Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., appeared on PBS’ “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on April 5 to discuss the Vatican’s response to the latest allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, was quoted in a March 30 Campus Technology cover story on how universities are using alternative energy to power campuses.
The Washington Business Journal website noted April 23 that Rachel Battles had been appointed associate vice president of finance.
James Brennan, provost, wrote an April 25 Chronicle of Higher Education article about his experience in the Kent State University shootings in 1970. Brennan was a graduate student at the university when four students were killed by members of the Ohio National Guard while protesting the American invasion of Cambodia. In the article, he writes about how that experience has impacted his career as an educator and academic administrator.
Monsignor Thomas Green, Stephan Kuttner Distinguished Professor of Canon Law, was quoted in an April 13 Associated Press article about American Catholic Church leaders moving faster to process allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
Kurt Martens, associate professor, was interviewed April 16 by Religion News Service about the processing of clergy sex abuse cases by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Martens also wrote an opinion piece about the sex abuse crisis that ran in the April 21 issue of Knack, a Flemish news magazine.
Jerry Muller, professor and chair, was interviewed by the Australian Broadcast Corporation, the BBC and Irish National Radio about his book Capitalism and the Jews. He also wrote two articles, “Why Do Jews Succeed?” on the Project Syndicate website (the article was translated in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German and Russian), and “Anti-Semitism and This Recession: The Dog That Didn’t Bark,” in The Forward (New York City) on March 24.
Leslie Woodcock Tentler, professor, was interviewed in February for a segment on “American Saints” — part of a TV series on American religion — produced by the Wheaton College Center for the Study of Evangelicalism.
Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and associate professor of politics, was quoted in an April 16 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about the influence pro-life Catholics have gained on Capitol Hill.
Matthew Green, fellow and assistant professor of politics, wrote an April 26 Roll Call article about how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ranks among history’s greatest House speakers.
Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, was quoted in an April 16 Catholic News Service article about international efforts for nuclear disarmament.
Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, S.S., fellow, adjunct assistant professor of sociology and faculty member at Theological College, was interviewed Feb. 26 by KCBS Radio in San Francisco about a White House meeting with atheists that same day.
Rev. Donald Paul Sullins, fellow and associate professor of sociology, was interviewed by Singapore Press on April 9 about the American influence on reforms in the Catholic Church. That same day, he appeared on “The Drew Mariani Show” on Relevant Radio to discuss the effects of religion and spirituality on children. On April 11, he was interviewed by WRGW Radio (the official campus radio station of George Washington University) about the celibacy requirement for priests and its possible connections to clergy sex abuse.
The Institute of Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosted an April 26 symposium titled The Ethics of the Obama Administration’s Nuclear Weapons Policy: Catholic Perspective.” The symposium was covered by the Catholic Review (Baltimore, Md.), Catholic News Service, Catholic News Agency and the Independent Catholic News website.
An April 15 Chronicle of Philanthropy article covered remarks by Russell Sullivan, staff director for the Senate Finance Committee, at the April 14 panel “Philanthropy in the 21st Century: Should All Charities Be Created Equal?” sponsored by the Columbus School of Law.
An April 15 Legal Times online article and an April 16 National Law Journal article detailed the April 14 event “The Supreme Court of the United States: A Young Lawyer’s Perspective and the Year in Review” held at the Columbus School of Law.
An April 14 Desert News (Salt Lake City) article about a symposium titled “God and Human Rights: Are Faith or Foundations Necessary?” quoted David Walsh, professor, who was a speaker at the April 12-14 event.
John Kenneth White, professor, politics, was referenced in an April 17 Washington Post article about Rev. Al Sharpton’s role in President Barack Obama’s administration.
James Loewen, adjunct professor, sociology, was interviewed for an April 1 Phi Delta Kappan Q-and-A article about American history textbooks and how history is taught in U.S. classrooms.
On April 28 Catholic News Service issued an article about an April 24 Mass held at CUA’s Theological College to mark the National Day of Prayer for Vocations in the Black Catholic Community. Christopher Rhodes, the only current African-American seminarian at Theological College, was quoted in the article.
Theology and Religious Studies
William Mattison, assistant professor, was quoted in an April 14 Long Island Catholic story about an April 10 pilgrimage of Catholics to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mattison’s quotes were from a talk he gave about Christian spirituality in the life of the laity.
An April 15 Catholic News Service article quoted remarks by Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, at the National Federation of Priests' Councils' annual convention in Houston on April 13 where he received the federation's Touchstone Award. Monsignor Rossetti spoke about research he has conducted on the happiness of priests. He was quoted in an April 16 Washington Post article about how U.S. bishops are tracking sexual abuse claims against foreign priests. He also was quoted in an April 27 Huffington Post article about the sexual abuse of American children and the Catholic clergy abuse scandal.
The April 14 Washington Post and the April 29 New Orleans Times-Picayune noted that Patrick Thomas Cragin, a senior musical theater major, was honored on April 12 by Arlington’s Signature Theatre with the 2010 Sondheim Award Gala Young Artist Citation at a black tie gala event at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C.
CUA in General
“The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region,” an April 19 conference held at Catholic University, was covered by The Catholic Standard and El Pregonero (both in Washington, D.C.) and American University’s District Wire, a news website in English and Spanish.
An April 20 Washington Post online article and Environmental Leader website noted that CUA was named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2009-2010 Individual Conference Champion for using more green power than any other school in the Landmark Conference, the athletic conference of which CUA is one of eight members.