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Concert Raises $9,000 for Bethlehem House: 12/16/13 The 24th annual Christmas Concert for Charity raised about $9,000 for Bethlehem House, which provides two Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Statement on Koch Foundation Grant: 12/16/13 Statement from The Catholic University of America regarding letter about Charles Koch Foundation Grant.

University’s First “First Lady” Passes Away: 12/13/13 Elizabeth “Betty” Walton, wife of Catholic University's first lay president Clarence Walton, died on Dec. 10.

Archives Highlights Mother Teresa Collections: 12/12/13 The University Archives recently launched two online finding aids for collections related to Mother Teresa.

MSBA Program Marks Record Job Placement : 12/4/13 The 2012 graduates of the MSBA program are placed in jobs within three months of graduation.

IPR Appoints Former Ambassador as Fellow: 12/3/13 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) of The Catholic University of America announced today that Suzan Johnson Cook, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, will serve a one-year appointment as a distinguished visiting fellow at IPR.

Christmas Concert to Benefit Bethlehem House: 11/26/13 The Christmas Concert for Charity benefits Bethlehem House, which provides Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Experts on The Joy of the Gospel: 11/26/13 Experts are available to comment on Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation.

Press Conference with Former Ambassador: 11/26/13 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies will hold a press conference with Suzan Johnson Cook, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom.

Supreme Knight to Receive Patronal Medal: 11/26/13 The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will award the Patronal Medal to Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, during a Mass at noon on Monday, Dec. 9, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica.

CUA Press is Blessed: 11/21/13 The Catholic University of America Press found a way to celebrate University Press Week that was unique to its mission.

Events to Usher In Christmas Season: 11/21/13 Catholic University will celebrate the Christmas season with events that take place over the course of the next month.

Student Swaps Hats with Pope: 11/20/13 Ajani Gibson is still “walking on air” this evening in Rome after a papal audience earlier today.

CUA Named to List of Best Colleges for Veterans: 11/20/13 The Catholic University of America was ranked 24th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural listing of the “Best Colleges for Veterans.”

Junior to Conduct "Hansel and Gretel" : 11/18/13 Nathan Blair, a junior majoring in collaborative piano performance, will conduct the opera "Hansel and Gretel" in Ward Recital Hall Nov. 21-24.

Film Screening: Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Purpose of Pain: 11/15/13 A film screening of "Pain and Suffering", an episode from Life is Worth Living.

Mass for the Philippines Homily: 11/14/13 Rev. Justin Ross, O.F.M.Conv., associate campus minister, delivered this homily on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Students Respond to Typhoon with Prayer: 11/14/13 Members of FOCUS gathered in Caldwell Chapel with other members of the CUA community to offer prayers in solidarity for the people of the Philippines.

CUA Raises Money for Philippines: 11/13/13 Led by the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a response of service, prayer, and donation is already underway at CUA for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines on Nov. 8

Mass in Solidarity and Prayer for the Philippines: 11/12/13 In response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan; which struck the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8, FOCUS (Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students) is helping to organize a Mass to be offered Wednesday night.

New Leader of USCCB is University Trustee: 11/12/13 John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, commented on the election of the archbishop of Louisville to lead the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

$1.5 Million for Principled Entrepreneurship Studies: 11/12/13 Catholic University has received a commitment of $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $500,000 from the Busch Family Foundation to support research into the role principled entrepreneurship can and should play in improving society’s well-being.

University Honors Veterans: 11/11/13 Three University professors share their military-related expertise.

Recital: Instrumental and Vocal Compositions : 11/9/13 The Fall 2013 Composition Division Recital features new instrumental and vocal pieces by music students who are majoring or minoring in composition.

Discussions to Explore a More Global CUA: 11/8/13 The Center for Global Education and the Office of the Provost present panel discussions Nov. 18-20 that will explore the role of international education at CUA.

Four Professors Honored For Teaching Excellence: 11/8/13 Four professors were honored Nov. 7 at Catholic University’s annual teaching awards ceremony and reception, held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Chamber Choir Concert: 11/8/13 As part of its CUA in the City program, the music school presents a concert of sacred music by the Chamber Choir.

CUA to Celebrate Veterans Day: 11/5/13 The Catholic University of America will host a one-hour panel discussion on veterans’ issues with three CUA professors at noon on Monday, Nov. 11, in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Renowned Handel Scholar to Speak Nov. 14: 10/31/13 Ellen T. Harris, a renowned scholar of composer George Frederick Handel, will give a lecture and meet with music school students.

Professor Inducted into Nursing Academy: 10/30/13 Janice Agazio, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Nursing at The Catholic University of America, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 19. Agazio has been teaching at the University since 2004.

All Saints Day Facts: 10/29/13 In advance of Halloween and All Saint’s Day this week, Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor of liturgical studies and sacramental theology, shares some facts about the history of this celebration of saints.

Art Exhibit: “Appearances of a Sensible Word” : 10/25/13 Theological College will present the art of Rev. Peter Wm Gray, S.S. The presentation will include the unveiling of Rev. Gray’s Four Evangelists and a lecture by Rev. David D. Thayer

Helping Veterans and Members of the Military: 10/25/13 Experts on issues related to military service people and veterans available at CUA. Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss homeland security and the war on terrorism. M...

Exploring Global Perspectives in Medicine: 10/24/13 CUA grad Timmy Le learned about culture within medicine while volunteering in Vietnam's National Acupuncture Hospital's pediatric cerebral palsy unit.

Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty : 10/23/13 Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, will deliver the conference’s keynote address.

Musicians to Mark 4th Year of Carnegie Concerts : 10/22/13 Musicians from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music mark their fourth year of Carnegie Hall concerts as faculty artists and La Gesse Foundation Fellows Oct. 28 through 30.

Volcano Photo Wins First Prize: 10/18/13 Junior Maria Docal's photo, "Pura Vida," won first prize in the CUAbroad Photo Contest.

Rector Installed as Canon Law Society President : 10/18/13 Rev. Phillip J. Brown, S.S., rector of Theological College, was installed as the 75th president of the Canon Law Society of America (CLSA).

Veterans Day Panel Discussion: 10/16/13 Catholic University will host a one-hour panel discussion on veterans’ issues with three CUA professors.

"Sweet Charity" to Be Presented Oct. 18-20: 10/15/13 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Sweet Charity," the musical about one woman’s trust and faith in others despite continued heartbreak Oct. 18, 19, and 20.

Event to Explore Catholic Activism in Americas : 10/15/13 Catholic University will host the conference Catholic Activism in the Americas, 1891–1962: New Comparative and Transnational Approaches on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.

D.C. Solar Decathlon Team Places Seventh: 10/14/13 The first-ever Washington, D.C., team to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, placed in the top five universities for six of the 10 total contests in the elite international competition.

Stephanie Kay Art Exhibit: 10/4/13 The artwork of Stephanie Kay will be on exhibit in Salve Regina Gallery from Oct. 5 to Dec. 1.

Symposium on the New Evangelization: 10/4/13 The School of Theology and Religious Studies, along with Theological College, will host a “Symposium on the New Evangelization.”

CUA Announces Partnership with Chinese Activist: 10/2/13 Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese self-taught civil rights lawyer and human rights activist, announced a new partnership today with three organizations, including The Catholic University of America, to pursue his academic interests and human rights advocacy for the next three years.

Catholic University Welcomes Chen Guangcheng: 10/2/13 Chinese Human Rights Advocate Affiliates with CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies.

Catholic Activism in the Americas, 1891–1962: New Comparative and Transnational Approaches: 10/1/13 This conference will focus on Catholicism’s role in promoting a robust public sphere throughout the Americas, even before the general liberalization of the Catholic Church during the Second Vatican Council.

Canonization of John Paul II, John XXIII: 9/30/13 Pope Francis on Monday, Sept. 30, is expected to announce the dates of the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II during a consistory of the saints in Rome.

Fire Awareness and Film "After the Fire": 9/26/13 An afternoon and evening of fire awareness, including a commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, healthful life safety measures, and opportunities to talk with two survivors of the 2000 fire in Seton Hall University’s Boland Hall residence hall.

Community Music School Open House: 9/26/13 Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts open house for its new community music school for the general public.

Ensemble Next Parallel to Open Season: 9/25/13 Ensemble Next Parallel, the graduate student chamber ensemble, presents the premiere of Brian Rice's "Take the Next Train," and other works.

Musical : 9/25/13 One woman’s trust and faith in others despite continued disappointment is the storyline behind “Sweet Charity."

University Appoints New Director of Athletics: 9/23/13 Sean M. Sullivan has been named associate vice president and director of athletics at The Catholic University of America, effective Nov. 19.

Keynote to Highlight Wildlife Conservation: 9/18/13 Biology research symposium keynote speaker will address worldwide wildlife conservation.

CUA Named to Military Friendly Schools List: 9/17/13 The Catholic University of America has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media.

Syria Crisis Teach-In: 9/17/13 The teach-in will host several speakers who will discuss the current conflict in Syria and the debate surrounding the U.S. response.

Dean Addresses Class of 2017 at Convocation: 9/17/13 Randall Ott, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, addressed students at CUA's annual Convocation.

Scholars Examine Religious Freedom: 9/12/13 Church leaders and scholars examine the relationship of human rights to religious freedom in the Holy Land with the hope of contributing to the peace process.

Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: 9/12/13 The University hosts Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: A Conference for Reporters, Archivists, and Scholars.

Biology Symposium Keynote Address: 9/10/13 “Smithsonian Conservation Science — Saving Species on the Brink” is the topic of the biology research symposium keynote.

CUA Supports Pope’s Call for Prayers for Syria: 9/5/13 In support of the Pope's call for prayers for peace in Syria, Catholic University is encouraging its students to attend Mass on Sept. 7.

Fall Philosophy Lecture Series on Islamic Lands: 9/4/13 The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America presents its 46th annual Fall Lecture Series, which this year will explore the theme “Philosophy in the Islamic Lands.”

Jane Pesci-Townsend Musical Theatre Gala: 9/4/13 Join CUA Musical Theatre Division for the kickoff of the season with performances by students and alumni. CUA parent and Fox5 meteorologist Sue Palka to emcee.

CUA Experts on Syrian Conflict: 9/4/13 Experts are available to discuss the Syrian conflict and use of force, the just war tradition, NATO, and international and U.S. politics.

Architect to Deliver Address as New Walton Critic: 9/4/13 As Walton Critic, Silvestrin will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., titled “Can architecture uplift our spirit and prevent the weight of materialism from crushing us?” in the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies’ Koubek Auditorium.

Barnes & Noble Coming to Monroe Street Market: 9/4/13 The Catholic University of America and the Bozzuto Group announced that Barnes & Noble @ Catholic University Booksellers will serve as a retail anchor for Monroe Street Market.

Catholic Teaching and the Jews – A Revolution? : 9/3/13 The Department of History and the School of Theology and Religious Studies present “Catholic Teaching and the Jews — A Revolution? Discussing John Connelly’s From Enemy to Brother.”

Mass of Holy Spirit Opens Academic Year: 8/29/13 The Mass of the Holy Spirit marked the official opening of the 2013-14 academic year.

Water Restored to All Affected Buildings: 8/28/13 The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Mullen Library, and Shahan Hall.

CUA Council Awarded Global Dialogue Prize: 8/28/13 The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, based at The Catholic University of America, was awarded the 2013 Global Dialogue Prize

Enrollment Services Website Lists Class Relocations for Shahan and Crough: 8/28/13 Yesterday’s water outage continues to affect the following three buildings on campus.

Update on Water Outage: 3 Campus Buildings Remain Closed Wednesday: 8/27/13 Due to a water outage, the following three buildings will remain closed Wednesday.

Water Outage Causes Class Cancellations in Some University Buildings: 8/27/13 Classes and activities scheduled this evening in the following campus buildings have been cancelled due to a water outage.

Solar Decathlon House Revealed: 8/27/13 Students from three District of Columbia universities revealed their energy-efficient home of the future today as they prepare to kick off a cross-country journey to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Alumnus Recalls March on Washington: 8/27/13 Fifty years later, Bob Duckworth reflects on the 1963 March on Washington and says it is still one of the highlights from the time he spent at Catholic University.

Students' Faith Recharged at World Youth Day: 8/26/13 Accompanied by President Garvey, 10 students recharged their faith at World Youth Day events that included a vigil and Mass with Pope Francis.

Mass of the Holy Spirit to Open Academic Year: 8/26/13 Students, faculty, and staff mark the official start of the University's academic year.

Class of 2017 Finds Move-In Smooth: 8/23/13 Aug. 22 was move-in day for incoming freshmen and transfer students of the Class of 2017.

Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations: 8/22/13 The Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents its annual fall seminar Sept. 9 to Oct. 11.

Solar Decathlon Send-Off Event: 8/22/13 Members of Team Capitol DC will celebrate the completion of HARVEST HOME with a home blessing and tours open to the public.

Archives Features Women's Collections: 8/22/13 The University Archives recently launched two online finding aids for collections related to Catholic women.

New Students Set For Orientation: 8/21/13 The Catholic University of America will welcome more than 950 new students and their families on Thursday, Aug. 22, for the start of Orientation 2013.

Catholic University Back-to-School News: 8/21/13 New students are set to arrive at The Catholic University of America for Orientation 2013 on Thursday, Aug. 22. The move-in date for returning students is Saturday, Aug. 24.

'A Dream Play' Set for Hartke Theater: 8/20/13 In this new adaption by Matthew Buckley Smith, a CUA alumnus, Agnes, a girl from “beyond” — possibly an angel or goddess — comes to Earth and is trapped by the sufferings and cruelties of mankind.

Cardinals Host Chelsea Football Club: 8/13/13 During its 12-day North American tour, the London-based Chelsea Football Club used the Department of Athletics as its home base for training and competition.

Music School To Present Concerts: 8/8/13 Students and faculty will offer a variety of performances during the fall semester.

Athletic Director Named New VP of Student Affairs: 7/24/13 Michael S. Allen, Ph.D., currently associate vice president and director of athletics at The Catholic University of America, has been appointed vice president for student affairs, effective Aug. 15, 2013.

Experts on Pope, World Youth Day: 7/23/13 Faculty from The Catholic University of America are available to discuss the importance of this event, what the Pope says to the young people, and what his words mean to the Catholic Church in general.

Students Learn Cultural Lessons at Festival: 7/22/13 Students got a unique opportunity to interact with a group of Bolivian healers and weavers as volunteers at the annual Folklife Festival.

Students and President to Attend World Youth Day: 7/18/13 CUA students and President Garvey are going to attend World Youth Day in Rio de Janiero.

A Reflection on Lumen Fidei: 7/16/13 Rev. Regis Armstrong, O.F.M. Cap., the John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies, offers a reflection on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Lumen Fidei.

University Honors British Lord: 7/12/13 Catholic University presents an honorary degree to veteran British Parliamentarian Lord Cormack in recognition of his mentorship of CUA students.

Sociology Professor Named “Outstanding”: 6/28/13 Enrique Pumar, associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, has been chosen as an Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner for the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 by Emerald publishing.

Festival To Offer Classical Piano Music: 6/26/13 The Washington International Piano Festival offers piano concerts this summer at CUA and the Kennedy Center.

Students Build Monument in Ireland: 6/25/13 A dozen architecture students from CUA constructed an architectural installation/cultural legacy marker in Ireland.

Six Press Awards Go to CUA: 6/25/13 The Catholic University of America Magazine was honored with several awards from the Catholic Press Association.

Experts on Papal Latin Tweets: 6/21/13 Experts at Catholic University are available to discuss Pope Francis’ Latin tweets.

Professor: Pope’s Latin Tweets Prove Popular: 6/20/13 For more than 110,000 followers of Pope Francis’ Twitter account in Latin, the ancient language is anything but dead.

Students Begin Summer with Mission Trips: 6/20/13 To kick off their summer, a group of 24 students traveled to Jamaica and Belize for two weeks on mission trips sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry.

CUA Press Releases Fall & Winter Catalog: 6/19/13 The 2013–2014 fall and winter books edition of The Catholic University of America Press catalog is now available.

University Mourns Passing of 11th President: 6/14/13 Edmund Pellegrino, M.D., who served as University President from 1978 to 1982, passed away June 13.

Alumnus Joseph Unanue Dies at 88: 6/14/13 Joseph A. Unanue, longtime chief executive at Goya Foods Inc., CUA alumnus, and former member of the University’s Board of Trustees, died June 12.

CUA Hosts 'Consortium Day': 6/14/13 Approximately 120 staff members from area universities gathered in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Friday, June 14, for a professional development day.

Former CUA Student Wins Trip to Space: 6/13/13 Pedro Nehme, a former engineering student and past participant in Brazil's Science without Borders program, will be the first Brazilian civilian to go into space.

New Faculty Study Catholic Social Thought: 6/6/13 Recently hired tenure-track faculty are learning more about Catholic intellectual tradition this week at a conference.

Professional Studies School Offers Open House: 6/5/13 The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies will host an open house Thursday, June 6, for prospective students in the school’s certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs.

CUA to Host Nearly 7,500 Visitors This Summer: 6/4/13 Although most of Catholic University’s students have left for the summer, nearly 7,500 visitors will take their place during summer conferences and events.

Professor to Perform "Defiant Requiem" in Prague: 6/3/13 Murry Sidlin, professor of conducting and Holocaust music studies at Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, will perform his concert-drama “Defiant Requiem,” in Prague on June 6.

Students Visit U.S.-Mexican Border: 5/31/13 As part of a new mission trip, five students traveled to the U.S.-Mexican border earlier this month and immersed themselves in Catholic social teaching.

Music School Offers Summer Concerts: 5/31/13 Bel Cantanti and the CUA Joint Opera Festival and the Washington International Piano Festival are on tap for this summer.

Summer Camps at CUA: 5/30/13 Student-athletes have been coming to CUA during the summer for athletic training camps for more than 20 years.

CUArch Alum Wins UNBUILT Award: 5/24/13 Double alumnus Andrew Baldwin wins a first-place award from the American Institute of Architects' D.C. chapter for his design of a Native American-style lacrosse camp.

New Book Features Works of Pope Emeritus: 5/23/13 CUA Press has published a collection of Pope Benedict XVI's major addresses on Catholic education.

Pope Francis Mentions Alumni Association: 5/22/13 During his general audience on May 22, Pope Francis greeted the Alumni Association of Catholic University.

Expert on Children's Reaction to Disasters: 5/21/13 Margaret Mahon, associate professor of nursing, frequently works with children and families on how to talk about death, violence, and natural disasters.

Couple Takes a Different Path to Graduation: 5/18/13 At CUA, Kate and Patrick Flannery found a supportive community that enabled them to pursue their bachelor’s degrees while caring for their daughter, Marley, 4 ½.

Graduation Speaker: Church as Path to Destiny: 5/18/13 In a speech filled with poetic grace, Dana Gioia, professor of poetry and public culture and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, told The Catholic University of America Class of 2013 that his family and the Catholic schools he attended empowered him to seek his destiny.

President’s Award Goes to Knight: 5/18/13 Catholic University President John Garvey presented Timothy R.W. McEvoy of Lafayette, N.J., with the President’s Award during the 124th Commencement Ceremony on May 18.

Weather Balloon Launch Teaches Science: 5/17/13 Non-science and education majors enrolled in Physics 240 finally saw their class project, a weather balloon and payload, head upward last month.

Seniors to Embark on Service: 5/16/13 Almost 30 students and seminarians are planning to pursue long-term service, the military, and vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

CUA to Confer 1,800 Diplomas: 5/16/13 The Catholic University of America will confer approximately 1,500 degrees during its 124th Annual Commencement Ceremony to be held outdoors at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, on the east steps of the Basilica.

Library Exhibit Honors ‘Show-Biz Priest’: 5/15/13 An exhibit at Mullen Library that highlights the work of Rev. Gilbert Hartke, founder of the drama department, runs through May 31.

Nursing School to Receive $4 Million Grant: 5/14/13 The Catholic University of America School of Nursing has received the first installment of a $4 million grant from Bedford Falls Foundation Charitable Trust, a foundation established by William E. Conway Jr., co-chief executive officer and managing director of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, to fund full four-year scholarships.

Cardinals Dinner Raises Nearly $1.7 Million: 5/13/13 Five U.S. Catholic cardinals and 650 guests gathered in Washington, D.C., Friday, May 10, for the 24th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton.

24th American Cardinals Dinner Preview: 5/8/13 The United States Cardinals will gather in Washington, D.C., Friday, May 10, for the traditional fundraiser for scholarships for The Catholic University of America, the university founded by the U.S. bishops over 125 years ago.

Study from Home or Anywhere this Summer: 5/6/13 Catholic University continues to expand its offering of online summer courses.

Three Professors Honored for Research : 4/26/13 Andrew Yeo, Eleanor Holdridge, and Janice Griffin Agazio were honored for their research and scholarly achievements.

Music Professor to Receive Medal of Valor: 4/25/13 The Simon Wiesenthal Center will honor Murry Sidlin, professor of conducting and Holocaust music studies, for his work honoring the legacy of Jewish prisoners during World War II.

Cardozo High School Helps Team Capitol DC : 4/23/13 Several members of Team Capitol DC visited Francis L. Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C., last week to invite high school students to help build furniture for Harvest House, a home being built on CUA’s campus for the Solar Decathlon competition.

Students Study at National Gallery of Art: 4/23/13 An art history course takes CUA students to one of Washington's finest museums.

Professor Named Franciscan University President: 4/23/13 Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, T.O.R., Catholic University alumnus and assistant professor in the School of Canon Law, has been named president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Theology School to Award Quasten Medal: 4/19/13 The School of Theology and Religious Studies will present the Quasten Medal on May 2.

Combined Choirs to Perform at Cathedral: 4/19/13 The combined University Singers and CUA Chamber Choir will perform at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle as the final choral performance of the season.

Terrorism and Homeland Security: 4/19/13 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss homeland security and the war on terrorism.

Archives Promotes Father Hartke Collection: 4/19/13 As the Department of Drama celebrates its 75th anniversary season, the University Archives is highlighting a collection related to the department’s founder.

Scholars Explore Effects of Pacem in Terris: 4/18/13 Church leaders, scholars, and policy makers examined issues from human rights to nuclear disarmament to U.S. foreign policy in light of the teachings in the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris.

CUA Recognized as Top Green Power Purchaser: 4/17/13 The Catholic University of America was recognized April 17 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2012-2013 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge.

CUA Signs MOU With Chinese University: 4/16/13 A Memorandum of Understanding between Southeast University in China and Catholic University establishes a joint international institute to study transportation issues.

Earth Day Events: 4/15/13 This month groups and departments across campus will celebrate sustainability in preparation for Earth Day on April 22.

Senior Thesis Art Exhibition: 4/15/13 Senior art students will present their thesis projects in an exhibition as the culmination of the their studies.

Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on CUA Alum: 4/12/13 President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to University alumnus Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who risked his life for his comrades.

Two Students Named in Goldwater Competition: 4/11/13 Junior physics major Nathaniel Hlavin has won a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Sophomore physics major Patricia Yoritomo was awarded an honorable mention.

Experts on Sustainability: 4/11/13 Professors at The Catholic University of America are available to comment on topics related to sustainability including utilities management, LEED certification, energy management, sustainable design, and the reuse and recycling of materials.

Alum to be Awarded Medal of Honor: 4/11/13 An Army chaplain and CUA alum who died in a Korean prison camp will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously today by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Counseling Center Achieves Highest Accreditation: 4/11/13 The Counseling Center received re-accreditation for its internship program from the American Psychological Association for a period of seven years.

University Signs Community Pledge: 4/11/13 Students, faculty, and staff attended a ceremony April 10 to launch a new Community Pledge.

CUA to Distribute Sapientia Press Books: 4/10/13 This spring CUA Press will become the distributer for titles published by Sapientia Press, the academic publishing house of Ave Maria University.

Crough Center to Be LEED Certified by Students: 4/8/13 Students from CUA’s LEED Lab met last week with University administrators and staff to review the final credits they need to earn LEED Existing Building Operations and Management (EB:O&M) certification for the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. The Crough Center will be the first building in the nation to be LEED EB:O&M certified by students.

Dana Gioia to Address 2013 Graduates : 4/8/13 Dana Gioia will address the Class of 2013 at the 124th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18.

Irish Ambassador to Speak on Campus: 4/8/13 Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. will discuss Ireland's road to recovery.

“Shakespeare in Hollywood” Set for April 18: 4/8/13 Ken Ludwig’s “Shakespeare in Hollywood” comes to Hartke Theatre as the final production of the drama department’s 2012-2013 season.

Immigration Reform Panel: 4/5/13 The panel will address immigration reform from the perspective of social workers.

CUA to Host Pacem in Terris Conference: 4/5/13 Church leaders, scholars, and policymakers will convene April 9 - 10 to explore ways Catholic perspectives can contribute to peacebuilding efforts in U.S. foreign policy.

Shakespeare in Hollywood Set for April 18-21: 4/5/13 As the conclusion to its 75th anniversary season, the Department of Drama presents Ken Ludwig's uproarious "Shakespeare in Hollywood."

Marital Stress Impacts Children: 4/2/13 Marital conflict is a significant source of environmental stress for children.

President Appoints New Dean of Social Work : 4/2/13 Following an extensive national search, Catholic University President John Garvey has appointed Will C. Rainford as dean of the University’s National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS), effective June 1, 2013.

Conference to Examine Pacem in Terris: 3/25/13 Leading church leaders, scholars, and policymakers to discuss topics such as human rights, nuclear agenda, peacebuilding, and more on papal encyclical's 50th anniversary.

Way of the Cross Tonight in Caldwell Chapel: 3/22/13 Students will commemorating the Stations of the Cross during a candlelit procession through Caldwell Chapel.

NCSSS Students Shout Out for Social Work: 3/22/13 Students from the National Catholic School of Social Service coordinated the Metro D.C. Shout Out! event for the National Association of Social Workers this year.

Mary Scullion, R.S.M., to Receive Gibbons Medal: 3/22/13 Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M., a nationally recognized advocate for people who are homeless and mentally ill, will receive the 2013 James Cardinal Gibbons Medal from The Catholic University of America Alumni Association.

CUA Students in Rome Witness History: 3/20/13 Students in the CUA in Rome program have experienced every phase of the papal transition.

CUA Students Attend Thanksgiving Mass for Pope: 3/20/13 CUA students, faculty, and staff attend the March 19 Mass of Thanksgiving for the inauguration of Pope Francis.

CUA to Host Lecture on St. Francis of Assisi: 3/20/13 In honor of the inauguration of Pope Francis, Catholic University professors Rev. Regis Armstrong, O.F.M. Cap., and Joshua Benson, Ph.D. will speak as part of a lecture titled “St. Francis of Assisi: History, Significance, and Resources.”

Q-and-A with Father Jude: 3/20/13 Rev. Jude DeAngelo reflects on Franciscan spirituality, how it shapes the University’s Campus Ministry, and how it might affect the papacy of Pope Francis.

Lecturer Shares His Connection to Pope: 3/19/13 A lecturer from Argentina shares his reaction to the election of Pope Francis.

CUA Marks Papal Mass with Bunting: 3/18/13 The University dresses up for the Basilica’s March 19 papal Mass with bunting on the Pryzbyla Center and Caldwell and McMahon halls.

Students Rang Chapel Bell for New Pontiff: 3/15/13 Students rang the bell over Caldwell Chapel for 30 minutes on Tuesday, announcing the election of Pope Francis.

Scenes from Beaumarchais’ Figaro Trilogy: 3/15/13 An Opera Workshop class presents scenes from operas inspired by the "Figaro" plays.

Professor Named One of Women Changing Brazil: 3/15/13 Duilia de Mello, an associate professor at Catholic University’s physics department and a research associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has been chosen as one of the Women Changing Brazil.

Pope Francis, Latin America, St. Francis Experts: 3/15/13 Faculty experts are available to discuss topics related to Pope Francis, Latin America, St. Francis of Assisi, the history of the Jesuit order, and Catholic teachings.

Latinos and the Transformation of American Catholicism: 3/15/13 Timothy Matovina, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, speaks on Latino voices in the Catholic Church.

CUA Community Celebrates Pope's Election: 3/14/13 Students, faculty, and staff gathered at Caldwell Chapel to celebrate a votive Mass for the Pope.

Reaction to New Pope Floods Twitter: 3/14/13 When white smoke began to flow from the chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel, social media buzzed with excitement over who would be the next leader of the Catholic Church.

Students Share Excitement About New Pope: 3/13/13 At approximately 7:05 p.m. in Rome, white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.

CUA President’s Statement on New Pope: 3/13/13 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected Pope March 13 by the cardinal electors gathered in the Sistine Chapel.

Spooky Action at a Distance Performance: 3/8/13 An M.F.A. playwriting thesis by Matthew Buckley Smith will be performed at the Callan Theatre.

Chamber Choir Concert at Monastery: 3/8/13 The CUA Chamber Choir will be conducted by Leo Nestor, professor.

Organist Guild President to Speak: 3/8/13 Eileen Morris Guenther will speak at the Colloquium in Sacred Music.

Master's Students Present Architecture Project: 3/8/13 Master's students in the Urban Practice Concentration presented proposals at New York City's Center for Architecture for an historic elevated rail line.

Pediatric Resident Recalls Meeting the Pope: 3/4/13 When he was a student at Catholic University, Peter Osgood had a rare opportunity to meet the Pope.

CUA Hosts Busy NCAA Tournament Weekend: 3/4/13 The Catholic University of America hosted four NCAA Tournament games this weekend featuring the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

It's March Madness at CUA: 3/1/13 The CUA men's and women's basketball teams host NCAA Tournament games this weekend.

CUADrama Celebrates 75th Anniversary: 3/1/13 Gala celebration weekend April 26 and 27 is packed with performances, receptions, discussions, tours, and more.

Solar Decathlon Team Kicks Off Construction: 2/27/13 Students from CUA, AU, GWU work together as Team Capitol DC in Solar Decathlon.

Students to Participate in Spring Break Service: 2/27/13 This spring break, nearly 100 CUA students and staff will serve others on international and domestic mission and service trips.

President Testifies on Capitol Hill : 2/27/13 John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, testified Feb. 27 before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing titled “Anti-Semitism: A Growing Threat to All Faiths.”

Students Pledge a Safe Spring Break: 2/27/13 Students promise to keep each other safe during spring break.

Music Dean Discusses Piano Series: 2/27/13 Dean Grayson Wagstaff shares his thoughts on the music school’s piano recital series that showcases its new Steinway concert grand piano.

New V.P. for Institutional Advancement : 2/27/13 John L. Hannan is the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The Catholic University of America.

CUA to Host NCAA Tournament Basketball Games: 2/25/13 On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Catholic University men’s and women’s basketball teams won Landmark Conference championships.

Hearing God's Call: 2/25/13 Junior Esther Nyberg reflects on God, life, and challenges as a member of CUA's musical community.

University Mourns the Passing of its 13th President: 2/23/13 Brother Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., who served as The Catholic University of America’s President from 1992 to 1998, passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 84.

CUA Throws a Papal Retirement Party: 2/22/13 On the evening of Feb. 20, about 50 students from The Catholic University of America crowded into the Cellar in the basement of Caldwell Hall to throw a retirement party for Pope Benedict XVI.

Former Swiss Guard Shares Papal Insights: 2/22/13 A former member of the Swiss Guard and director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics reflects on the papacy.

Many Parts, One Body: The Beauty of Black Catholics in the United States: 2/21/13 This symposium will explore the faith of black Catholics in the United States.

CUA to Host Piano Series: 2/21/13 Nikita Fitenko, associate professor of piano at The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, will perform as part of the newly established Washington International Piano Series at CUA.

Peace Corps, CUA Announce New Partnership: 2/21/13 Peace Corps and The Catholic University of America announce a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program partnership, an initiative that provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers.

romeo-et-juliette: 2/20/13 The Vocal Division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Charles Gounod’s classic, “Romeo et Juliette,” sung in French with English subtitles.

CUA, GW, AU Build Solar Decathlon House: 2/20/13 On February 27, students from three D.C. universities band together to begin construction on an energy-efficient home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

Papal Elections: 2/19/13 Experts are available to discuss topics related to papal elections and papabili.

Experts on the Lenten Season: 2/18/13 Experts are available to discuss Lent and other liturgical traditions leading up to and including Easter Sunday.

“Romeo et Juliette” Set for March 14-17: 2/18/13 One of the most well-known operatic adaptations of a classic tale by William Shakespeare will be performed by the vocal division at The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music March 14 to 17.

Memories of Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit: 2/15/13 With the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, members of the CUA community reflected on his 2008 visit to campus.

Student to Conduct Mormon Tabernacle Choir: 2/14/13 Justin Lewis, a D.M.A. student in cello performance, is set to guest conduct the choir in Salt Lake City.

Students Live Saint Francis Prayer During Lent: 2/13/13 A guide produced by the Office of Campus Ministry encourages students to reflect on one line of the St. Francis prayer each week and suggests related acts of fasting and almsgiving.

Garvey Op-Ed: Why Pope Benedict Resigned: 2/12/13 John Garvey reflects on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the papacy, and invites us to consider the example of humility the pope has set.

President's Statement on Pope's Resignation: 2/11/13 John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, issued this statement today regarding the announcement about Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.

Experts on Pope’s Resignation: 2/11/13 The following faculty experts are available for media interviews related to the announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he plans to step down Feb. 28.

Ph.D. Student Discovers Galaxy’s True Size: 2/8/13 Rafael Eufrasio, a physics Ph.D. student at Catholic University, showed that this spiral galaxy is much bigger than previously thought.

IPR Video Contest Accepting Entries: 2/7/13 CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies is sponsoring a video contest on the topic “Videos for Justice: Today’s Youth Exploring the Common Good.”

'Brutus' Adapts Classic Tale: 2/7/13 Set in a modern-day politically polarized society, the play reveals the path to Brutus's ultimate "call to fate." An M.F.A. directing thesis.

University Recognized for Tree Management: 2/6/13 The Catholic University of America has been named a 2012 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation, the second consecutive year the campus has received the distinction.

Drowsy Chaperone Set Feb. 21 - March 2: 2/1/13 Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring musical, a tribute and farcical satire of the 1920s Jazz Age Broadway musical.

Drowsy Chaperone Aims to Entertain: 1/31/13 This musical will be presented by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music on two consecutive weekends, Feb. 22 to March 2, with a preview performance on Feb. 21.

Architecture Lectures on Spanish Trends: 1/31/13 Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning presents its spring lecture series on trends in contemporary Spanish architecture.

Students and Alumni Receive Hayes Nominations: 1/30/13 CUA music and drama students and alumni were nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement in plays and musicals in the more than 80 professional theaters within the D.C.-area.

Students Spend An Overnight in Service: 1/30/13 Each year a group of student volunteers spends the night at the athletic center chaperoning more than 1,000 pilgrims to the March for Life.

St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Opens New Semester: 1/29/13 The Mass, which honors St. Thomas Aquinas and is hosted annually by the University and the Dominican House of Studies, also marked National Catholic Schools Week.

Experts on Catholic Schools: 1/29/13 Against the backdrop of Catholic schools closing in various parts of the country, experts at Catholic University are helping school administrators chart a course for the future.

Catholic University Will Open at 11 a.m. on Monday, Due to Weather: 1/28/13 The Catholic University of America will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 28, due to adverse weather and road conditions in the Washington, D.C. area.

Statement from The Catholic University of America on Lawsuit: 1/28/13 On January 25 a federal district court judge decided to dismiss the lawsuit brought by The Catholic University of America and other plaintiffs against the government’s efforts to force us to provide our employees with surgical sterizilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraceptives in violation of our deeply held religious beliefs.

Aquinas Mass - The Catholic University of America : 1/28/13 The Catholic University of America (CUA) and Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas, which will be broadcast live on EWTN.

CUA Students March for Life: 1/25/13 Despite temperatures in the low 20s outside, a joyous atmosphere permeated Caldwell Auditorium as approximately 500 students gathered before heading to the 40th Annual March for Life on the National Mall.

Exhibit Displays Architecture Students' Work: 1/23/13 Architectural drawings and models from The Catholic University of America’s Sacred Space and Cultural Studies Concentration (SSCS) will be on display at Wesley Theological Seminary this spring in the Dadian Gallery of the Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion.

Mass in Solidarity and Prayer for the Philippines: 1/23/13 In response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan; which struck the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8, FOCUS (Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students) is helping to organize a Mass to be offered Wednesday night.

March for Life and Roe v. Wade: 1/23/13 Professors can discuss the March for Life and Roe v. Wade.

President Obama’s Second Term: 1/23/13 Professors can discuss President Obama's second term.

Team to Survey Early Childhood Services: 1/23/13 An interdisciplinary team at The Catholic University of America has embarked on a three-year project to identify best practices in early childhood development by Catholic schools and Catholic Charities nationally that will be used to enhance services in Washington, D.C.

Students Heed MLK's Call to Service: 1/23/13 More than 400 Catholic University students volunteered on the National Day of Service.

CUA to Participate in March for Life: 1/22/13 On Jan. 25, hundreds of Catholic University students will join tens of thousands of people in the 40th Annual March for Life.

Cardinal Wuerl Speaks on New Evangelization: 1/18/13 The cardinal called on students, faculty, and staff to actively participate in sharing their faith.

President Appoints Dean of New Business School: 1/18/13 The Catholic University of America announced today that Andrew Abela has been appointed dean of the new School of Business and Economics.

Energy Officials Visit University Laboratory: 1/17/13 U.S. Department of Energy officials, including Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, visited the Vitreous State Laboratory to see work in support of the safe immobilization of nuclear wastes.

Archives Highlights Vietnam War Collection: 1/14/13 The Vietnam War Petition Collection in the University Archives is the subject of the Archives’ 150th finding aid.

New Music Festival Set For Jan. 25-26: 1/11/13 This two-day, four-concert festival highlights the vocal works of 21 composers from the United States and England, including pieces by CUA student composers.

University Announces New Business School: 1/7/13 The Catholic University of America announced that it has created a School of Business and Economics that will be distinctively Catholic and character based.

President Congratulates New USCCB President: 1/7/13 John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, commented on the election of the archbishop of Louisville to lead the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.