From time to time we post about the cultural goings on at Catholic University. It really is a great source of nearby entertainment at super-reasonable prices. This spring the university will present a program of events with something for everyone from opera and musicals to plays, orchestra recitals and collaborations with other institutions. From the CUA website:
The Department of Drama will stage premiere productions of two original student-written plays, as well as a special engagement of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Our Town.
Students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will also have much to offer, including the spring musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the opera Le Nozze di Figaro, and a one-night-only concert in collaboration with Arena Stage commemorating Leonard Bernstein at 100.
We thought readers who enjoy Christmas Carols and music history in general would like to check out a series of blog posts on the topic. Thad Garrett, a friend of blog, pens the entries for “What’s Up,” the blog of the University Libraries of The Catholic University of America. Here is his description of what to expect:
I’ve decided to share posts over the next 16 business days leading up to Christmas in which I’ll shed some light on the conception of some of our most beloved Christmas melodies. As I am admittedly one who can grow tired quickly from hearing the same tunes recycled, re-imagined, and replayed over and over again, I thought that you, like me, might find a new appreciation for them by learning the stories of their origins.
Each blog entry begins with The American Christmas Songbook and the title of the song Thad will be exploring. We have found them to be super interesting and well researched. So far he has covered hits like Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song, and Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Also – bonus- Thad will be writing a few guest blog posts for the Brookland Bridge in 2018!
The Catholic University of America will waive tuition and other student fees to welcome up to 40 students currently enrolled in degree programs in colleges and universities in Puerto Rico to support them in the wake of damage done by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Students are now eligible to apply to be enrolled in the spring semester.
Neighbors have been enjoying the ongoing Women in Science series taking place monthly at local jazz club AJACS. The next event is coming up Monday November 20th and will featuring Dr. Rezvan Ameli, Ph.D. Mindfulness and self care – just in time for the holidays! See the flyer below for more info.
Neighbors enjoyed the Women in Science series that took place monthly last school year at local jazz club AJACS. We were happy to see that the series is starting back up again. The next event is coming up this Monday and will featuring Dr. Duilia de Mello who is an astrophysicist and professor of physics and astronomy at CUA. The interactive discussion will center on the sun, the eclipse, the stars and the universe. All ages are welcome and no background knowledge is needed. Check out the Tweet below for more info:
From time to time we try to post about the cultural goings on at Catholic University. It really is a great source of nearby entertainment at super-reasonable prices. This fall the university will present a program of events with something for everyone from opera and musicals to plays, orchestra recitals and Holiday concerts. From the CUA website:
The Catholic University of America will present a full line-up of arts events this fall. The Department of Drama will bring two productions to the stage, tackling themes of identity and the dangers of revenge. Students from the Benjamin T. School of Music will also have much to offer, including the fall musical Kiss Me, Kate and the opera double bill The Old Maid and the Thief and Doctor Miracle, as well as performances from the CUA Symphony Orchestra, the wind ensemble, and guests pianists.
Do you have an ongoing issue that you feel is not being adequately addressed by DC’s Department of Transportation (DDOT)? Perhaps you have complained about a traffic pattern or the lack of care for street trees and have gotten no resolution. If so, you here is a meeting for you. The DC City Council will be holding an oversight roundtable on the DDOT this Thursday at Catholic University. The public is invited to testify – see the instructions on how to testify below the flyer. Meeting info:
DATE: July 13, 2017
TIME: 6:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064
From Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie’s office:
The public is invited to testify and can sign up to do so by contacting Ms. Aukima Benjamin, Staff Assistant to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, at (202) 724-8062 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Persons representing organizations will have five minutes to present their testimony. Individuals will have three minutes to present their testimony. Witnesses should bring eight copies of their written testimony and should submit a copy of their testimony electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. to Council and Resident Inquiries
This story came out a while ago, but we thought readers who missed it would enjoy this lighthearted article from the Washington Post about Force of Habit, a band led by nuns who live and study at Catholic University. Along with religious music the band plays jazz standards. Here is a clip.
The sisters, and those who know them, note that the band is part of a larger mission — to be a presence on the campus, connect with other students, and share and demonstrate their faith. It also serves as a reminder of what makes Catholic, the Vatican’s university in the United States, unique.
You can check out another video of a Force of Habit performance here.
The Washingtonian followed up a recent article about relationships between DC Universities and their respective neighborhoods with another shorter article about how colleges are transforming the neighborhoods around them through development projects. Catholic University, Gallaudet and University of Maryland are discussed. We thought readers would be interested in giving it a read, from the article:
The development opened in 2014 and was a boon for a previously underserved neighborhood, adding amenities such as Starbucks, Busboys and Poets, and Barnes & Noble. Of course, those things help real-estate values, too—prior to Monroe Street Market, in 2013, the median home price in Brookland was $375,000. In 2016, it was $520,000.
This Sunday, April 23rd, there will be a Field Day event from 1:00- 3:00 pm. The event is free, but they ask that you sign up here. From the event page:
The Catholic University of America Athletics Department invites the Brookland & CUA community families to join us for a fun spring afternoon of sports at the DuFour Center on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Kids can learn a new sport, play fun games and enjoy some fun exercise. Prizes and snacks will be available. The fourth-annual event will be run by Cardinals student-athletes from many of our sports teams.