|The Catholic University of America|
|Motto:||Deus Lux Mea Est (God Is My Light)|
|Religious affiliation:||Roman Catholic|
|Chancellor:||Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl|
|President:||The Very Rev. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Donald William Wuerl (born November 12, 1940) is the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington ( USA) University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as David M. O'Connell, C. M.|
|Colors:||Academic = Gold & White Athletic = Red & Black|
The Catholic University of America (CUA), located in Northeast Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element White is a Color, the perception which is evoked by Light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive Cone cells in the Human eye Cardinal is a vivid Red, which gets its name from the Cassocks worn by cardinals The family of birds takes its name from the color Black is the Color of objects that do not emit or Reflect Light in any part of the Visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The Northern Cardinal ( Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American Bird in the Cardinal family. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ( USCCB) is the official leadership body of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Established in 1887 following approval by Pope Leo XIII as a graduate and research center, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Pope Leo XIII ( March 2, 1810 – July 20, 1903) born Count Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci, was the 256th Pope Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on
CUA's programs emphasize the liberal arts, professional education, and personal development. The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. Besides academics, the school always stays closely connected with the Catholic Church and Catholic organizations. The American Cardinals Dinner is put on by the residential U. The American Cardinals Dinner is an annual fundrasier to benefit The Catholic University of America. S. Cardinals each year to raise scholarship funds for CUA. The university also has a long history of working with the Knights of Columbus, and the university's law school and the university's basilica have dedications to the involvement and support of the Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus and The Catholic University of America have a history of working together that dates back almost to the founding of the university The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization
The university's campus lies within the Brookland neighborhood, known as "Little Rome", that contains 60 Catholic institutions, such as the academic institutions of Dominican House of Studies and Trinity Washington University. Brookland is a Neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington D The Dominican House of Studies is a Priory of the Province of St Trinity Washington University, founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is a Roman Catholic University located in
The university has been visited twice by reigning Popes. Pope John Paul II visited on October 7, 1979. Pope  On November 12, 2007, it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI would visit the campus on his visit to the United States in 2008. Pope Benedict XVI ( Latin: Benedictus PP XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI; born Joseph Alois Ratzinger On April 17, 2008, the Pope came to campus after saying Mass in the Washington Nationals stadium and addressed representatives of Catholic education gathered in the Pryzbyla Center from throughout the country.  The Pope used the opportunity to revisit the topic of Catholic education and academic freedom, which the university had been involved with years earlier. 
The proposal to create a national Catholic university in America reflected the rising size and influence of the nation’s Catholic population and also an ambitious vision of the Church’s role in American life during the 19th century. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
In 1882 Bishop John Lancaster Spalding went to Rome to obtain Pope Leo XIII's support for the University and persuaded family friend Mary Gwendoline Caldwell to pledge $300,000 to establish it. John Lancaster Spalding ( June 2, 1840 – August 25, 1916) was the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria from 1877 Pope Leo XIII ( March 2, 1810 – July 20, 1903) born Count Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci, was the 256th Pope The Pope issued the encyclical Magni Nobis, granting the university its charter and establishing its mission as the instruction of Catholicism and human nature together at the graduate level. As a Christian Ecclesiastical term Catholic —from the Greek adjective, meaning "general" or "universal"—is described Human nature is the concept that there are a set of logical characteristics including ways of thinking feeling and acting that all 'normal' human beings have in common By developing new leaders and new knowledge, the University would strengthen and enrich Catholicism in the United States. 
Many of the founders of the CUA held a vision that included both a sense of the Church’s special role in United States and also a conviction that scientific and humanistic research, informed by the Faith, would only strengthen the Church. Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Humanism is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appealing to universal They sought to develop an institution like a national university that would promote the Faith in a context of religious freedom, spiritual pluralism, and intellectual rigor. Institutions are structures and mechanisms of Social order and Cooperation governing the Behavior of a Set of Individuals Freedom of religion is the freedom of an individual or community in public or private to manifest religion or belief in teaching practice worship and observance
When the University first opened for classes in the fall of 1888, the curriculum consisted of lectures in mental and moral philosophy, English literature, the Sacred Scriptures, and the various branches of theology. Ethics is a major branch of Philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life The term English literature refers to Literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by Writers not necessarily from Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective At the end of the second term, lectures on canon law were added and the first students were graduated in 1889. Canon law is internal ecclesiastical law governing the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox churches and the Anglican Communion of churches In 1904, an undergraduate program was added and it quickly established a reputation for excellence. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree.  A survey conducted in 1912 by the federal Bureau of Education placed CUA among the best institutions in the nation at preparing undergraduates for graduate studies.
The presence of CUA attracted other Catholic institutions to the area—including colleges, religious orders, and national service organizations. Between 1900 and 1940 more than 50 international Catholic institutions rented or owned property in neighboring Brookland which gave the neighborhood the nickname 'Little Rome. Brookland is a Neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington D ' The period after World War II saw the rise of Catholic visibility in America, and particular prominence for CUA. During the first post-war years, Catholic University experienced a dynamic expansion in enrollment thanks to the G.I. Bill. The GI Bill (officially titled Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 PL346 58 Statutes at Large 284 provided for college or vocational education for returning
Today there are over 6,000 students on campus from all 50 states and around the world. The University boasts a world class faculty and, in recent years, has welcomed King Abdullah II of Jordan, former Polish president Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and actor-politician Ben Stein to speak. Abdullah II bin al-Hussein King of Jordan ( الملك عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين al-Malik ʿAbdullāh aṯ-ṯānī bin al-Ḥusayn born 30 Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski ( born November 15 1954 is a Polish politician who served as the President of Poland from 1995 to 2005 Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American Jurist. He has been serving as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25 1944) is an American attorney political figure and Entertainment personality who in his early career
There are over 100 registered student clubs and organizations at CUA for a wide variety of interests including athletics, academics, social, Greek life, service, political and religious. The office of University Center, Student Programs and Events maintains an up to date directory of student organizations.
Although the Catholic University states that it does not have any Greek life on campus, it in fact has two social Greek organizations and one service Greek organization. Catholic University Greek Life includes Alpha Delta Gamma the National Catholic Social Fraternity–Kappa chapter, Kappa Tau Gamma the local Christian Social-Service Sorority, and Alpha Phi Omega the National Service Fraternity–Zeta Mu chapter which is co-ed. List of Social Fraternities and Sororities Alpha Delta Gamma - National Catholic Social Fraternity- Kappa chapter Kappa Tau Gamma - Catholic Social-Service Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity ( ΑΔΓ, also known as ADG or Alpha Delt) is a National Catholic Social Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO but also ΑΦΩ A-Phi-O and A-Phi-Q is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 350 campuses an
Until May 2007, Catholic University had a student government that included the Undergraduate Student Government with its legislative, academic, judicial, and treasury branches and the Graduate Student Association. During the spring semester of the 2006-2007 academic year, the University Center for Student Programming and Events (UCSPE), which oversees Undergraduate Student Government, declared that the student-run government was too inefficient to continue. With the assistance of many students, a committee was formed to think of new ideas for student government. For the 2007-2008 academic year there will be a transitional student government. This government includes a president, treasurers, and class governments and several other positions/departments. Meanwhile, during the academic year the separate committee will help create a permanent student body government for the 2008-2009 academic year. The Director of University Center, Student Programs and Events, William Jonas, stated that he did not think the future of student representation at the University should be called a government. For the 2007-2008 academic year student government took the name Cardinal Student Association.
The graduate student government is a separate entity and was not affected by the changes during the 2006-2007 academic year. Annual events include week-long Homecoming celebrations, the Mr. CUA competition, and a number of dances including the Beaux Arts Ball, the Mistletoe Ball, and the Athletes Ball. In addition to the radio station WCUA, other campus media outlets include CUA-TV, the campus television station, The Tower, the campus' main weekly newspaper, and CRUX, a literary magazine. WCUA is the college radio station broadcast from The Catholic University of America.
While the university welcomes students of all faiths, 84% of undergraduates and 59% of graduate students self-identify as Catholic. Campus ministry has two groups of student ministers: the resident ministers who live in residence halls and minister primarily to upperclassmen and the house members, whose focus of ministry is freshmen.
The Friday Night Planning Committee works with the house members to plan activities for Friday nights that are alcohol free. Campus ministry also coordinates university liturgies, plans and runs retreats, provides faith formation including R.C.I.A., and operates the online Prayernet. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (often abbreviated RCIA) is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic
There are numerous plays and concerts put on by students and professional artists. The DuFour Athletic Center has hosted The Alarm, The Fixx, Black 47, Gavin DeGraw, Brandi Carlile, The Hooters, They Might Be Giants, Howie Day, and The Ataris. The Alarm are an Alternative rock band that emerged from Wales in the early 1980s The Fixx are an English new wave band They are one of the few bands to have enjoyed significant success outside their country of origin notably in the Based in New York City Black 47 is a Celtic rock band made up of Irish expatriates formed in The Bronx by Larry Kirwan and Chris Gavin DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American Singer-songwriter and Musician. Brandi Carlile (born June 1, 1981 in Ravensdale Washington) is an American Singer and Songwriter. The Hooters are an American Rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American Alternative rock band which began as a duo of John Flansburgh and John Howard Kern Day (born in Bangor Maine) is an American Singer-songwriter. The Ataris are a Pop punk band originally hailing from Anderson, Indiana. Comedy acts include Ben Stein and Big Al Goodwin. Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25 1944) is an American attorney political figure and Entertainment personality who in his early career
The university's Program Board, which puts on many of the concerts on campus as well as the annual Mistletoe Ball, provides other activities for the entire CUA community to enjoy. Previous events include ski trips, advanced screenings of movies, Noise In The Pryz, and the ever-popular, Movies on the Mall.
Several off-campus bars and establishments are well-known and loved by alumni and students alike. Johnny K's (formerly known as Kitty O'Shea's, now renamed "The Library," but students still refer to it as "K's"), Colonel Brooks Tavern, Ellis Island, and the new Cardinal's Nest are the four main bars in the neighboring Brookland area.
The campus in recent years has experienced an increase in crime. Dozens of cars are stolen from its lots each year, and students have had to deal with numerous assaults at the local Brookland Metro station, as reported by the campus newspaper, The Tower. 
The Cardinals were originally known as the Red and Black, after the colors they wore, and came to be known as the Cardinals (often the Flying Cardinals, occasionally the Fighting Cardinals) in the mid-1920s. The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of Passerine Birds found in North and South America. The first recorded football game was played against Mount Saint Mary's College on November 28, 1895 but records indicate earlier track and field events.
CUA sponsors 21 NCAA Division III sports teams. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. The school competes in football in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, in men's baseball, softball, women's volleyball and field hockey, and in men's and women's cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, lacrosse, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field, in the Landmark Conference. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with History The Conference was founded in 1975 as the Virginia College Conference Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Field hockey is a Team sport in which players attempt to score goals by hitting the Ball across the pitch with a stick Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Current members The league currently has 8 full members History The conference was established December 5th 2005. Students also field club teams in sports including horseback riding, ice hockey, and rugby, and row on the club crew team. For the Roman class see Equestrian (Roman Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving Horses This broad description Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Rugby football (usually just " rugby " may refer to a number of sports through history descended from a common form of Football developed at Rugby School The Catholic University of America Rowing Association is a rowing club established at the beginning of the spring semester 1990 by Laurie McGuane an architecture major from
CUA competed in Division I, where they won a national championship in boxing (1938), the baseball team advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament in 1977, and the football team appeared in two major bowl games (the 1936 Orange Bowl, which they won and the 1940 Sun Bowl, which they tied), until the academic year of 1981-82, when they decided to move to Division III. Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Orange Bowl is an annual College football game that is usually played the first week in January in the Miami Florida metro area in the United States Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Sun Bowl is an annual College football Bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso Texas.
Since then, the men's basketball team won the 2001 NCAA Division III National Championship and was the only program in Division III to reach the Sweet Sixteen five consecutive seasons, from 1998-2002. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The NCAA holds an annual tournament to determine the Division III Men's Basketball Championship. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. They also reached the postseason in 1993 and 1996. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The football team has made three consecutive trips to the Division III playoffs. The track & field team has produced three national champions, while the swimming program has two individual national titles as well. The volleyball team made its first NCAA tournament appearance in 2001 and followed it up in 2002, while the field hockey team advanced to the 2001 ECAC Southern Region championship game. The men's swim team has won four Capitol Athletic Conference titles and three National Catholic Division III championships, while women's swimming has won a Catholic Division III title and softball has an ECAC Southern Region title.
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The CUA campus is in the residential community of Brookland in Northeast Washington, DC; its main entrance is 620 Michigan Ave. Brookland is a Neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D , NE. The campus is bound by Michigan Avenue to the south, North Capitol Street to the west, Hawaii Avenue to the north, and John McCormick Road to the east. It is three miles north of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The tree-lined campus is 193 acres. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a prominent Roman Catholic Basilica located in Washington D Romanesque and modern design dominate among the university’s 55 major buildings. Regional characteristics of Romanesque architecture|Romanesque art Romanesque architecture is the term that is used to describe the architecture of Middle Ages Europe which Between McMahon and Gibbons halls and alongside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception runs The Mall, a large strip of grass that is often the site of kickball games and sunbathers. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a prominent Roman Catholic Basilica located in Washington D Conte Circle is in the middle of Centennial Village, a cluster of eight residential houses. Silvio Ottavio Conte ( November 9, 1921 – February 8, 1991) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives
The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center was opened in the spring of 2003, bringing student dining services, the campus bookstore, student organization offices, an 800-person ballroom, a convenience store, and more student services under one roof. The Pryzbyla Center was also host of Pope Benedict XVI's speech to the U. S. Cardinals, U. S. Archbishops, and U. S. Catholic educators.  The John K. Mullen Library completed a $6,000,000 renovation in 2004, significantly improving the lighting and aesthetics of the interior and allowing the classical architecture to better shine through.
The Columbus School of Law is on the main campus and is self-contained in its own building with mock courtrooms, a library, chapel, classrooms, and offices. The Columbus School of Law is the law school of The Catholic University of America in Washington D On the Pryzbyla Center side of the building is the Law School Lawn, where the ultimate Frisbee team can often be found. Ultimate (often called Ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact Team sport played with a 175 gram Flying Theological College, the United States's national seminary, is located across Michigan Avenue from the main campus and sits between the Dominican House of Studies, a seminary for the Order of Preachers, and offices for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Order of Preachers ( Latin: Ordo Praedicatorum) after the 15th century more commonly known as the Dominican Order or Dominicans, is The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI is a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church founded on January 25, 1816 by Saint Trinity Washington University is also near the university and is a quarter mile south along Michigan Avenue.
In April 2004, the University purchased 49 acres of land from the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Armed Forces Retirement Home is an independent establishment in the executive branch of the Federal government of the United States. The parcel is the largest plot of open space in the District and makes CUA the largest university in DC by land area. There are currently no plans for the parcel other than to secure the property for future growth.
In 2007 the University unveiled plans to expand the campus by adding three new dorms to the north side of campus.  Groundbreaking for the first building, Opus Hall, was held in March 2007. Construction began in the summer of 2007 and is set to be finished before the 2008-2009 school year. Opus Hall will house 420 upper-class students and will be seven stories tall, making it the largest dorm on campus. The three new dorms, when completed, are set to replace the two still functioning dorms on the south side of campus, Conaty and Spellman.
The Campus is served by the Brookland-CUA station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro. Brookland-CUA is a Washington Metro station in Washington DC on the Red Line. The Red Line of the Washington Metro is a rail Rapid transit service operating between 27 stations in Montgomery County, Maryland Union Station, Capitol Hill, and the Smithsonian museums are only a few minutes' ride away. Union Station is the grand ceremonial Train station designed to be the entrance to Washington D Capitol Hill, aside from being a Metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential Neighborhood in Washington D The Smithsonian Institution (smɪθsoʊnɪən is an educational and research institute and associated Museum complex administered and funded by the Government of Near campus is the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, the Franciscan Monastery, and the offices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center is a Roman Catholic Museum and Think tank in Washington D The Mount St Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery is located at 14th and Quincy Streets near the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington D The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ( USCCB) is the official leadership body of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
A map is available to locate the buildings on campus. Also see the List of buildings at The Catholic University of America. The following is a list of buildings at The Catholic University of America.
Catholic University has 11 schools and the Metropolitan College in addition to 21 research centers and facilities. This is a list of all of the Schools that are part of The Catholic University of America. The 11 schools offer Doctor of Philosophy degrees (or appropriate professional degrees) in 41 programs and Master's Degrees in 90 programs. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. This is a list of all of the Schools that are part of The Catholic University of America. This is a list of all of the Schools that are part of The Catholic University of America. Undergraduate degrees are awarded in 83 programs by six schools: architecture and planning, arts and sciences, engineering, music, nursing and philosophy. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. This is a list of all of the Schools that are part of The Catholic University of America. The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation The arts is a broad subdivision of Culture, composed of many expressive disciplines. Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Nursing is a Profession focused on assisting individuals families, and communities in attaining maintaining and recovering optimal Health Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language
Undergraduates combine a liberal arts curriculum in arts and sciences with courses in their major fields of study. In formal education a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their content offered at a School or University. Metropolitan College provides programs for adults who wish to earn baccalaureate degrees or participate in continuing education and certificate programs.
Catholic University is the only U. S. university with an ecclesiastical faculty of Canon law and is one of the few U. Ecclesiology (from Greek grc ἐκκλησίᾱ ekklēsiā, "congregation church" and grc -λογία -logia) is the study of the Canon Law, the Ecclesiastical law of the Catholic Church, is a fully developed legal system with all the necessary elements courts lawyers judges a fully articulated S. universities with ecclesiastical faculties of philosophy and sacred theology. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective Theological College, the university seminary, has prepared men for the priesthood in many dioceses of the United States. A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is a specialized and often live-in Higher education institution for the purpose of instructing students Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given Religion. In many rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in Anglican churches, a diocese is an administrative territorial unit administered by a Bishop.
Also see the List of Schools and Academic Programs at The Catholic University of America. This is a list of all of the Schools that are part of The Catholic University of America.
Over time, the university became the home to many national Catholic scholarly associations, including the Catholic Biblical Association of America, publisher of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and (for many years) the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly is a refereed theological journal published by the Catholic Biblical Association of America
It also is the home to many research institutes, including:
The University has made a general statement of policy that the academic freedom of its faculty and students will be respected. See also List of basic cell biology topics. Cell biology (also called cellular biology or formerly cytology, from the Molecular biology is the study of Biology at a molecular level This article is about Catholic schools in general for specific schools named Catholic High School, see Catholic High School (disambiguation. Catalonia (Cataluña Catalunya Aranese: Catalonha) is an Autonomous Community in the northeast part of Spain. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Pastoral, as an adjective refers to the lifestyle of Shepherds and Pastoralists moving livestock around larger areas of land according to seasons and availability Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate" generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic A personal and cultural value is a Relative ethic value, an assumption upon which implementation can be extrapolated Early Christianity is commonly defined as the Christianity of the three centuries between the Crucifixion of Jesus ( c In Physics and other Sciences energy (from the Greek grc ἐνέργεια - Energeia, "activity operation" from grc ἐνεργός This page is on the organisation for the general concept see Ecological stewardship Environmental Stewardship is an Agri-environment scheme Telerehabilitation is the delivery of rehabilitation services over Telecommunication networks and the internet A biomolecule is any organic Molecule that is produced by living Organisms including large Polymeric molecules such as Proteins Religious music (also sacred music) is Music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence Social justice, sometimes called civil justice, refers to the concept of a Society in which Justice is achieved in every aspect of society rather than The Musical Arts Conference or MAC is a local circuit for Marching band competitions based in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Vitreous refers to a material in an Amorphous, Glassy state (in contrast to a Crystalline state  It considers academic freedom a "fundamental condition for research and dissemination of information. " The policy sets forth its respect for the right and responsibility of its faculty and students to (i) conduct research, (ii) publish their findings, and (iii) discuss ideas according to the principles, sources and methods of their academic disciplines.  The University further "sanctions" the investigation of "unexplored phenomena, advancement of knowledge, and critical examination of ideas, old and new" and "accepts the responsibility of protecting both teacher and student from being forced to deny truth that has been discovered or to assert claims that have not been established in the discipline. "
However, the University specifically provides that "theologians" in the University are "expected to give assent to the teachings of the magisterium in keeping with the various degrees of assent that are called for by authoritative teaching. " It should be noted that the Catholic University of America does not offer general studies in theology. Instead it offers doctorates in historical theology and systematic theology, the latter of which “undertakes the task of a comprehensive and synthetic understanding of the Christian faith as mediated through the Scriptures and the Catholic Tradition and as interpreted by the conciliar and papal magisterium  In addition it offers ecclesiastical degrees (i. e. , licensees to teach Catholic Theology) in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, Moral Theology/Ethics, and Historical and Systematic Theology  In order to teach theology at The Catholic University of America, one must be licensed to teach Catholic Theology by the Vatican.
In 1986, the Vatican declared that Charles E. Curran could no longer teach theology at The Catholic University of America schools, because "clashes with church authorities finally culminated in a decision by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by then-Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, that Curran was neither suitable nor eligible to be a professor of Catholic theology. The Rev Charles E Curran (b March 30, 1934) is a moral Theologian. " .
In 1989, he filed suit against The Catholic University and it was determined that the University had the right to fire him for teaching views in contradiction to the school's religion.  However, this was not the first time Curran was removed from his position. 
In 1990, the American Association of University Professors defended Curran and first censured the Catholic University of America due to its failure to adhere to the AAUP's Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and that it found that "unsatisfactory conditions of academic freedom and tenure have been found to prevail" at the Catholic University of America. The American Association of University Professors ( AAUP) is an Organization of Professors and other academics in the United States. As of today, the Catholic University remains on the list of censured institutions. The two conditions for having the censure removed are inviting Curran, whose license to teach Catholic Theology had been suspended by the Vatican, back to campus and changing the University's "Statement on Academic Freedom. "  Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, University president, refuses to do either stating, "Every American university has a right to govern itself according to its own identity, mission, standards and procedures. " 
However, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools stood against the American Association of University Professors, and declared "the right of an institution to pursue its established educational purpose," supports the "governing board" decisions on upholding "the interests of the founders, the supporting religious group, the supporting governmental agency, or other supporting party. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACS) is a regional Educational accreditation agency for over 13000 public and private educational institutions " 
The University as a policy does not allow outside guests to speak on campus to any audience if they have previously expressed an opinion on abortion rights (as well as other issues) that conflicts with the Catholic Church's official position. That policy in 2003 prevented District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from speaking in the University bookstore, after she had been invited. Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia  In 2004, CUA came under fire for forbidding Stanley Tucci from presenting in a seminar about Italian cinema (after he was already scheduled to do so), because he had lent past support for Planned Parenthood, a pro-choice organization. Stanley Tucci Jr (born 11 November 1960) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -winning Screen Actors Guild - and Planned Parenthood is the collective name of organizations worldwide who are members of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF 
In a letter to the campus that next month, CUA President David O'Connell wrote:
I consider any pro-choice advocacy — whether deliberate or accidental, whether presented under the guise of academic freedom or right to free speech — as incompatible with that fidelity and not worthy of The Catholic University of America. David O'Connell may refer to Dáithí Ó Conaill (1938-1991 Irish republican David O'Connell (North Dakota, American politician 
The next year, in 2005, the school was criticized for initially rejecting an application for a student chapter of the NAACP; one of the reasons officials cited in its rejection was the national organization's pro-choice stance . In 2006 the CUA administration barred a student-run on-campus performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Eve Ensler (b May 25 1953 in New York) is an American Playwright, Performer, Feminist and Activist The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award -winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre The Editorial Board of the student newspaper The Tower, in supporting the decision to ban the production, stated that "as much as we love variety, diversity and open-mindedness, this University is not the best place for that to flourish. " 
Catholic University is frequently mentioned in newspapers, local and national television news channels, and Internet-based news organizations. The university and its faculty are most often in the news regarding Catholic and social justice issues.
Members of the Catholic University administration and other school officials were frequently interviewed by news organizations after the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005. Pope Benedict XVI ( Latin: Benedictus PP XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI; born Joseph Alois Ratzinger Pope Three years later, media organizations flocked to the university for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI; the pope held speeches and meetings at the university's Pryzbyla Center, as well as neighboring National Shrine and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. Pope Benedict XVI ( Latin: Benedictus PP XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI; born Joseph Alois Ratzinger The university's transportation and electronic infrastructure, as well as the accessibility of renowned faculty, made it a media hub during his days visiting Washington, DC. Besides the president of the university, dozens of CUA faculty, staff and students were interviewed by local, national, and international news organizations.
CUA is frequently mentioned by D. C. news organizations regarding public safety. The school is located in the historic Brookland neighborhood, a relatively crime-prone area. CUA has tended to be somewhat insulated from crime. A sharp upswing of student muggings and on-campus carjackings during the 2005-2006 year was the catalyst of a security overhaul that resulted in a campus-wide network of security camera and increased Department of Public Safety presence in all locations and at all hours. On-campus crime has since dropped significantly.
In early 2007, Antonella Barba, a junior architecture major at Catholic University, made it to the top 13 on the sixth season of the popular FOX show, American Idol. Antonella Maria Barba (born November 26, 1986) is an American Singer who placed sixteenth on the sixth season of American American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition  Controversy arose when pictures were shown of her posing with a wet T-shirt on in the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Other nude pictures of her appeared on the Internet soon afterward. The US National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Although frequently criticized by the judges, she was able to make it so far in the show thanks to the Vote for the Worst campaign. VoteForTheWorstcom ( VFTW) is a website that is devoted to voting for the worst contestants on the Fox Network television series American Idol She was voted off of the show before she made it to the top 12 contestants.
In 2006, the school received some press attention after pictures of the women's lacrosse team were posted to the Internet, "allegedly showing a male stripper at an off-campus freshman initiation party. " The story was eventually picked up by ESPN; the university suspended the team, and the players issued an apology to the school and the student body in a letter published in the student newspaper. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to
In 2007, the university hosted the Opus Prize, a program established by the The Opus Group to reward humanitarian activities. The three finalists were:
For a more comprehensive list of alumni, see the List of notable CUA alumni. The following is a list of notable CUA alumni. The Catholic University of America is the national university of Roman Catholic Church in the United States
There are many notable alumni of The Catholic University of America, particularly in the arts, in the Church and in public service. Graduates include numerous cardinals, bishops, priests and nuns. A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official usually a bishop, of the Catholic Church. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites in particular rites of sacrifice to and propitiation of a deity or deities A Nun is a Woman who has taken special vows committing her to a religious life CUA's Current total of Alumni has grown to 83,000 and growing.
Members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, ambassadors, governors, state legislators, mayors, and judges have also attended CUA. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives An ambassador is the highest ranking Diplomat who represents their country A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the legislative body of any of the country's 50 states. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government A judge, or justice, is an Official who presides over a Court of law Additionally, many notable actors, playwrights, and columnists are alumni in addition to film, theatrical and television producers. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. A columnist is a Journalist who writes material on a regular basis for publication in a series A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. A theatrical producer is the person ultimately responsible for overseeing all aspects of mounting a theatre production. The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking Others include CEOs, scholars and university presidents. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator
See main article Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. Lazarites ( Lazarists, Lazarians, or in English -speaking countries Vincentians) are the popular names of the members of the Congregation Doctor of Canon Law ( Latin: Juris Canonici Doctor; JCD) is the Doctoral -level Terminal degree in the studies of As of September 2008, the Board of Trustees at The Catholic University of America was composed of Carl A
CUA was founded by the nation's bishops, and they continue to have a strong presence on the Board of Trustees to this day. Of the 51 trustees (includes President David M. O’Connell) 24 of them are bishops and eight are cardinals. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official usually a bishop, of the Catholic Church. In addition, there are one nun and two priests making a majority of the board clergy or religious. A Nun is a Woman who has taken special vows committing her to a religious life A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites in particular rites of sacrifice to and propitiation of a deity or deities