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  • Priest blessing rooms in a building

    Best Photos of 2019

    Former University Photographer Dana Rene Bowler and current University Photographer Patrick Ryan selected their favorite photos from 2019.

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  • Graduate students at Folger Theatre

    Graduate Students Create Rich Intellectual Culture

    At Catholic University there is a long tradition of master's and doctoral students enriching the intellectual environment both within and beyond the classroom.

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  • Students walking under a tree in fall colors

    Fall for CatholicU

    Fall for CatholicU and apply now.

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  • Catholic University student Stela Ishitani Silva overlooking waterfalls

    International Students Enrich CatholicU

    More than 75 countries are represented by the nearly 500 international students enrolled at CatholicU.

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  • Students playing cornhole on the pryz lawn

    Experience a Unique Campus Community

    Discover what life is like living on campus and experience all that Catholic University has to offer. 

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  • Three Catholic University students at Cardinal Fest

    University Launches Light the Way Campaign with Cardinal Fest Party

    The Catholic University community kicked off Homecoming weekend with a party on Sept. 27 at Cardinal Fest, the official on-campus launch event for Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University.

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  • Graceann Kraemer works with a young female patient in a hospital

    More Than a Scholarship

    Students who have received financial support through Conway Scholarships are realizing their dreams of becoming nurses. Along the way, they have been gifted with the friendship of their benefactors — Bill And Joanne Conway.

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  • Students from the class of 2023 on move in day

    Class of 2023

    The Class of 2023 was ready and raring to go as they were welcomed to campus for the first time.  

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  • Catholic University student Sarah Campbell in South Africa

    Summer Is for Internships

    Many Catholic University students expanded their educational experience through outstanding summer internships in places like Paris, Cape Town, Dublin, Fairbanks, and New York.

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  • Nursing students holding a baby.

    A Practicum in Intercultural Health Care

    Join 16 Catholic University students on an interactive mission trip to Puerto Rico.

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  • Esports team

    Cardinals Level Up With Esports Team

    Catholic University has thrown its hat into the virtual ring as part of the Eastern Esports Conference of the American Esports Collegiate League.

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  • Michael Colbert standing in front of digital screen for concert

    Alumnus Produces Memorial Day Concert

    Many Americans started planning this past week for the long Memorial Day weekend. Michael Colbert, B.A. 1991, has been working on his plans for months.

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  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Journalist Jesús Colina urged the 2019 graduates of Catholic University, to transform the world with love.

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  • View of Maloney Hall shot from rooftop across the street.

    Maloney Hall Open for Business

    Catholic University tradition meets modern design as Maloney Hall reopens as the new home for the Busch School of Business.

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  • Students in cap and gowns posing for a photo at commencement.

    What's Next for the Class of 2019?

    Find out what this year’s graduates will be doing after Commencement and how the Class of 2018 are doing one year later.

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  • Andrea Galeano

    Five Reasons Students Choose Catholic University

    Students have opportunities and advantages like no other at The Catholic University of America.

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  • Catholic University students visiting their friends at the Bethlehem House in Brookland

    True Friendships

    Every Wednesday night, Catholic University students gather for prayer and friendship at Bethlehem House in Brookland, a residential home for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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  • Students performing Oyeme, the Beautiful, a play about the challenges of being an immigrant

    Arts for Everyone

    Students Dive into the arts scene in D.C. and on campus — with access to professional shows, productions and exhibits at our Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art, and all sorts of opportunities to get involved in creating art through the many arts-related student organizations.

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  • Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge greets Tim and Steph Busch near altar of Maloney Hall

    Maloney Hall Chapel Altar Dedicated

    Students, faculty, and staff have a new space to pray on campus thanks to the recently built St. Michael Chapel in Maloney Hall.

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  • Keeli Otto at her internship at NOAA

    Undergraduate Research and Internships

    Catholic University and Washington, D.C., offer unrivaled opportunities for undergraduate students to do advanced research and to land top-level interships.

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  • Sunrise over Catholic University

    A Day in the Life of Catholic University

    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, a team of photographers and videographers fanned out across campus and Washington, D.C., to chronicle a day in the life of Catholic University. Working from before sunrise to long after sunset, the team captured the student experience from every angle.

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  • MSBA students participate in team building games

    Students Learn the Building Blocks of Business

    Catholic University students take part in team building activities during orientation for the Master of Science in Business Analysis degree program.

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  • Grand Challenges student team working on their project

    Taking the pulse on the world’s 'Grand Challenges'

    CatholicU students take on the world's critical problems through the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges Scholars Program.

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  • Philip Rizzo standing in front of Providence Hospital

    Educating Social Workers Across the Globe

    The online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program enables most students to maintain full-time jobs or take care of their families as they complete the requirements to become licensed social work clinicians.

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  • Girls leaning on each other and smiling

    Apply Today to Become a Cardinal

    Catholic University invites prospective students to apply for either Early Decision II or Regular Decision by Jan. 15.

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  • Tom Striegel and Mike Geraghty

    Two Alumni Lay Down the Law at New D.C. Museum

    Tom Striegel, B.S.Arch. 1984, B.Arch. 1985, is the vice president of Davis Buckley Architects and Planners; Mike Geraghty, B.C.E 2008, is a senior project manager with Clark Construction. When construction began on D.C.’s newest museum in 2016, they became colleagues and friends.

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  • Students in residence hall room

    Finding a Home Away from Home

    Catholic University offers a supportive, safe, friendly environment in residence halls and off-campus living.

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  • Alison Gerber in the newsroom

    Liberal Arts Degrees Open Doors

    Graduates are succeeding in diverse career paths — from journalism and education to politics and medicine.

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  • Kiera Lyons in art studio

    CatholicU Students Choose 'AND, not OR'

    Many find the freedom and support to take diverse paths simultaneously.

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  • Students in engineering startups class

    Social Innovation Startups

    A new engineering course encourages students to be creative and confident, and to use their engineering and marketing skills to serve others.

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  • Campus photo showing blooming cherry blossoms with students studying underneath. Mullen Library is in the background.

    Biggest, Most Beautiful Campus in D.C.

    Catholic University students have the best of both worlds: the culture and resources of a a big city, and a beautiful, safe campus to call home.

     

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  • Fall career fair

    New Center Supports Student Success

    Students can now take advantage of both career and academic counseling through the integrated services of the new Center for Academic and Career Success.

     

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  • Students walking across fall campus

    Apply Today to Become a Cardinal

    We invite prospective students to apply for Early Action (deadline: Nov. 1), which is designed for students who have a strong interest in Catholic University and believe that they can present a complete, competitive application during the first semester of their senior year.

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  • Students in Class of 2022 at table outside the Pryzbyla Center

    Class of 2022

    They're smart, generous, diverse, athletic, and eager to make a difference.

     

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  • Student performing research in the lab

    Engaging Students in Groundbreaking Biology Research

    Students at Catholic University can take part in biology research from the moment they first come to campus.

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  • Architecture students on Italian island of Pantelleria

    Remote Island as Design Studio

    Architecture professor shares her love of a remote Mediterranean island with students, challenging them to design public spaces that reflect a unique culture and history.

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  • Dean Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw with students

    Introducing the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art

    It's a period of great transition and anticipation for the arts community at Catholic University, as the faculty, students, and staff of the newly established Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art prepare for their inaugural year.

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  • Playwrights Have Stories to Tell

    Playwrights Have Stories to Tell

    Drama department master’s degree program helps aspiring playwrights bring imagined worlds to life.

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  • Commencement 2018

    Commencement 2018: 'A New Story for a New America'

    Archbishop José H. Gomez told the 2018 graduates of Catholic University, “We need a new narrative that will define us and hold us together as one people with a common purpose.”

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  • Graduates celebrate

    STEM Grads on the Path to Success

    94% of Catholic University graduates landed jobs, graduate school placements, or volunteer positions within six months of receiving their diploma.

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  • Lunar Psychophysics research

    Undergraduate Research in Psychology

    An emphasis on research experience is a hallmark of the undergraduate psychology program at Catholic University.

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  • Architecture student with Professor Jenkins

    A Physical Approach to Design

    Architecture students work with models to achieve a physical sense of the theoretical.

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  • Student doing field work at Miriam's Kitchen in DC

    Learning Social Work by Doing Social Work

    Field education program takes students into the community to work with clients in real-life settings.

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  • Music rehearsal

    Conservatory within a Research University

    Best of both worlds — individual musical instruction, and freedom to explore diverse academic subjects

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  • Motown dance

    Catholic University Celebrates Black History Month

    Student organizations hosted events throughout February in honor of Black History Month.

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  • Members of the winning hackathon team

    'Hacking' Homelessness

    It was a day of creativity and collaborative thinking as Catholic University students competed to develop high-tech solutions for helping Washington, D.C.’s homeless population.

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  • Johanna Cajina

    To Serve With Love

    Alumni who embark on long-term service experiences have a chance to use their gifts, expand their perspectives, and clarify their life’s path.

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  • Career counseling meeting

    Character and Career Development Go Hand in Hand

    Business and Economics students at Catholic University learn that landing an ideal job is about becoming your ideal self. 

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  • Michael Sullin working in Hartke Theatre

    Finding Community in College Life

    With approximately 100 student organizations on campus, Catholic University students can choose to pursue their interests in a wide variety of ways.

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  • Nursing major Alexis Anelli in Australia

    The World Is Your Classroom

    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

    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

    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

    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’

    “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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Program takes students off campus for a variety of activities.

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  • Research team

    Collecting Memories to Save a Culture

    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

    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

    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

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

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  • Capitalfest band singing with students

    Capital Fest 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Cross-cultural exchange enriches student life and educational opportunities.  

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  • Cardinal  Seán O’Malley

    Tapping into Faith

    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

    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

    University prepared Boston cardinal to serve Hispanics

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  • Appreciating the ‘Student’ in Student-Athlete

    Appreciating the ‘Student’ in Student-Athlete

    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

    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

    Helmet device helps young football players learn safe tackling

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  • Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

    Commencement 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

    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

    Catholic University students explore the universe alongside NASA scientists

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  • A Festival of Scholarship

    A Festival of Scholarship

    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

    $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

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

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  • Honors Program

    Honors Program

    Students and faculty build relationships in the Honors Program

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  • Spanish for Health Care

    Spanish for Health Care

    Spanish for Health Care offers nursing majors real­-world experience

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  • Student at the border

    Learning at the Border

    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

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

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