The Academic Convocation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Peterson Recreation Center.
Convocation, which marks the official start of the 2015-16 academic year, is open to all members of the College community. It is designed to welcome students in the Class of 2019, transfer students, and new faculty.
Dr. Michael J. Sandel, author of Providence College’s next common reading selection, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980. An expert in political philosophy, Sandel has taught a variety of courses — ranging from "Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature” to "Globalization and Its Critics." His undergraduate course "Justice" has been taught to more than 15,000 students and was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television.
An abbreviated class schedule will be followed throughout the day. The revised schedule is here.
The Fall Faculty Recognition Dinner will be held in the early evening. Specific times for the reception and dinner, as well as the location, will be determined shortly.