Jane McAuliffe, Prominent American Educator and World-Renowned Scholar of Islam, to Deliver 2019 Holy Cross Commencement Address

McAuliffe and two others — Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, and Frank Kartheiser '72, founder of Mustard Seed and Worcester Interfaith — will also receive honorary degrees
April 10th, 2019 by 


Photo by Dan Vaillancourt

Prominent American educator Jane McAuliffe, a world-renowned scholar of Islam and one of the senior leaders at the Library of Congress, will address this year’s graduates during the College of the Holy Cross Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. This year’s commencement marks the College’s 173rd graduating class.

Jane McAuliffe is senior advisor to the librarian of Congress and formerly the inaugural director of national and international outreach. Her work at the Library has involved a broad range of its programs, including the National Book Festival, the Kluge research center for scholars, the Library’s exhibits, publishing office, visitors’ services, and business enterprises.

She is a world-renowned scholar of Islam and has devoted sustained attention to Muslim-Christian dialogue and to the advancement of women around the world. As a specialist in the Qur’an and its interpretation, McAuliffe is general editor of the six-volume “Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an,” the first major reference work for the Qur’an in Western languages.

McAuliffe has served on the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims and participated frequently in Building Bridges, a meeting of Muslim and Christian scholars established by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Prior to her role at the Library of Congress, McAuliffe was president of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2013. During her tenure at Bryn Mawr, McAuliffe was recognized in 2009 by Forbes Magazine as one of the top “barrier breakers” among women presidents in the country.

Previously, McAuliffe served as dean of arts and sciences at Georgetown University, from 1999 to 2008; as professor and department chair at the University of Toronto, from 1992 to 1999; and as professor and associate dean at Emory University, from 1986 to 1992.

McAuliffe is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s GAC on Women’s Empowerment; has been president of the American Academy of Religion and has been a leader of Muslim-Christian dialogue initiatives for decades. She is a distinguished fellow of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

McAuliffe holds a bachelor’s degree in classics and philosophy from Trinity Washington University (formerly known as Trinity College) in Washington, D.C.  She also received a master’s degree in religious studies and a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the University of Toronto.

McAuliffe will be given an honorary degree during Commencement. In addition to McAuliffe, the College will award honorary degrees to the following individuals during the ceremony:

Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., is the executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, a migrant shelter and assistance program that conducts work on the U.S.-Mexico border, providing humanitarian aid to migrants and advocating for more humane migration policies. Prior to joining the Kino Border Initiative, Fr. Carroll served as the pastoral ministries assistant for the California Province of the Society of Jesus, helping to coordinate pastoral initiatives among twelve Jesuit parishes in California, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii. Fr. Carroll was ordained a priest in 2000 and served for four years at St. Patrick’s Church in Oakland, California. Currently, Fr. Carroll serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco, as well as Brophy College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Frank Kartheiser ’72 is the newly retired founder and lead organizer at Worcester Interfaith, an alliance of Worcester religious congregations and organizations working together to empower the underprivileged, and a graduate of College of the Holy Cross. Kartheiser, who became involved with the anti-war movement, left Holy Cross in 1969 to become a social advocate for the poor and homeless. Together with fellow classmate Shawn Donovan ’70 he founded The Mustard Seed, which began as a storefront agency dispensing help to the elderly, poor and homeless and eventually grew to a full-time soup kitchen and homeless shelter. Kartheiser has helped create many community organizations in Worcester; served as a field representative for Clergy and Laity Concerned; and has worked for the Diocese of Worcester as director of the Urban Ministry Commission, associate director of religious education, and consultant for social justice and peace. Kartheiser currently serves on the board of the Worcester Community Labor Coalition and is the director of relational spirituality for YOU, Inc. Since 2009, Frank has been an adjunct professor at Clark University, where he teaches community organizing strategies.

For more information on this year’s Commencement events, please visit the Commencement website.

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Press Release

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

04/19/19 It’s Never Too Late: Holy Cross Alumna Pens Two Bestselling Novels
04/19/19 Black Student-Athletes Take Leadership Role in Creating Shared Community
04/19/19 The Golden Rule: Holy Cross Alumnus Helps Provide Health Care to the Homeless
04/19/19 Holy Cross Students Turn Project Ideas Into Reality Through Ignite Fund
See All

Community Dance Workshop with Ronald K. Brown
4/22/2019
Arts Transcending Borders (ATB)
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(09)
Open to the Public
See More >>


Crusader Internship Fund Summer Send-off
4/23/2019
Center for Career Development
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 403
Mandatory for all students funded for summer internships to attend...
See More >>


Uni2Act Cierran Los Ojos Advertisement
4/23/2019
Spanish
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Lobby Table 1
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


Holy Cross Orchestra Concert
4/24/2019
Music
St Joseph Memorial Chapel St Joseph Chapel
The Holy Cross College Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s...
See More >>


Manusripts, Inscriptions & Documents Round Table Discussion
4/24/2019
Classics
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 408(09)
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


Academic Conference Senior Artists' Presentations
4/24/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Trashed!!! Parade
4/24/2019
Features
Mulledy to Hoval
The Trashed!!! Parade will be part of the Academic Conference this year and is organized...
See More >>


Uni2Act Cierran Los Ojos Advertisement
4/24/2019
Spanish
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Lobby Table 1
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


Academic Conference
4/24/2019
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
O'Neil Hall 112
Open to the Public
See More >>


Academic Conference
4/24/2019
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Haberlin Hall 219
Open to the Public
See More >>


Academic Conference
4/24/2019
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Smith Laboratories 154
Open to the Public
See More >>


Academic Conference
4/24/2019
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Smith Laboratories 155
Open to the Public
See More >>


Opening Reception for ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
4/25/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
Please join us we celebrate the opening reception of Ennead, the exhibition...
See More >>


175th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt
4/25/2019
Featured Employee
Outdoor starting at Hogan
This Scavenger Hunt is being put on by the Mission and Identity Subcommittee...
See More >>


Perkins Human Services Agency Info Table
4/25/2019
Center for Career Development Categories: Center for Career Development
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Lobby Table 1
Stop by the Perkins Info Table to learn more about this agency...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
4/25/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


H-CLEF Concert
4/26/2019
Music
Brooks Music Center CONCERT HA
Join the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation for an evening of silent...
See More >>


MID Club
4/26/2019
Classics
Fenwick Hall 420
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
4/26/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Purple Pride Day
4/26/2019
Featured
Smith Laboratories SPILLANE
A day to spread Holy Cross spirit and pride! There will be giveaways, food...
See More >>


Holy Cross College Choir Concert
4/27/2019
Music
St Joseph Memorial Chapel St Joseph Chapel
Giacomo Carissimi was the first great composer of oratorios,...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
4/27/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Chapel Artist Series Organ Concert - Pavel Kohout
4/28/2019
Music
St Joseph Memorial Chapel St Joseph Chapel
Pavel Kohout, OrganistInternational Concert Organist, Prague,...
See More >>


Holy Cross Concert Band Spring Concert
4/28/2019
Music
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Ballroom & 328
Open to the Public
See More >>


MPE Meeting
4/29/2019
Office of Multicultural Education
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(09)
Open to the Public
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
4/29/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Crusader Internship Fund Summer Send-off
4/29/2019
Center for Career Development
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 408(09)
Mandatory for all students funded for summer internships to attend...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
4/30/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Dance Concert
5/1/2019
Theatre
O'Kane Hall Fenwick Theatre
Dance ConcertMay 1 at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PMFenwick Theatre – 2nd...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/1/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Romantic Exile and Transnational Celebrity
5/2/2019
English
Dinand Library Levis Browsing Room
Omar Miranda, assistant professor of English at the University of...
See More >>


Heart and Hierarchy: Reflecting on Christian Life from the Center of the Institutional Church (James Dooley '20)
5/2/2019
J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
Open to the Public
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/2/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Food Truck Festival
5/3/2019
Featured
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Outdoor Oval
Join the Office of Student Involvement for a Friday Night...
See More >>


MID Club
5/3/2019
Classics
Fenwick Hall 420
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/3/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Spring Weekend Carnival
5/4/2019
Featured Student Open to Campus Community Only
Kimball Hall Kimball Quad
Join the Campus Activities Board in celebrating the end of the year at the...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/4/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/6/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/7/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/8/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Sanctae Crucis Selection Committee Meeting
5/9/2019
The Sanctae Crucis Awards
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 320
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/9/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


MID Club
5/10/2019
Classics
Fenwick Hall 420
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/10/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/11/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/13/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/14/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/15/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/16/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/17/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/20/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/21/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/22/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


Fullbridge Final Presentations (Event canceled)
5/22/2019
Ciocca Center for Business
Smith Laboratories 155
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


Fullbridge Final Presentations (Event canceled)
5/22/2019
Ciocca Center for Business
Smith Laboratories 154
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/23/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


ENNEAD: Works from the 2019 Visual Arts Concentration Seminar
5/24/2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will show artwork by graduating...
See More >>


MPE Training
8/28/2019
Office of Multicultural Education
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 401
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


MPE Training
8/29/2019
Office of Multicultural Education
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 401
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


MPE Training
8/30/2019
Office of Multicultural Education
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 401
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
9/4/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
9/11/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
9/18/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
9/25/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


Festival of the Arts at Holy Cross
9/27/2019
Music
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Outdoor Oval
Open to the Public
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
10/2/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
10/9/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
10/16/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
10/23/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
10/30/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


Poverty Simulation Workshop
10/30/2019
Office of Multicultural Education
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Ballroom & Dunn
Open to Campus Community Only
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
11/6/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
11/13/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
11/20/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


RHA Weekly Meeting
12/4/2019
Residence Life & Housing
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 406(08)
RHA weekly meeting in which all hall councils are invited to share...
See More >>


Holy Cross Concert Band Concert
12/8/2019
Music
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center Ballroom & 328
Open to the Public
See More >>

See All