Posts Tagged ‘science complex’

On Snow-Covered Campus, Video Installation ‘Under the Icy Sky’ Takes on Double Meaning

February 17th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Boston-based artist Georgie Friedman  premiers her site-specific video installation designed for Holy Cross with an artist’s reception in the Spillane Pavilion of the Integrated Science Complex. The video installation, “Under the Icy Sky,” re-contextualizes natural elements in relationship to the architecture of the science complex.

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In an interview with Boston’s NPR news station WBUR, Friedman said that Worcester’s record snowfall enhanced the effect of her installation. “Overall, I want viewers, especially people on the campus who frequent this area everyday, to gain a new perspective of a familiar space, a new awareness of their everyday surroundings — and, ideally, to contemplate their relationships to the natural, built and technology-created environments.”
Photography by Caroline Cormier ’16

Students Share Science-Inspired Creative Writing in Science Library

April 18th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Twelve Holy Cross students pose before reading selected passages from their science-inspired creative writing in the O’Callahan Science Library in Swords Hall. Passages from the students’ writing were on display in the science library in poster sized renditions. The second annual event, titled “Opposites Attract: Exploring the Bond Between Science and Literature,” is part of a course taught by Leila Philip, associate professor of English. Front row, from left, are Barbara Merolli, science librarian, and Philip.

Photograph by John Morton ’15

Students Capture Images of Campus in Photography Course

January 3rd, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

David Gyscek, visiting assistant professor in visual arts, asked students in his Photography I course to take photos of the Holy Cross campus. Students in the course, which is offered every semester, learn about exposure controls, camera operation, and rudimentary film developing printing. Here is a sampling.


Fenwick lawn by Dominic Abacherli ’16.


Hogan Courtyard by Darien Henry ’14.


Smith Plaza by Henry.


Student mailboxes in the Hogan Campus Center by Henry.


A granite bench between the Millard Art Center and Campion House by Chelsea Welsh ’15.


O’Kane Porch decked with Christmas tree and decorations by Erik Wachter ’13.


Smith Labs Courtyard by Wachter.

The Integrated Science Complex Earns Award for Design Excellence

December 7th, 2011 by csteuer

The Integrated Science Complex at the College of the Holy Cross earned the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Honor Award for Design Excellence.  Out of 184 submissions, only five were chosen for this honor.
More information: www.aianewengland.org/designawards.html

Photography by Robert Benson

24 Students Take Part in Summer Business Program at Holy Cross

June 17th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Twenty-four Holy Cross students taking part in the College’s unique Summer Business Program pose in the Smith Labs courtyard. First row, left to right: Mark Lussier ’13, Emily Correia ’14, Michael Conetta ’14, David Chu, director of the prebusiness program, Jessica Daly ’12, Quinn Korzeniecki ’12, Margaret Mackinson ’13, Angela Choi ’12; second row, left to right: James Boyne ’12, Danielle Breen ’14, Jessica Dodakian ’14, Francheska Jimenez ’14, Jacqueline Esperti ’12; third row, left to right: Kasha Kiros ’13, Jeff Harris ’12, Thomas Kelly ’14, Charles Mills ’12, Sandro Silva ’13, Jordan Edwards ’12, Michael Sheehan ’13; fourth row, left to right: Jordan Stevens ’13, Devin Brown ’12, Caroline Pedlow ’13, Andrew Coury ’13 and Edward Houghton ’13. Watch a video to hear students and alumni talk about the program.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Holy Cross Students Present Research at Mathematics Conference Held on Campus

April 9th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

As part of the Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Maria Cavicchi ’11, a mathematics major in the health professions advisory program, gives a talk titled “An Alternative Perspective for Modeling HIV” during an undergraduate research session. Hundreds of mathematicians from higher education institutions across the globe attended the conference which was held on the Holy Cross campus on the weekend of April 9 to 10.


Ryan Elizabeth Prendergast ’11, a mathematics major with a concentration in biological psychology in the health professions advisory program, gives a talk titled “Determining the Rate Constant Matrix for a Two Compartment Pharmacokinetic Model.”


Kenneth Golden, a professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, delivers the plenary address titled “Mathematics and the Melting Polar Ice Caps” in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.

Photography by Cristina Sato ’11

LEED Gold Plaque Installed in Science Complex

January 20th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A Physical Plant employee hangs a plaque in the newly constructed Park B. and Linda Smith Laboratories signifying the Integrated Science Complex as environmentally sustainable. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the construction of the science complex, which opened last January, with a LEED Gold certification. LEED, which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” serves as a third-party evaluation of the sustainability of construction projects. Learn more about the science complex’s LEED Gold certification here, and about Holy Cross’ sustainability efforts here.


Photography by Nick Markantonatos

The Many Shades of Campus Life on an Autumn Afternoon

November 2nd, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Steve Hahneman ’13 enjoys a quiet place to study in Memorial Plaza before sunset.

A student walks through Kimball Quad.

A squirrel peeks around a tree outside of Fenwick Hall.

The trees lining Linden Lane let go of their final leaves as the sun hovers about the science complex late in the afternoon.

Clear blue skies flood the Swords Atrium, inside the science complex, with light.

Students from the Nativity School of Worcester gather for a game of flag football on Hart Lawn as construction on the new apartment building continues.

Photography by Dan DeConinck ’13

This is What They Call Grab & Go?

September 17th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

An assortment of refrigerated items — freshly-squeezed orange juice, yogurt parfaits, and mixed fruit cups, among them — in the College’s new science café make for a colorful display.

Photograph by Cristina Sato ’11

Enjoying Some Fresh Air

June 8th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Jessica Sansoucy ’11 and Tom O’Brien ’12 study on the lawn outside of the Integrated Science Complex. They are both in the Summer Research Program.

Photograph by Lindsey O’Donnell ’13