Commencement Features New CUA Chancellor

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor, returned to his alma mater and former workplace to address the class of 2001 at Catholic University’s 112th Commencement exercises. More than 1,000 degrees were conferred. See story.


No Sleepy Summer

at Catholic University

Don’t be fooled by the relative quiet and available parking on campus – CUA is far from empty this summer. In addition to students enrolled for summer session classes and workshops, the campus will host approximately 50 groups from around the United States and abroad for lodging, conferences and meetings. See story.


Inside Returns This Fall

After a brief summer hiatus, Inside CUA Online will return at the beginning of the fall semester. Until then, have a great summer – and keep sending those story ideas and information about recent publications, awards or speaking engagements to Chris Harrison, editor, at or call 202-319-6976.

Input Needed on Intellectual Property Policy

CUA is crafting an intellectual property policy to address new technology and online “courseware” created on campus. Provost John Convey and CUA legal counsel are seeking input from faculty and staff on the draft policy, which will define which materials belong to individual professors, staff and students and which ones belong to the university. See Research.


The Shows Go On at
CUA This Summer

Art, music and theater performances will go on throughout the summer at Catholic University, with a full schedule of summer opera, an alumnus exhibit in the Salve Regina Gallery, an August theater performance and musical theater from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s summer workshop for children. See schedule.


The Rev. Andy Buechele’s Multifaceted Ministry

The Rev. Andy Buechele directs one of the labs at CUA’s Vitreous State Laboratory, where scientists are developing new ways to contain radioactive waste. But Father Buechele isn’t just a priest and a scientist. He’s also a marathon runner, has worked extensively with at-risk children, is something of an expert on exotic birds and is known in some circles as a master of origami. His interests are diverse, but a common thread runs throughout. See People.


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