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Monsignor Ronny E. Jenkins, associate professor, canon law, was appointed associate general secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Dec. 15, 2005. The appointment is effective Feb. 3, 2006.


Awards and Honors

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen, adjunct professor, sociology, was honored by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights (Boston) as one of 10 recipients of the center’s Outstanding Book Awards, which were announced in December 2005. His book was named one of the "Best Books of 2005” by The Washington Post Book World.

Judith Walter, 2005 Ph.D. graduate of the National Catholic School of Social Service, was a candidate for the 2005 Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award given by the Society for Social Work Research. She was one of three individuals to receive Honorable Mention recognition for her dissertation. Barbara Early, associate professor, served as thesis adviser for Walter, who is now a NCSSS lecturer.

The CUA women's soccer team posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning The National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2004-05 school year. This is the second year in a row that the CUA women’s soccer team has won this award.

On the Road

Very Rev. David M.
O’Connell, C.M., president, attended the Jan. 5-6 U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education, hosted at the State Department building in Washington, D.C., by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Both President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush addressed the summit, which was attended by about 100 college and university leaders from across the country.

During the week of Jan. 9-13, Father O’Connell attended a meeting of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome. He is one of only two U.S.-based consultors to the Congregation, which is responsible for oversight of Catholic seminaries, universities and schools.

Marshall Breger, professor, law, co-sponsored a Jan. 3-4 international conference at Haifa University (Jerusalem) discussing Israeli-Palestinian coexistence.

Michael Gorman, assistant professor, philosophy, is one of nine Americans invited to participate in the Sino-American Symposium in Philosophy and Religious Studies, scheduled for July 2006 at Wuhan University in China. Gorman will deliver a lecture on medieval thought.

Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, politics, gave a presentation on global terrorism and the preventive use of military force in Iraq at a colloquium convened by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on International Policy at Georgetown University on Nov. 11.

Charles Tryon, visiting assistant professor, media studies, gave a presentation titled "The Difficult Politics of the Hollywood Art Film: Allegorizing Torture in ‘The Jacket,’ " on Dec. 30 at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Washington, D.C.

Stephen Wright, professor, English, gave a plenary lecture titled "What's So English About Early English Drama?  East Anglian Miracle Plays and Their Continental Counterparts" at the Fourth Annual Medieval English Symposium held at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland), Nov. 27 and 28, 2005.


The November issue of the U.S. Department of State’s electronic journal on U.S. society and values focused on the topic of U.S. colleges and universities. Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president, was invited by the editor to submit an essay on religiously affiliated higher education institutions in the United States.

Kiran Bhutani, professor, mathematics, wrote a book titled Fuzzy Group Theory published by Springer Press in 2005.

Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, assistant professor, National Catholic School of Social Service, wrote an op-ed column about the dangers of smoking for the Nov. 17 issue of The (Washington) Examiner. She is a member of the board of directors of the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society.

Phillip Henderson, associate professor, politics, wrote a chapter titled “Abraham Lincoln and His Cabinet,” that appears in Lincoln's American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives, edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri and published by Potomac Books (Washington, D.C.) in 2005.

Stephen J. McKenna, chair and director of the Rhetoric Program, wrote a book titled Adam Smith: The Rhetoric of Propriety, which was published by SUNY Press (New York) in December 2005.

Leslie Tentler, professor, history, wrote an essay on book reviews for the Dec. 2, 2005, issue of Commonweal (New York) magazine.

Terrance Williams, associate dean for graduate studies in architecture, wrote an article on population density and urban sprawl that appeared in the Nov. 18 inaugural issue of the Washington Business Journal’s quarterly supplement “On Site.”


Politics Ph.D candidate Stergos C. Kaloudis wrote a chapter titled “Geo-economics and the New Russian Foreign policy in Ukraine” for International Research on Global Affairs, edited by Gregory T. Papanikos and published in 2005 by ATINER press (Athens, Greece).


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