Though their years of academic pursuits may now be complete, The Catholic University of America Class of 2017 received one last piece of wisdom during this year’s Commencement ceremony, which took place, due to inclement weather, inside the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Every Friday, Catholic University students meet at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for their art course. They spend each class with just three or four pieces from the Gallery’s collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures to allow time for thoughtful analysis.
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The Catholic University of America will celebrate the start of the academic year with its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 12:10 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Great Upper Church.
The Catholic University of America will present a full line-up of arts events this fall. The Department of Drama will bring two productions to the stage and students from the Benjamin T. School of Music will also have much to offer.
Steve Kraemer, chair of The Catholic University of America Department of Physics and director for the University’s Institute of Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, is part of a team of astrophysicists from around the world that was recently awarded observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope.
This summer, The Catholic University of America was selected as the first research university to participate in the South Africa Washington International (SAWI) program, which brings South African college students to Washington, D.C., to help prepare them for leadership positions in their own communities.
The Catholic University of America women's lacrosse team set the bar for the rest of the country in academic achievement during the 2017 season.
Simeone Tartaglione, clinical assistant director of conducting, has been appointed principal conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACO).
Goli Yamini, a Ph.D. candidate in biology, was recently selected to receive an American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Assistant Professor Jonathan Monaghan was a resident artist at the 2017 Digital Stone Project (DSP) in Gramolazzo, Italy, earlier this summer, one of only 13 university educators and students from around the world selected to share their research and work on marble sculptures during the monthlong program.
President John Garvey, Provost Andrew Abela, Deans William Bowman and Will Rainford, and two professors from The Catholic University of America participated in the recent Convocation of Catholic Leaders.
Eighty-three rising high school juniors and seniors from 18 states and two countries came to Catholic University’s campus in June to take part in the Second Annual Summer Business Institute at the Busch School of Business and Economics.
V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, published commentary in National Catholic Register on whether a military strike on North Korea could be classified as just.
Matthew Green, associate professor, politics, was quoted in a Roll Call story on Rep. Robert C. Scott, a Virginia democrat, who recently held a town hall.
David Cloutier, associate professor, moral theology, was interviewed by Catholic News Service’s digital team on Catholics’ responsibility to help the hungry. He was also quoted in a print story.
Sandra Hanson, professor, sociology, was quoted in a Record story on girls in science. It was on a talk she delivered at the Louisville Free Public Library.
University President John Garvey’s August column for Catholic News Service reflected on walking dogs, and walking with Christ.
Andrew Yeo, associate professor, politics, and Joseph Capizzi, director, Institute for Human Ecology, professor, moral theology, were quoted in a Catholic News Service story on just war theory and North Korea.
Catherine Pakaluk, assistant professor, economics, was interviewed on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly about St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein).
Joseph Capizzi, director, Institute for Human Ecology, professor, moral theology, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on how to resolve conflict with North Korea.
Mary G. Leary, professor, law, filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court last year. She was quoted in a Law 360 article on the important need for the CDA to be clarified in the common sense narrow approach proposed by Senator Portman.
A study involving the Department of Biology was reported on in Live Science. The study found that one vaccine can potentially protect against two of the biggest bioterrorism threats - plague and anthrax.
Michael Kirk, researcher, physics, was quoted in a Health article on how to safely view the eclipse.
Nora Heimann, chair and professor, art, was on EWTN News Nightly about the relationship between art and the Catholic Church
She was also interviewed for EWTN Radio's Morning Glory Show on Pope Francis's message to artists and the connection with environmental care.
William Smith, research fellow and managing director, Center for the Study of Statesmanship, had an op-ed published in The American Conservative about rebooting the war debate in Congress.