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Welcome to the Office of the Provost

As the Provost and Senior Vice President of The Catholic University of America, I serve as the chief academic officer, overseeing our 12 schools, our libraries, our Global Education Center and our Rome campus, CUA Press and our several research institutes.

The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. As our mission states, we are “dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason” as we seek “to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

I welcome your interest in The Catholic University of America.

Andrew Abela Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President
202-319-5244 | cua-provost@cua.edu

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Academic Area News

February 2019:

 

Patience of people with regard to abuse is ‘exhausted’

February 12, 2019

Michael Root, professor, systematic theology was quoted in The Tablet about the ‘Healing the Breach of Trust’ conference with Cardinal DiNardo.

Tax Increases Go From Taboo to Trendy, Even for Some Republicans

February 08, 2019

Matthew Green, professor, politics was quoted in a Bloomberg story about tax increases and how it could be connected to wealth inequality.

Spirituality & Philanthropy

February 08, 2019

Michael Pakaluk, acting dean, professor, ethics and social philosophy published commentary on The Boston Pilot about the connection between favoring legal abortion and not loving humankind.

Has the birth control pill increased childbearing outside marriage?

February 07, 2019

Catherine Pakaluk, professor, social research was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on her study of the contraceptive historic effects and how the birth control pill in the U.S. has increased the births of children outside of marriage.

'The Role of Laity in Responding to the crisis: Theological and Historical Foundations’

February 06, 2019

University President John Garvey and Cardinal DiNardo were quoted in National Catholic Register & Catholic News Service about the day long conference called ‘The Role of Laity in Responding to the crisis: Theological and Historical Foundations’ as part of the ongoing series ‘Healing the Breach of Trust’ at Catholic University. 

University President John Garvey and Joseph Capizzi, professor, moral theology and ethics were interviewed on EWTN about the conference as part of the ongoing series ‘Healing the Breach of Trust’ at Catholic University.

Cardinal DiNardo and the conference was also featured in The Crux and The Tablet about the ongoing series 'Healing the Breach of Trust.'

North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Andrew Yeo Thinks Will Happen

February 06, 2019

Andrew Yeo, associate professor, politics published commentary on The National Interest about his thoughts on the North Korea and U.S. second summit.

Archbishop Gomez Lecture “From the ‘Crisis of Man’ to a New Christian Humanism”

February 06, 2019

Archbishop Gomez was featured in Catholic News Agency, The Angelous and El Pregonero on his lecture “From the ‘Crisis of Man’ to a New Christian Humanism” at Catholic University. He was also interviewed by EWTN.

Summit, lawyers discuss what's needed to solve church's abuse crisis

February 05, 2019

Mary Leary, professor, law was quoted in The Pilot about what is needed to solve the church’s abuse crisis.

Panel: Reconciliation, justice go hand in hand on global, personal levels

February 05, 2019

Javier Bustamante, director, center for cultural engagement was quoted in a Catholic News Service story about domestic and international policy for immigrants.  

The Curse of Oak Island - Slipway When Wet

February 05, 2019

Lilla Kopar, associate professor, english appeared on The History Channel in a show called “The Curse of Oak Island” about a mysterious stone found on the island, that they believed to have ancient inscription.

Two on Abortion

February 05, 2019

Michael Pakaluk, acting dean, professor, ethics and social philosophy published commentary on The Catholic Thing about abortion and his teachings.

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam

February 04, 2019

Chad Pecknold, associate professor, systematic theology was quoted in Catholic News Agency about the signing of the peace declaration on Human Fraternity with Grand Imam.

With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

February 01, 2019

Angela Knobel, associate professor, philosophy was quoted in a Catholic New Service story on social media responses in a 24/7 social media world.

BWW Blog: Experiencing The Kennedy Center as a Catholic University Drama Student

February 01, 2019

Brandon Horwin, student, drama major & performing arts management minor wrote a blog for BroadwayWorld Washington, DC about the life of a drama student in our Nation’s Capital.

Faculty Comment on Pope Francis' Visit to UAE

January 31, 2019

Robin D. Young, professor, Church History, was quoted in a Associated Press story about Pope Francis’ UAE trip.

Brandon Vaidyanathan, associate professor, sociology was quoted in a Associated Press story about the Catholic church in UAE and the Pope’s visit to UAE. He was also interviewed on Fox News, Son Rise Morning Show and Ave Maria Radio, Kresta in the afternoon show about Catholics in UAE and Pope Francis visit to UAE.

Venezuela’s End Game: Pope and Bishops Take Different Paths

January 31, 2019

Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy was quoted in a National Catholic Register story about comments made by the Pope on this issues of Venezuela.

A taste of World Youth Day at Panama in the Capital

January 28, 2019

Kathlyn Strycula, alumni and Mary Strycula, student were quoted in The Arlington Catholic Herald about World Youth Day at Panama in the Capital.

Why Talk About “Structures of Sin”?

January 28, 2019

David Cloutier, associate professor, theology, wrote about structures of sin in Public Discourse.

Panama in the Capital speakers offer young adults insights on living the faith

January 27, 2019

Rebecca Algel, student, was quoted by the Catholic Standard about living in faith during the World Youth Day panel discussions.

What does ‘for the life and health of the mother’ mean in abortion law?

January 25, 2019

According to Professor Lucia A. Silecchia of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, the term is “one of the most notoriously vague provisions in abortion jurisprudence,” and is included in various opinions and laws without any sort of clear definition as to what it actually means...

INTELLECT AND VIRTUE ONE MAN'S MEAT

January 23, 2019

University President John Garvey published commentary in Catholic News Service on clear communication.

Knights on parade: With the Knights of Columbus at the March for Life

January 18, 2019

Alec McGuire, student and member of the campus Knights of Columbus, was interviewed by Catholic News Agency about their work volunteering at the Vigil for Life.

The Best Metrics of Pro-Life Progress

January 18, 2019

Michael New, visiting assistant professor, business, published commentary in National Review on the metrics of pro-life progress.

 

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