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Queen Elizabeth II’s Lifelong Commitment to Interfaith Dialogue Was Like No Other, Says Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Queen Elizabeth II recognized that the United Kingdom was a multifaith nation and was diligent in her work to foster religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue. Will King Charles III do the same? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

New Ciocca Center Director Looks to Expand Student Opportunities, Business Curriculum

Former international business executive Robert Murner wants to build on the center’s foundation to position students for post-graduate success.

09/16/22 by

Business executive and adjunct faculty member Robert Murner begins this semester as the new director of the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross.

Synodal Gatherings Highlight Cultural Divides Within Global Catholicism, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Two synodal gatherings going on now in the Catholic Church — the “Synodal Way” of the German church and the “Synod on Synodality” of the bishops of the Catholic Church — are drawing tensions within Catholicism, which are expected to …

Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross—a New Facility Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Welcomes the Campus Community This Fall

Construction on the Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross is complete, and the building is in use by the campus community. The performing arts center  is a multipurpose cultural center that includes the Luth Concert Hall, a …

Inaugural Cantor Art Gallery Exhibition in the Prior Performing Arts Center to Showcase Faculty Works

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is pleased to announce the first exhibition in its new home in the Prior Performing Arts Center, “Afterimage: Visual Arts Faculty 2022.” Showcasing works by …

Pontiffs Must Demonstrate ‘Extraordinary Virtue’ to Become Saints, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

On Sept. 4, 2022, Pope John Paul I will be beatified, which is the last step before being canonized as a Catholic saint, begging the question: Does every pope become a saint? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

Summer Passport Program Provides Early Introduction to Life at Holy Cross

Select first-year students get an advanced look at academic and social life on Mount St. James.

09/02/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross offers academically promising students from diverse educations, personal and financial circumstances an introduction of what to expect in college via Summer Passport, its four-week residential program. The program provides an opportunity for selected students …

Odyssey Helps First-Year Students Find Second Home at Holy Cross

Starting in the summer, the program continues throughout students' time on The Hill.

09/01/22 by

Chris Campbell ’15 received a note this summer from an incoming first-year student. The Texas native wrote Campbell, director of the College of the Holy Cross’ Office of Multicultural Education (OME), noting that even though she hailed from thousands of miles …

Prior Performing Arts Center to Welcome the Campus and Local Communities During Community Day

Professor Kyle Frisina named as the center’s interim director for its inaugural year

The College of the Holy Cross will welcome the Holy Cross and Worcester communities to the newly completed Prior Performing Arts Center for a special Community Day event starting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. The event, which will be …

Why Do Mutant Genes in Glial Cells Increase Risk of Febrile Seizures?

Sarah Iannone ’25 spent her summer researching two genes in glia and how they affect neuronal excitability in fruit flies.

08/24/22 by

For animals to respond properly to environmental changes, such as temperature fluctuations, their nervous systems must be regulating correctly. It’s a biological function that is vital to survival. The question of why some cannot continue managing these necessary bodily functions, …

Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ‘23 Makes ’40 Under Forty’ List

Worcester Business Journal

Nick Lazzaro ‘23, a political science major, was recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s 2022 “40 Under Forty” list. The list, which is published annually, recognizes “outstanding young leaders who are shaking up the Central Mass business community. These business …

Holy Cross’ Grace Miller on a Mission to Support Women and Children in Need

Grace Miller ’23 worked with Project Hope Boston and supports its mission while interning as a learning and evaluation fellow throughout the summer.

08/22/22 by

Soon after learning about Project Hope Boston’s mission to provide low-income women and children with opportunities that move them “beyond homelessness and poverty,” Grace Miler ’23 was drawn to the organization’s work. Being from the Greater Boston area, Miller was …

New Genes Make a Big Impact on Fruit Fly Fertility

Brenna McCormick '24 spent her summer in the lab researching newly evolved genes in Drosophila.

08/19/22 by

As a student participating in the College’s Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, Brenna McCormick ‘24 spent eight weeks this summer working with Associate Professor of Biology Geoff Findlay to examine how a novel gene found in only a handful …

Cantor Art Gallery Commissions Large-Scale Painting by Justine Hill ’08 to Mark the Opening of Its New Home in the Prior Performing Arts Center

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it has invited Brooklyn-based artist and College of the Holy Cross alumna Justine Hill ‘08 to create the inaugural installation for the Cantor Window Commission space located …

College of the Holy Cross Receives $250,000 Grant to Digitize Portions of Deaf Catholic Archives

Council on Library and Information Resource funding will enable the College to protect key components of the special collection and increase access.

08/18/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections has received a $250,000 grant to fund digitizing the Deaf Catholic Archives, which is housed at the College. The project, supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council …

Can Innovative Technology Help Medical Professionals Monitor Patient Depression Symptoms?

Ava Licht ’23 worked as a summer research intern with primary investigators affiliated with MGH and MIT evaluating how data from wristbands and cell phone sensors could better inform depressed patient care.

08/17/22 by

Ava Licht ’23, a College of the Holy Cross psychology major with a neuroscience minor in the Health Professions Advising program, was looking for a summer internship that would provide experience for students like her with aspirations to continue their …

‘Very Surreal’: Holy Cross Student Helps Organize Wu-Tang Clan, Nas Concert Tour During Summer Internship

Martell Audate '24 worked with Worcester’s Jimmy Kang, who manages the iconic hip-hop group.

08/16/22 by

Martell Audate ’24 grew up about 40 miles east of Worcester in Milton, Massachusetts. When he arrived on The Hill, he knew little about the city the College of the Holy Cross calls home. As a rising junior, though, Audate …

From Obama to Trump: Holy Cross Student Examines Political Polarization on Twitter

As part of the Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, David Pritchard '23 looked into social media exchanges

08/15/22 by

David Pritchard ’23 is a political science and psychology major at the College of the Holy Cross. As part of this year’s Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, the Longmeadow, Massachusetts, native is turning to social media to examine whether …

Chinese Americans Depicted as Hero, SideKick and Villain in Vintage WWII-Era Comics

Emma Grayeb ’24 analyzed how war propaganda and changing American sentiment affected how Chinese Americans were portrayed during the post-WWII era through the onset of the Cold War.

08/12/22 by

Curious about how Chinese American identity was constructed and portrayed in comics during the 1940s and 1950s, Emma Grayeb ’24, an Asian studies and history double major, decided to dedicate her summer to researching the issue. As one of several …

Redefining Art: Holy Cross Summer Research Documents Techniques of Refugee Artists in Worcester

The project took Gabriella Trznadel '24 into Worcester and across the state to meet with artisans.

08/11/22 by

A few pieces of art hung behind Gabriella Trznadel ’24 as she met with her first-year advisor via Zoom a few years ago. Susan Rodgers, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Ethics and Society within the College of the Holy Cross’ sociology …