Arlington Catholic Herald: Marymount Men's Lacrosse Team Fights Childhood Cancer

October 2, 2013

The men's lacrosse team from Marymount University in Arlington is "Going Gold" to support the Mason Leach Superstar Fund and the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) in an effort to raise awareness of childhood cancers. Read more

Sun Gazette: Marymount again Garners Military-Friendly Designation

September 27, 2013

Marymount University has been named to the list of Military Friendly Schools for the third year by G.I. Jobs magazine. Read more

Arlington Catholic Herald: All about Service

September 18, 2013

Isabella Blecha, a freshman biology major at Marymount University in Arlington, moved onto campus on a Friday and was out volunteering early the next morning. She was one of 230 Marymount students, faculty, staff and alumni who participated in the university's Volunteer Service Day, an annual tradition at the start of the academic year that introduces students to ways they can serve the local community. Read more

WUSA-9: Dr. Linda Gulyn on people coming together to deal with loss of their sense of security

September 17, 2013

Dr. Linda Gulyn talked to WUSA-9 about coping with feelings after a tragedy like the Navy Yard shooting. Watch the video

Post Express: Cyber Heroes in Training

August 12, 2013

In its simplest abstraction, the world of cybersecurity is a story of good guys (the cybersecurity experts) versus bad guys (the people who aim to sabotage our networks or steal information).

Of course, they're not always guys. Women make up about 28 percent of the total science and engineering workforce, and minorities comprise 29 percent, according to the National Science Foundation. Women represent about 25 percent of Marymount University's information technology programs, says Diane Murphy, chairwoman of the department at Marymount. Read more

Sun Gazette: Marymount Initiative Helps Care for Some of the Most Needy in Central America

July 24, 2013

"It was a gift to us," said Marymount University faculty member Dr. Faith Claman, recalling the recent service-learning trip of nursing students from the university’s Malek School of Health Professions to Manos Abiertas in Costa Rica.

Established and maintained by the Missionaries of the Heart of Christ the Redeemer, the facility is a home for those with severe physical and mental disabilities. Read more

WAMU-FM, The Animal House: Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman on the plight of endangered chimpanzees

July 13, 2013

Recently, the cat advocacy organization Alley Cat Allies collected 55,000 signatures to protest the release of a Smithsonian-commissioned study that blames feral and free roaming cats for the deaths of tens of billions of birds and mammals. We joined ACA president Becky Robinson as she and members of her staff delivered the petition to Smithsonian headquarters in Washington, D.C. There is a strong possibility that chimpanzees will be added to the U.S. Endangered Species List, thanks to a new proposal by The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Sam Litzinger discusses the implications with chimp expert Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, an assistant professor of psychology at Marymount University in Virginia. Listen to the discussion

Connection Newspapers: 'Everyone Feels Included' Marymount University hosts 16th Special Olympic games

April 10, 2013

Athletic all-stars sunk shots and hit the court in a show of sportsmanship at the 16th Marymount University Special Olympic Games, held Saturday April 6. Bleachers were filled with cheering fans in a show of support for the 10 Northern Virginia teams. Read more

The National Catholic Reporter and Dr. Brian Flanagan: Benedict's Move Makes Pope Office, Not Person

February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict's decision to resign the papacy at the end of February marks a significant shift in Catholics' understanding of the role of the pope, one prominent theologian who studies church authority has said.

For Catholics used to identifying the pope as a specific person, Benedict's move shows that the pope is also an office, states Brian Flanagan, a professor at Marymount University who also serves as an officer for the College Theology Society. Read more

WUSA-9 and USA TODAY: Marymount Students Reflect on Affirmative Action Case and Campus Diversity

October 10, 2012

Marymount University says it actively recruits minority students, boosting campus diversity.

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Sun Gazette: Marymount Again Garners Military-Friendly Designation

September 27, 2012

Marymount University has been named to the list of Military Friendly Schools for the third year by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are serving students who are members of the U.S. Military, veterans and their families. Read more

Arlington Catholic Herald: Support Across Continents

September 20, 2012

Each summer, teachers and school administrators in the master's of education in administration and supervision program at Marymount University in Arlington come to campus for two weeks of intensive classes. They arrive from across the country and abroad. The two-year program mostly is conducted online, with two summer, on-campus sessions.

This year, the first- and second-year cohorts includes individuals from Mississippi, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania, in addition to local educators in the Arlington Diocese and the Washington Archdiocese.

Father Paul deLadurantaye, diocesan secretary for religious education and sacred liturgy, celebrated the closing Mass of the summer session. Father deLadurantaye, who holds a doctorate in sacred theology, taught the program's ethical and moral development course.

Primarily a program for Catholic school leaders, Marymount's program also provides a strong foundation for those taking a leadership position at other private, faith-based schools. Among the 2014 cohort is Thomas Kitandwe Kisolo, director of the Arlington Academy of Hope in Bumwalukani, Uganda, which is nondenominational. It serves a remote, impoverished area of eastern Uganda. Read more

New York Times Letter to the Editor by Dr. Brian Flanagan: Muslims and Catholics

September 6, 2012

To the Editor:

Re "More Muslims From Abroad Are Thriving in Catholic Colleges" (news article, Sept. 3):

As a Catholic theologian at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., one of the schools mentioned in your article, I can add that the presence of Muslim students on our Catholic campuses changes our experience as well, for the better.

My Muslim students take their own religious commitments and those of their non-Muslim peers seriously, and are some of my best students. They allow our Catholic university to grow as a site of concrete interreligious dialogue.

Our classrooms are places of common ground marked by mutual respect, honesty in our differences, and real love for God and neighbor. We fulfill our Catholic mission better not despite the presence of our Muslim students, but because of it.

BRIAN P. FLANAGAN
Arlington, Va., Sept. 5, 2012

New York Times: Muslims from Abroad Are Thriving at Catholic Colleges

September 2, 2012

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Marymount University Receives $1.9 Million NSF Cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service Grant

August 30, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Marymount University a four-year, $1.9 million grant through the Cybercorps: Scholarship for Service program to prepare professionals for government cybersecurity jobs.

The grant, which runs January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2017, will fund scholarships for Marymount undergraduate and graduate students who are earning degrees in information technology with a concentration in cybersecurity. Four comprehensive scholarships will be awarded each year; they will cover tuition, room and board, books, and travel and provide a stipend. Upon graduation, each scholarship recipient will fulfill a two-year work commitment in the cybersecurity field with a federal, state, or local government agency or a federally funded research and development company (FFRDC). Read more

Washington Business Journal: New Ways for Wellness

June 8, 2012

Like many employers, Goodwill of Greater Washington spends more money every year on worker health insurance and yet has little to show for it.

Most Goodwill employees only use their insurance to address urgent illnesses while ignoring chronic diseases or lifestyle problems, dooming the health plan to a cycle of repeated claims and escalating costs.

So Chief Operating Officer Michael Frohm, with an assist from his insurance broker, enlisted students from Marymount University's health promotion master's degree program to educate workers on-site about how to navigate the health care system effectively and live healthier lives to prevent diabetes or high blood pressure. Read more