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.
There were a few special touches in Catholic University Professor of Drama Gary Sloan's recent production of "Macbeth."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Catholic University of America Department of Drama will present the following performances for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taylor Boozan, B.A. 2014, has already found a place in the high-glamour world of New York City, working in fashion public relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University Archives added links last month to PDF scans of original documents found in two of its collections.
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.
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.
The one-woman show will premiere in New York City and tell the story of civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo.
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."