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125th Anniversary

An April 10 Washington Post blog noted that the CUA community completed 352,627 hours of service in honor of the University’s 125th anniversary. That same article ran in the print edition of the paper on April 12.

An April 11 Catholic News Agency article and an April 11 National Catholic Register article (North Haven, Conn.) described a Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to commemorate the anniversary. A separate National Catholic Register article on April 19 focused on the anniversary and the school’s history. President John Garvey, Education Archivist Maria Mazzenga, and Monsignor Robert Sokolowski, Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy, were quoted in that article.

Students Louie Feagans, Joanna Gardner, and Conor Maloney were quoted in an April 26 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article about the number of hours the CUA community completed for the Cardinal Service Commitment.



President John Garvey was quoted in an April 12 National Catholic Register article about a statement on religious liberty issued by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The April 22 issue of Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) contained a special college section on “Building Virtue.” An excerpt from Garvey’s 2011 inaugural address “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University” was featured in the section. Also featured was an excerpt from a presentation given in April 2011 by Rev. Terrence Henry, T.O.R., president of the Franciscan University of Stuebenville, at the “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University” symposium held at CUA. An excerpt from a presentation at the same symposium by John Rist, current Father Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy, also ran in the section.


Architecture and Planning

Randall Ott, dean, and William Jelen, director of CUAdc, were quoted in an April 10 Catholic News Agency article about a modern-day hermitage designed by CUA architecture students that is being built in Washington, D.C. The hermitage also was the subject of a March 30 News Channel 8 (Washington, D.C.) story and an April 19 Architect magazine story.



Roland Nardone, professor emeritus, was featured in an April 21 Wall Street Journal Q-and-A about his efforts to get scientists to routinely test the cell lines they use for research.


Business and Economics

Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor, was quoted in an April 17 Deseret News (Salt Lake City) article about how stay-at-home mothers impact the economy. She discussed a similar topic on "The Laura Ingraham Show" on April 25. She also was a guest on the April 18 edition of National Public Radio’s “Diane Rehm Show” to discuss Spain’s clash with Argentina over the nationalization of an oil company.


Canon Law

Rev. Robert J. Kaslyn, S.J., dean, was interviewed for an April 20 “CBS Evening News” segment about a Vatican reprimand to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a group that represents the majority of the 57,000 women religious in the United States.



Diane Bunce, professor, was featured in the “3-Minute Interview” section of The Washington Examiner on April 4. She was interviewed about the chemistry of egg dyeing. 



Leonard DeFiore, Brother Patrick Ellis Professor of Education, was quoted in an April 4 Clarion Herald (New Orleans) article about a consultation meeting he led for a study of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, He is conducting the study with John Convey, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education. Convey and DeFiore also were quoted in an April 30 front-page Times-Picayune (New Orleans) article about the study.


Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

A March 29 Catholic Star Herald (Camden, N.J.) article summarized a talk Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, gave March 23 at Rutgers University. The talk was titled “Politics & the Pews: Your Faith, Your Vote & the 2012 Election.” He was quoted in an April 10 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about the role of the Latino vote in the 2012 presidential election. He was interviewed for an April 16 National Public Radio segment about how Jesus might feel about the role and size of the U.S. government.

John Convey, fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, was quoted in an April 13 Monitor (Trenton, N.J.) article about a study he will lead on the schools of the Diocese of Trenton.

Robert Destro, fellow and professor of law, was a guest on National Public Radio’s “Diane Rehm Show” on April 11 to discuss a new Tennessee law that would allow teachers to challenge theories of climate change and evolution in public schools. He also was quoted in an April 15 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about how conscience protections may be affected if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the constitutionality of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Catholic News Service, the Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.), and summarized the symposium Lapsed Catholics: Old & New Theories, Contemporary Voices, and the New Evangelization held March 22 at CUA and sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies.



Marshall Breger, professor, was quoted in an April 16 Forward (New York City) article about relations between Jews and Christian evangelicals.

An April 13 Catholic News Service story summarized the April 11 lecture “Religious Freedom and the Inadequacy of Conscience” by Stephen Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University. The event was held at the Columbus School of Law.



Antti Pulkkinen, associate professor and associate director of the Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, was quoted in a March 22 story on modeling extreme space weather.



Professors Claes Ryn and John Kenneth White were quoted in an April 30 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about the role of the Catholic vote in the 2012 presidential election.


Theology and Religious Studies

Rev. Mark Morozowich, acting dean, was interviewed for a March 30 “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” segment on PBS about where Jesus may be buried.

Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, was quoted in an April 20 Catholic News Service article about secularism in America.



Lucas Oliveira and Guilherme Cruzatto, engineering students from Brazil studying at Catholic University, were quoted in an April 9 BBC Brasil story about the Brazilian government scholarship program that brought them to the United States. The two are among a group of seven Brazilian students who arrived at Catholic University to study in January.