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2019

  • John McCarthy with Vice President Biden

    Politics Alum Named to Forbes’ '30 under 30'

    McCarthy, B.A. 2013, currently serves as deputy political director for former vice president Joe Biden and was recently named to Forbes' "30 under 30" Law and Policy list. 

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  • Engineering School Partners with Newport News Shipbuilding

    Catholic University’s School of Engineering has established a Memorandum of Understanding with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division.

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  • Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    Rome School Dean, Faculty Participate in Mass of Americas Events

    Following the Mass of the Americas, celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in November, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art hosted a post-Mass reception and The Mass of Americas: After Conference at Catholic University.

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  • 30th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity

    Musicians from The Catholic University of America join forces with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to kick off the Christmas season with the 30th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Basilica, Great Upper Church.

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  • CatholicU Breaks Ground for new Dining Commons

    Catholic University will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Dec. 9, to mark the start of construction on the Student Dining Commons, to be built north of the University Lawn. The groundbreaking will take place at noon on the lawn, which is between the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and the Columbus School of Law.

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  • Students listening to park ranger at Fort Totten Park

    Thinking Outside the Books, History Class Learns from the City

    For two and a half hours a week, students explore archives, museums, historical houses, and cultural institutions to learn about the meanings of memory, heritage, place, preservation, community, and controversies in the field of public history.

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  • Senator Rubio greeting students

    CatholicU Students Experience Politics on Campus and in D.C.

    Washington, D.C., is filled with political activity and opportunities, but it is also full of passionate, driven students. Many Catholic University students are integrated into political life whether or not they’re politics majors. On and off campus, students are interested in and engaged with politics and politicians through clubs, internships, and events.

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  • Students performing on stage

    The Carnival of the (Animals) Artists!

    The sounds and movements of the animal kingdom were presented during a collaborative performance, Piano Gala: The Carnival of the <del>Animals</del> Artists! hosted by Catholic University’s Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art piano area on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Ward Recital Hall.

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  • VSL researcher Ian Pegg holding glass

    University Research Advances Nuclear Waste Cleanup

    Glassblowers long ago discovered that adding certain materials to sand during the melting process not only changes the color of glass, but it also locks the added material into the glass forever.

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  • Design jam participants and volunteers

    ‘Design Jam’ Tackles the Problem of Food Insecurity

    How do you solve a problem as complex and far-reaching as food insecurity in the Washington, D.C. area? According to Catholic University alumni entrepreneur Chris Danek, B.M.E. 1989, the answer can only be found by involving as many perspectives as possible. 

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  • David Jobes presents at at a congressional briefing.

    Professor Presents Suicide Prevention Research to Congress

    Expert psychologists on the science of suicide — David Jobes from Catholic University and Mitch Prinstein from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — presented their research on suicide prevention at a congressional briefing co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Nov. 12.

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  • Fulton Sheen as a young priest at Catholic University

    Fulton Sheen One Step Closer to Sainthood

    Former Catholic University professor and alumnus Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, 2019, in Peoria, Ill. His beatification deems Archbishop Sheen “Blessed,” and signifies the Vatican acknowledging that he is one step closer to sainthood.

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  • Students Hear Firsthand Account of Homelessness and Addiction

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  • Old Dominion Bank Building or the Athenaeum

    Architecture Professor and Researcher win Holland Prize

    A project documenting the Old Dominion Bank Building (now known as the Athenaeum) in Alexandria, Va., received the Leicester B. Holland Prize from the Library of Congress and the National Park Service.

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  • Charles Taylor, William Barbieri, and Michael Walzer

    ‘Sages of Democracy’ Speak at Catholic University

    Politics and morality don’t always go together, but they made a good match when philosopher Charles Taylor and political theorist Michael Walzer met in conversation about the meaning of democracy on Friday, Nov. 15, in Caldwell Auditorium.

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  • Catholic University Busch School of Business Invites Media for Open Discussion

    Andrew Abela, founding dean of The Busch School of Business at Catholic University, and Carly Fiorina, distinguished clinical professor of leadership at the business school, will participate in a panel discussion and Q and A with media to discuss several 2019 milestones.

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  • Celebrants at Carmelite installation

    Endowed Chair of Carmelite Studies Inaugurated at CatholicU

    On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the University inaugurated a new Endowed Chair in Carmelite Studies, a tenure-track position at the rank of professor, and installed Rev. Steven Payne, O.C.D., as the first Carmelite Chair. 

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  • Cabrera standing for a photo

    A Soldier of Kindness with a Servant’s Heart

    The Catholic University of America paused in prayer and remembrance on Veteran’s Day to pay tribute to Dave Cabrera, a military social worker who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Oct. 29, 2011.

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  • Female student looking at Mercury through sunglasses

    Students Observe Space from Campus

    On Monday, Nov. 11, Catholic University astrophysics faculty Duilia de Mello and Tommy Wiklind assembled a telescope outside of McMahon Hall and offered students the rare chance to see Mercury passing in front of the sun.

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  • Students in the Take Flight program

    First-Gen Students Find Community on Campus

    Catholic University hosted an on campus luncheon Nov. 8 to mark the national First Generation College Student Celebration and to honor members of its new Take Flight program for first-generation students.

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  • John Butler

    The Past, Present, and Future of Forensic Science with John Butler

    Forensic DNA expert John Butler was the keynote speaker for this year’s Biology Graduate Student Symposium sponsored by the Department of Biology.

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  • Magner hall being destroyed

    Magner House Demolition Begins to Make Way for a New Dining Hall

    Bright and early on Monday, Nov. 11, demolition began on Magner House, the CV building overlooking the University Lawn and Edward J. University Pryzbyla Center.

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  • Marco Rubio speaking at the Catholic University of America

    Marco Rubio Addresses Business Students at Catholic University

    Senator Maco Rubio (R-Fla.) addressed students at Catholic University’s Busch School of Business during a vocation of business class on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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  • The Mass of the Americas: After Conference

    The Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art will host The Mass of Americas: After Conference on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Caldwell Auditorium (153) at Catholic University following the Mass of the Americas at the Basilica, which the Rome School is co-sponsoring with Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship. 

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  • Two participants of conference talking

    Encountering the ‘Other’ with ‘The Sultan and the Saint’

    Sometimes it is through examining history that we can gain a new understanding of our modern world. Such was the case during “The Sultan and the Saint: The Spiritual Journey of Transformative Encounter,” a conference that discussed the 800th anniversary of a famous meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik Al-Kamil.

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  • Leading Thinkers to Discuss Meaningfulness of Democracy

    Leaders in the field of political theory and moral philosophy will meet at Catholic University to discuss “On the Meaningfulness of Democracy” on Friday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. 

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  • The Catholic Project Launches Child Protection Certificate Program

    A new certificate program at The Catholic University of America is educating Church leaders on the causes, prevention, and most empathetic responses to reports of sexual trauma and abuse.

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  • Catholic University Presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle

    The Caucasian Chalk Circle, hosted by the University’s Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art runs November 14-17.

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  • Symphony Celebrates Completion of Great Organ at St. Matthew’s Cathedral

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  • Ethipoan Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel

    Ethiopian Cardinal Discusses Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

    Catholic University politics students learned how peace can be built even after years of conflict, during a talk by Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel, the metropolitan archbishop of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Cardinals in the National Cathedral

    Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion on Cardinal Francis George

    The School of Theology and Religious Studies will host a viewing of Shalom Media’s Glorious Lives, episode 1, a documentary on the life of Cardinal Francis George.

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  • Priests Reflect on Church Abuse Crisis

    Over the last year, the Catholc Project at The Catholic University of America has gathered bishops, academics, and victims of abuse to explore the root causes of clerical abuse and work on ways to prevent it in the future.

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  • Monsignor Rossetti blessing the Nationals' baseball bat

    “Stay in the Fight” — Nats' Chaplain Reflects on World Series Win

    On Sunday, Oct. 27, in a conference room at Nationals Park, Monsignor Stephen Rossetti celebrated Mass for the team and staff of the Washington Nationals. At that point, the team was tied with Houston in the World Series.

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  • Catholics and Muslims Discuss the “Other”

    The conference, sponsored by the School of Theology and Religious Studies, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room, beginning at 9 a.m.

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  • Judi Biggs Garbuio

    Judi Biggs Garbuio Named Vice President for Student Affairs

    Judi Biggs Garbuio, Ph.D, has been named vice president for student affairs at The Catholic University of America.

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  • John Butler, Forensic DNA Expert, to Speak at Biology Symposium

    John Butler will present "Forensic Science and DNA Testing: Past, Present, and Future" at the Biology Department's annual Graduate Research Symposium on Nov. 1 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B at Catholic University. 

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  • Too Many Sopranos Graphic

    Catholic University Presents Too Many Sopranos

    Get a glimpse of the afterlife as Catholic University’s Division of Music Performance at the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art presents the comedic opera Too Many Sopranos Oct. 25 and 26 in Heritage Hall.

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  • Marco Rubio headshot

    Senator Marco Rubio to Speak on Dignity of Work at CatholicU

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will address students at Catholic University’s Busch School of Business next month.

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  • Monsignor Rossetti blessing the bats before the game

    Theology Professor Headed to World Series

    As Catholic chaplain for the Nationals, Monsignor Rossetti, a research professor in pastoral studies, celebrates Mass for the players, coaches, and staff on Sundays when they are home.

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  • Chen Guangcheng

    Distinguished Fellow Discusses Human Rights in China Today

    It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square protest and massacre. So what has happened since then when it comes to human rights in China? This question was at the forefront of a lecture hosted by the Institute of Human Ecology on Oct. 9 in Heritage Hall.

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  • Early Christianity Scholars Discuss “Treasures New and Old”

    Catholic University faculty, scholars, and alumni gathered Oct. 4 for a day of in-depth discussions surrounding the earliest centuries of Christianity.

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  • Sales students with their professor in classroom

    Sales Program Graduates Entering High-Paying Positions

    Busch School of Business graduates are successfully landing high paying sales jobs in recent years.

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  • James Peebles pointing to an image of a galaxy

    Professor Reflects on Ties to 2019 Nobel Prize Winners

    Earlier this month, Duilia de Mello and her husband Tommy Wiklind were trying to guess who might be named the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics.

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  • Artistic depiction of three women

    Catholic University Presents 9 to 5 The Musical

    The struggles of women in the workplace will be presented through a comedic performance of 9 to 5 The Musical, hosted by the department of music from Catholic University’s Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art Oct. 18-20 at the Hartke Theatre.

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  • Discussion Panel

    Interdisciplinary Panel Explores “Newman’s Idea of a University”

    A crowd of students and professors gathered in Caldwell Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 3, to discuss and celebrate Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be canonized by Pope Francis on Oct.13.

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  • Most Rev. Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington

    A Call to Encounter and Accompany Immigrants

    How can people of faith work to build a culture of encounter when it comes to migrants and refugees? That was the question at the heart of an event hosted by the University’s Center for Cultural Engagement on Oct. 1.

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  • Catholic University Hosts a Lecture on Human Rights in China

    What can be done to protect human rights in China? This question is at the forefront of today’s news and will be answered in a lecture titled, “Thirty Years after Tiananmen Square: Human Rights in China Today” hosted by Catholic University’s Institute for Human Ecology (IHE) and the University’s program in human rights.

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  • Exploring the Media’s Role in Intelligence Accountability

    A panel of journalists representing decades of reporting for The New York Times and The Washington Post sat down with intelligence professor Nicholas Dujmovic this week at Catholic University to discuss coverage of the intelligence community, accountability, ethics, and the public’s “right to know.” 

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  • Small Mexican flag

    Celebrating Mexican Independence

    A celebration of Mexican independence took place at Catholic University with a display of the Plan de Iguala, a 1812 document declaring Mexico’s independence from Spain.

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  • Catholic University Observes National Domestic Awareness Month with a Seminar and Vigil Mass

    Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service hosts the national Catholic Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee that will present a seminar from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Gowan Hall, Gowan Auditorium (126) followed by a vigil Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church on Saturday, Oct. 5, in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

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  • Christian Culture Conference at Catholic University

    Catholic University’s Center for the Study of Early Christianity is hosting a conference on Christian culture titled, “Treasures New and Old: Christian Culture and Cultures in the Patristic Age” on Friday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in O’Connell Hall, Heritage Hall at Catholic University.

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  • $400 Million Goal of Catholic University’s Largest Campaign

    The Catholic University of America launched its first comprehensive fundraising campaign at a black-tie event at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 26. 

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  • Lauren Sormani

    Catholic Law Student Works to Raise Ataxia Awareness

    Catholic Law student Lauren Sormani (2L) has a progressive neurological disease called Spinocerebellar Ataxia or SCA for short. Last year she approached The National Ataxia Foundation with a new awareness strategy.

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  • Daniel Libeskind, Designer of World Trade Center, Walton Critic at Catholic U

    Daniel Libeskind, one of the most recognized architects in the world today, will visit Catholic University this fall as the 2019 Walton Critic in the School of Architecture and Planning.

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  • Leo Nestor headshot

    In Memoriam: Leo Nestor

    Leo Cornelius Nestor, conductor, composer, and teacher, died Sunday, Sept. 22.

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  • Prosthetic hands

    School of Engineering Hosts First Ever Maker Tech & Art Event

    The Catholic University School of Engineering hosted a free Maker Tech & Art event for students, faculty, and community members to view D.C. technology and art makers.

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  • Robert Destro

    Professor Robert Destro Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Catholic University Law Professor Robert Destro to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

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  • Students sorting through boxes of cereal

    Hundreds Help on Mother Teresa Day of Service

    Approximately 800 students, faculty, staff, and their families participated in the annual Mother Teresa Day of Service on Sunday, Sept. 15. 

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  • Poster for The Wolves, depicting a female soccer player and a soccer ball. Writing reads, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, Sept. 26-29, 2019, Hartke Box Office, 202-319-4000, arts.catholic.edu, The Catholic University of America, To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please call 202-319-5258.

    Catholic University Presents The Wolves

    Audiences can expect a good laugh as Catholic University’s drama department presents its fall 2019 mainstage production, The Wolves.

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  • Cardinal logo and Georgetown logo of G

    Cardinals Face Georgetown for the First Time in 26 Years

    Catholic University head football coach Mike Gutelius '92 competed against Georgetown during his Cardinal playing days. On Saturday, he will get his first chance to coach against the Hoyas.

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  • A line of American flags placed in front the the pryz

    Catholic University Remembers 9-11

    On the morning of Sept. 11, Catholic University Law faculty, staff, and students gathered in the Law School atrium to remember the events of that day in 2001

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  • Catholic University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15 officially kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Catholic University is hosting a series of events, including readings, discussions, films, music, and dance.

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  • Dean Warsaw delivering the convocation keynote

    Class of 2023 Welcomed at Convocation

    Faculty and staff gathered to welcome the Class of 2023 to Catholic University at Convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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  • President John Garvey claps as he introduces Billie “Ms. Cookie” Brooks

    Dining Services Celebrates 50 Years of Billie “Cookie” Brooks

    The University community paused for a moment of celebration this week, as the Office of Dining Services celebrated Billie “Ms. Cookie” Brooks, in honor of her 50th anniversary of working at Catholic University.

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  • Students who took part in Take Flight Orientation program posing for a photo in front of a Catholic University sign

    First-Generation Students Take Flight through New Orientation Program

    How can new students find their way around campus? What’s the best way to study? Where can one find the best food on campus? Those were just a few of the questions first-year students had for upperclassmen during an intimate closed-door conversation in the University’s Center for Cultural Engagement on Aug. 21.

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  • President Garvey speaking at the Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Students Called to ‘Renew the Face of the Earth’ at Holy Spirit Mass

    Students, faculty, and staff members at The Catholic University of America joined together in prayer during this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit.

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  • Dining Hall Construction to Begin (and More Construction Updates)

    Dining Hall Construction to Begin (and More Construction Updates)

    Facilities staff and contractors have been working hard to advance design and construction projects as well as prepare our buildings and grounds for the return of students.

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  • Fragment of papyrus with writing

    University’s Papyrus Fragment Part of an Ancient Puzzle

    Jacco Dieleman, a research associate professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages, recently made a startling discovery while examining artifacts housed within Catholic University’s Semitics/ICOR collections.

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  • Catholic University Grad standing at the little league world series

    Nursing Alumna Umpires Little League Baseball World Series

    A Catholic University Alumna is one of only 16 elite umpires selected for the 2019 Little League Baseball World Series.

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  • Students praying at Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Catholic University to Open Academic Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

    The Catholic University of America will celebrate the start of the academic year with its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, August 29, at 12:10 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Great Upper Church.

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  • Interior of lab showing desks, chairs, and large windows

    A New Space for Student Research

    This summer, the School of Engineering completed a major renovation of its former library space to create a modern design-build-test facility for engineering students. 

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  • Catholic University Presents Fall 2019 Music, Drama, and Art Events

    The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art will present the following events during the fall 2019 semester.

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  • Engineering students showing prosthetic leg the developed

    Who’s Afraid of a Challenge?

    The first crop of graduates has emerged from the National Grand Challenges Scholars program at Catholic University.

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  • Stela Ishitani Silva, a doctoral candidate in physics, was awarded the John Mather Nobel Scholar Award this month at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where she has spent her summer as an intern.

    Physics Student Makes Her Mark at NASA/Goddard

    Stela Ishitani Silva, a doctoral candidate in physics, was awarded the John Mather Nobel Scholar Award this month at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where she has spent her summer as an intern.

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  • Men's Soccer Team

    Cardinal Soccer Teams Travel Abroad

    Catholic University’s women’s soccer team is in Portugal and the men’s team is in England for preseason trips abroad.

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  • Richard Trotta in a laboratory

    Doctoral Candidate Receives the Jefferson Sciences Associates Award

    Doctoral candidate Richard Trotta has been awarded the Jefferson Sciences Associates (JSA) award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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  • Dr. Young and protestors at the capitol building

    Faculty and Staff Speak Out for Immigration Reform

    Standing in the grass outside the U.S. Senate’s Russell building on July 18, nearly 200 Catholic priests, nuns, and laypeople spoke out against the harsh conditions facing immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers — especially children — at detention centers along the U.S. border.

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  • Henry Widener and Raphael Della Ratta

    Oliveira Lima Library Receives A Gift To Fund A Librarian

    An alumnus donated $120,000 to the Oliveira Lima Library to fund a librarian position for two years. 

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  • University Honored with 11 Catholic Press Awards

    Catholic University has received 11 awards from the Catholic Press Association.

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  • Students in the Take Flight program

    First Generation Students Welcomed through New Program at Catholic University

    Thirty students will be invited to participate in Take Flight, a program to accompany first-generation students in their transition to college life.

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  • Catholic University Finance Professor Luanna Zurlo teaches a course

    Sisters Learn the Business of Faith

    Nearly 50 religious sisters from around the country gathered for a three-day management training program at Catholic University.

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  • Representatives from Catholic University and Italy pose for a group photo

    School of Engineering Celebrates Partnership with Italian University

    Administrators from The Catholic University of America, faculty from the Polytechnic University of Marche (Università Politecnica delle Marche, UNIVPM), and representatives from the Italian Embassy celebrated the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that creates a dual-degree program between the two institutions.

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  • Provost Andrew Abela, Bradley Lois, Jorge Gonzalez Mier, Olivia Janney, and Sepanta Khoshnoud

    Thirst for Life: Engineering Students Invent a Water Filter in Response to Hurricane Maria

    Four recent Catholic University graduates are working with lawyers to form an LLC and secure a patent for the water filter they invented in the new Social Innovation Start-Ups course.

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  • Bill Conway congratulates Scholasitca Ibezimako, a Conway Scholar, on completing her nursing education at the 2017 graduation ceremony.

    Bill and Joanne Conway Give CatholicU Nursing $20 Million

    A $20 million donation, the largest single gift in the history of The Catholic University of America, will create the new Conway School of Nursing, University President John Garvey announced.

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  • Image of sky taken at night

    Exploring Wonder and Beauty in the Scientific World

    The first International Symposium on the Aesthetic Dimensions of Science was held at The Catholic University of America on June 3.

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  • Rendering of the inside of a student-designed library

    Architecture Students Design Proposals for a New Library

    Nearly 60 seniors from the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning participated in a semester-long project to design proposals for a new library in Clarksburg, Md.

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  • Druart leads the commencement procession carrying the mace

    Passing the Baton. University Mace Bearer Retires

    After 15 years of leading the faculty procession at Catholic University's Commencement, University Marshal Dr. Thérèse-Anne Druart is retiring.

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  • Dujmovic and Catholic University's Intelligence Club at the Central Intelligence Agency

    Students Visit Central Intelligence Agency

    Sixteen students from Catholic University’s Intelligence Club recently visited the Central Intelligence Agency to learn about the organization’s long history, its recruiting practices, and current programs.

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  • Pushing back against the darkness. Cultivating relationships in pastoral care for abuse and trauma.

    Bishops and Sexual Abuse Survivors Gather for a Day of Dialogue

    Survivors of clergy sexual abuse shared their stories with more than 15 bishops from around the country during a day of candid discussions.

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  • Deanna Greco

    Biochemistry Student Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

    Deanna Greco, a junior biochemistry student from Cherry Hill, N.J., has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for her achievements in the field, making her Catholic University's first scholar recipient since 2013.

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  • Faculty award recipients standing with President Garvey

    Faculty Members Recognized for their Achievements

    Professors at The Catholic University of America were honored for their teaching achievements during this year’s Spring Faculty Luncheon.

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  • Student riding mechanical bull

    Students Celebrate Last Day of Classes

    Students gathered on the Pryzbyla Lawn and McMahon Parking lot Friday evening to celebrate the last day of classes. 

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  • Andrew Abela to Lead Busch School, Aaron Dominguez Named Provost

    President John Garvey has appointed Andrew V. Abela as dean of the Busch School of Business , and Aaron Dominguez as provost.

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  • NASA depiction of a buckyball. Looks like a soccer ball molecule.

    University Research Confirms Evidence of Buckyballs in Space

    Using the Hubble Telescope, Martin Cordiner — a research associate with the Department of Physics’ Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences — confirmed the presence of Buckminsterfullerene, or buckyballs, in interstellar space.

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  • Business Ethics Student and professors stand for a photo

    Juniors Finish First at International Business Ethics Competition

    Four Catholic University juniors won first place at the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) held at Loyola Marymount University in California.

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  • Coronal rain on the sun

    Catholic University Student Discovers Unexpected Rain on the Sun

    Physics doctoral candidate Emily Mason was observing coronal rain when she found smaller structures which ended up showing a link between why the sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona, is hotter than the sun’s surface and the source for slow solar wind, both of which are solar science mysteries.

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  • Lay Experts Address Actions Needed In Final Crisis Conference

    What can the laity do to help address the crisis in the Church? The final Healing The Breach of Trust conference, hosted by Catholic University’s Institute for Human Ecology and The Catholic Project, addressed this question.  

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  • Trees in front of McMahon Hall

    University Signs Sustainability Pledge, Recognized Green Power Champion

    University President John Garvey was one of eight local universities to sign an updated College and University Sustainability Pledge (CUSP II) this month with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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  • Jesus Colina

    Aleteia’s Jesús Colina to Give 2019 Commencement Address

    Internationally prominent journalist Jesús Colina will address the Class of 2019 at the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, where he will also be presented with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

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  • Andrew Yeo headshot

    Andrew Yeo Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

    Fifteen years after receiving a Fulbright grant as a student to study in South Korea, Catholic University Politics Professor Andrew Yeo will travel to the Philippines on a Fulbright faculty research grant.

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  • President Garvey speaks on stage

    Faith in Humanities

    Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jon Parrish Peede, joined University President John Garvey in the Pryzbyla Center this week to discuss “Keeping Faith in American Universities: Belief, Knowledge, and Democracy.”

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  • Banner image with the words Hope and Healing

    Hope and Healing Story Gallery

    Through May 1, the University community is invited to visit a story gallery in the Pryzbyla Center Atrium featuring the stories of those who have experienced clergy sexual abuse.

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  • Student wearing Busch School of Business hat and backpack in front of Washington Monument

    Summer Programs for High School Students

    High school students can experience a taste of college life this summer at The Catholic University of America, which is offering a wide range of summer programs.

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  • Martin O’Malley

    A Legacy to Future Generations: Experts Discuss Climate Change at Conference

    “Climate change is not a science issue. It’s a people issue.” That was the leading theme in the keynote address given by Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (retired), at the Challenges of Climate Change workshop held on Wednesday, April 17, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

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  • Researcher Working To Stop Cycle of Sexual Violence

    Melissa Grady, associate professor in the National Catholic School of Social Service, recently received a grant of $50,000 for her research called “ Victim to Victimizer” from Raliance Grant Program.

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  • 'There Is One Common Home, and It Is in Peril'

    How can Catholics bridge the gap between the scientific and ethical imperatives of climate change?

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  • Cara Duffy in EU Parliament

    Three Catholic University Students Receive Fulbright Grants

    Three Catholic University students have been awarded Fulbright grants to fund research overseas, including two undergraduate students and one doctoral candidate.

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  • Student wearing a virtual reality headset

    Research Day Celebrates the ‘Joy of Discovery’

    Catholic University’s 2019 Research Day, which took place on April 9, featured a record 358 submitted proposals, 85 oral presentations, and 149 posters.

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  • Assistant Professor Aaron Butts standing for a photograph

    Semitics Professor Chosen for Membership at Institute for Advanced Study

    Aaron Michael Butts, assistant professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, has been selected for membership for academic year 2019-2020 at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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  • Sister Prejean speaking to an audience

    Death Penalty Activist Nun Addresses CUA on Tap

    In March, Sister Helen Prejean shared stories of her time working with death row inmates during a CUA on Tap event sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry.  

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  • Students Use Data Analytics to Tackle Low Voter Turnout

    What strategic approach would you take if you wanted to increase voter turnout? That was the problem presented to eight teams of Catholic University students at a hackathon on Saturday, March 30, sponsored by the School of Engineering’s Center for Service through Innovation.

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  • From President Garvey: Appointment of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory

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  • Marie Raber, John Garvey, and John Mosby Russell

    Social Work School Celebrates 100 Years of Service

    Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the National Catholic School of Social Service marked the school’s 100th anniversary with an evening of celebration last month.

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  • Catholic University Law Wins 2019 National Trial Competition

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law was crowned the 2019 National Champion last weekend at the National Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • CUA Press Sales Reach Record-Breaking Levels

    Book sales this decade have increased by more than 30% and are at record-breaking levels for The Catholic University of America Press.

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  • Ozlem Kilic speaks with Pope Francis

    Pope Francis Meets with Catholic U Delegates on Climate Change

    “I just get goosebumps talking about it,” says Ozlem Kilic, director of Catholic University’s Engineering Center for Care of Earth (ECCE). Who could blame her, when in the time span of just two weeks, Kilic and her colleagues were granted audiences with Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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  • Stephen C. Payne

    Leading Health Care Lawyer, Army Vet, Named New Dean of Columbus School of Law

    Stephen C. Payne, a Yale Law School graduate and partner in the global law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, has been appointed by Catholic University President John Garvey as the next dean of the Columbus School of Law. He will assume his new duties starting July 1.

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  • Father Paul Sullins and Julie Rubio

    Experts Work to Untangle the Crisis in the Church

    Experts gathered at The Catholic University of America on March 26 for the third conference in a series of “Healing the Breach of Trust” events.

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  • Student researchers standing for a photo

    Dumbledore Lands Students Research Conference Win

    Two Catholic University students placed third in a research conference with their paper on “How Dumbledore Saved Europe.”

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  • Cover of the book Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize: The 300 Year Voyage of Queen Anne’s Revenge

    Alumnus Boarded Blackbeard’s Ship

    Mark Wilde-Ramsing, who earned his master’s in anthropology at Catholic University in 1984, delivered a lecture and book signing of Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize: The 300 Year Voyage of Queen Anne’s Revenge at Catholic University, hosted by the Anthropology department.

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  • Students Compete in National Collegiate Sales Competition

    A team of students from The Catholic University of America is headed to Atlanta, Ga., this week for the National Collegiate Sales Competition.

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  • Joe Fisher sitting on bleachers

    Fisher to Retire After 41 Years at the End of Track Season

    After spending 41 years as a coach for cross country and track and field at Catholic University, Associate Head Cross Country and Women's Track and Field Coach Joe Fisher announced his retirement on Friday.

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  • Saving Students Thousands; Metropolitan School Partners with Saylor Academy

    Catholic University's Metropolitan School of Professional Studies has agreed to accept credits from 16 courses offered by Saylor Academy.

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  • Catholic University Launches The Catholic Project

    The Catholic Project was launched during the third installation of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series at The Catholic University of America.

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  • Catholic U Considers Role of Clericalism, Sexuality in Abuse Crisis

    The third installation of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series at The Catholic University of America will address the root causes of the sexual abuse crisis.

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  • Coach Howes with players

    Howes Resigns as Head Men’s Basketball Coach

    After 276 wins, six NCAA tournament appearances and five conference championships, Catholic University head men's basketball coach Steve Howes announced his resignation on Wednesday. He served as the Cardinals' head coach since the 2004-05 season.

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  • Image of the new Humanitas journals on a bookshelf

    Prestigious Humanitas Journal Comes to Catholic University

    The Catholic University of America is now the publisher of one of the leading academic journals in the humanities.

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  • Greater Washington Launches the Most Comprehensive Cross-Sector Partnership for Smart Regional Growth in the United States

    Business, government, and academic communities have formed the Greater Washington Smart Region Movement to create the nation’s leading digitally enabled region.

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  • Students presenting at hackathon

    Students 'Hack' Social Justice Issues

    Teams of University students competed developing action plans addressing particular social issues, such as homelessness or income inequality, as part of a “hackathon” on March 19.

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  • Sandra Guillen and others standing in front of her first place tiny home design.

    A Pipe Dream Come True

    A recent architecture graduate at Catholic University created and submitted an ingenious tiny home design that won first place and a $5,000 grant.

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  • Religion and Politics: Discussion at Catholic University

    Religion and politics seem to be at the forefront in today’s news. The School of Theology and Religious Studies and Office of the President at Catholic University is sponsoring a panel to discuss the interface between religion and politics.

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  • Carly Fiorina speaking at Catholic University in 2017

    Busch School of Business and Carly Fiorina Announce Academic Partnership

    The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and Carly Fiorina are announcing an ambitious academic partnership to integrate Fiorina’s leadership and problem-solving curriculum into the business student experience.

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  • Prestigious NSF Grant Awarded to Physics Professors

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $263,780 grant to physics professors at The Catholic University of America to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

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  • Architectural rendering of interior of dining hall showing students eating

    New Dining Commons Coming to North Campus

    Students will soon see activity at the site of the new dining commons to be built at the north end of the University Lawn.

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  • Father Robert Kaslyn, S.J.

    University Statement: Death of Father Robert Kaslyn, S.J.

    It it with great sadness that The Catholic University of America mourns the unexpected loss of Father Robert J. Kaslyn, S.J., associate professor and former dean of the School of Canon Law.

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  • Rehabilitation Robot on a hand

    The Future of Rehabilitation Robots at Catholic University

    Catholic University’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center is poised to prepare students for the thriving rehabilitation robot market.

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  • Nursing professor teaching CPR

    Leading with their Hearts, Nursing Faculty Teach Veterans to Save Lives

    The Catholic University of America School of Nursing has long partnered with the Veterans Administration to provide quality care, important nursing research initiatives, and clinical partnerships that benefit active duty military, veterans, and their families.

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  • Marty Dowd at the tennis courts

    Marty Dowd: Supreme Gentleman, Catholic University Treasure

    Marty Dowd, for the better part of 60 years, was synonymous with men's tennis at Catholic University. He played here four seasons, was an assistant coach for one and head coach for 53. His coaching tenure is among the longest in NCAA history.

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  • Peace, Security, and Justice for Europe and Asia

    A conference sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research at Catholic University will discuss "permanent neutrality" with the three pillars of faith, freedom, and foreign policy.

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  • Blackbeard’s Lost Flagship: Lecture and Book signing at Catholic University

    The Department of Anthropology is presenting 'Blackbeard's Lost Flagship' on Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m.

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  • Tom Nealon

    How Love and Stewardship Can Lead to Corporate Success

    President of Southwest Airlines Tom Nealon spoke at Catholic University about management, creating a company culture, and how he balances a committed life of faith.

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  • Michael Allen

    VP of Student Affairs Michael Allen to Lead Barry University

    Michael S. Allen, Ph.D., currently vice president for student affairs at The Catholic University of America, has been named the seventh president of Barry University in Miami, Florida.

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  • Julio Bermudez and Morgan Freeman

    Architecture Professor to Appear in Morgan Freeman’s Story of God

    Julio Bermudez, a professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, is appearing in the episode “Visions of God,” part of the third season of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman.

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  • Panelists at Humanity of Espionage event

    The Humanity of Espionage

    A panel discussion including four former CIA spy handlers was held on Feb. 28 at The Catholic University of America.

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  • Cover image of Catholic Press catalog

    Press Announces Books for Spring and Summer 2019

    The Catholic University of America Press has released its 2019 spring and summer catalog, which features 18 new titles in categories that range from theology to philosophy and medieval studies.

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  • Marty Dowd

    Cardinal Athletics Mourns the Passing of Marty Dowd '60

    The Catholic University Athletics Department is deeply saddened by the passing of Marty Dowd '60. Inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014, he served as the Cardinals' head men's tennis coach for 53 years from 1962-2015.

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  • Program director accepts award

    CIA Honors Recent Graduate

    Alumnus Matthew Skros was honored by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency with the Walter Pforzheimer Award for the best student paper submitted. The paper was published in Studies in Intelligence, the professional intelligence journal published by the CIA for the U.S. intelligence community.

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  • A Call To Accompany Hispanic Catholics in Ministry

    Boston College professor Hosffman Ospino delivered a lecture at Catholic University on the task of ministering to people on the margins in a diverse Church, specifically those in Latin-American communities.

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  • A graphic flyer for The Threepenny Opera, playing March 1-3, 2019, presented by the Catholic University of America

    Catholic University presents The Threepenny Opera

    Audiences are invited to a savage, biting musical as Catholic University’s Department of Drama presents the famous “play with music”, The Threepenny Opera, in the Callan Theatre.

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  • A graphic of an academy award for best film.

    Best Picture Oscar for Catholic U. Alumnus Donald Shirley Biopic

    Green Book, the story of African-American pianist and composer Donald Shirley’s concert tour through America’s segregated South in 1962, won Best Picture at the Feb. 24 Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.

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  • President Garvey Names Stephen White Executive Director of The Catholic Project

    University President John Garvey announces the appointment of Catholic University alumnus Stephen P. White as the Executive Director of The Catholic Project, an initiative launched in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis.

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  • Two female students jumping into pool

    Cool Schools Polar Plunge Raises $33,000 for Special Olympics

    Catholic University is in its 18th year supporting Special Olympics and sixth hosting the Polar Plunge. Nicole Preston, Special Olympics DC president and CEO, said this year's plunge drew 280 pledges and raised $33,464.

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  • Annual Report

    2017-2018 Annual Report on the Arts at Catholic University

    The theme for Catholic University’s 2017-2018 Annual Report is “The Arts.”

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  • New walkway by Pangborn

    Updates to Campus Renovations

    Construction projects on campus have continued through some of the wettest weather in Washington’s history.

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  • Students talking to alumna

    Alumnifire Ignites

    The launch event for Alumnifire, a new online networking resource sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Academic and Career Success, was held Feb. 13 in Caldwell Auditorium.

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  • Los Angeles Archbishop Speaks on the "Meaning of the Human Person"

    The world faces a crisis, according to Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles. It is the “loss of the meaning of the human person.” On campus Feb. 6 to deliver the School of Theology and Religious Studies’ annual Hispanic Innovators of the Faith Lecture, Archbishop Gomez titled his talk “Born for Greater Things: From the ‘Crisis of Man’ Toward a New Christian Humanism.”

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  • Clergy, historians, theologians, and canon lawyers discuss the theological and historical grounds for lay involvement in the Church as part of a solution to the current sex abuse crisis

    The Role of the Laity in Healing the Church

    The Catholic University of America held a conference to discuss the role of the laity in healing the Church after the sex abuse crisis.

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  • A scene from the Microsoft Super Bowl commercial

    Alumnus Scores Big with Super Bowl Commercial

    Catholic University alumnus contributed to heartwarming Microsoft commercial that ran on Super Bowl Sunday.

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  • Students working in Rome

    Students Tackle Translation Work for Rome Basilica

    Catholic University students help with translation work at the Basilica of San Bartolomeo while studying abroad in Rome.

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  • Posters for student created plays Tilting and Ad Nauseam

    MFA Playwriting Students Showcase Original Works

    Two third-year MFA Playwriting students will premiere original plays this weekend on the Callan Theatre stage — Tilting and Ad Nauseam.

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  • Nursing students in class

    Nursing Students Stand Out with Testing Success

    Catholic University Nursing students came away from the 2018 National Council Licensure Examination with an impressive 98.57% pass rate for first-time test takers.

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  • Panel of alumni speak

    Speaker Series Inspires Integral Development World Wide

    Undergraduate and graduate students had the opportunity to hear from University alumni from the Integral Economic Development Management and Policy (IEDM/IEDP) programs offered by the Department of Economics about their work in international development during a panel discussion sponsored by the department in January.

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  • Cardinal DiNardo to Address Church Crisis at Catholic University Conference

    The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, will address the Church crisis at Catholic University’s conference series Healing the Breach of Trust.

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  • Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican Mayor Discusses Life After Hurricane Maria

    Maria Meléndez Altieri, mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second largest city, spoke with Catholic University students about her experiences following the storm.

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  • Students in prayer

    Catholic Education Celebrated at Thomas Aquinas Mass

    The Catholic University of America community gathered to celebrate the feast day of patron St. Thomas Aquinas in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 29.

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  • Panel discussing politics

    “New Congress” Discussed at Faculty, Alumni Panel

    The “political climate today” was the main topic at a panel discussion sponsored by Catholic University’s Office of Alumni Relations in January at the University Club. Alumna Sheilah Kast, B.A. 1971, moderated the panel.

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  • Athletics administrators receiving community service award

    Athletics Receives Community Service Award

    The Catholic University athletics department was honored for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service as the winner of the National Association of Division III Administrators (NADIIIAA) Community Service Award for On-Going Project category during the 2017-18 academic year.

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  • Students volunteering

    Students ‘Do for Others’ During Annual Day of Service

    Nearly 900 students, faculty, and staff from The Catholic University of America worked with several volunteer groups as part of the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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  • Venigalla Rao and his research team

    Professor Researches How Viruses Can Be Designed for Human Therapies

    Venigalla Rao, professor and chairman of the Department of Biology, ended 2018 on a high note by publishing his latest research article in the Dec. 21 issue of the prestigious Nature Journal, Nature Communications.

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas Mass in 2018

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

    The Catholic University of America and the Dominican House of Studies will kick off the second semester of the academic year and National Catholic Schools Week at the annual University Mass.

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  • Students carry banner in March for Life

    500 from Catholic University Joined March for Life

    Approximately 500 members of The Catholic University of America took advantage of a new policy this year and joined the March for Life with no worry about missing classes.

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  • Magazine story and image of brochure

    University Receives Two CASE Accolades Awards

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

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  • Catholic University Presents Spring 2019 Music, Drama, and Art Events

    The Catholic University of America presents the Music, Drama, and Art events for the Spring 2019 semester 

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  • Students at the 2018 March for Life

    Catholic University Cancels Classes during March for Life

    The Catholic University of America introduced a new policy this year: cancel classes during the March for Life to encourage faculty and student participation.

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  • Students at Hayfield High School

    Educating the Next Generation of Engineers

    Engineering professors engage with local high schools to promote STEM.

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  • Brian Aberle

    Junior Brian Aberle Approved for U.S. Patent

    Junior Brian Aberle recently received a United States Patent for his method of amplifying the power of cell phone camera lenses. 

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  • Students at the National Cryptologic Museum

    Students Make Rare Visit to National Reconnaissance Office

    Sixteen students from the Catholic University Intelligence Club recently visited the National Reconnaissance Office, one of the “big five” U.S. intelligence agencies.

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