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Katherine Jansen, professor, history, has been appointed to the Strategic Planning Committee of the American Academy in Rome.


Awards and Honors

Bruno M. Damiani, professor, Spanish, was awarded the Official Cross of the Orden de Isabel la Católica (Order of Isabella the Catholic). The royal order was bestowed on Damiani on behalf of King Juan Carlos of Spain at a ceremony on March 18 held at the Washington, D.C., residence of the Spanish ambassador to the United States.

Duilia de Mello, associate professor, physics, was chosen as one of the Women Changing Brazil. She participated as one of 10 panelists in Barnard College's fifth annual global symposium Women Changing Brazil, in Sao Paulo on March 18.

Anthony J. Hill, assistant clinical professor, social work, was honored by the Metro D.C. Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers with the 2013 Social Work Advocate of the Year Award. 

Katherine Jansen, professor, history, won membership (fellowship) into the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University for the fall 2013 semester.


On the Road

On Feb. 18 and 26, William Dinges, professor, theology and religious studies, delivered a series of lectures in Washington, D.C., on “Religion in American Life” and the “Separation of Church and State” to visiting delegations from Libya and Kazakhstan. The presentations were part of the International Visitors Program on Leadership and on Interfaith Dialogue sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor, theology and religious studies, delivered the Marianite Lecture on "Basil Anthony Moreau and John Henry Newman: Christian Educators for Today" at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans on March 4.

John Grabowski, associate professor, theology and religious studies, delivered two presentations March 3 at the Diocese of Richmond's Natural Family Planning (NFP) Symposium in Richmond, Va. The first was a keynote address titled “The Moral Difference between Contraception and NFP: Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Church's Vision.” The second was a workshop titled “Integrating NFP into the Stages of Marriage Preparation: Remote, Proximate, Immediate, and Ongoing.”

Michael Kimmage, associate professor, history, gave a Jan. 16 lecture titled “Wolfgang Koeppen's Journey through America” at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. He also spoke on “The Decline of the West: An American Story” at the University of Texas at Austin on Feb. 6.

David Lantigua, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, delivered a March 5 lecture on “Early Modern Catholicism, Natural Rights, and the Freedom of Religion” at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The lecture was part of an interdisciplinary workshop on religious freedom.

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, gave a March 6 talk in London to clergy of the Diocese of Westminster on Dei Verbum, Vatican II's dogmatic constitution on divine revelation, as part of a series of talks to mark the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.

Jerry Muller, chair and professor, history, gave a talk on “Further Thoughts on Capitalism and the Jews” at the Center for Jewish History in New York City on March 1.

Rev. Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow and director of pastoral formation at Theological College, gave a Feb. 19 presentation titled “Emerging Adults: Social Forces and Pastoral Responses” at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn.

Jason Sharples, assistant professor, history, presented a paper on “False Alarms in Climates of Fear: A Comparative Study of Historical Contexts for Susceptibility to Slave Conspiracy Scares, 1660-1790” at the American Origins Seminar of the Early Modern Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, on Jan. 24.

Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, music, presented the paper “The Early Modern Music Print as Diplomatic Act: Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)” at the international conference Music and Diplomacy held March 1 and 2 at Tufts and Harvard universities.

Elizabeth Winston, associate professor, law, spoke before the International Trademark Association's Board of Directors on March 4 as part of a panel titled “Academics and Intellectual Property Rights: Academics Tackle Intellectual Property's Successes, Challenges and the Future: From Theory to Practice.”

Julia Young, assistant professor, history, presented the annual lecture to the Catholic Daughters of America on Feb. 24 in Washington, D.C. She spoke on “’Hotheaded Fanatics’ and Incognito Nuns: The Role of Mexican Catholic Women in the U.S. During Mexico’s Cristero War, 1926-1929."



Ben Hinnant, assistant professor, psychology, co-wrote the article “Marital Conflict, Allostatic Load, and the Development of Children’s Fluid Cognitive Performance” for the journal Child Development (Vol. 84, No. 6).

Trevor Lipscombe, director of The Catholic University of America Press, co-wrote “Probability Analysis for Rolls of a Square Cuboidal Die” and “Mental Mathematics for Multiples of π,” published in Mathematical Gazette. His co-author on both articles was Carl Mungan, associate professor of physics at the United States Naval Academy.

Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity, wrote the essay "Homily and Exegesis in the Patristic Age: Comparisons of Purpose and Effect," published in the book The Purpose of Rhetoric in Late Antiquity: From Performance to Exegesis (Mohr Siebeck).