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Jul
07
The Catholic University of America volleyball team has officially announced its schedule for the 2014 season. This season the Cardinals will play in four tournaments, opening the season at the Eastern Mennonite University Invitational from Aug. 29-30. Included in the four tournaments and the EMU season opener will be the Cards annual CUA Guetle Invitational, Catholic will have a total of 33 regular season games with 15 home matches. 
Jul
03
The 2014-2015 fall and winter books edition of The Catholic University of America Press catalog, are now available online and in hard copy, features a number of books scheduled for publication in the upcoming months. 
Jun
30
It is every graduate's goal to complete their degree and land the job of their dreams a few months after graduation and former Catholic University of America assistant men's basketball coach Ryan Hyland, B.A. 2011, M.S.B.A. 2014 has done just that, as he was named the new head men's basketball coach for the Bloodhounds of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. 
Jun
26
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will takes its 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood series to the Brookland and NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., between Jan. 6 and 12. The series will culminate in a concert led by NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach at The Catholic University of America's Hartke Theatre Jan. 12.
Jun
26
The Supreme Court decided unanimously in favor of Mark Rienzi, associate professor of law, who argued on behalf of anti-abortion protesters in a case involving protest-free zones in Massachusetts. 
Jun
26
The University Archives added links last month to PDF scans of original documents found in two of its collections. 
Jun
18
Catholic University's Eileen A. Dombo is the new victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Dombo, assistant professor, assistant dean, and chair of the Undergraduate Social Work Program at the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS), will coordinate immediate pastoral care of persons who report having been sexually abused as minors by clergy or other Church personnel. Her appointment began in May. 
Jun
18
The canonization cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who taught at Catholic University for 23 years, took another step forward this week as the seven-member theological commission that advises the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican unanimously agreed that a reported miracle involving a stillborn baby who revived should be attributed to his intercession. 
Jun
18
The one-woman show will premiere in New York City and tell the story of civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo.
Jun
16
During his 12-year tenure as president of The Catholic University of America, Bishop David M. O'Connell emphasized a commitment to service. This commitment found expression in the Episcopal motto he chose when he was named bishop of Trenton: "Ministrare non ministrari," which comes from the Gospel of Mark and means "to serve and not to be served." 
Jun
14
Jamie Roberts, a staff member and assistant coach in the Catholic University Athletics Department, was killed Friday in an accident while riding her bike across country in support of cancer research. Roberts was the assistant sports information director and an assistant coach of CUA's women's basketball team for the past three years. 
Jun
02
Eight U.S. Catholic cardinals and 750 guests gathered in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Approximately $2.1 million was raised at the dinner, surpassing the previous record of $2 million that was raised at the 12th annual dinner held in New York City in 2001. 
May
28
The United States Cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the traditional fundraiser for scholarships for The Catholic University of America, the university founded by the U.S. bishops over 125 years ago. The 25th American Cardinals Dinner will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. 
May
23
The Catholic University of America hosted the 2014 Special Olympics District of Columbia Summer Games for the 14th consecutive year on May 20-22. 
May
19
Meg McElroy, B.A. 2014, took on a controversial topic for her senior seminar production project: the Washington Redskins name. 
May
15
Identical twins Brittany and Kaitlin Ekert will graduate on Saturday with different degrees, but matching goals. The two, who spent their senior year as roommates at Monroe Street Market (the new residential development just off campus), dream of careers in oncology so they can make a difference for patients and families dealing with cancer. 
May
14
Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will serve as the Emilio Goggio Visiting Professor for the 2015 spring semester in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto.
May
09
L.R. Poos, dean of arts and sciences, and fellow CUA faculty members accompanied 15 students last month on the first annual CUA in the Media trip to New York City. 
May
09
Marty Dowd has been the men's tennis coach at Catholic University for more than a half-century, and he's finally going to the NCAA tournament. He'll arrive with his sense of humor firmly intact. 
May
07
Eager to explore new cities after graduation, senior sociology major Bernadette Poerio chose Memphis, Tenn., as a top choice on her Teach for America application. After she advanced through the highly competitive interviews, Poerio was accepted to the program and assigned to the upbeat southern city. 
May
06
Check out photos from Luaupalooza 2014, the year-end celebration on the last day of classes. 
Apr
24
Three faculty members were honored April 23 by The Catholic University of America for their achievements at the 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards. They represented academic backgrounds in psychology, architecture and planning, and social work. 
Apr
24
Kenneth Noland (1925-2010), a master of color abstraction, taught at Catholic University from 1951 to 1960 and donated his 1959 work, Pool, to the University in 1961 to commemorate his time at CUA. 
Apr
23
Several Catholic University alumni from the Department of Drama and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music were honored for their work in Washington, D.C. -area productions during the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which took place April 21 at the National Building Museum. 
Apr
22
America's Catholic cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, to raise money for college scholarships at the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. 
Apr
22
Catholic University alumnus Patrick Guetti, B.M. 2009, M.A. 2011, had the rare opportunity to perform on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City last month, after he was named a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, considered one of the most elite vocal competitions in the opera world. 
Apr
22
The Catholic University of America was recognized April 22 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College and University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Landmark Conference. 
Apr
16
Andrew V. Abela has heard all the jokes about business ethics -- two popular ones being it's an oxymoron, and it's the shortest doctoral dissertation in the world. But Abela, who teaches at The Catholic University of America in Washington, said ethics and its relationship to Catholicism is no laughing matter. 
Apr
09
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, retired four star general and former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Force and Joint Special Operations Command, will deliver the lecture "Crosslead: Adapting Organically" on April 15 as part of the School of Business and Economics' SuperCurriculum lecture series. 
Apr
08
The Spring 2014 Issue of The Catholic University of America Magazine is now available to view online. 
Apr
07
Senior biology major Paige Hicks says she is fortunate to have found an environment that allows her to study science and continue her love for music. 
Apr
05
Junior politics major Sarah Hendley has been selected as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a national academic award of up to $30,000 toward graduate studies. 
  

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