The dedication of Catholic University's newly renovated LEED-certified Father O'Connell Hall was held Oct. 17 under bright blue skies on the first day of Cardinal Weekend, the University's annual celebration of homecoming and reunions. And as noted by University President John Garvey, the ceremony marked an extra special homecoming.
Eleven items from Catholic University's Semitics/ICOR (Institute of Christian Oriental Research) Library have been loaned to the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery for an exhibit titled "Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips."
Catholic University's German Studies Program within the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will host a week of events, Oct. 20 through 24, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Catholic University of America is included in the 2015 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by The Cardinal Newman Society recommending 27 Catholic colleges, universities, and higher education programs for their strong Catholic identity.
Andrew Simpson, music professor, composed the musical score for a short film discovered by the Library of Congress of the Washington Senator's in game 7 of the 1924 World Series.
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Sharon Christman, soprano, and Ivo Kaltchev, piano. To read more about them, click the link above.
After years of writing and editing, three graduate students in the Department of Drama's M.F.A. playwriting program are seeing their original plays come to life this semester at college campuses in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The sweeping score of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel will come to life this fall as the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its fall musical on stage at The Catholic University of America's newly renovated Hartke Theatre.
The Catholic University of America Knights of Columbus Council 9542 was honored with a top award this weekend when it was named this year's Outstanding College Council during the 2014 Knights of Columbus College Councils Conference in New Haven, Conn. The award, which is given annually, honors a university council for its "exemplary accomplishments and service."
Capital Fest 2014, a concert for Catholic University students featuring the band Walk the Moon, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., on the University Lawn.
Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci will give the 2nd Annual John Oh Memorial Lecture on the North Korea Nuclear Issue, on Monday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. For more information click the link above.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, the University will collect food waste for composting in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Student volunteers will be present near new receptacles for landfill waste and recyclable and compostable materials to help members of the community learn what materials belong in each bin.
Over the weekend of Sept. 12 to 14, approximately 270 first-year students took part in the Office of Campus Ministry's Freshman Retreat at Sandy Hill Camp in North East, Md. The weekend featured talks, fellowship, prayer, and games. Freshman Retreat Team Leader Angela Fragale, a sophomore international business major and Spanish minor from the Bronx, N.Y., and freshmen Mary Margaret Olohan, an English major from Warrenton, Va., Christa Nuno, a nursing major from San Gabriel, Calif., and David Fisher, a marketing and politics major from Highland, Md., reflect on their experiences at the retreat.
Pope Francis has named Most Rev. Blase Cupich, S.T.L. 1980, S.T.D. 1980, bishop of Spokane, to be the new archbishop of Chicago. He will succeed Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., M.A. 1965. Every U.S. cardinal who currently leads an archdiocese is an alumnus of The Catholic University of America.
The Catholic University of America School of Philosophy presents its 47th annual Fall Lecture Series, which this year explores the theme of music and philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Catholic University of America Magazine takes readers inside a student mission trip. It also explores the relevance of Latin in today's world.
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.