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  • Columbus School of Law Hosts 2021 Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference

    Those preparing to work with or write for judges have the important yet challenging task of judicial opinion writing. The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America will help guide those in the field during its first annual Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference, to be held virtually on Feb. 26 - 27, 2021. 

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  • Julie Cray Leong rehearsing in her closet

    Rome School Presents <i>The War of the Worlds</i>

    The Rome School production of The War of the Worlds will be available online Oct. 29 – Nov. 1.

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  • Team photo of the Los Angeles Dodgers

    McGuiness Makes World Series Debut with Dodgers

    Former Catholic University baseball assistant coach Connor McGuiness will appear in his first World Series when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Tampa Bay Rays in game one of the 2020 World Series.

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  • Latin American Music Center Celebrates the Life of Carlos Guastavino

    The Latin American Music Center (LAMC) of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art will sponsor the Sonus International Music Festival, an online festival featuring acclaimed international musicians in a seven-concert series commemorating the life of renowned Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino.

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  • Decolonizing LIS: Activating Social Justice

    The Department of Library and Information Science will host a lecture exploring social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the library science profession on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.

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  • Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies

    CatholicU Establishes Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies

    This fall, Catholic University established the Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies. The institute is a multidisciplinary intellectual forum for learning, research, and dialogue that will serve as an umbrella organization on Latin American and Iberian studies and initiatives for all students, faculty, scholars, researchers, and staff at The Catholic University of America.

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  • Father McGivney

    CatholicU Archives Offer Untold Stories of Fr. McGivney

    As the eyes of the faithful turn toward Hartford, Ct., in preparation for the beatification of Rev. Michael McGivney, a historian in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America shares a lesser-known look at the American parish priest.

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  • Faculty Present on Impact of the Electoral College in 2020 Election

    Three University faculty panelists discussed the role of the electoral college in the 2020 election and the strategies that Democrats and Republicans will use to influence voters during a webinar on Sept. 30, entitled “The 2020 White House Race and the Impact of the Electoral College.”

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  • Elections Course Gives Students a Clear-Eyed View of Politics

    On the day before this year’s Vice Presidential Debate between Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, a class filled with Catholic University students gathered on Zoom to learn about the history of the vice presidency and the role the office has played strategically and historically in presidential elections.

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  • The Sica Family

    $5 million Donated by Sica Family to CatholicU Engineering and Football Programs

    For the past 37 years, Vinny, B.M.E. 1983, and Ellen Sica have been dedicated supporters of Catholic University, generously sharing their time, talent, and treasure. This August, they continued that tradition by bequeathing $5 million to the University in support of the School of Engineering and the Cardinal football program.

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  • Solar Panels on Gibbons Hall

    University Unveils Campus Sustainability Plan During Campus Sustainability Month

    Catholic University of America is kicking off Campus Sustainability Month by unveiling a 5-year sustainability plan.

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  • University Professor Pens Introduction to "Fratelli tutti"

    Research Professor Monsignor Kevin Irwin, former dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, wrote the introduction to the Paulist Press publication of Pope Francis' latest encyclical, Fratelli tutti

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  • Athlete jumping into pool of cold water

    CatholicU Wins Special Olympics Spotlight Poll

    Catholic University Athletics was selected as the winner of the September NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll. With 80 percent of the total votes, the department will receive $500 towards its next Special Olympics D.C. event.

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  • Experts Available to Comment on Upcoming Encyclical, Brothers All

    Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, (“Brothers All”).

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  • Andy and Mariann Youniss

    Youniss Family Provides Transformative Gift in Support of Cardinal Lacrosse

    Although the Cardinal men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were forced to cut their seasons short this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both teams will return to the field stronger than ever thanks to a generous gift from Andy, B.S. 1983, and Mariann Youniss.

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  • Letter from the Chaplain on Civic Responsibility and Civility

    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, will mark exactly one month before the national election. 

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  • Musical Theater Performance

    Catholic University Presents Fall Music, Drama, and Art Events

    The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art will present the following virtual events during the fall 2020 semester.

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  • Students ordering food from digital screens

    A New On-Campus Dining Experience

    The University contracted with Chartwells Higher Education in August as part of a new effort to transform the on-campus dining experience.

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  • U.S. Trade Ambassador Addresses Busch School of Business

    U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer spoke to a limited audience of students on Sept. 8 in the Della Ratta Auditorium of Maloney Hall.

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  • Student breaking branches

    Students Serve In-Person and Virtually

    Students, faculty, and staff spent a day helping those in the Brookland community during the University’s annual Mother Teresa Day of Service, which was held earlier this month.

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  • Rendering of new nursing school building

    Campus Updates Underway this Fall

    University facilities staff, engineers, and contractors continue to work to complete necessary adjustments in order to keep the University campus safe and functional.

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  • Marshall Mendoza displays his design project, the “De-Coronizer 7000,” a portable box which cleans face masks using a UV light.

    Engineering Students Reflect on Virtual Internships

    Fourteen Catholic University students participated in a virtual internship program this summer with the Biomedical Engineering Alliance of Cleveland — a partnership between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. 

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    Catholic, Landmark Conference Launch New Digital Network

    Last Friday, the Landmark Conference announced it has reached a formal partnership agreement with BlueFrame Technology to create an end-to-end digital network for all eight member institutions, including Catholic University.

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  • Image from the exhibit

    Art Exhibit Explores the Figure, In-person and Online

    Tillie Murphy, a senior art history major, and John Figura, director of Salve Regina Gallery and visiting assistant professor, unable to allow visitors to view their work in person, transformed their exhibition to both a virtual and an in-person experience.

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    Graduates Celebrate Continued Success in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

    For the third year in a row, the Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy awarded its annual Founder’s Award to a graduate of Catholic University’s School of Philosophy.  

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    Catholic Project Launches Crisis Podcast

    The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America is launching a new documentary-style podcast, Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church.

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  • Archbishop Gregory

    Mass of Holy Spirit Celebrated with Prayers for Healing

    While they normally fill the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, students, faculty, and staff of The Catholic University of America came together virtually during this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, celebrated on Sept. 3.

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    University Library Partners with Brazil for Independence Celebration

    Catholic University is gearing up to help Brazil celebrate its bicentennial of independence in 2022 thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Catholic University’s Oliveira Lima Library and the Federal Senate of Brazil.

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  • Title page of Voyage de François Pyrard, de Laval, contenant sa navigation aux Indes orientales, Maldives, Moluques, and au Bresil

    Oliveira Lima Library Uncovers Volume from Collection of John Locke

    Whatever their fate, book collections are inevitably linked to the memory of their former owners.

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  • Tents on move-in day

    Outdoor Events Spaces on Campus

    To allow for proper social distancing measures on campus, the Events and Conference Services team has arranged to have three tents installed on campus. 

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  • New 3-D printer in Engineering

    3-D Metal Printer Installed in Engineering School

    The School of Engineering recently installed a new Markforged Metal X 3-D printer in the Admiral Williams Laboratory in Pangborn Hall. It is capable of printing high-precision parts from various metals, achieving shapes that are impossible for traditional machine-shop tools. 

     

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  • Advertisement for podcast, which reads The School of Theology and Religious Studies presents Echoing Faith Today, a Podcast Series. Hosted by Jem Sullivan, Ph.D., to engage discussion on themes in the new Directory for Catechesis.

    School of Theology and Religious Studies Launches Catechesis Podcast

    The School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America is launching a new podcast, Echoing Faith Today, on Sunday, Aug. 30, with a series of thoughtful conversations with bishops, scholars, and catechetical experts.

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  • New Paths to Find Your Way at CatholicU

    New Paths to Find Your Way at CatholicU

    A major milestone in a wayfinding project outlined in the 2012 Master Plan is coming to fruition as wayfinding signage is installed across campus to name roads and major walkways on campus and to give directional addresses to buildings.

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  • Image from the 2019 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 2020-21 academic year with its traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 12:10 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Great Upper Church.

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  • Luiz Fernando Guedes dos Santos, a doctoral candidate in physics

    Doctoral Candidate Receives the John Mather Nobel Scholar Award

    Luiz Fernando Guedes dos Santos, a doctoral candidate in physics, was awarded the John Mather Nobel Scholar Award in July at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where he was a research intern. 

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  • Female student wearing a mask and carrying a box

    A Move-In Unlike Any Other

    As they unpacked their belongings early this week, students and parents commented how moving into their residence halls and starting college was not what they used to imagine it would be. 

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  • Red and Judi Biggs Garbuio welcoming students back to campus

    On-Campus Testing for Students and Other Health Measures

    The University has contracted with Ascension Healthcare through Providence Health Services to host a COVID-19 testing site on campus for students.

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  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Fully Reaccredited

    The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program has been fully reaccredited for the next 10 years.

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  • Still image of virtual reality galaxy

    CatholicU Researcher Creates A Galactic Center Virtual Reality

    Imagine exploring the center of our galaxy 26,000 light years away from the comfort of your home. 

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  • Take Flight Program Expands Into its Second Year

    he Center for Cultural Engagement will continue its Take Flight program, designed to support the transition of first-generation students to life at CatholicU, for a second year.

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  • University Contracts with Chartwells for Dining Services

    The University has contracted with Chartwells Higher Education for dining and catering services.

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  • Male student talking to friend via computer

    Students Find New Friendships Through Platform Connecting Teens with Seniors

    Daniel Formella, a sophomore history major, has spent time during the pandemic forming new friendships. His new friendship with Elva Roy is unexpected not only because she’s located hundreds of miles away, but also because she is 74 and Formella is 19.

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  • Returning Campus Residents to Quarantine on Arrival Date

    In order to abide by the Mayor’s order and assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the District and protect the health, safety, and welfare of District residents, The Catholic University of America will ask all returning campus residents (regardless of the state in which they live or are coming from) to quarantine upon arrival date to campus through Sunday, September 6th.

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  • Empty football stadium

    CatholicU, Landmark Postpone Fall Sports to Spring 2021

    Following a unanimous vote of the Landmark Conference Executive Board, the league has postponed all conference regular season contests and championships scheduled to take place during the fall 2020 semester, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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  • Image of a lightbulb

    Energy Use in the Age of the Pandemic

    Campus facilities saw a decline in energy use from January 2020 to the end of May 2020 when compared to data from the previous year.

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  • Facilities employee using a spray cleaner

    University Continues to Prepare Facilities for Students’ Return to Campus

    Facilities staff have spent the last months preparing for the return of students to campus next month.

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  • 2019 Migration Studies Summer Academy

    CatholicU Hosts Migration Studies Summer Academy Virtually

    Professors, researchers, and graduate students from The Catholic University of America and Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt came together virtually on July 15 to highlight developments in international migration research.

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  • Student studying

    More than $1 Million Distributed to CatholicU Students During Pandemic

    The Office of Enrollment Management is starting to distribute one-time tuition assistance grants for students returning in the fall to aid students whose families have experienced financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.

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  • Cardinal tagle speaking at an event

    Teens Encouraged, 'Do Not be Afraid of the Word Evangelization'

    High school students take part in Light the World!, an opportunity to explore the interaction between faith and culture through business, politics, sports, art, and science.

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  • Economics Professor Approved for U.S. Patent

    Kevin Forbes, associate professor of economics, and Catholic University were issued a patent titled, "System and methods for improving the accuracy of solar energy and wind energy forecasts for an electric utility grid.”

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  • University Earns Reaccreditation Until 2028

    Following a two-year, campus-wide effort, The Catholic University of America has successfully earned reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) through 2028.

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    University Recognized with Eleven Catholic Press Awards

    Staff in the Office of Communications and Marketing racked up six Catholic Press Awards, which were announced at the end of the annual Catholic Press Conference, this year held online June 30 to July 1. 

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  • Professors Celebrate 1,000th Paper and Grant to Build Particle Detector

    Catholic University scientists celebrate their role in a milestone accomplishment — the publication of the 1,000th paper by the team that operates the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. 

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  • Students from NCSSS in the community

    $3.2 Million Awarded to CatholicU Social Work School

    In June, Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service was awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program.

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  • Ralph J. Rohner

    A Gentleman and A Scholar: Remembering Ralph J. Rohner '63

    Read the tribute to Columbus School of Law Professor Emeritus and former Dean Ralph J. Rohner.

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  • Thomas W. Smith headshot

    Alumnus to Take Leadership of School of Arts and Sciences

    Three decades after earning his M.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America, Thomas W. Smith ’88 will return to campus this summer to become the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.

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  • Students standing at the border with Mexico

    <i>CatholicU</i> Stands with Immigrants

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold DACA protections that allow children of immigrants protections from deportation and the ability to work and study in the United States. 

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  • Fall Semester Will Begin Early, Conclude On-Campus Instruction at Thanksgiving Break

    The Catholic University of America is changing the schedule for its upcoming fall 2020 semester. As part of the University’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes on campus will now begin on Monday, Aug. 24 — a week earlier than originally planned — barring any restrictions by the District of Columbia.

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  • Jamie Roberts cutting down a nest

    First Endowed Coaching Position Announced at CatholicU

    Last month, the family of former Catholic University coach Jamie L. Roberts pledged $1 million to endow a women’s basketball assistant coaching position, the first of its kind at the University.

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  • University Must Delay Alternative Commencement

    In an email sent to the members of the 2020 graduating class this afternoon, University President John Garvey shared that although the University is committed to holding an in-person Commencement ceremony for that class, it will not be possible to host the event in August as previously hoped.

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  • Provost sitting at desk in updated classroom

    McMahon Classroom Upgrade for Hybrid Learning

    McMahon Hall 112 (the Fulton Sheen Classroom) has received updated technology this summer and is being rearranged by facilities staff to demonstrate how learning will be supported in the fall while focusing on the health and safety of faculty and students in the ongoing COVID pandemic.

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  • Male student acting on stage

    CatholicU Announces New B.F.A. in Acting for Theatre, Film, and Television

    Catholic University announces a new B.F.A. in Acting for Theatre, Film, and Television.

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    Understanding Pandemics: A Virtual Panel Discussion

    University experts came together on June 4 to discuss the historic impact of pandemics and delve into the mathematics of predictive models.

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  • Kirk McLean

    Maryland Police Major to Lead Department of Public Safety

    Catholic University President John Garvey named Major Kirk McLean of Prince George’s County Police Department as the new Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management, effective June 15, 2020.

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  • Remembering Professor Emeritus Ralph J. Rohner '63

    Remembering Professor Emeritus Ralph J. Rohner '63

    On June 11, 2020, Catholic University Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Columbus School of Law Ralph J. Rohner '63 passed away.

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  • Serena standing for a photo

    Graduate Receives Fulbright Grant to Research in Mauritius

    Serena Viti, a recent honors graduate in international economics and finance with a certificate in European studies, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in Mauritius, a country in East Africa, in January 2021.

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  • Jo Ann R. Regan

    Leader in Social Work Education to Head National Catholic School of Social Service

    Jo Ann R. Regan, current vice president of education at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), has been appointed by Catholic University President John Garvey as the next dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service.

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  • Standardized Tests No Longer Considered by CatholicU

    Five years after making standardized test scores optional for admission to Catholic University, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announces that it will no longer consider test scores.

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  • Photo of mountains

    Playing It By Ear

    Professor Andrew Simpson, director of the Rome School’s Stage Music Program, has been creating daily videos since April 16, combining short musical improvisations with images on a different theme each day.

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  • Student learning at their computer

    Summer Enrollments Higher than Previous Years

    Even with all teaching taking place virtually, summer enrollments are up at the University this year.

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  • University Chaplain Offers Prayer for Justice and Equality

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  • Employee installing sneeze guard

    Preparing for a Return to Campus

    Many University staff are hard at work creating the Roadmap 20/21, which will navigate a safe return to campus. Refining staffing procedures, modifying the physical environment, and forming new best practices are all part of a campus-wide endeavor to ensure a safe and healthy return.  

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    CatholicU is Catholic Press Association's Alumni Magazine of the Year

    CatholicU, the flagship publication of The Catholic University of America, has been named Alumni Magazine of the Year by the Catholic Press Association.

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  • Catholic University Partners with Holy Family College to Enroll Students

    In response to the announcement that Holy Family College in Manitowoc, WI, will close on Aug. 29, 2020, Catholic University is offering a degree completion path to Holy Family College students.

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  • New Partnership Offers First-Year Study Abroad Options

    Catholic University’s new partnership with Verto Education offers an international first-year experience that guarantees acceptance, accrues college credit, and still enables students to graduate in four years.

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  • Illustration of two spies

    Intelligence Program Prepares Students to Solve National Problems

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  • Mark Ferguson headshot

    New York Architect Mark Ferguson to Head Architecture and Planning School

    Mark Ferguson, partner of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, L.L.P. in New York, has been appointed by Catholic University President John Garvey as the next dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. He will assume his new duties July 1, 2020. 

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  • Danny Beason headshot

    The Virtual Stage: M.F.A. Acting Alumnus Performs a New Role

    In the theatrical world, where boundaries can be fluid, actors sometimes help other actors play a role. Just ask Danny Beason, M.F.A. 2018, who has been helping faculty members in the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) adjust to teaching in the virtual environment.

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  • Nursing students taking a photo

    Nursing Seniors Graduate with Resolve to Join the Front Line

    As Catholic University quickly moved to a virtual learning experience in the second half of the spring semester, the Conway School of Nursing faced unique challenges.

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  • Sandra Barrueco headshot

    Funds Awarded for Work with Immigrant Families

     Sandra Barrueco, director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded Spencer Foundation funding for a project on migrant families. 

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  • Jessica Wiley, who works with children and families, prepares for a telehealth therapy session.

    Social Workers Show Resilience Amid Pandemic

    Students and faculty in the National Catholic School of Social Service have rallied in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Girl waving at screen

    University Offers Renewed Career and Academic Support

    Staff members from the Center of Career and Academic Success have adapted their operations to help students during their switch to virtual learning.

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  • Architecture student's workspace redone

    Architecture Students Research State of Well-being at Home

    Students in the School of Architecture and Planning have been studying how their homes are affecting their emotions and cognitive abilities. 

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  • Fall tree on campus

    Catholic University to Open for In-Person Instruction This Fall

    Catholic University is planning to open its doors for on-campus instruction and residential life this fall.

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  • Stuffed bear with mask on

    University Collecting COVID-19 Stories

    Catholic University's Library and Archives are collecting reflections related to the COVID-19 pandemics from students, faculty, staff, and alumni for inclusion in the historical record. 

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  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception lit up with blue lights

    University and Basilica “Light it Blue” to Support Healthcare Workers

    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be illuminated with blue this week, as part of the national “Light it Blue” campaign to show support for frontline healthcare workers.

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  • New Acting Rector Named to Theological College

    New Acting Rector Named to Theological College

    The Provincial Council of the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, has appointed Sulpician Father Dominic G. Ciriaco, P.S.S., M.A., M.Div. as acting rector ofTheological College, the national seminary of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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  • University Honors Four for Dedicated Service, Distinguished Contributions, and Dazzling Achievements

    As people around the world deal with the physical and emotional impacts of social distancing and self-isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Catholic University of America is recognizing three individuals for their ongoing efforts to serve vulnerable populations and develop a fuller understanding of the factors that contribute to human flourishing.

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  • M.S.W. students Kimberly Sims and Justin Sybenga prepare to make a delivery of items collected through Grassroots CUA.

    Grad Students Launch Grassroots Pandemic Relief Effort

    A group of graduate students have formed a grassroots group to provide assistance in the D.C. area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Student teacher working virtually

    ‘Learning Can Take Place Anywhere’

    Catholic University education majors have received a lesson in adaptability this semester as their student teaching placements have moved to virtual classrooms.

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  • Cherry blossoms in front of law school building

    Law Students Support Communities with Pro Bono Efforts

    Catholic University Law students are volunteering their time and skills in a variety of pro bono projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  • Catholic University Introduces Paid Parental Leave

    Catholic University is adding paid parental leave for mothers and fathers as a benefit for full-time employees beginning May 1.

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  • Images of the magazine layout

    <i>CatholicU</i> Magazine Highlights Immigration

    With the theme of “Sharing the Journey,” the spring issue of CatholicU magazine explores the challenging topic of immigration — not from a political point of view, but a humanistic one.

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  • Students volunteering by making meals

    CatholicU Recognized As a Top School for Service

    The Catholic University of America was recognized as one of the top schools for service by Catholic Volunteer Network on April 23.

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  • Sign for School of Engineering on glass doors

    Engineering Students Tackle Pandemic-Related Projects

    Faced with a global pandemic of staggering dimensions, some Catholic University professors are asking themselves: “What can we learn from this?”

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  • Photo of nursing faculty

    Nursing Faculty Practice 'Web Side Manner'

    In order to take care of each other during this diffucult time, Conway School of Nursing created “Terrific Tuesdays,'' a virtual lunch for nursing faculty to check in with each other every week.

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  • Aaron Dominguez in physics lab

    Aaron Dominguez Nominated for National Science Board Position

    President Donald J. Trump announced his intention on April 20 to nominate Catholic University Provost Aaron Dominguez to a six-year term as a member of the National Science Board.

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  • Artistic rendering of comet

    University Researcher Observes First Interstellar Comet

    Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov entered our solar system last year. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a group of astronomers — including a researcher from Catholic University — directly observed for the first time the chemicals stored inside an object from a planetary system outside of our own.

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  • Engineering Student Helps Veteran Golf Again

    Senior biomedical engineering student Ayda Rajab was recently profiled by Quality of Life + (QL+) for her work with a team to create golfing assists for people with hand transplants.

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  • University Scientist Highlighted for National Public Health Week

    The American Society for Microbiology recognized Venigalla Rao this week as part of National Public Health Week. Along with five other researchers, Rao was featured in a series of profiles of public health professionals on the front lines fighting COVID-19.

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  • Masks made by nursing students

    Nursing Students Collaborate to Sew Masks for Alumni

    A group of students from the Conway School of Nursing is working to sew fabric masks to be donated to nursing alumni working on the front lines to treat patients with COVID-19. 

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  • Green roof of O'Connell Hall

    O’Connell Hall LEED Certified for Sustainability

    As of March 31, 2020, Father O’Connell Hall has been granted LEED certification. It’s the fourth building on campus to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainability.

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  • A slide from Jeff Cherry's presentation, reading: The Power of Purpose and the Future of Work - Pandemics, Humanity and why Everything you Thought you Knew About Business just Might be Wrong. Jeff Cherry, Founder, Conscious Venture Lab CEO and General Partner, Shift Ventures. CUA '82 and '85

    Busch School of Business Hosts First Online CEO Lecture

    The Busch School of Business hosted their first online CEO lecture with alumnus Jeff Cherry B.A. ‘82, M.A. ‘85, founder and executive director of Conscious Venture Lab on April 7.

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  • Logo for the Global Food History course

    History Professor Works to Engage the Senses Online

    For the past two years, History Professor Lawrence Poos has tried to engage his students’ senses while teaching a course on Global Food History.

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  • Humanities Grants Awarded: Faculty Colleagues Win Individual Fellowships

    Two colleagues on the Catholic University faculty, Julia Young and Chelsea Stieber, were recently awarded individual fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.

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  • Young man modeling a reusable surgical mask

    Professor Designs Solutions for Medical Supply Shortage

    Biomedical Engineering Professor Binh Tran has designed a reusable surgical mask using a 3-D printer.

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  • Teresa Murray delivering her dissertation

    First Student in University History Defended Dissertation Remotely

    The National Catholic School of Social Service had the first student in Catholic University's history to defend a dissertation where all members participated remotely on Monday, March 23. 

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  • Research Day poster with April 21, 2020, date, research graphical icons, and 'join us for virtual research day' note.

    Research Day 2020 Moves Online

    The COVID-19 pandemic will not deter Catholic University from its annual celebration of Research Day. This year, the event will happen online with more than 130 researchers explaining their work in virtual presentations.

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  • Construction scaffolding outside Caldwell Hall

    Design, Construction, and Facilities Updates for April 2020

    Facilities staff and contractors continue to advance design and construction projects even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Side by side photo if interiors of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Union Station

    On the Frontier Between Art and Faith

    Professor Julio Bermudez, director of the Cultural Studies and Sacred Space graduate program in the School of Architecture and Planning, has won a $200,000 grant from the Templeton Religious Trust to study the physical changes in the brains and bodies of devout Catholics when they enter a church.

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  • Father Ignacio and his students

    Encouraging Connection and Care During A Time of Change

    Rev. Ignacio de Ribera-Martin, assistant professor in the School of Philosophy, is just one out of the many professors at Catholic University finding ways to ease the transition to online classes for students during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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  • Mosaic of photos of alumni

    Founders Day 2020: Becoming Light

    In observation of the anniversary of the University's founding, the Division of University Advancement shares inspiring stories from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

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  • Nursing Alum dressed in protective gear for dealing with Covid-19 patients

    Nursing Alumna Reports from ER Treating COVID-19 Patients

    A 2015 graduate of the Conway School of Nursing recently shared her personal account of working as charge nurse in an emergency room during the coronavirus pandemic and how her experiences at Catholic University are helping her to become a better nurse.

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  • Two people discussing business

    Ciocca Center Helping Small Businesses in D.C. During Pandemic

    The Busch School of Business’ Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship is committed to supporting small businesses during these trying times by offering one-on-one coaching, virtual workshops, newsletters, and virtual happy hours to help navigate through the crisis. 

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  • Nursing students wearing gloves

    University Donates Protective Equipment to Area Hospitals

    After all classes were moved online for Catholic University students, the Conway School of Nursing gathered the personal protective equipment from their nursing skills laboratory and delivered it to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md.

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  • Venigalla Rao in his lab

    Catholic University Offers Royalty-Free Patented Research to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

    Catholic University will offer royalty-free licenses to the vaccine delivery-related patents resulting from the work of Venigalla Rao, a leading expert on viruses and vaccine development, to research teams hoping to curb the global pandemic. 

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  • Tucson city skyline

    CatholicU Is Open for Business in Tucson

    High school graduates in southern Arizona will have a new college degree opportunity starting in fall 2020, when The Catholic University of America launches a collaborative program in business management with Pima Community College (PCC), located in Tucson.

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  • Nursing student examining another nursing student's eye

    Conway School Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools for Nursing

    Catholic University is ranked #36 in the 2021 Best Graduate Schools for Nursing in U.S. News & World Report.

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  • Bill Conway at a podium next to a poster with Conway School of Nursing written on it

    Bill and Joanne Conway Give CatholicU Additional $20 Million

    An additional $20 million commitment to Catholic University from Bill and Joanne Conway will speed the construction of a new nursing and sciences building on the University's campus in Brookland.

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  • University Relieves Singer as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach

    Catholic University has dismissed its men's lacrosse head coach, Brooks Singer.

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  • Dr. Lin-Ching Chang, professor of electrical engineering and computer science

    Narrowing the Gender Gap in Computer Science

    The School of Engineering has raised student interest in STEM careers and is helping close the gender gap.

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  • Members of BLACH meeting.

    Catholic University Hosts Screening of 'BLAHC'

    A short film about the Brookland Literary and Hunting Club (BLAHC) was shown at Catholic University to educate the Brookland community on its own enriching history.

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  • Coronovirus Outbreak in Italy Leads University to Close Rome Center This Semester

    The Catholic University of America’s Rome Center has closed for the semester.

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  • Students at the Black Student Alliance Black and White Tie Gala

    Student Gala Celebrates ‘Black Hollywood’

    The student organization Black Student Alliance hosted an evening commemorating Black History Month and the excellence of Catholic University students. 

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  • 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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