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PC professor identifies Paleolithic-era art in Greek cave

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).

Faculty fellowship in Israel leaves powerful impressions on O’Keeffe

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.

Gift from scientist Robert C. Gallo, M.D. ’59 establishes global health fellowships

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.

Richardson awarded $125K grant from National Science Foundation

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.

PC program highlighted as nationwide model for engagement

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.”

Dr. Christopher Arroyo – Accinno Teaching Award

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.

2018 Summer Scholars Awards

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
    Chemistry Major