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Study Abroad Fair Allows Second-Year Students to Explore Global Opportunities

September 14th, 2010 by nmarkant

Second-year students converge around displays during the annual Study Abroad Fair held in the Hogan Ballroom. Class of 2011 Study Abroad students shared their experiences about host programs and answered questions about living and studying abroad.

Students representing the Florence, Italy Study Abroad program site.

Photography by Matthew Atanian

Ecology Class Climbs Mount Eisenhower

September 11th, 2010 by nmarkant

Biology Professor Robert Bertin’s General Ecology class is seen in the alpine zone atop the 4,780 foot Mount Eisenhower in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, with Mount Washington (highest point in New England) at the rear left. The climb was a class field trip to examine changes in vegetation with altitude. The flag was planted by a group of hikers dubbed Flags on the 48, which memorializes the victims of 9/11 each year by flying an American flag on each of the 48 4,000+ foot peaks in New Hampshire for the day.

Photograph by Libby Mazzeo ’13

Students Display Their Summer Research in Symposium

September 10th, 2010 by nmarkant

More than 100 poster presentations were on display for the 17th Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium held in the Hogan Ballroom. The presentations featured research conducted by students and faculty in the departments of math and computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology and anthropology, economics, political science, history, classics, religious studies and English. The event, which has grown in size and stature over the past few years, provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and students.

Photograph by Tim Paquette ’11

Loyola Basement to Be Home of New Fitness Studio

September 9th, 2010 by nmarkant

The basement of Loyola Hall is gutted to make way for a student fitness studio, which is expected to open in January.

Photography by Tim Paquette ’11

Author Matthew Goodman Signs Copies of His Book for First-Year Students

August 31st, 2010 by nmarkant

Matthew Aaron Goodman, author of Hold Love Strong, signs copies of his book following a talk that he delivered in the Hogan Ballroom. The book was the common summer reading assignment for the Class of 2014.

Goodman with Esther Levine, dean for the Class of 2010.

Photography by Lauren D’Abrosca ’12

Odyssey Program Welcomes First-Year ALANA, International Students

August 23rd, 2010 by nmarkant

Student Odyssey leaders pose on a staircase in Smith Hall. Odyssey is a one-week program open on a voluntary basis to all first-year ALANA and international students. Each year, Odyssey leaders help to welcome part of the incoming class. At bottom right is Esther Levine, assistant dean and director of the Odyssey program. In purple is Luz Colon Rodriguez, assistant director of Multicultural Education and coordinator of the Odyssey program.

All participants in this year’s Odyssey program.

Photography by John Buckingham

Work on New Residence Hall Progresses

August 19th, 2010 by nmarkant

Construction crews continue work on the 156-bed townhouse-style residence hall, which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011. Watch construction of the new residence hall in “real time” via our webcam.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Kathleen M. Carney Begins New Post as Director of Library Services at Holy Cross

July 15th, 2010 by nmarkant

Kathleen M. Carney, the new director of library services at Holy Cross, stands on the Dinand Library steps. She was previously the associate university librarian at Boston College, where she supervised 26 professional librarians and more than 40 support staff.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Biology Professor, Student Spend Summer in Siberian Arctic

July 3rd, 2010 by nmarkant

William Sobczak, associate professor of biology, and Andrew Crowley ’11, a biology and Russian double major from Danvers, Mass., en route to Siberia made a stop in Moscow. Here they are seen in Moscow’s Red Square. Sobczak is one of the principal investigators and Crowley is one of 14 students participating in the Polaris Project, a National Science Foundation-funded program to enhance undergraduate research and education at several U.S. and Russian institutions. The project involves development of new undergraduate courses in Arctic System Science and a field course in the Siberian Arctic. Track their progress, and read posts by Crowley, at www.thepolarisproject.org/blog.

Happy Birthday, Sean!

June 21st, 2010 by nmarkant

An average of two birthday parties thrown by Holy Cross students are held each month at Sherry’s House, a lodge for child cancer patients and their families. From left, Neha Patel ’10, the impetus behind the program, poses with birthday boy Sean, and his cousin. Sean is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Watch a news video of the birthday party.

Kristina Xega ’11 presents Sean with his birthday cake.

First row, from left: Sean’s cousins; second row, from left: Kristina Xega ’11, Lorena Loci ’11, Sean; third row, from left: Adam Nadelson ’10, Nikolas Savage ’11, Rio Nomoto ’12 and Neha Patel ’10.

Photography by Cheryl Vaugh

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