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A Nov. 26 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article summarized the remarks President John Garvey delivered to the U.S. Catholic bishops at their annual meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 15.

A Dec. 19 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article noted that preparations were underway for Garvey's inauguration as CUA's 15th president on Jan. 25.

Garvey and CUA students Ali Basiri, Reef Al-Shabnan, and Kenny White were quoted in a Dec. 20 front-page Washington Post story about the increasing number of Muslim students attending Catholic colleges in the United States. President Garvey was interviewed on National Public Radio about the same topic on Dec. 23.  

WAMU-FM recorded an interview with President Garvey that was pegged to his inauguration and ran in two parts. The first part aired on Jan. 18. The second ran on Jan. 25, the day of his inauguration. Student Natalia Siegel also was interviewed for that segment.

A number of media outlets covered the Garvey inauguration, including the The Washington Post, Boston Globe, EWTN, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Catholic Standard, National ReviewOur Sunday Visitor, Local News Service and NBC4 TV. EWTN broadcast the entire event live to a worldwide audience of 160 millions households. The broadcast was also picked up by two other Catholic television outlets, Catholic TV and Telecare. The Catholic Standard article was picked up by Catholic News Service and run on its wires.



Frank Persico, vice president for university relations and chief of staff, was quoted in the December issue of Special Events Galore! newsletter about how to maximize fundraising while keeping costs low for fundraising events. He also was quoted in the December issue of the newsletter The Volunteer Management Report on how to use volunteers from within an organization to work on special events.



Franny Murray
, equipment manager for CUA’s athletic programs, was quoted in a Jan. 27 Washington Examiner article about CUA’s Jan. 29 celebration of 100 years of basketball at the university. The Jan. 29 issue of The Washington Post also previewed the celebration.

CUA Press


The Dec. 29 issue of the Catonsville (Md.) Times noted that Trevor Lipscombe had been appointed director of CUA Press. Lipscombe is a resident of Catonsville. The Dec. 31 issue of the Washington Business Journal also noted his appointment.


A Dec. 16 Clarion Herald (New Orleans) article noted that faculty members from CUA’s education department would be helping the Archdiocese of New Orleans launch a strategic plan for its schools.

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Dec. 15 Huffington Post article about two U.S. senators who attempted to delay passage of the New START Treaty. He was quoted in a Jan. 3 USA Today opinion piece about why Catholicism is good for America. He also wrote a commentary on the societal and political implications of the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., for the Jan. 18 issue of the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost.

John Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education and fellow, was quoted in a Jan. 18 Catholic News Agency article about the possible causes for declining enrollment in Catholic schools.

Matthew Green, fellow and assistant professor of politics, was quoted in a Dec. 7 AOL News article about an agreement President Barack Obama made with Republicans in Congress to extend tax cuts to all income levels in exchange for extending unemployment benefits. He was quoted in a Jan. 5 AOL News article about the number of House Democrats who voted against the appointment of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as their leader in the House of Representatives.

Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, wrote a column for the Dec. 6 issue of America about how it can be hard to discern God’s presence in places of enduring violence. She also wrote a column for the Dec. 13 issue of America in which she recommended children’s books to purchase for Christmas. Her column appears regularly in the magazine.

Stephen McKenna, fellow and chair and associate professor of media studies, was quoted in a Jan. 24 Toronto Star article about the State of the Union address.


Roger Colinvaux, associate professor, was quoted in a Dec. 2 New York Times article about proposed cuts to charitable tax deductions. He also was interviewed for a Dec. 15 Washington Post article about the lobbyist for the Fraternal Order of Police and his role in the national gun debate.

Suzettte Malveaux, associate professor, was interviewed Dec. 31 by her twin sister, anchor Suzanne Malveaux, on CNN's "The Situation Room." She discussed a suggestion by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts to solve what he called “the persistent problem of judicial vacancies.”


Prasad Senesi, assistant professor, and his wife, Thau-Nhi, were featured in a Dec. 7 “ABC News on Campus” segment about professors who live in residence halls. 


Murry Sidlin, professor, music, was featured in a Dec. 10 "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" TV segment about “Defiant Requiem” and a performance of that concert-drama at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The program, created by Sidlin, pays tribute to performances of Verdi's Requiem by Jewish prisoners at the Terezín concentration camp.


John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in a Dec. 23 National Journal article about presidential vacations. He also was quoted in a Jan. 3 Washington Examiner article about the possibility President Barack Obama will use his executive powers more often, now that Republicans have the majority in the House of Representatives.


Bronislaw Misztal, professor and chair, sociology, was quoted in a Dec. 3 Miami Herald article about the increase in the number of protests by citizens in Cuba.

Theology and Religious Studies

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, was quoted in a Dec. 17 Boston Pilot article about translating changes to the Roman Missal.

Rev. Brian Johnstone, C.SS.R., Warren Blanding Chair of Religion and Culture, was quoted in a Dec. 20 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about the moral theory of “proportionalism” and how it may relate to the clergy sex abuse scandal.

William Mattison, assistant professor, was quoted in a Dec. 23 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about whether condom use is considered intrinsically evil in all circumstances.

Rev. Michael Witczak, assistant professor, was quoted in a Dec. 5 Washington Post article about how early people begin putting up Christmas decorations.


Jessica Bachicha, a doctoral candidate in music, was featured in a Dec. 3 "Working Woman" segment on WLJA-TV (Washington, D.C.) about her training as a singer who is blind.

Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Gebo, a doctoral candidate in music, performed on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Dec. 2. He also was featured in a Dec. 20 Washington Examiner Q-and-A about his performance on the show and his career as an Army musician.

Victoria Kark, a doctoral candidate in nursing, wrote a Dec. 1 Advance for Nurses article on the myths associated with nursing research.

Rev. Aaron Kuhn, a graduate student in canon law, was quoted in a Jan. 25 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about this year’s March for Life.

Matthew Parent, a graduate student in politics, was quoted in a Jan. 12 Republican (Springfield, Mass.) article about his years as an intern in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Joe St. George, a senior politics major, was featured in a Dec. 23 WKBN-TV (Youngstown, Ohio) story about his plans to sing “O Holy Night” during his parish’s Christmas Eve Mass.

Voice of America TV visited campus to film a segment about Muslim students at CUA on Jan. 6 and 13. Interviewed for the segment were students Reef Al-Shabnan, Elise Crawford, and Kenny White, as well as Dean of Admissions Christine Mica, University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M., Conv., and Assistant Vice President for Global Education Tanith Fowler Corsi. The segment is scheduled to be broadcast to millions of people in more than 30 countries.

CUA in General

The Dec. 13 issue of The Catholic Sun (Phoenix) noted that CUA would hold its annual Cardinals Dinner in the Diocese of Phoenix on May 6. The annual event raises money for scholarships for CUA students.

A Dec. 15 Washington Post blog entry featured the annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party hosted by The House.

The Jan. 20 issue of The Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) featured two photos of CUA students participating in a day of community service on Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Approximately 300 members of the CUA community — including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne — participated.

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