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October 8, 2004

CUA in the News

President

Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., participated in an extensive interview and gave a campus tour to Boston Catholic Television for a feature story about Catholic University that ran several times between Sept. 20 and Oct. 5. The story was part of a series titled “Catholic Destinations,” a travelogue highlighting Catholic places of interest around the country.

Father O’Connell was the featured guest in a live 30-minute interview with Michigan Catholic Radio on Sept. 20. He discussed CUA and Catholic higher education.



Administration

An Aug. 26 Washington Post newsbrief announced Julie Englund’s appointment as CUA’s new treasurer and vice president for finance and administration. Englund’s appointment was noted again in the Aug. 30 edition of the Post as well as in the Sept. 10 editions of the Chronicle of Higher Education and Washington Business Journal.

Craig Parker, general counsel, was quoted in a Sept. 9 Washington Post article about the growing practice among college students of illegally downloading music files from the Internet.



Architecture

Eric Jenkins, assistant dean, was mentioned in an Aug. 26 Washington Times article about the benefits of prefabricated, or factory-made, houses. The article noted that Jenkins has paired with Todd Ray of Washington, D.C.’s Studio 27 Architecture firm to design a prototype of a modular prefabricated house that will be manufactured entirely off-site.


Business and Economics

Kevin Forbes, chair and associate professor, was mentioned in an Aug. 12 Washington Times article about a rising field of study based on the magnetic field of the sun.


Canon Law

Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, assistant professor, was quoted in a Sept. 6 Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) article about the legal battle between members of a Boston parish and the Archdiocese of Boston over the proposed closing of their church.


Center for Planning and Information Technology

Zia Mafaher, chief information officer and executive director, was mentioned in an Aug. 24 Washington Post article about complications that could arise from Microsoft Corp.’s decision to release a major upgrade for Windows XP in the same month that students report to college campuses.


Drama

Jon Klein, visiting assistant professor, was featured in a Sept. 28 Washington Post article about some of the plays he has recently written, including “Bunnicula,” a children’s play that runs at Washington, D.C.’s Imagination Theatre through Nov. 7.


Education

Merylann Schuttloffel, associate professor, was quoted in an Aug. 19 Catholic News Service article about the growing number of Catholic school closings across the United States.


Housing

Katie Boone, director of housing and residential services, was quoted in an Aug. 30 Washington Post article about new methods colleges are using to pair like-minded individuals as freshman-year roommates.


Intensive English

Anca Nemoianu, director, was quoted in a Sept. 16 Washington Times article about the changing nature of the English language.


Law

Robert Destro, professor, was quoted in a Sept. 1 Associated Press article about a Florida Supreme Court case involving a decision by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to order the reinsertion of a brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube six days after a Florida court allowed it to be removed. Destro served as a Bush lawyer during the case and argued on behalf of the state. The article ran in several national papers including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Salt Lake Tribune. ABC News and CTV Canada also mentioned Destro in their coverage of the story.

On Aug. 24 Michael Noone, professor, appeared on the CTV television program “Good Morning Canada” and discussed the Abu Ghraib prison hearings.

He was quoted in an Aug. 26 BBC News (United Kingdom) Web article about the 5,600 members of the U.S. Army’s Individual Ready Reserves who have been called up to serve in Iraq since July 2004.

He was quoted in an Aug. 27 New York Times article about the Abu Ghraib prison hearings.

On Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 he appeared on National Public Radio to discuss the court-martial of Spc. Ryan Anderson, a National Guardsman charged with attempting to aid al Qaeda by disclosing the vulnerabilities of the M1A1 Abrams tank.

He participated in a Sept. 3 interview for Newsday (Melville, N.Y.) about an Iraqi prisoner abuse case being tried in California.


Music

An Aug. 8 Aspen Festival Orchestra performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, staged and conducted by Murry Sidlin, dean, was featured in an Aug. 10 Aspen (Colo.) Times article.

Jody Gatwood, associate professor, was quoted in an Aug. 13 Montgomery Journal (Rockville, Md.) article about the National Philharmonic Summer Chamber Music Festival in North Bethesda, Md., which included a concert featuring Gatwood playing violin. He was quoted in an Aug. 18 Montgomery Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.) article about the Aug. 19-21 festival. The festival was reviewed and Gatwood was noted in the Aug. 23 edition of The Washington Post.


Nursing

Andrea Petrovanie and Catherine Bautista, graduate students in the community/public health advanced practice nursing program, were mentioned in an Aug. 23 Nursing Spectrum article about Petrovanie’s promotion to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.


Politics

John Kenneth White, professor, participated in an Aug. 17 interview with Barron’s Magazine about the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

He was quoted in an Aug. 23 Christian Science Monitor article about advertisements produced by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that attack Sen. John Kerry and their impact in the upcoming presidential election.

He was quoted in a Sept. 7 Christian Science Monitor article about previous successes Sen. Kerry has had in coming from behind in the polls, and various strategies he has used to gain public favor before an election.

He was quoted in a Sept. 10 Globe and Mail (Canada) article about attacks launched by Democratic party supporters on President George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era record in the U.S. National Guard.

He participated in a Sept. 13 interview with National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley Show about unity in the United States.


Theology and Religious Studies

William Dinges, associate professor, was quoted in an Aug. 24 Associated Press article about a Pittsburgh-area Christian splinter congregation that rejects Catholic doctrine.

He was interviewed Aug. 27 by the French newspaper La Croix for a story about the religious right in America.

Rev. Mark Morozowich, assistant professor, was interviewed Sept. 13 by the Catholic Standard for a story about the Roman Catholic archbishop of Moscow and the Russian Orthodox Church.


Sociology

William D’Antonio, adjunct professor, was quoted in an Aug. 28 Washington Post article about the ways in which religious affiliation impacts U.S. congressmen and their policies.

Dean Hoge, professor, was quoted in an Aug. 20 Zenit News Agency article about the growing number of older, more educated and foreign-born priests in the United States.


CUA in General

The Aug. 29 Daily Record (Morristown, N.J.) mentioned statistics from a survey conducted by CUA’s Life Cycle Institute reflecting the demographic make-up of U.S. priests ordained in 2004.

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