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2021

  • DOE visitors view robotic dog

    U.S. Department of Energy Leaders Visit Campus, Tour VSL

    The Vitreous State Laboratory's long-standing partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management was on display Sept. 27 when senior leaders from the department visited campus for a tour.

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  • Lou Mejia Named Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator

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  • Class of 2020 Returning to Campus for In-Person Graduation

    Graduation kicks off Homecoming Weekend.

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  • Pres. Garvey and stakeholders cutting ribbon at Tucson campus

    Catholic University Dedicates New Undergrad Program in Tucson with Pima Community College

    President John Garvey joined Lee Lambert, chancellor of Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson, local business leaders, and students on Oct. 6 to launch an innovative partnership that will give Tucson residents an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from Catholic University while remaining in Tucson.

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  • A band plays in front of the Mexican Cultural Institute building.

    Catholic University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Catholic University is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The month recognizes the history, culture, influence, and contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

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  • Dr. Robin Darling Young and Dr. Reinhard Huetter

    Pope Francis Appoints Two Catholic University Professors to the International Theological Commission

    Pope Francis today appointed two Catholic University of America professors, Robin Darling Young, Ph.D., and Reinhard Huetter, Dr. theo. habil., as members of the Vatican’s prestigious International Theological Commission (ITC).

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  • President and Mrs Garvey with new puppy Lola

    The University Community Welcomes Lola

    University President John Garvey and his wife Jeanne have welcomed a new furry family member — an 8-week-old golden retriever.

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  • President John Garvey waves during his inauguration

    University President John Garvey to Step Down in June

    President John Garvey, who led Catholic University through an extensive period of campus transformation that lifted up nearly every aspect of the University, will step down from his leadership role on June 30, 2022. Garvey, 72, was named the 15th University President in 2010.

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  • Exterior shot of Father O'Connell Hall at CUA

    CatholicU Ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Colleges

    U.S. News & World Report released their latest 2022 Best Colleges rankings. Catholic University has earned multiple spots on lists, including, National Universities, Best Value - National Universities, and Best Undergraduate Nursing.

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  • Catholic University Celebrates National Migration Week

    Catholic University Celebrates National Migration Week

    September 20 officially kicks off National Migration Week, an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.

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  • Jo Ann Regan speaking at Convocation

    Class of 2025 Welcomed at Convocation

    The Class of 2025 was welcomed to Catholic University at Convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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  • Trey Trahan Named Walton Critic at Catholic University

    Trey Trahan, founder and leader of Trahan Architects, will visit Catholic University this fall as the 2021 Walton Critic in the School of Architecture and Planning.

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  • Flags are displayed during a Sep 11 memorial service at CUA.

    CatholicU Remembers September 11, 20 Years Later

    The Catholic University community came together in a two-part memorial for the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

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  • Students Hold Prestigious Library of Congress Fellowships

    Catholic University graduate alumna Michael Mellifera and student Magdalene Jensen spent their summers participating in the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program.

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  •  Venigalla Rao in his lab

    CatholicU Researchers Publish Findings On a New COVID Vaccine Platform

    A team of researchers at The Catholic University of America, led by renowned virologist Venigalla Rao, have published their findings on a universal vaccine design platform that can rapidly generate multiplex vaccine candidates.

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  • Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory

    Mass of Holy Spirit Celebrated As the Year of the Truth

    After a year of social distancing and online learning, Catholic University gathered together again to celebrate the academic year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

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  • Jem Sullivan

    Professor Appointed as a Member of International Council for Catechesis

    Jem Sullivan, associate professor of practice in Catechetics, has been appointed as a member of the International Council for Catechesis that serves under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization in Rome. 

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  • Catholic University Begins Year With 86% Vaccination Rate

    A comprehensive survey of the entire Catholic University community this summer showed all elements of the University - students, faculty, and staff - overwhelmingly to be vaccinated.

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  • Nathalia Henrich in the Oliveira Lima Library

    Oliveira Lima Library Director Awarded Grant for Research in Portugal

    Nathalia Henrich, director of the Oliveira Lima Library, will travel to Portugal this fall to learn more about the people, ideas, and institutions that played a role in the formation of the Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima.

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  • Student holding a small stuffed dragon

    What Students Brought from Home

    On Thursday, August 26, CatholicU welcomed this year's first-year students as they moved into campus. As they unpacked their belongings into their residence halls, members of the Class of 2025 shared with us some of the items they brought to CatholicU to remind them of home.

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  • Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory

    Catholic University Opens 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, Sept.2, at 12:10 p.m.

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  • Physics Alumna and Student Recognized with Electron-Ion Collider Fellowships

    A recent Ph.D. graduate and a doctoral student from The Catholic University of America Department of Physics have been honored with the prestigious 2021 Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) fellowships from the Jefferson Lab Electron-Ion Collider Center. 

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  • University Historians Celebrate Bicentennial of Spain signing Treaty of Córdoba

    Together with the Mexican cultural institute, Maria Mazzenga, curator of American Catholic History Collections in the University Libraries Special Collections; and Julia Young, associate professor of history, produced a short video about the Treaty of Córdoba and Plan de Iguala.

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  • Experts Available to Comment on 9/11

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  • Nursing students in class

    Conway School of Nursing Now a Direct-Entry School

    The Catholic University of America’s Conway School of Nursing announced this week that it will now enroll new students under the “direct-entry” model.

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  • Student using an axe on wood

    Truss Project Brings Medieval Architecture to Campus

    Visitors to Catholic University’s campus this week saw an unusual site on the University Lawn: a team of 40 carpenters and framers using axes to construct a large triangular shape out of 30 white oak logs.

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  • Rocket launch photo courtesy of NASA

    CatholicU Researcher's Instrument Launched into Space

    A scientific instrument developed by a researcher affiliated with Catholic University's partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center was launched into space on July 11 2021.

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  • Faculty and student on archaeological site

    Anthropology Professor Receives Grant for Archaeological Research in Maryland

    Laura Masur, assistant professor of anthropology, received a grant funded by the Maryland Historical Trust to do an archaeological survey of three historic sites in Maryland related to the Jesuits.

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  • Mel Williams

    Associate Dean Mel Williams to Oversee Diversity Initiatives

    President John Garvey has appointed Associate Dean of Engineering Mel Williams, Jr., to coordinate the University’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

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  • Nursing students and faculty members

    $3-million Gift Will Expand CatholicU Online Nursing Programs

    Ascension, one of the nation's leading nonprofit health systems, has pledged $3 million to support a new online Acute Care Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program in the Conway School of Nursing.

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  • Mural painted on wall

    An Art Student’s Mural Celebrates Social Workers

    An art student painted a mural for the National Catholic School of Social Service depicting three different scenes on the themes of housing, education, and everyday service set under the D.C. skyline.

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  • William Daniel headshot

    Canon Law Professor Appointed to Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

    William Daniel, assistant professor of canon law, was recently appointed to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura by Pope Francis.

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  • Notre Dame de Paris Truss to be Built at CatholicU

    Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning is partnering with Handshouse Studio to build a full-scale truss of Notre Dame de Paris — approximately 45 feet wide and 35 feet tall — during a 10-day workshop on the University Mall.

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  • Members of PHaSER standing in front of Physics building

    CatholicU Receives $64.1 Million Research Award from NASA

    It was recently announced that The Catholic University of America has received a $64.1 million research award from NASA to fund a cooperative agreement with CatholicU’s Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences and five other local partners.

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  • Dress label with Judy Garland's name written on it

    Dorothy’s Dress: It’s Not in Kansas Anymore

    A dress worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" was recently found at Catholic University.

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  • Catholic Law Professor Combines Scholarship and Pro Bono Practice to Win Unanimous Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Religious Liberty

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi acted as counsel for Catholic Social Services in the Fulton v. Philadelphia Supreme Court case. 

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  • CUA ROTC commissioning ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    CatholicU Ranked in “Best for Vets: Colleges” By Military Times

    The Catholic University of America has been ranked #27 in the mid-Atlantic region by Military Times for their 2021 Best for Vets: Colleges list.

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  • Crowd looking on at robotic dog

    VSL Researchers Enjoy Visit from Robotic Dog

    Students and researchers at Catholic University were surprised to see a robotic dog trotting around campus in front of Hannan Hall on Thursday, July 24.

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  • New Report Focuses on the Needs of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

    The Migration and Refugee Services department of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has partnered with Catholic University Law School’s Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, on an urgent new report calling attention to the needs of unaccompanied migrant children without sponsors in the United States.

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  • Production of Urinetown

    Actors and Athletes had Much in Common as they Returned to 'Play'

    During the spring semester, the University’s performing artists and athletes found they were navigating similar challenges as both groups of students were determined to return to their stages, fields, courts, and pools. 

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  • Catholic University communication stories

    University Communications Recognized by Catholic Media Association

    The Division of University Communications was recognized for its efforts during the Catholic Media Association’s annual Catholic Media Conference, which was held virtually June 8-11. The University was awarded eight honors, including prizes for graphic design, photography, multimedia packages, and writing. 

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  • Leticia Lopez looking at documents from archives

    Mexican Officials Visit CatholicU, View ‘Plan de Iguala’

    On May 25, a group of Mexican politicians led by Leticia Lopez, former congresswoman and incumbent mayor of Cordoba, visited Catholic University to see the Plan de Iguala.

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  • Board Appoints Six New Trustees

    The Catholic University of America Board of Trustees met this week. As part of those meetings, they approved the addition of six new members.

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  • Student working with Bees

    Student-designed Beehive Monitoring System Helps Local Beekeeper

    A beehive tracking device designed by Catholic University engineering students has now been in use by a local beekeeper for more than two years.

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  • Bishop Michael Burbidge blesses the Alexandria campus

    University’s Alexandria Center is Officially Blessed

    The Board of Trustees gathered at the University's new Alexandria campus for a blessing ceremony.

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  • Photos of various CatholicU sports teams

    CatholicU Wins Third Landmark Conference Presidents' Trophy

    On Thursday, the Landmark Conference announced that Catholic University has been awarded its third Presidents' Trophy with a total of 199 points and a 10.79 average.

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  • Angels Unawares site rendering

    Jacqueline Mars Pledges $1.25M for Angels Unawares Plaza

    Jacqueline Mars has made a gift of $1.25 million to help Catholic University create a fitting home for Angels Unawares, the 3.5-ton, 20-foot-long sculpture designed by renowned artist Timothy Schmalz and gifted to the University in 2020 by an anonymous patron. Mars is a co-owner of Mars, Incorporated and a generous philanthropist with a particular interest in supporting the arts and higher education.

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  • Construction of the Truss

    Full-Scale Notre Dame de Paris Truss to be Built on CatholicU Campus this Summer

    This July, a full-scale truss — approximately 45 feet wide and 35 feet tall, or more than three stories — will be built outdoors in a 10-day workshop at The Catholic University of America on the campus’s University Mall, and will be available for public viewing.

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  • Cardinal Wilton Gregory

    <i>CatholicU</i> Magazine Spring Edition Available Now

    CatholicU magazine’s spring 2021 edition features a cover story on Catholic University Chancellor Cardinal Wilton Gregory.

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  • Artwork depicting people of various skin tones

    CatholicU Students Create Publication “Our Voices”

    The Center for Cultural Engagement hosted a celebration of Our Voices, a student publication exploring identity, purpose, and belonging at Catholic University on April 23 on the Przybyla Lawn.

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  • Miss Cookie

    Miss Willie Recognized by Industry Publication

    “Miss Willie” Joyner, customer service ambassador in the Eatery restaurant at the Pryzbyla Center, was recognized by Food Management as one of 48 food service heroes who have made a difference this year. 

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  • Catholic Media Association Honors CatholicU Magazine and The Catholic Project

    The Catholic Media Association has announced the results of its Alumni Magazine Awards Program, with three honors for CatholicU magazine.

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  • Mental Health in Religious Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Brandon Vaidyanathan, chair and associate professor of sociology, will host a discussion on mental health during COVID-19.

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  • Physics Team Receives Large Grant for Space Research

    Physics Research Professor Tommy Wiklind was recently awarded a grant from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy for a project entitled Far-infrared Diagnostic Emission Lines: Probing Metallicity Across Cosmic Time.

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  • Professors David Jobes

    Study Deems Treatment Created at CatholicU for Suicidal Risk 'Well Supported'

    Psychology Professor David Jobes’ Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality ("CAMS") is found to significantly lower suicidal ideation and general distress, increase treatment acceptability, and increase hope for people with serious suicidal thoughts.

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  • CatholicU professor at NASA

    NASA Extends Funding to CatholicU Astrophysicists, Nearly $40 Million Total

    NASA has announced an extension to the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology II (CRESST II) program through March 2027.

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  • Diagram

    CatholicU Team Won the 2021 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition

    For the first time, an architecture and planning team from Catholic University won the 2021 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition. 

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  • armstrong

    Public Safety Sergeant Graduates Top of his Class

    Sergeant Quesada received the Lolita Armstrong Award for achieving the highest academic honor in his class at the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area Public Safety Institute. 

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  • CatholicU Experts Can Comment on Apostolic Letter on Catechists

    Pope Francis issued a Motu Proprio Tuesday, May 11, announcing the new Rite of Institution of the Lay Ministry of Catechist from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

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  • Social Service Dean Awarded Fulbright Scholar Award

    Jo Ann R. Regan, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, has been named a recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award.

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  • Community Makes their Mark on Dining Commons

    Students, faculty, and staff of CatholicU signed a beam earlier this week that was raised to the top of the Dining Commons following a short ceremony on Tuesday, May 4.

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  • Conway and Students

    Bill and Joanne Conway Pledge Additional $20M to CatholicU Nursing Students

    On April 30, Bill and Joanne Conway committed an additional $20 million in scholarship support that will benefit 160 Catholic University nursing students over the next five years. With this most recent gift, Bill and Joanne’s transformational support of the Conway School of Nursing has reached a total of $80 million since 2013.

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  • Tyus

    University Appoints New Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Hasanna Tyus has been appointed the new associate vice president of Enrollment Management, and will join the University staff July 6. 

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  • Men's golf team posing with championship banner and trophy

    Golf Teams Capture First Conference Championships

    The men's and women's golf teams captured their first-ever Landmark Conference championships.

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  • Child kicking soccer ball into a net

    CatholicU Shares Joy of Field Day at Local School

    CatholicU Campus Ministry and student-athletes helped out at St. Anthony Catholic School on April 30, hosting the school's end-of-the-year field day celebration. 

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  • Women's lacrosse team behind championship banner

    Women's Lacrosse Team Wins Seventh-Straight Landmark Title

     The Catholic University women's lacrosse team won their 12th Landmark Conference championship and seventh-straight with a 13-9 victory over Scranton Saturday at Carlini Field.

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  • Screenshot of speakers at conference

    CatholicU and Barry University Host Panel on Immigrant Family Separation

    The Catholic University Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies, University Advancement, and Barry University hosted a panel titled Immigration Family Separation: Past and Present on April 12. 

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  • Sheina Godovich

    Psychology Doctoral Candidate Wins $20,000 Scholar Award

    Sheina Godovich, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at The Catholic University of America, is one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood.  

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  • Cherry blossoms in front of Columbus School of Law

    Columbus School of Law Receives $4.25 Million Gift

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law received a $4.25 million gift to establish The Project for Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

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  • Susan Wessel speaks at the ceremony

    Susan Wessel Installed as Inaugural Moran Chair

    On April 20, Susan Wessel, professor of Church history and historical theology, was formally installed as The James H. and Mary F. Moran Endowed Professor in the Origins of Church Teaching within the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

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  • Hot spot renderings of dining commons

    WELLbeing Seminar Incorporates CatholicU’s Newly Designed Buildings

    The Human-Centric Evidence Based Design for WELLbeing course teaches students how the environment affects and supports human health. This semester, students applied that knowledge to the newly designed buildings around The Catholic University of America’s campus.

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  • Female student with CUA shirt on digging a hole

    CatholicU Community Marks Earth Week with Day of Service

    Approximately 50 members of the University community gathered on Sunday, April 18, to participate in service projects celebrating Earth Week.

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  • Screenshot of Venigalla Rao 's talk

    Biology Professor Details His Work on COVID-19 Vaccine During Research Day

    For the sixth year in a row, Research Day provided a showcase for some of the best and most exciting research The Catholic University of America has to offer.

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  • Vaccinate DC logo featuring DC city skyline

    Design Jam Addresses Equity of COVID-19 Vaccinations in D.C.

    As the COVID-19 vaccine is currently being administered in D.C. and around the world, Catholic University School of Engineering’s Center for Service Through Innovation hosted a student-led Design Jam - Vaccine D.C. in March that focused on effective and equitable vaccination in the District.

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  • Catholic Project, Harvard Co-Host Sexual Abuse Prevention and Healing Conference

    Catholic University’s Catholic Project is a proud co-sponsor of “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse.”

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  • Image from commencement

    CatholicU to Host 132nd Annual Commencement Ceremony In Person at FedExField

    After months of research and preparation, Catholic University announces that its 132nd Annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at FedExField in nearby Landover, Md. 

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  • Dr. Rao

    University Establishes Bacteriophage Medical Research Center

    The Catholic University of America has announced the establishment of a research center that
    will focus on advancing biomedical technologies using a unique bacteriophage T4 technology
    developed by Biology Professor Venigalla Rao.

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  • Catholic Athletics to Move Forward With No Spectators

    With no change in the policy regarding attendance at College and University sporting events in the District of Columbia on Monday, Catholic University Athletics will continue its no spectator policy until further notice.

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  • CatholicU Researcher Analyzes COVID-19 Structures To Understand Different Variants

    New research from Victor Padilla-Sanchez, a postdoctoral research scientist at The Catholic University of America, analyzes COVID-19 structures to understand why the UK, South Africa, and Brazil variants appear to be more infectious than the original novel coronavirus.

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  • American Impasse: Politics, Citizenship, and Democracy in 2021

    The School of Arts and Sciences has gathered leading voices from government, journalism, academia, and think tanks to discuss the causes and meaning of the Capitol riot in their 2021 Spring Speakers’ Series, “American Impasse: Politics, Citizenship, and Democracy in 2021” sponsored by the school’s Board of Visitors.

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  • Graphic depicting the Cardinal logo and the words CARDS United

    Athletics Launches Diversity Initiative "CARDS United"

    On Friday, Catholic University Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean Sullivan announced the formation of an Athletics Diversity Initiative called "CARDS United."

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  • Personal Meeting with Pope Francis Leads to Global Virtual Symposium on Abuse

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  • Volunteers standing in front of new community garden

    University Breaks Ground for New Community Garden

    On Saturday, March 27, students from the Student Government Association (SGA) Environmental Initiative, Catholic University Environmental Club, and staff from Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) joined forces to break ground for a new community garden, located on the north side of Curley Hall. 

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  • Programs depicting Oscar Romero with Mass going on in background

    CatholicU Celebrates St. Oscar Romero

    The Catholic University of America celebrated St. Oscar Romero last week during a series of events planned by the Center for Cultural Engagement, Campus Ministry, and the Student Organization of Latinos. 

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  • Student conducting musicians in a church

    Singing Safely: Repertory Chorus Presents Spring Performances

    While many things have started to return to some form of “normal” this spring, music performances, especially vocal programs, have continued to present large risks to performers and audiences. The Catholic University Repertory Chorus — housed within the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art — overcame the obstacles presented by the pandemic to present a Spring Series of sacred music concerts. 

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  • Nurse standing outside hospital

    Nursing Graduate Program Receives High U.S. News Ranking

    The Conway School of Nursing was ranked #27 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 220 Best Graduate Schools for Nursing, marking a significant jump from last year’s ranking of #36.

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  • Dr. Bui

    Computer Science Professor Awarded Grant for DNA Research

    Hieu Bui, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was recently
    awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Defense Threat
    Reduction Agency totalling $192,000.

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  • Collaboration, Creativity, and Community

    New Annual Report Tells a Pandemic Story

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  • American Impasse: Politics, Citizenships, and Democracy in 2021

    The School of Arts and Sciences at The Catholic University of America presents their 2021 Spring Speakers’ Series, “American Impasse: Politics, Citizenship, and Democracy in 2021.” 

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  • Research Examines Mental Health Among Churchgoers During COVID-19

    New research from Catholic University Professor Brandon Vaidyanathan explores the link between religious involvement and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Doctoral Students Reflect on Day 51 of the Biden Presidency

    Three politics doctoral students reflected on the challenges and successes of President Joe Biden’s administration during a webinar entitled “The Biden Presidency on Day 51.”

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  • Professor and Alumna Present Virtual Stations of the Cross

    Theology Research Associate Professor Monsignor Stephen Rossetti and music alumna Crossley Hawn recently collaborated with the Museum of the Bible to prepare a “virtual exhibit” on the Stations of the Cross.

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  • Harvard, Vatican, The Catholic Project Host International Virtual Symposium on the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse

    The Catholic Project at Catholic University, in partnership with The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Papal Commission on the Protection of Minors, will convene public health professionals, religious leaders, and abuse survivors from across the world for a free, public, interfaith symposium to improve the health and spiritual wellbeing of victims of childhood sexual abuse, trafficking, and exploitation.

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  • Webinar Sheds Light on Medieval Pandemics

    History Professor Katherine Jansen organized the first ever webinar for the journal, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies in order to launch the January themed issue entitled, “Disease, Death and Therapy.”

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  • Members of the swimming teams celebrating their championship

    Swimming Teams Sweep Landmark Championships

    For the second-straight year, the Catholic University men's and women's swimming teams swept the Landmark Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

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  • 70 Years Later: Remains of Hero Priest Alumnus Recovered

    On Thursday, March 4, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency of the Department of Defense had identified the remains of Catholic Priest Emil J. Kapaun.

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  • Reception area of new Alexandria campus

    Catholic University Adds Alexandria to Growing 'Skyline'

    Catholic University's presence on the higher education landscape has grown for the second time in a year with the opening of a new location in Alexandria, Va.

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  • ambassadors

    Ambassadors of Mexico and France visit CatholicU Libraries Special Collections

    On Feb. 10, 2021, Ambassador of Mexico Martha Bárcena, and Ambassador of France Philippe Étienne — and their spouses Agustín Gutiérrez Canet and Patricia Étienne respectively — visited Catholic University Libraries Special Collections.

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  • Artwork depicting a mother mourning her son

    Catholic Law Welcomes the Iconography of Kelly Latimore’s “Mama”

    With the conclusion of Catholic Law’s Black History Month program, which boasted an impressive list of events throughout the month of February, the Catholic Law community held an unveiling and blessing of a new icon for the Law School’s Mary Mirror of Justice Chapel.

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  • Various trees on campus

    University Earns Tree Campus Recognition

    The Catholic University of America was honored with a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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  • Whatcha Doin Podcast Logo

    Students Interview Broadway Stars with New Podcast

    A pair of students in the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art are interviewing Broadway stars as part of their podcast series, “Whatcha Doin.”

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  • Mobile virus testing lab

    CatholicU Joins Area Universities to Deploy Shield T3 COVID Testing Program

    With tremendous support offered by American University and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, Catholic University will be partnering with local universities and organizations to utilize a new mobile COVID-19 testing lab that is in place at Gallaudet University in Northeast D.C.

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  • Professor and students

    Dual Enrollment Programs for High Schoolers

    In 2020, the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship in the Busch School of Business launched a college-level course for Catholic high schools to introduce students to business and entrepreneurship from a Catholic perspective. 

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  • Biology Professor Elected to Prestigious Microbiology Fellowship

    Catholic University biology Professor Venigalla Rao is being honored for his more than three decades of multidisciplinary research with a highly prestigious fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

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  • Military logo

    CatholicU Awarded ‘Gold-Level’ Military Friendly School

    The Catholic University of America has been awarded gold-level for being a military friendly school.

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  • Cover of press catalog

    The Catholic University of America Press Celebrates Record Sales

    The Catholic University of America Press has exceeded it’s “best-ever” year of book sales with two full months left in the fiscal year.

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  • A Black nun standing in the middle of a group of white nuns

    The Real Sister Act: Historian Explains the Hidden Story of Black Nuns

    Shannen Dee Williams presented her research to members of the Catholic University community Feb. 10 during a lecture entitled, “The Real Sister Act: Why the Stories of Black Catholic Sisters Matter.” 

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  • Exterior of planned nursing-science building

    CatholicU Chooses Clark Construction Group to Build Nursing School

    The Catholic University of America is pleased to announce that Clark Construction Group has been selected to construct the new nursing and sciences building, the future home of the University’s Conway School of Nursing.

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  • Nurses Succeed Even Through Pandemic Conditions

    Despite having to complete their senior year online at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, nursing students from the Conway School of Nursing class of 2020 achieved a 100% pass rate the first time they took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam. 

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  • Presidents' Council Approves Fall/Spring Sport Competition

    The Landmark Conference Presidents' Council has approved a plan to conduct collegiate competition in fall and spring sports during the 2021 spring semester. 

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  • A sign along the Civil Rights Walking Tour of campus

    Community Reflects on Dr. King’s Example

    Members of the Catholic University community spent a week learning about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the current state of racial justice in America during the MLK Teach-In in January.

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  • Arts and Sciences Awards Mid-Career Sabbaticals

    The School of Arts and Sciences has awarded its first ever Mid-Career Sabbaticals to associate professors Tobias Gregory (English), Laura Mayhall (History), and Alex Russo (Media Studies).

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  • Professors Discuss Ethics of the COVID-19 Vaccines

    COVID-19 vaccines can be used “with a clear conscience,” according to Professor of Moral Theology Paul Scherz, who joined three other Catholic University faculty members for an in-depth discussion about the ethical questions pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Very Rev. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., celebrant of the Mass

    Catholic University Community Celebrates St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Virtually

    Members of the University community and the Domincan House of Studies gathered (virtually) to pray at the start of the  spring semester at the annual Mass in honor of University patron St. Thomas Aquinas on Feb. 4.

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  • President John Garvey tours the university's power plant

    Four-Year Energy Project Nears Completion

    Thanks to a three-phase project begun in 2016, the Catholic University campus is now running more smoothly and efficiently.

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    Professor’s Solar Plumelet Discovery Could Help Explain Solar Winds

    Catholic University Physics Associate Professor Vadim Uritsky and a team of American and British scientists led by him have uncovered evidence of small solar structures —  or “plumelets” — that could shed new light on the Sun’s flow of high-speed solar wind.

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  • Biology Professor Nominated for Distinguished Research Award

    Biology Professor Venigalla Rao and his bacteriophage T4 lab have been nominated for the 2021 MolecularCloud Distinguished Research Award, which is sponsored by the biotechnology company GenScript.

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  • Workplace Religious Inclusion Highlighted in 2nd Annual Conference

    The Second National Faith@Work Employee Resource Group (ERG) Conference  will bring together representatives of Fortune 500 companies who are members of faith-and-belief ERGs Feb. 9-11, 2021.

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    CatholicU Co-Hosts Virtual School on Artificial Intelligence for Physics

    More than 300 students, researchers, and science enthusiasts from around the world signed up to participate in a weeklong series of virtual lectures and hands-on exercises that was co-hosted by The Catholic University of America, the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), and the University of Maryland. 

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    Latin American Music Center Receives Latin GRAMMY Grant

    This week, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced the winners of its Research and Preservation Grant program. Among the four winners was the Latin American Music Center, housed in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art at The Catholic University of America, which received a $5,000 grant.

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  • Julio Bermudez

    Architecture Professor Receives International Distinguished Professor Award

    Julio Bermudez, professor of architecture and planning, has been named a Distinguished Professor in the 2021 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Architectural Education Awards. 

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    Catholic Athletics Intends to Offer Spring Semester Competition

    In conjunction with today's Landmark Conference announcement, Catholic Athletics intends to attempt to offer its student-athletes opportunities for competition throughout the spring semester.

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  • Cardinal Health Ambassador Marie Fitzpatrick hands out raffle tickets to students she encounters who are practicing COVID-19 safety guidelines.

    Cardinal Health Ambassadors set Positive Example for Students

    A team of Catholic University students is working to set good examples when it comes to pandemic health precautions. The students are part of the Cardinal Health Ambassador program, an initiative that began last semester to encourage students to follow social distancing and masking guidelines. 

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  • Students Marching for life in 2020

    Quarantined Students Continue March for Life Tradition

    For every year in recent memory, toward the end of January, hundreds of Catholic University students, faculty, and staff would bundle up (regardless of snow or rain) and head downtown to participate in the annual March for Life. Although weather couldn’t keep them indoors, this year, a pandemic has.

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  • CatholicU Law Community Discusses Unrest at the Capitol

    The Columbus School of Law's recent "Hot Topics in the Law" event focused on the Jan.6 unrest at the U.S. Capitol. Law professors Sarah Duggin and Antonio Perez and Politics professor Matthew Green served as panelists, providing a contextual framework for the discussion.

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    School of Nursing Recognized as a ‘Best Online Program’

    The school’s online graduate nursing program was ranked #5 on a list of 194 nursing programs across the country, thanks in part to its high scores in faculty credentials and training, student engagement, and student excellence.

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  • President Garvey and Family

    Ten Years Ago: Looking Back at the Garvey Inauguration

    Across the country and especially in Washington, D.C., the inauguration of the 46th U.S. president has been the focus of attention. Here, at The Catholic University of America, we also take a moment to recall the inauguration of our own University President 10 years ago.

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Celebrates Spring Semester

    St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Celebrates Spring Semester

    The Catholic University of America and the Dominican House of Studies will kick off the second semester of the academic year at the annual University Mass in honor of our patron St. Thomas Aquinas on Feb 4.

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  • Marty Hurney

    Alumnus Named Executive VP for Washington Football Team

    The Washington Football Team announced today that it has named Marty Hurney '93 as its Executive Vice President of Football/Player Personnel. Hurney will report directly to Head Coach Ron Rivera.

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    University Magazine Winter Issue Features Women in Engineering

    The new winter 2021 CatholicU magazine includes feature articles on women in STEM, the history of Catholic activism in the fight for racial justice, and an important anniversary for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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    Professor Collaborates with Amateurs on Deep Images of Galaxies

    This winter, Professor Duilia de Mello will present work she is collaborating on with amateur astrophotographers in Brazil at the American Astronomical Society’s 237th Meeting in January.

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