The Catholic University of America

Sept. 7, 2010

Student Activities Office Offers Workshops Tied to Current Events

CUA’s Office of Campus Activities is presenting its third series of Dialogue on Demand workshops by university faculty on topics tied to events in the news this fall.

Bill Jonas, director of campus activities, said the series is a response to student interest in particular topics that are relevant and timely. Students can then “relate and connect current topics and events to areas of faculty research,” Jonas adds.

The series is also meant to “expose students to high-caliber CUA faculty that they may not otherwise be exposed to, in a relaxed and informal setting” and “to provide a forum for faculty to share their expertise with a wider audience,” says Jonas.

The workshops will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 14
    “The Roots of Democracy in Canon Law”

    Kenneth Pennington, a professor in the School of Canon Law as well as in the Columbus School of Law, will deliver this lecture as part of the Constitution Day Lecture Series

     
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28
    “New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics”

    Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics, discusses her research and discoveries.

     
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19
    “The Symbolic City: Why Washington Looks the Way It Does”

    Leslie Tentler, professor of history, is an expert on the history of Washington, D.C., and will share some of her knowledge about the symbols of the city and their meaning.

     
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2
    “Pomp and Circumstances: Inauguration of a CUA President”

    Mimi Schuttloffel, chair and associate professor in the Department of Education, will examine the upcoming inauguration of John Garvey as CUA’s 15th president and the unique place that Catholic University holds in higher education.

     
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9
    “Election 2010: What Happened and What it Means for American Politics”

    Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics and Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow, will provide an analysis of this year’s midterm Congressional elections.

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