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In the Media

 

Book TV

A crew from Book TV on C-SPAN2 interviewed eight faculty authors at Catholic University on Jan. 27 for segments about their books that aired in February and will continue to air in March. Those interviewed include:

  • Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, author of The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership
  • Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology, editor of The American Dream in the 21st Century
  • Michael Kimmage, associate professor of history, author of The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism
  • Jerry Muller, professor and chair of history, author of Capitalism and the Jews
  • Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of theology, author of Christianity and Politics: A Brief Guide to the History
  • Alexander Russo, associate professor of media studies, author of Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio Beyond the Networks
  • John Kenneth White, professor of politics, author of Barack Obama’s America
  • Andrew Yeo, assistant professor of politics, author of Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests

 

President

President John Garvey and Andrew Abela, dean, business and economics, wrote a Feb. 20 Wall Street Journal op-ed explaining why the University is keeping a $1 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to support research into principled entrepreneurship. Portions of that op-ed were quoted in a Feb. 24 Catholic News Agency/EWTN News article about the piece. 

 

Athletics

Travis Beauchamp, head men’s soccer coach, was quoted in a Feb. 3 Washington Post soccer blog about a trip the CUA men’s soccer team made to Richmond, Va., to honor Hicabi “Turk” Emekli as he was inducted into the Virginia-D.C. Soccer Hall of Fame. Emekli was a player and coach at Catholic University and is a member of the athletic department’s Hall of Fame.

A Feb. 24 Inside Lacrosse article summarized a talk two former West Point lacrosse players gave to members of the CUA, Furman, and Army men’s lacrosse teams at CUA on Feb. 21. The two former lacrosse players spoke about their experiences in the military and how their time on the lacrosse team related to those experiences. Brooks Singer, head men’s lacrosse coach, helped organize the event, which was followed by a game between Army and Furman at CUA the next day.

Fox 5 covered the Polar Bear Plunge held Feb. 8 and 9 at CUA. The event raised funds for the Special Olympics.

 

Business and Economics

Andrew Abela, dean, wrote a Jan. 30 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) commentary explaining why the idea of concrete love is useful to understanding Church teaching on the economy. He was quoted in a Feb. 14 Wall Street Journal article about the repercussions for executives who avoid conflict with colleagues. He was a guest on CatholicTV’s This is the Day on Feb. 11 to discuss the business school and the forthcoming book A Catechism for Business that he co-edited with Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, theology and religious studies. Abela was quoted in a Feb. 19 Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald story about the 100 percent job placement rate for students who graduate from the Master of Science in Business Analysis program.  

Stewart McHie, director of the Master of Science in Business Analysis program, was interviewed on Relevant Radio’s The Drew Mariani Show on Feb. 3 to discuss the marketing strategies behind Super Bowl commercials.

 

Campus Ministry

Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., director and University chaplain, was a guest on CatholicTV’s This is the Day on Feb. 21 to discuss CUA’s Campus Ministry program.

 

Canon Law

Rev. Robert Kaslyn, dean, was quoted in a Feb. 25 Catholic News Service article about the sale of sacred relics.

 

History

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor, was interviewed on Central European University’s Medieval Radio about the reign of Charlemagne and law and justice in the Carolingian Empire. The interview aired several times in December.

 

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Jan. 30 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about libertarian criticisms of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

Matthew Green, fellow and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Jan. 30 Reuters article about the response from Congressional Democrats to President Barack Obama’s push for authority to fast-track trade deals.

Yleem Poblete, fellow, wrote a Feb. 21 article for The Hill about the citizen movement for democracy in Venezuela.

 

Law

Mark Rienzi, associate professor, was quoted in a Jan. 31 Boston Pilot article about a case he argued before the United States Supreme Court on the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law that creates a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities.

A Feb. 19 Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald article detailed the Columbus School of Law’s new Master of Legal Studies degree.

 

Media Studies

Niki Akhavan, assistant professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 24 Radio Farda story her book Electronic Iran: The Cultural Politics of an Online Revolution. Radio Farda is the Iranian branch of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

 

Philosophy

Melissa Moschella, assistant professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 14 segment on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly about the ethics of whistleblowing and how that specifically relates to Edward Snowden, who is accused of disclosing classified documents from the National Security Agency.

 

Theology and Religious Studies

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, was a guest on EWTN Live on Feb. 5 to discuss the Eastern Rite of the Catholic Church. He was a guest on EWTN News Nightly on Feb. 19 to discuss the unrest in Ukraine.

Rev. Michael Witczak, associate professor, was quoted in a Feb. 14 Christian Post article about the origins of Valentine’s Day.

 

Students

Coleen Calamari and Karyn Pieciak, both junior nursing majors, were profiled in a Feb. 25 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about the inspiration college students receive from volunteering.

André de la Paz, a junior nursing major, and James Roche, a junior mechanical engineering major, were quoted in a Feb. 3 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about students at Catholic colleges and universities who organize charitable initiatives.

Ryan Fecteau, a senior politics major, was quoted in a Feb. 5 Sun Chronicle (Westbrook, Maine) article about his candidacy for the Maine legislature.

Elizabeth Lieutenant, a master’s student in library and information science, wrote a Feb. 19 blog for the National Archives website about the institution’s collection of presidential photographs. She wrote a Feb. 21 blog on the same website about the National Archives' collection of Winter Olympics photographs.

Conor Maloney, a senior politics major, was quoted in a Feb. 6 Catholic News Service article about the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering’s Young Leaders Initiative, a project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Jessica Smith, a graduate assistant for community service, and Mike Thorsen, a sophomore early childhood education major, were quoted in a Feb. 25 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about the impact service projects have on students. 

 

CUA in General

A Feb. 21 Inside Higher Ed article noted that San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will deliver the 2014 Commencement address at CUA.