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​Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Faculty Award Recipients!

On Aug. 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.
This years recipients are:

Emma Burgess '18
Applied Physics Major, Mathematics Minor

Bianca Saliba '18
Chemistry Major

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.​

Dr. Thomas Strasser ​- the Plakias Mesolithic Survey Strasser-Plakias.gif

The archaeological museum in Rethmyon is currently exhibiting the first pre-Neolithic artifacts found in Crete. These artifacts were discovered by the Plakias Mesolithic Survey, which is co-directed by Dr. Thomas Strasser.   ​

Faculty Scholar​ship​

In addition to excelling in the classroom, faculty within the School of Arts & Sciences are at the top of their scholarly fields. From Germany to Salt Lake City, Arts & Sciences faculty have recentl​​y been all around the country and the world presenting their research.​​​ ​Here is a sample of some of their recent scholarship​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

"Music is the Medium."​​​ ​ 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you ask Dr. T.J. Harper, recipient of the top teaching award at Providence College, what he likes best about teaching music, he will tell you ​that it’s a way to make people feel welcome and valued.  For him, music is the medium to make the world a better place​​.​​​ ​


 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).​ ​​​