Rev. N. Joseph Torchia, O.P., professor of philosophy, recently completed his fourth book, Restless Mind: Curiositas & The Scope of Inquiry in St. Augustine’s Psychology (Marquette University Press, 2013).
In this book, Father Joseph Torchia, O.P. (who has taught at Providence College since 2001) explores the metaphysical, epistemological, and moral implications of the notion of “curiosity” in St. Augustine’s writings.
Father Torchia has been engaged in a scholarly investigation of various aspects of Augustine’s thought for over 30 years. In broad terms, his latest book assesses how Augustine’s analyses of the dynamics of cognitive desire say something significant about intellectual inquiry, particularly in the context of scientific investigation.
Two professors at Providence College have been awarded fellowships from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to attend seminars this summer in Brazil and India.
Dr. Keith W. Morton, professor of public and community service studies, and Dr. Nicholas V. Longo ’96, associate professor of public and community service studies, received Ping Faculty Development Fellowships from CIEE to participate in the International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) program.
Open to faculty and administrators from institutions of higher education, the fellowships are designed to broaden participation in international education and allow participants to increase international education awareness on their home campus.
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Professor's Book on Challenges to Democracy Reaches Seventh Edition
Management Professor's Book Focuses on Successful Business Models
As the sun shone through the windows of the Slavin Center, Eliza Mandzik ’13 (Burlington, Conn.) sang arias in the overlook lounge.
Around the corner, on the upper level of Slavin, Caitlyn Treem ’13 (Middleton, Mass.) used a laptop to show her 90-minute documentary, Raw Island, about poverty and violence in Providence. And as faculty, staff, and students browsed nearby, Satyam Khanal ’16 (Kathmandu, Nepal) answered questions about his scientific research that may one day help find a cure for cancer.
Mandzik, Treem, and Khanal were among more than 100 students taking part in Providence College’s fourth annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity, sponsored by the Student Engagement and Advisory Committee.
Click on the image above to read about some of our outstanding members of the Class of 2013.
Ricardo Lagos, a professor-at-large at Brown University, was the speaker for PC’s inaugural Father Edward Cleary, O.P. Memorial Lecture, coordinated by the Department of Political Science and Latin American Studies.
Rev. Jan Michael Joncas Illuminates ‘The Wound at the Heart of the World’
Son, Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks Discuss Freshman Common Reading Book
Instruction with iPads Launched as Pilot Program
U.S. Sen. Whitehouse Chats with Political Science Students
Values and Leadership Explored by Students at School of Business Conference
PC Joins Higher-Ed Collaborative to Research RI's Economic Issues
PC/Smith Hill Annex Opens
$6.5 Million Bequest to Benefit Sciences at PC
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