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Stories of Philanthropy
Ortner family funds classical, authentically Catholic education
May 03, 2021
The University has also long held a special place in the hearts of Mike and Liz Ortner. As a reflection of that appreciation, they have made a generous pledge to Catholic University through their Ortner Family Foundation.
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Citizenship and the Future of American Democracy Post-January 6: American Impasse 4 of 4
April 28, 2021
On April 26, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences looked forward from the January 6 assault and probed the status of citizenship in the shadow of the assault. It examined the ways in which January 6 may strengthen and weaken American democracy.
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The role of Civil War, Race, and Memory on the January 6 assault: American Impasse 3 of 4
April 28, 2021
On April 19, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the role of race, history, and memory in the January 6 assault, emphasizing the use of Civil War symbolism during and after the event.
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Law School surpasses Campaign goal, becomes first to earn the Campaign Cup
April 26, 2021
On April 23, President John Garvey and Vice President for University Advancement Scott Rembold presented Stephen Payne, dean of the Columbus School of Law, with the Campaign Cup at the School’s Board of Visitors meeting. 
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Columbus School of Law receives $4.25 million gift
April 26, 2021

Made by an anonymous trust, the gift establishing the project is intended to create an intellectual center for the study of how the United States Constitution’s original, distinctly American vision of ensuring the protection and flourishing of the human person emulates important aspects of the

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A tribute to Frederick R. Favo, B.Arch.E. 1955
April 19, 2021
Fred Favo, B.Arch.E. 1955, P ’84, ’86, ’93, loved Catholic University. In this tribute video, Raney Favo Zatawski, B.A. 1993, and Frank Persico, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976, reveal how Favo helped to shape both the Catholic University campus you see today and the lives of countless students.
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Founders Day 2021: CatholicU has the best community!
April 19, 2021
Thanks to our generous community of donors, Founders Day 2021 was an incredible success. In celebration of Catholic University's founding, this community came together to make 1,059 gifts for a total of $313,443 in support of 80 different University programs.
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Immigrant Family Separation: Past and Present
April 14, 2021

On April 12, 2021, we partnered with Barry University on a panel discussion inspired by the recent visit of "Angels Unawares" to Miami.

The panelists examined the issue of family separation through the lens of Operation Pedro Pan, the airlift of Cuban children to the

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Caring for digital collections with Trevor Owens
April 13, 2021
Dr. Owens contends that the craft of digital preservation is the work of a futurist. We must look to the past trends in the ebb and flow of the development of digital media and hedge our bets on how digital technologies of the future will play out.
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The Political Causes of the January 6 Assault: American Impasse 2 of 4
April 13, 2021
On April 8, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences looked at the ideological and political backdrop of the January 6 assault, its impact on American politics, and the overall stability of the two-party system.
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Research Day: An interview with the co-chairs
April 12, 2021
On April 15, 2021, the Catholic University will host its sixth annual Research Day. Maryrose McInerney, Ph.D., CCC-A, B.A. 1978, a member of the Research Day planning committee, interviews the co-chairs: Becky Robert, Anita Shagnea, and Xiaolong Luo.
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Cheers to 50 years: Larry Grassini, J.D. 1970, on law and wine
April 01, 2021
To honor his career and professional philosophy, Larry, J.D. 1970, and Sharon Grassini created an endowed scholarship for law students interested in public interest law with a focus on individual rights.
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An Easter message from the University chaplain
April 01, 2021
This Easter, more than any in recent memory, the rays of Jesus’ resurrection refresh our hearts and minds with new hope.
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NCSSS celebrates Social Work Month with two deans of social work
March 31, 2021
On March 26, 2021, the National Catholic School for Social Service (NCSSS) celebrated Social Work Month by hosting a virtual fireside chat with Jo Ann Regan, dean of NCSSS, and Sandra Edmonds Crewe, B.S.S. 1974, M.S.W. 1975, dean of the Howard University School of Social Work.
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The Social Causes of the January 6 Assault: American Impasse 1 of 4
March 31, 2021

On March 25, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences looked at the social causes of the January 6 assault, and at the underlying reasons for partisan strife and hostility to government, both before and after the events of January 6

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Innovative Learning Environments: Tucson, Alexandria, and Online
March 29, 2021
Learn more about the many advances Catholic University is making in online and hybrid education! Thanks to gifts both large and small, the University is taking the lead in online learning, with exciting developments soon to take shape in our new nursing and sciences building, new digital program offerings, and novel ways of delivering existing programs to current students. We are also expanding our reach through a new Alexandria campus and courses offered in partnership with Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz.
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A Conversation about Racial Equality and Justice
March 29, 2021
On March 29, 2021, we hosted a CUOnline event on racial equality and justice that featured three members of the Sister Thea Bowman Committee.
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Gratus 2021: Celebrating Our Friends and Benefactors
March 24, 2021
Gratus means thankful, and our March 23, 2021, we celebrated online with members of the University's community of friends and benefactors. We are so appreciative of the steadfast support of our benefactors, this year more than ever before.
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Dean McMullen and Ascension: The Future of Nursing
March 17, 2021
On March 12, 2021, we hosted a conversation about the future of healthcare that featured Patricia McMullen, dean of the Conway School of Nursing, and executives from Ascension.
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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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