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2022

  • Angel Parham, Anika Prather, and Sr. Mary Agnes Greiffendorf, O.P.

    Black Educators Make the Case for Classics for All Students At Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education Event

    The Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education (ITCE) at Catholic University co-sponsored a discussion and book signing with Classical Academic Press on Nov. 8 about efforts to reclaim the value of the Western canon for all students in light of the book The Black Intellectual Tradition: Reading Freedom in Classical Literature.

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  • Christmas tree in front of McMahon hall

    University to Celebrate Christmas With Concerts, Tree Lightings, and More

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Catholic University, with the return of many favorite festivities to celebrate faith and community. Through the Office of Campus Activities (OCA), the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Residence Life, and many other campus offices and organizations, there will be many ways to share in the spirit of the season before the holiday break.

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  • Sister Thea Bowman

    Thea Bowman Committee Marks A Year Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

    It has been one year since the release of the Sister Thea Bowman Committee Report, which proposed a number of recommendations to embrace Catholic University’s racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity on campus.

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  • College Tour Host Alex Boylan films his segment on the University Mall for Catholic University's "The College Tour" episode.

    Red Carpet Premiere to Offer First Look at TV Episode Featuring the University

    Students will have the opportunity to see their friends on the big screen during a red carpet world premiere of Catholic University’s episode of “The College Tour,” a TV series available on Amazon Prime. The event will be held at Heritage Hall on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.

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  • University President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick gives remarks after the Installation Mass

    Dr. Peter Kilpatrick Installed as Sixteenth University President

    Dr. Peter Kilpatrick was formally installed as Catholic University’s sixteenth president on Friday, Nov. 11, at a Mass of Installation celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 

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  • President Kilpatrick Shares Vision of Faith and Growth at Installation Ceremony

    President Kilpatrick Shares Vision of Faith and Growth at Installation Ceremony

    At his installation as 16th president of Catholic University on Nov. 11, Dr. Peter Kilpatrick said his vision includes cultivating greater love of God and neighbor and significant institutional growth.

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  • all five campus ministry chaplains pose for a picture together on campus

    Chatting With Chaplains: Meet the Priests of Campus Ministry

    The chaplains at Campus Ministry took a little time out of their busy schedules to share some spiritual insights and a few little-known-facts about themselves. Stop by Campus Ministry to get to know them better and thank them for their dedicated service!

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  • President Kilpatrick and a Coptic Orthodox priest shaking hands

    University Bestows Honorary Degree, Formalizes Relationship with Coptic Orthodox Seminary

    The Catholic University of America and the Coptic Orthodox Church deepened their relationship on Nov. 5, with the conferral of an honorary degree and the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the University and St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Theological School (ACTS) in Los Angeles.

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  • An old book from the Semitics/ICOR Collections

    Semitics/ICOR Library Celebrates Major Donation to Armenian Research Collection

    The Institute for the Study of Eastern Christianity and the Institute for Christian Oriental Research (ICOR) held a commemorative event on Oct. 28 for a prominent scholar of Armenian studies whose personal library was donated to the Semitics/ICOR Library.

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  • President Kilpatrick speaking in academic attire at the Mass of Holy Spirit in Sept. 2022

    Installation of President Kilpatrick Will Celebrate the Campus Community

    Dr. Peter Kilpatrick is set to be installed as Catholic University’s sixteenth president on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The entire University community is invited to attend.

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  • Opus Prize laureate Mack McCarter shakes hands with Opus Prize University student ambassador Colin Agostisi, political science senior.

    Community Renewal International Named $1 Million Opus Prize Winner

    Community Renewal International (CRI), founded by Mack McCarter in Shreveport, La., is the winner of the $1 million Opus Prize annual faith-based humanitarian award. University President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick made the announcement during a Nov. 3 ceremony held on campus.

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  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; alumni Kelly Woodson ‘22 and Elvira Wise Smith ‘73; Provost Aaron Dominguez; Professor Regina Jefferson, former chair of the Thea Bowman Committee; Professor Mel Williams, former special assistant to the President; and Cardinal Wilton Gregory, University chancellor and archbishop of Washington, hold the sign for Thea Bowman Drive at the street naming ceremony on April 29.

    University Celebrates Black Catholic History Month

    Catholic University will celebrate Black Catholic History Month with faith-informed events, discussions, and presentations throughout November. Event organizers say the month is also an opportunity to inform the wider community of the unique contributions made by Black Catholics on campus. 

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  • Opus Prize finalists

    University to Welcome Opus Prize Finalists to Campus This Week

    Catholic University will host an international group of faith-based humanitarian heroes for a weeklong series of events to introduce their work to the community ahead of the Opus Prize Awards Ceremony on Nov. 3, where a $1 million award and two $100,000 awards will be granted.

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  • Headshot of Dee Gipson

    Deanne Roe Gipson Named Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Deanne (Dee) Roe Gipson, Ph.D., is the new vice president for enrollment management at Catholic University.

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  • Catholic University Significantly Expands Pregnancy, Parenting Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff

    In an email to the Catholic University campus community, University President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick announced a series of initiatives to support pregnant and parenting students, faculty, and staff, and affirmed the University’s commitment to supporting them and their families.

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  • Sr. Annie Credido, BVM with a Damien House patient

    Opus Prize Offers Students Opportunity to Meet Changemakers

    The Catholic University community’s involvement in the $1 million annual Opus Prize honoring faith-based humanitarians from around the world has helped transform lives, say students and faculty involved in selecting the finalists. The $1 million award and two $100,000 awards will be granted at a Nov. 3 Opus Prize Awards Ceremony that is open to the public.

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  • A student removing invasive plant species in the North Woods

    Volunteers Work to Restore North Woods During Campus Sustainability Month

    Students, faculty, and staff removed invasive plant species and picked up trash in an effort to restore the Catholic University’s North Woods during Campus Sustainability Month.

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  • students and families play a game at Halloween on Campus

    Annual Halloween Festival Celebrates the Gift of Community

    The University is expecting to host around 2,000 people for the Oct. 27 “Halloween on Campus,” an annual community celebration with carnival games and trick-or-treating organized by Campus Ministry’s Cardinal Service Corps

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  • front page of an old copy of The Tower

    Student Newspaper Celebrates 100 Years of Publication

    The University’s student-run newspaper will celebrate 100 years of publication on Oct. 27, making it one of the longest running independent campus newspapers in the nation. University Archives has erected an anniversary exhibit in Mullen Library featuring highlights from the newspaper’s rich history covering campus life, culture, and events from a student perspective.

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  • Brandon Vaidyanathan responds to questions about the National Study of Catholic Priests

    National Study Finds Priests are Flourishing, Yet Fear False Allegations

    The National Study of Catholic Priests, sponsored by The Catholic Project, shows that Catholic priests in the United States overall are “flourishing” and strongly support the child protection policies put in place by the U.S. bishops, but they also fear false allegations and their trust in the nation’s bishops has significantly declined. 

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  • Higher Education Leaders Meet to Address Campus Food Insecurity

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  • Duilia de Mello and the mass's concelebrants pose next to an image of Our Lady of Aparecida where the statue will stand in the basilica

    Vice Provost Leads Effort to Install Marian Image from Brazil in National Basilica

    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will soon install a statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, widely regarded as the patroness of Brazil, thanks in part to the persistence of University Vice Provost of Global Strategies and Physics Professor Duilia de Mello.

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  • students sit in an Adulting 101 class

    New Course Teaches Students How to Adapt to College Life and Beyond

    Starting this fall, the School of Arts and Sciences began offering a new one-credit course, SAS 101 (Shaping a College Life), more commonly referred to as “Adulting 101.” Though the name may sound silly, it was implemented in response to serious demand from students, parents and faculty.

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  • bishops sit together at a table as they listen to a speaker at the peace forum

    Catholic Bishops, Government Officials Discuss Peace Efforts for Korean Peninsula

    An international gathering of Catholic bishops, government officials and foreign policy experts from South Korea, Japan and the United States assembled at Catholic University last week to discuss the role of faith-based initiatives in promoting peace as North Korea launches ever-more advanced ballistic missiles and threatens more nuclear weapons tests.

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  • student looking at a painting in the Lorton exhibit

    Exhibition Examines Human Dignity Through Art by Incarcerated People

    The art department opened an exhibition in Salve Regina Hall, called “Lorton: Paper and Lens” on Sept. 15. The exhibition features pieces produced through the Lorton Reformatory art programs, which were designed to help rehabilitate incarcerated people.

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  • Very Reverend Peter Galadza, University Provost Aaron Dominguez, Very Reverend Mark Morozowich

    Institute for the Study of Eastern Christianity Installs First Chair and Professor in Major Milestone

    The first chair and professorship within the Institute for the Study of Eastern Christianity was formally installed last week, marking an important step in the University’s commitment to increasing awareness and understanding of the liturgical and theological traditions of Eastern Christian Churches.

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  • Professor of economics Maria Sophia Aguirre speaks at the meeting

    Experts Discuss Home and Family as Building Blocks for Refugee Integration

    The Department of Economics hosted a working meeting Sept. 22-23 highlighting the research of faculty and other experts on the societal influence of the home and family on displaced peoples.

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  • a professor showing someone an architectural buildings model

    Architecture School Receives First-Ever Recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy for Leading Sustainable Building Programs

    Catholic University is one of 12 institutions of higher education worldwide, and the only Catholic university, to have a program receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s first-ever Zero Energy Design Designation (ZEDD). The designation recognizes leading sustainable building academic programs. 

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  • panelists talk at the law school's event on adoption

    Center for Law and the Human Person Hosts Adoption Experts to Discuss Post-Dobbs America

    On Sept. 22, the Center for Law and the Human Person hosted experts from fields related to adoption, orphans and child welfare to participate in a panel discussion on “The Role of Adoption in a Post-Dobbs America.”

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  • Maryann Love with South Korean colleagues inside of a Church

    University to Host South Korean Delegation at Peace Conference

    On October 5-6, Catholic University will host a visiting delegation of 40 Korean government officials, scholars, students and media, led by five South Korean Catholic bishops, for a conference to discuss building peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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  • students and workers raising the truss

    Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral Architects Meet with Students on Campus on Their First Stop in the U.S.

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  • Immigrant Students Share how to Build on University’s Welcoming Community during National Migration Week

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  • girl hula hooping at Fresh Check Day

    Mental Health Wellness Event to Remove Stigma Around Asking for Help

    Catholic University’s eighth annual mental health awareness day will be held on the University Lawn from 11:00 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28. It is intended to inform students of a variety of resources for support from Student Services. The initiative, called Fresh Check Day, is held on college campuses across the country to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention on college campuses.

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  • headshot of Donna Eurich

    First Graduate of Child Safety Certificate Program Serves Diocese

    Donna Eurich is the director of child and youth protection and the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, and the first graduate of the online Certificate in Child Protection and Safe Environments offered by the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America. 

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  • Students attend an Asian Studies Program reception outside of the Pryzbyla University Center

    Asian Studies Program Aims for Growth Under New Director

    Yun-Yung Chang, director of Asian Studies aims to expand the Asian Studies program through Asian-focused language and culture classes as well as off campus experiences such as Asian study-related museum visits, lectures, and concerts abundant in the Washington, D.C., area.

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  • students and workers raising the truss

    Architects Leading Restoration of Historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to Visit Catholic University on Sept. 26

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  • Faculty and staff gather to present and speak

    Special Exhibit Opens to Celebrate Bicentennial of Brazilian Independence

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  • Portrait of Dr. David Jobes

    Psychology Professor to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Suicide Prevention Research

    Decades of work by Catholic University Psychology Professor David Jobes, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., to advance evidence-based and patient-centered suicide-focused clinical treatments is being honored by The National Register of Health Service Psychologists, the largest credentialing organization of its type in the country. 

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  • Catholic University to Host Conference on the Life and Legacy of Mother Teresa

    The Mother Teresa Institute in Washington, D.C., will launch this weekend with an inaugural symposium at The Catholic University of America in honor of St. Teresa of Calcutta's life 25 years after her death.

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  • Opus Prize Finalists to Visit Campus This Fall

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  • Students examine something they dug up during their class's archeological dig

    Students Discover our Nation’s Past in Campus Archaeological Dig

    Students in an archaeology field-methods class spent their first day of class digging up historical fragments on St. Thomas Hill, between the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, McMahon Hall, and Mullen Library.

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  • A rendering of the Conway School of Nursing building

    The Latest Updates On Campus Construction And Grounds Improvements

    As the Catholic University community welcomes fresh faces and old friends to campus this fall, here’s the latest on the construction that is designed to improve the grounds, facilities, and the overall student experience.

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  • Bishop Michael Burbidge celebrates the Mass with a rare pre-Reformation chalice

    Catholic University Opens Academic Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

    The Catholic University of America celebrated the start of the academic year with the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. At the mass, University President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick addressed the campus community for the first time.

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  • Students and a staff member talk at the Take Flight orientation

    First-Generation Students Find Home, Support at Catholic University

    Take Flight, a program of the Center for Cultural Engagement that encourages and supports first-generation students as they transition to life at the University, hosted the largest cohort in the history of the program for an expanded pre-orientation last week.

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  • The 15th century gold chalice

    Rare 15th-Century Chalice to be Used at Mass of the Holy Spirit

    A silver-gilt chalice from Ireland (c. 1480) that is a rare survivor of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation will be used to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit marking the opening of the academic year for The Catholic University of America. 

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  • President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick meets with new students and their families.

    Welcome Class of 2026!

    Catholic University welcomed to campus the Class of 2026 with characteristic Cardinal cheer on Thursday, August 25, the first day of a fun-filled first weekend.

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  • rendering of the west campus solar array behind some trees

    University Breaks Ground on West Campus Solar Array

    Groundbreaking for the region’s largest urban ground solar array, located on Catholic University’s West Campus, will start on Aug. 22. 

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  • students dancing in colorful shirts during the final dress rehearsal of the summer high school drama institute

    High School Drama Institute Gives Performing Arts Students Their Time To Shine

    High school performing arts students took center stage during this summer’s annual acting camp at Catholic University, and for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began the artists were back in residence. 

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  • two of Jude Dougherty's sons stand by the bronze bust of Jude Dougherty installed at the School of Philosophy

    Jude Dougherty, Former Dean of Philosophy, Honored

    The late Jude P. Dougherty, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of the Catholic University School of Philosophy, was remembered by former faculty colleagues, family and friends, who gathered for the installation of a bust sculpture of the dean during a brief ceremony on July 21. Dougherty, who served as dean from 1967 to 1999, died on March 6, 2021.

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  • Dr. Rao with his team of researchers holds up a plaque that says Bacteriophage Medical Research Center

    Major Honor for Catholic University Professor Leading Research On New Nasal COVID Vaccine

    Catholic University Biology Professor Venigalla Rao, Ph.D., was recently installed as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He also just published new research on the effectiveness of a nasal T4-based vaccine for COVID-19 in mBio, the flagship journal of the American Society of Microbiology.

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  • selfie of assistant research professor Rachel Bartek and provost Aaron Dominguez at the Higgs boson 10th anniversary event

    Celebrating “One of the Great Achievements of Mankind”

    The Higgs boson particle — a discovery he considers “one of the great achievements of mankind” — has shaped the career of Catholic University Provost Aaron Dominguez. On July 4, 2012, his team discovered the particle. Today, he and other Catholic University researchers continue to play significant roles in research related to the Higgs boson.

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  • 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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  • Kevin Walsh Appointed Endowed Chair

    Kevin Walsh Appointed Endowed Chair

    Walsh’s recent appointment as the Knights of Columbus Professor of Law and the Catholic Tradition and the co-director of the Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) have him excited about new possibilities he has always wanted to explore.

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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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    Exploring Ethics of AI and Military

    Catholic University, with support from Leidos (a defense and information technology research company based in Reston, Va.), convened scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines for a virtual conference to explore the ethics of human-machine interactions for military use. “Virtue in the Loop: Designing Ethical Military AI Systems” was held April 5, 2022.

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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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