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Professor Edward Kennedy Retires

Professor Edward Kennedy of the physics department has retired after a distinguished 38-year career at Holy Cross. He received his bachelor of science degree in physics from Loyola University in Chicago and his doctorate in nuclear physics from Notre Dame University in Indiana, before coming to Holy Cross in 1960.

Kennedy was active in experimental research in the fields of nuclear physics and surface physics. During his career at Holy Cross, he was also a visiting scientist at the Air Force Cambridge Research Labs, the Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Cambridge in England, the California Institute of Technology, the Fraunhofer-Institut in Germany, Cornell University, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He published 35 articles on his research and gave numerous scientific talks. His work was supported by grants from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Research Corporation, and the U.S. Air Force. He was also responsible for a Cottrell College Science Award to the College.

Kennedy was a popular and respected teacher. In addition to teaching both lecture and laboratory courses, he supervised numerous undergraduate and independent study projects. He served for 13 years as chair of the physics department. He also served on many College committees, including the Committee on Tenure and Promotion, the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Life, the Professional Standards Committee, and a reevaluation self-study group.

Kennedy and his wife, Marcia, have six children: Kathryn M. Kennedy-Brown ’79, Edward F. Kennedy III ’80, Maribeth K. Salois ’82, Christopher C. Kennedy ’85, Marcia D. Toalson ’87, and John Kennedy.


 

Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy


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