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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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  • February 25, 2015

    University's Renowned Performing Arts Programs

    Patrick Tuite, chair, drama, and Grayson Wagstaff, dean, music, were interviewed for a story on performing arts at CUA in the Arlington Catholic Herald.

  • February 25, 2015

    Confession for What Ails Us

    John Garvey, University President, wrote an op-ed on confession for Catholic News Service.

  • February 24, 2015

    Cost of Daycare to Families

    Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor, economics, was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on the effect of rising daycare costs on young families.

  • February 24, 2015

    Can a Foreign-Born American be President?

    Sarah Helene Duggin, professor, law, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times op-ed on whether a foreign-born American can be president.

  • February 20, 2015

    Teachable Moments in Race Cases

    Clifford Fishman, professor, law, was quoted in a Washington Post Magazine story on teachable moments following the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

  • February 18, 2015

    Alabama - Marriage Battleground

    Robert Destro, professor, law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on same-sex marriage laws and practices in Alabama.

  • February 11, 2015

    Muslim Chaplain at Wake Forest

    Pim Valkenberg, professor, religion and culture, was interviewed by the Washington Post on controversy over Muslim chaplain at Wake Forest.

  • February 6, 2015

    Hispanics in D.C.

    Enrique Pumar, associate professor and chair, sociology, was mentioned in El Tiempo Latino. In an editorial, his paper "Searching for the American Dream: Lessons from Hispanics Residing in Washington, D.C." was referenced.

  • February 6, 2015

    Catechism for Economics

    Andrew Abela, associate professor, marketing, and dean, School of Business and Economics, published a commentary in the National Catholic Register on Pope Francis' Catechism for Economics.

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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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Albert Einstein: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Albert Einstein: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Trevor Lipscombe

Lipscombe et al. covers the entire history of this brilliant physicist's life and career, including his: early education; struggles to find an academic position; troubled marriages and family life; rise to international fame and using this fame to fight for world peace; and Einstein's major contributions to physics, explained in ways that can be understood by anyone.

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