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History Professor Featured in The HISTORY Channel’s ‘Engineering That Built the World’ Series

The HISTORY Channel

Holy Cross Associate Professor of History Ed O’Donnell ’86 is one of the experts helping to bring the stories of the visionaries behind the most epic builds of the past two centuries to life for a national audience. As the …

Holy Cross English Professor Talks Ethnic Cultures and Diversity in Comic Books With Marvel

Marvel.com

In anticipation of the upcoming release of “Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades,” Marvel Comics sat down with Jorge Santos, associate professor of English at Holy Cross, to discuss the new series and its impact on the representation of Latinx in comics and …

Boston Globe Reviews Cantor Art Gallery Exhibit Featuring Works by Elizabeth Catlett

Catlett's work is "as pertinent today as it was when she started," the newspaper says

The Boston Globe has nothing but praise for the latest exhibit in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, “The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the Collection of Samella Lewis.” The exhibit, …

Holy Cross Once Again a Princeton Review ‘Green College’

The College was recognized for its sustainability-related policies, practices and programs for the 12th consecutive year

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized for its commitment to sustainability by The Princeton Review in its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition.” Released on Oct. 26, the annual guide recognizes institutions that are making …

Pope Francis’ Green Message Will Be ‘Well-Received and Echoed,’ Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Tells BBC Radio

BBC World Service Radio

Pope Francis, in an exclusive message shared by the BBC World Service radio, recently urged world leaders participating in a United Nations climate summit in Scotland to consider radical action in response to the global climate crisis. Mathew Schmalz, professor …

Is Church Governance Becoming More Open and Inclusive? Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

Pope Francis recently launched a two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 “Synod on Synodality,” thereby expanding the “Synod of Bishops” institution to encourage much wider consultation with members and organizations of the church at all levels as part …

The Catholic Church Has Long History of Environmental Stewardship, Says Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Faith leaders representing the world’s major religions were hosted by the Vatican this week to call for strong action to protect the environment ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.  In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

Holy Cross Faculty Premiere New Documentary “Pakachoag: Where the River Bends”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, a group of Holy Cross faculty members, along with environmental historian Colin Novick, executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, premiered their new documentary “Pakachoag: Where the River Bends” at the Pakachoag Church in Auburn, …

Holy Cross Psychology Professor Receives 2021 Joseph B. Gittler Award From the American Psychological Foundation

Mark Freeman is recognized for scholarly and transformative contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge

Mark Freeman, Holy Cross Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society and professor of psychology, has received the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation for his scholarly and transformative contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge. “I …

Renowned Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Nominated for 2021 Latin Grammy

Workshopped at the Joyce Contemplative Center, ‘Falling Out of Time’ premiered on campus in October 2019

Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov was recently nominated for the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards in the “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” for his recent work “Falling Out of Time.” A much-anticipated release from Golijov, the “Falling Out …

Holy Cross Spanish Professor Receives Fellowship From National Humanities Center

Juan Ramos was among 36 fellows chosen from a pool of 638 applicants

Juan Ramos, associate professor of Spanish at Holy Cross, has been awarded the M.H. Abrams Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the 2021-22 academic year. Ramos is one of 36 fellows—chosen from a pool of 638 applicants from a …

Misguided Drug Policies Worsening Overdose Epidemic, Says Sociology Professor

The Conversation

The United States is at a pivotal moment in its fight against drug overdose, with over 93,000 Americans having lost their lives to fatal drug overdose last year alone, making 2020 the worst year on record. In an article for …

Why Do Tiny Animals Like Spiders and Ticks Have Such a Powerful Bite? A Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

National Geographic

Why do tiny animals like spiders and ticks have such a powerful bite? Turns out it’s heavy metals! According to a recent study, elements such as zinc and copper mix with natural proteins to make durable stingers, claws and jaws …

English Professor Points to 18th-Century Poetry for Sage Wellness Advice During the Pandemic

The Conversation

In the age of COVID-19, some readers are turning to age-old texts for wellness advice. One of these relevant texts is “The Art of Preserving Health,” a poem by the Scottish poet-physician John Armstrong published in 1744, a year after …

Holy Cross Anthropology Professor Selected as 2021-2022 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow

Alvaro Jarrín was one of 50 recipients selected from a pool of 1,383 applicants

Alvaro Jarrín, associate professor of anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The fellowship, founded in 1999, is a year-long program designed to foster …

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Five Percent of U.S. Colleges, According to Niche

Rankings based on academic, admissions, financial investment and student life data

The College of the Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation by Niche in the review website’s “2022 Best Colleges” rankings, receiving an overall grade of A+. Holy Cross was also recognized as …

English Professor Shares Stories of Resilience in the Face of Assimilation at Native American Boarding Schools

The Conversation

The U.S. government’s effort to culturally assimilate Native Americans by forcing them to attend boarding schools in the late 19th century has been brought into the limelight by recent discoveries of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at several boarding school …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Teaches Us How To Score an A+ in Sustainable Back-To-School Shopping

National Geographic

After more than a year of intermittent Zoom schooling, parents are likely to have a long back-to-school shopping list as their students return to classrooms. But how do we help families protect the Earth as we stock up this back-to-school …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on Costs and Benefits of Hosting the Olympic Games

NBCLX | Nikkei Asian Review | South China Morning Post | The Economist

With the 2021 Olympic Games around the corner, Holy Cross professor of economics Victor Matheson has been a sought-after expert on the financial costs and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games, providing expert commentary in outlets around the globe ranging …

Video: Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Talks to GMA About the College’s Fall Semester Plans

ABC’s Good Morning America

Vincent D. Rougeau, Holy Cross’ newly minted president as of July 1, was recently featured on ABC’s morning television program “Good Morning America.” During a segment titled “Rise and Shine: Massachusetts,” which focused on the state of Massachusetts reopening amid the …