Awards and Honors
Andrew Yeo, assistant professor, politics, has been awarded a fellowship from the East Asia Institute based in Seoul, South Korea, to participate in the Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia. Yeo was one of five recipients worldwide. The program provides up to $10,000 for each of the fellows to present seminars and lectures based on an unpublished manuscript. Yeo will present his research at Peking University in Beijing; Keio University in Tokyo; and the East Asia Institute in Seoul.
Andrew Weaver, assistant professor, music, received a subvention of $1,180 from the Margarita M. Hanson Fund of the American Musicological Society for his book Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III: Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years’ War, forthcoming from Ashgate.
On the Road
Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean of theology and religious studies and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, delivered two lectures for a study day on the Roman Missal for the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, on Feb. 5. The lectures were titled “From the Missale Romanum to the Sacramentary for Mass to The Roman Missal” and "What We Pray, What We Believe, How We Live."
Katherine Jansen, associate professor, history, gave a lecture titled “The Politics of Peacemaking in Late Medieval Florence” at Princeton University in New Jersey on Feb. 15.
Charles Jones, associate dean for graduate studies and associate professor, theology and religious studies, presented the concluding remarks at “The World of Matteo Ricci: an International Colloquium” on Jan. 15 at Penn State University (State College, Pa.).
Michael Kimmage, associate professor, history, participated in a discussion about the book Age of Fracture by Daniel Rogers at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 12.
Robert Miller, associate professor, theology and religious studies, presented a paper titled “What Are the Nations Doing in the Chaoskampf?” at the symposium, "Creation and Chaos: Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel's Chaoskampf Hypothesis," held Feb. 11-13 at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Nelson Minnich, professor, history, gave a lecture titled “Luther, Cajetan, and ‘Pastor Aeternus’ (1516) of Lateran V on Conciliar Authority” on Feb. 17 at a conference titled “Luther in Rome” held at the German Historical Institute in Rome.
Charles Nguyen, dean, engineering, delivered a keynote address titled “The Impact of Globalized Education on College Students” at a Feb. 26 awards banquet in Silver Spring, Md., sponsored by the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies.
Karla Simon, professor, law, participated in the “Conference on Civil Society and Nonprofits in China” held by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University Jan. 21-23. Simon spoke as part of a panel that dealt with the regulation of nonprofits and policy evolution, addressing specifically the legal and policy environment for civil society in today's China with an emphasis on philanthropy.
James Zabora, dean, social work, was the moderator for a Feb. 16 panel titled “The Implications of Healthcare Reform for the Social Work Professional,” held in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) and the Congressional Social Work Caucus.
Twenty of CUA's faculty, students, and former students participated in the annual meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy in San Francisco Jan. 7-9. Papers were presented by several members of the CUA community. Others participated in the discussion of scholarly papers. The Catholic Academy of Liturgy met the day before the annual meeting and Rev. Michael Witczak, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, served as respondent to three papers on various aspects of the new translation of the latest edition of the Missal of Vatican II.