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Video: Academic Conference Celebrates Students’ Wide-Reaching Research, Creativity

Over four days, 415 students of all class years showcased their work in a variety of disciplines through poster presentations, lectures and performances

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“How many black women therapists do you think there are in the state of Massachusetts?” Olivia Fenty ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in Africana studies, asked a room full of students and faculty members at Academic Conference. The …

Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Ennead’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will open an exhibition of artwork by graduating visual arts studio majors in the exhibition “Ennead” on Thursday, April 25. The show’s title, of Greek …

Ten Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2019

The faculty members represent 10 different academic departments

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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 …

Five Outstanding Alumni Receive Sanctae Crucis Awards

A nuclear physicist. A foreign journalist. A federal judge. A developmental psychologist. A visionary physician. A look at their remarkable worldwide impact.

They graduated years apart, yet each embraces the Jesuit magis, a calling to “be more” that has fueled Holy Cross men and women throughout the decades and around the world. Determined to live lives of purpose and impact, these alumni …

‘Summa’ Exhibition Showcases Work of Visual Arts Faculty

Eight educator-artists share work and a look at their creative process

Scattered across a table built using the golden ratio were a series of small-scale hybrid sculptures created by Associate Professor Michael Beatty. His work, a mix of handmade and digitally printed forms, was among the artwork featured in “Summa,” an …

Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery to Exhibit Artwork by Visual Arts Faculty

Eight artists to showcase latest work Aug. 29 – Oct. 12

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will exhibit artwork created by full and part time faculty members of the visual arts department from Aug. 29 – Oct. 12, 2018. An opening …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors answer questions on their scholarship, proudest accomplishments

After years of research and accomplishments in their respective fields, eight Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor. Below, the professors share their thoughts on their careers, scholarship and more.

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

Preserving a Legacy: Robert Beauchamp Collection Turns Cantor Gallery Into Unique Classroom and Teaching Tool

The gift of 700+ works by renowned American expressionist offers exceptional academic opportunities for students, faculty

Roger Hankins makes his way to the studio on Bethuen Street in Manhattan’s West Village every six months or so. Behind the pale-yellow concrete exterior and brass and glass doors, dozens of painted canvases lie vertically on racks, some as …

Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Fine Art’, subtitled ‘Our Gift to You’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will show the work of graduating senior visual arts studio majors in the exhibition “Fine Art,” which will be on view from Thursday, April 26 …

Private Partnerships Helping to Preserve Rome’s History, Holy Cross Professor Says

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For centuries, prominent Roman monuments have been cleaned, repaired, and maintained through private funding. Even the iconic Colosseum underwent a $31 million restoration funded by Tod’s, a luxury Italian shoe brand. Some Italians have worried this could lead to garish …

Student-Curated Exhibition Explores Mass Media, Propaganda and the Reformation

Marking the 500th year anniversary, three students showcase how the Reformation — and the invention of the printing press — gave birth to mass media as we know it

Last semester, three students assumed the role of museum curator, scanning book after book for images, visiting exhibits and contacting museums all across the world for content. The topic of their intense research was the Reformation and the result was …

Ten Years of Montserrat: Holy Cross’ First-Year Program Invites Students to Challenge, Question from Day One

The innovative program arms students with curiosity and skills instrumental to their four years at Holy Cross

The sculptures of Shih Chieh Huang’s “Reusable Universe” — built from recycled Tupperware, plastic bags, fans and light bulbs — appeared to float just below the darkened ceiling of the Worcester Art Museum. They had been wired to detect motion, …

How Do Holy Cross Students Get into Medical School?

Health professions advisers help students develop well-rounded experience and articulate it in their applications

Just about everyone who applies to medical school has top grades and test scores. So who gets in and who doesn’t? Often it comes down to “miles traveled” — experiences outside the classroom that show an applicant’s abilities beyond technical …

Four Decades of Works on Paper by Robert Beauchamp on View at Cantor Art Gallery

Nadine Valenti Beauchamp gives substantial gift of drawings to Holy Cross; exhibition opens Jan. 25

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present a representative selection of four decades of works on paper by the American artist and figurative expressionist Robert Beauchamp (1923 – 1995) from …

Art History Professor Weighs In: ‘Can Art Shed Light on the Ethics of Capital Punishment?’


Across centuries, art has been used to depict trying human experiences, displaying, for instance, scenes of capital punishment. But do these works foster empathy among viewers? Sojourners called upon Virginia Raguin, Distinguished Professor of Humanities and art history division head …

107 Holy Cross Students Conduct Original Research Across Disciplines This Summer

Projects range from the survey of eastern hemlocks across New England to the composition of a digital score for a silent Charlie Chaplin film

This summer, 107 Holy Cross students conducted original, cutting-edge research through the Weiss Summer Research Program: 71 students in the natural sciences; 30 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and six in economics. The far-ranging research projects gave …

Remembering Vito Acconci ’62: Influential Performance Artist, Poet and Architect

Three Holy Cross professors pay tribute to Acconci — as student, artist and inspiration

Acconci: The Student Edward F. Callahan, professor emeritus of English who taught at Holy Cross for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1990, first encountered the young Acconci in his own classroom in 1959. It was the late …

How the Arts Prepare Holy Cross Alumni for Success in Every Field

The arts ignited their imaginations as students. Today, they are leaders in business, medicine and literature

What happens when we bridge the gap between the real world and our imagination? “Balance,” says chief executive James “Jim” Keyes ’77, “and the ability to move forward in wonderfully creative ways.” When technical know-how is coupled with art, the …

Blog: Goddard ’19 Excited to Experience Everything Peru Has to Offer

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NAME Margaret Goddard ’19 HOMETOWN Locust, N.J. AREAS OF STUDY English and visual arts studio double major, Latin American and Latino Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, Peru (fall) and Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina …