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President

A May 20 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article reviewed the book A Reason Open to God, edited by J. Steven Brown, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and with a foreword by President John Garvey.

Garvey wrote an article titled “Endorsement & Academic Freedom” for the May/June issue of Touchstone magazine.

He was quoted in a June 10 Washington Times article about what it's like to be a college president in the age of social media.

A statement Garvey made regarding the passing of former CUA President Edmund Pellegrino was quoted in a June 14 America magazine article about Pellegrino's death.

He wrote an op-ed on the government's efforts to curtail religious freedom in the United States that was published on July 1 in The Washington Times.

An article in the July 14 issue of the National Catholic Register focused on Garvey’s introduction of the theme of intellect and virtue since he came to the University in 2010. Garvey and faculty members Andrew Abela, Brian Engelland, Michael Gorman, Chad Pecknold, and Ernest Suarez were quoted in the article.

Garvey and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and associate professor of politics, were quoted in a July 18 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about immigration reform. Schneck moderated a call that day with Garvey and presidents of other Catholic colleges who signed a letter sent to Congress saying the current treatment of immigrants is “morally indefensible.” Garvey was quoted in a similar July 18 Washington Post article and a July 18 Yahoo! News article.

Garvey was on CNN's "The Situation Room" on July 29 to discuss Pope Francis' comments on not judging gays.

 

Administration

Anthony Chiappetta, director of career services; Stewart McHie, director of the master’s program in business analysis; and Laura Caporaletti, an incoming student in the same master’s program, were quoted in an Aug. 9 Catholic News Service article about the unemployment rates for millennials and young minority adults.

John Hannan, vice president of institutional advancement, was featured in a May 10 Washington Business Journal Q-and-A.

Lawrence Morris, general counsel, was quoted in a May 9 Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald article about religious liberty. He was quoted in a July 24 Washington Times article about whether the University will comply with the contraception mandate issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Frank Persico, vice president for University relations and chief of staff, was quoted in a similar Aug. 22 Washington Times article about the University's filing of court papers to protest the mandate.

 

Architecture and Planning

Patricia Andrasik, assistant professor, wrote a June 4 article for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) website about a collaboration between the USGBC and the University on the LEED Lab, a course in which students pursue certification in LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance for a building on campus.

The May 24 issue of The Washington Post featured a review of a stay at the hermitage at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. The hermitage was designed by students in the School of Architecture and Planning.

National Geographic, The Connaught (Ireland) Telegraph, and The Mayo (Ireland) News featured stories in June about an architectural installation/cultural legacy marker designed and built in June by CUA architecture students in County Mayo, Ireland.

 

Business and Economics

A May 30 Acton Institute Power Blog article featured a Q-and-A with Andrew Abela, dean, about the virtues-based business and economics school.

Abela; Stewart McHie, director of the M.S.B.A. program; and students Carley Gartner and Shirley Lee were quoted in a June 3 USA Today College article about the business school.

Brian Engelland, associate dean and professor, was quoted in an Aug. 9 Catholic News Service article about the 75th anniversary of the law that created a national minimum wage.

Marykate Kelly, corporate relations manager, was featured in a July 14 Capital Business (Washington, D.C.) Q-and-A about job hunting and networking.

Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship, was interviewed for a July 5 Voice of America segment about the Vatican’s approval of sainthood for Pope John Paul II. He also was quoted in a July 8 Voice of Russia story on the same topic. Widmer served as a Swiss Guard for Pope John Paul II. He was interviewed about his experience as a guard for an Aug. 6 Catholic News Service video segment.

 

Canon Law

Rev. John Beal, professor, was quoted in a May 25 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about a local priest who revealed that he is gay. He was quoted in a June 4 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about Church employees who have been fired for violating Church tenets.

 

English

Lilla Kopár, associate professor and director of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, was quoted in a May 8 Bath (England) Chronicle article about concerns that a development on the edge of Bath could destroy an ancient monument in that area.

 

History

Jerry Muller, chair and professor, was interviewed April 28 on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright" about capitalism and inequality.

Julia Young, assistant professor, was quoted in a July 21 Christian Science Monitor article, a July 22 Irish Times article, a July 25 GlobalPost.com article, and a July 27 Manila (Philippines) Times article about Pope Francis' visit to Brazil for World Youth Day.

 

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a May 16 Washington Post article about the limitations President Barack Obama feels are imposed on him by his adversaries. He was quoted in a May 24 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about the murder conviction of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. He was quoted in a May 28 New York Times article about the Archdiocese of New York's employee health insurance, which includes coverage for contraception to comply with state laws. Schneck was quoted in a June 1 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about Pope Francis' calls for an ethical economy. He was quoted in an Aug. 25 Our Sunday Visitor article about allegations that Catholic Relief Services distributed birth control in Africa.

Matthew Green, fellow and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a July 3 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about the unresolved issues facing Congress before its Fourth of July recess.

Maryann Cusimano Love, fellow and associate professor of politics, was interviewed for a May 7 Christian Century Q-and-A about religion and foreign policy. She was quoted in a May 8 Religion & Ethics article about the U.S. Department of State’s pursuit of greater religious engagement under former Secretary Hillary Clinton. She was quoted in a May 24 Tidings (Los Angeles) article about the moral issues raised by the use of drones.

Rev. Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., fellow and director of pastoral formation at Theological College, wrote a review of the book Hope Sings, So Beautiful for the July 29 issue of America magazine.

Rev. Paul Sullins, fellow and associate professor of sociology, was interviewed on Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.) on July 29 about Pope Francis' comments about gays during his trip to Brazil.

 

Law

Daniel Attridge, dean, was quoted in an Aug. 5 Associated Press article about a new clemency clinic at the Columbus School of Law, started in partnership with former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich. The news about the new clinic also was mentioned in a June 1 ABA Journal article and on the Washington Business Journal’s website on Aug. 6.

Marshall Breger, professor, was quoted in a May 23 Huffington Post article about a visit to Auschwitz by Muslim imams. Breger was one of the organizers of the trip.

Roger Colinvaux, associate professor, wrote a May 17 article for CNN.com about the Internal Revenue Service's examination of certain tax-exempt groups. He was quoted in a May 25 New York Times article about Indian guru Mata Amritanandamayi and how she manages the finances of her numerous organizations.

Lisa Martin, clinical associate professor, wrote a June 16 entry for The Hill's "Congress Blog" about how President Barack Obama's Child Support and Fatherhood Initiative may do more harm than good.

Faith Mullen, clinical assistant professor, was quoted in a June 27 Washington Post article about the legal options travelers have with airlines when they encounter a problem.

Mark Rienzi, associate professor, wrote a May 14 editorial for USA Today about infant homicide. He wrote a June 3 LifeNews.com article arguing that lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice have told religious business owners that they should "check their religion at the door" when doing business. He wrote an Aug. 12 LifeNews.com article about courts that have rejected the view that businesses don’t have religious freedom. 

 

Music

Douglas Bowles, instructor, was interviewed by National Public Radio on June 5 to discuss his creation of the traveling production of “The Greatest Songs You’ve Never Heard.”

The May 1 issue of The New York Times ran a favorable review of Professor of Music Murry Sudlin’s concert-drama Defiant Requiem, performed at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Sidlin was quoted in a June 20 Associated Press article about how Defiant Requiem chronicles the story of Jewish prisoners at the Terezin concentration camp and was recently performed in Prague.

The July 31 and Aug. 1 issues of The Washington Post featured reviews of performances that were part of the Washington International Piano Festival, hosted by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

 

Nursing

A May 14 Washington Post article noted that the School of Nursing received a $4 million donation from the Bedford Falls Foundation Charitable Trust to fund scholarships for students who will be encouraged to fill nursing jobs in the Washington region after graduation. The news of the donation also was reported by the Associated Press, Washington Business Journal, WTOP Radio, WNEW Radio, and NBC-4.

 

Philosophy

Timothy Noone, professor, was quoted in a July 16 Catholic News Agency/EWTN News article about Pope Francis’ Latin Twitter account.

 

Politics

Claes Ryn, professor, was interviewed in June on the local cable television program "The Bookman's Corner" about his novel A Desperate Man.

Andrew Yeo, assistant professor, wrote a July 10 Diplomat (Tokyo) article about whether South Korea’s new naval base will provoke China.

 

Psychology

David Jobes, professor, was quoted in a June 3 Washington Post article about the increasing suicide rate for baby boomers. He was quoted in an Aug. 7 CNN.com article about the causes of military suicides.

 

Theology and Religious Studies

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, was quoted in a May 2 Catholic News Service article about the awarding of the school’s Johannes Quasten Medal of Excellence to Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He was interviewed for a May 3 CNN segment about the role of technology in religion. He was quoted in a May 21 CNN “Belief Blog” article and interviewed May 21 by BBC World Service about speculation that Pope Francis performed an exorcism in St. Peter’s Square. He was quoted in a June 7 Congressional Quarterly Researcher article about the future of the Catholic Church. He was quoted in a June 28 NBC 10 (Philadelphia) story about comments on evangelization made by Philadelphia’s archbishop. He was quoted in a similar June 28 Christian Post article.

John Grabowski, associate professor, was quoted in a June 3 Washington Post story about the Boy Scouts of America's decision to end its ban on gay scouts.

Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies, was quoted in a July 5 Tidings (Los Angeles) article about his keynote address "Liturgy Does Us: A Catholic Theology and Spirituality of the Liturgy" at the 2013 Los Angeles Liturgical Conference held June 28 and 29. He was quoted in a July 14 CNN “Belief Blog” about Pope Francis’ attempts to bring attention to issues that are normally ignored by the media.

Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor, was quoted in a May 2 Star-Ledger (Newark) article about whether the Internal Revenue Service code is as long as the Bible.

Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, was quoted in a May 23 CNN “Belief Blog” story about whether atheists go to Heaven in light of comments made by Pope Francis at a morning Mass on May 22. He was quoted in The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun on July 29 and interviewed July 29 on BBC World News and Aug. 1 on Voice of Russia radio about Pope Francis' comments about not judging gays.

Michael Root, professor, was quoted in an Aug. 21 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about the common heritage between Catholics and Lutherans.

Christopher Ruddy, associate professor, was quoted in a July 26 Associated Press story about Pope Francis’ praise for the elderly during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day.

 

Students

Recent graduate Trevor Falk and psychology major Catherine Noga were quoted in a May 21 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about research they conducted with James Youniss, Wylma R. & James R. Curtin Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow. They researched the attitudes of young Egyptians.

Ajani Gibson, a junior theology and religious studies major, wrote a reflection about Rev. Michael Jacques of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Louisiana for the Archdiocese of New Orleans blog.

Joseph Jablonski, a philosophy major, was quoted in a May 24 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about the Boy Scouts of America's decision to lift its ban on homosexual scouts.

John Kruzel, a third-year law student, wrote a May 22 City Paper (Washington, D.C.) article about how two D.C. policies work against city inmates' chances of rehabilitation.

A May 22 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article profiled 2013 graduate Tim McEvoy, who was honored at Commencement with the President’s Award, the highest University award presented to a graduating senior. The paper also ran a May 22 article about the Commencement speech delivered by poet Dana Gioia. McEvoy and graduate Brett Garland were featured for their high graduation honors in an article in the June 2013 Columbia, the magazine of the Knights of Columbus. Both McEvoy and Garland are knights.

Pedro Doria Nehme, a Brazilian student who studied at the School of Engineering through Brazil’s Science without Borders program, discussed his time at CUA in a July 24 Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science article. While attending CUA, he was an intern at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The story was later picked up by the Brazilian Funding Agency CAPES.

Junior Colleen Quigley and senior Lauren Scharmer were quoted in a July 18 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article about World Youth Day.

Hannah Welz, a junior English major, wrote a July 19 Religion News Service op-ed about traveling to Brazil for World Youth Day.

A May 21 Architect magazine article featured Harvest House, which is currently being built by on CUA's campus by Team Capitol DC for the Solar Decathlon 2013.The team is made up of students from Catholic, American, and George Washington universities.

 

CUA in General

A May 14 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article detailed the American Cardinals Dinner, an annual scholarship fundraiser, which this year was held May 10 in Washington, D.C. A May 14 Catholic News Service article also featured the dinner.

A May 22 Catholic News Service article quoted from the May 18 Commencement speech by Dana Gioia, poetry professor and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Catholic University of America was ranked 19th on a list of the 25 most underrated colleges and universities by Business Insider on June 19.

The University’s law, graduate, and continuing education programs were mentioned in a July 31 The Hill (Washington, D.C.) article about such programs in the Washington, D.C., area.