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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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Mary Higgins Clark to Address 2015 Graduates: 3/31/15 Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author and suspense novelist, will address the Class of 2015 at the 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 16.

Drama Department to Revive Traditional Play: 3/30/15 The Drama Department will present The Annunciation, a modernization of the medieval Wakefield Play, in partnership with the Picturing Mary exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Performing Arts Programs in the News: 3/27/15 It's been a busy semester for music and drama students and faculty and local media has noticed.

Experts Reflect on Grief: 3/27/15 Two University experts talk about the complicated process of grief.

In Curley Court Students Reconsider Waste: 3/26/15 Before the removal of trailers from campus, students had the chance to deconstruct them to learn more about architectural design and building.

Taking a Collection into the Digital Age: 3/26/15 Items from the Oliveira Lima Library were recently digitized to make the items in the collection widely available to researchers.

Female Engineering Students Find Support: 3/25/15 A new generation of female engineers is learning to hold their own in a historically male-dominated field.

Conference Explores Marian Themes: 3/25/15 CUA's Graduate Student Conference Picturing Mary:Woman, Mother, Idea explored the influence of the Blessed Mother.

University Hosts Astrophysics Seminar: 3/25/15 Carl Sagan Medal honoree Brother Guy Consolmagno was among the speakers during a recent Vatican Observatory Foundation Seminar.

Music School to Present Kennedy Center Concert: 3/23/15 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Performance April 12.

CUA Salutes Chinese Human Rights Activist: 3/18/15 Catholic University, Lantos Foundation, and Witherspoon Institute Applaud New Memoir by Chen Guangcheng.

Students Reflect on a Spring Break of Service: 3/18/15 Catholic University students traveled around the world this month, participating in service trips during spring break.

Conference to Commemorate Nostra Aetate: 3/18/15 Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim scholars and leaders will to commemorate the legacy of Nostra Aetate, Vatican II’s declaration on non-Christian religions.

Irish Culture Thrives at CUA: 3/13/15 At Catholic University, students can explore their interest in Irish culture through student organizations, certificate programs, classes, and study abroad programs.

Rigoletto: Verdi Masterpiece at Hartke Theatre: 3/11/15 Catholic University’s production of Rigoletto March 19 through 22 promises “an intimacy and immediacy” not found at larger venues in the D.C. area.

Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square: 3/9/15 Renowned scholar Joseph Weiler will speak on “Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square” and will be presented with an honorary degree.

Conference to Feature Renowned Marian Scholar: 3/9/15 A graduate student conference on the Blessed Virgin Mary and her influence through time will feature a keynote address by renowned medieval historian medieval historian Miri Rubin.

Engineering Professor Receives $500,000 Grant: 3/9/15 Sang Wook Lee was recently named a recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

Cardinal Tagle Says "Encounter People": 3/3/15 Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Catholic University alumnus, returned to campus Monday, March 2, to deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture. He spoke on the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes

The Synods on the Family and the New Evangelization: 3/2/15 Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and a participant in the Synod of Bishops on the Family; and John Grabowski, associate professor and director of moral theology/ethics at CUA and a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will participate.

CUA Teams Score Big Wins : 3/2/15 As March Madness begins, Catholic University’s Department of Athletics has reason for celebration.

Bishop Moth Visits to Discuss Study Abroad: 3/2/15 Bishop Richard Moth from St. Mary's University in London visited CUA to discuss expanding the partnership between the two Catholic institutions.

Students Learn About Healthy Relationships: 2/27/15 Hundreds of students attended an interactive presentation about respectful dating practices.

Professor’s Research: Movies of Local People: 2/26/15 Assistant Professor Martin Johnson is writing a book about Movies of Local People, created to draw people into small-town theaters.

What Are You Reading for Lent?: 2/19/15 Faculty and staff share their favorite Lenten prose and even an audio tape for listening when you’re on the go.

Lithuania and the Newest European Crossroads: 2/19/15 CANCELED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the lecture has been canceled.

A Unique Tradition Fosters CUA Spirit: 2/18/15 Hundreds of students attended this year's Mr. CUA event. The all-male pageant is a longstanding University tradition.

Cardinal Tagle to Deliver Dearden Lecture: 2/18/15 Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Catholic University alumnus, will deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Recycle and Reuse, Earn Gift Cards: 2/18/15 CUA is one of nearly 400 universities participating in the annual RecycleMania competition, which runs through March 28.

Bishop Flores to Speak on Immigration: 2/13/15 Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of Brownsville, Texas, will give a talk titled “Immigration as a Theological Paradigm for Faith and Social Justice.”

Alumni Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards: 2/12/15 A number of Catholic University students and alumni from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama in the School of Arts and Sciences have received nominations for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards for their performances and work in Washington, D.C.-area productions.

Reflecting on St. Valentine: 2/11/15 Who was St. Valentine? A reflection on the saint reveals why he is the patron of love, young people, and happy marriages.

Catholic University to Honor Archbishop Sheen: 2/9/15 In March and April, CUA will celebrate Archbishop Sheen, a Catholic University alumnus and longtime theology and philosophy professor.

Cardinal Tagle to Speak at CUA: 2/9/15 Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture, speaking on the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (one of four main constitutions of the Second Vatican Council).

Music School to Perform at Little Flower Church: 2/6/15 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present two events this semester at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Md., as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Stephen Schwartz Revue to Premiere at CUA: 2/3/15 Musical theatre students will explore the material of one of today’s most well-known composers and lyricists this month as Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, makes its premiere at The Catholic University of America.

Student-Written Plays to be Performed: 1/30/15 Knights and sword fights, fantastical characters, and real-life relationship struggles are just a few of the topics to be explored on stage as two original student-written plays premiere at Hartke Theatre in February.

President to Discuss Faith-Based Higher Ed: 1/30/15 Catholic University President John Garvey and two other university presidents will discuss “The State of Higher Education and the Calling of Faith-based Universities” at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Rome Center Signing Marks 3-Continent Venture: 1/30/15 Seated next to his counterpart from the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Catholic University President John Garvey noted the “three-continent endeavor” that had brought them to a signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding on a shared Rome Center.

Aquinas Mass Honors University Patron: 1/27/15 Members of the University gathered Jan. 27 for the University's Annual Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas

Buildings of Memories/Houses of Death: 1/26/15 At the District Architecture Center, four student teams will participate in “Between Memories and Making: A Panel Discussion on Loss, Life, and Learning.”

Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas to be Televised: 1/23/15 Catholic University and Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Educational Association, will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas, which will be broadcast live on EWTN and CatholicTV.

Roundtable: Who is Charlie?: 1/22/15 The Certificate in European Studies Program hosts a roundtable discussion on freedom of expression, democracy, faith, and violence.

CUA Participates in March for Life: 1/22/15 On a sunny, mild morning, hundreds of Catholic University students gathered in Caldwell Hall Jan. 22 to attend a rally before traveling to the National Mall for the 42nd Annual March for Life.

Business School Receives $3 Million: 1/22/15 Catholic University’s School of Business and Economics has received a commitment of up to $3 million from the Charles Koch Foundation ($1,750,000), the Busch Family Foundation ($500,000), and three business leaders (each contributing $250,000).

Students Tell Why They Walk in March for Life: 1/16/15 Every year on Jan. 22, hundreds of Catholic University students participate in the March for Life. Five students share their reasons for marching.

Experts on Satire, Christian/Muslim Relations: 1/15/15 Faculty members at The Catholic University of America are available to comment on themes related to the Charlie Hebdo massacre and Pope Francis’ recent comments on freedom of speech and killing in the name of religion.

University to Mark MLK Day with Service: 1/15/15 More than 750 students, faculty, and staff from The Catholic University of America are expected to serve neighbors in need on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19 — the largest contingent in the 10 years the University has participated in the MLK Day of Service.

Music School 50th Anniversary Events: 1/14/15 As part of its anniversary season, the School of Music has numerous special performances planned for 2015.

NSO Performs at Hartke Theatre: 1/13/15 A packed house enjoyed an evening of Mozart Jan. 12 performed by the National Symphony Orchestra as part of its NSO in Your Neighborhood series.

Theology Lecture Series on Mary to Begin: 1/13/15 The School of Theology and Religious Studies will host of series of lectures to complement the Picturing Mary exhibit.

CUA to Participate in March for Life: 1/13/15 On Jan. 22, hundreds of Catholic University students will join tens of thousands of people in the March for Life, a peaceful demonstration that has been happening every year since 1973.

National Symphony Orchestra to Perform at CUA: 1/12/15 The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at Hartke Theatre as part of its 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood Series.

Fellowship Supports Students of Color: 1/8/15 Vince Bantu is among 20 recent recipients of a 2014 Forum for Theological Exploration Fellowship for Doctoral Students of African Descent.

CUA, ACU Launch New Rome Center : 1/7/15 The Catholic University of America and Australian Catholic University are creating a new joint Rome Center just over a mile from the Vatican.

New Website Highlights Marian Project: 12/19/14 The Honoring Mary website details programming created by CUA for a landmark art exhibit in Washington, D.C. that features Marian artwork by Renaissance and Baroque artists.

CUA Receives Accolades: 12/19/14 Catholic University’s Office of Public Affairs has received two Accolades awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Anthropology of Food Goes Beyond Taste: 12/19/14 Students learn about all aspects of food from culture to policy to history.

Harvest Home Wins Another Award: 12/18/14 Members of Team Capitol DC reunited this week to receive a Presidential Citation in Sustainable Design from the head of the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Harvest Home

History Professor to Work for State Department: 12/17/14 The Franklin Fellows Program provides opportunities for experts with at least five years of relevant professional experience to devote one to two years of public service working for the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

CUA Builds New Basketball Court: 12/17/14 Students who live in Centennial Village, a neighborhood of eight residence halls near the middle of campus, now have an outdoor space for either athletic activity or quiet reflection.

Alumni in the Spotlight at Arena Stage: 12/16/14 The cast of Arena Stage's current production of Fiddler on the Roof includes seven alumni of Catholic University.

2014 Christmas Closing Information: 12/15/14 A list of what's open and what's closed over the Christmas break.

Students Recreate Ancient Battles: 12/12/14 In the Ancient Warfare and Martial Arts class, students re-enact the battles of Greco-Roman warriors.

25th Annual Christmas Concert Raises $10,000: 12/12/14 Hundreds of Washington, D.C., area music lovers experienced a moment of solidarity with families in the Holy Land on Friday during the 25th annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Student Journal Receives Prestigious Award: 12/10/14 The Crosier, a student-run journal of pro-life academic articles, was named "Best Journal of Letters" by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Picturing Mary Exhibit Opens: 12/4/14 Picturing Mary, a landmark art exhibit, opens in Washington, D.C., with support from CUA.

President Garvey Visits West Campus: 11/21/14 President Garvey toured an area that will become a new main entrance for the University.

Events to Usher in Christmas Season: 11/21/14 Catholic University will celebrate the season with holiday events that take place over the course of the next month.

Gov. Martin O'Malley Discusses the Economy : 11/17/14 Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley spoke on the economy as part of IPR's National Policy Forum.

University Senior to Conduct Susannah: 11/17/14 Nathan Blair is preparing to conduct the music school's production of the opera Susannah, which opens Nov. 20 at Ward Recital Hill.

Christmas Concert to Benefit Bethlehem Hospital: 11/17/14 The 25th Annual Christmas Concert will benefit the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation.

Professor Named Pryzbyla Endowed Chair: 11/13/14 Brian Engelland, associate dean and professor of marketing in the School of Business and Economics and professor of marketing, has been named the first-ever Edward J. Pryzbyla Chair of Business and Economics.

Nursing School Hosts White Coat Ceremony: 11/12/14 The nursing school was chosen to participate in a new ceremony designed to instill commitment to the profession in nursing majors.

STRS Hosts Talks by Two Cardinals: 11/10/14 The School of Theology and Religious Studies hosted separate talks by Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Student Named Marshall Scholarship Finalist: 11/10/14 Senior politics major Sarah Hendley has been selected as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.

Soccer Teams Win Landmark Championships: 11/10/14 Catholic University’s two soccer teams won Landmark Conference championships on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Three Professors Honored For Excellence: 11/6/14 Three professors were honored Oct. 29 at the University's Annual Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception.

Conference on Religious and Economic Liberty: 11/6/14 The Acton Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics will hold a conference on The Relationship between Religious and Economic Liberty in an Age of Expanding Government.

Gov. Martin O'Malley to Speak on the Economy: 11/5/14 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will deliver a policy address at The Catholic University of America on Thursday, Nov. 13, titled “An Economy with a Human Purpose — Better Choices for Greater Middle Class Opportunity.”

CUA Partners with Museum on Landmark Exhibit: 11/4/14 Catholic University is partnering with the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Picturing Mary, a major exhibit.

Three CUA Teams Enter Tournament Seeded #1: 11/4/14 Catholic University has a bumper crop of outstanding teams on the athletic field this fall, led by its field hockey team, which is ranked in the top 10 nationally.

A Mexican Take on Shakespeare in La Perdida: 10/30/14 The drama of Shakespeare will merge with the Latino style of magical realism when the Drama Department presents the musical La Perdida.

Architecture Program Ranked 15th: 10/30/14 The School of Architecture and Planning’s Master’s in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program was named the 15th best small program of its kind in the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, 4th Edition.

Halloween Lesson Makes Chemistry Fun: 10/29/14 Students of chemistry professor Diane Bunce will celebrate Halloween by dressing up as their favorite elements.

Cardinal Walter Kasper to Receive Quasten Award: 10/27/14 Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will be honored on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Religious Minorities in Middle East: 10/27/14 A faculty expert at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is available to comment on topics related to unrest in the Middle East, especially as they relate to religious minorities.

Music School to Present the Opera Susannah: 10/27/14 Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents American composer Carlisle Floyd’s apocryphal tale of Susannah in an intimate staging in Ward Recital Hall Nov. 20 through 23.

Tony Winner to Address Drama Department: 10/24/14 Robert Freedman, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, will be coming to The Catholic University of America Department of Drama to discuss his work and answer questions about playwriting, screenwriting, and Broadway theatre.

Cardinal Gerhard Müller to Speak on Campus: 10/24/14 Cardinal Gerhard Müller will speak Nov. 3 on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Monsignor Irwin Honored for Liturgical Work: 10/23/14 Monsignor Kevin Irwin was recently named the winner of the Frederick McManus Award by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.

Certificate Focuses on Christian-Muslim Relations: 10/21/14 Beginning in spring 2015, the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will offer a new academic program, an online Certificate in Christian-Muslim Relations.

A Grand Dedication for a Grand Building: 10/17/14 Catholic University’s newly renovated LEED-certified Father O’Connell Hall was dedicated Oct. 17 on the first day of Cardinal Weekend.

CUA Collection on Display at Smithsonian: 10/17/14 Eleven items from Catholic University’s Semitics/ICOR (Institute of Christian Oriental Research) Library have been loaned to the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Carousel Comes to Life: 10/16/14 The sweeping score of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel will come to life as the School of Music presents its fall musical at Hartke Theatre.

Connecting Reading with Performance: 10/15/14 First-year students make connections between their reading of King Oedipus and a performance of the play.

Commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall: 10/15/14 The Embassy of Germany selected CUA to host a week of events remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.

Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies: 10/10/14 Beginning this semester, students can enroll in a new certificate program in Latin American and Latino Studies.

STRS Receives Grant for Scientific Study: 10/9/14 The School of Theology and Religious Studies was one of 10 Christian institutions awarded “Science for Seminaries” grants from the American Association for the Advancement of Science this week.

Dedication of Restored Father O'Connell Hall: 10/9/14 Catholic University’s newly renovated Father O’Connell Hall — built in 1914 and now LEED certified — will be formally dedicated with a ceremony.

Graduate Student Receives Award: 10/8/14 Indira Henard, a social work graduate student, received an award for her work on legislation helping sexual assault victims.

Renowned Pianists to Perform During Series: 10/8/14 For the third consecutive season, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will play host to world-renowned pianists for performances and master classes during the Washington International Piano Series at CUA.

CUA Recommended in Guide to Catholic Colleges: 10/6/14 The Catholic University of America is recommended in the 2015 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

Monroe Street Market Opens with Celebration: 10/3/14 Hundreds of people gathered Thursday to celebrate the official opening of the new community.

Experts on Family, Synod: 10/2/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization.” The Synod will meet at the Vatican from Oct. 5 to 19.

Music Faculty to Perform During Piano Series: 10/1/14 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Sharon Christman, soprano, and Ivo Kaltchev, piano.

Student Plays Produced at Other Universities: 10/1/14 Students in the M.F.A. playwriting program are seeing their original plays performed at college campuses in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Knights Named Outstanding College Council: 9/29/14 CUA Knights of Columbus Council 9542 was honored for its accomplishments and service this weekend during the 2014 Knights of Columbus College Councils Conference.

CUA Hosts International Canon Law Congress: 9/26/14 CUA's School of Canon Law hosted the International Congress of Canon Law in September.

Walk the Moon to Perform at Capital Fest: 9/24/14 Capital Fest 2014 will feature Walk the Moon with an opening performance by Coin.

Freshman Retreat Inspires Students, Leaders: 9/22/14 Earlier this month, approximately 270 first-year students took part in the Office of Campus Ministry’s Freshman Retreat in North East, Md.

University Collects Material for Composting: 9/22/14 Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, the University will collect food waste for composting in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Alumnus Named New Archbishop of Chicago: 9/20/14 Pope Francis has named Most Rev. Blase Cupich, bishop of Spokane, to be the new archbishop of Chicago. He will succeed Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.

Fall Philosophy Lecture Series: 9/19/14 The Catholic University of America School of Philosophy presents its 47th annual Fall Lecture Series, which this year explores the theme Music and Philosophy.

Alum Joins Prestigious List of MacArthur Fellows: 9/18/14 Catholic University alumna Pamela O. Long, M.S.W. 1971, was among 21 “geniuses” named to the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows.

Professor Honored by University of Dayton: 9/18/14 Philosophy Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart was recently honored by the University of Dayton with its 2014 Marianist Award.

Canadian Bishop Visits School of Engineering: 9/16/14 The School of Engineering honors Bishop Vincent Nguyen of Toronto during a special lunch Sept. 8.

Crough Center LEED EB: O+M Certified : 9/16/14 Faculty, staff, students, and administrators gathered Monday, Sept. 15 to acknowledge the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified.

Students Learn Through Summer Internships: 9/16/14 Even though many Catholic University students weren't in classes over the summer, they didn't take a break from learning.

Walton Critic of Architecture: 9/12/14 The School of Architecture and Planning (CUArch) announces its 2014 Walton Critic, architect Eliana Bórmida.

STRS Offers Bachelor's Degree: 9/10/14 Students who now earn their bachelor's degrees through the School of Theology and Religious Studies wear their school sweatshirts with pride.

Dean Addresses Class of 2018 at Convocation: 9/10/14 At Catholic University’s annual Convocation, held Sept. 10 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, first-year students were formally received into the academic community.

A New Look for Hartke After Renovations: 9/9/14 Members of the University community will enjoy a more comfortable theatre experience this semester, thanks to the many renovations and updates recently completed at Hartke Theatre.

Crough to be Certified LEED EB: O+M: 9/8/14 A ceremony will be held at CUA’s Crough Center on Sept. 15 to acknowledge the building being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified. It is the first building in the world to be certified by students as part of a formal course.

Scientist to Talk on Satellite Sensors: 9/8/14 Rita Colwell will speak about satellite sensors that have the ability to predict disease patterns.

Room Blessings: 9/5/14 Franciscan friars to visit each residence hall on campus to bless rooms.

Campus Ministry Offers New App: 9/5/14 The Office of Campus Ministry at The Catholic University of America launched a new app last month.

Keynote to Highlight Infectious Disease Research: 9/3/14 Rita Colwell will speak about satellite sensors that have the ability to predict disease patterns.

Cardinal Calls for Solidarity at CUA Mass: 8/29/14 Cardinal Donald Wuerl gave an impassioned plea to speak up for those being persecuted, tortured, and killed for their religious beliefs in Iraq and Syria.

Students Called to Action During Holy Spirit Mass: 8/28/14 The Catholic University of America community received a message of inspiration and solidarity during the Mass of the Holy Spirit Aug. 28.

Drama Professor Directs Prison Production : 8/25/14 Drama Professor Gary Sloan worked with the nonprofit Rehabilitation Through the Arts to stage a performance of "Macbeth" in a New York prison.

Professors Share Similar Journeys to CUA: 8/22/14 Though they never knew each other before joining the CUA faculty, Nancy Adleman and Sahana Kukke had very similar life paths to get to the University.

What is Recyclable?: 8/22/14 Catholic University participates in single-stream recycling. That means all recyclables can be placed in the same bin.

Improved Recycling, Composting Measures: 8/22/14 In an effort to decrease landfill waste, the University’s Office of Facilities Operations has partnered with Waste Management, North America’s largest residential recycler, to improve recycling efforts on campus.

New Students Warmly Welcomed During Move-In: 8/21/14 The Catholic University of America campus burst to life the morning of Aug. 24 as hundreds of freshmen from around the country moved into their residence halls for the first time.

Back to School News: 8/20/14 New students are set to arrive at The Catholic University of America for Orientation 2014 on Thursday, Aug. 21. The move-in date for returning students is Saturday, Aug. 23.

Mother-Daughter Professors Make CUA Home: 8/18/14 Julia Young took a job as an assistant professor at Catholic University in 2011. Two years later, her mother joined her at the University.

Physics Researcher to Receive Award: 8/14/14 Chigomezyo Ngwira, a research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at The Catholic University of America, will receive the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science for Solutions award in December.

Students Prepare to Launch Project into Space: 8/11/14 As part of a NASA program, a multidisciplinary team of Catholic University undergraduates have built a self-regulating machine which they will now launch into space, with the help of a high-altitude research balloon.

Religion: Key to Understanding Violence and Promoting Peace in Global Times: 8/8/14 The Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts its annual fall seminar.

Fall 2014 Music Preview: 8/6/14 Fall Offerings from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will include the musical "Carousel", the opera "Susannah", and the annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Spirit of Place Celebrates Irish Heritage: 8/6/14 Twenty-one architecture students build a monument on the rugged coast of County Mayo, Ireland, that celebrates the area’s natural beauty and historical legacy.

Upcoming Drama Productions Announced: 8/1/14 For its 2014-2015 season, the Department of Drama will present experimental takes on classic works and never-before-seen plays from modern writers.

Sophomore Wins University Piano Competition: 8/1/14 Sophomore Brian Billion, a piano performance major, will be one of the featured pianists from around the world to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.

New Bookstore Opens on Monroe Street: 7/28/14 Approximately 100 people gathered on the sidewalk of Monroe Street on the morning of Monday, July 28, to witness the opening of one of the anchor stores of Monroe Street Market — Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America.

Sen. Marco Rubio Delivers Address on Values: 7/23/14 In a 30-minute address before a packed room in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on a wide range of issues confronting American society today.

Bookstore to Open at Monroe Street Market: 7/18/14 Barnes&Noble College Booksellers at The Catholic University of America marks its opening in Monroe Street Market with a celebration on July 28.

Sen. Marco Rubio to Speak on Family Values: 7/17/14 Sen. Rubio's address is co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and will be followed by a panel discussion of analysts and scholars.

Professor Honored By Brazilian Government: 7/17/14 Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics, was one of six Brazilian professionals recently honored for their contributions around the world.

Experts on Immigration Crisis: 7/8/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Catholic social teaching on migration and the Catholic Church’s response to the immigration crisis on the U.S. border.

Music School to Host International Piano Festival: 7/7/14 Piano students and teachers from around the world will gather for a week of classical music during the 6th Annual Washington International Piano Festival.

Theology Professor Receives Award: 6/27/14 Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies, has been honored with the Paul Wattson Christian Unity Award.

National Symphony Orchestra to Perform at CUA: 6/26/14 The National Symphony Orchestra will take its 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood series to the Brookland, with a special performance at CUA's Hartke Theatre Jan. 12.

Summer Exhibits at Mullen Library: 6/25/14 The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library is hosting two exhibits on display this summer.

Experts Can Comment on Hobby Lobby: 6/24/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to talk about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, which raises the question of whether a corporation has a legal right on religious grounds to refuse to comply with provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring it to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its female employees.

Vatican Theologians Approve Sheen Miracle: 6/18/14 The canonization cause for former CUA professor Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen advanced as theologians approved a miracle attributed to his intercession.

Professors to Premiere One-Woman Show: 6/18/14 The one-woman show will premiere in New York City and tell the story of civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo.

Professor Appointed Victim Assistance Coordinator : 6/18/14 Catholic University’s Eileen A. Dombo has been appointed new victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Students Carry on Former President's Legacy: 6/16/14 Awarded every year, the Most Reverend David M. O'Connell Service Scholarship honors students who embody the bishop's dedication to service.

CUA Saddened by Death of Jamie Roberts: 6/14/14 Jamie Roberts, a staff member and assistant coach in the CUA Athletics Department, was killed in an accident while riding her bike across country in support of cancer research.

U.S. Cardinals Raise $2.1 Million for Scholarships: 6/2/14 Eight U.S. Catholic cardinals and 750 guests gathered in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

University Recognized for Tree Management: 5/28/14 The Catholic University of America has been recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation — the third consecutive year the campus has earned the distinction.

U.S. Cardinals to Gather for Annual Fundraiser : 5/28/14 The United States Cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the traditional fundraiser for scholarships for The Catholic University of America, the university founded by the U.S. bishops over 125 years ago.

Spring Sports Teams Make Tournament Runs: 5/27/14 Catholic University athletic teams marked a historic spring season as the Cardinals took home Landmark Conference championships in three sports.

Pope's Trip to the Holy Land: 5/22/14 Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Pope Francis's trip to the Holy Land May 24 through 26.

Music School to Present Piano Festival: 5/21/14 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America will present the Washington International Piano Festival July 27 to Aug. 3.

Philip Rivers to Graduates: Put Your Faith First: 5/17/14 San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers addresses graduates during the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

Cardinal Tagle Urges Graduates to Find their Place: 5/17/14 At the Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2014, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, urged the graduates to find the place Jesus has prepared for them in life.

Graduating Twins Share a Call to Serve: 5/16/14 Brittany and Kaitlin Ekert will graduate with different degrees, but matching goals.

Lucamante Accepts Goggio Professorship: 5/14/14 Stefania Lucamante will serve as the Emilio Goggio Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.

CUA to Confer More Than 1,700 Diplomas: 5/13/14 The Catholic University of America will confer more than 1,550 degrees during its 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony, which will be held Saturday, May 17.

Seniors Plan Post-Graduation Lives: 5/12/14 A handful of seniors discuss their plans after they cross the stage at Commencement on May 17.

Inspired to Pursue Higher Ed Careers: 5/12/14 Extracurricular activities and campus jobs inspired three graduating Catholic University students to pursue careers in higher education.

Media Studies Students Visit New York City: 5/9/14 L.R. Poos, dean of arts and sciences, and fellow CUA faculty members accompanied 15 students last month on the first annual CUA in the Media trip to New York City.

Retiring Faculty Honored at Spring Luncheon: 5/8/14 Retiring faculty members with an accumulated 177 years of service to The Catholic University of America were honored during a luncheon May 6.

Students Reflect on Hong Kong Exchange : 5/7/14 Three students are the first to participate in a new program with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

CUA Drama Takes Shakespeare On The Road: 5/2/14 Drama students perform Shakespeare for middle and high school students during a five-week tour of local schools.

Still Time to Enroll for Summer Sessions: 4/28/14 Catholic University and visiting students still have time to take advantage of CUA Summer’s lower tuition, housing deals, and vast array of online or face-to-face courses.

Balancing Act: 4/24/14 Heidi Siebentritt, preservation planner in the Loudon County Department of Planning, will speak on “Local Government’s Modern Dilemma: Historic Preservation and Managing Landuse, Development, Community, and Heritage.”

Lecture by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household: 4/24/14 Father Raniero Cantalamessa will present a lecture titled “Priestly Servants for the New Evangelization.”

Noland Painting Finds Its Home: 4/24/14 Pool by legendary artist Kenneth Noland has been restored and installed at the Mullen Library.

Professors Honored for Research and Scholarship: 4/24/14 Three faculty members were honored April 23 by The Catholic University of America for their achievements at the 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards.

Film Conversation: "Under Fire: A Candid Look at the Military Chaplaincy": 4/23/14 Director Lee Adair Lawrence will share her experience in making the independent film, "Chaplains Under Fire."

Four Alumni Honored With Helen Hayes Awards: 4/23/14 Several Catholic University alumni from the Department of Drama and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music were honored for their work in Washington, D.C.-area productions during the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which took place April 21 at the National Building Museum.

Music Alumnus Wins Opera Competition: 4/22/14 Catholic University alumnus Patrick Guetti (B.M. 2009, M.A. 2011) was recently named one of five grand prize winners in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions.

CUA Recognized in Green Power Challenge: 4/22/14 The Catholic University of America was recognized April 22 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge.

25th American Cardinals Dinner Preview: 4/22/14 America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, to raise money for college scholarships at the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

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.