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Stories of Philanthropy
John Falcicchio, B.A. 2001: The Future of the Capital City
February 26, 2021
On February 18, 2021, we hosted our latest CUOnline event and discussed the future of Washington, D.C., with John Falcicchio, B.A. 2001, D.C.'s deputy mayor for Planning and Economic of Development.
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Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB: Saving the World's Manuscript Heritage
February 23, 2021
On February 18, 2021, we hosted a CUOnline event with Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the "monk who saves manuscripts." As part of the Visiting Scholar Program of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Fr. Columba discussed his work rescuing manuscripts that record the world's precious religious heritage.
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Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Ph.D. 1943
February 19, 2021
Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Ph.D. 1943, the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics, was a prominent educator and an alumna of Catholic University who helped reform the segregated D.C. public school system.
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CatholicU Sweethearts: From Saigon to D.C.
February 10, 2021

“Our story is not unique. There are other of our classmates who have similar stories. There were a lot of Vietnamese refugee students at the University when we were there, so we are not unique — except maybe for meeting our spouse at 5 years

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Observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day with "Defiant Requiem"
January 29, 2021

On January 27, 2021, we hosted a CUOnline event in observation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Members of our online audience enjoyed a screening of the powerful documentary film "Defiant Requiem" with a live appearance by Murry Sidlin, the president and artistic director of the

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Winners: 2020 Reunion Class Challenge
January 27, 2021

Even in 2020, the competition went on! After 12 months, three of the 2020 reunion classes earned trophies for performing the best in the 2020 Reunion Class Challenge.

The challenge kicked off on January 1, 2020, and ended on December 31, 2020.

Now that we've tallied

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"Angels Unawares" artist discusses sculpture with alumni
January 14, 2021
In December, Kevin Ryan, B.A. 1989, joined Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, M.A. 1988, and dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art, for a discussion of the statue with the Canadian artist who created Angels Unawares, Timothy Schmalz.
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Wanted: Nominations for the Alumni Association Board of Governors
December 15, 2020
The Catholic University of America Alumni Association is seeking to fill at-large positions on our Board of Governors. We encourage nominations from all ethnicities, genders, graduation years, geographic regions, degrees, and industries.
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Giving Tuesday raises funds for Caldwell Chapel renovation, preservation
December 11, 2020
In 2020, thanks to a matching gift made by a donor parent couple, Giving Tuesday focused on only one thing: the restoration and preservation of Caldwell Chapel.
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Meet the new dean: School of Arts and Sciences
December 09, 2020
We would like to introduce Thomas Smith, M.A. 1988, who returned to the University as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, one of three new deans who started at Catholic University over the summer. This interview was originally conducted for the 1887 Society's monthly newsletter.
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Thanksgiving Side Dish Cooking Class with Andy Shallal, B.S. 1975
November 16, 2020

Looking for something new to prepare this Thanksgiving? Want to get your family involved in the cooking? Watch as Andy Shallal, B.S. 1975, P ’19, the founder and owner of Busboys & Poets, prepares a vegan vegetable curry that he says “hugs you from

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Facebook profile/camera frames and Zoom backgrounds: Cardinal Weekend 2020
October 21, 2020
Share your Cardinal pride with your friends, family, and colleagues! Take a minute to spruce up your Facebook profile, your Facebook camera photos, and your Zoom backgrounds.
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Activity Book: Print and Play for Cardinal Weekend 2020
October 21, 2020
Download and print our activity books for adults and children. While you reconnect with friends online, you can try your hand at some fun activities offline: coloring pages, Red's Rad Libs, mazes, crossword puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, and Sudoku.
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Schedule: Cardinal Weekend 2020
October 21, 2020
See everything the virtual event has to offer with this detailed schedule. Cardinal Weekend 2020 is a new homecoming and reunion experience for the entire Catholic University community.
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Then and Now: Photographs of changes at Catholic University
October 21, 2020
We've paired archival images from the 1970s and 1980s with photographs taken from similar vantage points in October 2020. Compare and contrast how Catholic University looked then with how it looks now!
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Meet the new dean: National Catholic School of Social Service
October 13, 2020
We would like to introduce Jo Ann Regan, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, one of three new deans who started at Catholic University over the summer. This interview was originally conducted for the 1887 Society's monthly newsletter.
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Sica Family Bequeaths $5 million to Catholic University
October 08, 2020
For the past 37 years, Vinny, B.M.E. 1983, and Ellen Sica have been dedicated supporters of Catholic University, generously sharing their time, talent, and treasure. This August, they strengthened their legacy by bequeathing $5 million to the University in support of the School of Engineering and the Cardinal football program.
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CUOnline: The 2020 White House Race and the Impact of the Electoral College
October 07, 2020

On September 30, 2020, we partnered with the School of Arts and Sciences to host a panel discussion. Thomas Smith, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, moderated a discussion among three expert faculty members on the role of the electoral college in this

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Meet Meghan Coyne, our Cardinal Weekend chef
October 05, 2020
After earning her B.A. in 2004, Megan Coyne received a certificate of culinary education from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City in 2005, and worked briefly in the Good Housekeeping test kitchen. But then she landed her dream job on an Emmy-winning daytime TV show.
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