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Sep
18
Catholic University alumna Pamela O. Long, M.S.W. 1971, was among 21 "geniuses" named to the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows. The announcement came from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Sept. 17.
Sep
18
Philosophy Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart was recently honored by the University of Dayton with its 2014 Marianist Award. Named for the religious order that founded the University of Dayton, the award "recognizes a Roman Catholic whose work has made a major contribution to the intellectual life," according to the event program. 
Sep
16
The School of Engineering received a special visitor Sept. 8, as Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen, auxiliary bishop of Toronto, was honored during a special lunch in Pangborn Hall. Prior to becoming a priest, Bishop Nguyen -- born in Saigon, Vietnam -- earned his bachelor's in applied science in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto. 
Sep
16
Even though many Catholic University students weren't in classes over the summer, they didn't take a break from learning. As the days lengthened and the temperatures rose, many students spent their time gaining career experience through valuable internships and volunteer positions related to their majors. Click to learn about  four students who put their summer breaks to good use by building their résumés. 
Sep
12
The School of Architecture and Planning (CUArch) announces its 2014 Walton Critic, architect Eliana Bórmida. She will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., on Architecture and Nature in the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies' Koubek Auditorium. 
Sep
10
At Catholic University's annual Convocation, held Sept. 10 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, first-year students were formally received into the academic community. 
Sep
10
Elizabeth Denholm, a senior art history major, spent the fall semester of her junior year in the Czech Republic. The summer before going away, she worked as an intern at Washington, D.C.'s Transformer Gallery. When she returned from abroad in January, the staff at the gallery wanted to meet with her. To Denholm's surprise, they offered her a part-time job as program assistant. 
Sep
09
A ceremony will be held at CUA's Crough Center on Sept. 15 to acknowledge the building being designated LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified. It is the first building in the world to be certified by students as part of a formal course. 
Sep
09
Members of the University and Washington, D.C. area communities will enjoy a more comfortable theatre experience this semester at Hartke Theatre, thanks to the many renovations and updates recently completed at the building, including new carpets and refurbished theatre seats. 
Sep
08
Rita R. Colwell, who served as the first female director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will be the keynote speaker for the Department of Biology's annual graduate student research symposium on Friday, Sept. 12.
Sep
04
The Catholic University of America Magazine takes readers inside a student mission trip. It also explores the relevance of Latin in today's world. 
Aug
27
Every year, millions of Catholics across the country contribute to the National Collection for The Catholic University of America through their parishes, usually held in September. The collection raises millions of dollars that go directly to support student financial aid at The Catholic University of America. 
Aug
25
There were a few special touches in Catholic University Professor of Drama Gary Sloan's recent production of "Macbeth."
Aug
22
In an effort to decrease landfill waste, the University's Office of Facilities Operations has partnered with Waste Management, North America's largest residential recycler, to improve recycling efforts on campus. 
Aug
22
Though they never knew each other before joining The Catholic University of America's faculty during the 2013-14 academic year, Nancy Adleman and Sahana Kukke had very similar life paths to get to the University. 
Aug
21
The Catholic University of America campus burst to life the morning of Aug. 21 as hundreds of freshmen from around the country moved into their residence halls for the first time. As minivans and SUVs loaded with personal belongings pulled onto campus, hundreds of Orientation advisers, residence advisers (RAs), and staff members were on hand to fill one room after another with boxes of clothing, textbooks, bedding, and toiletries. 
Aug
18
Julia Young, B.A. 2001, has long been familiar with The Catholic University of America. When she was a child, she and her siblings used to run up and down the stairs of Caldwell Hall or hang out on the University Mall. Sometimes she could be found in a classroom, listening to a lecture by her mother, Robin Darling Young, who was then an assistant professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studies. 
Aug
14
Chigomezyo Ngwira, a research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at The Catholic University of America, will receive the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science for Solutions award in December for his research of geomagnetically induced current (GIC) effects under strong and extreme geomagnetic conditions. 
Aug
12
Meghan Walsh, B.A. 2011, recalls that she was initially nervous on her first day on the job this June as a rookie police officer in Boston. "It was a bit overwhelming, like a first day of school. During roll call, the four of us [newly graduated officers] stood in a corner," she says.
Aug
11
For the past eight months, members of a multidisciplinary team of Catholic University undergraduates have been hard at work researching, building, and testing a 29-inch-tall machine that can track its surroundings, take photos, and self-regulate its temperature. Now, they are ready for their next step: launching their project into space, with the help of a large high altitude NASA research balloon. 
Aug
07
Charles Nguyen, dean of the School of Engineering at The Catholic University of America, will receive the 2014 Asian Heritage Award in Opportunity at the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Awards Gala, Nov. 22, at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. 
Aug
04
Senior Quinn Martin was fortunate enough to land an internship with an unexpected employer, Community Family Life Services, a small nonprofit that is located in the city.
Aug
04
For the second consecutive summer, The Catholic University of America has been selected to host a professional European soccer team as their pre-season training venue. Last summer CUA welcomed Chelsea Football Club and this summer F.C. Internazionale Milano made Catholic its home base. 
Aug
01
The Catholic University of America Department of Drama will present the following performances for the 2014-2015 academic year. 
Jul
21
Shenandoah University's women's basketball program announced that Meghan Sullivan, M.S.M. 2014, will join newly appointed Hornets' head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft as her lead assistant. 
Jul
18
Barnes&Noble Booksellers at The Catholic University of America marks its opening in Monroe Street Market with a celebration on Monday, July 28, that includes a book signing by Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier, live music, and a sale on items throughout the store. 
Jul
17
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver a policy address on the nation's values at The Catholic University of America Wednesday, July 23. Titled "Strong Values for a Strong America," the senator's speech will address what he perceives as the breakdown of American families, the erosion of values, and the impact these cultural issues have on economic life. 
Jul
17
Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics, was one of six Brazilian professionals recently honored for their contributions around the world. De Mello was named the 2013 Professional of the Year for her work in the field of technology, information, and communication.
Jul
15
Taylor Boozan, B.A. 2014, has already found a place in the high-glamour world of New York City, working in fashion public relations. 
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. 
  

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