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Luaupalooza 2016
The campus community enjoyed Campus Ministry's end-of-the- school-year party, Luaupalooza. The community celebrated the last day of classes with rides, games, food, fun, and a concert from Oh Honey! 

Cardinal Leadership Celebration Photo Gallery
The Cardinal Leadership Celebration recognizes the accomplishments of students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and service.

Relay for Life Photo Gallery
The campus community engaged in the annual Relay for Life, a night of advocacy, remembrance, and entertainment.

Research Day Photo Gallery
Students and faculty gave oral presentations and presented posters on a range of scholarship in the University's first ever Research Day.

Nursing Major Interns through Spanish for Health Care Program

Senior nursing major Kelly Dossena gains real-world experience through the University's Spanish for Health Care Certificate Program.

Social Work School Achieves Top 50
The National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) ranked 47th on the U.S. News & World Report 2016 rankings for the Top 50 Best Schools of Social Work.

Research Day Presenters Announced
See a list of all 260 oral and poster presentations selected for Catholic University's inaugural Research Day, April 15, 2016.

Lifelong Lessons from a Mission Trip to Jamaica
Senior English major Michaela Shea, who spent her spring break on Catholic University’s mission trip to Jamaica, shares a reflection on the experience.

Remembering 1916: Moments in Irish History
The Drama department and Irish Studies program collaborate to host staged readings to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916.

President Garvey to Serve as Parade Grand Marshall
On Sunday, March 13, President John Garvey will serve as grand marshall of the 45th Annual St. Patrick's Parade of Washington, D.C.

Music School to Present Opera Double-Bill
Audiences have the opportunity to experience the works of two operatic masters in one evening as the music school presents La Serva Padrona and Gianni Schicchi.

Singer Renée Fleming to Give Music Master Class
The world-renowned vocalist will share her expertise with musical theatre and vocal performance students.

Read the March Issue of Inside CUA
Get the latest news from the University.

University Hires Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Jacquelyn Malcolm as the new associate vice president for marketing and communications.

Global Fest  and Embassy Row Highlights International Week
International students shared their heritage and culture with the campus community with displays and international cuisine.

Vatican Economist Says Reform Must Reflect the Common Good
During a visit to Catholic University, economist Joseph F.X. Zahra explained recent Vatical financial reforms. 

South African Archbishop to Speak at Catholic University
South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, archbishop of Durban, will speak twice at Catholic University.

President Garvey's Remarks at Feb. 8 Town Hall Meeting
The President spoke about growing enrollment, marketing, a new student lounge, diversity, advancement, athletics, and academic affairs at a town hall meeting.

Music Student Among Those Nominated for Helen Hayes Award
Senior John Sygar was among the talented local performers to receive a nomination for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, which recognize achievement in plays and musicals in the D.C. area.

Into the Woods Offers Fairy Tales with a Modern Edge
Audiences will experience an inventive take on storybook characters this month as the Music School presents its spring production, Into the Woods.

Read the February Issue of Inside CUA
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Students Reminded of God's Love during St. Thomas Aquinas Mass
Members of the University community were encouraged to take solace in God's love during CUA's annual Mass honoring Thomas Aquinas.

Student Reflects on MLK Day of Service
Catholic University students spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day completing service throughout the city. One student tells about her experience.

Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Mass to Be Nationally Televised
TheUniversity and the Dominican House of Studies, in association with the National Catholic Educational Association kick off the semester with the annual Mass on the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Catholic University to Mark MLK Day with Service
Catholic University is aiming to send more than 800 members of the University community into D.C. neighborhoods to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

CUA Receives Grant for High School Theology Institute
The University has received a grant of $565,689 to educate high school students about theology in daily life.

Architect of Vatican's Financial Transparency Policy to Speak at CUA
Joseph F. X. Zahra, a Maltese economist who has played a key role in putting the Vatican't financial house in order, will speak at CUA about the progress of reform efforts on Thursday, Feb. 4.

University Hires Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
President John Garvey announced today that the University has hired Robert M. Specter.

Staff and Faculty Christmas Party
See a gallery of photos from the 2015 community Mass and Christmas party.

Read the December Issue of Inside CUA
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Music School to Present Christmas Concert for Charity
The School of Music will kick off its Christmas celebrations Dec. 4 with a night of seasonal sacred music during the 26th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity.

Children's Book Drive
Donate children's books for Christmas distribution by DC Reads. Dec. 1–11. 

Big Love: A Modern Take on Greek Tragedy
This month, CUA Drama presents a story of runaway brides that is equal parts comedy and tragedy.

Big Egos, Dueling Divas in Mozart's The Impresario
The larger-than-life antics of a busy opera company will come to life on stage this month as School of Music presents Mozart’s The Impresario.

Laudato Si': Care for Creation Extends to Relationships
A recent interdisciplinary conference examined Pope Francis's encyclical through various academic lenses.

Media Studies Department Offers New Certificate
The Department of Media Studies is offering a new certificate in Video Production and Digital Storytelling.

Scholars to Examine "Dei Verbum at 50"
God's revelation will be the topic of a one-day conference scheduled to take place at Catholic University Nov. 6.

Conference to Focus on Criminal Justice Reform
In preparation for the Year of Mercy, The Catholic University of America will co-host a day of discussions related to restorative justice on Nov. 6.

Film Premiere to Explore the Death Penalty
CUA is partnering with the European Delegation to the United States this week to host the premiere of a new documentary, "Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man."

Friends of Rare Books Used Book Sale
The annual Rare Books used book sale takes place Oct. 22 through 25 in John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, room 214. Prices $1 and up.

Conference to Explore Protecting 'Our Common Home'
The University, in conjunction with the Committee on Doctrine of the USCCB, will host a daylong conference examining Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on the environment.

Fall Musical Depicts May-December Romance
Audiences will be swept away by a tale of comedy and romance as the music school presents The Most Happy Fella.

University Libraries Present Open Access Week Presentations and Discussions
From Oct. 19 to 25, students and faculty can learn about Open Access and why it is relevant to all scholarly authors and publishers.

Professor Appointed to White House Council
Stephen Schneck has been appointed as a member of President Barack Obama’s third Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Pope Francis: 'Rejoice in the Lord Always'
Pope Francis delivers a message of love and mercy during the Sept. 23 canonization Mass. 

“Our Goal is to Glorify God”
Musicians from the CUA Symphony Orchestra and the University Chamber Choir experience the “pinch-me” effect of playing for a papal Mass. 

Volunteers in Place Early with Anticipation
Arriving this morning between 7 and 8 a.m., a few of the 1,000 volunteers reflected on the meaning of the day.

Anderson Cooper Filming Draws a Student Crowd
Students flocked to see CNN news reporter Anderson Cooper filming his show from the University Mall. 

CUA Orchestra Members Perform at So Others Might Eat
On Saturday, the orchestra performed two classical pieces for the clients in the SOME dining room.

Standardized Tests No Longer Required for Undergraduate Admissions
Submission of SAT, ACT results will now be optional for undergraduate applicants.

Media Keeps Eye on University
In anticipation of the historic Mass, media outlets line up to hear from experts and staff and students who are working hard to prepare for the big day.

University Musicians Rehearse for Papal Mass
Musicians from the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Choir will be among those performing for Pope Francis.

Press Conference Highlights Papal Mass Preparations
Dozens of reporters get an inside look at the preparations for the Sept. 23 canonization Mass.

Students Practice for Papal Mass
CUA students practice Spanish-language skills at a special Mass. 

Rome to Home: Students Track Miles
Kane Center challenges students to log 4,500 miles before the Holy Father arrives at CUA.

Exhibit Highlights Pope's Teachings on Grace
CUA's Department of Art presents artist Pat Costigan's project, "Grace: The Words of Pope Francis."

New Rome Center Opens Sept. 5
Saturday, Sept. 5, marks the official opening of the Rome Center of The Catholic University of America (CUA) and Australian Catholic University (ACU) at Via Garibaldi 28.

Read the August/September Issue of Inside CUA
Get the latest news from the University.

Pope Appoints Theology Professor as Synod Adiutor
Pope Francis has appointed John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology/ethics, as an expert to the 2015 Synod of Bishops.

New Students Join CUA 'Family' During Move-In
Nearly 1,000 first-year and transfer students moved in on Aug. 27, with the help of student volunteers.

CUA to Welcome 1,000 New Students
This year's Orientation includes information on all aspects of college life, a casino night, a playfair, and a Mass.

Drama Department Announces 2015-2016 Schedule
This year's drama productions will include Selma '65, Big Love, and Pride and Prejudice.

Upcoming Musical Theatre and Opera Events at Catholic University
The School of Music will present a wide-ranging schedule of productions this year, including Most Happy Fella and The Impresario.

CUA Launches Spanish-Language Web Pages
Español section mirrors much of what is offered on the main CUA website.

CUA Ranked Top Catholic Social Work School
The National Catholic School of Social Service has been rated the top Catholic school of social work in the nation.

University Launches New Website about Visit of Pope Francis to CUA
The site will keep up to date on the papal visit and all the preparations leading up to it.

Media Studies Department to Offer New Certificate
The Department of Media Studies will offer a new academic program, a certificate in video production and digital storytelling this fall.

Conference Celebrates Interreligious Friendship
Representatives from three of the world’s major religions came together last month for a conference celebrating interreligious friendship and dialogue.

Andrew Abela Named Catholic University Provost
President John Garvey has announced that he has appointed Andrew V. Abela as the new University Provost, effective June 3.

Higgins Clark to Graduates: Find Your Gift
Best-selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark addressed the Class of 2015 during the 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony May 16.

CUA to Confer 1,850 Degrees
The University will confer approximately 1,850 degrees during its 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

University Hires VP for Advancement
The President has announced that the University has hired Scott P. Rembold as the new Vice President for University Advancement.

Faculty Honored at Spring Luncheon
Three faculty members were recognized for achievements in research and the creative arts, and 10 retiring faculty members were honored at the Spring Faculty Luncheon.

Read the May Issue of Inside CUA
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Help for the Victims of the Earthquake in Nepal
The CUA Cares website tells how you can help the people affected by the tragic earthquake in Nepal through prayer and donations.

Reading Day Cancelled – April 29 Will Be Administrative Thursday
Thursday classes will meet on Wednesday, April 29th, during their regularly scheduled times.

Earth Week Service Project
The CUA Green Club and the Office of Undergraduate Studies sponsor a trash clean-up. Breakfast provided. Saturday, April 25, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Panelists Discuss Sheen's Legacy in Catholic Media
Several leaders in Catholic broadcasting gathered for a discussion Monday about the role of media in the new evangelization.

Music Students Shine in Sold-out Kennedy Center Concert
CUA students, alumni, and faculty performed in one of Washington's most notable venues during the music school's 50th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Read the April Issue of Inside CUA
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Mary Higgins Clark to Address 2015 Graduates
The best-selling author and suspense novelist, will speak at the 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony May 16.

Taking a Unique Collection into the Digital Age
Items from the Oliveira Lima Library were recently digitized to make the items in the collection widely available to researchers.

University Hosts Vatican Observatory Foundation Seminar
Carl Sagan Medal recipient Brother Guy Consolmagno was among the speakers during a recent astrophysics seminar.

Music School to Present Kennedy Center Concert
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Performance April 12.

Reading Day Cancelled
The Reading Day scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 will become an Administrative Thursday.

Alumni Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards
Alumni from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama were among those nominated for their work in local theatre productions.

CUA to Celebrate Archbishop Sheen
The Catholic University of America will host events in March and April to honor Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Music School to Give Two Performances at Little Flower Church
The School of Music will present original music inspired by the Stations of the Cross and a Symphony Orchestra concert featuring the works of Henryk Gorecki.

New Stephen Schwartz Revue to Premiere at CUA
Musical theatre students will explore the material of one of today’s most well-known composers and lyricists in Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz.

Business School Receives $3 Million
The Catholic University of America’s School of Business and Economics has received a commitment of up to $3 million from the Charles Koch Foundation ($1,750,000), the Busch Family Foundation ($500,000), and three business leaders (each contributing $250,000).

CUA, Australian Catholic University Launch New Rome Center
Catholic University and Australian Catholic University are creating a new joint Rome Center just over a mile from the Vatican.

New Website Highlights Marian Project
The Honoring Mary website details programming created by CUA for a landmark art exhibit in Washington, D.C. that features Marian artwork by Renaissance and Baroque artists.

National Symphony Orchestra to Perform at CUA
The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at Hartke Theatre Jan. 12 as part of its NSO In Your Neighborhood Series.

CUA Opens New Basketball Court, Reflection Area
Students who live in Centennial Village now have an outdoor space for athletic activity or quiet reflection.

Alumni in the Spotlight at Arena Stage

The cast of Arena Stage's current production of Fiddler on the Roof includes seven alumni of Catholic University.

Student Journal Receives Prestigious Award
The Crosier, a journal of pro-life academic articles, was named "Best Journal of Letters" by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Governor Discusses 'An Economy with a Human Purpose'
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley gave a presentation on the economy as part of a National Policy Forum organized by IPR.

Professor Named Pryzbyla Chair
Brian Engelland, associate dean and professor of marketing in the School of Business and Economics and professor of marketing, has been named the first-ever Edward J. Pryzbyla Chair of Business and Economics.

STRS Hosts Talks by Two Cardinals
The School of Theology and Religious Studies hosted separate talks by Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Student Named Marshall Scholarship Finalist
Senior politics major Sarah Hendley has been selected as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.

Soccer Teams Win Landmark Championships
Catholic University’s two soccer teams won Landmark Conference championships on Saturday, Nov. 8.

University Adds Compostable To-go Food Container
CUA takes step toward phasing out Styrofoam containers from the Pryz.

Three Professors Honored For Teaching Excellence
Three professors were honored Oct. 29 at the University's Annual Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception, held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Picturing Mary: CUA Partners with Museum on Landmark Exhibit
CUA, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts will host Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Shakespeare Goes South of the Border with La Perdida
The drama of Shakespeare will merge with the Latino style of magical realism next month when the Department of Drama presents the musical La Perdida.

Music School to Present the Opera Susannah
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Carlisle Floyd’s apocryphal tale of Susannah Nov. 20 through 23.

Monsignor Irwin Honored for Liturgical Work
Monsignor Kevin Irwin was recently named the winner of the Frederick McManus Award by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.

New Certificate Focuses on Muslim-Christian Relations
Beginning in spring 2015, the School of Theology and Religious Studies will offer an online Certificate in Christian-Muslim Relations.

A Grand Dedication for a Grand Building
Catholic University’s newly renovated LEED-certified Father O’Connell Hall was dedicated Oct. 17 on the first day of Cardinal Weekend.

Items from CUA Collection on Display at Smithsonian
Eleven items from Catholic University’s Semitics/ICOR (Institute of Christian Oriental Research) Library have been loaned to the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

CUA Launches New Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies
Beginning this semester, students can enroll in a new certificate program in Latin American and Latino Studies.

Renowned Pianists to Perform During Concert Series
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will play host to world-renowned pianists for performances and master classes during the Washington International Piano Series.

Students Plays Produced at Other Universities
Students in the M.F.A. playwriting program are seeing their original plays performed at college campuses in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

University Collects Compostable Material in Dining Halls
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, the University started collecting compostable waste in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Freshman Retreat Inspires Students and Leaders
Over the weekend of Sept. 12 to 14, approximately 270 first-year students took part in the Office of Campus Ministry’s Freshman Retreat at Sandy Hill Camp in North East, Md.

Alumnus Named New Archbishop of Chicago
Pope Francis has named Most Rev. Blase Cupich, bishop of Spokane, to be the new archbishop of Chicago.

CUA Alum Joins Prestigious List of MacArthur Fellows
Catholic University alumna Pamela O. Long, M.S.W. 1971, was among 21 “geniuses” named to the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows.

Philosophy Professor Honored by University of Dayton
Philosophy Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart was recently honored by the University of Dayton with its 2014 Marianist Award.

Canadian Bishop Visits School of Engineering
The School of Engineering honored Bishop Vincent Nguyen during a special luncheon Sept. 8.

Internships Provide Career Experience for CUA Students

Even though many Catholic University students weren't in classes over the summer, they didn't take a break from learning.

CUA in Catholic Identity Guides
The Catholic University of America has been named to two Catholic College guides — The Newman Guide, and the National Catholic Register Catholic Identity College Guide.

Campus Ministry Offers New App
Campus Ministry launched a new app last month that enables students to connect with the office and find faith resources.

Technology Services Contact Information
Visit for the hours and location of Technology Services's Service Desk. For more information or help, email or call 202-319-4357.

Improved Recycling, Composting Measures
In an effort to decrease landfill waste, the University’s Office of Facilities Operations has partnered with Waste Management to improve recycling efforts on campus.

Upcoming Drama Productions Announced
For its 2014-2015 season, the Department of Drama will present experimental takes on classic works and never-before-seen plays from modern writers.

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