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Veryl V. Miles, professor, law, was appointed to a two-year term as a member of the Standards Review Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The committee is charged with reviewing proposed changes in or additions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools.

Julia Young, assistant professor, history, was selected as a fellow at CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies.


Awards and Honors

Daniel Attridge, dean, law, was selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of commercial, antitrust, intellectual property, and patent litigation.

Michael McGonnigal, clinical assistant professor, law, was among three individuals honored on Oct. 6 with a Pro Bono Legal Service Award from the John Carroll Society, a spiritual, intellectual, social, and charitable organization for Washington-area Catholic professionals. 



Sung Un Kim, assistant professor, library and information science, was awarded an American Library Association (ALA) Diversity Research Grant through the ALA Diversity Office for her project “Exploring Library Programs to Support English Language Learner (ELL) Students’ Academic Success in Urban High Schools."


On the Road

Joshua Benson, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, presented a talk titled “Francis of Assisi: A Humble Gesture” at a lecture sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8.

Robert Destro, professor, law, spoke at an Oct. 2 event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to launch the book Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade.

John Grabowski, associate professor, theology and religious studies, gave an Oct. 7 presentation on “Pornography: What’s in a Look?” at Loyola Marymount University.

Charles Jones, associate professor and assistant dean for graduate studies, theology and religious studies, presented the paper “The Establishment of Chinese Ordination Platforms in Taiwan during the Japanese Period 1895-1945” at the conference Bordering the Borderless: Faces of Modern Buddhism in East Asia held Oct. 4 and 5 at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, presented the paper “Continuity and Development in Catholic Social Teaching: John XXIII to Paul VI” at a conference Catholic Social Teaching held Oct. 25 to 27 in Notre Dame, Ind.

Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, participated in a roundtable at the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung’s Annual Meeting on the theme “International Scholarly Cooperation,” held June 3 in Berlin.

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, clinical associate professor, theology and religious studies, presented on “Wellness, Happiness, and Celibacy Today” at a convocation of the priests of the Diocese of Richmond (Va.) Oct. 21 to 24.

David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, library and information science, was an invited participant at the annual conference of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association held Sept. 23 to 25 in Sydney. He presented a workshop on “Succeeding with Embedded Librarianship” and made a plenary presentation on “Audacious Goals for Embedded Librarians,” which was co-written with library and information science graduate assistant Matt Foley. He presented a webinar on “Inside Embedded Librarianship” for the Education Division of the Special Libraries Association on Oct. 11.

Ella A. Sweigert, director of education abroad in the Center for Global Education, co-presented “Making Study Abroad Courses Count – Curriculum Evaluation and Integration” at the IES Abroad (Institute for the International Education of Students) Annual Conference held Oct. 16 to 18 in Chicago.

Leslie Tentler, professor, history, presented the paper “Breaking the Silence: Sex, Gender, and the Parameters of Catholic Intellectual Life” at the conference In the Logos of Love: Promise and Predicament of Catholic Intellectual Life Today held Sept. 20 to 22 at the University of Dayton in Ohio. She also presented on “Contraception and the Council: A Tale of Three Jesuit Moralists” at the conference The Legacy of Vatican II held Sept. 26 at Boston College.



Life in Truth (Ĺ˝ivot v pravde), composed by Joseph Santo, adjunct assistant professor and assistant dean, music, premiered Sept. 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bethesda, Md. The work was created in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to honor President Václav Havel.



Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies, wrote “Liturgy as Mediated Immediacy: Sacramentality and Enacted Words,” published in Josephinum Journal of Theology (Vol. 19, No. 1).

Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor, theology and religious studies, wrote in collaboration with Rev. Daniel Merz, “St. Gall Mass Orders (IV): Ms Sangallensis 354: Searching for the Origins of the ‘Rhenish Mass Order’” in Ecclesia Orans (Vol. 28).