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Awards and Honors

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of history, was awarded a Berlin Prize — a semester-long fellowship in Berlin — from the American Academy in Berlin.

Chicago’s William Ferris Chorale, a professional chamber choir, presented an April 30 concert of the music of Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, director of choral studies, and director of the Institute of Sacred Music. The concert was a retrospective of his work. 

 

Grants

Cara Drinan, professor of law, was awarded a research sabbatical grant by the Charles Koch Foundation. Drinan is writing a book about children serving extreme sentences in America titled The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017). The Koch grant will enable her to spend the fall completing the manuscript. 

 

On the Road

Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, gave a lecture titled “The Hymns of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy: History and Practice” at the Church Music Institute in Brookline, Mass., on April 9. He delivered a series of lectures April 15 and 16 titled “The Power of Worship: Insights from Liturgical History, Liturgical Theology and Liturgical Anthropology” at the Annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of St. Andrew of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Hamptons, N.Y.

Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology, gave a Sigma Xi distinguished scholar lecture on “Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Society” at Western Kentucky University on April 1.

Rev. John Heil, professor of theology and religious studies, made a presentation titled "Worship in the Gospel of John" at the regional meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association that took place at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., on March 19. 

Katherine L. Jansen, chair and professor of history, presented the paper “The Body, Gesture, and Ritual: The Kiss of Peace in the Italian Communes” in a session organized by the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting held March 31 to April 2 in Boston.

Michael Kimmage, professor of history, gave opening and closing remarks at Transatlantic Relations in the Face of Current Security Challenges at the Weimar Triangle Conference on European Security held at the end of February in Berlin.

V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor of philosophy, presented a seminar on “Two Models of Politics in Plato’s Gorgias” and delivered a lecture on “Plato’s Philosophical Politics” in the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy held April 14 at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.

Jason Sharples, assistant professor of history, presented the paper “Enslaved Communities’ Everyday Politics in Times of Crisis” at Howard University’s Feb. 24 seminar on Slavery, Memory, and African Diasporas.

Caroline Sherman, assistant professor of history, participated in a discussion titled “Beyond the Republic of Letters II: Scholarship, Politics and Confessionalization” at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting held March 31 to April 2 in Boston.

Ernest Suarez, professor of English, gave the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry at Baylor University on April 7 as part of the Beall Poetry Festival held April 6 to 8 at the school in Waco, Texas. Suarez spoke on “Contemporary American Poetry and Song.”

 

Publications

Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies, wrote the article “Vatican II's Decree on Ecumenism at Age Fifty: An Exhausted Inheritance or a Living Legacy” for the March issue of Ecumenical Trends.

David Lantigua, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, wrote an article titled "The Image of God, Christian Rights Talk, and the School of Salamanca" for the March issue of the Journal of Law and Religion.

V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor of philosophy, wrote the chapter “Personalism and Common Good: Thomistic Political Philosophy and the Turn to Subjectivity” for the book Subjectivity Ancient and Modern (Lexington Books, 2016).

Trevor Lipscombe, director of The Catholic University of America Press, co-wrote “Flying Off a Frictionless Curved Ramp” for the Journal of Physics Education (Vol. 9, No. 2).

Nelson Minnich, professor of history, wrote The Decrees of the Fifth Lateran Council (1512-17): Their Legitimacy, Origins, Contents, and Implementation (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016).

W.J. Shepherd, associate archivist, wrote the article “Andrew Jackson: Scotch Irish Hero, Born Fighting, and Still Fighting in the Twenty First Century” for the March issue of the Newsletter of the Scotch-Irish Society of the United States of America. He reviewed Meredith Gould’s book The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways for the March issue of Catholic Library World. He also reviewed Simon Read’s book Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent for the The Churchill Project website.

Julia Young, assistant professor of history, co-edited Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin American from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II (The Catholic University of America Press, 2016).

 

Students

Ines Dominguez del Corral, a junior musical theatre major, is playing the lead role of Angela Vicario in Chronicle of a Death Foretold at GALA Theatre in Washington, D.C., through May 8.