Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., CUA president, appeared Dec. 15 on the ABC News program "20/20" to talk about the history and theology of the Nativity story (i.e., the birth of Jesus Christ).
Father O’Connell was quoted in a Jan. 9 Catholic News Service article about Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., who received the Patronal Medal awarded by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America on Dec. 8. Father O’Connell spoke at the Mass at the Shrine when the medal was presented.
Susan Pervi, vice president for student life, was quoted in a front-page Jan. 16 Washington Times story about CUA staff, student and faculty participation in this year’s Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. About 30 CUA students spent the day cleaning Lemon G. Hine Junior High School in southeast Washington, D.C., in memory of the civil rights leader's birthday. A photo of student Genelle Schuler ran on the front page with the story.
Architecture and Planning
A Dec. 7 Washington Post article profiled the Capitol Hill School Libraries Project, as part of which the School of Architecture and Planning redesigned the library of Stuart-Hobson Middle School in northeast D.C.
Monsignor Thomas Green, professor, was quoted in a Nov. 17 New York Post article about allegations that witnesses at a priest’s sexual abuse trial would be excommunicated if they discussed their testimony outside of Church hearings about the case.
Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, adjunct associate professor, was interviewed for a Nov. 2 Catholic News Service article about a book he co-wrote, Dignitas Connubii: Norms and Commentary. The book is the first English-language commentary on the Vatican’s norms issued on the Church’s marriage annulment process. He also was quoted in a Nov. 26 Our Sunday Visitor article about Dignitas Connubii.
Center for Planning and Information Technology
Saiid Ganjalizadeh, assistant director for instructional services, was mentioned in a Dec. 1 Campus Technology article about the annual Educause conference in Dallas in October 2006. He was part of a panel discussion titled “Pioneering New Territory and Technologies.”
Helen Alvaré, associate professor, was quoted in a Nov. 26 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about the prospects for the pro-life movement following the mid-term elections in November.
Marshall Breger, professor, was quoted in a December Moment article about the history of Jews in Iran.
Robert Destro, professor, appeared on CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now” and “Prime News with Erica Hill” on Jan. 4 to discuss the first Muslim elected to Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).
Richard Dieter, lecturer, was quoted in a Jan. 13 News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) article about a local case in which six young adults face the death penalty for the murder of two young men.
Clifford Fishman, professor, was quoted in a Nov. 1 Law Enforcement Technology article about the increasing use of the Global Positioning System to track criminal offenders.
Library and Information Science
Carrie Gardner, assistant professor, was quoted in a Dec. 18 Associated Press article about the controversy over libraries adding graphic novels to their collections. Graphic novels present stories, sometimes with mature themes, in a comic book style.
Life Cycle Institute
A Dec. 17 National Catholic Register article announced the appointment of John Zogby as the institute’s first senior fellow.
Murry Sidlin, dean and professor, was featured in the December 2006/January 2007 Julliard Journal about his efforts to attract audiences to classical music and his conducting of the Julliard Orchestra at the school in December.
Katerina Souvorova, opera coach, was quoted in a Dec. 20 Gazette (Maryland) article about a performance of Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” at Randolph Road Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.
The Dec. 7 Catholic Standard ran a photo of CUA’s annual Christmas Concert for Charity held in conjunction with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at the Basilica on Dec. 1. EWTN-TV broadcast the Christmas concert on Dec. 17, 21, 23 and 24.
Barbara Moran, assistant professor, was featured in a Jan. 8 Washington Times article about the shortage of nurses facing the United States as baby boomers age. The article also announced her election as the 2008 president of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. The Washington Post also ran an announcement on Jan. 8 of her election to this organization.
She was quoted in a Jan. 11 Catholic News Service article about President George W. Bush’s new plan to send more troops to Iraq.
John Kenneth White, professor and Life Cycle Institute fellow, and Matthew Green, assistant professor, were quoted in a Nov. 13 Catholic News Service story about the number of pro-life Democrats in Congress.
White was quoted in a Dec. 21 Zogby International article about a recent study which found that Americans’ attitudes toward multiracial political candidates are changing.
He appeared on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” on Jan. 4 to discuss the role religion will play in the new Congress.
Dean Hoge, professor emeritus and Life Cycle Institute fellow, was quoted in a Nov. 26 Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) article about the growing size of Catholic parishes.
He was quoted in a Dec. 11 Bloomington Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) article about courses set up to counsel pastors who experience stress and isolation.
Hoge was quoted in a Jan. 6 San Antonio Express-News article about a seminary in San Antonio that prepares seminarians to minister to Latino parishioners.
A Jan. 7 National Catholic Register article mentioned a study by Hoge that found the paper had become one of the most influential publications for new priests.
Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor and Life Cycle Institute fellow, was interviewed Nov. 20 on the WETA-FM program “The Intersection” for a segment about a move by two Episcopal churches in Virginia to sever ties with the Episcopal Church.
He was quoted in a Nov. 10 Catholic News Service article about sales of “Economic Justice for All,” the U.S. bishops’ pastoral letter on the moral role Catholics should play in the economy.
Theology and Religious Studies
Rev. John Paul Heil, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 15 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the identities of the wise men who visited Jesus after his birth.
Stephen Lilienthal contributed an article on Jan. 9 to Human Events Online about the risks facing children of single-parent families.
John Naugle, a graduate student in sacred theology, was mentioned in a Jan. 5 Pittsburgh Catholic article about the Crossroads Foundation, which helps students attend Catholic high schools.
Michael Powell, a Medieval and Renaissance literature graduate student, was mentioned in a Dec.10 National Catholic Register article about the film “Chorus.” The film, which Powell wrote and directed, is about college students trying to make a difference in the world.
Jessica Raven, a sophomore art history major, and Kate Robinson, a freshman psychology major, were photographed and quoted in a Jan. 7 New York Times article about students using audio antiques to decorate their residence hall rooms. Robinson used record covers that belonged to her mother and aunt to decorate her room. James Duggan, a sophomore politics major, took the photograph of Raven and Robinson.
CUA Ballroom Competitive Dance Team partners Patrick Simon, a junior music composition major, and Jillian Harding, a junior politics major, were featured on WUSA-TV on Dec. 19. The story focused on how Simon also plays on the school’s intramural hockey team.
Paul Waters-Smith was mentioned in a Jan. 3 Herald Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.) article about a local TV program he and his friend created. The show combines political discussions by teenagers with comedy sketches.
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