Posts Tagged ‘faculty’

Students in Economics Class Take Part in Pecha Kucha Night

December 9th, 2016 by


Over pizza in Stein Hall, students in the economics class Latin American Economic Development put on a pseudo Pecha Kucha night titled “20×20 by 17x17x17.” Pecha Kucha is a concise presentation format in which each speaker brings 20 slides and speaks about a topic, and each slide is shown for only 20 seconds. “We added 17X17X17 — 17 students, 17 countries, 17 issues of Latin American Economic Development,” says Robert Reinauer, visiting instructor in economics. Invitees included students and faculty members from the economics and Latin American and Latino Studies departments.

Charles Richard ’19 gives a presentation titled “The Venezuelan Crisis and Economic Mismanagement.”

Marie Therese Kane ’18 gives a presentation titled “Preferential Option for the Poor: Evaluating Liberation Theology as a Model for Poverty Alleviation in El Salvador.”

Rosangel Cruz Cabrera ’18 gives a presentation titled “China’s Mega-Projects in Latin America: The Proposed Canal in Nicaragua.”

Emma Carlone ’19 gives a presentation titled “NAFTA: Its Impacts on the Industrial Sector of the Mexican Economy.”

Photos by Robert Reinauer

Spanish Lecturer Hosts Bilingual Theater Workshop in Spain

November 26th, 2016 by


Helen Freear-Papio, director of the Foreign Language Assistants Program and lecturer in Spanish, center, conducted a two-day bilingual theater workshop at the University of Murcia in Spain while she was there over the Thanksgiving break. Freear-Papio involved two of her former students from Holy Cross, Kyler Canastra ‘14, far left, and Brendan Medeiros ’11, second from right, who live in Madrid and love the theater. María Cantuel, a well-known Spanish actor and Medeiros’ girlfriend, second from left, was the artistic director of the performance.  At far right is Diana de Paco Serrano, dramatist, cultural coordinator and professor of classics at the University of Murcia, who invited Freear-Papio to conduct the workshop.


At the end of the workshop, the participants staged a series of short bilingual monologues around the themes of fear and anger. Here Freear-Papio, Medeiros, and Canastra work with some of the participants to make the texts bilingual.


Cantuel leads the group in theatrical warm-up activities. The workshop was such a great success, Freear-Papio says they have been invited back to the University of Murcia and will be doing a follow-up workshop over spring break.

Class Visits “Woven Power” Exhibit in the Cantor Art Gallery

October 15th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Students visit the “Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan,” exhibit, curated by Susan Rodgers, emerita professor of anthropology and emerita Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, in the Cantor Art Gallery. The exhibit, on display until Dec. 14 features intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton textiles from Sarawak and West Kalimantan, in the Malaysian Borneo, dating the from the 1800s-1940.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig

Professor Poses For Selfie With Students

May 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Daniel Frost, associate professor of Spanish, poses for a selfie with students during study period.

Image by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Community Participates in Campuswide Book Read and Discussion

February 4th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Holy Cross community members gather to discuss Tavis Smiley’s “Death of a King,” which focuses on the final year of Dr. King’s life. In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a campuswide book read to engage with Dr. King’s legacy on an intellectual level and to explore how it still resonates today.



More than 125 students, faculty and staff read and discussed the book. In addition to discussion sessions, the book also served as the theme for the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.

Photography by Tom Rettig

African Fulbright Scholar Visits Holy Cross

January 29th, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos


Augustine Nwoye (right), a professor of psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, visited Holy Cross as a Fulbright scholar to work closely with Mark Freeman (left), professor of psychology at the College. After reading Freeman’s recent book “The Priority of the Other” (Oxford University Press, 2014), Nwoye took particular interest in Freeman’s research and reached out to work with him specifically through a Fulbright grant which allowed Nwoye to work on a proposal for a book focusing on African psychology.

According to Nwoye, the accepted psychological canon is comprised mainly of European and/or white psychologists that analyze the human experience in their respective westernized cultures. This discourse is difficult to apply to the African human experience, often leading to disconnects between accepted psychological theory and African reality. Through this new book, Nwoye aims to create a new canon — African Psychology — that he asserts will more accurately relate to the African world, and which, furthermore, can be applied back to western psychology and, by extension, better inform it.

Students Partake In Annual Non-Profit Careers Conference

January 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Holy Cross community members gather in Rehm Library for the 10th annual Non-Profit Careers Conference. The conference introduces students considering careers in non-profit and community based organizations, activism, public service, and social change.

The program is taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff working within a non-profit or public service setting at the international, national, regional, and local levels. Sessions include an introduction to Vocation and Discernment, the business side of non-profits, and networking events.

In addition to lectures, Stephanie Yuhl, director of Montserrat program and professor of history, ran an interactive workshop on public speaking and listening with substance. With assistance from various Holy Cross community members, students benefited from small group discussions, and individualized attention.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Student Art Society Hosts Silent Auction For Local Conservation Project

October 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross and local community gather in the Loyola Ballroom for an art bazaar fundraising event benefiting the conservation of the Jenne Magafan Murals at Worcester East Middle School. The event, hosted by the Student Art Society, featured a silent auction of original works—including paintings, drawings and sculptures—donated by students and faculty members to support the fundraising efforts.

Photography by Liz Baker ’16

Margery Eagan Moderates Panel on Pope Francis’ Address to Congress

October 1st, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. welcomes Holy Cross community members to “Breaking Down Pope Francis’ Address To Congress,” a panel discussion moderated by Crux spirituality columnist and WGBH radio host Margery Eagan. Participants included, from left, Rev. David Dae An Rynick, a Zen Buddhist priest at the Boundless Way Temple in Worcester; Frank Kartheiser ’88, co-founder of the Mustard Seed and founder of and lead organizer at Worcester Interfaith; Caner Dagli, associate professor of religious studies and an expert in Islamic studies; ; Sara Mitchell, geologist and director of environmental studies; Daniel Klinghard, associate professor of political science; and Emily Muldoon ’16, who recently returned from a semester in El Salvador. Watch an archive of the panel online.

Photo by Tom Rettig

LASO Hosts National Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

September 25th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Daniel Frost, associate professor and chair of the Spanish department, participates in the National Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, hosted by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO). Holy Cross community members enjoyed various foods, performances and activities during the annual festival on the Hogan Courtyard.

Photo by Tom Rettig