President John Garvey and Marie Kennedy, director of CUA’s Eugene I. Kane Student Fitness Center, were quoted in an April 12 Washington Post story about fitness options on local college campuses.
James Brennan, provost, was quoted in an April 6 The Hill (Washington, D.C.) article about master’s programs offered at area universities.
Cathy Wood, vice president for finance and treasurer, was a guest contributor for a regular feature in Business Officer (the magazine of the National Association of College and University Business Officers). Invited to write about "Your Favorite Thing" for the March 2011 issue of the magazine, she described the beauty of Catholic University's campus and its proximity to Washington's landmarks.
Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in an April 4 Postmedia News article about President Barack Obama’s re-election bid. The article was picked up by several newspapers in Canada. Schneck was quoted in an April 5 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about a recent survey that found American Catholics have more favorable views about same-sex couples than Americans in general and members of other Christian denominations. Schneck was quoted in a similar March 30 Windy City Times (Chicago) article. He was interviewed for a segment about the federal budget impasse in Congress and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) budget proposal that aired April 7 on NET’s “Currents” news program. He appeared on the program again on April 14 to discuss President Barack Obama’s budget proposals. NET is the television station for the Diocese of Brooklyn. He was quoted in an April 8 Washington Times article about Democratic female senators who protested a plan by Republicans to strip Planned Parenthood of funding in a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. Schneck was quoted in an April 16 National Post (Toronto) article about how the Republican party has been slow to field candidates for the presidential election in 2012. He was quoted in an April 27 Postmedia News article about President Barack Obama’s release of his birth certificate to prove he is a U.S. citizen. He also was quoted in an April 28 Postmedia News article about whether Donald Trump will seek the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2012. Those three articles were picked up by several other Canadian newspapers. Schneck wrote an April 29 online guest column for The Washington Post’s “On Faith” section about how Pope John Paul II’s social teachings reinvigorated Catholics.
John Convey, fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, was quoted in an April 14 Religion News Service article about non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools and convert to Catholicism during Easter.
William D’Antonio, fellow and adjunct professor of sociology, was quoted in an April 22 Religion News Service article about people who attend religious services in houses or small buildings.
Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, wrote a column for the April 18 issue of America magazine about children’s books that explore environmental stewardship themes. Her column appears regularly in the magazine.
Rev. Paul Sullins, fellow and associate professor of sociology, was quoted in two National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) articles (on April 5 and 11) about what Catholics think of homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
An April 14 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) online article previewed “120th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: Church, Labor, and the New Things of the Modern World,” a conference sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies to be held May 2 and 3 at CUA. Another April 14 National Catholic Reporter article summarized the event “Catholic Social Teaching in Action: A Symposium on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development” sponsored by the Institute of Policy Research & Catholic Studies and held at CUA on April 6.
Veryl Miles, dean, law, was featured in a cover-story article about changes in legal education in the May issue of Washington Lawyer.
Roger Colinvaux, associate professor, was quoted in an April 29 New York Times article about tax questions raised by a financial gift from Bose Corporation to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert Destro, professor, law, was featured in an April 7 segment on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “730 Report” about the right to free speech in the United States.
Megan La Belle, assistant professor, was quoted in an April 19 International Business Times article about a patent case involving Microsoft that was presented to the Supreme Court.
Amanda Leiter, associate professor, law, was quoted in an April 19 ABC News online article about a case brought before the Supreme Court by a coalition of U.S. states to determine if they can sue five of the country’s largest power companies to force them to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.
Suzette Malveaux, associate professor, law, was quoted in an April 2 New York Times article about whether some class action lawsuits are too large to deliver justice.
Mark Rienzi, assistant professor, law, was quoted in an April 5 State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.) article about an Illinois circuit court judge’s ruling in favor of two pharmacy owners who didn’t want to dispense or stock emergency contraception. The decision struck down a state law that compelled pharmacy owners to dispense emergency contraception. Rienzi served as the lawyer for one of the pharmacy owners. He was quoted in a similar April 5 LifeNews.com article and appeared in an April 6 Christian Broadcasting Network segment about the topic. He was interviewed by WAMU-FM on March 21 about a judge's ruling affecting pro-life counseling centers in Montgomery County, Md.
Library and Information Science
David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, library and information science, was quoted in an article about embedded librarianship in the March issue of Information Today.
John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in an April 11 Christian Science Monitor article about President Barack Obama’s role in the federal deficit reduction debate. He also was quoted in an April 23 Washington Examiner article about the number of commissions President Barack Obama has created since taking office.
Theology and Religious Studies
Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean, theology and religious studies, and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, was interviewed for a May 1 Washington Post story about how the Catholic canonization process works.
Rev. James Wiseman, professor, was interviewed for a documentary titled “The Asian and Abrahamic Religions: A Divine Encounter in America.” The film aired on public television nationwide in April. Locally it aired on WETA-TV on April 3.
CUA in General
A March 31 article on the National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) website noted that Rev. Ian Ker would be delivering an April 27 lecture at CUA titled “Newman’s Idea of a University — Some Misunderstandings.”
An April 5 Catholic News Service article summarized a speech titled “Why a ‘New Evangelization’ Now” by Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl at Catholic University on March 28.
An April 12 Catholic News Service article detailed the opening remarks made by Bishop Thomas J. Curry, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University” symposium held April 11-12 at CUA. Catholic News Service also issued two other stories about the symposium: an April 15 story about the “Virtue and Campus Life” discussion and an April 13 story about a roundtable discussion featuring presidents of Catholic universities from around the world.
The Associated Press issued a story on April 14 about a solar picnic table designed by students that was dedicated at an April 15 ceremony at CUA. That article was picked up by several media outlets including The Washington Post, WTTG-TV (Washington, D.C.), WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.), Connecticut Post, Greenwich (Conn.) Time, and The News-Times (Danbury, Conn.). An April 15 Washington Business Journal article, an April 15 WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.) segment and an April 18 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Bulletin newsletter article also featured the solar picnic table. Local News Service covered the April 15 ceremony.