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Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Announcements

Housing Services Announces On-Campus Housing Space for Graduate Students

Housing Services has announced that, based on current housing demand, The University will have on-campus housing for graduate and law students next year. Available spaces will include single and double rooms in Caldwell Hall (male) and Seton Wing (female).

Housing Services has already received 18 housing applications for approximately 90 graduate and law housing spaces.

Interested students should visit the Housing Services website at http://housing.cua.edu/livingatcua/gradlaw.cfm for more information, including instructions on how to apply.

Recently-Announced Scholarship and Research Opportunities

A comprehensive listed of current scholarship and research opportunities can be found in the Funding and Research Opportunities section of the Graduate Studies website. The scholarships and research opportunities listed on this page are only those that have been announced recently.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 solicitation. Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in 2015, for project periods beginning anytime between October 2015 and September 2016.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

The George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters from America magazine and the St. Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale University: This newly created prize will be awarded annually to an individual who is 45 years of age or younger, and includes a $25,000 monetary award as well as the opportunity to deliver a lecture at the Thomas More Center at Yale, which will then be published as a cover story in America. This award is intended to promote scholarship and learning, support a new generation of journalists, authors, and scholars, and to foster the intellectual formation of young Catholic writers.

Nominations open on January 22, 2015, and close at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2015.

For a complete description of The Hunt Prize and all eligibility requirements, please visit www.huntprize.org.

2014-2015 Graduate Announcements

The 2014-2015 edition of The Catholic University of America Graduate Announcements has been published, and is available by clicking hereThe Graduate Announcements govern graduate studies at The Catholic University of America, and all graduate students should be familiar with these requirements.

Survey of Earned Doctorates

The Survey of Earned Doctorates has now moved to a fully-online system. All students, as the last part of their doctoral deposit process, must complete the SED at sed.norc.org/doctorate. This is a requirement for graduation from CUA, and must be completed. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies office.

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CUA News and Current Events (Spring 2015 Semester)

Graduate students can always keep up with events of campus by visiting Home@CUA and Inside CUA.

Irish Culture Thrives at CUA (March 13, 2015): At Catholic University, students can explore their interest in Irish culture through student organizations, certificate programs, classes, and study abroad programs.

Rigoletto: Verdi Masterpiece at Hartke Theatre (March 11, 2015): Catholic University’s production of Rigoletto March 19 through 22 promises “an intimacy and immediacy” not found at larger venues in the D.C. area.

Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square (March 9, 2015): Renowned scholar Joseph Weiler will speak on “Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square” and will be presented with an honorary degree.

Conference to Feature Renowned Marian Scholar (March 9, 2015): A graduate student conference on the Blessed Virgin Mary and her influence through time will feature a keynote address by renowned medieval historian medieval historian Miri Rubin.

Engineering Professor Receives $500,000 Grant (March 9, 2015): Dr. Sang Wook Lee was recently named a recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

Cardinal Tagle Says "Encounter People" (March 3, 2015): Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Catholic University alumnus, returned to campus Monday, March 2, to deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture. He spoke on the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes.

The Synods on the Family and the New Evangelization (March 2, 2015): Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and a participant in the Synod of Bishops on the Family; and Dr. John Grabowski, associate professor and director of moral theology/ethics at CUA and a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will participate.

Recycle and Reuse, Earn Gift Cards (February 18, 2015): CUA is one of nearly 400 universities participating in the annual RecycleMania competition, which runs through March 28.

Bishop Flores to Speak on Immigration (February 13, 2015): Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of Brownsville, Texas, will give a talk titled “Immigration as a Theological Paradigm for Faith and Social Justice.”

Alumni Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards (February 12, 2015): A number of Catholic University students and alumni from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama in the School of Arts and Sciences have received nominations for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards for their performances and work in Washington, D.C.-area productions.

Catholic University to Honor Archbishop Sheen (February 9, 2015): In March and April, CUA will celebrate Archbishop Sheen, a Catholic University alumnus and longtime theology and philosophy professor.

Music School to Perform at Little Flower Church (February 6, 2015): The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present two events this semester at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Md., as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Stephen Schwartz Revue to Premiere at CUA (February 3, 2015): Musical theatre students will explore the material of one of today’s most well-known composers and lyricists this month as Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, makes its premiere at The Catholic University of America.

Student-Written Plays to Premiere at Hartke (January 30, 2015): Knights and sword fights, fantastical characters, and real-life relationship struggles are just a few of the topics to be explored on stage as two original student-written plays premiere at Hartke Theatre in February.

President to Discuss Faith-Based Higher Education (January 30, 2015): The Catholic University of America President John Garvey and two other university presidents will discuss “The State of Higher Education and the Calling of Faith-based Universities” at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Rome Center Signing Marks 3-Continent Venture (January 30, 2015): Seated next to his counterpart from the Australian Catholic University, The Catholic University of America President John Garvey noted the “three-continent endeavor” that had brought them to a signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding on a shared Rome Center.

Aquinas Mass Honors University Patron (January 27, 2015): Members of the University gathered January 27 for the University's Annual Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Business School Receives $3 Million (January 22, 2015): Catholic University’s School of Business and Economics has received a commitment of up to $3 million from the Charles Koch Foundation ($1,750,000), the Busch Family Foundation ($500,000), and three business leaders (each contributing $250,000).

Campus Ministry Announces Graduate Events for the Spring 2015 Semester (January 7, 2015): Sister Ruth A. Harkins, IHM, the Associate Campus Minister for Graduate and Professional Students, has announced the schedule of events geared towards graduate students this upcoming semester. Highlighted in the month of January are the online retreat and "Welcome Back" dinner. The Graduate Faith Community begins again thsi February. For further information, feel free to contact Sr. Ruth at harkins@cua.edu or by phone at 202-319-6579.

Students can also click here for press releases, announcements, and graduate studies events for the 2014 calendar year.

Contact Information

Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
116 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
 
Main Phone: (202) 319-5247
Fax: (202) 319-6174