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Awards and Honors

The Catholic University of America was ranked 18th among colleges and universities for green power usage by EDC, the official magazine for LEED professionals.


On the Road

Roger Colinvaux, associate professor, law, participated in a discussion on “Federal Tax Incentives” at the Conservative Easement Symposium held Feb. 15 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Michael Root, professor, theology and religious studies, gave a lecture on “Vatican II on Ecumenism: Reform, Rupture, or What?” at Loyola University Maryland on Feb. 7. 



Rev. Christopher Begg, Katharine Drexel Chair in Religious Studies, wrote the article “Josephus’ and Pseudo-Philo’s Rewritings of the Book of Joshua,” published in The Book of Joshua (Peeters Publishers).

Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, wrote essays on the discipline of theology in honor of two theologians, Ralph Del Colle and David Ford. Pecknold contributed the essays "The Humble Greatness of Theology" to A Man of the Church and "Ecclesial Theology in the University" to The Vocation of Theology Today (both from Wipf and Stock).

Wilhelmus Valkenberg, professor, theology and religious studies, wrote “Fethullah Gülen and Peace as Horizon of Tolerance and Dialogue,” published in the book Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Gülen Movement (Peter Lang). 



Sara Pecknold, doctoral candidate, music, received a Cosmos Club Foundation Young Scholars Grant, which she will use to travel to Austria and Italy over the summer to do research for the project “Devotion and Dedication: Barbara Strozzi and the Italian Virtuosi at the Innsbruck Court, 1646–1656.”