Posts Tagged ‘science’

Holy Cross Students Attend Conference on Naval Academy Science and Engineering

November 10th, 2010 by csteuer

Robert Nazarian ’12 and Jeffery Delisio ’11  pose with Astronaut James Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 moon mission.

Nazarian and Delisio are currently attending the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference in Annapolis. The students are learning about cyber security, transportation (energy grid) and disaster preparedness.

This is the first year Holy Cross students have been invited to the event.

Learn more about the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference

The Many Shades of Campus Life on an Autumn Afternoon

November 2nd, 2010 by

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

Ecology Class Climbs Mount Eisenhower

September 11th, 2010 by

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

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

Biology Professor, Student Spend Summer in Siberian Arctic

July 3rd, 2010 by

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

Happy Birthday, Sean!

June 21st, 2010 by

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

Enjoying Some Fresh Air

June 8th, 2010 by

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

Holy Cross Celebrates Official Opening of $64M Integrated Science Complex

March 23rd, 2010 by


Crowds of people are seen in the Swords Atrium during the dedication and blessing ceremony of the new $64 million Integrated Science Complex.


Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, blesses the science complex.


Adam Nadelson ’10, a biology major in the health professions program, interviews Dr. Joseph E. Murray ’40, who performed the first successful organ transplant in 1954, and was honored with the Nobel Prize in 1990.


Dr. Murray signs a copy of his book, Surgery of the Soul, as science librarian Barbara Merolli looks on. The book will be displayed in the science library.

Watch a video recap of the day’s events.

Photography by John Buckingham

Newly-Renovated Haberlin Hall Features Science Café

February 1st, 2010 by


Students congregate in the science center café located in the newly-renovated Haberlin Hall. The menu features breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fresh fruit and yogurt, salads, soup creations with add-ins, cheesecake with toppings, tea and organic fair trade coffee and assorted chilled beverages.

Photography by Tim Paquette ’11

Fr. Arrupe Statue Dedicated in Smith Labs Courtyard

November 7th, 2009 by


The bronze statue of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was dedicated before alumni and friends.  The sculptor was Brian Hanlon, who also created the Bob Cousy sculpture in front of the Hart Center.


A quote from a now famous speech Fr. Arrupe delivered to alumni of Jesuit schools in Europe in 1973 appears on the plaque.


The statue was made possible by a generous gift from longtime Holy Cross supporter Stephen A. Lovelette ’78.

Photography by Rob Carlin