians

    A Catholic News Service story quotes from a presentation given by Robert Destro, law professor, at the In Defense of Christians summit.

  • September 9, 2014

    Abusive Relationships

    Eileen Dombo, assistant professor of social service, was interviewed on WTOP on women in abusive relationships.

  • September 9, 2014

    Law Prof on ISIL

    Robert Destro, professor of law, was quoted in AP brief about Obama's strategy to combat ISIL.

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Enrique Pumar

Enrique S. Pumar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair

International Migration, Latinos / Hispanics in the U.S., Higher Education, Latin America and Cuba, Urban Crime 

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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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