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History News: 8/8/17 The Department of History is proud to report that this past spring--in a one-two punch--Dr. Caroline Sherman won the Provost’s teaching award for junior faculty and Professor Jerry Muller won the University award for distinguished research. Congratulations to them both! The History Department is also proud to announce that its graduate students have won nationally competitive grants and fellowships to support their dissertation research. Carol Anderson has been awarded both the Frederic C. Lane Dissertation Grant from the Medieval Academy of America and the American Catholic Historical Association's Student Summer Research Grant for “Sacred Histories: Remembering the Christian Past in Medieval Tuscany (1100-1500),” while Austin Powell has been awarded a Gladys K. Delmas Foundation fellowship and the Bernadotte Schmitt Grant from the American Historical Association in support of “Charisma, Community, and Authority: Dominican Epistolary Practice in Italy, 1300-1500.” Congratulations to them both!

Roundtable: Who is Charlie?: 1/22/15 The Certificate in European Studies Program hosts a roundtable discussion on freedom of expression, democracy, faith, and violence.

New Website Highlights Marian Project: 12/19/14 The Honoring Mary website details programming created by CUA for a landmark art exhibit in Washington, D.C. that features Marian artwork by Renaissance and Baroque artists.

Anthropology of Food Goes Beyond Taste: 12/19/14 Students learn about all aspects of food from culture to policy to history.

History Professor to Work for State Department: 12/17/14 The Franklin Fellows Program provides opportunities for experts with at least five years of relevant professional experience to devote one to two years of public service working for the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Students Recreate Ancient Battles: 12/12/14 In the Ancient Warfare and Martial Arts class, students re-enact the battles of Greco-Roman warriors.

Picturing Mary Exhibit Opens: 12/4/14 Picturing Mary, a landmark art exhibit, opens in Washington, D.C., with support from CUA.

Student Named Marshall Scholarship Finalist: 11/10/14 Senior politics major Sarah Hendley has been selected as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.

Three Professors Honored For Excellence: 11/6/14 Three professors were honored Oct. 29 at the University's Annual Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception.

Halloween Lesson Makes Chemistry Fun: 10/29/14 Students of chemistry professor Diane Bunce will celebrate Halloween by dressing up as their favorite elements.

Commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall: 10/15/14 The Embassy of Germany selected CUA to host a week of events remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.

Drama Professor Directs Prison Production : 8/25/14 Drama Professor Gary Sloan worked with the nonprofit Rehabilitation Through the Arts to stage a performance of "Macbeth" in a New York prison.

Professors Share Similar Journeys to CUA: 8/22/14 Though they never knew each other before joining the CUA faculty, Nancy Adleman and Sahana Kukke had very similar life paths to get to the University.

Mother-Daughter Professors Make CUA Home: 8/18/14 Julia Young took a job as an assistant professor at Catholic University in 2011. Two years later, her mother joined her at the University.

Physics Researcher to Receive Award: 8/14/14 Chigomezyo Ngwira, a research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at The Catholic University of America, will receive the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science for Solutions award in December.

Students Prepare to Launch Project into Space: 8/11/14 As part of a NASA program, a multidisciplinary team of Catholic University undergraduates have built a self-regulating machine which they will now launch into space, with the help of a high-altitude research balloon.

Professor Honored By Brazilian Government: 7/17/14 Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics, was one of six Brazilian professionals recently honored for their contributions around the world.

INCAI 2013 Workshop: 5/13/13 Exploring the Nature of the Evolving Universe

Classroom and Curriculum: Trends in Mathematics: 3/1/13 Tuesday March 19, 5:00PM - Pryz 327 and Monday April 8, 5:00PM - McGivney Auditorium.

IN CONVERSATION: 12/5/12 Mohammed Raja Abdullah Al-Hussaini Al Sharif, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States and Dennis Wholey, CUA alumnus and host of PBS’ This is America with Dennis Wholey on “The Role of the League of Arab States in the Arab Spring Countries, and U.S. policies in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring.” Wednesday, December 5th 5:30pm Great Room B, Pryzbyla University Center

31st annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture: 4/12/12 "The matter of Meteorites - And Why It Matters," a lecture by Dr. Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J. of the Vatican Observatory, Rome Italy.

Inaugural Henri Hyvernat Lecture: 3/22/12 The Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures presents the First Annual Lecture in honor of the department’s mission and founder, Monsignor Henri Hyvernat (1858–1941).

The Archimedes Codex : 2/12/12 Presented by Dr. William Noel, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore.

Islamic Studies & Washington Careers: 11/2/11 The Program in Islamic World Studies and the Department of History invite interested students and others in the University to a reception with Middle Eastern food and talk about Islamic Studies and Washington careers by Alexs Thompson.

do Deutsch!: 10/6/11 This fall, CUA's German program will be one of 40 nation wide participants in the do Deutsch! campus weeks generously supported by the German mission and the Goethe-Institut in the US.

Fourth Annual CUA on Wall Street Career Evening: 9/29/11 Interested in a career in any facet of the financial industry? Come and hear from a panel of highly accomplished CUA alumni who work on Wall Street, learn about different aspects of finance and banking, and practice speed-networking. STUDENTS IN ANY AND EVERY ACADEMIC MAJOR AND CONCENTRATION are most welcome.

On the Trading Floor: 3/17/10 CUA alumni and NYSE member traders Jonathan Corpina (B.A., 1994, Politics) and Columb Lytle (B.A., 1994, Philosophy), showing their true colors.

Dean's Scholar: 2/14/10 Maureen O’Rourke (Class of 2011) is this year’s Dean’s Scholarship recipient in the Department of Drama.

Undergraduate Research: 2/1/10 Tanja Horn (Assistant Professor, Physics), with undergraduate research assistants Nathaniel Hlavin, center (Class of 2014), and Timothy McEvoy, right (Class of 2013), in CUA’s Nuclear Physics Lab in Hannan Hall.

Major New Publications: 2/1/10 Major new scholarly books published by CUA Arts and Sciences faculty.

Biology Dept Launches a New M.S. Degree in Biotechnology: 1/27/10 CUA’s Department of Biology launches its new M.S. degree in Biotechnology, with recruitment underway for the first cohort of students to enter in Fall 2010

Education Dept Receives Better Way Foundation Grant: 1/20/10 The Better Way Foundation, part of the Opus Philanthropy Group, has awarded $50,000 to CUA to develop a model MA program in early childhood education and special education that prepares teachers to serve young children with special needs from low-income, multicultural families.

Calculus Cafe: 1/4/10 The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce its new "Calculus Cafe", a resource for all current CUA calculus students.

Recent Major Publications by Faculty from the Politics Dept: 12/16/09 Wallace J. Thies, Why NATO Endures (Cambridge University Press, 2009); David Walsh, The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence ((Cambridge University Press, 2008); John K. White, Barack Obama's America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era (University of Michigan Press, 2009)

Like Freedom?: 11/2/09 On November 9, 2009, the German Club will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a documentary, a replica of the wall that will be torn down, German food and music.

Shaw and Politics: 10/15/09 CUA’s Department of Drama, in collaboration with the International Shaw Society and the Washington Stage Guild, will host a conference entitled “Shaw and Politics” October 15-18, 2009

Second Annual Wall Street Career Evening: 9/10/09 Come and network with some of CUA’s most successful alumni! Second Annual Wall Street Career Evening, Thursday 10 September 2009, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, The Great Room, Pryzbyla University Center.

Nanotechnology Center Celebrates Successful First Year: 8/24/09 CUA’s Nanotechnology Center (NTC), established in February 2008 to foster collaborative research among scientists in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, has won awards of research grants totaling $1.4 million in its first year of operation.