Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., was quoted in a March 13 Rapid City (S.D.) Journal article about the Palm Sunday speech he was planning to deliver to the local chapter of Catholic Social Services on March 28.
Kate Kretz, artist and visiting faculty member, had one of her pieces featured in The Washington Post’s Express newspaper on March 11, with text promoting the exhibition of her work at the Hillyer Art Center in Washington, D.C., from March 5 to April 30.
Rev. John Beal, professor, was quoted in a March 14 St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about Pope Benedict XVI’s January 2010 speech on annulment to the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the highest appellate tribunal of the Catholic Church. Father Beal also was quoted in a March 27 Washington Post article about recent lawsuits brought against the Vatican regarding alleged sexual abuse by priests in the United States.
A lecture on the chemistry of alcohol and hangovers by Diane Bunce, professor, was featured March 16 in a video on the American Chemical Society’s “Bytesize Science” Web site. Blogs on the Web sites of The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, Technology Review and Discover referenced Bunce’s lecture.
The March 9 issue of the Sydney Morning Herald ran a review of the book Capitalism and the Jews by Jerry Muller, professor and chair, history.
Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a March 9 Associated Press article about provisions on abortion in the health-care reform bills under consideration by the U.S. Congress. He also was quoted in a March 12 Canwest News Service article about the alleged growing tension among President Barack Obama’s White House staff members.
John Convey, fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, was quoted in a Feb. 28 Baltimore Sun article about the closing of many schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Robert Destro, fellow and professor of law, was quoted in a March 4 National Catholic Register article about the decision by the Archdiocese of Washington to end spousal benefits for Catholic Charities employees in response to the city’s legalization of same-sex marriage.
William Dinges, fellow and professor of theology and religious studies, was interviewed March 20 by Austrian Public Radio about the global implications of religious trends in contemporary American society.
Kevin Forbes, fellow and associate professor of business and economics, and director of the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship, was quoted in a March 2 Wall Street Journal article about the competition between the wind power and natural-gas power industries in Texas.
Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, wrote a column for the March 8 issue of America magazine about the U.S. Department of Defense’s rising budget and how that money should be used in current and future armed conflicts. Her column appears regularly in the magazine. A March 17 Catholic News Service article quoted Love from a panel discussion titled “God and the Bomb: Deterrence, Disarmament, and Human Society” hosted by the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on March 16.
Timothy Meagher, fellow, associate professor of history and university archivist, was quoted in a March 12 Daily World (Opelousas, La.) article about the origins of St. Patrick's Day. He also was interviewed for a March 15 History News Network Q-and-A about Irish immigrants in America. He was quoted in a March 16 National Geographic News article about the origins and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. He was quoted in a March 17 News-Times (Danbury, Conn.) article about the origins of the Irish in that city.
Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, S.S., fellow, adjunct assistant professor of sociology and faculty member at Theological College, was quoted in a March 11 Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel article about the Catholic Church’s use of social media.
Rev. Donald Paul Sullins, fellow and associate professor of sociology, was interviewed March 3 about Mass attendance on Relevant Radio’s “The Drew Mariani Show.”
A March 25 Catholic News Service article and a March 26 National Catholic Reporter article detailed the inaugural Dean Hoge Memorial Lecture hosted by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. Most Rev. Gerald Kicanas, bishop of Tucson, Ariz., and vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered the lecture on the Catholic priesthood and the value of research in addressing pastoral issues.
Shani Butts, director of admissions, was quoted in an article in the March issue of The Jurist about diversity in law schools.
Andrea Boyack, visiting associate professor, wrote a March 22 article in the National Law Journal about a legal dispute over ownership of a meteorite that fell in Lorton, Va., in January.
Clifford Fishman, professor, law, was quoted in a March 26 Washington Examiner article about the sentencing of Washington Wizards basketball player Gilbert Arenas on gun charges.
Jessica Heywood, director of the law school’s career and professional development office, was quoted in a March 16 Legal Times online article about how area law schools are finding summer work experience again for students after job offers from major law firms had dropped over the last few years.
Mary Leary, associate professor, was quoted in a March 20 New York Times article about how some states are redefining sex offender laws that impact youths who send or receive sexually explicit images on their cell phones or computers.
Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, wrote a March 1 Huffington Post article about the damage he says Senate Republicans are causing the federal government by stalling the confirmation process of presidential nominees. He wrote a similar article for the Huffington Post on March 9 about federal judicial vacancies that have not been filled because nominees have not been confirmed by the Senate.
Elizabeth Winston, assistant professor, was quoted in a March 1 Inside Counsel article about a new ruling that may require patent owners to be more vigilant about marking their products as patented.
Andrew Simpson, associate professor, was quoted in a March 3 Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.) article about a March 6 performance by the Cantate Chamber Singers. Simpson is a composer-in-residence for the group.
Wallace Thies, professor, was interviewed March 4 about Afghanistan on the Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Leszek Sibilski, adjunct professor, was profiled in a March 3 Catholic News Service article about his participation as a torchbearer in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Theology and Religious Studies
Robert Miller, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a March 27 Telegraph (London) article about claims by some scientists that the Biblical plagues mentioned in the Old Testament were based on real natural disasters. His quote came from a segment he did for a National Geographic show on the Biblical plagues.
Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a March 21 Juneau (Alaska) Empire article about a March 8-10 gathering of Alaska’s priests titled “Priestly Ministry in Alaska: Serving God’s People in the Last Frontier.” Monsignor Rossetti presented statistics at the gathering on priestly life in America.
Freshman Anthony Gibbs was quoted in a March 25 College Planning & Management Web site article on college access and identification cards.
Junior Jonathan Sitko was quoted in a March 18 Washington Post article about alternative spring breaks in which students spend their week off completing community service.
A March 16 D3football.com article featured the story of sophomore football player John Tull who was part of a water rescue operation in Media, Pa., where he is a volunteer firefighter.
CUA in General
The March 18 issue of Inside Higher Ed noted that CUA would be offering a Master of Science in Nuclear Environmental Protection beginning in fall 2010.
The March 18 issue of The Georgia Bulletin previewed the American Cardinals Dinner, which will be held April 23 in Atlanta. The dinner raises money for scholarships for students at CUA.