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Importance of Rerum Novarum Explored at Conference: 5-3-11 When Pope Leo XIII released Rerum Novarum in May of 1891, “it changed the world,” says Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) & Catholic Studies at CUA. See story.

Oxford Scholar Discusses Misconceptions of The Idea of a University: 4-28-11 Rev. Ian Ker described Cardinal John Henry Newman’s book The Idea of a University as “the one classic on university education” in an April 27 lecture titled “Newman’s Idea of a University — Some Misunderstandings.” See story.

CUA to Host Conference on 120th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: 4-26-11 Catholic University’s Institute of Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) will host a two-day conference titled “120th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: Church, Labor, and the New Things of the Modern World.” See story.

Presidents of Catholic Universities Come Together to Close Symposium: 4-15-11 Rev. Borys Gudziak, rector of Ukrainian Catholic University, said he came to CUA’s symposium on intellect and virtue “very consciously." See story.

Catholic University Awards Cardinal Medal for Fortitude to Nine Honorees: 4-14-11 The Catholic University of America awarded members of the CUA community — two posthumously — with the Cardinal Medal for Fortitude at the Cardinal Leadership Celebration on April 13. See story.

120th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: Church, Labor, and the New Things of the Modern World: 4-14-11 CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies will host a two-day conference titled “120th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: Church, Labor, and the New Things of the Modern World.” See story.

Symposium Yields Wide-Ranging Discussions on Catholic Universities: 4-12-11 A two-day symposium at The Catholic University of America brought together experts from the United States and abroad for wide-ranging discussions on the interplay between virtue and the spiritual and intellectual life of a Catholic university. See story.

Archbishop Di Noia Delivers Homily on Judgment: 4-12-11 At the end of the first day of Catholic University’s symposium on intellect and virtue, Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., delivered a homily on the nature of judgment. See story.

Catholic University to Award Cardinal Medal for Fortitude to Nine Honorees: 4-12-11 The Catholic University of America will give the Cardinal Medal for Fortitude to nine members of the CUA community — two posthumously — at the Cardinal Leadership Celebration on April 13. See story.

CUA to Welcome University Presidents from Asia, Europe, and the U.S.: 4-5-11 Next week, when Catholic University plays host to a symposium on the interplay of intellect and virtue, seven presidents of Catholic institutions of higher education will be present along with CUA’s President John Garvey. See story.

John Henry Newman Expert and Oxford Scholar to Speak: 4-1-11 Rev. Ian Ker, a leading expert on John Henry Newman and senior research fellow in theology at Oxford University, will speak on "Newman’s Idea of a University — Some Misunderstandings." See story.

CUA to Host Symposium on the Interplay of Virtue and Intellect: 3-28-11 Next month scholars from the U.S. and abroad will gather at The Catholic University of America to examine the ways in which virtue shapes how and what people learn. See story.

International Politics Professor to Speak: "When Might Becomes Human Rights": 3-28-11 Janne Haaland Matlary, a leading thinker on the political implications of asymmetric warfare in NATO and a former deputy foreign minister of Norway, will discuss the interplay between faith and politics in a talk titled "When Might Becomes Human Rights."  See story.

Noted Scientist Martin Nowak Discusses God and Creation: 3-23-11 “Science is no replacement for religion.” See story.

April Events at CUA to Spotlight Virtue of Fortitude: 3-23-11 Catholic University will host two events related to the cardinal virtue of fortitude in April to culminate a campaign on campus to accentuate the four cardinal virtues. See story.

Martin Nowak, Author of the New Book SuperCooperators, to Lecture at CUA: 3-18-11 Martin A. Nowak, author of the just-published book, SuperCooperators: The Mathematics of Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour (Or, Why We Need Each Other to Succeed), will speak on “Evolution and Christianity” in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. See story.

Poet Dana Gioia Addresses Catholic Writer’s Status in Contemporary Society: 3-1-11 Dana Gioia, award-winning poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, delivered a spirited critique of Catholic literary culture in today’s society at a Feb. 28 speech at Catholic University. See story.

CUA Has History of Noteworthy Academic Conferences: 3-1-11 Over two days in April, The Catholic University of America will host a major academic symposium drawing prominent scholars from around the United States and the world to explore the impact of virtue on intellect, a topic not widely addressed in contemporary society. See story.

President’s Day Special: John Garvey's Top Picks from CUA Press: 2-21-11 Would you like a book recommendation from CUA’s new President? In honor of John Garvey's inaugural year theme of "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University," CUA Press asked the President, an avid reader, to pick five favorites from its publications list. See story.

March Events at CUA to Highlight Virtue of Temperance: 2-16-11 Catholic University will host events related to the cardinal virtue of temperance in March as part of a campaign on campus to accentuate the four cardinal virtues. See story.

Exploring Music as a Path to Faith: 2-10-11 Christians encounter their faith in many ways. Oftentimes, asserts Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, “the way to Christian faith begins with a discovery of the living Christ, rather than recognition of the church’s dogmatic truths.” See story.

The Garveys and Students Bond at Inaugural Ball: 1-28-11 Just before he stepped onto the dance floor, President John Garvey revealed a secret to the students who filled the Great Room at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

Faculty and Staff Celebrate Inauguration with CUA President: 1-28-11 Faculty and staff members of The Catholic University of America gathered in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center today to celebrate the Jan. 25 inauguration of President John Garvey. See story.

Catholic University to Celebrate Cardinal Virtue of Prudence in February: 1-28-11 Catholic University will host events related to the cardinal virtue of prudence in February as part of a campaign on campus to accentuate the four cardinal virtues. See story.

Russian Orthodox Archbishop to Speak on the Intersection of Faith and Music: 1-28-11 Acclaimed theologian and musical composer Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev of the Russian Orthodox Church will deliver a multimedia presentation: “The Intersection of Faith and Music.” See story.

Garvey Stresses Role of Virtue in Pursuit of Intellect: 1-25-11 At his inauguration today as the 15th President of The Catholic University of America, John Garvey noted that “the cultivation of virtue prepares the ground for the work of the intellect.” See story.

A Special Day for President Garvey’s Family: 1-25-11 As President John Garvey processed up the center aisle of the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a small boy balanced on top of the pew in the second row. See story.

CUA President Joins Students at March For Life: 1-24-11 On the day before his inauguration as Catholic University’s 15th president, John Garvey addressed CUA students in Caldwell Hall Auditorium before they left campus to participate in the 38th Annual March for Life. See story.

Archbishop Di Noia to Celebrate Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas: 1-21-11 Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, will travel from the Vatican to be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass in honor of Catholic University's patron St. Thomas Aquinas. See story.

Faculty Seminars to Underscore Inaugural Theme: 1-21-11 A series of faculty luncheon seminars this spring on Catholic social teaching and public policy will underscore President John Garvey’s inaugural theme. See story.

CUA Education Scholar Cites Uniqueness of Garvey's Inauguration: 1-20-11 According to CUA education scholar Merylann Schuttloffel, the Jan. 25 inauguration of John Garvey as the 15th President of The Catholic University of America will reflect his unique role in American Catholic life. See story.

Discussion of Faith and Intellect Highlights Inaugural Theme: 1-19-11 “What does faith have to do with intellect?” Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski, Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy, posed this question to an audience of nearly 250 on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

Acclaimed Poet to Speak on the Connection Between Catholic Faith and Writing: 1-19-11 Dana Gioia, an award-winning poet and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, will speak on “The Catholic Writer Today” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:15 p.m. in Great Room B of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

CUA President Participates in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: 1-18-11 Approximately 300 members of the CUA community — including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne —participated in a day of community service on Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. See story.

Faculty Members to Discuss the Link between Faith and Intellect: 1-10-11 “What Faith has to do with Intellectual Life,” a roundtable discussion that is part of a series of events related to the inaugural year theme selected by President John Garvey, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 4:15 p.m. in Great Room B of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. See story.

Exhibit Highlights Inaugural Theme of Intellect and Virtue: 1-7-11 A new exhibit at The Catholic University of America will showcase individuals who exemplify intellect and virtue. See story.

Catholic University to Inaugurate Cardinal Virtues Theme in January: 12-22-10 Beginning in January, Catholic University will begin a four-month long campaign on campus to accentuate the four cardinal virtues. See story.

Art Exhibit: "Intellect and Virtue: A Catholic Tradition": 12-21-10 The Catholic University of America will display items related to several Catholic saints, educators, and social justice advocates who embody intellect and virtue through their educational and professional mission of helping those in need. See story.

Inaugural Events at Catholic University to Kick Off in January: 12-21-10 In connection with the Jan. 25 inauguration of John Garvey as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America, CUA will host a number of events in January and throughout the spring 2011 semester related to the inaugural year theme of “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.” See story.

Planning in Full Swing for Jan. 25 Inauguration: 12-1-10 Around the Catholic University campus — in the midst of classes, activities and athletic events — CUA staff and administrators are working on the Jan. 25 Mass and inauguration for the university’s 15th president, John Garvey, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. See story.

President’s Tenure Marked by Listening, Involvement and Inclusivity: 12-1-10 When he started serving as Catholic University’s president this past July, John Garvey noted that he would be listening to members of the CUA community as he firmed up his vision for the university. He has followed through on the statement in numerous ways. See story.

Students to Dance the Night Away With President and Mrs. Garvey: 12-1-10 It’s not every day that students have the chance to plan a gala for a university president. But, at Catholic University, where students often fill leadership roles in administering university events, it’s not unusual. See story.

For CUA Community, Inauguration Begets Great Expectations: 12-1-10 Students faculty and staff share their expectations and excitement about John Garvey's inauguration. See story.

Jeanne Garvey: The President’s Wife and More: 12-1-10 In October, Jeanne Walter Garvey rented a 16-foot moving truck and drove it solo from Washington, D.C., to the house in Boston that she and her family had called home. “I filled it up with boxes and I turned around and drove back,” she says, as if it were no big deal. See story.

President and Mrs. Garvey on Their Faith: 12-1-10 Among the many factors that led John Garvey to the presidency of The Catholic University of America, the most important may simply have been a leap of faith. See story.

Inaugural Mass to Strike Celebratory Tone on Behalf of President Garvey: 12-1-10 Catholic University is finalizing details for a solemn yet celebratory Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the inauguration of John Garvey as the 15th President of CUA on Jan. 25. See Story.