News and Events
Dr. Thomas F. Strasser, professor of art history and an expert in Greek archaeology, discovered the first Palaeolithic (Ice Age) art ever found in Greece in summer 2016. Strasser recently announced his findings about the Asphendou Cave on the island of Crete, where he has conducted research for more than 20 years. The research was published in The Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports and was featured in The Times of London (registration required).
An ability to embrace opportunity, a willingness to see beyond immediate struggles, and a desire to consider viewpoints different from your own are all factors in building resilience — a major component of health psychology and a subject of academic pursuit for Dr. Mary O’Keeffe, associate professor of psychology and department chair at Providence College. They also are elements of O’Keeffe’s recent experience as one of 25 professors from academic institutions across the United States selected for the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International’s 2017 Inaugural Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel.
Celebrating a career dedicated to improving global health, biomedical researcher Robert C. Gallo, M.D. ’59 & ’74Hon. and his wife, Mary Jane Gallo, have established an endowed fund that will create exciting service-oriented internship opportunities worldwide for Providence College students.
JONATHAN RICHARDSON, an assistant professor of biology at Providence College, was recently awarded a $125,310 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support his research in urban ecology and landscape genetics in rats.
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE’S public and community service studies program was one of 22 higher education programs chosen by the Association of American Colleges & Universities from across the country as a model for “how to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students.”
The Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth. Dr. Christopher Arroyo, Department of Philosophy, was the Teaching Award Recipient for 2016-17.
The School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Summer Scholars Awards. Spanning across the disciplines, this year’s recipients highlight the academic excellence and scholarship within the school.
Congratulations to the 2017-18 Clare Booth Luce Scholarship Recipients!
Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships are awarded to exceptional senior female students in science, mathematics, or engineering.
- Emma Burgess ’18
Applied Physics Major, Mathematics Minor
- Bianca Saliba ’18