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Graduate Student Success Stories

Student from School of Music Performing in The Magic Flute

Emily Casey, a current graduate student in the Vocal Performance division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, will be making her role debut in Mozart's The Magi Flute this September. The performances will be taking place at the D.C. Scottish Rite Temple in Washington, D.C.

Check out Emily's website as well ( to listern to previous performances, and to stay updated on her appearances in the Washington area.

Congratulations, Emily, and break a leg!

Semitics Ph.D. Student Named Tantur Fellow

Ryann Craig, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a doctoral fellowship at the Tantur Ecumenical Centre for Theological Studies in Jerusalem. 

She was previously featured as a CUA Success Story in February 2014 for her work on the Iraqi Jewish Archive project through the National Archives.

Ryann is currently working on the dissertation project "The Qur?anic Cross and the Lost Substitute: Tracing the use of the qur'anic crucifixion account and the substitution legend in early Muslim-Christian polemics."

Congratulations, and best of luck, Ryann!

Announcement of the Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellow for International Affairs

Lauren Werling, a graduate student in the International Affairs program of the Department of Politics, has been appointed the Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellow for International Affairs in the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Lauren previously served as a student assistant in the Department of Politics, and was the Vice President of the Student Government Association for the 2016-2017 academic year.

As the Wilson Graduate Fellow, Lauren's responsibilities include tracking undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts, social media outreach and communications, such as maintaining the office's Facebook pageTwitter feed, as well as the pages for Graduate Admissions on Facebook and Twitter.

Congratulations, Lauren!

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