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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 nationwi​de 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.” ​

‘Thomson Way’ dedicated in honor of beloved professor Rev. Paul van K. Thomson​

​A walkway between Harkins Hall and Phillips Memorial Library was named Thomson Way in honor of the late Rev. Paul van K. Thomson ’86Hon., a beloved Providence College professor who was the first director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program and helped to establish the Development of Western Civilization Program.​

‘Reflecting Forward’ participants: Progress must conti​nue​​

More than 200 alumni, students, faculty, administrators, and staff at Providence College attended Reflecting Forward: A Celebration of Multiculturalism and Diversity on Nov. 3-5.​

‘Dreamer’ Cristian Arcega, featured in ‘Spare Parts,’ shares his story with first-year students​

​First-year students participating in the Common Reading Program at Providence College had a rare opportunity — they heard the book’s author speak at Academic Convocation in August, then meet one of the main characters during New Studen​​​t Family Weekend in October.​

Dr. Christopher Arroyo - Accinn​o 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 Rec​ipient for 2016-17. 

2017 Summer Scholars Awards

The School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to annouce the recipients of the 2017 Summer Scholars Awards. Spanning across
the disciplines, this year's recipients highlight the academic excellence and scholarship within the school.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Faculty Award Recipients!

On August 28, 2017, various faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences were recognized for excellence in teaching and service.

Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award - Christopher Arroyo, Associate Professor in Philosophy
Faculty Service Award - Jennifer Illuzzi, Associate Professor in History 
Innovation in Teaching - Eric Sung, Associate Professor of Photography 
Teaching Excellence by Visiting and Practitioner Faculty - Eileen Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Teaching Excellence by Adjunct Faculty - Gloria-Jean Masciarotte, Adjunct Faculty in Women's Studies

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 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 

 Sciences, the Liberal Arts, and Building for the Future

​Celebrate the first day of classes with Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta, associate professor of chemistry and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Adamus Liotta, a member of the PC faculty since 1993, discusses the development, impact, and structure of the upcoming science complex addition and renovation in this podcast. She discusses the role of the sciences in the liberal arts and why a primarily undergraduate institution is a good destination for student research.

 Art Under Attack

​​Dr. Joan Branham, professor of art history and associate d​ean of the School of Arts & Sciences, discusses the recent destruction of artifacts by the Islamic State (ISIS).​ ​​​