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July, 2019

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Architecture and Planning

Christopher Grech
, associate professor of architecture and planning and director of the Master's of Science in Sustainable Design program, was interviewed for a podcast about the university's sustainable design program. The podcast was featured on the Greenleaders DC Web site in September.


Canon Law

Rev. Robert J. Kaslyn, S.J., dean, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Catholic News Service article about the guidelines for deciding whether a deceased person receives a Catholic funeral. The article was written in reference to the funeral of Sen. Edward Kennedy.


Law

Megan La Belle
, assistant professor, was quoted in an Aug. 27 DJC Law (Los Angeles) article about lawyers who take jobs in academia after careers in private law firms.

Mark Rienzi, assistant professor of law, wrote an opinion article on how health care reform might impact premature babies and women with difficult pregnancies for the Sept. 18 of the New York Daily News.



Media Studies

Stephen McKenna, associate professor and chair, was quoted in a Sept. 6 Toronto Star article about the drop in President Barack Obama’s approval ratings. 


Music

Andrew Simpson
, associate professor, was interviewed on COSMOS FM radio (New York City) on Sept. 15 about a concert he organized, "Love, Invincible in Battle: The Operatic Music of Mikis Theodorakis," which will be performed in New York on Oct. 15. 

Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor, recorded two podcast lectures for the upcoming season of the Washington National Opera. Each podcast, part of a new series called E-Insights that will be available on iTunes and the opera’s Web site, features a local arts and humanities professor speaking about specific aspects of an opera that will be performed during the 2009-10 season. On Aug. 27, Weaver recorded lectures on Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Richard Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.


National Catholic School of Social Service

The Arlington Catholic Herald noted in a Sept. 17 article that CUA now offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree.


Politics

Stephen Schneck
, associate professor and director of the Life Cycle Institute, was quoted in a Sept. 9 U.S. News & World Report article about concern over abortion coverage provisions in health care reform legislation. He was quoted in a Sept. 11 National Catholic Reporter article and a Sept. 14 U.S. News & World Report article about how Catholics view health care reform, especially provisions relating to abortion.

John Kenneth White, professor, wrote a Sept. 6 San Francisco Chronicle article on the changing face of America and how that change impacts politics. He also wrote an article about President Barack Obama’s drop in approval ratings for the Sept. 8 issue of the Huffington Post.

He was quoted in a Sept. 18 Globe and Mail (Toronto) article about the power of government in American society, specifically in conjunction with health care reform.

White was interviewed for a podcast on his new book Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family and Religion Ended the Reagan Era. The podcast appeared on the University of Michigan Press Web site.


Theological College

Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, S.S., formation adviser and spiritual director, and Life Cycle Institute fellow, was interviewed on Canadian Television on Aug. 31 about the meaning of a letter sent by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy to Pope Benedict XVI.

The Sept. 6 issue of the National Catholic Register noted that 28 seminarians entered Theological College this year — the largest class in at least six years.


Theology and Religious Studies

Rev. Mark Morozowich
, assistant professor and associate dean for seminary and ministerial programs, was quoted in a Sept. 7 Associated Press article about people who volunteered after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The article was picked up by several U.S. newspapers.



Vitreous State Laboratory

The Sept. 19 issue of The Washington Post detailed a $36 million contract CUA's Vitreous State Laboratory has been awarded to support the safe immobilization of nuclear wastes at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, and Ian Pegg, director of VSL, were quoted in the article. Several news organizations, including the Associated Press and WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.) also ran stories about the contract.


CUA in General

The Sept. 10 issue of the Catholic Standard and the Sept. 17 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald featured articles about the Sept. 3 Mass in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception that celebrated the opening of the school year.


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