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Holy Cross to Host 40th Annual Classics Day for High School Students

04/05/12 by

The College of the Holy Cross will hold its 40th annual Classics Day on Thursday, April 12. The day features a series of events relating to the study of Roman culture, and is designed to familiarize students with the Holy Cross classics …

Faculty Promotions Announced at Holy Cross

02/28/12 by

Five faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Melissa A. Boyle ’00, of the department of economics, earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and …

18 Artworks by Holy Cross Students on Display in Consortium Exhibition

Wright ’12 receives second place prize, Auth ’14 honorable mention

02/09/12 by

Two Holy Cross students received prizes for their artwork at the eighth annual Colleges of Worcester Consortium Student Art Exhibition. Lauren Wright ’12, of Biglerville, Pa., won second prize for her sculpture “Expose” and an honorable mention went to Michael …

Holy Cross Sophomore Shaves Head to Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer

01/16/12 by

Marielle McKenna a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2014, is an active fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s foundation, an organization that funds pediatric cancer research grants. Recently, she decided she wanted to do something more …

Holy Cross Students Win National Video Contest

Klimczak ’13 and Regan ’15 demonstrate the value of learning a new language

Two Holy Cross students won a national video contest sponsored by Vista Higher Learning, a publisher of world language programs for educational institutions. Frances Klimczak ’13 and Matthew Regan ’15 worked with this year’s foreign language assistants (FLAs) and students …

Holy Cross Math Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Nine faculty members honored for 25 years of service to the College

11/21/11 by

David Damiano, associate professor of mathematics, and a member of the College of the Holy Cross faculty since 1984, received the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award at the College’s annual Fall Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony. The Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching …

Video: Holy Cross Psychologist Explores Sleep Deprivation Among Adolescents

Renowned expert debunks myths, presents research findings

Are teenagers acting troublesome when they refuse to follow Ben Franklin’s “early to bed, early to rise” principle? Or is there an inherent biological need to sleep and wake up late? In a live online lecture titled “The ABC’s of …

Holy Cross to Hold Inaugural Colloquium on Catholics and Cultures

Renowned international scholars to lecture on the study of global Catholicism

11/16/11 by

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross will launch an ambitious global initiative on Catholics and Cultures with a colloquium at the College on Friday, Dec. 9 from …

Holy Cross Junior Awarded Scholarship to Pursue Teaching Career in Urban Areas

10/19/11 by

Zachary Kenny, a member of the class of 2013 and a mathematics major in the Teacher Education Program at the College of the Holy Cross, has been awarded the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Supported by a National Science Foundation grant …

Holy Cross Hires 17 New Faculty Members for 2011-12 Academic Year

Fourteen tenure-track and three postdoctoral fellows to teach at College

09/01/11 by

The Office of the Dean at the College of the Holy Cross announces the hiring of 17 new faculty members, 14 in tenure-track positions and three postdoctoral teaching fellows, for the 2011-12 academic year. They are: Alo C. Basu (assistant …

Blog: Cain ’13 Aims for Fluency in Spanish During Year Abroad

08/12/11 by

NAME Shannon Cain ’13 HOMETOWN Webster, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major in the premed program WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of León in Leon, Spain WHY SHE CHOSE SPAIN “To attain Spanish fluency and gain a firsthand experience of the …

3-2 Engineering Program Offers Students Distinctive Option

Physics majors headed to Columbia University

For Mike DeFeo ’12 and Andrew Novicki ’12, summer has been a time to play with lasers. As second-time participants of Holy Cross’ annual Summer Research Program, DeFeo and Novicki spent eight weeks with Timothy Roach, associate professor and chair …

Four Holy Cross Students to Teach in France

05/19/11 by

Eight seniors at the College of the Holy Cross have been awarded teaching assistantships in France for the 2011-12 academic year. Four students have accepted the position: Esven Carreno, Katherine Holland, Colin Poranski, and Sarah Schwartz. They will have the …

Gjinko ’11 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany

Herma Gjinko ’11, of Worcester, Mass., has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany, where she will teach English to German students. A political science major with a self-designed minor in European integration, Gjinko has always been interested in …

High-Achieving Bruzzese Sisters Will Have You Doing Double Take

Identical twins share major, study abroad experience, academic success

04/15/11 by

Alexandra (Allie) and Francesca Bruzzese ’11, identical twins from East Greenwich, R.I., share much more than just DNA. Accepted as early decision applicants, they both double major in Italian and Spanish, studied abroad in Bologna, Italy, and currently rank third …

Holy Cross Senior Brings Sleep Education Program to Worcester

Classroom lesson inspires psychology major to increase awareness of sleep benefits

03/01/11 by

Christina Kyriakos’ interest was piqued as soon as she heard about a children’s sleep education program that psychology professor Amy Wolfson mentioned in her Sleep and Behavior course. The psychology major, who conducts sleep research with Wolfson and Gregory DiGirolamo, …

Math Major Awarded Scholarship to Pursue Teaching Career

Scholar-athlete O’Leary ’11 receives inaugural Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

Kerrin O’Leary ’11, a mathematics major in the Teacher Education Program, has been awarded Holy Cross’ first ever Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the scholarship encourages talented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

Blog: Mercuro ’12, Asian Studies Major, to Spend Year Abroad Studying in Tokyo

NAME Sara Mercuro ’12 HOMETOWN Saugus, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY English major and Asian Studies major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Sophia University in Tokyo WHY SHE CHOSE JAPAN “I chose to study in Japan to immerse myself in Japanese culture, and …

Five Recent Holy Cross Graduates Receive Fulbright Grants

Alumni to work in Turkey, Ukraine, Argentina, Bulgaria, Vietnam

WORCESTER, Mass. – Five recent graduates from the College of the Holy Cross have been awarded Fulbright grants to work and teach abroad. “Having five winners continues a decade of success. Since 2002, Holy Cross has won 34 Fulbrights,” explains Anthony Cashman, …

Holy Cross Receives Grant to Work with Worcester Area Schools

Local math teachers to reap benefits of workshops

WORCESTER, Mass. – The department of mathematics and computer science and the education department received a three-year $240,000, Improving Teacher Quality grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.  The grant will allow the College to conduct workshops that will …