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Awards and Honors

Petra Goodman, associate professor of nursing and assistant dean for research and faculty development, and Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, clinical associate professor of nursing and assistant dean for master’s programs and outreach, have been selected as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 


On the Road

Monsignor Michael Clay, clinical assistant professor, theology and religious studies, gave two lectures on multiculturalism at the annual liturgical conference sponsored by the Office of Worship and Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Richmond on Feb. 16. The first lecture focused on the general dynamics of cultural diversity and the second focused on Latino/Hispanic culture.

Charles B. Jones, associate professor, theology and religious studies, gave a presentation titled “Yuan Hongdao and the Coral Grove (Shnhú Lín): Gentry Buddhist Discourse in the Late Ming Dynasty” at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies held March 27 in Chicago. He led a seminar on April 8 titled “Christian Pluralism in America” for the faculty of the Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He presented the paper “A Canon Never Published: Yuan Hongdao (1568-1610) and the Identification of a Pure Land Canon in the Late Ming Dynasty” at the Third International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon held April 9 and 10 at Brigham Young University.

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, acting dean, theology and religious studies, gave a March 28 lecture on “Orthodox-Catholic Relations since Vatican II and the Issue of Primacy” at an event titled Orthodox-Catholic Relations since Vatican II, hosted by the Huffington Ecumenical Institute of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Paxton, clinical assistant professor, history, gave an April 14 presentation titled “800 Years of Magna Carta” for the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C.

Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, clinical associate professor, theology and religious studies, delivered the Annual Carl J. Peter Lecture on March 15 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He spoke on “Preaching the Word: When People Stop Listening.”

Pim Valkenberg, professor, theology and religious studies, gave a lecture titled “Catholic-Muslim Dialogue in the United States and Europe: Public Space, Private Education, and the Common Good” at a conference organized by the Institute of Intercultural, Interreligious and Ecumenical Research and Dialogue at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, on March 31 and April 1.



Bradley Gregory, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, wrote the article “Pride and Sin in Sirach 10:13(15): A Study in the Interdependence of Text and Tradition,” published in the Harvard Theological Review (Vol. 108).

Albert Einstein: A Biography, co-written by Trevor Lipscombe, director of The Catholic University of America Press, has been translated into Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and Gujarati by Jaico Publishing House of India.

W.J. Shepherd, associate archivist, wrote “The Real Robert Rogers, 1731–1795,” published in the spring issue of the Newsletter of the Scotch-Irish Society of the United States of America. He also wrote two book reviews for the March issue of Catholic Library World. He reviewed Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation’s Capital (written by CUA instructors Laura Daughtery, Matthew Green, Maria Mazzenga, and Julie Yarwood) and Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty Years’ War, 1618–1648.



Emily Butler and Greg Collins, doctoral students in politics, and Andrew Cuff, a doctoral student in theology and religious studies, won Richard M. Weaver fellowships from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). The fellowship includes a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition. Joshua Bowman, a doctoral student in politics, won ISI’s Salvatori Fellowship, which is a $10,000 prize granted to graduate students in fields related to the American founding. CUA’s Department of Politics was the only political science department in the entire country whose students were awarded three fellowships from ISI this year.