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George Garvey, vice provost, dean of graduate studies, and professor of law, was chosen as the chair-elect of the Association of Graduate Studies in Catholic Colleges and Universities at the association’s annual meeting on Dec. 7. He will become the chair in the 2007-2008 academic year.

Barbara Moran, assistant professor, nursing, was elected the 2008 president of the board of directors of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

N. Thomas Pedersen, lecturer and co-chair of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s music theater department, was appointed artistic director in November 2006 of the Washington Savoyards, a professional opera theater company that performs comic and light opera, operetta and musical theater.

Leszek J. Sibilski, adjunct professor, sociology, was appointed Dec. 1 by the International Paralympic Committee in Bonn, Germany, to serve as one of four members of its education committee and the only representative of the U.S. research community. The International Paralympic Committee is the global governing body of the paralympic movement. The IPC is committed to enabling paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sports opportunities for all persons with a disability.

Barbara Soniat, associate professor and director of the National Catholic School of Social Service's Center on Global Aging, has been appointed by the American Bar Association to a one-year term on the association’s Commission on Law and Aging. The commission is composed of 15 members from a broad spectrum of professions who are appointed annually by the president of the bar association.

On the Road

Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, associate professor, National Catholic School of Social Service, led a workshop titled “The Essentials of Quantitative and Qualitative Research in the Development and Evaluation of Oncology Social Work Practice” at the 5th International Social Work Conference in Health and Mental Health held in Hong Kong Dec. 10-14.

Sister Ann Patrick Conrad, associate professor, National Catholic School of Social Service, and Life Cycle Institute associate fellow, on Nov. 17 participated in a panel that addressed Catholic charities and agency accreditation at the Center for Church-Related Nonprofit Corporations at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, N.J. The center’s inaugural conference was titled “Catholic Charities and the Diocese: Autonomy and Relatedness.”

Saiid Ganjalizadeh, assistant director for instructional services, Center for Planning and Information Technology, was part of a panel discussion titled “Pioneering New Territory and Technologies” at the annual Educause conference held in Dallas Oct. 9-12.

Lisa Gitelman, associate professor, media studies, participated in a discussion group on Dec. 1 and 2 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as part of the ongoing Transliteracies Project, which is aimed at understanding and improving online reading.

Nora Heimann, chair and associate professor, art, gave two illustrated lectures at Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art, where she co-curated the museum’s exhibition of more than 200 works of art depicting or related to St. Joan of Arc. The exhibit ended Jan. 21. Heimann presented the lectures “Smoke and Mirrors: The Inspiration of Joan of Arc in Art and Culture” (which included a tour of the exhibition) on Dec. 3, and “Fashioning Joan of Arc: The Art and Politics of Dressing and Undressing the Maid of Orleans” on Jan. 9.

Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, gave a speech titled “The Eucharistic Assembly: Heart of Sunday” at the 45th Annual Southwest Liturgical Conference held in Oklahoma City on Jan. 17-20.

Katherine Jansen, associate professor, history, gave a lecture in Italian titled “Il Codice San Prospero: la ‘vera’ Maddalena” at L’associazone culturale di Perugia e il Comune di Perugia in Perugia, Italy, on Sept. 29.

She gave a lecture titled “Mary Magdalen, Apostle” at Rice University in Houston on Oct. 26.

Jansen gave a lecture titled “Demystifying Mary Magdalen” at the American Academy in Rome on Nov. 30.

V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, presented a paper titled “The Common Good and the Modern State” at the Modernity: Yearning for the Infinite conference sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

Lewis presented a paper titled “Reason Striving to Become Law: Nature and Law in Plato’s Laws” at the annual meeting of the International Society for Law and Morality held at Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge on Jan. 3 and 4.

Leopold May, professor emeritus, chemistry, with C. I. Wynter, D. H. Ryan, O. Trichtchenko, D. E. Brown and S.G. Sobel presented a paper titled  “Mössbauer Effect of 151Eu Dicarboxylic Acid Salts” at the 10th Latin American Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Nov. 5. This paper dealt with the dynamic structure of series of europium dicarboxylates. He also gave a paper titled “Outreach Program in Teaching History of Science” at the 2006 Eastern Analytical Symposium on Nov. 16, held in Somerset, N.J. This paper focused on a program that brings the history of chemistry, physics and spectroscopy to students, faculty and scientists.

John McCarthy, associate professor, philosophy, participated in a Nov. 20 discussion at George Washington University titled “Faith and Reason in Christianity and Islam: A Roadmap to Peace?” organized by the Crossroads Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

Adnan Morshed, assistant professor, architecture, gave a talk titled "Romancing Verticality: Visionary City in Early Twentieth-Century America" on Nov. 24 as part of the 2006-2007 F. Ross Johnson/Connaught Distinguished Speakers Series at the Center for the Study of the United States, Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto.

Several CUA physics professors attended an American Geophysical Union meeting held Dec. 11-15 in San Francisco. Leon Ofman, associate professor, gave a presentation titled “3D MHD Model of Waves in an Active Region” and contributed to two other presentations. Maxim Kramar, post-doctoral research associate, physics, was the co-author of a presentation titled “On the Tomography Reconstruction of Coronal Force-Free Magnetic Field.”

Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, professor, sociology, and Life Cycle Institute fellow, made a presentation on “Methods for Identification and Assessment in Social Ministry” to the Leadership Institute for Applied Catholic Social Teaching of the Archdiocese of Washington in October.

He presented a paper titled “Diversity in Catholic Pastoral Formation Programs: Who, How and What?” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association in Portland, Ore., Oct. 18-21.

He gave presentations in November during the Brown Bag Luncheon Series at CUA and to the Network for Catholics in Public Life in Washington, D.C., about the process used to compose the U.S. bishops’ economic pastoral letter and lessons that can be learned from it. 


Murry Sidlin, dean and professor, music, conducted the Julliard Orchestra in a concert of American music at Lincoln Center in New York City on Dec. 14. He also conducted his 12th annual New Year’s Eve Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 31.

Andrew Simpson, associate professor, music, performed improvisations of his original musical scores at the National Gallery of Art to accompany screenings of silent films by Swedish director Victor Sjostrom. Simpson provided accompaniment for several films that were screened between Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 as part of the National Gallery’s film series titled “Victor Sjostrom: Swedish Original.”


Michael Foley
, associate professor, politics, and Life Cycle Institute fellow, and Dean Hoge, professor, sociology, and Life Cycle Institute fellow, wrote Religion and the New Immigrants: How Faith Communities Form Our Newest Citizens, published by Oxford University Press in January.

Lisa Lynch, assistant professor, media studies, published the article “The G Word: Guantanamo, the ‘Gulag’ Backlash, and the Language of the Human Rights” in the online journal Politics and Culture, Issue I, 2007.


Montrella Cowan
, a junior in the National Catholic School of Social Service, in December was awarded a $4,500 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and a $4,500 award from the School of International Training to study abroad in Morocco during the Spring 2007 semester.

Paintings by Caitlin Donahue, an undergraduate art major, were selected to be part of a highly competitive juried exhibition Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 at the Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Joseph Rice, a doctoral student in philosophy, presented a paper titled “Prime Matter, Participation, and Personal Self-Constitution in Karol Wojtyla” at the Phenomenology of John Paul II Conference held at Duquesne University Dec. 1-2.

Andrew Shrock
, a junior art major, won the first annual Junior Art Major Competition — a competition for art students at universities and art schools throughout Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C. Shrock’s winning entry was a sculpture constructed of welded steel titled “Shoedown.” He will gain membership in the gallery (worth more than $1,000) and is expected to be exhibiting his work there throughout the year.

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