Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., was interviewed on Feb. 3 by Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio and TV) about the U.S. visit of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., archbishop of Vienna. That day Cardinal Schönborn delivered a speech on CUA’s campus.
Father O’Connell and Leslie Knoblauch, records management archivist, were interviewed for a Feb. 9 Voice of America segment about Father O’Connell’s discovery of a Rembrandt etching in the president’s residence. The piece is now part of an on-campus exhibit.
Matthew Barrick, lecturer, was interviewed on WAMU-FM’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” on Feb. 16 to discuss cell phone photography.
The Feb. 17 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald detailed CUA’s new master’s in biotechnology program.
Jerry Muller, professor and chair, discussed his new book Capitalism and the Jews on Bloomberg’s “On the Economy” radio show on Feb. 8. The book was also reviewed in the New York Times on Feb. 12.
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Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Feb. 22 America article about a review released by the Department of Defense that revealed a shift in the department’s military strategy.
Rev. Donald Paul Sullins, fellow and associate professor of sociology, was interviewed Feb. 23 for a video by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers about the impact of the recession on unemployed Americans. Father Sullins was also interviewed Feb. 23 by Relevant Radio for a piece about the 2010 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, which reports that the Catholic Church is among the fastest growing denominations in the two countries.
Cara Drinan, assistant professor, law was interviewed by the New York Times on Feb. 19 about lawsuits that challenge indigent defense providers.
Clifford Fishman, professor, was interviewed on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” radio show on Feb. 4 about the U.S. government’s use of social networking Web sites.
Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on Feb. 9 about President Barack Obama’s announcement that he was considering making the first recess appointments of his administration. He wrote another article for the Huffington Post on Feb. 14 about federal government positions left unfilled because of the lack of Senate confirmation and how those vacancies create a threat to national security.
Leo Nestor, professor, music, was quoted in the Feb. 23 Chicago Tribune obituary of Richard Proulx, a conductor, composer and director of the musical program at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral.
John Kenneth White, professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 3 National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) article about President Barack Obama’s stance on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing.
Vicki Kark, a doctoral candidate in nursing, wrote an article for the Feb. 11 issue of Advance for Nurses about the need to shorten the time between a nursing research project and the time that insights gained from the research are put into practice. She also wrote a Feb. 17 Advance for Nurses article about how to write a good grant proposal.
Theology and Religious Studies
On January 28, several faculty members from the School of Theology and Religious Studies traveled to New York to participate in four panel discussions that were taped for DVD distribution by the Knights of Malta. Those who participated included Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean; Sister Mary Ann Clarahan, assistant professor; Joseph Capizzi, associate professor; and William C. Mattison III, assistant professor. The discussions concerned sections of the Compendium on the Catechism of the Catholic Church about social justice, just war morality, life issues, labor and the economy. Like the shows that the faculty members taped last year on different topics, these episodes will comprise volume 2 of the “Living Your Faith” DVD series for adult learners.
Rev. Joseph Jensen, O.S.B., executive secretary of the Catholic Biblical Association and distinguished lecturer, was interviewed in December by the National Geographic Channel on the subject of Moses and the Passover. National Geographic is putting together a special on Passover and the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt to their homeland.
Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor, was interviewed on Feb. 4 by Fakty TVN24, a Polish television channel, about the way that Dan Brown intertwines fact and fiction in his novels.
Rev. Mark Morozowich, associate dean for seminary and ministerial studies and assistant professor, theology and religious studies, was interviewed Feb. 18 on Sirius Radio’s “Seize the Day” about Lenten traditions. He also was interviewed Feb. 22 by The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) for a story regarding the Church’s use of social media and the upcoming release of a new iPhone application about the Vatican Observatory.
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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., archbishop of Vienna and a theologian well known for his work on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, delivered a lecture on Feb. 3, at The Catholic University of America. Cardinal Schönborn spoke on “Christianity — Alien Presence or Foundation of the West?” The event was sponsored by Catholic University’s schools of theology and religious studies, canon law and philosophy, which offer ecclesiastical degrees authorized by the Vatican. The event was covered by several media outlets, including Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Catholic News Service, MinistryValues.com and Zenit News Agency.