The Catholic University of America


  > CUA NOTABLES submission guidelines

On the Road

Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics, participated in a March 2 panel discussion on “Public Diplomacy and Higher Education” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Monsignor Michael Clay, clinical assistant professor of theology and religious studies, led a retreat for the parish staff of All Saints Catholic Church in Hampstead, N.C., on March 4. The retreat focused on spiritual and pastoral strategies for evangelization. He spoke March 7 on “God's Mercy and Forgiveness in the Sacraments” at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richmond, Va., as part of its Year of Mercy Lecture Series.

John Grabowski, associate professor of theology and religious studies, spoke on “Family and the New Evangelization: Pope Francis and the Synods” at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., on Feb. 4. Grabowski and his wife spoke Feb. 12 on “The Beauty of the Church's Teaching on Marriage as the Domestic Church” at St. Francis Church in Derwood, Md.

Dorle Hellmuth, assistant professor of politics, spoke on “French Foreign Fighter Radicalization” at the Policy Studies Organization’s 2016 Middle East Dialogue: New Hopes and Aspirations held Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C. She also gave a March 4 keynote address titled “Reflecting on U.S. and French Responses to Jihadi Terrorism: From 9/11 to ISIL” at the University of Delaware’s Colloquium on Global Governance.

Patrick Tuite, chair and associate professor of drama, presented the paper “The Transnational Nature of Dublin's Restoration Theatre” at the American Conference for Irish Studies held March 30 to April 3 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He spoke as part of a panel he created on Itinerant Players, Expatriate Playwrights, and the Irish Stage.

Shavaun Wall, professor of education, gave a presentation titled “Challenges in Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Examples from Early Head Start Research and the Catholic Partnership Project” at the University of Pavol Jozef Safarik in Kosice, Slovakia, on March 17.



Sandra Barrueco, associate professor of psychology; Shavaun Wall, professor of education; Lynn Mayer, associate professor of social work; and Marcela Blinka, a graduate assistant in social work, wrote “Addressing the Needs of Young Children and Families: Early Childhood Education and Services in Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities” for the March issue of the Journal of Catholic Education. The authors are part of the Catholic Partnership Project, a partnership between The Catholic University of America, National Catholic Education Association, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Washington, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

John S. Grabowski, associate professor of theology and religious studies, cowrote “An Analysis of GSUSA's Policy of Serving Transgender Youth: Implications for Catholic Practice” for the Journal of Moral Theology (Vol. 5, No. 1).

Trevor Lipscombe, director of The Catholic University of America Press, wrote the article "Burn this article: An inflammatory view of peer review" for the Journal of Scholarly Publishing (Vol. 47, No. 3).

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, wrote “Primacy and Eucharist: Recent Catholic Perspectives,” published in the book Primacy in the Church: The Office of Primate and the Authority of Councils (St. Vladimir's Seminary Press).

W.J. Shepherd, associate archivist, wrote a review of Con Coughlin’s book Churchill’s First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans for the spring issue of The Historian. He also reviewed Hal Klepak’s book Churchill Comes of Age: Cuba 1895 for the Churchill Project on the Hillsdale College website.