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President John Garvey was interviewed by Vatican Radio on Sept. 11 about the conference International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good, held at CUA. On Sept. 20, the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate published an essay Garvey wrote on the need for civility in American politics as part of Civility in America, a lecture series held at the Ferguson Library in Stamford and sponsored by the library, the city of Stamford, The Dilenschneider Group, and Hearst Media Services. Garvey and Robert Destro, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and professor of law, were quoted in a Sept. 28 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about religious freedom.



Christine Mica, dean of admissions, and Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education, were quoted in a Sept. 17 Dayton (Ohio) Daily News article about the increasing number of Muslim students enrolling at Catholic colleges and universities. 



Jon Anderson, chair and professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 28 article about whether music and dance are prohibited by Islam.



A Sept. 21 Zenit news agency article previewed the Department of Art’s exhibit “Celebrating Vatican II: A Spirited Response in Art and Design.”


Canon Law

Rev. John Beal, professor, was quoted in a Sept. 9 Boston Globe article about the number of clergy sex abuse cases log-jammed in the canonical court in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Monsignor Thomas J. Green, Stephan Kuttner Distinguished Professor of Canon Law, was quoted in a Sept. 13 Chicago Tribune article about an Illinois priest who will return to ministry after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a teenager in the 1970s. The Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, said the case did not meet the criteria of a crime under Church law at that time.



The fall 2012 issue of the Brookland Heartbeat (Washington, D.C.) previewed the fall drama and music performances at CUA.



Shavaun Wall, professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 9 Chronicle of Higher Education article about the payback requirements for students who receive Individuals With Disabilities Education Act grants. 


Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, was quoted in an Aug. 24 Associated Press article about the role of the Catholic vote in the presidential election. He was quoted in a similar Sept. 10 America article. Schneck was quoted in a Sept. 2 United Press International article about the lawsuits President Barack Obama is facing that oppose the contraception mandate in his health-care reform law. He was quoted in a Sept. 4 Time blog about the group Democrats for Life of America. Schneck spoke about pro-life Democrats on the Sept. 6 broadcast of EWTN’s “The World Over with Raymond Arroyo.” He spoke about the topic as a guest on PBS’ “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” on Sept. 7. Schneck was quoted in a Sept. 7 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about the Democratic National Convention. He was quoted in a Sept. 9 Wisconsin State Journal article about the Catholic background of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and how it affects his appeal to voters. He was quoted in the same paper in a Sept. 16 column about the Catholic vote. An Oct. 1 Weekly Standard article examined Schneck’s claim that abortions would increase if Mitt Romney were elected president.

William D’Antonio, fellow and adjunct professor of sociology, was quoted in a Sept. 2 USA Today article about the role of religion in this year’s presidential election.

An Aug. 25 Miami Herald story about the Seventh National Conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders quoted Robert Destro, fellow and professor of law. Destro was a speaker at the event. He was quoted in a similar Aug. 29 Catholic News Service article. Destro was interviewed for a Sept. 26 Voice of America segment about the First Amendment and the airing of viewpoints that may be offensive or insulting.

Maria Mazzenga, fellow and education archivist, was interviewed by Fairness Radio on Aug. 28 about the differences between vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and Monsignor John Ryan, a leading early 20th century social justice advocate.

Several news outlets covered the conference International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good, including the National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.), Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.), Origins, National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.), National Review Online, Liberty Magazine, The New Republic, Catholic News Service, America, Zenit, and Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.). The institute was a co-sponsor of the event with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services.



Clifford Fishman, professor, was quoted in a Sept. 12 Poynter online article about websites dedicated to posting mug shots.

Megan La Belle, assistant professor, was quoted in an Aug. 27 Chronicle of Higher Education article about a recent trademark case involving the University of Alabama.

Mary Leary, associate professor, was quoted in a Sept. 25 article on the Daily Titan website about a Microsoft grant to fund research on technology’s role in sex trafficking. Leary received a portion of the grant.

Patrick Mulloy, lecturer, was featured on The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times on Sept. 5. The article focused on his presence at the Democratic National Convention and his use of that venue to publicize what he considers one of the country’s biggest problems: trade deficits.

Mark Rienzi, assistant professor, was quoted in a Sept. 21 story about a ruling by an Illinois appellate court that the state cannot force pharmacies and pharmacists to sell abortion-inducing drugs in violation of their religion. Rienzi represented pharmacists in the case that began in 2005.



Emil Chudnovsky, instructor, was quoted in a Sept. 7 Washington Post article about violin maker Howard Needham.

In September, several silent film scores by Andrew Simpson, professor of music and head of the theory and composition division, were broadcast on Turner Classic Movies. Simpson was asked to contribute several scores that aired during a spotlight on early film comedian and studio head Mack Sennett (of Keystone Cops fame). The scores will be part of a major DVD/BluRay release titled “The Mack Sennett Collection,” upcoming in 2013. Simpson completed six scores broadcast during the spotlight. They are: “A Submarine Pirate,” “Fatty and Mabel Adrift,” “The Manicure Lady,” “The Water Nymph,” “Life in the Balance,” and “Recreation.” 



John Kenneth White, professor, was quoted in an Aug. 25 Catholic News Agency article about the role of the Hispanic vote in the presidential election. 


Theology and Religious Studies

Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, was interviewed Sept. 19 by CNN and WTTG-TV (Washington, D.C.) about claims that an ancient scrap of papyrus refers to Jesus having a wife.

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, clinical associate professor, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about the conviction of a Missouri bishop on a charge of failing to report suspected child abuse.

A Sept. 27 Catholic News Service summarized the keynote address by Cardinal William Levada, former prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the symposium “Reform and Renewal: Vatican II after 50 Years,” sponsored by the School of Theology and Religious Studies.



Joshua Gonnerman, a doctoral candidate in theology and religious studies, wrote an Aug. 29 opinion article for First Things about Cardinal Timothy Dolan and his ability to interact with both political parties.

A Sept. 25 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article highlighted the partnership between CUA and Jeanne Jugan Residence, a nearby home for elderly residents. Students from CUA volunteer at the home four nights a week. Katie Reilly, a senior nursing major, was quoted in the article.

Julie Zerbo, law student, was mentioned in a Sept. 11 Reuters article about fashion law. Zerbo maintains a blog about fashion and the laws that impact the industry. 


CUA in General

Catholic University was mentioned in a Sept. 5 Washington Post blog about lingo specific to colleges and universities.

The Sept. 12 issue of the Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald featured a story on CUA’s efforts to bolster the spiritual presence in residence halls by having two sisters and a priest living in them and by adding chapels in two residence halls.

A Sept. 17 Associated Press article previewed the dedication of the city of Washington’s first hermitage. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of The Catholic University of America, blessed the hermitage at the Sept. 17 ceremony at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. The hermitage and its interior furnishings were designed by students of the School of Architecture and Planning during a 2010 summer design studio in collaboration with the Franciscan Monastery. The fall issue of the Brookland Heartbeat (Washington, D.C.) also featured an article about the dedication.

On Sept. 21, the Associated Press, Washington Business Journal, and WTOP Radio reported that CUA now has the largest solar panel system in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post picked up the Associated Press story. That day, CUA hosted a ceremony to celebrate the latest installation of the solar panel system.