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Catholic University Research Day

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Research Day program

The inaugural Catholic University Research Day will take place on April 15, 2016. It is a day for the University community to learn about and celebrate the exciting scholarship being done by our faculty and students.


This day is a day-long celebration sponsored by the Office of the Provost that will include exciting presentations and performances that represent the talents and scholarly work of the CUA community.

In addition to the presentations, there will also be entertainment, and food trucks. Awards will be presented to students and faculty following the conclusion of the day’s events.



Program of Oral Presentations    

Program of Poster Presentations    




8:30–9:40 Poster Session in Heritage Hall, McGivney Foyer
9:50–10 Welcome – Provost Andrew Abela, Gowan 126

Keynote #1Gowan 126

Chaldean Catholics under Genocide:  A Digital Cultural Archive for an Ancient Christian Community
Dr. Robin Darling Young, associate professor of theology, School of Theology and Religious Studies

10:40–12:10 Oral Presentations – Session 1 (Multiple locations)


Poster Sessions in Heritage Hall, and McGivney Foyer

Food will be available for purchase at the following food trucks:

Food trucks will be parked in front of Mullen Library; participants are invited to eat on the CUA Lawn or in Caldwell Auditorium.


Musical performances

1. Pryzbyla Plaza (rain location: Caldwell Hall)

• Marbelly Davila, various selections for guitar solo
• Red Line a Cappella
• Gabriel Jaar & John Martin, several original and cover songs (soft rock) for electric guitar and vocal

2. John Paul Hall (Ward Hall)

• Piano Division students, various popular classical music selections for piano solo and piano ensemble
• Bryan Lilley and Musical Theatre Division students, Broadway music selections

(Please note: Food and drinks are allowed in John Paul Hall)


Keynote #2Caldwell Auditorium

Artistic and Intellectual Approach in the Interpretation of J.S. Bach's Solo Suites for Cello
Dr. Michael Mermagen, associate professor, cello, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

2:10–3:50 Oral Presentations – Session 2 (Multiple locations)
4–5 Award Ceremony – Provost Andrew Abela, Heritage Hall



Research Day Events

No upcoming events.