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2020

  • Side-by-side image of Betelgeuse in January 2019 and December 2019. The image shows a dimming of the star.

    Faculty Member Part of Team Studying Dimming of Betelgeuse

    Gioia Rau, research assistant professor of physics at Catholic University, is one of the scientists that has been studying the dimming of Betelgeuse, the brightest star in the Orion constellation.

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  • University Annual Report Explores 'Big Questions'

    Discover the work explored by the Catholic University researchers featured in the 2018-2019 annual report, titled “Big Questions.”

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  • Dean Andrew Abela speaking

    Business School hosts Conference on Faith-Friendly Business Trends

    The trend of religious inclusion was the topic of the first national conference on faith-oriented employee resource groups in February hosted by the Busch School of Business and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation.

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  • Men's swimming and diving team posing with championship banner

    Catholic University Sweeps Swim and Diving Championships

    The Catholic University men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept the 2020 Landmark Championships on Sunday.

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  • Military Friendly logo

    University Named “Gold-Level” Military Friendly School

    The Catholic University of America has been named a military friendly school, earning the designation as a gold-level award winner.

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  • The new chemistry lab

    New Chemistry Lab Enhances Collaboration Between Students and Faculty

    Undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry have the opportunity to learn in a new laboratory which was installed on the lower level of McCort-Ward Hall this year.

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  • Michael Njo

    Architecture Student Featured in Firm’s Blog

    Architecture student Michael Njo was featured in a blog by Bonstra Haresign Architects regarding his internship with the firm

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  • Archbishop Tomasi speaking

    Prominent Catholics Speak on Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

    Politics students heard perspectives from nuclear disarmament activist Sister Megan Rice and Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi, the Holy See’s Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. 

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  • Medieval Academy of America journal

    History Professor Elected Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

    The Medieval Academy of America — the largest scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting the study of the middle ages, and a member organization of the American Council of Learned Societies — has announced that Katherine L. Jansen, professor of history at Catholic University, is one of six newly elected fellows.

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  • Student receiving communion

    Catholics Encouraged to 'Serve the Truth' on the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas

    The Catholic University community gathered on Jan. 28 to honor the feast day of its patron saint, St. Thomas Aquinas, who strongly advocated for developments of educational religious establishments.

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  • Architectural drawing of new residence hall

    New Residence Hall Complex Planned for North Campus

    A new residence hall complex with a total of 350 new beds is being designed for the space east of Opus Hall on John McCormack Road.

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  • Maloney Hall

    Maloney Hall Rated LEED Gold

    Maloney Hall, the recently renovated home to the Busch School of Business, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Councils (USGBC).

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  • Cover of summer 2018 issues featuring a prince and princess in a dramatic play

    University Recognized for Communications and Marketing Efforts

    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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  • Students walking in March for Life

    University Students, Faculty Join March for Life

    Approximately 600 members of The Catholic University of America joined the March for Life this year.

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  • Students and President Garvey preparing food on MLK Day

    Students Celebrate the University's 15th Year of MLK Day of Service

    Close to 1,000 students, faculty, and alumni of Catholic University volunteered during the University’s 15th annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 20.

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  • Students praying in a circle

    Students Hold Prayer Vigil for Homeless Community

    A group of nearly 25 Catholic University students spent the evening of Jan. 16 gathered in prayer in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C., to remember a fallen friend.

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  • Catholic University’s St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Celebrates Spring Semester

    The Catholic University of America and the Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Educational Association, 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.

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  • The drawing depicts a story from Ezekiel (1:1-10) showing the river Chebar, the scroll he is supposed to eat, and the Throne of God above him.

    Major Collection of Armenian Resources Acquired by ICOR

    The family of Professor Robert W. Thomson has donated his library (some 3,000 items) in Armenian studies to the Institute of Christian Oriental Research.

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  • Illustration of electrons colliding with protons

    Professors Contributing to Nuclear Physicists’ Dream Machine

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Jan. 9 the selection of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., as the site for a proposed nuclear physics research facility.

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  • Aaron Butts

    Semitics Professor Awarded Humboldt Research Award

    Aaron Michael Butts, associate professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures and director of the Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR), has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

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  • Collage of artwork promoting upcoming events

    Catholic University Presents Spring 2020 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 spring 2020 semester.

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  • Brother Andrew Corriente

    CatholicU Friar Wins ‘The Great American Baking Show’

    Seven years ago, Brother Andrew Corriente, O.F.M. Cap., was meditating in a chapel and thought “Why don't you cook something?”

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  • Administrators at groundbreaking ceremony for dining hall

    Dining Hall Construction to Begin (and More Construction Updates)

    Facilities staff and contractors have been working hard to advance our design and construction projects as well as continually keep our buildings and grounds safe and accessible for students, faculty, and staff.

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  • Bringing Your Faith To Work: Conference on Faith-friendly Business Trends

    The Busch School of Business at Catholic University and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) will gather employees and executives to discuss the importance of corporate programs that foster religious inclusion.

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  • Students working with 3D printed fingers

    Students Gain Hands-on 3D Printing Experience

    It’s not often that a final class project includes printing a prosthetic finger using a photopolymerization printer, but that was the case during a recent course in Catholic University’s School of Engineering.

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