Post-Sabbatical Faculty Lecture Series
Why were Jesus (historically a Jewish peasant), the Apostles (fishermen and Jewish provincials), and the early saints depicted in the style of Greek philosophers in the earliest Christian art? Why were these figures who presumably had little or no formal training in literature and philosophy represented in the same way as the educated elite? Arthur Urbano, associate professor of theology, presents the preliminary results of his sabbatical research exploring the Christian adoption and adaptation of Greco-Roman philosophical and educational themes in early Christian art. The lecture will be on Thursday, April 24 at 12:00 in Feinstein 304, and all faculty and staff are welcome to attend. For more information, click here.
Providence College Played Host to Veteran Freedom Riders
Along with several planned events to celebrate and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the School of Arts & Sciences, along with the departments of History, Sociology, and the Black Studies program, co-sponsored a screening of the documentary film Freedom Riders on Tuesday, January 28. The film focuses on the actions of Civil Rights activists who challenged the racial segregation of the American interstate transport laws and brought racial segregation to national attention. Following the screening, two veterans of the Freedom Rides headlined the annual MLK Lecture on January 30. For video of the lecture, click here.
Congratulations to the 2014 Arts & Sciences Summer Scholars
The School of Arts & Sciences is proud to announce the 2014 Summer Scholars award winners. All Ordinary faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences were eligible for the scholarship and this year had many great eligible candidates. This is the third year of the program, and the scholars are awarded a stipend for summer research. The 2014 Summer Scholars are: Ruth Ben-Artzi from Political Science, Cayla McBee (pictured) from Mathematics/Computer Science, Jeffery Nicholas from Philosophy, and Eve Veliz from Sociology.