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Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

09/26/19 by

They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

Videos: Holy Cross Students Tap Intellectual Curiosity Through Wide-Ranging Summer Research Projects

Over 100 projects range from splicing proteins in a chemistry lab to developing the perfect strategy to win the game of Risk

08/02/19 by

This summer, more than 100 College of the Holy Cross students took a deep dive into cutting-edge research through the College’s Weiss Summer Research Program. Under the mentorship of faculty, students engaged in focused projects that push intellectual boundaries and …

Retiring Faculty Members Leave Rich Legacy on Students, College

For more than four decades, these seven professors have shaped Holy Cross and their fields

After decades of shaping students and the College, the following faculty members announced their retirement from Holy Cross this spring: Isabel Alvarez Borland, distinguished professor of arts and humanities; Patricia Bizzell, distinguished professor of humanities; John Hamilton, associate professor of …

World Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘Falling Out of Time’ on Oct. 31 at College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross will present the world premiere performance of “Falling Out of Time,” a new piece by renowned Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov. The event is set to take place on Oct. …

At Holy Cross, Professors Become Mentors

Through interactions both in and out of the classroom, Holy Cross students are surrounded by faculty members invested in their success

04/23/19 by

With small class sizes and faculty members committed to their success, Holy Cross students develop close bonds with professors, both in and out of the classroom — a cornerstone of the Holy Cross experience. From guiding students in independent lab …

New Course Explores Storied, Unexpected Relationship Between the Jesuits and Music

Students studied the misunderstood relationship and showcased their research in a culminating, full-length concert

What do Freddie Mercury and Chance the Rapper have in common? They’ve both created music that nods to their Jesuit ties. And they’re both topics of discussion in the course Music & the Jesuits, taught by Daniel DiCenso ’98, assistant …

No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

Students find endless ways to combine their academic passions with hands-on experience

03/25/19 by

College can often feel like a linear journey — take a few classes, decide on a major, join a club or two, fulfill your requirements and graduate in four years. For many, though, that path is much less precise. Interested …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

Ten Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2019

The faculty members represent 10 different academic departments

02/27/19 by

From researching fruit flies to reimagining the first commercially successful color film, College of the Holy Cross faculty members are making massive contributions to their fields — and to their classrooms. Hear a bit more from the 10 newly tenured …

The New York Times Cites Holy Cross Professor Osvaldo Golijov’s New Project

Golijov to compose piece for soprano Nora Fischer and Silkroad Ensemble

  World-renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola professor of music at the College of the Holy Cross, is working on a project for soprano Nora Fischer and Silkroad Ensemble, according to the New York Times. The daughter of Hungarian conductor Ivan …

Hitting the Right Notes: Nate Chung ’18 Segues from the U.S. Senate to Pop Musician to Consultant

Graduating senior works with Toby Mountain to produce EP

03/19/18 by

A typical resume from a soon-to-graduate political science major might include a well-connected internship or two. And indeed Nate Chung’s resume starts with an impressive stint in Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office (D-NH), but then it veers, rollercoaster style, from busking …

Silkroad Ensemble Residency at Holy Cross Featured in the Telegram & Gazette

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Silkroad Ensemble’s three-year residency at the College of the Holy Cross was recently featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which reported on the innovative learning opportunities provided by the Grammy Award-winning Ensemble’s residency at the College. According to the Telegram, …

Blog: Chinese Native Xu ’19 Looking Forward to Senior Year on The Hill

01/02/18 by

NAME Zhiran (Karen) Xu ’19 HOMETOWN Shenzhen, China AREAS OF STUDY Computer science and music double major WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Although I had a stellar semester abroad in Ireland, I really looked forward to coming back to Holy Cross …

Holy Cross Graduate Named to 2017 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

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In recognition of her impact on the Massachusetts Latino community, Katiuska Fernandez ‘15, a music major in the Health Professions Advising Program while at Holy Cross, was recently named one of El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30.” Following graduation Fernandez …

Grammy Award-Winning Silkroad Ensemble to Engage in Three-Year Residency at Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross has partnered with Silkroad to engage in a three-year residency on campus, which kicked off with a visit earlier this fall. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and home to the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble, Silkroad …

Blog: Griffin ’21 Chose Holy Cross for Its Emphasis on Personalized Education

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NAME Elizabeth Griffin ’21 HOMETOWN Cohasset, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY History and Music double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “The college decision process was a long and hard one for me. I knew I wanted a small liberal arts …

Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series to Showcase Two World-Renowned Organists

The College of the Holy Cross will present two organ concerts in its Chapel Artist Series this fall. Both concerts will be held in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Organist …

Video: BANDALOOP Brings Vertical Dance to Holy Cross in Awe-Inspiring Performance

Crowds gathered to see troupe’s unique, gravity-defying performance on the side of a campus building

BANDALOOP, pioneers in vertical dance performance, brought their artistry to the College of the Holy Cross on Sept. 9 — specifically, to the façade of the Hogan Campus Center. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Worcester community filled the …

Holy Cross Music Department Announces Fall 2017 Concert Series

The College of the Holy Cross music department is ready to kick off its fall concert series with special performances throughout the semester, which will include installments of the Tuesday Lunch Concert series featuring Holy Cross artists-in-residence; a Holy Cross …

Holy Cross to Host Vertical Dance Pioneers BANDALOOP as First Stop on Northeast Tour

College to partner with Worcester for sneak peek of dancers on the City Hall façade

The College of the Holy Cross will host BANDALOOP, pioneers in vertical dance performance, on Sept. 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. BANDALOOP interweaves intricate choreography, dynamic physicality and climbing technology turning the dance floor on its side, taking their performances …