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2022

  • President Garvey: We Leave Transformed, Grateful, and Honored

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  • Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau

    Dominican Father Aquinas Guilbeau to Serve as University Chaplain

    The Dominican Province of St. Joseph nominated Father Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., as the new Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry at The Catholic University of America effective July 1.

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  • Dennis McCahill and another engineer pose for a picture at the CEM 30 year celebration event

    Celebrating 30 Years of Construction Engineering and Management Success

    Just a few days after Commencement, the School of Engineering held another celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of the Construction Engineering and Management Program (CEM), and to celebrate the founder and former director, Dennis McCahill.

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  • President Garvey at his desk with his new book

    Catholic University President John Garvey’s New Book, “The Virtues,” Addresses Crisis At America’s Elite Universities

    University President John Garvey's new book, "The Virtues," makes the case for the importance of moral formation in the intellectual life of colleges and universities. "The Virtues" is available from CUA Press and Amazon.

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  • John and Jeanne Garvey with some of their children.

    Catholic University Names New Dining Commons to Honor Legacy of Outgoing President John Garvey and his Wife, Jeanne Garvey

    A new dining commons, currently under construction on the The Catholic University of America campus and scheduled to open in fall 2022, will be named Garvey Hall in honor of University President John Garvey, who will step down on June 30 after 12 years of University leadership, and his wife, Jeanne Garvey.

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  • A machine makes drawings in an engineering lab

    School of Engineering Wins Major Grant to Engage Underrepresented High School Students in STEM Education

    The Catholic University of America’s School of Engineering has been awarded a $750,000, three-year grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to encourage equity in STEM education through programs for high school students from underrepresented groups.

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  • the cua baseball team celebrates their Super Regionals win posing for a picture around a commemorative banner

    Cards Clinch First-Ever DIII World Series Berth

    The Catholic University of America baseball team has clinched a spot in the NCAA Division III World Series after a 16-2 win over Ithaca College (NY) in the Super Regionals on May 29.

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  • Students listen to someone speak at their Commencement ceremony

    Jimmy Lai, Imprisoned Hong Kong Human Rights Activist, to Receive Honorary Degree from The Catholic University of America at Commencement

    The Catholic University of America will bestow an honorary degree in absentia on imprisoned Hong Kong media executive Jimmy Lai during the University’s commencement on Saturday, May 14. 

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  • Portrait of Natalie Bauman

    Graduates Win Highly Competitive, Prestigious International Academic Awards

    An alumnus of The Catholic University of America has won the highly competitive Barry Scholarship, while a 2022 graduate is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient.

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  • Student playing the cello at the concert

    Catholic University Showcases Brazil’s Classical Music Heritage

    On Monday, the Oliveira Lima Library presented “An Evening of Brazilian Classical Music” at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, Md. The concert was part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Brazil's Independence and was a cultural collaboration between the Oliveira Lima Library at Catholic University and the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC. 

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  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, Provost Aaron Dominguez, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, and some members of the university community pose with the street sign for Thea Bowman drive

    University Honors Sr. Thea Bowman with Street Naming

    On Friday, April 29, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of The Catholic University of America, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a sign for the University’s newly named Thea Bowman Drive.

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  • Close up of 'Dorothy' dress from The Wizard of Oz

    Lost “Dorothy” Dress to be Auctioned for New Catholic University Film Program

    A dress worn by Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” will be auctioned in Los Angeles on May 24, with the proceeds used to help establish a new film acting program at The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art.

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  • A student presents her research poster to another student at Research Day

    Research Day is Back In-Person and a Success

    The first University Research Day held in-person since 2019 was a resounding success, based on the crowds at the Pryzbyla Center and at presentations across campus throughout the day.

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  • CUA Law school graduates clapping during part of their commencement ceremony

    Law and Social Work Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings

    Catholic University rankings for social work and law programs both jumped up in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, with social work moving into the top 20% of programs nationwide and law into the top 100 nationally.

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  • Chen Guangcheng gives a speech in Heritage Hall at The Catholic University of America

    Chen Guangcheng, Human Rights Fellow, Named a Bradley Prize Winner

    The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced March 30 that Chen Guangcheng, distinguished fellow of Catholic University’s Center for Human Rights — a renowned human rights activist, scholar, and outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party — has been named a 2022 Bradley Prize winner.

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  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidates Receive 100% Match

    Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidates Receive 100% Match

    This year, 100% of Catholic University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. students were selected or “matched” with internships accredited by the American Psychological Association in the first round of matches.

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  • Headshot of Peter Kilpatrick

    Meet the Next President of Catholic University

    The University community lit up with excitement, anticipation, and a standing ovation on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 as Catholic University held a welcome event to announce the University’s 16th President. Peter Kilpatrick, Ph.D., an experienced higher education leader, administrator, and scholar, will take the reins on July 1, 2022.

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    Peter Kilpatrick Named President of Catholic University

    The Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America has appointed Peter K. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., as the 16th president of the University. He will take office on July 1, 2022.

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  • Pope’s Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine

    President Garvey invites members of the University Community to join Cardinal Wilton Gregory for a mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception consecrating humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25, which is the Solemnity of the Annunciation.

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  • Catholic University Participating in Worldwide Synod

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  • How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War Without Firing a Shot

    How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War Without Firing a Shot

    Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought at the Heritage Foundation, will deliver a lecture about how President Ronald Reagan, through the Reagan Doctrine, was able to end the Cold War at the bargaining table and not on a battlefield.

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  • University Alumna Named Dean of Conway School of Nursing

    University Alumna Named Dean of Conway School of Nursing

    Marie T. Nolan, professor and scholar, has been appointed by Catholic University President John Garvey as the next dean of the Conway School of Nursing. Nolan, M. Adelaide Nutting Endowed Chair at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, will assume her new duties in May.

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  • Aaron Copland and Murry Sidlin together in an office in 1987

    On Aaron Copland and The Tender Land

    After being delayed two years due to the pandemic, Maestro Murry Sidlin, professor and former dean at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (now the School of Music, Drama, and Art), will conduct his chamber ensemble transcription of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land at Catholic University March 24-27.

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  • Rendering of the trees lining the future solar array composite on west campus

    Catholic University to Build Region’s Largest Urban Solar Array

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  • University Lifts Mask Mandate

    Catholic University is lifting the mask requirement for most of the campus effective immediately.

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  • Ash Wednesday 2022 prayer card

    Catholic University Offers Prayers for Ukraine

    This Ash Wednesday, the Catholic University community will join Pope Francis in dedicating Ash Wednesday, March 2, as “a Day of Fasting for Peace” and to join in the Pope’s prayer to Mary, Queen of Peace, “to save the world from the madness of war."

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  • An illustration of the first identified interstellar visitor, the rock-like 1I/'Oumuamua, discovered in 2017.

    NASA Announces Interstellar Discovery by University Researcher, Webb Telescope

    NASA has announced that researchers are using the James Webb Space Telescope to study interstellar objects passing through our solar system. Martin Cordiner, a research associate professor at Catholic University, is a principal investigator involved in this research at NASA.

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  • Members of CUA's men's swimming and diving team celebrate their victory as they pose with a banner saying they are the Landmark Conference champions.

    Cardinal Men’s Swimming wins Sixth-Straight Title

    The Catholic University men's swimming and diving team won its sixth-straight title at the 2022 Landmark Conference Swimming & Diving Championships on Feb. 20.

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  • Dean Very Rev. Mark Morozowich S.E.O.D. speaks at a prayer service at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. He is wearing orange vestments.

    Catholic University President Urges Solidarity with Ukraine

    In an open letter to The Catholic University of America community, University President John Garvey invited the entire Catholic University community to join Pope Francis in dedicating Ash Wednesday, March 2, as “a Day of Fasting for Peace” and to join in the Pope’s prayer to Mary, Queen of Peace, “to save the world from the madness of war."

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  • Student from the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies paying attention while her professor lectures in class.

    DC Futures Scholarship Program Opens Doors for DC Residents

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  • Cardinal Gregory and Red the Cardinal pose for picture together

    Cardinal Wilton Gregory Encourages Students, Diversity at CUA on Tap

    Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington and Catholic University’s chancellor, offered students both encouragement and a challenge during a special CUA on Tap organized by Campus Ministry as part of the University’s 2022 MLK Teach-In.

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  • Aaron Butts Named Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Early Christian Studies

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  • Three members of the Catholic University softball team jump into the polar plunge pool together

    Cardinal Athletes Take the Plunge for a Good Cause

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  • CatholicU football player running down the field, ball in hand, during a game against Coast Guard.

    Cardinal Football Joins Landmark Conference

    In fall 2023, Catholic University football will compete in the Landmark Conference after five years of competition with the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.

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  • Archbishop Christophe Pierre and President John Garvey talking to each other

    The Global Synod at Catholic University

    The Catholic University of America is fully engaging in the global synod process called for by Pope Francis, beginning with a public conversation on Feb. 28 between the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre and University President John Garvey.

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  • The Opus Prize Jury

    Jury Meets to Select Finalists for Opus Humanitarian Award

    A select group of distinguished leaders brought their experience to the table as they gathered at Catholic University on Feb. 8 to choose finalists for the Opus Prize for humanitarian work. In 2021, Catholic University was chosen to host the prize, an annual faith-based humanitarian award, recognizing leaders and organizations that develop creative, faith-filled solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.

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  • Interior of Caldwell Chapel during the 2022 Gold Mass

    Gold Mass Gathers Catholic Scientists

    Members of the scientific community from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia gathered for a Gold Mass in Caldwell Chapel last week.

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  • President Garvey and Black alumni pose for a picture at the 2022 MLK Teach-In

    Black Alumni Return for MLK Teach-In

    When University President John Garvey announced the formation of the Sister Thea Bowman Committee in 2020, the Catholic University initiative to look at racism and recommend change caught the attention of several Black alumni who entered the University in 1969 as part of the largest class of Black freshman in University history.

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  • Catholic Law Professor Cara H. Drinan Testifies in Maryland Senate Hearings

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  • Sister Servants of God pray in the Byzantine Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

    Catholic University Offers Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

    Catholic University of America’s Institute for the Study of Eastern Christianity and its Center for Ukrainian Church Studies, joined the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in a 14-hour vigil to mark the Jan. 26 Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine.

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  • Students attend the St. Thomas Aquinas Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

    Catholic University Welcomes the Spring Semester with the Annual Aquinas Mass

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  • January Update on Presidential Search

    Search Advisory Committee Chairman Victor P. Smith provides an update on presidential search progress.

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  • CUA students participate in March for Life

    Big Turnout at March for Life Events

    Even with many students not yet back on campus, The Catholic University of America had a strong showing for the 2022 March for Life, with about 300 students proclaiming, “We are 100% pro-life.”

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  • Entry sign for a COVID testing station

    Testing "Best Approach" to Keep Catholic Safe

    As the spring semester begins, students are to be tested within five days of their return to campus under protocols developed to keep the University safe and open.

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  • St Thomas Aquinas mass at the Bascilica

    Spring Semester Opens with St. Thomas Aquinas Mass

    The Catholic University of America will kick off the second semester of the academic year at the annual University Mass in commemoration of the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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  • Dr Hieu Bui profile photo

    Hieu Bui to Deliver Research Day Keynote

    Hieu Bui, associate professor, engineering and computer science, is this year's keynote speaker for University Research Day. He will explore "Progress in Bringing DNA Computers to Life."

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  • St Thomas Aquinas mass at the Bascilica

    Traditional Spring Events and COVID Precautions

    Several traditional spring events at Catholic University are returning to a more "normal" observation this year. However the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the District will affect how the events are celebrated this year.

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  • Robert M. Specter Named Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and University Treasurer

    President John Garvey has named Robert M. Specter as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and University Treasurer. Specter has served the University since 2015, initially as Acting Vice President for Finance and Treasurer before being appointed to that permanent role in 2016.

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