Cardinal James A. Hickey received an honorary degree during CUA’s 111th commencement May 13. NBC broadcaster Jodi Applegate gave the commencement address. Some 1,096 graduates were awarded diplomas in separate ceremonies throughout the day. See story.

Law School Commencement

Major General William Suter, the Clerk of Court for the United States Supreme Court, will address graduates of The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. The ceremony will be held May 27 in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and will be taped for broadcast on C-SPAN.


Meet Carmen Nanko, a CUA alumna who has been providing the sign language interpretation for CUA’s commencement for 20 years. Also, a CUA professor has won two prestigious grants to support research in Ireland this summer. See the People section.

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President Appoints New Public Affairs Director

Victor Nakas joins CUA as director of the Office of Public Affairs and university spokesman. See story.

Summer at CUA

The sun is out, the humidity is climbing and several offices and services at CUA change their hours for the summer. Here's a complete listing of when you can grab a meal, work out or check out a book at Mullen library. See story.

Records Management

A Metropolitan College summer institute offers a comprehensive overview of electronic records management. See story.

Graduate Volunteers

Marisa Rogers is just one of 13 CUA students who will spend a year or more after graduation as a full-time volunteer. What makes students bypass a terrific job market to work for nothing? See story.