student photographer taking pictures in an old warehouse

More than 100,000 children in the U.S. are awaiting adoption. This School of Social Work researcher has dedicated her career to helping them find permanent homes. (Video by News & Public Affairs Sean Casey and Kevin Casey)


Our call is to live lives of conviction, service, and faith, to stand out like Gasson Hall's tower at night—a light to the world.
William P. Leahy, S.J., University President
Ronan Tynan with Ana Tablada '16

Masterclass with Ronan Tynan

Ronan Tynan, a member of the Irish Tenors who sang “Amazing Grace” at Ronald Reagan’s funeral and has performed “God Bless America” many times in Yankee Stadium, was an artist-in-residence in the music department this fall. In addition to offering undergraduates private vocal lessons, he taught two masterclasses in Gasson 100, including one in which he coached Andrew Hammond ’18, a baritone who chose to sing “Warm as the Autumn Light” (from the 1956 Douglas Moore opera The Ballad of Baby Doe), and soprano Ana Tablada ’16 (pictured at left with Tynan), who sang “O Mio Babbino Caro” (from the 1918 Giacomo Puccini opera Gianni Schicchi)