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President John Garvey was featured in an Oct. 6 Q-and-A article on the National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) website about Pope Benedict XVI’s contributions to the life of the Catholic Church. President Garvey’s answer focused on Catholic education. He also was was quoted in an Oct. 20 Catholic News Service article about the appointment of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke (CUA alumnus and former trustee) and Archbishop Donald Wuerl (CUA chancellor, alumnus and trustee) to the College of Cardinals.



Kathryn Jennings, associate dean of students, was interviewed for an Oct. 19 WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.) segment on how college officials combat drug and alcohol abuse on campus.



Jon Klein, head of the M.F.A. playwriting program, was quoted in an Oct. 20 Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.) article about a local staging of “Bunnicula.” The musical was adapted by Klein from a children’s book.

An Oct. 4 Washington Times article noted that Gary Sloan, head of the M.F.A. acting program, was the narrator for an Oct. 3 Virginia Chamber Orchestra performance of “Enoch Arden.” The article noted that “Sloan’s ability to project and emphasize Enoch’s growing desperation enhanced an already strong performance from the orchestra.”

Facilities Maintenance and Operations

The grounds of The Catholic University of America were pictured on the cover of the September/October issue of PGMS Forum, the publication of the Professional Grounds Management Society. The university was mentioned as a winner of a 2009 Green Star Award, an honor given to grounds management professionals. 


Jerry Muller, chair and professor, history, was quoted in an Oct. 7 article about teaching capitalism on college campuses. He was featured in an Oct. 14 Jewish Ledger (West Hartford, Conn.) Q-and-A article about his research on what has shaped Jewish success in capitalist societies. 

Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences

Antti Pulkkinen, research associate, was quoted in an Oct. 26 story that appeared on the NASA website about a forecasting system that would protect the North American power grid from solar storms. Pulkkinen is the leader on the project being developed at NASA.

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Postmedia News article about the departure of Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff.  Schneck was quoted in an Oct. 17 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about whether the tea party movement is in sync with Catholic teaching.

Matthew Green, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and assistant professor of politics, wrote an Oct. 20 The Hill online article about comparisons between the midterm elections of 1994 and 2010.

An Oct. 6 online National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article previewed the institute’s Oct. 13 event “Religion & the 2010 Elections: The Impact of Religious Issues and Religious Voters.” The event was covered by a variety of media outlets, including CNN Radio and TV as well as Catholic News Service.


Marshall Breger, professor, was quoted in an Oct. 11 JTA News Service article about how Jewish leaders are preparing to deal with newly elected lawmakers who may be unfamiliar with issues important to the Jewish community.

Cara Drinan, assistant professor, was quoted in an Oct. 3 Missouri Lawyers Media article about a U.S. Senate bill that would permit the Department of Justice to sue states or counties that don’t provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.

Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, wrote an Oct. 11 National Law Journal article about the false belief that Congress must be in recess for a minimum amount of time before the president can make recess appointments. He wrote a similar article for the Huffington Post on Oct. 11.

Voice of America television covered the Oct. 5 event “Islam and America: The Challenge of Expanding the Judeo-Christian Paradigm,” sponsored by the Columbus School of Law and held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.


Jessica Bachicha, doctoral candidate in music, was profiled in an Oct. 25 Chronicle of Higher Education article about her training as a singer who happens to be blind. Bachicha played the Queen of the Night in CUA's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Sharon Christman, associate professor and chair of the voice program, also was quoted in the article.

An Oct. 1 Washington Post article noted that Murry Sidlin, professor, music, would conduct the concert-drama “Defiant Requiem” about Jewish prisoners performing Verdi’s Requiem in a Nazi concentration camp on Oct. 6 at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reviewed the sold-out performance on Oct. 8, noting that “Sidlin’s setting of the music, incorporating film of the camp, interviews with survivors, and actors describing the dramatic background, was handled with both dignity and power, and pushed the requiem to even more harrowing depths and exalting heights.” Sidlin was quoted in an Oct. 8 Catholic News Service article about the Kennedy Center performance and how he created “Defiant Requiem.”

Andrew Simpson, associate professor and coordinator for the master's program in composition, was quoted in an Oct. 14 Star-Exponent (Culpeper, Va.) article about the unveiling of a new organ at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater. Simpson played the organ for the first time as the house accompanist for the theater.


John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in an Oct. 11 Washington Examiner article about how Maryland’s black population and union members have kept the state Democratic even though support for Republicans has increased nationwide ahead of the upcoming elections. He was quoted in an Oct. 11 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about how the anti-incumbent sentiment among voters may impact Democrats. White also was quoted in an Oct. 11 Lantern (the student newspaper at Ohio State University) article about whether President Barack Obama will help or hurt Democrats while campaigning.


David Jobes, professor, psychology, was quoted in an Oct. 21 Hook (Charlottesville, Va.) article about the investigation into the suicide of the managing editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Theology and Religious Studies

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean of theology and religious studies and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, was quoted in an Oct. 20 Washington Post story about the appointment of Archbishop Donald Wuerl and 23 other Catholic leaders to the College of Cardinals. Cardinal-designate Wuerl is an alumnus and chancellor of the university. Monsignor Irwin also was interviewed for an Oct. 20 Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.) segment on the appointment of the Washington archbishop.

An Oct. 16 Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) article quoted remarks made by Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, at an Oct. 15 discussion titled “The Church of Christ and Ecumenism 10 Years After Dominus Iesus: a Symposium on Christian Division and Reconciliation.” The article summarized the event held at the University of Scranton.

Vitreous State Laboratory

A July 2010 Nuclear News article summarized a new technology that was created by CUA’s Vitreous State Laboratory to double the amount of radioactive waste that can be processed annually at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C.


Students Alex Boucher, Liz Conway, Drew Earnest, John Eby, Will Tarraza and Kenny White were interviewed for an Oct. 20 Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.) segment about the appointment of Archbishop Donald Wuerl to the College of Cardinals.

Freshman Bianca Falso was quoted in an Oct. 2 Washington Examiner article about the “One Nation” rally held in Washington, D.C., the same day.

The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio) website noted on Oct. 5 that senior Joe St. George is participating in the White House Internship Program this fall.

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