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On May 4, WTOP Radio and the Washington Examiner noted that New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly would deliver CUA’s Commencement address. The Catholic Standard and Washington Post covered the Commencement. The Post carried a photo from the Commencement and excerpts of Kelly's speech in the May 24 issue. Catholic News Service and the Arlington Catholic Herald also wrote about it.

The May 11 issue of The Washington Times featured an article about the more than 7,000 books that were collected and packaged at CUA to be sent to Tanzania. The article was written by Mary McCarthy, media relations specialist in CUA's Office of Public Affairs.

The May 18 issue of the National Catholic Register and the May 21 issue of the Catholic Standard noted that CUA would host the symposium “Faith and Freedom: Church and State in the American Experience: On the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Full Diplomatic Relations between the United States of America and the Holy See” on May 28. That day, a crowd of more than 200 gathered at Catholic University for the symposium. Co-sponsored by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic University, “Faith and Freedom: Church and State in the American Experience” drew an audience of scholars and theologians — including six university presidents, eight ambassadors, two Catholic cardinals and a number of other high-ranking Church officials. The event was covered by numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Catholic Standard, Catholic News Service and EWTN-TV.

Father O’Connell announced June 9 that the university’s Board of Trustees elected the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit and alumnus of CUA, as chairman of the board. The election took place, according to university bylaws, earlier that day at the board’s final meeting of the year. The Washington Post, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, National Catholic Register, Catholic Standard, Catholic News Agency, WJBK-TV in Detroit and Catholic Online noted Archbishop Vigneron’s election.

The July 9 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald noted that CUA will host a two-day symposium in October in honor of the Year for Priests. The July 12 issue of the National Catholic Register noted the launch of CUA’s Year for Priests Web site.


Papal Encyclical

CUA's president and several faculty members were quoted in the media about the social encyclical released by Pope Benedict XVI on July 7. Their interviews are noted below.

  • Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president, was quoted in a July 7 Q-and-A article by the Zenit News Agency and in a July 8 Washington Times article. He also appeared on the show “Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd” on Sirius Satellite Radio on July 8. Together with professors Abela and Love, he was quoted in a July 9 Catholic Standard article. On July 11, he was a featured guest for a 30-minute discussion about the encyclical that was broadcast live on EWTN-TV.

  • Andrew Abela, associate professor of marketing and chair of CUA’s Department of Business and  Economics, was quoted in a separate July 7 Q-and-A Zenit News Agency article and a USA Today article that ran the same day.

  • Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of politics and a fellow with CUA’s Life Cycle Institute, was quoted in a July 7 USA Today online article that detailed expert reactions to the encyclical. She also was quoted in a July 7 Washington Post article about the encyclical. She also appeared on Milwaukee Public Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. She also wrote an Aug. 3 America magazine article about Pope Benedict XVI’s call for truth and trust in the global economy as part of his social encyclical.

  • Stephen Schneck, associate professor of politics and director of the Life Cycle Institute, was also quoted in the USA Today article. Abela and Schneck were both quoted in a July 7 Catholic News Service article. Schneck also was quoted in several articles featuring expert reactions to the encyclical, including the National Catholic Reporter, Spero News and Times of Malta.


President

Father O’Connell was quoted in a May 21 Associated Press article about the University of Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Barack Obama to speak at the school’s commencement and the impact that decision had on Catholic institutions. 

On June 23 and 24, Father O’Connell was quoted in the Catholic News Service, Catholic News Agency and Washington Times obituaries of CUA alumnus and entertainer Ed McMahon. Marion Gosney, director of alumni relations, also was quoted in the Catholic News Service obituary. The Washington Times article was a front-page story that focused on McMahon's ties to CUA.

Father O’Connell was quoted in a June 22 Chronicle of Higher Education article about the relationship between Catholic college and university presidents and their local bishops.

A June 24 Zenit News Agency article about the June 22 fatal Metrorail accident quoted part of a statement by Father O’Connell about the tragic event.

He wrote a July 3 article for Zenit News Agency about why he became a priest and his experiences since ordination.

He was quoted in a July 9 Washington Times article about Rev. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., who was installed as an archbishop on July 11 and has become the second-in-command at the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Father O’Connell was quoted in a July 9 U.S. News & World Report story about the July 10 meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and President Barack Obama.  His comments in this article were picked up as part of a July 10 USA Today online story.

He was quoted in an article in the August issue of Columbia magazine about Catholic education. The article also featured a photo of Father O'Connell greeting Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to campus in April 2008.


Drama

Patrick Tuite
, associate chair, drama, was quoted in a July 15 Washington Post article about a House subcommittee hearing on the June 22 Metrorail accident. Tuite had been a passenger on one of the trains involved in the collision.


Education

A report on the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta written by education professors John Convey and Leonard DeFiore was the subject of an Aug. 20 Georgia Bulletin article.


Engineering

The Aug. 27 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald noted that the School of Engineering now offers a concentration in alternative and renewable energy. Charles Nguyen, dean, and Scott Mathews, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, were quoted in the article.


English

Rosemary Winslow
, associate professor, was featured in a July 28 Examiner.com Q-and-A about Green Bodies, her book of poems.



Global Education

Ella Sweigert
, director of CUAbroad, was quoted in the July issue of Northern Virginia Magazine about how global politics impact college study-abroad programs.

The Aug. 22 issue of the National Catholic Register noted that CUA will begin offering 10 new study abroad programs in the spring.


History

The Conservative Turn, a book by Assistant Professor Michael Kimmage, was reviewed in the New York Post on May 17. The book was published in March.

Kimmage wrote a review of the book American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone for the June 28 issue of The Washington Post.


Law

Veryl Miles
, dean, was quoted on faith-based law schools in the Back to School 2009 edition of PreLaw Magazine.

Dean Miles wrote an article on CUA’s integrative approach to certifiable practice skills for bar certification in the August issue of The Bar Examiner.

Tracey Alexander, assistant director of financial aid, was quoted in an Aug. 19 U.S. News & World Report story about how to save money while attending college.

Margaret Barry, associate professor, was quoted in a June 3 ABA Journal article about the American Bar Association’s review of its standards governing legal education. Barry is vice chair of the Standards Review Committee in charge of examining such standards.

Marshall Breger, professor, wrote a review of the book Saving the Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine for the July 6 issue of Jerusalem Report magazine.

Robert Destro, professor, was quoted in a May 27 Washington Times article about the Catholic background of then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Richard Dieter, lecturer, was quoted in a June 14 Associated Press article about the drop in the number of executions in Indiana. He also was quoted in a June 19 Commonweal article about capital punishment.

Clifford Fishman, professor, law, was interviewed June 15 by WWL-TV in New Orleans for a story about former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson’s trial on bribery charges. Fishman also was quoted in a 2 theadvocate.com story about Jefferson that ran Aug. 5. 

Fishman was quoted in an Aug. 16 Sunday News (Lancaster, Pa.) article about the legality of video surveillance.

Ahmad Iravani, director of Islamic studies and dialogue at CUA's Center for the Study of Culture and Values, was quoted in a June 19 Washington Times article about protests against election results in Iran. He also was quoted in a June 24 USA Today article about the role of women in the Iranian protests.

David Lipton, professor and director of the Securities Regulation Program, was interviewed for a June 5 Dow Jones Newswire column, “Compliance Watch,” about proposed regulations that would limit broker discussions of rumors that affect the stock market. 

The May 30 issue of the National Catholic Register noted the date of the conference “The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is There a Common Ground on Life Issues? What is the Right Response by ‘Pro-Life' Citizens?” The event was held May 28 at the National Press Club and was sponsored by the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture at the Columbus School of Law. The event was broadcast live on C-Span 2 and was covered by numerous media outlets including EWTN-TV, Catholic News Service, USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report and Washington Times. 


Music

Murry Sidlin
, dean, was quoted in a June 6 Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) article about the “Bicentennial Symphony,” a piece created by composer Roy Harris and performed in 1976 by the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., in honor of the nation’s bicentennial. Sidlin conducted that original performance.

The June 25 issue of Washington Jewish Week ran a note about the June 30 performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín.” The performance in Terezín, Czech Republic, featured 120 singers, including about 85 CUA students, faculty and alumni. Sidlin, who led the performance, was quoted in a July 13 Jerusalem Post article about Verdi’s Requiem.

Sharon Christman, associate professor, was quoted in an Aug. 27 Arlington Catholic Herald article about a chance meeting she and four CUA music students had with Academy Award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins in Italy.

The Aug. 12 issue of The Washington Post reviewed the opening performance of the Washington International Piano Festival. Ivo Kaltchev, associate professor of piano, was one of the featured performers. The festival, created by Kaltchev and Associate Professor of Piano Nikita Fitenko, was co-sponsored by CUA.


National Catholic School of Social Service

James Zabora
, dean, was quoted in a July 30 HealthDay online article about cancer survivors and long-term mental stress. The article was picked up by the Medline Plus Web site.

The Washington Business Journal noted in an Aug. 3 article that CUA will begin offering a Bachelor of Social Work degree.


Philosophy

Jude Dougherty, dean emeritus, was quoted in a May 19 Catholic Online article about the May 16 commencement at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va. Dougherty gave the commencement address and was awarded an honorary doctorate that day.


Physics

Duilia de Mello, associate professor, physics, was profiled in a June National Geographic Brazil article.


Politics

Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, wrote a column for the May 18 issue of America about religious freedom around the world and how this should impact U.S. policy at home and abroad. She wrote another column on Aug. 3 about how globalization has caused governance problems in several countries around the world. Her column, “Morality Matters,” appears regularly in the magazine.

Stephen Schneck, associate professor and director of the Life Cycle Institute, was quoted in a May 16 Canwest News Service article about the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame.

He appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” on May 27 to discuss then-Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and the abortion issue.  He appeared on the show again on June 3 to discuss Sotomayor.

Schneck was interviewed for a May 28 USA Today online article about the selection of Miguel Diaz as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. 

He was quoted in a June 1 Religion News Service article about the murder of Dr. George Tiller, who specialized in performing abortions. The article was picked up by USA Today.

Schneck also was quoted in a June 8 article in the Portuguese newspaper Público about President Obama’s speech on Islam in Cairo, Egypt.

He was quoted in a June 9 Politico article about how Obama invokes Jesus more often in his speeches than former President George W. Bush.

Schneck also was quoted in a July 10 U.S. News & World Report story about the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and President Obama. He was interviewed by BBC Radio for a July 19 segment on President Obama’s meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and Obama’s relationship with Catholics. Schneck and Cusimano Love were also both quoted in a July 24 National Catholic Reporter article about the meeting.

He was quoted in a July 20 Catholic News Service article about Pope Benedict XVI’s support for workers in the global economy as detailed in the pope’s encyclical.

He was quoted in a July 25 Tablet (London, England) article about Catholic support for health care reform in the United States.

Schneck also was quoted in a July 26 National Catholic Register article about a task force created by President Obama to address the issue of reducing abortions.

Wallace Thies, professor, politics, was a guest on Fox 5 TV for a live July 22 studio interview about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

Thies was quoted in an Aug. 4 Hill article about local professors who have experience working in the federal government and how they share that experience with their students.

John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in an Aug. 13 Washington Post article about presidential vacations. The article also ran on the MSNBC Web site.

White was quoted in an Aug. 22 San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News article about how anger among white males is fueling the debate over changes to the health care system.



Psychology

David Jobes, professor, was quoted in a May 26 Irish Times article about the importance of training counselors and psychotherapists to deal with people who are suicidal.


Sociology

William D’Antonio, adjunct professor, sociology, was quoted in a July 14 National Catholic Reporter article about the organization Voice of the Faithful and its attempts to raise funds to continue operating.

Sandra Hanson, professor, spoke about her research on the obstacles girls face in science education in an Aug. 4 interview on “The Schilling Show” on NewsRadio 1070 WINA in Charlottesville, Va.

Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor, was quoted in a May 8 National Post (Toronto) article about the celibacy requirement for priests and whether it should be eliminated.

Father Sullins was quoted in a June 8 Catholic Online article about the Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought. Father Sullins served as director of the institute, which was held June 1-5 at CUA and was co-sponsored by the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and the Cardinal Newman Society’s Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education. Andrew Abela, associate professor, marketing, and chair, business and economics, and William Wagner, professor, law, and director of the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture, also participated in the institute.

Father Sullins was quoted in a June 8 Medill News Service article about youth participation in the Catholic Church.


Theology and Religious Studies

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean and Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies, and Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, were interviewed May 6 for a DVD titled “One Bread, One Body in Christ.” The DVD is being produced in preparation for the release in late 2010 of the new translation of the Roman Missal. The DVD will provide a catechetical and liturgical resource to assist in the international implementation of the new Roman Missal.

Monsignor Irwin also was quoted in a May 28 USA Today online article about the nomination of Miguel Diaz as ambassador to the Holy See.

Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, was quoted in a May 29 Washington Times article about Diaz.

William Dinges, professor, was quoted in an Aug. 12 Catholic News Service story about eco-friendly designs in churches and schools and the spiritual lessons in preserving the environment. 

Rev. Mark Morozowich, assistant professor and associate dean for seminary and ministerial programs, was quoted in a July 4 Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) article about a new DVD that illustrates the life of a nun and encourages women to pursue a religious vocation.  


Students

The June 1 issue of St. Anthony Messenger magazine and an article in the June 14 issue of Our Sunday Visitor noted that CUA freshmen Corey August and Philip Goolkasian were named the 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.

Amanda Cooper, the recipient of the 2009 President’s Award at Commencement, was the subject of a story in the May 28 Catholic Standard.

Bonnie McDonald, a student in social work, was quoted in a July 1 Washington Times article about So Others Might Eat. McDonald is director of SOME’s Harvest House for Women.

Jeffrey Peters, a graduate student in English, wrote a column for the Aug. 1 issue of the Carroll County Times on his devotion to Mary in light of August being dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Todd Scribner, a doctoral candidate in theology and religious studies, was quoted in an April 6 Catholic News Service article about immigration in the United States.

He also was quoted in the May issue of Legatus Magazine in an article about what the Catholic Church in the United States is doing to fight human trafficking.


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