Cardinal Students Changes Life at CUA

A long process of converting to PeopleSoft for student records, registration and financial information at CUA is complete. Chuck Mann, who led a three-year effort to implement the system, talks about how success was achieved.See story.

Freshman Service Day Offers Opportunities to Help

CUA's first-year students learned about the varied opportunities to help others in the District of Columbia during a day of service organized by Campus Ministry.See story.

Remembering Two Greats In the Department of Drama

Gary Williams, associate chair and professor of drama, remembers James Waring, who taught for 41 years at CUA and worked with drama greats in Washington, D.C, and internationally, and Joseph Lewis, former associate professor of drama known for outstanding costume and set design, as well as mentoring student playwrights. See astory on the two men; and thePeople section for an essay on Professor Waring.

CUA Resources Tapped For Brothers of Charity Institute

Through a new partnership with the Brothers of Charity, CUA will provide a pre-baccalaureate certificate program in mental health care for the brothers' new international institute in Gent, Belgium. Provost John Convey attended the institute's inauguration ceremonies earlier this month. Ellen Mahony, professor of nursing, will spend two weeks this fall teaching in the institute. See story.

Research: Storing Nuclear Waste Safely

Casks that were designed to hold nuclear waste for at least 10,000 years may not fare so well in the Yucca Mountain repository proposed by the Department of Energy. Aaron Barkatt, professor of chemistry, and a team of scientists working with him, have been hired by the state of Nevada to do more research on an alloy in the metal casks. See Research.

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