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Holy Cross Faculty Member Offers Insight on the Shifting Relationship Between China and the Vatican

The Conversation

Could the split between China and the Vatican be on the mend? Tom Landy, director of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, and a lecturer in sociology and anthropology, discusses how a Sino-Vatican rapprochement …

Professor Emeritus Comments on the Aging Process in Men

The Wall Street Journal

03/02/17 by

Edward Thompson, professor emeritus of sociology at College of the Holy Cross, lent his knowledge on the aging process and the social worlds of older men to The Wall Street Journal in an article about the challenges faced by aging …

Holy Cross Faculty Member Recognized for Contributions to Catholic Higher Education

02/16/17 by

Thomas Landy, director of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross, was awarded the Presidents’ Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) for …

Political Perspective: Holy Cross Faculty Discuss Washington, D.C. March and Obama’s Presidency

Telegram & Gazette

01/19/17 by

On the eve of the transfer of presidential power, Selina Gallo-Cruz, assistant professor of sociology, discusses the motivation behind Saturday’s March in Washington. And professors of political science Daniel Klinghard and Donald Brand reflect on the impact of Barack Obama’s presidency …

For the Love of Toys: Alumna and Holy Cross Faculty Focus on the Importance of Play

Jean Butler ’88, an economics major at the College and current executive director of the Toy Industry Foundation, is on a mission to put toys in the hands of kids in need worldwide. The Foundation believes — and research shows …

Alumna Reflects on Summer Spent Working with Refugees in Greece

As the European refugee crisis intensified, Mattea Cumoletti ’12, a history major and anthropology minor at the College, spent 10 weeks working at the Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR) in Athens, Greece, through The Advocacy Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nongovernmental …

Photos: Students Showcase Their Study Abroad Experiences in Sixth Annual Photo Contest

The sixth annual study abroad photo contest gave returning study abroad students the opportunity to share scenes from their rich experiences with the campus community through photography. Photos were submitted showcasing scenes from all over the world — from the …

Students Learn, Network with Alumnae at 11th Annual Women in Business Conference

Clare O’Leary ‘19 offers reflection on “Women on Wall Street” theme, keynote speaker

Criticisms of a liberal arts education run rampant. However, keynote speaker Diane Vazza ’79 and students who attended this year’s 11th annual Women in Business Conference at Holy Cross have certainly proven this sentiment wrong. These empowered, educated, and inspiring …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

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Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 23. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to four percent of …

Holy Cross Announces Seven New Faculty Hires for 2016-17 Academic Year

In her annual address to the College for the 2016-17 academic year, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, announced the hiring of seven new faculty members. These new faculty members include five new tenure-track …

Holy Cross Professor Provides Perspective on Art Ban in India and Pakistan

Times of India

In a recent article in Times of India, Selina Gallo-Cruz, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, commented on the implication of India and Pakistan excluding artists and performers from their respective countries. As …

Presidential Election Experts Available at Holy Cross to Discuss Candidates, Domestic and Foreign Issues

Scholars can address rhetoric, race, religion, foreign policy, economic inequality, gender

Faculty experts in a wide range of disciplines from the College of the Holy Cross are available to offer distinctive perspectives on some of the hot-button political issues of the 2016 presidential campaign. For more information, or for assistance scheduling …

Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Honors Five Alumni for Professional Achievement and Commitment to Service, Faith and Justice

Campus conversations and discussion connect students with distinguished Alumni

On Sept. 30, students had the special opportunity to hear from and interact with the five alumni selected as this year’s Sanctae Crucis honorees — individuals who are leaders in business, professional or civic life; who live by the highest …

Anthropology Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Book on Gender and Markets in Vietnam

After more than 20 years of ethnographic research on women, entrepreneurship, and marketplaces in Vietnam, Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of anthropology and director of the Asian Studies program at the College of the Holy Cross, authored “Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women …

Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Research Across Disciplines Over the Summer

For 106 students, the summer was spent pushing intellectual boundaries and creativity while conducting leading research across a range of disciplines: 61 students engaged in research in the sciences; 38 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and seven …

‘Woven Power’ Exhibit To Highlight Artistry and Meaning of Complex Asian Textiles

Extensive private collection to be seen for the first time at the Cantor Art Gallery

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present the exhibition “Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan,” curated by anthropology professor emeritus Susan Rodgers. The exhibition will be on …

Holy Cross Professor Helps Demystify How America Views Medicated Children

Pacific Standard | The Week

  The Pacific Standard picked the brain of Ara Francis, assistant professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, to myth-bust the way America understands children who are prescribed medication for attention deficits and emotional problems. The article, …

11 Faculty Members Close Chapters at Holy Cross Alongside the Class of 2016

In addition to bidding farewell to the seniors at the end of the academic year, the College of the Holy Cross is seeing off 11 faculty members: Hussein Adam, Mary Hobgood, Patrick J. Ireland, James M. Kee, Rev. Anthony J. …

Alumnus Awarded for Work in Boosting Diversity at MassMutual

The Bay State Banner

Dominic Blue ’98 recently received the Founders’ Award, an award given by The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The award, which commemorates the courage and public interest contribution of the committee’s founders in establishing an anti-discrimination organization, …

Holy Cross Alumna Offers Timely Take on Race, Bias Onstage

StarTribune

College of the Holy Cross graduate Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 was recently spotlighted in StarTribune, the principle newspaper of Minneapolis, Minn., for her role as director of the satirical drama “Trouble in Mind,” which is currently being staged at the Guthrie …