Photo Gallery: Academic Conference a Showcase of Student Research, Creativity

May 3rd, 2017 by 

Uni2ACT, Holy Cross’s bilingual theatre troupe, kicked off the Academic Conference with their production of “Walking Still: Rompiendo Barriers y Building Puentes.”
Uni2ACT, Holy Cross’s bilingual theatre troupe, kicked off the Academic Conference with their production of “Walking Still: Rompiendo Barriers y Building Puentes.” Photo by Andrea Peraza Calderon ‘19

A crowded Seelos Theater applauds the cast of “Walking Still: Rompiendo Barriers y Building Puentes,” the kick-off event for the Academic Conference presented by Uni2ACT, Holy Cross’s bilingual theatre troupe.
A crowded Seelos Theater applauds the cast of Uni2ACT, Holy Cross’s bilingual theatre troupe, who kicked off Academic Conference. Photo by Andrea Peraza Calderon ‘19

Uni2ACT, Holy Cross’s bilingual theatre troupe, kicked off the Academic Conference with their production of “Walking Still: Rompiendo Barriers y Building Puentes.”
Uni2ACT, Holy Cross’s bilingual theatre troupe, kicked off the Academic Conference with their production of “Walking Still: Rompiendo Barriers y Building Puentes.” Photo by Andrea Peraza Calderon ‘19

Ryan Kingsley
Ryan Kingsley '17, in the English honors program, presents his senior thesis "Bird on the Horizon" to a packed room in the Hogan Campus Center. Photo by Tom Rettig

Senior studio art major Mary Welsh
Senior studio art major Mary Welsh '17 speaks to a crowded Cantor Art Gallery about her sculpture "Eruption." Photo by Tom Rettig

Fr. Boroughs attends the senior studio art major exhibition, “re,” in the Cantor Art Gallery during the Academic Conference.
Fr. Boroughs attends the senior studio art major exhibition, “re,” in the Cantor Art Gallery. Photo by Tom Rettig

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, asks senior studio art major Mary Welsh
Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, asks senior studio art major Mary Welsh '17 about her sculpture "Eruption." Photo by Tom Rettig

Frederick Boehrer
Frederick Boehrer '18 presents his project on the “Tamil Internally Displaced Peoples in the Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka” during the study abroad session. Photo by Tom Rettig

Students in the modern languages and literatures department display posters and give presentations in the Stein Atrium during the Academic Conference. Poster presenters included Holly Nord ’17 and Suji Yi ’17, who both spoke about experiences in China.
Students in the modern languages and literatures department display posters and give presentations in the Stein Atrium. Poster presenters included Holly Nord ’17 and Suji Yi ’17, who both spoke about experiences in China. Photo by Tom Rettig

Students in the modern languages and literatures department display posters and give presentations in the Stein Atrium during the Academic Conference.
Students in the modern languages and literatures department display posters and give presentations in the Stein Atrium. Photo by Tom Rettig

Meghan Kelly
Meghan Kelly '17, a member of the Teacher Education Program, offers her presentation titled “La Curva Aprendizaje: Teacher's Edition,” or “The Learning Curve: Teacher’s Edition.” Photo by Tom Rettig

Charles Schufreider
Charles Schufreider '17, a member of the College Honors Program, presents his honors thesis, "On the Format of the Scholia to the Iliad in the Venetus A Manuscript,” in Rehm Library. Photo by Tom Rettig

Suhasini Aravinthan
Suhasini Aravinthan '18 offers a chemistry presentation titled “Mannich Condensations with Hexamethylene Diamine” in Smith Labs 155. Photo by Tom Rettig

Organ scholar Lorraine Mihaliak
Organ scholar Lorraine Mihaliak '19 presents and performs "There and Bach Again” in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Photo by Tom Rettig

Organ scholar Lorraine Mihaliak
Organ scholar Lorraine Mihaliak '19 presents and performs "There and Bach Again” in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Photo by Tom Rettig

Keith Plummer
Keith Plummer '17 presents "Avowal and Queer Liberation: Discourse, Identity, and Social Change” as part of the sociology and anthropology honors program. Photo by Tom Rettig

Wanlin Zhang
Wanlin Zhang '17 presents her research titled “A structural investigation and splicing study of inteins from Halobacteria” during the biochemistry presentations given in Smith Labs. Photo by Tom Rettig

Faculty and students listen to the chemistry presentation of Suhasini Aravinthan
Faculty and students listen to the chemistry presentation of Suhasini Aravinthan '18. Photo by Tom Rettig

Hildie Hoeschen
Hildie Hoeschen '17 presents "Call the Midwife?: A Comparative Analysis of Women's Lived Experiences of Childbirth Under the Care of a Midwife in the United States and United Kingdom" during the sociology and anthropology honors program session. Photo by Tom Rettig

Mariel Aleman
Mariel Aleman '18 presents her capstone titled "Lawrence MA: Un Hogar Lejos de Casa con una Identity Dominicana” to a full room during the Latin American and Latino studies session. Photo by Tom Rettig

Mariel Aleman
Mariel Aleman '18 presents her capstone on "Lawrence MA: Un Hogar Lejos de Casa con una Identity Dominicana” to a full room during the Latin American and Latino studies session. Photo by Tom Rettig

The Holy Cross Choir performs during the Academic Conference in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.
The Holy Cross Choir performs during the Academic Conference in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Photo by Minh Dung Nguyen '19

The Holy Cross Choir performs during the Academic Conference in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.
The Holy Cross Choir performs during the Academic Conference in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Photo by Minh Dung Nguyen '19

Over the course of four jam-packed days, the College of the Holy Cross saw yet another successful Academic Conference come and go.

From Seelos Theatre and the Hogan Campus Center, to the Cantor Art Gallery and the Stein Atrium, more than 350 students from across academic disciplines presented the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

Performances, poster sessions, and presentations filled the campus, showcasing a high level of independence, creativity, and intellectual discipline, as well as the role professors play as mentors and model teacher-scholars for Holy Cross students.

Major highlights of the 2017 Academic Conference included: a kick-off event presented by Holy Cross’ bilingual theatre troupe, Uni2ACT; presentations by 30 seniors in the College Honors Program; the opening of the senior studio art major exhibition, “re,” in the Cantor Art Gallery; departmental presentations offered by students of all class years; inductions into national honor societies; performances by Holy Cross’ Chamber Orchestra; readings by creative writing concentrators; and so much more.

For a full list of all the presentations, events, and performances celebrating the dynamic academic accomplishments of the campus community, see the Academic Conference Program 2017 (PDF).

The conference was sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the College.

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