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Christine Mica, dean of admissions, was interviewed for an Oct. 30 segment on CNN’s New Day about problems with The Common Application’s new website.


Architecture and Planning

Team Capitol DC (made up of Catholic University, George Washington, and American University students) competed last month in the Department of Energy (DOE) 2013 Solar Decathlon. Their house, HARVEST HOME, was featured by several media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, PBS’ Newshour, Architect magazine,, DOE’s Solar Decathlon blog, and



Nora Heimann, chair and associate professor, was quoted in the Oct. 24 issue of the Georgia Bulletin in a story on the Catholic Church's support of art.


Center for the Study of Culture and Values

An Oct. 15 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article summarized remarks retired Indian Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil made as part of an Oct. 11 presentation during a session of the center’s Annual Fall Seminar on Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations. He spoke on the need to reduce anger among people. 

A Sept. 26 Catholic News Service article noted that the Council for Research and Values in Philosophy was awarded the 2013 Global Dialogue Prize at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy. Rev. George F. McLean, O.M.I., founder and director of the council, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow, and professor emeritus of philosophy, was quoted in the article. The council is the sister organization to the Center for the Study of Culture and Values.


Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, wrote a Sept. 9 Washington Post blog about Pope Francis' work to promote peace and end war. Excerpts from that blog were quoted by the Huffington Post and L’Osservatore Romano. He wrote an article for the September-October issue of Sojourners Magazine about what Pope Francis’ actions so far mean for the future of the Catholic Church. He was quoted in a Sept. 19 Washington Post article about comments Pope Francis made in an interview for Jesuit publications. He also wrote a reflection about that topic for the Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good website. He spoke about the interview as a guest on KCRW Radio’s “To the Point” (Santa Monica, Calif.) on Sept. 21.

Matthew Green, fellow and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Washington Post column, an Oct. 3 Boston Globe story, and an Oct. 1 Reuters article about Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). He was interviewed the same day by WRKO Radio (Boston) about the government shutdown. He wrote an Oct. 4 blog titled “The Five Species of House Republicans” for The Washington Post.

Mary Paterson, fellow and professor of nursing, was a guest on EWTN News Nightly on Oct. 2 to discuss health insurance exchanges.

More than 50 reporters attended the Oct. 2 press conference at which Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese self-taught civil rights lawyer and human rights activist, announced a new partnership with three organizations, including The Catholic University of America. He will serve as distinguished visiting fellow in the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. News about the partnership was run by more than 300 outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, National Public Radio, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

An Oct. 15 Catholic News Service article summarized remarks made at Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: A Conference for Reporters, Archivists, and Scholars. The event, held Oct. 9 at CUA, was co-sponsored by CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and Department of Library and Information Science.



Sarah Helene Duggin, professor, wrote an Oct. 28 Yahoo! News article about potential foreign-born presidential candidates and their eligibility for the White House.

Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, wrote an Oct. 7 Huffington Post article about what would happen if Congress failed to pass an increase of the country’s debt limit. 



The DC Metro Theater Arts website gave the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s production of “Sweet Charity” a five-star review, calling it “an absolutely delightful production.”



Rev. James Brent, O.P., assistant professor, was a guest Oct. 10 on the EWTN show Life on the Rock to discuss contemporary challenges to chastity and how the Church can help with those challenges. 


Theology and Religious Studies

Chad Pecknold, assistant professor, was quoted in an Oct. 17 Wall Street Journal article about the Vatican’s revelation that Pope Francis will likely visit Israel and Palestine next year.

Christopher Ruddy, associate professor, was a guest on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor on Sept. 30 to discuss whether the Holy Spirit can inspire someone in their work. He was quoted in an Oct. 1 Washington Post article about comments Pope Francis made in an interview with an atheist journalist.