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A quick way to see what has been posted on the Catholic University website about some topics that are currently in the news:

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Law Students Offer Tax Return Help: 4/16/14 Law school volunteers helped local residents prepare tax returns through the IRS VITA program.

Former Swiss Guard Goes on Pilgrimage: 4/16/14 On April 23, Director of Entrepreneurship Andreas Widmer, his wife, Michelle, and their son, Eli, will head for Rome for the Canonization of Widmer's former boss.

CUA Drama Presents "The Merchant of Venice": 4/11/14 “All that glisters is not gold,” as one of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies, “The Merchant of Venice,” comes to life April 24 through 27 at The Catholic University of America.

Way of the Cross: 4/10/14 CUA's annual candlelit procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross, the 14 moments of Jesus' Passion.

Experts on Two Pope Saints: 4/10/14 On Sunday, April 27, Pope Francis will lead the canonization ceremonies of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, naming them saints. Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the process of canonization and the papacy of these two popes.

CUA Drama Offers Summer Institute: 4/9/14 High school drama students will have a chance to build their acting skills and perform with their peers this summer thanks to a program being offered by the Department of Drama at The Catholic University of America.

Four Star General Lectures at Business School: 4/8/14 Gen. Stanley McChrystal, retired four star general and former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Force and Joint Special Operations Command, will deliver the lecture “Crosslead: Adapting Organically” on April 15 as part of the School of Business and Economics’ SuperCurriculum lecture series.

CUA Celebrates Division III Week: 4/8/14 The Third Annual NCAA Division III week honors the achievements of nearly 180,000 student-athletes.

Student Named Truman Scholarship Finalist: 4/7/14 Junior politics major, Sarah Hendley, has been selected as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship.

Knights to Host Archbishop Lori: 3/26/14 Most Rev. William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore and supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will give a talk titled, “What It Means to be Pro-Life in Today’s Society.”

European Ambassadors to Discuss Russia: 3/26/14 The ambassadors to the United States from Ukraine, Georgia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania will participate in a panel discussion on “Russian Aggression: Exploring the Implications of Putin’s Annexation of Crimea.”

Knights of Columbus to Host Talk by Archbishop William Lori: 3/25/14 Archbishop William Lori, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, will speak on "What it Means to be Pro-Life in Today's Society."

Professor Testifies on Hill: 3/25/14 Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics and chair of the Integral Economics Development program, will testify at a hearing titled “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition.”

Lecture to Focus on Origins of the Universe: 3/24/14 The 33rd Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture will feature John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel laureate in physics.

Cardinal Burke Draws Large Crowd: 3/21/14 A crowd of nearly 250 turned out to hear Cardinal Raymond Burke deliver the Provost Lecture at CUA.

Professor Awarded Research Fellowship: 3/20/14 Tobias Gregory, associate professor of English, has been awarded a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Professors Publish Catechism for Business: 3/17/14 Book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to more than 100 specific and challenging moral questions.

Sacred Space in Ireland Film Premiere: 3/14/14 The School of Architecture and Planning presents a documentary about the 2013 design-build project completed in Ireland by the Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design program.

ALA President to Deliver Stone Lecture: 3/12/14 Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, will deliver the Department of Library and Information Science’s 24th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture.

CUA Introduces New Master in Catechesis: 3/11/14 Beginning this summer, the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will offer a new academic program, the Master of Catechesis.

Basketball Team Wins ECAC Championship: 3/10/14 The Catholic University women’s basketball team won the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women's South Basketball Championship Tournament.

Role of Women in the Church: 3/7/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss International Women’s Day on March 8 and the role of women in the Church

Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School: 3/7/14 The opening reception for the art exhibit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Salve Regina Gallery on campus, and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victor L. Selman Community Gallery in neighboring Brookland.

Cardinal Yearbook Collection Now Online: 3/5/14 University Archives has launched an online finding aid for CUA’s collection of the Cardinal Yearbook. Some yearbooks are available fully online.

Lenten Experts: 3/4/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to discuss Lent and other liturgical traditions leading up to and including Easter Sunday.

Salt + Light CEO and Producers Visit CUA: 2/28/14 The CEO and two producers from Canada’s Catholic TV channel Salt + Light participated in a daylong series of events at CUA.

Cardinal Burke to Give Provost Lecture: 2/25/14 Cardinal Raymond Burke will give the 11th Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture.

Vocal Students to Perform "Don Giovanni": 2/25/14 Students at Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will bring a musical masterpiece to Hartke Theatre as they perform their spring opera, "Don Giovanni," March 20 through 23.

International Week to Highlight Diversity : 2/24/14 The Center for Global Education honors the cultural diversity of CUA students during International Week, which runs from Monday, Feb. 24, to Saturday, March. 1.

Undergraduates Win Paper Competition: 2/24/14 Two papers by biomedical engineering majors won first prize in the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies’ student paper competition.

: 2/20/14 Hollywood glamour and celebrity scandals are coming to Catholic University as a new play premieres at Hartke Theatre Feb. 27 through March 2.

Engineering Professor Awarded Fulbright : 2/20/14 Jandro Abot, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to do research in nanotechnology in Brazil.

Faculty to Discuss Books on C-SPAN2: 2/12/14 A crew from Book TV on C-SPAN2 set up in the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to film eight faculty authors discussing books they have written or edited.

Philip Rivers to Address 2014 Graduates: 2/11/14 Philip Rivers, Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the Class of 2014 at the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 17.

Bible Stories Come to Life in "Godspell": 2/10/14 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring musical, "Godspell," beginning Feb. 21.

CUA Drama to Present "Etiology": 2/7/14 "Etiology", an M.F.A. playwriting thesis by Teri Gillmor, will premiere this month.

CUA Symphony Orchestra Concert: 2/4/14 The CUA Symphony Orchestra will perform selections by Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev.

VSL Process Repurposes Old Technology: 2/4/14 The Vitreous State Laboratory has developed a process to repurpose old televisions and computers into ceramic tiles.

Alumni Receive Helen Hayes Nominations: 2/3/14 A number of Catholic University students and alumni have received nominations for the 30th Helen Hayes Awards for their work in Washington, D.C.-area productions.

Students Urged to Pursue Humility during Mass: 1/28/14 The St. Thomas Aquinas Mass is hosted annually by the University and the Dominican House of Studies, to mark National Catholic Schools Week.

Students Serve Overnight before the March: 1/24/14 CUA hosted more than 1,200 of these young pilgrims on its campus the evening of Jan. 21, the night before the 41st Annual March for Life.

Mass to Mark Catholic Schools Week: 1/24/14 The Catholic University of America will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.

IPR Video Contest Accepting Entries: 1/24/14 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies is sponsoring a video contest on the topic "Solidarity."

New Philippine Cardinal Has Ties to University: 1/23/14 Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, O.M.I., will become the second cardinal in the Philippines who was educated at The Catholic University of America.

CUA Participates in March for Life: 1/22/14 Bundled in coats and scarves, CUA students attend a rally at Caldwell Hall before traveling to the March for Life.

Lecture on Religion and Public Life: 1/17/14 The Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies presents a Brown Bag Lecture by Joshua DuBois, former executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Vocal Music Festival Set for Jan. 24-25: 1/17/14 The Catholic University of America chapter of the Society of Composers Inc. presents the fourth annual New Voices @ CUA: A Festival of New Vocal Music Jan. 24 and 25.

Spring 2014 Music Preview: 1/16/14 Performances to be presented by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Professor Honored with Teaching Award: 1/15/14 Renate Chancellor will be presented with the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.

Provost Visits Israel with Other University Provosts: 1/6/14 James Brennan, provost of The Catholic University of America, is spending a week in Israel as a member of a delegation of nine provosts from American universities.

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 Oct. 30, 2013  Professor Inducted into American Academy of Nursing     Associ...

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 May 13, 2013 U.S. Cardinals Raise Nearly $1.7 Million for Catholic University Scholarships     ...

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.