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Adventurous Escapes
Program takes students off campus for a variety of activities.

Psychology Professor Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named James H. Howard Jr. as a fellow for his study of the effects of aging on learning in older adults.

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Offers Picture of Chaotic Global Future
Retired U.S. Air Force general and former CIA director Michael Hayden challenged perceptions about the stability of the world in a talk last week at The Catholic University of America.

President John Garvey Signs Statement Supporting Students Who Qualify for DACA
President John Garvey is among more than 70 Catholic higher education leaders who have signed a statement of solidarity with students in their communities who have qualified for the DACA.

University Students Use Washington, D.C. as a Classroom
Washington, D.C., provides its students with many unique opportunities to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to the real world.

Rave Review for The Outcasts of Poker Flat
The D.C. Metro Theatre Arts website praised the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s production of The Outcasts of Poker Flat.

Christianity in the Middle East Panel Discussion
Chaldean Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat, addressed members of the CUA community about the perilous state of Christianity in the Middle East.

Collecting Memories to Save a Culture
CUA researchers are working to preserve the history of the Chaldean Catholic community that has been driven out of their homes by violence in the Middle East.

Tim Busch Shares His Commitment to God and the University
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Tim Busch expressed his commitment to CUA given its mission to educate the next generation of Catholic leaders.

University’s Institute for Human Ecology Hosts Applied Ethics Workshop
CUA's Institute for Human Ecology, in collaboration with the US Naval Academy, held a workshop on applied ethics.

Veterans Day Celebration Honors Alumnus Father Emil Kapaun
CUA commemorated alumnus Father Emil Kapaun, an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War.

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

President Garvey Issues Statement on the 2016 Election
President Garvey called upon the CUA community to offer the nation a model to follow, by addressing differences through charitable and civil discourse. 

Men’s Basketball Team Plays Exhibition at Notre Dame
CUA men’s basketball team played its season-opening exhibition game at Notre Dame.

Archbishop Gregory Speaks on Homilies as Divine Proclamation
Archbishop Gregory gave lecture on Liturgical Preaching in the Twenty-First Century.

Science Superstar Relates to Students
At biology research symposium, students learn from world-renowned HIV expert Dr. Robert Gallo.

Palestinian Photographer Shares Stories of Survival
CUA hosted presentation by photojournalist and activist Eman Mohammed.

Alumnus’s $100,000 Pledge Establishes Franny Murray Endowment
Alumnus and former student athlete pledged $100,000 to establish the Franny Murray Endowment for the Department of Athletics.

IPR Panels Discuss Civility and the Catholic Vote
CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosted events examining the election from a Catholic perspective.

City of Angels Praised for Performances and Music
The School of Music's production of City of Angels received praise on the D.C. Metro Theatre Arts website.

Media Studies Professor Named First Sound History Fellow at Library of Congress
Josh Shepperd was appointed the 2017 Sound History Fellow for the Library of Congress's National Recording Preservation Board.

Changing the Conversation on North Korean Human Rights
CUA hosts conference about growing international awareness surrounding human rights in North Korea.

Politics Course Explores National Elections
Every four years, Professor John White offers POL 405: National Elections.

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

Historian Eamon Duffy Delivers Johannes Quasten Lecture
Historian Eamon Duffy was honored as the recipient of this year's Johannes Quasten Award on Oct. 20. 

Online Nursing Master's Program Ranked 5th in the Nation
Affordable Colleges Online has ranked Catholic University's Online Master of Science in Nursing program fifth in the nation. 

John Oh Memorial Lecture
Democracy is a "work in progress" in Korea.

Aaron Dominguez Named American Physical Society Fellow
Dominguez, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, was elected a fellow of the APS this month for his research pertaining to particles and fields.

University's Tree-filled Campus Recognized Five Years in a Row
For the fifth year in a row, CUA campus has been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation with its Tree Campus USA recognition.

New Alumni and Advancement Website Launched
Today, the new and improved CUAtoday.com debuts. 

Career Services Office Hosts Fall Career Fair
Over 80 employers and 400 students gathered in the Great Room of the Pryz for the call career fair.

Football Coach Featured in Washington Post
Interim head football coach Bill Bachman left one of Washington, D.C.'s most prestigious law firms to pursue his true passion of being a coach.

University Receives $2.5 Million to Renovate Athletics Center
Thanks to an anonymous donation of $2.5 million, the University will renovate the Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Politics Professor Named to Research Task Force on North Korea
Andrew Yeo was named to a $1.2 million research task force at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Rev. James Martin Speaks on Friendship with Jesus
The well known author and media personality addressed a room packed with students during a CUA on Tap talk in Caldwell Auditorium.

Scholars Speak in Support of Church's Human Sexuality Teachings
Three scholars shared their support for the Catholic Church's teachings on human sexuality at a Sept. 20 press conference. 

Michael Novak Joins Catholic University Business Faculty
Michael Novak, former ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights, has joined The Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the University’s Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics as a distinguished visiting fellow.

Catholic University Serves in Spirit of Saint Teresa
Aiden Burns, a junior philosophy major, opened Catholic University’s Mother Teresa Day of Service with the words of the saint: "You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have eyes to see."

Graduate Student Enjoy Annual Crabfest Tradition
The Catholic University of America, under the leadership of the Graduate Student Association, organized Crabfest, the annual kick-off party for graduate students.

Former Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican Joins University Faculty
Zion Evrony, former Israeli ambassador to the Vatican, has joined CUA as a visiting assistant professor.

Grand Opening of The Center for Cultural Engagement
CUA opened the Center for Cultural Engagement, a center created to facilitate cross-cultural communication, awareness, and appreciation on campus.

University Welcomes Class of 2020 at Freshman Convocation
University faculty and administrators gathered in the Basilica to welcome the Class of 2020 at Freshman Convocation.

Student Work Performed at Kennedy Center Playwriting Festival
After months of writing and editing, Rebecca Dzida received a rare opportunity: the chance to hear her written words performed live in the Kennedy Center.

Brazilian Students Stand Out In Summer Engineering Internship
CUA hosted 43 Brazilian students, as part of the summer research internship program managed by the Center for Global Education and the School of Engineering.

Statement from President Garvey on 9/11 Anniversary
John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, issued a statement on 9/11 Anniversary.

Alumni Association Announces Gary Sinise as Gibbons Medalist
Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Gary Sinise will receive the 2017 James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, the Alumni Association’s highest accolade.

Students Called to Encounter and Engage during Annual Mass
Recalling Pope Francis’s visit to CUA, Cardinal Donald Wuerl encouraged members of the campus community to put their faith into action, during the University’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.

At Murphy's, Students Already Feel at Home
The newly renovated space features televisions, seating, a fireplace, pool table, and sound system for entertainment.

Fall Fiesta 2016
Students from all classes gathered for the kick-off-the-year party, Fall Fiesta Tuesday, Sept. 6. Organized by the Office of Campus Activities and by the Program Board, Fall Fiesta was chock full of food, drinks, a bounce castle, a photo booth, a live performer, skee balls, and coveted free t-shirts.

Students Announce Capital Fest Headliners
Misterwives and Royal Teeth will play at Capital Fest 2016, an annual concert for students. Organized by Program Board, a student organization that plans major events on campus for undergraduate students, the concert will be held Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the McMahon parking lot and will feature food trucks and special treats.

Student-Athletes Spend Summer in Marine Corps Training
Seniors Matt McMahon and Emily Merkel dedicated nearly their entire summers to better themselves as part of an exclusive service program that prepares college students for potential entry into the Marines.

Client from Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project has Sentence Commuted
President Obama granted commutation of sentences to 111 federal prisoners. One of those was Timothy L. Tyler whose application for commutation was submitted to the President by The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law's Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project. Professor J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy contacted Tyler in the Federal Correctional Institution of Jesup, Georgia by phone to inform him of his commutation.

Students Get a Jump on Their Careers with Summer Internships
This summer senior Madeline Traylor started her day by hitting the snooze button a couple of times before getting up for her full-time internship with Cox Graae + Spack Architects in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

University Celebrates Ties to Mother Teresa in Advance of Canonization
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta — known to most of the world simply as Mother Teresa — will be canonized a saint by Pope Francis on Sept. 4. This Fall, Catholic University is celebrating its many ties to the humble nun.

National Collection 2016
Parishioners at Catholic churches around the country are asked to give generously to the National Collection for The Catholic University of America.

New Students Welcomed with Energy and Excitement
Nearly 800 first-year and transfer students moved into the residence halls at Catholic University with help from 80 student volunteers.

Athletics Launches Redesigned Website
The University re-launched CUAcardinals.com, completely overhauling the official athletic website of Cardinals Athletics.

University Welcomes 800 New Students during Orientation
Approximately 800 new students and their families join the Catholic University family starting Thursday, Aug. 25, during Orientation 2016.

University Statement on Safety of Students in Italy
All CUA students studying in Rome, Italy, or who are traveling in Italy with the Honors Program are safe and accounted for.

Students Experience Worldwide Faith in Krakow
A group of 17 Catholic University students traveled to Krakow, Poland, as part of a pilgrimage organized by the Office of Campus Ministry.

High School Students Receive In-Depth Training in Drama and Musical Theatre
On a sunny July morning a group of dancers practiced choreography in a mirrored studio in Ward Hall.  

Men's Basketball Team to Play at Notre Dame
CUA and the Fighting Irish will meet at Purcell Pavilion in an exhibition game on Monday Nov. 7.

Center for Cultural Engagement Opens Its Doors
The Catholic University of America has launched the Center for Cultural Engagement with the mission of helping students develop a sense of self, sense of place, and sense of responsibility.  

A Grateful University Remembers Franny Murray
Catholic University President John Garvey described the late Franny Murray, who served the Department of Athletics for 70 years, as a man of wisdom who was “a father to the students who needed one.”

Catholic University Mourns the Passing of Franny Murray
Francis E. “Franny” Murray — a fixture of The Catholic University of America Department of Athletics for 70 years — died Aug. 4, 2016, at the age of 94.

Pope Francis Appoints John Garvey to Board of Directors of AVEPRO
Pope Francis has appointed John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, to the Board of Directors of the Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties.

Conference Explores Catholic Response to Domestic Violence
Though it is often shrouded in secrecy, domestic violence and abuse is more common than one might imagine. 

High School Students Explore Theology in the Real World
More than 50 teenagers from across the country gathered at The Catholic University of America in June for the University’s first annual Light the World! Institute.

A Banner Year for University’s Social Work School
It’s been a banner year for the University’s National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS), which is rated favorably on not one, not two, but five college rankings.

Students Study International Human Rights Law in Rome
Earlier this summer, 15 law students from The Catholic University of America studied international human rights law in Rome and explored the Eternal City. 

Statement from the University on the passing of Carmen Hernández
With heavy hearts, The Catholic University of America mourns the passing of Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way.

Message from Father Jude
As the world grieves over the latest, terrible violence and death inflicted on so many innocent people in Nice, France, we offer our solidarity with these latest victims of terrorism while we proclaim our hope in the transforming power of Christ’s love.

An Inside Look at Faith and Culture
The University’s first annual Light the World! Institute brought more than 54 teenagers from around the country to campus to learn about theology in everyday life and to explore the nation’s capital.

University Honored by Catholic Press Association
Catholic University has received six awards from the Catholic Press Association.

President Appoints Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services
John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, has appointed Deborah Brown as assistant vice president for Advancement Services, effective June 27, 2016.

Graduate Overcomes Injuries, Earns Degree and Honors Comrades
Evan Cole, a recent graduate from Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. His road to recovery is the subject of an NBC Nightly News segment.

President Appoints Dean for Professional Studies School
John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, has appointed Vincent Kiernan as dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, effective June 27, 2016.

University Hires Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management
President John Garvey announced today that The Catholic University of America has hired Margaret Carney, AIA, as the new associate vice president for facilities planning and management, effective July 11, 2016.

Faculty Honored for Teaching Excellence
Four faculty members at The Catholic University of America were honored for teaching excellence May 3 during the Spring Faculty Luncheon held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

President Garvey Appoints New Associate Vice President for University Advancement
John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, has appointed Bill Warren, as an associate vice president for University Advancement, effective April 18. Prior to joining the University community, Warren served as vice president of development for the National Geographic Society.

President Garvey Appoints New Dean of Arts and Sciences
Following an eight-month-long national search, John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, has appointed Aaron Dominguez, as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016.

Space Weather Studies Boosted with $29 Million Grant and On-Campus Monitoring Center
Physicists at The Catholic University of America Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences can continue to make strides in scientific understanding thanks to a recent NASA grant for more than $29 million.

Professors Honored for Research and Scholarship
Three professors were honored April 15 for their scholarly achievement. This year the annual provost’s award ceremony for outstanding accomplishment by faculty was held in conjunction with Catholic University’s first Research Day, a daylong celebration of scholarship by students, faculty, and staff across disciplines.

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