2018

  • Karna Lozoya

    University Hires New Executive Director of University Communications

    President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Karna Lozoya as the new Executive Director of University Communications, effective July 9, 2018.

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  • President Garvey Announces New University Architect

    University President John Garvey announces the appointment of Debra Nauta-Rodriguez, FAIA, LEED-AP, as the University’s associate vice president for facilities planning and management and University architect effective July 30, 2018.

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  • Catholic University’s Board of Trustees Approves Academic Renewal

    The Catholic University of America is launching an innovative approach to excellence in teaching and research following approval of its “Academic Renewal” program by the University’s Board of Trustees.

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  • University Board Approves New School of Music, Drama, and Art

    The Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America voted on June 5, 2018, to unite the departments of drama and art, previously in the School of Arts and Sciences, with the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music to create the new Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art.

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  • Catholic Scientists to Discuss: Is the Mind Just the Brain?

    Catholic scientists and philosophers from around the world will gather at The Catholic University of America in June to talk about these questions in the context of science and faith.

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  • Law school commencement procession

    Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Addresses Law School Graduates

    New graduates emerged strong and confident on May 25, as students concluded their law school careers to the cheers of family and friends during the Law School's 129th Commencement at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

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  • President John Garvey Appoints New Dean of Music, Drama, and Art

    University President John Garvey has appointed Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw as dean of the University’s School of Music, effective Monday, June 18.

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  • Upcoming Summer Programs at Catholic University

    High school students will have unique opportunities to experience a taste of college life this summer at The Catholic University of America. 

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  • Doctoral Student Contributes to NASA Discovery

    Thanks to a technique developed by Amy Rager, a Catholic University doctoral candidate in physics, NASA scientists have discovered a new type of magnetic event in the near-Earth environment.

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  • School of Engineering Establishes New Charles Nguyen Leadership Award

    The School of Engineering has established a new awards program named for Dean Emeritus Charles Nguyen, the 13th dean of the school who served for four 4-year terms from 2001 to 2017.

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  • Catholic University, Imagination Stage, Hispanic Heritage Foundation to Present Óyeme, the Beautiful

    The Catholic University of America, Imagination Stage, and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) will host two special performances of Óyeme, the Beautiful — a powerful and timely play about the spiritual, emotional, and physical journey of unaccompanied minors, refugees, and other immigrants — on May 15 at the University and on Capitol Hill.

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  • Awarded Faculty

    Faculty Recognized at Spring Luncheon

    Catholic University professors gathered in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center May 1, to honor their own during a faculty luncheon.

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  • People sitting around table for seminar

    Classical and Christian Education Explored at Week-long Seminar

    Eight scholars — four faculty members and four graduate students — traveled from the Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstädt, Germany, to The Catholic University of America to speak at the first Eichstätt-Washington Seminar on Classical and Christian Culture earlier this spring.

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  • LA Philarmonic, Dudamel, and Catholic University Students

    Choir Members Perform with World-Renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Choir members from Catholic University had a rare opportunity to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by the renowned music director Gustavo Dudamel. The students performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the orchestra during a concert presented by the Washington Performing Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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  • Josh Shepperd

    Media Studies Professor Contributes to National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Project

    Josh Shepperd, assistant professor of media and communication studies, is serving as the lead faculty advisor on a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant for collecting and preserving public media history. The grant is for a project called “Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection.”

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  • Monsignor Green

    Catholic University Mourns the Passing of Monsignor Thomas Green

    It is with deep sadness that the School of Canon Law announces the unexpected passing of Monsignor Thomas Green, a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport and the Stephan Kuttner Distinguished Professor of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America. Monsignor Green died peacefully at his home in Philadelphia.

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  • Students and veterans in from on Hartke

    Veterans Honored at Drama Performance

    Veterans and active members of the military enjoyed an evening of free food and a theatrical performance on April 19, as the Department of Drama partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation to host Vet’s Night. As part of the evening, military members received a free dinner in Caldwell Auditorium as well as access to a preview performance of the University production of Our Town.

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  • Students with Pope Francis

    Canon Law Students Share a Private Audience with Pope Francis

    Students in the Catholic University School of Canon Law had a unique opportunity to spend time with Pope Francis in March, during a study abroad trip to Rome over Spring Break. The 17 students — led by Professor Kurt Martens — were spending time in Vatican City to learn about the inner workings of the Church.

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  • Poster Presentation

    A Day to Learn and Share

    Standing before a crowd of students and faculty members in the Koubek Auditorium, law professor Cara Drinan shared real-life examples of how research can save lives and protect children, during an address titled “The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way.”

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  • Garbutt

    Musicology Doctoral Candidate Wins Fulbright Study/Research Grant for France

    Joy-Leilani Garbutt, a doctoral candidate in musicology at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student award for Study/Research in France during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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  • Vocal Performance Alumnus Named Finalist in Lincoln Center Competition

    Jessica Victoria (Bachicha) Ewell, who earned her doctorate in vocal performance in 2011, has accomplished many things since graduation.

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  • Archbishop Gomez

    Archbishop Jose Gomez to Address 2018 Graduates

    Most Rev. José H. Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, will address the Class of 2018 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

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  • Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

    Church Teachings on Sexuality and Family Life Discussed at Humanae Vitae Conference

    Hundreds of clergy, religious, and lay ministers from around the country gathered at Catholic University earlier this month for a symposium discussing Blessed Paul VI’s writings on sexuality and family life, as laid out in the landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae.

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  • Joint Academic Program to Provide Clinical and Theological Training in Bioethics

    Health care professionals will have a new opportunity to gain expertise in Catholic Clinical Ethics, thanks to the launch of a new academic program based on the teachings of the Church. The new program, launching in fall 2018, is a joint effort between Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies and Georgetown University’s Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics.

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  • Israeli Ambassador and President Garvey

    Israeli Ambassador Discusses ‘Freedom and Fanaticism in the Middle East’

    Ron Dermer, the American-born Israeli ambassador to the United States, addressed a room filled with Catholic University professors and students on March 26, during a talk titled, “On Freedom and Fanaticism in the Middle East.”

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  • Politics Professor Provides Commentary on Relations with North Korea

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  • Mark Rienzi Named President of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

    Mark Rienzi, a First Amendment scholar and a professor at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, has been named president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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  • Hackathon team

    Catholic University Places 2nd in First-ever Vatican Hackathon

    After proving their determination, intelligence, and empathy in Catholic University’s Hackathon against Homelessness in late January, five students earned second place in the first-ever Vatican Hackathon, dubbed VHacks, held earlier this month in Rome.

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  • Recovery: “I Found I Had a Purpose”

    Recovery: “I Found I Had a Purpose”

    Earning a degree late in life was just one component of a life transformation for a recovering addict. Now he can’t get enough of helping others.

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  • Presenters

    Celebrating the Life of Rev. Richard John Neuhaus

    Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, founder of the Institute for Religion and Public Life and its magazine, First Things, was the subject of a half-day symposium at The Catholic University of America earlier this month.

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  • Catholic University to Host Symposium Celebrating 50 Years of Humanae Vitae

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  • Hackathon team members

    Catholic University Students to Compete in Vatican Hackathon

    Five students will represent The Catholic University of America during the first-ever Vatican-sponsored hackathon, taking place March 8-11 in Rome.

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  • Prominent Polish Dignitary to Discuss the Future of Europe

    The Center for the Study of Statesmanship (CSS) at The Catholic University of America will host a prominent Polish dignitary this month, as senior Polish statesman Antoni Macierewicz delivers a lecture on “The Atlantic Alliance and the Future of Europe: Sources of Unity and Division.”

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  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson flyer

    Catholic University to Showcase Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    Audiences will receive a history lesson with a goth twist as the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring 2018 musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

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  • Student-Written Plays to Premiere at Catholic University

    The Catholic University of America Department of Drama is presenting two original plays by M.F.A. playwriting candidates in February: River Like Sin by Lindsay Adams and The Knot by Liz Maestri. The playwrights’ creativity will be brought to life in full-scale productions featuring student actors and professional directors from the Washington, D.C. area.

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  • Lima Library

    Rare Treasures of Brazil Showcased in Reopened Library Collection

    A vast collection of rare books, one-of-a-kind manuscripts, letters, maps, and works of art pertaining to Brazilian history and culture is now available to the public thanks to the reopening of The Catholic University of America’s Oliveira Lima Library.

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  • Metropolitan School of Professional Studies Partners with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America (MSPS) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to give more students access to graduate degrees in behavioral and mental health.

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  • Rev. Richard John Neuhaus Celebrated with Catholic University Symposium

    Catholic University is hosting a symposium celebrating the life and work of Rev. Richard John Neuhaus was one of the most influential voices for religion in the public square.

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  • Dancers and musicians

    Students Shine at Arena Stage in ‘Bernstein at 100’

    Students from Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music brought their musical talents to Arena Stage in January, during a three-night engagement honoring the life and work of renowned composer, conductor, and musician Leonard Bernstein.

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  • The Business Side of Scientific Discovery Discussed at Workshop

    A recent technology transfer workshop at The Catholic University of America provided valuable insights for researchers interested in commercializing their scientific discoveries.

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  • Students at Aquinas Mass

    Students, Faculty Honor St. Thomas Aquinas with University Mass

    Members of the University community were joined by students and faculty from the Dominican House of Studies and St. Anthony of Padua School in Brookland to begin their semester in prayer during the annual University Mass honoring the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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  • John Garvey

    Trustees Reappoint John Garvey as University President

    The Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America announced that it has renewed the appointment of John Garvey, University President, for a term extending through June 2022.

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  • Catholic University March for Life students

    Students March for the Dignity of Life

    More than 400 Catholic University students spent their day on the National Mall Jan. 19, speaking out about the dignity of life during this year’s March for Life demonstration.

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  • Dining Hall Exterior

    Catholic University Receives $6 Million for New Student Dining Hall

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  • Students “Hack” Homelessness at Catholic University

    The Catholic University of America School of Engineering will host a “Hackathon” aimed at combating the issue of homelessness on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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  • Student helping during MLK day

    Students Honor Martin Luther King, Jr., with Acts of Service

    More than 800 members of the Catholic University community participated in this year’s MLK Day of Service, an annual event in which students honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by doing acts of service for community partners.

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  • Catholic University Experts Available to Address Topics Related to Pro-Life Cause

    Catholic University professors are available to serve as experts on issues related to bioethics, the pro-life movement, and other topics related to the respect of life.

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  • Panelists with President Garvey

    Immigration Experts Discuss ‘The Globalization of Indifference’

    As the debates surrounding U.S. immigration policy continued to swell throughout Washington this week, a panel discussion at The Catholic University of America provided an inside look at the Catholic Church’s position on migration and “the globalization of indifference.”

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  • CASE Award pieces

    Catholic University Honored with Three CASE Awards

    Catholic University’s Office of Marketing and Communications has been honored with three Accolades awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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  • Catholic University’s St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

    The Catholic University of America and the Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), will kick off the second semester of the academic year and National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass in commemoration of the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas. It will be broadcast live on EWTN and CatholicTV.

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  • Catholic University Announces Upcoming Spring Arts Events

    The Catholic University of America will present a full line-up of arts events this spring.

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  • “On The Margins: At The Intersection Of Catholic Thought And Migration”

    A panel discussion on immigration — “On the Margins: At the Intersection of Catholic Thought and Migration” — will take place Thursday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Law School auditorium at The Catholic University of America.

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  • VSL Team Wins Grant to Study Preservation of Priceless Glass Flutes

    Catholic University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL), together with the Library of Congress and George Washington University, has been awarded a three-year $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a research project aimed at improving preservation methods for priceless glass flutes known around the world for their beauty and intricacy.

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