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October, 2019

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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.

Robert Sullivan, vice president for university development, was quoted in a Dec. 8 Catholic News Service article about monetary donations by Catholics during the Christmas season. The article was published in various U.S. Catholic newspapers.

Architecture and Planning

Iris Miller
, adjunct associate professor, was mentioned in a Dec. 11 online posting by Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher. The column focused on a new architecture journal which argues that Washington, D.C., lacks an architectural identity and style, a viewpoint Fisher endorses.

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.


Nora Heimann
, chair and associate professor, was mentioned in a Nov. 27 Epoch Times article about the art exhibition “Joan of Arc” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Heimann was quoted in a Dec. 7 Catholic Standard article about the exhibit. 

Canon Law

Rev. John Beal III
, professor, delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Canon Law Society of America in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 9-12, which was quoted in an Oct. 27 Compass (Green Bay, Wis.) article about the convention and its theme of how to strengthen Church consultation.

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.”


Veryl V. Miles
, dean and professor, was quoted in a Nov. 30 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article about the trend at some law schools of giving greater weight to education than experience when hiring new professors.

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.

N. Thomas Pedersen, lecturer, was quoted in a Nov. 29 Gazette (Maryland) article about actor Brad Nacht, who graduated from CUA in 2004 with a degree in music.

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.


Janice Agazio
, assistant professor, and Cindy Grandjean, assistant professor, were quoted in a Nov. 6 Advance for Nurses article about the opportunities for nurses living in the Washington, D.C., area.

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.


Stephen Schneck
, chair and associate professor, and director of the Life Cycle Institute, was quoted in a Jan. 17 Bloomberg News article about how Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's limited experience in national politics will both help and hurt his chances for the presidency.

Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor and Life Cycle Institute associate fellow, wrote a column for the Nov. 20 issue of America about the role intentions play when we try to help others. Her Dec. 11 column focused on the need to protect children living in poverty. Her column, “Morality Matters,” appears regularly in the magazine.

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.


James Youniss
, professor and Life Cycle Institute fellow, was quoted in an Oct. 29 Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) article about the growth and renovation of two local Catholic schools.


William D’Antonio
, adjunct professor and Life Cycle Institute fellow, was quoted in a Dec. 20 Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) column about the differences in divorce and birth rates in conservative and liberal parts of the country.

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.

Theological College

Rev. Anthony Pogorelc
, counseling associate and Life Cycle Institute associate fellow, was quoted in a Nov. 9 Catholic Herald (Milwaukee, Wis.) article about the Call to Action organization.

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

Joseph Capizzi
, associate professor, wrote a column about bioethicist Arthur Caplan’s book Smart Mice, Not-So-Smart People for on Nov. 16. Capizzi is a regular contributor to the Web site.

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.


The Washington Examiner profiled senior basketball player Scott Fumai in a Nov. 30 article.

WJLA-TV aired a clip Jan. 4 of the game-winning shot by CUA men’s basketball player Steven Papageorge against Susquehanna University on Jan. 3.


Michael Doster
was quoted in a Jan. 1 Bergen (N.J.) Record article about a local school district that prepares students for careers in architecture. Doster, an architecture major, attended one of the schools in this district.

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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