Donna Coleman Gregg, who served as senior policy adviser within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as former chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau, has been appointed director of the Columbus School of Law’s Institute for Communications Law Studies, effective Aug. 1. Gregg has been at CUA for the past two years as both a scholar-in-residence and, most recently, as a visiting associate professor.
Stephen J. Connaghan was promoted to the position of director of CUA’s libraries effective May 17. A Catholic University alumnus (B.A. 1991, M.S.L.S. 1994), he began working part time in the university’s libraries during his junior year, started working professionally there in 1993, and became acting director of CUA’s libraries last Jan. 1.
Awards and Honors
J. Steven Brown, associate professor, mechanical engineering, received the Journal Paper Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers at its annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., June 26-30. The award, which honors the best paper or article published in ASHRAE Journal, was for Brown’s article titled “HFOs: New, Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants.”
Diane Bunce, professor, chemistry, has been selected as one of 50 scientists and engineers who will go into local schools in October to ignite a passion for science and engineering in middle and high school students. This program is part of the Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, the country’s first national science festival. Bunce will speak to students about the chemistry of Thanksgiving dinner as she does with her own chemistry students at CUA every year.
As a member of the D.C. Bar's Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee, Faith Mullen, clinical assistant professor of law, is among the winners of the D.C. Bar’s 2010 Frederick B. Abramson Award, given to all committee members, along with the D.C. Bar Foundation, for their work on revisions to the District of Columbia's Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program rules. IOLTA provides an important source of funding for local legal services.
Kouzlo Cisel (Magic of Numbers), a book co-written by Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Lawrence Somer, was awarded the Literature Prize of Josef Hlavka by the Czech Literary Fund Foundation for best original literary work in the category of the science of inanimate nature. The prize was awarded in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on June 21.
The dean of Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service and a professor emerita will be inducted into the Social Work Pioneer Program of the National Association of Social Work Foundation. James Zabora, dean, and Sister Mary Vincentia Joseph will be honored in a ceremony in October in Washington, D.C. The Social Work Pioneer Program honors professionals who have made important contributions to the enrichment of the profession.
Vladimir Airapetian, research associate, physics, received a $15,952 grant from NASA for a project titled “Atmospheric Dynamics of Evolved Late-Type Giants: A Tau."
Gregory Brewer, associate professor, chemistry, received a $275,727 grant from NASA for a project titled “Chemical/Physical Properties of Molecules in Laboratory Astroscience: Astrobiology, Astrochemistry and Geoscience."
Duilia de Mello, associate professor, physics, received a $31,404 grant from the Space Telescope Science Institute for a program titled “First Resolved Imagining of Escaping Lyman Continuum.”
Angela Knobel, assistant professor, philosophy, will direct research on “Theology of Character” as part of “The Character Project.” The project, led by professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., will use perspectives of psychology, philosophy and theology to learn more about human character. The project was awarded a $3.67 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation in July.
Steven Kraemer, associate professor, physics/Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, received a $13,786 grant as a subcontract with Georgia State University for a program titled “Probing the Highest Ionization Gas in the Narrow-Lined Region of Active Galaxies.” He also received a $75,880 grant from NASA for a project titled “Spectroscopic Studies of the Interstellar Medium of the Milky Way and External Galaxies.”
Judit Pap, associate research professor, physics/Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, received a $50,414 grant from NASA for a project titled “The Fine Structure of Active Regions and Weak Magnetic Fields and MDI Images.”
On the Road
Maria Sophia Aguirre, associate professor, economics, presented a paper titled “Private Property and Economic Sustainability” at the Summer Institute of the James Madison Program at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., on June 24.
Jon Anderson, professor and chair, anthropology, presented a paper titled “Networked Audiences: Public Spheres of Networked Communication in the Middle East” at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in Barcelona, Spain, July 19-24.
Rev. John Beal, professor, canon law, participated in a seminar on “Canon Law for Media” at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., on May 25.
Rev. Christopher Begg, Katharine Drexel Chair in Religious Studies, delivered a paper titled “The Rewritings of the Book of Joshua in Josephus and Pseudo-Philo” at the 69th Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense in Louvain, Belgium, July 26-28.
Among the faculty members from the School of Theology and Religious Studies who attended the annual Catholic Theological Society of America convention from June 10 to 14 in Cleveland, the following had roles in the program:
Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, presented a paper on “The Condemnation of Torture and Recent Catholic Teaching”
William Mattison, assistant professor, was the convener of the moral theology group addressing “Judging Torture: Prophetic Approaches in Moral Theology”
Christopher Ruddy, associate professor, delivered a paper on “Yves Congar: Prophetic, Patient Reformer”
Rev. James Wiseman, O.S.B., professor, delivered a paper titled “Is Richard Dawkins a Prophet?”
Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean; Rev. Brian Johnstone, C.SS.R., Warren Blanding Chair of Religion and Culture; Sister Margaret Mary Kelleher, O.S.U., associate professor; and Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, also attended the convention.
Carole Staley Collins, assistant professor, nursing, attended the May 19 welcoming ceremony at the White House for the official visit of Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and his wife. Collins received an invitation through her affiliation with the Maryland Nurses Association. She presented a paper titled “The Seed Carrier’s Embrace: The Gardener’s Calling” at “Geo-Aesthetics in the Anthropocene,” the biennial summer conference of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy held May 24-26 at Salisbury (Md.) University.
Ono Ekeh, clinical assistant professor, theology and religious studies, and Sister Chau Nguyen, O.P., doctoral candidate in theology and religious studies, delivered papers on Aug. 6 at the National Newman Conference at the National Institute for Newman Studies in Pittsburgh. Ekeh's paper was titled: "Solitude and Journey: Two Central Themes in the Spirituality of John Henry Newman." Sister Nguyen's paper was titled: "Encountering Truth: A Study of the Theological Method of John Henry Newman's ‘An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine.’ "
Jennifer Fleeger, assistant professor, media studies, presented a paper titled "Metropolitan Women: Geraldine Farrar and Marion Talley Silence Opera on Screen" June 24 at the conference Women and the Silent Screen VI, which was held at the Università di Bologna in Italy.
John Grabowski, associate professor, theology and religious studies, attended the 2010 Academy of Catholic Theology Conference on “God’s Word and Human Speech” in Washington, D.C., May 25-27. He also attended and served as a moderator at the third interdisciplinary conference "Human Fertility: Where Faith and Science Meet" held at the Institute for Natural Family Planning at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., July 15-17. CUA’s School of Theology and Religious Studies was a co-sponsor of the conference.
Rev. Sidney Griffith, S.T., chair and professor, Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, participated in the 14th annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Dialogue between Catholics and Muslims in Somerset, N.J., May 5-6.
Joan Grimbert, professor, modern languages and literatures, presented a paper titled "Tristan in Santiago de Compostela: the Role of the Pilgrimages" at the International Congress of Medieval Studies held at Western Michigan University on May 13-16.
Jennifer Horne, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and assistant professor of media studies, presented a paper June 13 titled “Agencies of Relief: The Educational Image and the American Red Cross,” at the 11th International Domitor Conference held at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. On June 24, Horne presented a paper titled “Scrapbooks as Public Sphere: The Women’s Club Year-in-Review” at the Women and the Silent Screen VI conference at the Università di Bologna in Italy.
Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean of theology and religious studies, delivered an address titled "The Mystery of the Incarnation: Advent-Christmas-Epiphany” at “Unfolding the Mystery of Christ – Exploring Liturgical Time,” the annual conference of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., June 14-17. He participated in the seventh round of dialogue between the Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church, June 28-30, in Washington, D.C. The topic for the dialogue was "The Eucharist and the Stewardship of Creation." He presented the paper "Sacramentality: The Fundamental Language of Liturgy and the Sacraments."
David Jobes, professor, psychology, delivered two presentations at the “Show Me You Care About Suicide Prevention” conference in Jefferson City, Mo., July 29-30. His presentations were titled “Suicide, Contemporary Media and Rock ‘n Roll” and “CAMS – Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality.”
Charles Jones, associate professor and associate dean for graduate studies, theology and religious studies, delivered two lectures at Fo Guang University in Yilan, Taiwan, in May. He spoke about “The Lord of Heaven or the Great Ultimate? Chinese Responses to the Jesuits’ Proposition of a Primordial Chinese Monotheism” on May 26 and “Foundations of Ethics and Practice in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism” on May 27.
Rev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., dean, canon law, presented three talks at the Provincial Meeting of Chancery and Tribunal Personnel for the Province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on May 3 and 4. This is an annual meeting providing continuing education and dialogue on common canonical issues.
Law professors Catherine Klein and Leah Wortham were keynote plenary speakers at the Eighth International Clinical Legal Education Conference held at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, July 7-9. Klein and Wortham presented to colleagues on the factors that motivate people to perform at a high level in the discharge of creative and complex tasks.
Vadim Knyazev, associate professor, chemistry, presented a paper titled “Monte Carlo/RRKM/Classical Trajectories Modeling of Collisional Excitation and Dissociation of Ions in Multipole Collision Cells” at the 58th Conference of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry in Salt Lake City May 23-27. He also gave a June 23 presentation titled “Kinetics and Mechanisms of Gas Phase Reactions of Chlorinated Organic Compounds and Their Roles in the Pollution of the Environment” at the Institute of Chemical Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Lilla Kopar, assistant professor of English and director of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, presented the paper “Mythological and Heroic Carvings on Viking-age Insular Stone Monuments (England and the Isle of Man)” at the conference Visual Evidence of Germanic Mythology and Heroic Legend in Munich, Germany, March 3-5. She also presented a paper titled “Material Markers of Christian Identity in Anglo-Scandinavian England: The Evidence of Stone Sculpture” at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Material Markers of Christian Identity in Northern Europe (c. 820 – c. 1200) in Bergen, Norway, April 26-28.
Joseph Komonchak, professor emeritus, theology and religious studies, and Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, attended a meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston June 1-3. Monsignor McPartlan gave a series of talks on ecumenism to the clergy of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., at St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Ind., May 10-12.
Amanda Leiter, associate professor, law, participated in a June 3 panel discussion on retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. The panel was composed of former clerks of the justice and was held in Washington, D.C. She also participated in the ninth annual Legal Times/National Law Journal review of Supreme Court cases on July 7 in Washington, D.C.
V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, taught the course “Democracy, War, and Empire: Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War” at the Phoenix Institute Summer Seminar for the Study of Western Institutions at the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.), June 26-July 24.
Suzette Malveaux, associate professor, law, moderated a June 16 teleconference and webcast titled “The Future of Employment Discrimination Class Actions After the 9th Circuit’s En Banc Decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc,” sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education. The panel was held for an audience of defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys nationwide. Malveaux participated in a panel discussion titled “Access to Federal Courts after Iqbal and Twombly” at the 2010 convention of the American Constitution Society held on June 18 in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Frank Matera, Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies, delivered five lectures on Paul’s letter to the Galatians at the 47th Annual Institute for Sacred Scripture held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., June 21-25.
Laura Nym Mayhall, associate professor, history, gave an April 15 talk titled “Postwar Britain: 1945-1962” at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. The lecture was held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain.”
Rev. George McLean, O.M.I., director of CUA's Center for the Study of Culture and Values, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and professor emeritus of philosophy, received an honorary Doctor of Religious and Cultural Studies degree from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, on May 14.
Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, delivered two keynote addresses and led workshops at a conference on prayer in Brisbane, Australia, July 7-10. His speeches at Pray 2010 — an initiative of the Archdiocese of Brisbane — were titled “The Eucharist Makes the Church” and “Praying with Creation: The Cosmic Aspects of Eucharist.” His workshops were on “Praying the Mass” and “Reclaiming Sunday as the Day of Prayer.”
Veryl V. Miles, dean, law, presented "The Future of Legal Education: Get Real" at the 2010 D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference held June 10 in Farmington, Pa.
Five faculty members from the Columbus School of Law, including Dean Veryl Miles, were speakers and presenters at the 63rd annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, held in Palm Beach, Fla., from July 30 to Aug. 5.
Veryl V. Miles was among four law school administrators to explore “Coming Out of an Economic Downturn.”
Margaret Barry, associate professor, participated in a discussion titled “Measuring What Our Students Learn; Assessing What Our Faculty Teach.”
Mary Leary, associate professor, contributed to a workshop on constitutional law and individual rights.
Caprice Roberts, visiting professor, was a panelist for “Restitution Revival — The Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.”
Lucia Silecchia, professor, was part of a workshop that dealt with “The Changing Worlds of Trusts and Estates: Scholarship.”
Robert Miller, associate professor, theology and religious studies, delivered a paper on “Oral Tradition in the Old Testament” to the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament congress in Helsinki, Finland, on Aug. 1-6.
Rev. Mark Morozowich, assistant professor and associate dean for ministerial and seminary students, presented a paper titled "Jerusalem Celebration of Great Week Evening Services from Monday to Wednesday in the First Millennium" at the Third International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy in Volos, Greece, May 26-30. He also delivered addresses on "The Mystery of the Resurrection: Lent-Easter-Pentecost” and “Liturgical Time in the Eastern Church” at the annual conference of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., June 14-17. The theme of the conference was "Unfolding the Mystery of Christ – Exploring Liturgical Time."
Jerry Muller, professor and chair, history, gave a talk on “Capitalism and the Jews” at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on April 21. He gave a similar talk at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library on May 4.
Sten Odenwald, research professor of physics and senior astronomer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, participated in a panel discussion titled “Hot Topic: Solar Storms: Protecting Your Operations Against the Sun’s ‘Dark Side’ ” at the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.’s annual conference in Boston, April 25-29.
Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, clinical associate professor, theology and religious studies, delivered a June 18 address titled “The Relationship of Priests and Bishops Today” at the U.S. bishops’ spring meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. His remarks were published in the July 22 issue of Origins, a documentary service provided by Catholic News Service.
David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, library and information science, delivered a keynote address titled “Breaking Out of the Box: The Promise of Embedded Librarianship” at the South African Online Information Meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, Aug. 3-6.
George Smith, professor, law, delivered a lecture titled “Bioethics and Human Rights: Toward a New Constitutionalism” at the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 19.
John Kenneth White, professor, politics, discussed his book Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family and Religion Ended the Reagan Era at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., on May 15.
Rev. James Wiseman, O.S.B., professor, theology and religious studies, gave a talk titled "Christian Teaching on Greed and Its Relevance to the Recent Economic Crisis" on Capitol Hill on May 14 to a group of congressional staffers. The program was sponsored by Faith & Law, a nonprofit organization that helps congressional staff better understand the implications of the Christian worldview for their public service.
Melissa Flaim, lecturer, drama, starred in the one-woman play Treadwell: Bright and Dark at The American Century Theater in Arlington, Va., May 27-June 19.
“Joy! Because of the Circling Year,” a commissioned work by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, premiered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the American Guild of Organists National Convention on July 6.
Andrew Simpson, associate professor, music, provided accompaniment to several silent films as a soloist and as a member of the Snark Ensemble in July and August, including:
"The Seahawk” at the Library of Congress’ Mt. Pony Theater in Culpeper, Va., on July 10
Slapsticon, a four-day festival of silent and early sound films at the Rosslyn Spectrum in Arlington, Va., July 15-18
“Matinee Idol” and “Fiddlesticks” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on July 24
“The Way of the Strong” at the National Gallery of Art on July 31
“Maciste All’ Inferno” at the National Gallery of Art on Aug. 22
“A Gentleman of Paris” at the National Gallery of Art on Aug. 28
Rev. Regis J. Armstrong, O.F.M. Cap., John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies, co-wrote The Franciscan Tradition, the third volume of a Liturgical Press series titled Spirituality in History. The book was published in May.
Rev. Melvin Blanchette, S.S., rector, Theological College, and Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, associate clinical professor, theology and religious studies, were members of the Committee of Consultors who oversaw the five-year study on seminarians recently published as Psychological Assessment: The Testing and Screening of Candidates for Admission to the Priesthood in the U.S. Catholic Church. The study was undertaken by the Seminary Committee of the National Catholic Educational Association in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
Cara Drinan, assistant professor, law, wrote an issue brief titled “A Legislative Approach to Indigent Defense Reform” for the American Constitution Society.
Rev. John Ford, professor, theology and religious studies, wrote “Unity and Mission: A Pilgrimage of Accompaniment,” in the Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies.
Rev. John Paul Heil, S.S.D., professor, theology and religious studies, wrote the book Hebrews: Chiastic Structures and Audience Response, published by The Catholic Biblical Association of America as Vol. 46 in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series. He also wrote Philippians: Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ, published by the Society of Biblical Literature as Vol. 3 in the Early Christianity and Its Literature series.
Vadim Knyazev, associate professor, chemistry, co-wrote an article titled “Monte Carlo/RRKM/Classical Trajectories Modeling of Collisional Excitation and Dissociation of n-Butylbenzene Ion in Multipole Collision Cells of Tandem Mass Spectrometers” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A (Vol. 114).
V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, wrote the article “The Common Good against the Modern State? On MacIntyre’s Political Philosophy” for the Josephinum Journal of Theology (Vol. 16, No. 2).
Rev. Frank Matera, Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies, wrote the book Preaching Romans: Proclaiming God's Saving Grace, published in June by Liturgical Press.
Leopold May, professor emeritus, chemistry, wrote a chapter titled “Atomism before Dalton” in the book Atoms in Chemistry: From Dalton’s Predecessors to Complex Atoms and Beyond, published in August by the American Chemical Society. The chapter traces the development of the atomic theory of matter from the ancient Greeks and Hindus to the end of the 18th century.
Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, wrote the chapter “The Cradle of Catholicism: Catholic Education in Baltimore” for the book Urban Catholic Education: Tales of Twelve Cities. The book was published in May by the Alliance for Catholic Education Press.
Robert Miller, associate professor, theology and religious studies, published two articles on the book of Psalms: “The Origin of the Zion Hymns” in The Composition of the Book of Psalms and “The Zion Hymns as Instruments of Power” in Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
Nelson Minnich, professor, history, contributed entries to Oxford Online Renaissance Biographies, a website launched in April. His entries were titled “General Councils,” “Pisa I to Lateran V,” “Julius II” and “Leo X.”
Rev. James Wiseman, O.S.B., professor, theology and religious studies, wrote "The Eucharist: The Greatest of All Prayers" published in Emmanuel (July/August 2010). Father Wiseman published the final article in a trilogy about the Eucharist. Titled “What and Whom We Remember at Eucharist,” it appeared in the September/October issue of Emmanuel. In addition, several of his previous works have been reprinted in the past few months. His article “Enveloped by Mystery,” about the French Benedictine monk Henri Le Saux was included in the book God’s Harp String: The Life and Legacy of the Benedictine Monk Swami Abhishiktananda (Lantern Books 2010). Two books that he co-edited and contributed to have been reprinted under slightly different titles: The Spiritual Life: A Dialogue of Buddhist and Christian Monastics and Finding Peace in Troubled Times: Buddhist and Christian Monastics on Transforming Suffering, both published this year by Lantern Books.
Rev. Michael Witczak, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, wrote a review of the book One Baptism: Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism in the June issue of the journal Theological Studies.
A link to the finding aids to CUA’s digital archival collection was featured on the Society for American Archivists 2010 Description Expo website. The site provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about all aspects of archival description among those interested in description projects, descriptive standards and descriptive systems.
Four Catholic University law students were selected to receive fellowships from Equal Justice Works for summer 2010. The fellowships enabled them to pursue area opportunities to provide legal services to the underserved. The students and their summer project employers were:
Catherine Birdwell, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, Harlingen, Texas
Laura Cappuccio, Montgomery County Public Defender's Office, Rockville, Md.
Stephanie Ferner, Montgomery County Public Defender's Office, Rockville, Md.
Sarah Theodore, The Innocence Project, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C.
Rising second-year Catholic University law school student Will Haun was selected by The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies to serve as an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy's National Symposium Board. Throughout the summer of 2010, Haun edited submissions to the journal from law professors and judges across the country who contributed to the Federalist Society's symposium earlier this year. Haun is chapter president of The Federalist Society at Catholic University.
Kristen Laubacker, a junior media studies major, won a $10,000 scholarship for herself and $10,000 for a Washington, D.C., community kitchen by developing a prototype of a service project called the Lunch Bag Brigade, which provides sandwiches for the homeless. Laubacker won first place in May in the Call to Service Competition sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. As part of the competition, Laubacker used the tools of social media to promote her project, done in partnership with D.C. Central Kitchen, which received $10,000 from the foundation.
Ravita Majaraj, a 2010 CUA graduate with a doctorate in social work, presented her research on “Organizational Influences on the Fidelity of Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice in Community-Based Mental Health Organizations” at the 22nd National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. The event was held May 1 in Columbus, Ohio.
Two Catholic University students received the first-ever "People of Life" Student Leader Award at the Office of Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner on April 26. Lauren Roselli, a senior, and Thomas Nellson, a junior, were recognized for their continuous pro-life commitment and witness to fellow students and to the D.C. community. The People of Life Award recognizes those who have answered the call outlined by Pope John Paul II in The Gospel of Life by dedicating themselves to pro-life activities and to promoting respect for the dignity of the human person.