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In the Media

 


President

President John Garvey wrote a Dec. 17 Catholic News Service op-ed about the Newtown, Conn., massacre. He was quoted in a Dec. 27 Washington Post article about private colleges that are maintaining, rather than raising, tuition. Garvey was interviewed about Catholic University for a Dec. 28 segment on CatholicTV’s “ClearVoice” program. Garvey was quoted in a Jan. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article about deans who come from less-traditional backgrounds. The spring issue of C21 Resources: The Church in the 21st Century, a publication of Boston College, featured excerpts from Garvey’s 2011 inaugural address “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.” He was a guest on the Jan. 18 edition of PBS’ “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” to discuss President Barack Obama’s second term from a faith perspective. Garvey was quoted in a Jan. 18 Catholic News Service article about the University’s Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas, which was broadcast live on EWTN on Jan. 29 as part of National Catholic Schools Week. A Jan. 18 EWTN News article summarized Garvey’s Jan. 16 address on “Faith and Freedom of Religion,” delivered as part of the ongoing lecture series for the Year of Faith at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He was quoted in a Jan. 27 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about gun control. He was quoted in a Feb. 3 Our Sunday Visitor article about boosting Catholic identity at Catholic colleges and universities. On Jan. 27 the website of the National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) published his remarks delivered to CUA students before they embarked on the 40th annual March for Life.

 

Administration

Lawrence Morris, general counsel, was quoted in a Jan. 28 Washington Times article about a federal district court judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the University and other plaintiffs against the government’s efforts to force them to provide employees with surgical sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraceptives in violation of religious beliefs. A statement issued by Catholic University about the judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit on procedural grounds was quoted in a similar Catholic News Service article on Jan. 28.

Cathy Wood, vice president of finance and treasurer, wrote an article about the University’s master plan for the January issue of Business Officer magazine, which is published by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

 

Architecture and Planning

William Jelen, director of CUAdc, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Washington Post story about retreat centers in the United States. Jelen spoke about the design and construction by CUA architecture students of a hermitage at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Northeast Washington.

Eric Jenkins, associate professor, was quoted in a Jan. 7 Jersey Journal (Hudson County, N.J.) article about a design proposal by CUA architecture students for a piece of property in Jersey City, N.J. 

 

Business and Economics

Andrew Abela, dean, was quoted in a Jan. 7 Wall Street Journal article about the University’s new School of Business and Economics. The establishment of the school was reported by NBC-4 (Washington, D.C.), WTOP News, The Washington Post, Catholic News Service, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Washington Business Journal.

The Washington Business Journal’s “People on the Move” section noted on Jan. 22 that Abela had been appointed dean of the School of Business and Economics. His appointment also was noted in the Feb. 1 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Kevin Forbes, associate professor, was quoted in a Jan. 7 Space Review story about the potential effects of solar storms.

Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship programs, wrote a Dec. 29 Business2Community.com article on a different approach to goals in the New Year.

 

Campus Ministry

Jamila Evans, associate campus minister for women’s ministry and social justice, was interviewed Jan. 22 on CatholicTV’s “This is the Day” about CUA’s role in the March for Life.

 

Canon Law

Rev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., dean, was quoted in a Jan. 12 St. Louis Times-Dispatch article about the theft of relics from a local Catholic church.

Monsignor Thomas Green, Stephan Kuttner Distinguished Professor of Canon Law, was interviewed for a Dec. 12 Slate article about how a member of the clergy or a lay person gets a job on a Vatican council.

 

CUA Press

Trevor Lipscombe, director, was a guest Jan. 14 on EWTN’s “The Journey Home,” an hourlong program in which he discussed his faith.

 

History

Julia Young, assistant professor, wrote an article about Catholicism in Latin America for the Dec. 21 issue of Commonweal.  

 

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

John Convey, fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chair in Education, was interviewed for a Jan. 4 “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” (PBS) segment about Catholic school education. He was quoted in a Jan. 16 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about benchmarks for achievement in Catholic education.

Robert Destro, fellow and professor of law, was quoted in a Dec. 6 Christian Post article about a daylong event focused on how Christians are treated in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The event was co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion at the Columbus School of Law.

Matthew Green, fellow and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Dec. 8 National Public Radio story about how Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) has evolved as a leader while serving as speaker of the House of Representatives. He was quoted in a Jan. 14 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about the challenges Congress will confront in the upcoming year.

Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, discussed how Christians, Muslims, and Jews can cooperate to contribute to world peace in a Jan. 2 Vatican Radio interview.

Maria Mazzenga, fellow and education archivist, was quoted in a Dec. 14 Catholic News Agency article about a “right to work” labor bill in Michigan.

Rev. Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., fellow and director of pastoral formation at Theological College, was quoted in a Nov. 30 Catholic News Agency article about a poll he conducted that found that a majority of Catholics positively view the 2011 revisions to the English-language liturgy. The poll was sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. He was quoted on the same topic on the same day by the National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) and by Catholic News Service on Dec. 10.

A Jan. 23 Catholic News Service article summarized a Jan. 22 IPR event focused on President Barack Obama’s second term and the incoming Congress.

 

Law

The Dec. 10 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education noted that Daniel F. Attridge had been selected as the next dean of the Columbus School of Law. He was quoted in a Jan. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article about deans who come from less-traditional backgrounds.

Roger Colinvaux, associate professor, was quoted in a Dec. 9 USA Today article about possible changes to tax deductions for charitable giving.

Megan La Belle, assistant professor, was quoted in a Dec. 2 Washington Post story about changes to the U.S. patent system.

Rett Ludwikowski, professor and director of the Comparative and International Law Institute, was quoted in the January issue of The National Jurist, which featured the school’s International Business and Trade Summer Law Program. Law student Michael Brown was quoted in the article as well.

Suzette Malveaux, professor, was profiled in the winter 2013 issue of OUTLOOK, the American Association of University Women magazine. The article highlighted her advocacy of pay equity in the workplace, her scholarship on class action lawsuits, and her use of class actions to defend the rights of other disadvantaged groups.

Mark Rienzi, assistant professor, was quoted in a Dec. 11 Word Magazine article about two Maryland pregnancy resource centers that are fighting laws requiring them to post government-mandated warnings about their services. He was interviewed for a Dec. 19 National Review Online Q-and-A about a Washington, D.C., circuit court’s procedural ruling in a religious freedom case involving two colleges suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate.

Karla Simon, professor, co-wrote a Dec. 1 op-ed for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) arguing that non-governmental organizations should play a larger role in civil society.

Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, wrote a Jan. 16 Huffington Post op-ed in which he argued that President Barack Obama should move more aggressively on recess appointments.

 

Library and Information Science

A Dec. 12 blog on the American Association of Law Libraries website noted that CUA library and information science students “adopted” two federal agencies and spent their fall semester inventorying agency legal materials and answering a series of questions about each title as part of their Legal Literature course. Their work contributed to the association’s National Inventory of Legal Materials.

 

Music

Murray Sidlin, professor, was interviewed about his concert drama “Defiant Requiem” for the winter 2012 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine. Sidlin is an alumnus of the school.

A Dec. 3 BroadwayWorld.com article previewed the annual Christmas Concert for Charity. The website also previewed the school’s spring performances in a Dec. 20 article.

 

National Catholic School of Social Service

Melissa Grady, assistant professor, was quoted in a Dec. 14 Washington Post article about the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. 

 

Physics

Duilia de Mello, associate professor, was interviewed by the Brazilian online magazine INFO on Dec. 9 about her career path and discoveries, the importance of dark energy, and NASA missions. The discovery of the largest spiral galaxy in space by de Mello and Rafael Eufrasio, doctoral candidate, was covered by several news outlets, including the BBC, CBC News, Huffington Post, and The Register (London), as well as several astronomy publications.

 

Politics

John Kenneth White, professor, was a guest Dec. 27 on the “Today” program on China Radio to discuss the fiscal cliff the country was facing at the end of 2012. He was featured in a Jan. 7 Washington Examiner Q-and-A about Maryland politics. White was quoted in a Jan. 20 Globe and Mail (Toronto) article about how President Barack Obama may be better able to “sell” his policies to the American public during his second term. He discussed President Obama’s second term on China Radio’s “Today” program on Jan. 21.

 

Theology and Religious Studies

David Lantigua, assistant professor, was quoted in Dec. 14 Washington Post article about the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.

Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, was quoted in a Jan. 3 article on the Catholic World Report website about the possible sainthood of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement during the Great Depression.

 

Students

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a doctoral candidate in politics, wrote three op-eds for the Globe and Mail (Toronto) in January. Two were about the Islamist threat in Mali and the third was about the attack on a gas field in Algeria.

Audra Nakas, a sophomore psychology major, and Schultz McLean, a sophomore international business major, were quoted in a Jan. 26 USA Today College article about the March for Life.

 

CUA in General

Catholic University was mentioned in a Jan. 10 New York Times Magazine article that devoted significant attention to developer Jim Abdo, who is working on Monroe Street Market, a $200 million mixed-use development on the University’s southern edge.