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  • 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.

  • September 9, 2014

    Vatican Criticism of Nuns

    Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in a U.S.News & World Report story on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

  • September 8, 2014

    CUA Listed in Catholic Identity Guides

    CUA has been named to two Catholic college guides — The Newman Guide, and the National Catholic Register Catholic Identity College Guide.

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Sue Yeon Syn

Sue Yeon Syn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

User Created Contents, User Information Behavior, Social Media and Social Informatics, Resource Descriptions and Metadata, Health Informatics and Health Information Behavior, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience and Usability, Information Systems, Interface Design 

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Why NATO Endures

Why NATO Endures

Wallace Thies

Theis examines military alliances and their role in international relations by discussing how NATO is very different from virtually all pre-1939 alliances, who were usually short lived and viewed their allies as temporary accomplices and future rivals. In contrast, NATO members were almost all democracies that encouraged each other to grow stronger and has endured for roughly 60 years.

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