2017

  • Washington Post Features Band Led By Catholic University Religious in Residence

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  • Research Day

    University Research Day Highlights Discovery and Collaboration

    April 21, 2017

    Hundreds of members of the Catholic University community had the opportunity to share their academic findings during the University’s second annual Research Day, held across campus on April 20. The event, which was open to all undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members, was planned to showcase the wide range of research taking place throughout the University’s 12 schools.

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  • Cara Drinan

    Lawyer Petitioning for Commuted Sentence Says, Governor 'Should Be Commended'

    April 20, 2017

    Cara Drinan, law professor at Catholic University, says “Governor [Terry] McAuliffe should be commended for commuting Mr. Teleguz's sentence to life without parole.”

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  •  Kevin Boudreau, M.F.A. acting candidate who plays Malcolm in Macbeth, is crowned by a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living

    Tour of Macbeth Hits Stages around Washington, D.C.

    April 20, 2017

    Macbeth opens at Catholic University’s Hartke Theater tonight, Thursday, April 20. But, students who are cast in the production are already sharing it with the Washington, D.C., area community through a new program called CUActing tour.

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    University Community Unites to Raise $324,678 in Founders Day Giving Challenge

    April 12, 2017

    More than 1,000 individuals from The Catholic University of America community answered the April 10 Founders Day Giving Challenge, raising $324,678 in a record-breaking show of support and surpassing the original goal.

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  • Why Can’t a Feminist Be Pro-Life?

    April 12, 2017

    Is it possible for an inclusive feminist movement to involve people with pro-life views? That was the question up for debate during a panel discussion held at The Catholic University of America on April 10.

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  • Gary Sinise at Catholic University

    Actor and Veterans Advocate Gary Sinise Honored with University’s Gibbons Medal

    April 11, 2017

    Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Gary Sinise was honored with The Catholic University of America’s 2017 James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, the alumni association’s highest accolade.

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  • EU Ambassador

    European Union Ambassador Speaks on Foreign Affairs

    April 11, 2017

    David O'Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the United States, talked to students, faculty, and staff about the state of the world during a discussion moderated by Carlos Franganillo, a Spanish National Television (TVE) correspondent.

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  • University Mourns Palm Sunday Terror Victims

    April 10, 2017

    Catholic University issues statement mourning the deaths of Palm Sunday terror victims in Egypt.

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  • Cara H. Drinan J.D. Headshot

    Law Professor Supports Clemency Petition

    April 10, 2017

    Catholic University Law Professor Cara Drinan is working with a team of lawyers who filed a clemency petition on behalf of Ivan Teleguz, who is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on April 25, 2017, unless Governor McAuliffe intervenes.

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    Founders Day Challenge

    April 10, 2017

    As we celebrate the 130th anniversary of our founding, it is fitting to look back with gratitude for the many blessings we have received and to look ahead with hope as we chart a course for years to come.

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  • Athletics Receives $1.5 Million for New Multi-Use Field and Outdoor Space

    Athletics Receives $1.5 Million for New Multi-Use Field and Outdoor Space

    April 07, 2017

    Thanks to the generosity of Joe Carlini, B.M.E. 1984, vice chair of Catholic University’s Board of Trustees, and Christine Carlini, B.S.E. 1986, the University will break ground in early 2018 on new outdoor field space by the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

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  • Caileigh Nerney

    Senior Art Project Addresses Gun Violence

    April 06, 2017

    Senior Caileigh Nerney says the Washington, D.C., location was one of the main reasons she chose to attend Catholic University. She never imagined that four years later the city would provide a dramatic backdrop to her senior thesis, “91 of US.”

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  • World War I students

    University Archives Chronicles U.S. Catholic Experience in World War I

    April 06, 2017

    On the 100th anniversary of the United States’s entry into World War I, The Catholic University of America is making hundreds of pages of photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and other documents available online to the public free of charge in a new website.

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  • John E. Higgins Jr. Receives the John Fanning Center for Labor Studies Distinguished Achievement Award

    March 31, 2017

    Catholic University’s Law students, alumni, and faculty gathered together for the semester’s final installment of the CUA Law Advantage In Action Series, this time with a focus on labor and employment law and co-hosted by the Law School’s John Fanning Center for Labor Studies.

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  • Catholic University Awarded NASA Cooperative Agreement for Space Science Research

    March 30, 2017

    The Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, which is housed within The Catholic University of America Department of Physics, is part of a team of universities and educational institutions that was recently awarded a NASA cooperative agreement to establish a new Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology (CRESST II).

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  • Wall Street Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan to Address Graduates

    March 30, 2017

    Peggy Noonan, a Wall Street Journal columnist, author, and former special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, will address the Class of 2017 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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  • Pro-Life Feminism

    Why Can’t a Feminist Be Pro-Life?

    March 28, 2017

    When a pro-life feminist group was removed as a sponsor of the Women’s March on Washington this past January, a national conversation began on whether an inclusive feminist movement can involve people with pro-life views.

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  • Archbishop Gomez

    Archbishop Gomez: ‘We’re Talking about Souls, not Statistics’

    March 28, 2017

    Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles delivered a heartfelt message about the need for immigration reform to students of The Catholic University of America, calling the issue a “deeply personal” one for him and his family.

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  • University Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Cardinal William H. Keeler

    March 23, 2017

    The Catholic University of America remembers Cardinal William H. Keeler, the 14th archbishop of Baltimore, who died on March 23, 2017, at the age of 86.

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  • Vanessa Vasquez

    Music School Alumna Wins Prestigious Metropolitan Opera Competition

    March 22, 2017

    Opera singer Vanessa Vasquez, who earned a bachelor of music in vocal performance from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in 2012, was named a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on March 19.

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  • University Students Studying in London Are Confirmed to Be Safe

    March 22, 2017

    Nine undergraduates who are studying in London this semester are safe and accounted for following the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge.

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  • Doctoral Student Selected for Doris Duke Fellowship

    March 22, 2017

    Anna Davis, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has been selected for a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being — Seeking Innovations to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.

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  • Jeffrey MacMillan for Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

    Deans, Faculty Explore Integration of Faith and Ecology Curricula at Seminaries

    March 22, 2017

    Seminary deans and faculty explored ways of integrating faith and ecology into their theology curricula at the Symposium on Ecologically Informed Theological Education held at The Catholic University of America.

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  • CUA Golf and Rowing

    Catholic University to Add Varsity Golf and Rowing in 2018

    March 20, 2017

    The Catholic University of America Athletics Department has announced the addition of four varsity sports for the 2018-19 season.

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  • Catholic University Students Invite Leading Catholic Voice on Immigration to Campus

    March 16, 2017

    Catholic University’s Office of Campus Ministry will host a talk by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on immigration on Thursday, March 23. He will speak at a CUA on Tap event in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Rooms at 7:30pm.

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  • Catholic University Knights Council to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

    March 16, 2017

    The Knights of Columbus at The Catholic University of America, Council 9542, celebrate their 30th anniversary on April 2, with a 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, University chancellor, in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and a dinner with current and past knights in Heritage Hall, Father O’Connell Hall, on campus.

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  • Catholic University Knights Council Featured in Columbia Magazine

    March 16, 2017

    The Knights of Columbus at The Catholic University of America, Council 9542, was recently featured in the Knight’s Columbia Magazine in a story on men’s spirituality.

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  • Senior Art Thesis on Gun Violence: “91 of Us” to take place on National Mall

    March 15, 2017

    Studio art major Caileigh Nerney was taken aback when she heard on a podcast that on average 91 people a day are killed with guns — that’s two to three times more than the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S.

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  • Law Student Veda Rasheed Selected as a Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist Magazine

    March 14, 2017

    Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law student Veda Rasheed (3E) was recently selected as the Mid-Atlantic Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist magazine.

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  • Graduate Programs Receive High U.S. News and World Report Rankings

    March 14, 2017

    U.S. News & World Report has placed Catholic University's School of Nursing and several University graduate programs in law and library science in the top tiers of its 2018 rankings for the best graduate programs nationwide.

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  • Andrea Galeano

    Galeano Competes at NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field Championships

    March 13, 2017

    The Catholic University of America indoor field standout Andrea Galeano was one of just two Landmark Conference student-athletes to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships as she competed in the weight throw on Friday morning.

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  • Symposium Explores Subsidiarity

    March 10, 2017

    U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida will address how subsidiarity can serve as a guiding principle for communities at “Subsidiarity in Politics, Culture, and Economy,” a symposium hosted by the new Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, March 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Healthy Relationships Workshop

    University Hosts Healthy Relationships Awareness Month

    March 09, 2017

    The Catholic University of America celebrated Healthy Relationship Awareness Month in February. The student group PEERS (Peer Educators Empowering Respectful Students) hosted events that included a talk by David Coleman, a relationship consultant known as the Dating Doctor who offered tips on healthy relationships.

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  • Graduate Student Honored as Teacher of the Week by the Archdiocese of Washington

    March 07, 2017

    Katelyn Bockin, a graduate student who is pursuing her master’s in education at Catholic University, has been named Teacher of the Week by the Archdiocese of Washington.

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  • Catholic University's Spring Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

    March 02, 2017

    The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring 2017 opera, Lucia di Lammermoor.

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  • McGill's master class

    New York Philharmonic Clarinetist Gives Master Class for Music Students

    March 02, 2017

    Students at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music heard advice and tips-of-the-trade from one of today’s most talented solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians this weekend as Anthony McGill, principal clarinet for the New York Philharmonic, gave a master class for clarinetists.

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  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks at ICIC kickoff

    Catholic University Launches Partnership to Bring Economic Growth to Local Community

    March 02, 2017

    More than 200 leaders from business, government, civic groups, and faith-based organizations gathered at The Catholic University of America on Feb. 28 to kick off a partnership that promises to bring jobs and economic prosperity to inner city communities in the Washington, D.C., area.

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  • University Mourns the Passing of Alumnus and Trustee Emeritus Vincent Sheehy

    February 28, 2017

    The Catholic University of America mourns the passing of Vincent Alphonsus Sheehy III, trustee emeritus, alumnus, and longtime benefactor who passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, at the age of 88.

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  • State Department Officer Shares Stories, Offers Career Advice

    February 27, 2017

    Catholic University politics students had the opportunity to hear an insider’s perspective on America’s relations with China during a presentation by Kevin Sheives, a China Desk officer for the U.S. Department of State. Sheives was invited by Andrew Yeo, an associate professor of politics, to address a class on U.S., China, and International Relations of East Asia.

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  • Activist Chen Guangcheng Addresses Human Rights Violations in China

    February 21, 2017

    Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng gave a stirring account of human rights violations in China during a brown bag lunch discussion hosted by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) at The Catholic University of America on Feb. 15. Guangcheng has been an IPR visiting fellow since 2013.

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  • Michael Novak dies at age 83

    Catholic University Remembers Michael Novak as Influential Thinker, Prolific Writer, and Beloved Mentor

    February 17, 2017

    Michael Novak, groundbreaking author, philosopher, theologian, and faculty member of Catholic University’s Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics since last August, is remembered at the University as one of the country’s most influential thinkers and a mentor to business students and faculty, among many others.

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  • Trip to Cuba Inspires Catholic University Recital of Music from the Caribbean Island

    February 16, 2017

    The easing of U.S.-Cuban relations and a trip to the Caribbean island nation last May by two Catholic University music professors has inspired a recital that will be held in March to highlight the unique resources of the University’s Latin American Music Center (LAMC).

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  • Playwriting Program Fosters New Voices in the D.C. Theatre Scene

    February 16, 2017

    Catholic University M.F.A. playwriting candidates Garret Lee Milton and Rebecca Dzida will have the chance this week to watch fully-mounted productions of their original thesis works in the University’s Hartke Theatre.

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  • Cardinal Wuerl to Speak at ICIC Kickoff on Feb. 28

    February 16, 2017

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, will deliver the opening remarks at the kickoff meeting of the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, Feb. 28, joining more than 175 leaders from business, government, and civic groups throughout the Washington, D.C., area.

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  • Catholic University Launches Novel Small Business Growth Initiative in Washington, D.C.

    February 15, 2017

    The Busch School to Host 100 Business and Community Leaders on Feb. 28.

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  • Strength and Sisterhood: Catholic University Presents Little Women

    February 14, 2017

    A classic story about the bonds of sisterhood comes alive in the Catholic University of America’s Ward Recital Hall Feb. 17 through 26.

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  • NAACP President to Law Students: Law is a Tool for Social Justice

    February 10, 2017

    NAACP President Cornell William Brooks spoke before a crowded Slowinski Courtroom on February 8 for the Brendan F. Brown Lecture Series in an impassioned lecture entitled, “The Ballot and the Testament”, where he discussed the right to vote and the NAACP’s history of social justice.

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  • Student Athletes Raise $31,199 for Special Olympics DC

    February 08, 2017

    Student athletes filled the Raymond A. Dufour Center the evening of Feb. 3, preparing to face the cold for Catholic University’s annual Polar Bear Plunge and raising $31,199 for Special Olympics DC.

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  • NAACP President Cornell William Brooks to Speak at Catholic University

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  • Catholic University Offers Mass for World Refugees and Exiles

    February 06, 2017

    The Catholic University community will offer their prayers for world refugees and exiles at the 5:10 p.m. daily Mass on Friday, Feb. 3, in the University’s Caldwell Chapel.

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  • Students Advised to ‘Seek the Truth Honestly and Relentlessly’ during Annual Aquinas Mass

    January 31, 2017

    Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., was the celebrant of the University’s annual Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas on Jan. 31. The Mass commemorates the feast of University Patron St. Thomas Aquinas.

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  • Statement from President Garvey on the January 27, 2017, Executive Order

    January 30, 2017

    Catholic University President John Garvey's statement in response to the Jan. 27, 2017, executive order.

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  • Catholic University Students March as Witnesses to Life

    January 30, 2017

    More than 400 Catholic University students paused for a moment of prayer the morning of Friday, Jan. 27, before a day that would be spent speaking out against abortion.

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  • Catholic University President, Professor, Weigh in on Immigration

    January 26, 2017

    Catholic University President John Garvey and Professor Stephen Schneck weigh in on immigration.

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  • Catholic University Experts, Students, Reflect on the Right to Life

    January 26, 2017

    Catholic University professors have joined the national conversation in the media this week on issues surrounding the pro-life movement, right to life, the Women’s March, and March for Life.

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  • University to Host 5th Annual Hispanic Innovators of the Faith Lecture

    January 25, 2017

    University to host 5th annual Hispanic innovators of faith lecture

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  • Engineering faculty

    New Program Inspires Students to Solve Engineering ‘Grand Challenges’

    January 25, 2017

    The Catholic University of America School of Engineering is participating in the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program, a certificate program that prepares undergraduate engineering students to take on “grand challenges facing society in this century,” as outlined by an NAE blue-ribbon committee. The Challenges consist of the toughest problems facing humanity in IT, energy, health, and security.

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Nationally Televised

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  • New Program Shortens Path to Architectural Licensure

    January 24, 2017

    In order to streamline the often-lengthy path to architectural licensure, The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning is offering a program that will enable freshmen who start in fall 2017 to become licensed architects at the end of six years of study.

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  • Catholic University Launches Center for the Study of Statesmanship

    January 19, 2017

    The Catholic University of America announced today the establishment of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship to promote research, teaching, and public discussion about how statesmanship can defuse conflict and foster respectful foreign and domestic relations.

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  • AEI President Arthur Brooks Addresses Cultural Optimism and Economic Opportunity

    January 19, 2017

    During a talk this week at The Catholic University of America, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, posed a question that prompted him when he was a young man to change his occupation from musician to economist. “Does your work serve others and glorify God?”

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  • “Bringing America Together – Restoring Cultural Optimism and Economic Opportunity” AEI’s Arthur Brooks to Lecture at Catholic University Business School

    January 18, 2017

    Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will present a lecture at The Catholic University of America on rebuilding economic prosperity today.

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  • Catholic University Professor to Offer Twitter Course on St. Augustine’s City of God

    January 18, 2017

    More than 3,500 people are following the hashtag for what is essentially a MOOC on The City of God, one of the greatest works by medieval theologian and philosopher St. Augustine — apparently a first for Twitter.

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  • Hundreds of Catholic University Students Trade Day off for Day of Service

    January 18, 2017

    The Catholic University of America 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 on Monday, Jan. 16.

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  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., speaks at the Erroneous Autonomy conference at Catholic University.

    Conference Looks at the Role of Catholic Social Doctrine in the Modern Economy

    January 12, 2017

    Speaking at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., emphasized the importance of a global economy that serves the needs of humanity rather than dominates it.

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  • Catholic University Students Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

    866 Participate in Largest Day of Service in University History

    January 12, 2017

    On Jan. 16, 866 members of The Catholic University of America community participated in a day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Hundreds of Catholic University Students Trade Day off for Day of Service

    January 11, 2017

    The Catholic University of America 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 on Monday, Jan. 16.

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  • Law Students Help Contribute to $52M Worth of Pro Bono Legal Services

    January 11, 2017

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law’s participation in a Veterans Pro Bono Pop-Up Clinic was mentioned in Legal News as an example of one of the ways law students from across the country have served thousands of clients and devoted millions of hours in services. During the Pop-Up clinic, CUA Law students were paired with a volunteer attorney to collect client data, conduct issue spotlighting, and provide legal information and referrals to veterans.

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  • Experts on Life Issues

    January 11, 2017

    The following Catholic University professors are available to serve as experts on issues related to bioethics, the pro-life movement, and other topics related to the respect of life.

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  • Experts on Pope Francis Can Comment on Peace Prize

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  • Catholic University Physicist Receives $5.07 Million for Nuclear Waste Research

    January 09, 2017

    Catholic University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) has been named the recipient of an impressive 11 sponsored research contracts since October, totaling $5.07 million. The contracts will support the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection program to treat and safely store nuclear waste currently in danger of leaking into Washington State’s ground water.

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  • Law Professor Wins Nationwide Injunction

    January 05, 2017

    Law Professor Mark Rienzi and his colleagues at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty won a nationwide injunction against a federal regulation that would force healthcare providers to provide abortions and sex change procedures.

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