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June 16, 2000

CUA Biochemistry Student
Receives Gates Scholarship

A junior studying biochemistry at CUA has been selected as one of the first recipients of the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Hoai An Truong, of Gaithersburg, Md., recently learned he will receive one of 4,000 scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The scholarships benefit minority students concentrating on math, science and education. More than 60,000 students were nominated for the scholarships. See story.

Conferences, Programs Keep Summer Busy at CUA

From prospective architects to aspiring opera singers, participants in summer programs find adventures and enrichment at CUA in the summer. See story.

Summer Opera Presents
Madama Butterfly

The Summer Opera Theatre Company, affiliated with CUA’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, brings Puccini’s tragic love story to the Hartke Theatre. Denise Gallo, assistant professor of music, offers a free lecture on the opera at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, an hour before the Wednesday evening production. Weekend performances are 8 p.m. Friday, June 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Ticket information: 319-4400.

UK Students Gain Insights
In Summer Politics Program

College students from the United Kingdom will get a taste of American politics this summer, as they converge on Washington to work directly with representatives from the U.S. Congress; their American counterparts are getting a taste of British politics at the same time in this CUA Department of Politics Exchange Program.

See story.

Q&A

CUA’s Geoff Pingree: Exploring Life Through Documentaries

Geoff Pingree discusses the documentary that earned him an Emmy Award, his work at CUA and upcoming projects. See story.

View a clip from his new project Apocrypha

People

The American Chemical Society tapped Diane Bunce to provide testimony on proposed legislation to enhance math and science education. See People.

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Inside CUA Online, the newspaper for the CUA community, is produced every two weeks by the Office of Public Affairs. For questions or comments, contact Rosemary Harty, editor, at 319-6973 or by e-mail: leect@cua.edu.