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July, 2019

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Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M.
, was quoted several times in a March 6 National Catholic Reporter article about how the economic recession has impacted Catholic colleges and universities.

Architecture and Planning

Eric Jenkins
, associate professor, was interviewed on WUSA-TV on Feb. 27 about his collection of notes people leave on broken parking meters to avoid being ticketed.

Campus Ministry

Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv.
, university chaplain and director, and junior student minister Kelly O'Connor were quoted in a March 19 Catholic Standard article about the importance of campus ministries at colleges and universities.

Father Bob and Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, associate campus minister for community service, were quoted in a March 22 National Catholic Register article about spring break mission trips.

Career Services

Alan Goodman
, director, was quoted in a March 19 Catholic Standard article about choosing the right major during the economic recession.


Washington Post columnist John Kelly and WAMU-FM covered the March 16 lecture “The Chemistry of Alcohol and Hangovers” by Diane Bunce, professor. Bunce used her academic expertise to explain the negative effects of drinking to her Chemistry of the Modern World class.


Gary Sloan
, associate professor and head of the M.F.A. acting program, was quoted in a March 18 Washington Post story about the play The Price. Sloan performed the play with members of the Prosky family, including the well known TV and stage actor Robert Prosky, who passed away last year.


Ernest Suarez, professor, wrote a review of Lucinda Williams’ latest album, “Little Honey,” for the Feb. 27 issue of The Washington Post.

Media Studies

Stephen McKenna, associate professor and chair, was quoted in a March 7 Toronto Star article about Rush Limbaugh and the controversy surrounding his comments about President Barack Obama.


Stephen Schneck, associate professor and director of the Life Cycle Institute, was quoted in a March 11 Catholic News Service article about the drop in percentage of Americans who identify themselves as Catholic.

Theology and Religious Studies

Monsignor Kevin Irwin
, dean, delivered the Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies Lecture on Feb. 12 at CUA. Titled “Which Liturgy is the Church’s Liturgy,” the text of his lecture was published in Origins, a Catholic News Service documentary publication. Monsignor Irwin's lecture addressed some of the issues surrounding the Tridentine Mass, some adjustments in liturgies celebrated by the Holy Father and possible changes in the Order of Mass, including the dismissal rite and the sign of peace.

An article by Rev. Joseph Komonchak, The John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies, appeared in the Feb. 2 issue of America. Titled “Novelty in Continuity: Pope Benedict’s Interpretation of Vatican II,” the article also appeared as a condensed version in the Jan. 31 (London) Tablet.  

Father Komonchak’s review of Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition (edited by Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering) appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of Commonweal.


News Channel 8 aired an interview March 23 with CUA students Corey August and Philip Goolkasian, winners of a competition to conceptualize a design for the mosaic of the Trinity Dome in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The March 28 issue of The Washington Post also ran a story about the victors. George Martin, associate professor of architecture and planning and chair of the competition, was interviewed in the News Channel 8 segment and was quoted in the Washington Post article.

A March 25 Washington Times article mentioned a 3-D imaging system developed by CUA engineering students John C. Barnes and Dung A. Nguyen. Barnes and Nguyen exhibited the system at the March Madness for the Mind, an event that showcases student inventions to the public. Nguyen's photo was featured prominently in the Washington Times article.

Kenith Britt, a doctoral candidate in education, was featured in a Feb. 26 Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun article about his appointment as president of Catholic Central Schools in Ohio.

Rev. Patrick Lafon, a doctoral candidate in philosophy, was quoted in a March 13 National Catholic Reporter article about Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Africa. Lafon, who is the former general secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Cameroon, also was interviewed March 19 on National Public Radio about the trip.

CUA in General

Catholic News Service covered the conference “Torture, Conscience and the Catholic Moral Tradition," held at CUA on March 19. The conference was sponsored by the Life Cycle Institute, CUA’s Center for International Social Development and the Catholic Leadership Council of the National Religious Coalition Against Torture.

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