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‘Starting high school later may help sleepy teens’

Associated Press

In an Associated Press article, Amy Wolfson, professor of psychology and associate dean of faculty development, commented on the importance of sleep. In particular, she suggested that it is imperative for young people to realize the importance of rest, especially …

Blog: Chin ’14 Spends Summer Organizing Volunteer Drive for United Way of Worcester

NAME Lauren Chin ’14 HOMETOWN Arlington, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major with education minor WHERE SHE’S INTERNING United Way of Central Massachusetts as the Day of Caring program assistant. Day of Caring is an annual volunteer drive where more …

‘Minority teachers remain rare’

Telegram & Gazette

Jennifer Guzman ’11, a teacher at Nativity School of Worcester, chose her career because the hands-on experience in the Holy Cross Teacher Education Program won her over. But that wasn’t always the case. The psychology major, from Lawrence, Mass., tells …

Thirteen Faculty Members Promoted at Holy Cross

Thirteen faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Andrea Borghini, of the philosophy department, earned his Ph.D. in 2007 from Columbia University, and his Laurea in 2000 …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent projects

As the academic year concludes, the College of the Holy Cross will host its annual Academic Conference from April 24 through April 27. The four-day conference provides students with an opportunity to present the results of their independent work and …

Holy Cross Students Participate in Prestigious International Leadership Conference

04/04/13 by

“Transformative.” “Inspirational.” “Life-changing.” These are just some of the ways Andrea Davis ’13 and Malik Neal ’13 describe their experience at the prestigious Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference (MCLC). Two of just 84 undergraduates chosen from …

Blog: DeLeo ’14 to Explore Environmental Issues in Australia

NAME Francis DeLeo ’14 HOMETOWN Fairfield, Conn. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major with environmental studies concentration, College Honors Program WHERE HE’S STUDYING School for Field Studies in Yungaburra, Australia WHY HE CHOSE AUSTRALIA “In my opinion, deforestation is one of …

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 …

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 Professor Receives Largest Research Grant in College’s History

Psychologist Will Use $1.07 Million to Conduct Sleep Research on Young Adolescents

WORCESTER, Mass. – The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Amy R. Wolfson, associate professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, a four-year grant of $1.07 million for a sleep research study. It …