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July, 2019

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President John Garvey was interviewed Jan. 28 on Telecare TV’s “Everyday Faith Live!” program about his inauguration and Catholic higher education. On Feb. 9 he was interviewed by Russian Television International in conjunction with a visit to campus by Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev. Garvey was quoted in a Feb. 11 Washington Business Journal article about how D.C. area university presidents view their schools’ role in the development of the city. He was featured in a Feb. 13 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) front page Q-and-A about Catholic education. That issue also featured a separate article about his inauguration. Garvey was interviewed for a Feb. 18 piece in the National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) about Catholic identity at Catholic colleges and universities. His inauguration on Jan. 25 was the subject of a Feb. 20 article in Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.). Garvey was interviewed Feb. 22 by Rev. Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, for the Sirius XM Satellite Radio show “A Conversation with the Archbishop.” The interview focused on Garvey’s inaugural year theme of “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University” and his vision for CUA.



James Brennan, provost, wrote a piece on how to improve higher education for a Feb. 26 Washington Post blog.

Thomasine Johnson
, director of public safety, was quoted in a Feb. 9 Georgetown Current (Washington, D.C.) article about an order issued by D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier that would strengthen the role of university police in calls for service to off-campus locations linked to D.C. universities.



Jon Anderson
, chair and professor, was quoted in a Jan. 28 Globe and Mail (Toronto) article about the role of the TV network Al Jazeera in the Middle East. He also was quoted in a Feb. 10 article about the Muslim Brotherhood on the Talking Points Memo website.




Matthew Barrick, lecturer, was a guest on WAMU-FM’s “Kojo Nnamdi Show” on Feb. 15 to discuss personal photos posted to social media websites. 



Mike Allen, athletic director, was featured in a Feb. 17 Catholic Sports Net online article about his work making several upgrades in the athletic department.

Business and Economics

Andrew Abela, chair and associate professor of marketing, and Meredith Kirsch, a student in the new master’s in business analysis (M.S.B.A.) program, appeared on EWTN’s “The World Over” on Feb. 17 to discuss the M.S.B.A. program.  

CUA Press

Trevor Lipscombe, director, was featured in a Feb. 14 Chronicle of Higher Education Q-and-A article about his role as director of CUA Press and his physics research.


A report by a team of professors from CUA’s Department of Education was cited in a Feb. 2 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about the need for more Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

John Convey, fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, was quoted in a Jan. 29 Clarion Herald (New Orleans) article about his work on a strategic plan for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He also was quoted in a Feb. 9 New York Observer article about the increasing costs of Catholic education. He was interviewed Feb. 25 about Catholic education on Relevant Radio.


Margaret Barry, professor, was quoted in a Feb. 1 National Law Journal article about the possibility the American Bar Association would make the Law School Admissions Test voluntary for applicants. 

Marshall Breger, professor, wrote a Jan. 26 Huffington Post article about a visit last summer to Nazi concentration camps by a delegation of Muslim leaders. Breger, who came up with the idea for the trip, led the delegation. He also was quoted in a Feb. 9 Forward (New York City) article about the Muslim Brotherhood and its potential role in Egypt’s future. 

Mark Rienzi, assistant professor, was quoted in a Feb. 1 Catholic News Service article about a  U.S. District Court judge's ruling that it is unconstitutional to require pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs with language mandated by the government. He also was quoted in a similar Feb. 11 Washington Times article.  

A Feb. 17 Epoch Times (Washington, D.C.) article summarized the Feb. 8 panel discussion “Civil Society in China: Can the ‘Soft’ Power of the U.S. Help?” The event was sponsored by the Columbus School of Law and was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Media Studies

Alexander Russo, associate professor, was interviewed by Michigan Public Radio on Jan. 31 about the original “Green Hornet” radio program.


Andrew Simpson, professor and chair of theory and composition, was featured in a Feb. 11 Library of Congress Gazette article about his work as a silent film accompanist.


John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in a Feb. 3 Washington Examiner article about how the crisis in Egypt has eclipsed President Barack Obama’s recent efforts to promote job growth.


Lewis Carney and Lauren Keates, students in the University’s new master’s in business analysis program, were featured in a Jan. 27 Arlington Catholic Herald story about how they are helping Diocese of Arlington schools improve their marketing plans.

Victor David, a freshman politics major, was quoted in a Feb. 2 Catholic News Service article about The Mass: The Glory, The Mystery, The Tradition, a new book by Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor.  

Andrew Haines, a doctoral candidate in philosophy, wrote a Feb. 10 Catholic News Agency article about the intersection between faith and reason. He also wrote a Feb. 21 Catholic News Agency article about conceiving a child with his wife at a young age and perceiving God’s will for them as parents.

Colin Schmitt, a junior politics major, was quoted in a Feb. 21 Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.) article about his work, along with his political action committee, to eliminate pensions for New York state lawmakers who also receive full salaries.

CUA in General

The Jan. 16 issue of the National Catholic Register noted that CUA would be hosting several events related to the cardinal virtue of justice in January as part of a four-month-long campaign to celebrate the cardinal virtues. The campaign is part of President John Garvey’s inaugural year theme of “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.” On Feb. 16, the Arlington Catholic Herald featured an article about the upcoming April 11–12 symposium at CUA that will have the same theme as President Garvey's inaugural year theme.

Catholic News Service and RTVi (Russian Television International) covered the Feb. 9 lecture “The Intersection of Music and Faith” by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, archbishop of Volokolamsk and a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow. Zenit News Agency subsequently published the lecture.

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