Academics at Center Stage

Each year in late April, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the College sponsors the Academic Conference, which provides students with  an opportunity to present the results of their independent work and for the entire community to celebrate the relationship between Holy Cross’ liberal arts curriculum and the learning taking place in varied environments—from study abroad to the Worcester community; from research labs and art studios to libraries and field sites.
This year, the four-day event showcased the work of 300 students in an array of topics, including:

•    “Roadblocks to Vaccination and Drug Therapy Worldwide”— Eileen McGowan ’14

•    “Art of Africa & the Americas at Boston’s MFA”—David Wassef ’16

•    “Girls Just Being Girls: An Investigation of Girls’ Use of Relational Aggression and Cyberbullying”—Emily Spencer ’14

•    “Women in the Roman Catholic Church: Can Women Hold Positions of Authority and Create Change in the Roman Catholic Church?”—Melissa Montoya ’14

•    “Characterizing the Antiviral Function of APOBEC3G as a Potential Target for HIV-1 Therapeutics”—Meiling May ’14  ■ 

—with Nick Markantonatos

Read more about the 2014 Academic Conference at