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Apr
23
M.F.A. playwriting candidate Tearrance Chisholm has always been driven to create. Today that drive comes through in his original plays exploring the African-American experience. But as a child growing up in St. Louis, Chisholm spent a lot of time working on art projects. 
Apr
23
Earlier this month Catholic University hosted a Holi Festival, a colorful Hindu celebration in the spring to celebrate love and new beginnings. Check out photos by clicking the link above. 
Apr
22
The Catholic University of America has been recognized as a 2014 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation -- the fourth consecutive year the University has earned the distinction.
Apr
21
America's Catholic cardinals will gather in St. Louis on Friday, April 24, to raise money for college scholarships at the 26th American Cardinals Dinner. The dinner is preceded by Mass, which will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard, at 4:30 p.m. that day. 
Apr
21
In honor of its 100 anniversary, The Catholic Historical Review, the journal founded at The Catholic University of America in April 1915, has published two special centennial issues. 
Apr
20
After 53 years of coaching men's tennis at CUA, Marty Dowd had his last home match on Saturday. 
Apr
20
Longtime Catholic University drama professor John C. "Jack" Carr, who taught at CUA from 1964 to 1994, was recently honored posthumously with a Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award and a $10,000 grant that will go to the Department of Drama. 
Apr
15
The Clothesline Project, which bears witness to violence against women, will hang over the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Patio for six days in April. 
Apr
14
Catholic University students, alumni, and faculty performed in one of Washington's most notable venues Sunday night during the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, a full orchestral and choral program held in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 
Apr
13
Alumni who have not visited CUA's Brookland campus in a few years may be in for a surprise. Click the link above to look at the transformation of South Campus. St. Bonaventure Hall along with residence halls Conaty, Spalding, and Spellman were razed to make way for the Monroe Street Market mixed-use development. Take a look at the change over the past five years. 
Mar
31
Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author and suspense novelist, will address the Class of 2015 at the 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 16. Catholic University's Commencement will be held outdoors on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 
Mar
30
The best day of Caroline Johnson's spring break was spent with Gilberto, a Costa Rican man with serve physical and cognitive impairments. They played soccer in a grassy area outside a convent in Alajuela, Costa Rica, where Johnson lived the week of spring break while on a mission trip with other Catholic University students. 
Mar
25
Scientific discoveries can be made by those who are not afraid of making mistakes. That was the message given to a room of astronomers and members of the Catholic University community last week when CUA hosted an astrophysics seminar organized by the Vatican Observatory Foundation. 
Mar
25
On Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music returns to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall to present a full orchestral and choral program that includes current students as well as alumni, and features the world premiere of an orchestral fanfare by CUA undergraduate student Matthew Yost. The program also includes Carmina Burana and selections from West Side Story and Rodeo. The music school has a long history of performing at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, having been one of the first universities to perform there beginning in 1972 soon after the Center opened. 
Mar
11
Catholic University's production of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece Rigoletto March 19 through 22 at Hartke Theatre promises "an intimacy and immediacy" not found at larger venues in the Washington, D.C., area. 
Mar
09
Sang Wook Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was recently named a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award. Lee's award includes five years of financial support for his research, totaling $500,445 and beginning March 1. 
Mar
09
Kelly Barry, a senior from Voorhees, N.J., loves Walt Disney World in Florida. She and her family have vacationed there every year for as long as she can remember. During one of those trips, Barry noticed the cast members' name tags. Most of them had where they were from, but some had the name of a college instead. And that's when she learned about the Disney College Program, and set her sights on one day participating in it. 
Mar
02
Bishop Richard Moth visited Catholic University for the first time Feb. 24. The bishop, Chair of the Board of Governors for St. Mary's University in London, came to discuss the expansion of Catholic University's partnership with his institution. St. Mary's, a Catholic university, hosts CUA students for semester and yearlong stays. Bishop Moth visited with President John Garvey and Mario Ortiz, associate provost for international affairs, during his stay. 
Mar
02
As March Madness begins, Catholic University's Department of Athletics has reason for celebration. 
Feb
27
Catholic University students lined up outside the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Room more than a half hour early to get seats for speaker Mike Domitrz's Feb. 23 talk titled "Can I Kiss You?" One student wore her "Can I Kiss You?" T-shirt, coming for the second time to hear Domitrz speak about respectful dating practices. 
Jan
14
As part of its anniversary season, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music has numerous special performances planned for 2015. 
  

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