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Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., was the subject of a Nov. 3 cover story for the Catholic Colleges & Universities section in the weekly National Catholic Reporter. The article focused on Father O’Connell’s efforts to reinvigorate CUA’s Catholic identity. 

Father O'Connell was interviewed on Washington Post Radio on Nov. 28 and on the Diane Rehm Show on Nov. 29 about Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Turkey.


Jonathan Sawyer
, associate vice president and dean of students, was interviewed Nov. 10 by The Baltimore Sun for a story about Facebook, the Daily Jolt and other Web sites where participants post comments and send messages, and how these sites are changing the way students “discuss” issues on college campuses.

Architecture and Planning

Eric Jenkins, assistant professor, was quoted in a Nov. 15 column by John Kelly in The Washington Post. The column focused on Jenkins’ class, “Design Thinking: The Classroom in the City,” which takes students to buildings in Washington, D.C., to study and sketch their architecture.

David Shove-Brown, assistant professor, was quoted in a Nov. 20 Washington Times article about the Capitol Hill School Libraries Project. The School of Architecture and Planning won the 2006 Pro Bono Publico award for redesigning the library of Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Northeast Washington, D.C., as part of the project.


Nora Heimann
, associate professor and chair, was mentioned in a Nov. 27 Washington Post article that reviewed the art exhibition “Joan of Arc” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Heimann and Laura Coyle, the exhibition’s curators, wrote an accompanying book titled Joan of Arc: Her Image in France and America.


Gary Sloan
, associate professor, was profiled in The Baltimore Sun about his one-man play "Haunted Prince: The Ghosts of Edwin Booth." He performed the play Nov. 18 at the Harford County Courthouse in Bel Air, Md., and will perform it as part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival in spring 2007.

A Nov. 16 Pennysaver (Hanover, Md.) article and a Nov. 17 Baltimore Examiner article also mentioned Sloan and his performances.

Colleen Zenk Pinter, a CUA drama alumna and actress on the soap opera “As the World Turns,” appeared on “9News Now” on WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.) Nov. 10 to promote “Love Letters,” the play she and her husband actor Mark Pinter performed at the university as a benefit to promote drama scholarships. An article in the Nov. 9 Catholic Standard mentioned the performances as well.

Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences

Pamela Clark
, research associate professor of physics, was quoted in a Technology Review (Cambridge, Mass.) article about the development of a new robot designed to explore planets and moons.


Helen Alvaré, associate professor, was a featured speaker in a Nov. 2 panel discussion on the Supreme Court and two abortion-related cases it is considering. The discussion sponsored by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and held at the National Press Club was covered by C-SPAN and broadcast Nov. 2-4. Within a week of her press club presentation, she was quoted or featured on the same issue by the Associated Press, Scripps Howard, Voice of America, WBBR-AM (New York) and KNBC-TV (Los Angeles).

Marshall Breger, professor, was quoted in an Associated Press article about a New Jersey rabbi who directs the Center for Interreligious Understanding, which organizes interfaith conferences.

Robert Destro, professor, was quoted in an Oct. 22 Denver Post article about state amendments defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Lisa Lerman, professor, was mentioned in an Oct. 1 Washington Lawyer column for her appointment to the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee.

Benjamin Mintz, professor, was mentioned in an Oct. 26 Washington Jewish Week article about Jewish book clubs.

Elizabeth Winston, assistant professor, was mentioned in an online posting on The New Republic's Web site on Oct. 31 about the trend for companies to license, rather than sell, products.


The September issue of Advance for Nurses mentioned awards Janice Agazio, assistant professor, Kathleen Buckley, associate professor, and Sister Rosemary Donley, professor, received over the summer. The article also mentioned the expert testimony of Associate Dean Mary Paterson at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee’s hearing on July 28.


Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, wrote a column in the Oct. 23 America that argued religion can be a positive force in politics.

Stephen Schneck, chair and director of the Life Cycle Institute, was interviewed for an Oct. 1 article in the Jornal do Brazil, that country’s second largest newspaper. The story focused on whether conservative Christian Evangelicals and Catholics would play as important a role in the mid-term election as they did in the 2004 presidential election. Schneck argued that the conservative religious vote was not likely to be as influential this fall and provided perspective on the political outlook for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) if she were to run for president.

He appeared as a guest in the WUSA-TV studio on Nov. 8, the morning after the national elections, to discuss voting results.

He was quoted in a Nov. 13 Bloomberg News article about Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) support for Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) as majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

John Kenneth White, professor, was interviewed Nov. 2 by USA Today for a story about the midterm elections.

He appeared on Reuters TV Nov. 7, providing commentary about the midterm elections as voters were casting their ballots.

White was interviewed Nov. 8 by The Wall Street Journal for a story about the Catholic vote in the midterm elections.

He was quoted in a Nov. 13 Associated Press article about the decline of New England Republicans. The article was picked up by papers across the country as well as The International Herald Tribune.

C-SPAN covered the Oct. 23 lecture, “Safeguarding America: National Security in the 21st Century” by Tim Roemer, a member of the 9/11 Commission and former U.S. Congressman. The lecture was sponsored by the International Affairs and the Congressional and Presidential Studies programs of the Department of Politics.


The Oct. 5 A.D. Times (Allentown, Pa.) featured an article about Provost John Convey’s Sept. 11 speech titled “Catholic Identity: The Value-Added and Essential Component for Catholic Education” at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.


Morris Berman, adjunct professor, was mentioned in an Oct. 29 Dallas Morning News article about his speculation on America’s “demise.” Berman’s book Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire argues the country could be mimicking the final days of ancient Rome.

Dean Hoge, professor emeritus, was quoted in a Nov. 1 Buffalo News article about foreign-born priests coming to Catholic dioceses in the United States.

He was interviewed Nov. 2 by The Baltimore Sun about the recently completed $32 million renovation of Baltimore’s Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the rationale for it at a time when there are more parishioners in the suburbs than in the city.

Theology and Religious Studies

An Oct. 22 Sooner Catholic article mentioned that Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, will give a speech at the 45th Annual Southwest Liturgical Conference in Oklahoma City in January.

Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, wrote a column on Oct. 18 for titled “Return to Sender” about a California bill proposing assisted suicide. He wrote another article for on Nov. 1 about Halloween and All Saint’s Day traditions in the Christian religion. Capizzi is a regular contributor to the Web site.

William Dinges, associate professor, was quoted in an Oct. 28 article in The Wichita Eagle about Americans’ beliefs in paranormal activity.

William Loewe, associate professor, was quoted in a Nov. 7 San Francisco Chronicle story about the movie “Color of the Cross.” The film depicts Jesus as a black man and suggests the Crucifixion could have been racially motivated.

Rev. Paul McPartlan, visiting associate professor, appeared on CNN on Nov. 28 to discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Turkey.


Mohammed Abuabat
, an accounting major, was quoted in a Nov. 11 Washington Post article about the increase in the number of Saudi students studying at American universities.

Junior Chris Evans was mentioned in a Sept. 14 Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.) column about siblings who share things.

Sam Kean, a graduate student, wrote an article about the sainthood bid for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a former CUA professor, in the Oct. 27 Chronicle of Higher Education.

CUA in General

The Arlington Catholic Herald ran a story Oct. 19 about the annual alumni awards banquet held at the university during Homecoming and Reunions Weekend.

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