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March 4, 2005

From the President's Desk
Father O'Connell reports on the American Cardinals Dinner, CUA scholarships and good news about CUA students.  See the president's column.

Making the Professions Moral?
Symposium Wrestles With the How-To's
The idea that the professions should work for the betterment of society may be on the wane. But that idea is central to a Catholic understanding of work — so central that a dozen CUA deans and professors will spend March 11 grappling with how to prepare professionals to lead more altruistic lives. See story.


HR Specialist by Day, Rock Star by Night
Laura Burhenn, an alumna and CUA employee, is rapidly becoming a musical success. Last year she won three Wammie nominations (Washington's version of the Grammies) — for best new artist, best rock recording and best rock vocalist. See story.

Boning Up With Crab Shells...
at Professor Wilson's BONE/CRAB Lab
When engineering Assistant Professor Otto Wilson looks at a pile of crab shells he doesn't see the remnants of a seafood dinner. He sees the raw material that might be used to repair people's bones. See story.

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