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Chemistry Professor Awarded Grant for Petroleum Research

mulcahy.jpgDr. Seann P. Mulcahy, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a $55,000 Undergraduate New Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for his project, titled Synthesis of Heterocycles by Palladium-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cyclizations.

Working with students, Mulcahy will investigate how a novel chemical reaction that uses palladium as a catalyst is influenced by small changes in chemical structure. The metal palladium speeds up the reaction, making it more efficient and economical and generating less waste.

In 2013, Mulcahy received a Rhode Island Foundation Medical Research grant as well as a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the Rhode Island Institutional Development Award’s Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). This year, he also received an Early Investigator Award from RI-INBRE, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Read more

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Rev. Edward L. Cleary, O.P. Honored Posthumously for Scholarly Work

Alonso Garcia Heads to Russia on Fulbright

Four Faculty Named Arts & Sciences Summer Scholars

Drogula Earns College's Teaching Award

Art, Science Faculty Collaborate for 'Surprising Realities' Series

Dance Professor Updates Jazz Dance History with New Book 

Professor Discusses Craft with US Poet Laureate

English Professor's Story about Famed Iowa Writers' Workshop Earns Chronicle Review Cover

Biologist, Students Analyze Videos of Flying, Swimming Animals to Define Universal Rules for Bending

In Discussing Literary Hero, English Professor Receives 'Greatest Honor'

Wan Earns Grant to Expose High School Students to Research

Professor's Research into the Diet of President Taft Draws National Attention

Student Headlines 

Twenty students exhibit research at Sigma Xi session

sigma.jpgApproximately 20 Providence College students displayed their research in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology during the annual Sigma Xi international honor society poster session, which was attended by more than 200 students in Slavin Center ’64 Hall.

Devoted to the pure, natural, and applied sciences and to engineering, Sigma Xi was founded at Cornell University in 1866. The honor society recognizes excellence in scientific research and encourages companionship among scientists in all fields. It is comprised of approximately 60,000 members across the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Thailand, Lebanon, New Zealand, and Australia. PC is in its fourth year as a member of the research society. Read more.

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Feinstein Institute for Public Service Commemorates Two Decades of Service-Learning

Providence College faculty, staff, and alumni joined community partners of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service to celebrate 20 years of integrating community service with academic study to strengthen local communities. The program was founded in 1994 through a grant from Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein’s Feinstein Foundation. Since then, two academic departments have been formed — public and community service studies, the first major of its kind across the country, and global studies. Read more.

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