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The 8th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in the Slavin Center. This event is a chance to showcase the excellent scholarly, creative, and service work that Providence College students are doing on campus, in the community, and indeed, around the world.  The Celebration has grown each year, and features students from all class years and from many different departments and disciplines.


The Benjamin Family Social Me​dia Fellowship Applications​ are due February 17! ​The Social Media Fellowship is awarded to excellent students who are actively pursuing careers in new media and/or marketing. Those selected for this honor will receive extensive training and opportunities to plan and implement actual social media campaigns. Extensive networking, culminating in a trip to visit leading social media companies, will be an essential and valuable component of the program.  Those who successfully complete the program will be honored by the PCSB and receive a stipend. This fellowship is a 10-hour a week commitment for the Fall and Spring semester. Training for the Social Media Fellowship will begin two weeks prior to the start of the semester. You will not be considered for the fellowship if you plan to study abroad. For more information​ please visit http://business.providence.edu/social-media-fellowship/​.

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The Work of ASCSA-Affiliated Project leads to first Pre-Neolithic Artifacts on display in Crete. Professor Thomas Strasser and Eleni Panagopoulou co-directed the Plakias Mesolithic Survey.​ Professor  Strasser conducted research this summer at the Asphendou Cave Petroglyph Project in Crete. This research is funded by the Rust Family Foundation, Providence College.
Ancient tools discovered by Strasser team displayed. Stone tools dating back at least 130,000 years that were found on the Greek island of Crete during archaeological research led by a Providence College faculty member are being displayed for the first time in a museum in Crete. The discoveries are significant as they push the history of seafaring in the Mediterranean back by more than 100,000 years and have implications on the colonization of Europe and beyond by early African hominins, our pre- Homo sapiens ancestors.
In 2008 and 2009, Dr.Thomas F.Strasser,professor of art history,led a team of archaeologists and geologists, and several PC undergraduate students,on the Plakias Survey in Crete.It was the first project to identify Mesolithic and Palaeolithic artifacts in datable geologic contexts.The team explored caves in the area around the town of Plakias and discovered stone tools that included traditional microliths,spines,denticulates,end scrapers,and percoirs,as well as bifaces(hand axes),cores,and cleavers. 
Some of the artifacts are now exhibited in a museum in the 16th century church of St.Francis in the western Crete city of Reythmynon.  


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