Robert Baumann; Victor A. Matheson; and Office of Alumni Relations, College of the Holy Cross
Join us for a conversation with two of Holy Cross' sports economics experts on this timely topic. We'll discuss how professional sports led the way in the shutdown; the impact of NCAA members on lost sports venue; the economic consequences of the Olympics "postponement;" and what sports may look like with no live spectators.
Rob Baumann, Ph.D. is a Professor of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross.
Victor Matheson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Economics, College of the Holy Cross.
Daniel Klinghard; Liam Donovan; Marisa George; Jake Mastrandrea; Connor McNerney; Jack Slania; Graham Smith; and Office of Alumni Relations, College of the Holy Cross
Recorded a week before Election 2020, hear firsthand from current Holy Cross students involved in political campaigns or who have spent time studying the election in depth. What are their takeaways? What are their thoughts on the current political landscape - and their hopes for the future? Rooted in the College's mission and values, this interactive, balanced discussion models productive political debate across a variety of perspectives and experiences.
Tim Bishop; Peter Flahery; Alex Hindman; and Office of Alumni Relations, College of the Holy Cross
In this webinar, recorded two weeks before Election Day 2020, join former congressman Tim Bishop '72 and political consultant Peter Flaherty '87 in a balanced, interactive conversation about the election. Tim and Peter, who bring a unique combination of political experience from both sides of the aisle, taught a Campaign 2020 course during the Fall '20 semester as visiting lecturers through the College's J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World. Rooted in the College's mission and values, this interactive, balanced discussion models productive political debate across a variety of perspectives and experiences.
Anthony J. Kuzniewski S.J.
Since its founding by the Society of Jesus in 1843, the College of the Holy Cross has undergone many developments, or iterations. Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J. provides an overview of the history and evolution of this Jesuit undergraduate liberal arts college.
Meredith Fluke; Kristyn Dyer; and Office of Alumni Relations, College of the Holy Cross
Museums are much more than containers of things. They are institutions that reveal a great deal about the interests, outlooks, and attitudes of the cultures that produce and use them. From what they put on view to how it is displayed, from who controls their contents to how they fit into larger intellectual and social programs, museums provide a unique point of view into cultural moments both past and present.
This webinar explores the history of the museum, and its role as an educational and social force. As we trace its development from the princely collection of early-Modern Europe, through the public institutions of the Enlightenment Age, to the Progressive-Era foundations of American civic museums, we discuss how the motivations and goals of museums have reflected the values of their societies in their practices of collecting, categorizing, and display. In addition, we consider the complex issues surrounding the modern museum: in this shifting landscape, how do museums respond to the competing needs of stakeholders? And what is the role of museums in structuring knowledge for their constituencies today?
Ron Jarret, professor of chemistry and dean for the Class of 2012, uses exploding balloons, imploding soda cans, and a homemade cork gun to illustrate Holy Cross' unique discovery-oriented approach to teaching chemistry.
Mathew N. Schmalz
This lecture addresses the election of the Argentinian pope and whether that will mean a shift in the Church’s focus to the developing world and how that might impact American Catholicism.
William Reiser S.J.
Both the world of faith and the world of fiction depend on imagination, and the Harry Potter series provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on what makes these worlds alike and what makes them different. Why does imagination give permission to miracles but dismiss magic as fantasy? How and why are faith and fantasy different? How does the mind distinguish what is “real” from what is not? And how does the mind defend itself against dementors, chaos, and spiritual darkness? Religious imagination is one such defense.
The Live Lecture Series is presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Education Program in collaboration with the Office of Public Affairs. These unique online lectures feature Holy Cross' exceptional faculty and are designed to keep our alumni engaged and thinking critically even after they've left campus.
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