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President John Garvey wrote an article for the November issue of First Things about the Catholic intellectual tradition and the role that Catholic universities play today. A Nov. 17 Catholic News Service article summarized a Nov. 15 address President Garvey delivered to the U.S. Catholic bishops at their annual meeting in Baltimore. Garvey spoke about how the university is looking at ways to develop the intellectual Catholic tradition beyond the schools of theology, canon law and philosophy. He was featured in a Catholic News Service video segment on the same topic.

President Garvey has become a regular monthly contributor for Catholic News Service. His first column, about how parents should think twice before purchasing violent video games for their children, ran on the news service’s wire on Nov. 19.  



Travis Price, adjunct professor, architecture and planning, was quoted in a Nov. 17 Metropolis Magazine article about a retreat center in Finland built this summer by CUA architecture students as part of the Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design program.


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Rev. John Foster, assistant professor, was quoted in a Nov. 10 Scripps Howard News Service article about whether Catholic clergy can use iPads containing the Roman Missal to say Mass.


Diane Bunce, professor, was quoted in a Nov. 23 Inside Science News Service article about the chemistry of Thanksgiving food.

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in an Oct. 28 Christianity Today article about the possible midterm elections defeat of several pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives. He was quoted in a Nov. 3 Religion News Service article about religious outreach by Democrats. Schneck discussed the midterm elections Nov. 4 on “Across the Nation with Bob Dunning” on Sirius Radio’s Catholic Channel. He was quoted in a Nov. 5 Catholic San Francisco article about how the results of the midterm elections may impact issues important to Catholics. Schneck was quoted in a Nov. 13 The Tablet (London) cover story about the political divisions among Catholics in the United States. He wrote an article for the Nov. 15 issue of America magazine about how the midterm elections results may not bode well for issues important to Catholics. He was quoted in a Nov. 23 Catholic News Agency article about how the tea party movement does and does not align with Catholic social teaching.

John Convey, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, was quoted in a Nov. 21 Times-Picayune (New Orleans) article about the decline in enrollment in Catholic schools in Louisiana. Leonard DeFiore, research associate professor and Brother Patrick Ellis Professor of Education, was mentioned in the same article.

Matthew Green, fellow and assistant professor of politics, was quoted in a Nov. 4 AOL News article about Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s legacy as Speaker of the House of Representatives. He also wrote a Nov. 4 blog entry for The Hill about whether Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be able to reduce partisan conflict in Congress as the likely next Speaker of the House of Representatives. Green was quoted in an NPR blog entry about whether Pelosi should seek to become minority leader in the House. He was quoted in a similar Nov. 5 article in the Chicago Tribune. Green participated in a Nov. 15 panel discussion titled “The Role of Minority Parties in Congress” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. The discussion was aired live by C-SPAN. He was quoted in a Nov. 17 Los Angeles Times article about Pelosi’s election as minority leader. He was quoted in a Nov. 20 AOL News article about the realities new Republican representatives will face once they begin working in Congress. He was quoted in a Nov. 22 Baltimore Sun article about the working relationship between Pelosi and Boehner. That article also ran in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 23.

Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, wrote a column for the Oct. 25 issue of America about the need to include more women in official peace processes. Her column appears regularly in the magazine. 

Maria Mazzenga, fellow and education archivist, was quoted in a Nov. 24 Catholic News Service article about the founding of several Catholic organizations in 1910.


Clifford Fishman, professor, participated in a live Q-and-A on The Washington Post’s website on Nov. 15 to discuss the arrest of Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife on charges of evidence tampering and destroying evidence.

Suzette Malveaux, associate professor, was quoted in a Nov. 8 Washington Post article about a former Hooters waitress’s attempts to bring a class action suit against the restaurant company. 

Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, wrote a Nov. 17 Huffington Post article arguing that the Obama administration must use whatever means necessary to appoint federal officials whose nominations have been stalled in the Senate.


Jessica Bachicha, a doctoral candidate in music, was profiled in a Nov. 4 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article about her training as a singer who is blind. Bachicha played the Queen of the Night in CUA's recent production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."

The Nov. 1 issue of The Washington Post featured a review of the Oct. 29 performance of “The Magic Flute” at CUA.


John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in an Oct. 24 Greenwich (Conn.) Time article about the historical popularity of Republicans in that town. He was interviewed on China Radio International for a Nov. 5 segment about the midterm elections in the United States. White was quoted in a Nov. 7 Washington Examiner article about the strength of the Democratic Party in Maryland. He was featured in a Nov. 7 The World (Rio de Janeiro) Q-and-A about the future of American politics in the wake of the elections. 

Theology and Religious Studies

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, was quoted in a Nov. 20 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the vestments Cardinal Donald Wuerl will wear as a newly elevated member of the College of Cardinals.

Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of systematic theology, wrote a Nov. 8 America article about how the Catholic bishops of the United States can advance Christian unity and ecumenism.

Rev. James Wiseman, O.S.B., professor, was quoted in a Nov. 6 Arkansas Democrat Gazette article about the congregation of an Arkansas Anglican church that voted to become Roman Catholic.

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