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November 5, 2004

CUA in the News




Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., was quoted in an Oct. 15 Washington Business Journal news brief announcing that CUA would give an honorary doctorate to Robert Prince, founder of Duratek Inc. — a company that specializes in processing, transporting and disposing of radioactive materials. Prince received his honorary degree on Oct. 19.


Father O’Connell also was quoted in Oct. 24 Associated Press and Oct. 25 Catholic News Service obituaries for Cardinal James A. Hickey, retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., who passed away on Oct. 24.



Canon Law


Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, assistant professor, was quoted in a Sept. 24 Journal News (Westchester, N.Y.) article about a New York priest’s refusal to step down as parish pastor despite the requests of Cardinal Edward Egan. The priest has been accused of alienating his parish’s school community by a group of parishioners who are active in the school.

He was quoted in an Oct. 18 Journal News article about a series of October retreats led by Cardinal Egan that brought together New York priests to discuss current implications of the Church’s sex abuse scandal.


He was quoted in an Oct. 19 Washington Times article about recent efforts by a canon lawyer to press for Sen. John Kerry’s excommunication from the Catholic Church due to his support of abortion rights.





Diane Bunce, associate professor, and her undergraduate course titled Chemistry in Our Lives were featured in an Oct. 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article about college professors who encourage students to come to class dressed in costumes relating to course material during the week of Halloween.


She was interviewed on Oct. 29 by WAMU-FM Radio (Washington, D.C.) on the same topic. The Oct. 30 Washington Times ran photos of her and one of her students dressed in costume for the class.





Aaron Fishbone, assistant director of the CUA Debate Team, was interviewed Oct. 1 by WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.) for the station’s coverage of the Sept. 30 U.S. presidential debate. Fishbone offered commentary on the debating styles of President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry.





Uyen Nguyen, lecturer of biomedical engineering, was featured in an article in the Sept. 20 issue of Health & Medicine Week (Atlanta) about his recent study titled “Numerical Evaluation of Heating of the Human Head Due to Magnetic Resonance Imaging” and published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. The article also ran in the Sept. 22 issue of Biotech Week (Atlanta).


CUA was noted in the September issue of Construction Specifier (Alexandria, Va.) as the host of the 17th annual American Society of Civil Engineers/Master Builders, Inc., National Concrete Canoe Competition.





Robert Destro, professor, was quoted in a Sept. 19 National Catholic Register (New Haven, Conn.) article about the 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 lawyer for Bush during the case, arguing on behalf of the state at the Aug. 31 hearing.


The Columbus School of Law was noted as the host and sponsor of the Oct. 4-5 “Ethics, Public Policy and Law: The Stem Cell Debate in the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany” conference in Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 Catholic News Service (Washington, D.C.) articles devoted to the conference. CUA and the conference also were mentioned in an Oct. 14 United Press International article about stem-cell research policy.





The School of Philosophy’s 2004 Fall Lecture Series on weakness of will was noted in the Sept. 17 Washington Times and the Sept. 23 Washington Sun.





Stephen Schneck, chair and associate professor, was quoted in an October Bloomberg Web article about President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in New Jersey, a state that traditionally supports Democratic candidates.

John Kenneth White
, professor, discussed the Catholic vote on the Sept. 27 “WBUR News” program on WBUR-FM (Boston). He also was interviewed Sept. 28 by Agence France-Presse about the impact of the Catholic vote on the U.S. presidential election.


He was quoted in a Sept. 29 Christian Science Monitor (Boston) article previewing the Sept. 30 presidential debate between Bush and Kerry.


C-SPAN aired footage of his Oct. 14 politics class, titled National Elections, that included an extensive question-and-answer session relating to the Oct. 13 U.S. presidential debate.


He was quoted in an Oct. 17 San Francisco Chronicle article about the lack of attention that the U.S. presidential candidates have paid to traditional Christian values during their campaigns.


He was interviewed on Oct. 26 for the ABC News  program “Nightline.”



Theology and Religious Studies


Michael Weigl, assistant professor, was quoted extensively in an Oct. 14 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article about the first commandment: “I am the Lord your God: You shall not have strange gods before me.”





Dean Hoge, professor, was quoted in a Sept. 26 New York Times article about the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a small order based in Yonkers, N.Y., whose jam band helps them preach to young Catholics.



CUA in General


Catholic University was recommended as a university with a strong Catholic identity in the Sept. 26 National Catholic Register’s 2004 college guide.


CUA was noted in a Sept. 28 Wall Street Journal article about the growing number of families buying insurance that covers tuition if a student has to leave school unexpectedly.
The Sept. 30 Catholic Standard noted CUA in an article about the Sept. 24-25 Eucharistic Congress at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The congress included a candlelit procession though CUA’s campus, ending at the Raymond A. DuFour (Athletic) Center where all-night Eucharistic Adoration was held.


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