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Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Announcements

Master's Student Fellowship Opportunity

The Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment has announced a fellowship opportunity for a master's student.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research, this position is responsible for researching issues related to student learning outcomes assessment. Research and analysis performed by the incumbent will directly support the university’s plan for student learning outcomes assessment, and will indirectly support the university’s strategic plan and accreditation. The incumbent will assist in analyzing data from various university surveys; including the university’s undergraduate and graduate alumni surveys and the National Survey of Student Engagement. In addition, the incumbent will assist in the design and analysis of various large and small scale research projects that the office conducts throughout the year.

Qualifications: For graduate students with a baccalaureate degree progressing towards a master’s degree. The position is data driven, and the ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of research methods as well as descriptive statistics. Experience using statistical analysis software such as SAS or SPSS, and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel is desired.

Benefits and Compensation: Includes a stipend of $12,000, paid bi-monthly from September through April; a full-tuition scholarship for full-time graduate study; and reimbursement for the purchase of the University student health insurance plan.

For more information, please visit the Planning and Institituional Research website.

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 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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Campus Ministry Announces Graduate Events for 2014-2015 Academic Year

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 academic year. For further information, feel free to contact Sr. Ruth at or by phone at 202-319-6579.

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CUA News and Happenings (Summer 2014)

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

New Bookstore Opens on Monroe Street (July 28, 2014): Approximately 100 people gathered on the sidewalk of Monroe Street on the morning of Monday, July 28, to witness the opening of one of the anchor stores of Monroe Street Market — Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America.

Theology Professor Receives Award (June 27, 2014): Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies, has been honored with the Paul Wattson Christian Unity Award.

National Symphony Orchestra to Perform at CUA (June 26, 2014): The National Symphony Orchestra will take its 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood series to Brookland, with a special performance at CUA's Hartke Theatre on January 12, 2015.

University Archives Increases Online Access (June 26, 2014): New digital content is now available online from three archive collections: Young Catholic Messenger, Msgr. Joseph Fenton, and Iturbide-Kearney.

Summer Exhibits at Mullen Library (June 25, 2014): The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library is hosting two exhibits on display this summer.

U.S. Cardinals Raise $2.1 Million for Scholarships (June 2, 2014): Eight U.S. Catholic cardinals and 750 guests gathered in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

University Recognized for Tree Management (May 28, 2014): The Catholic University of America has been recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation — the third consecutive year the campus has earned the distinction.

Music School to Present Piano Festival (May 21, 2014): The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America will present the Washington International Piano Festival July 27 to August 3.

Recent CUA News and Happenings (Spring 2014 Semester)

Philip Rivers to Graduates: Put Your Faith First (May 17, 2014): San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers addresses graduates during the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

Cardinal Tagle Urges Graduates to Find their Place (May 17, 2014): At the Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2014, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, urged the graduates to find the place Jesus has prepared for them in life.

Retiring Faculty Honored at Spring Luncheon (May 8, 2014): Retiring faculty members with an accumulated 177 years of service to The Catholic University of America were honored during a luncheon May 6.

CUA Drama Takes Shakespeare On The Road (May 2, 2014): Drama students perform Shakespeare for middle and high school students during a five-week tour of local schools.

Professors Honored for Research and Scholarship (April 24, 2014): Three faculty members were honored April 23 by The Catholic University of America for their achievements at the 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards.

Four Alumni Honored With Helen Hayes Awards (April 23, 2014): Several Catholic University alumni from the Department of Drama and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music were honored for their work in Washington, D.C.-area productions during the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which took place April 21 at the National Building Museum.

CUA Recognized in Green Power Challenge (April 22, 2014): The Catholic University of America was recognized April 22 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2013-2014 Individual Conference Champion of the College & University Green Power Challenge.

25th American Cardinals Dinner Preview (April 22, 2014): America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, to raise money for college scholarships at the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Retired Four-Star General Lectures at Business School (April 8, 2014): Gen. Stanley McChrystal, retired four-star general and former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Force and Joint Special Operations Command, will deliver the lecture “Crosslead: Adapting Organically” on April 15 as part of the School of Business and Economics’ SuperCurriculum lecture series.

Lecture to Focus on Origins of the Universe (March 24, 2014): The 33rd Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture will feature John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel laureate in physics.

Cardinal Burke Draws Large Crowd (March 21, 2014): A crowd of nearly 250 turned out to hear Raymond Cardinal Burke deliver the Provost Lecture at CUA.

Professor Awarded Research Fellowship (March 20, 2014): Tobias Gregory, associate professor of English, has been awarded a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Professors Publish Catechism for Business (March 17, 2014): Book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to more than 100 specific and challenging moral questions.

Sacred Space in Ireland Film Premiere (March 14, 2014): The School of Architecture and Planning presents a documentary about the 2013 design-build project completed in Ireland by the Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design program.

ALA President to Deliver Stone Lecture (March 12, 2014): Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, will deliver the Department of Library and Information Science’s 24th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture.

CUA Introduces New Master in Catechesis (March 11, 2014): Beginning this summer, the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will offer a new academic program, the Master of Catechesis.

Cardinal Yearbook Collection Now Online (March 5, 2014): University Archives has launched an online finding aid for CUA’s collection of the Cardinal Yearbook. Some yearbooks are available fully online.

Vocal Students to Perform "Don Giovanni" (February 25, 2014): Students at Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will bring a musical masterpiece to Hartke Theatre as they perform their spring opera, "Don Giovanni," March 20 through 23.

International Week to Highlight Diversity (February 24, 2014)The Center for Global Education honors the cultural diversity of CUA students during International Week, which runs from Monday, Feb. 24, to Saturday, March. 1.

Engineering Professor Awarded Fulbright (February 20, 2014): Jandro Abot, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to do research in nanotechnology in Brazil.

Philip Rivers to Address 2014 Graduates (February 11, 2014): Philip Rivers, Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the Class of 2014 at the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 17.

CUA Drama to Present "Etiology" (February 7, 2014): "Etiology", an M.F.A. playwriting thesis by Teri Gillmor, will premiere this month.

VSL Process Repurposes Old Technology (February 4, 2014): The Vitreous State Laboratory has developed a process to repurpose old televisions and computers into ceramic tiles.

New Philippine Cardinal Has Ties to University (January 23, 2014): Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, O.M.I., will become the second cardinal in the Philippines who was educated at The Catholic University of America.

CUA Participates in March for Life (January 22, 2014): Bundled in coats and scarves, CUA students attend a rally at Caldwell Hall before traveling to the March for Life.

Lecture on Religion and Public Life (January 17, 2014): The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a Brown Bag Lecture by Joshua DuBois, former executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Professor Honored with Teaching Award (January 15, 2014): Renate Chancellor will be presented with the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.

CUA to Participate in March for Life (January 15, 2014): On Jan. 22, Catholic University students will join tens of thousands of people in the 41st Annual March for Life.

Provost Visits Israel with Other University Provosts (January 6, 2014): James Brennan, provost of The Catholic University of America, is spending a week in Israel as a member of a delegation of nine provosts from American universities.

Recent CUA News and Happenings (Fall 2013 Semester)

MSBA Program Marks Record Job Placement (December 4, 2013): The 2012 graduates of the MSBA program are placed in jobs within three months of graduation.

Christmas Concert to Benefit Bethlehem House (November 26, 2013): The Christmas Concert for Charity benefits Bethlehem House, which provides Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Press Conference with Former Ambassador (November 26, 2013): The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies will hold a press conference with Suzan Johnson Cook, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom.

Supreme Knight to Receive Patronal Medal (November 26, 2013): The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will award the Patronal Medal to Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, during a Mass at noon on Monday, Dec. 9, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica.

CUA Press is Blessed (November 21, 2013): The Catholic University of America Press found a way to celebrate University Press Week that was unique to its mission.

Events to Usher In Christmas Season (November 21, 2013): Catholic University will celebrate the Christmas season with events that take place over the course of the next month.

CUA Named to List of Best Colleges for Veterans (November 20, 2013): The Catholic University of America was ranked 24th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural listing of the “Best Colleges for Veterans.”

$1.5 Million for Principled Entrepreneurship Studies (November 12, 2013): Catholic University has received a commitment of $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $500,000 from the Busch Family Foundation to support research into the role principled entrepreneurship can and should play in improving society’s well-being.

Four Professors Honored For Teaching Excellence (November 8, 2013): Four professors were honored Nov. 7 at Catholic University’s annual teaching awards ceremony and reception, held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Exploring Global Perspectives in Medicine (October 24, 2013): CUA grad Timmy Le learned about culture within medicine while volunteering in Vietnam's National Acupuncture Hospital's pediatric cerebral palsy unit.

"Sweet Charity" to Be Presented October 18-20 (October 15, 2013): The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Sweet Charity," the musical about one woman’s trust and faith in others despite continued heartbreak October 18, 19, and 20.

Event to Explore Catholic Activism in Americas (October 15, 2013): Catholic University will host the conference "Catholic Activism in the Americas, 1891–1962: New Comparative and Transnational Approaches" on October 17 and October 18.

Symposium on the New Evangelization (October 4, 2013): The School of Theology and Religious Studies, along with Theological College, will host a “Symposium on the New Evangelization.”

Catholic University Welcomes Chen Guangcheng (October 2, 2013): Chinese Human Rights Advocate Affiliates with CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies.

CUA Named to Military Friendly Schools List (September 17, 2013): The Catholic University of America has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media.

Scholars Examine Religious Freedom (September 12, 2013): Church leaders and scholars examine the relationship of human rights to religious freedom in the Holy Land with the hope of contributing to the peace process.

Biology Symposium Keynote Address (September 10, 2013): “Smithsonian Conservation Science — Saving Species on the Brink” is the topic of the biology research symposium keynote.

Fall Philosophy Lecture Series on Islamic Lands (September 4, 2013): The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America presents its 46th annual Fall Lecture Series, which this year will explore the theme “Philosophy in the Islamic Lands.”

Architect to Deliver Address as New Walton Critic (September 4, 2013): As Walton Critic, Claudio Silvestrin will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., titled “Can architecture uplift our spirit and prevent the weight of materialism from crushing us?” in the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies’ Koubek Auditorium.

Barnes & Noble Coming to Monroe Street Market (September 4, 2013): The Catholic University of America and the Bozzuto Group announced that Barnes & Noble @ Catholic University Booksellers will serve as a retail anchor for Monroe Street Market.

Catholic Teaching and the Jews – A Revolution? (September 3, 2013): The Department of History and the School of Theology and Religious Studies present “Catholic Teaching and the Jews — A Revolution? Discussing John Connelly’s From Enemy to Brother.”

Mass of the Holy Spirit Opens Academic Year (August 29, 2013): The Mass of the Holy Spirit marks the official opening of the 2013-14 academic year.

New Students Set For Orientation (August 22, 2013): The Catholic University of America will welcome more than 950 new students and their families on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23 for the start of Orientation 2013. The move-in date for returning students is Saturday, August 24.

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