Holy Family University Announces 2018 Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients

GraduationHoly Family University will present four honorary degrees during its 2018 Commencement Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Kimmel Center. Albert Tantala Sr., President of Tantala Associates, LLC, Engineers and Architects; Pamela Rainey Lawler, Founder, Philabundance; Dennis Colgan Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Barthco International, Inc.; and Audrey Evans, MD, a pediatric oncologist and co-founder of the original Ronald McDonald House have been selected as this year’s recipients.

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Rielly-Carroll Receives Grant to Study Seagrass Fragmentation in Barnegat Bay

Image of Dr. Elizabeth Rielly-CarrollDr. Elizabeth Rielly-Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the PADI Foundation to study seagrass fragmentation in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. The grant totals $3,180.

Rielly-Carroll’s research is entitled “Is habitat amount or spatial configuration more important to epibiont communities in seagrass ecosystems?” The funded project will use artificial seagrass to examine how seagrass loss in Barnegat Bay influences the biodiversity of organisms that live in seagrass habitats. Rielly-Carroll and her team will be making different spatial arrangements of artificial seagrass and then seeing what animals and algae colonize on them.

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Glen Foerd-HFU Speaker Series: Finding Fairmount Park

Philadelphia boasts one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse park systems in the United States. Yet our parks receive scant attention in histories of landscape design and city planning. Elizabeth Milroy, author of The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682-1876, will describe the unique development of Philadelphia’s urban parks in the two centuries after William Penn and Thomas Holme first devised the city plan. This event will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm in Holy Family Hall 109.

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April Art Gallery: Michael Dealy


Holy Family University's Art Gallery presents Art is Why I Get Up in the Morning, a collection of work by senior Michael Dealy

Exhibit: April 13-26, 2018
Artists Talk and Reception: Tuesday, April 17 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Holy Family University's Art Gallery is pleased to present Art is Why I Get Up in the Morning, a collection of work by senior graphic design major Michael Dealy.

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Holocaust Expert to Speak at HFU

EasternEuropeDr. Hilary Earl, a History professor from Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada, will visit Holy Family University on Wednesday, April 18 to speak about the Holocaust. Her lecture is entitled "The Biggest Murder Trial in History: The Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial and the Banality of Evil." The event will take place in the ETC Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

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English Major Lands Internship to Write Play for Local Children’s Group

PatrickMurrayPatrick Murray, a junior English major, has always had aspirations of becoming a professional writer and editor. Through Holy Family University’s Experiential Learning Department, Murray secured an internship to write and produce a play for No Longer Bound, a community-based prevention services organization located in Bristol, Pa that works with children ages 5-12 outside the classroom to promote unity and healthy living in their neighborhood and beyond.

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