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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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  • July 22, 2016

    Memory and Design

    Miriam Gusevich, associate professor, architecture, and Jay Kabriel, assistant professor, architecture, were mentioned in a Chronicle of Higher Education article for a design competition in which they placed.

  • July 22, 2016

    Listening to Others and Finding Meaning

    Michael Gorman, associate professor, philosophy, discussed his research on human fulfillment as part of the Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life project with the University of Chicago.

  • July 21, 2016

    Archdiocese of Munich Possesses Wealth of Resources

    Kurt Martens, professor, canon law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on archdioceses and wealth.

  • July 20, 2016

    La violencia actual y la sociología

    Enrique Pumar, chair and associate professor, sociology, was interviewed by La Voz de América on the relation between violence and sociology.

  • July 14, 2016

    Catholic Universities Need Catholic Faculty

    University President John Garvey spoke at a Napa Institute conference in July. Catholic News Service covered his remarks.

  • July 13, 2016

    Cautious Optimism as U.S. Sends Troops to Mosul

    Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, moral theology, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency article about just war and the U.S. sending more troops to Iraq.

  • July 12, 2016

    You probably know someone who's been domestically abused

    Eileen Dombo, assistant professor, social work, is quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on a domestic abuse symposium host by the National Catholic School of Social Service.

  • July 7, 2016

    Press Director on Cardinal George's Last Book

    Trevor Lipscombe, director, CUA Press, appeared on the Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN radio to discuss Cardinal George's last book.

  • July 7, 2016

    How Rapists Have Avoided Prison

    Mary Leary, professor, law, was quoted in a Boston Globe story on convicted rapists not receiving jail time.

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William Rainford

William Rainford, LMSW, Ph.D.

Dean and Associate Professor

Catholic Social Teaching, Death Penalty, Homelessness, Poverty in America, Hunger and Food Insecurity, Unemployment/Underemployment, Low-income Housing 

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Assessing Spanish–English Bilingual Preschoolers: A Guide to Best Approaches and Measures

Assessing Spanish–English Bilingual Preschoolers: A Guide to Best Approaches and Measures

Sandra Barrueco

How can early childhood professionals choose culturally and linguistically appropriate assessments for Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers? Barrueco et al. have created a comprehensive roundup and analysis of 37 developmental assessments available in English and Spanish.

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