Spotlight Stories

  • Nursing major Alexis Anelli in Australia

    The World Is Your Classroom

    November 21, 2017

    Every year, more than 370 Catholic University students travel abroad to participate in specialized programs on six continents. Every major and discipline has at least one opportunity for study abroad, even majors that carry demanding course loads.

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  • Nursing student in front of Veterans Affairs hospital

    Learning through Veteran Care

    November 09, 2017

    The School of Nursing's Adult - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Program, one of only a few such programs in the United States, is designed to prepare advanced-practice nurses to manage the health of individuals from adolescence through old age.

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  • Building Community and Leadership through Sports

    Building Community and Leadership through Sports

    October 27, 2017

    Students dedicate hours to club and intramural sports to pursue athletic passions while making new friends and developing leadership skills.

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  • Kelly Goodman

    Alumni Innovators

    October 13, 2017

    The fall issue of CatholicU Magazine features alumni innovators who are making a difference in health care, media, marketing, philanthropy, and local dining. 

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  • Master Class with the Sistine Chapel Choir

    An Audience with the ‘Pope’s Choir’

    September 29, 2017

    “First music, and after we speak.” Those were the opening words to Catholic University students during a music workshop offered earlier this month by the world-renowned Sistine Chapel Choir.

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  • Students standing on top of Musei Capitolini

    Behind the Scenes in Italy

    September 14, 2017

    A group of mostly graduate students spent two weeks in Italy as part of a course offered by the Department of Library and Information Science.

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  • Washington 101 Class

    Washington 101: Getting to Know D.C.

    September 01, 2017

    In this unique course, students learn about their “college town” as a symbolic city (the design and meaning of its buildings, monuments, and museums), a political city (the behavior of national and local policymakers), and a living city (the city’s economy, neighborhoods, culture, and population).

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  • Students in Class of 2021

    Class of 2021

    August 24, 2017

    As the 2017-2018 school year begins, a new class of Catholic University students is ready to make its mark on the campus as the Class of 2021.


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  • Commencement 2017

    Peggy Noonan Advises New Graduates: Never Stop Reading

    May 13, 2017

    Though their years of academic pursuits may now be complete, The Catholic University of America Class of 2017 received one last piece of wisdom during this year’s Commencement ceremony, which took place, due to inclement weather, inside the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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  • NGA Class

    Studying the Masters at America’s Art Museum

    May 03, 2017

    Every Friday, Catholic University students meet at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for their art course. They spend each class with just three or four pieces from the Gallery’s collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures to allow time for thoughtful analysis.

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  • First-Year Experience students

    Learning in Community

    April 20, 2017

    The University’s First-Year Experience program gives students a place to build friendships and discuss and debate in a community.

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  • Vocation to Business class

    Business Course Helps Students Find Their Calling

    April 11, 2017

    When teaching his signature course, Tools and Foundations for the Vocation of Business, Andreas Widmer asks questions that dare his students to think outside the textbook.

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  • Student Cait Houseman performs an Irish dance.

    Celebrating Irish Roots

    March 09, 2017

    On Catholic University's campus, there are various ways to explore Irish culture in the classroom and in student organizations.

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  • Architecture student Tatiana Amundsen

    A Culture of Collaboration

    February 23, 2017

    The Crough Center for Architectural Studies is a second home for architecture students striving to meet their design goals.

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  • Senior Ben Pesante (second from left) and his research group (from left) Sean Adams, Christine Dedoulis, and Ben Rahimi, display their biomedical engineering senior design project, a shoe that measures foot motion. The group has been testing their project at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md

    On-the-Job Experience Benefits Engineering Students

    February 08, 2017

    Thanks to their internships, engineering students have a clearer understanding of where their career might take them.

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  • Thousands of students at Catholic University have served the community through the Office of Campus Ministry.

    Providing a Human Connection

    January 23, 2017

    The Office of Campus Ministry has helped thousands of students learn the beauty of service, the gift of community, and the hope that faith brings to others on campus and beyond.

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  • Cullen Murphy interns in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    D.C. as Their Classroom

    January 12, 2017

    Students in the Department of Politics get practical experience through internships in the politcal capital of the United States.

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  • Catholic University students in Rome

    Rome Campus Links Students with University’s Roots

    December 20, 2016

    The Rome Center of The Catholic University of America and the Australian Catholic University is located on the city’s Janiculum Hill, about a mile from the St. Peter's Basilica.

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  • Social Work Students

    Social Work Education Rooted in Catholic Teaching

    December 07, 2016

    The National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University is among the most highly ranked social work schools in the nation, but what really sets it apart is its commitment to Catholic social teaching. 

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  • Adventurous Escapes

    Adventurous Escapes

    November 29, 2016

    Program takes students off campus for a variety of activities.

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  • Research team

    Collecting Memories to Save a Culture

    November 16, 2016

    A team of Catholic University researchers is working to preserve the history of the Chaldean Catholic community that has been driven out of their homes by violence in the Middle East.

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  • Professor David Jobes and students in the Suicide Prevention Lab are conducting research that may save lives.

    Creating Hope Through Suicide Prevention

    November 10, 2016

    Students in the Suicide Prevention Lab believe the research they are doing will help save lives.

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  • Science Superstar Relates to Students

    Science Superstar Relates to Students

    November 03, 2016

    At biology research symposium, Catholic University students learn from world-renowned HIV expert.

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  • Professor Ernest Suarez teaches a senior seminar course to English majors.

    Studying Literature as Literature

    October 24, 2016

    The Department of English focuses on aesthetic values of the written word. 

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  • Capitalfest band singing with students

    Capital Fest 2016

    October 03, 2016

    Have you ever wondered how it would be to meet one of your favorite artists? For Amanda Cristi, Bryna Masarik, Claire Conway, Rania Abousleiman and Lauren Hand that was a dream come true last September when they met MisterWives at the concert they organized: Capital Fest.

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  • Walking with Francis, One Year Later

    Papal Visit Anniversary

    September 23, 2016

    The Catholic University community reflects on the lasting impact of the day Pope Francis came to the campus last September to celebrate the canonization Mass of St. Junípero Serra.

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  • Catholic University students in St. Peter's Square

    Students Witness Mother Teresa Canonization

    September 12, 2016

    The University's flagship study-abroad program in Rome gives students the chance to participate in the historic event proclaiming Mother Teresa a saint.

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  • Metro Madness

    Metro Madness

    September 08, 2016

    Students explore Washington, D.C., by racing across the city in a Red Line scavenger hunt.

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  • Faces of the Class of 2020

    Faces of the Class of 2020

    August 25, 2016

    New students see their future at Catholic University with 2020 vision.

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  • Law professors who work in the school's clemency clinic

    Freedom Fighters

    August 12, 2016

    Professors and students at the Columbus School of Law are helping to create a more just criminal justice system.

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  • Destination Brookland

    Destination: Brookland

    August 01, 2016

    Neighborhood provides students with new restaurants, stores, and cultural events.

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  • International student and family members at CUA

    Catholic University's Global Reach

    July 25, 2016

    Cross-cultural exchange enriches student life and educational opportunities.  

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  • Cardinal  Seán O’Malley

    Tapping into Faith

    July 05, 2016

    Popular event draws students for food and fellowship

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  • Cardinal  Seán O’Malley

    El Cardenal O’Malley: pastoreando una universidad comprometida con su fe e intelecto

    June 29, 2016

    La universidad preparó al Cardenal de Boston para servir a los hispanos

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  • Cardinal  Seán O’Malley

    Cardinal O’Malley: Shepherding a University Committed to Faith and Intellect

    June 21, 2016

    University prepared Boston cardinal to serve Hispanics

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  • Appreciating the ‘Student’ in Student-Athlete

    Appreciating the ‘Student’ in Student-Athlete

    June 06, 2016

    Coaches encourage athletes to pursue study abroad, mission trips, internships, and challenging majors

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  • Students Fight Cancer with All-Night Relay

    Students Fight Cancer with All-Night Relay

    May 25, 2016

    More than 700 participants raised $60,000 in one of the largest charitable events at Catholic University.

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  • Student team invents football helmet device to teach safe tackling

    Invention Could Prevent Football Concussions

    May 19, 2016

    Helmet device helps young football players learn safe tackling

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  • Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

    Commencement 2016

    May 12, 2016

    University Research Day shines a spotlight on students and faculty advancing knowledge

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  • Mike Thorsen shares a special moment with a friend he met through Best Buddies

    Class of 2016 Moving Forward

    May 10, 2016

    Graduates pursue passions cultivated at Catholic University.

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  • Amy Soto, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics

    Discoveries in Deep Space

    May 02, 2016

    Catholic University students explore the universe alongside NASA scientists

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  • A Festival of Scholarship

    A Festival of Scholarship

    April 22, 2016

    University Research Day shines a spotlight on students and faculty advancing knowledge

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  • Architect's rendering of Maloney Hall renovation

    Fostering a Vocation to Business

    April 19, 2016

    $47M in gifts will renovate a building, rename a school, and reinforce the University’s mission

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  • Professing Their Faith

    Professing Their Faith

    April 13, 2016

    Students open themselves to God’s grace on the journey to join the Church

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  • Honors Program

    Honors Program

    March 28, 2016

    Students and faculty build relationships in the Honors Program

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  • Spanish for Health Care

    Spanish for Health Care

    March 28, 2016

    Spanish for Health Care offers nursing majors real­-world experience

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  • Learning at the Border

    Learning at the Border

    March 28, 2016

    Course on immigration in America includes two-week immersion trip to Texas and New Mexico.

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  • Learning from the Masters

    Learning from the Masters

    February 28, 2016

    Catholic University musicians benefit from the wisdom of world-renowned artists.

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