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Art, Science Professors Collaborate for ‘Surprising Realities’ Series

Surprising Realities: the Art of Science at Providence College is a year-long series of exhibitions and events highlighting the aesthetics of scientific discovery. Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the series allows viewers to consider how images are used in scientific research. The title exhibition, Surprising Realities, featured images, video, and animations from 10 professors from the College’s departments of biology and chemistry.

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Student Headlines

Jennes '14 Participates in International Business Ethics Conference

international ethics.pngNine days and 7,000 miles later, Providence College student Elizabeth Jennes ’14 (Lexington, Ky.) understands the ethics of business on an international scale a whole lot better.

A finance major, Jennes was one of 17 students from around the world chosen to participate in the World Youth Forum (WYF) for Ethics in Business in Brussels, Belgium. The forum is an opportunity for youth to address decision makers in international business and politics.

Jennes and her peers attended workshops that focused on skills such as public speaking and business ethics. They trained at Hasselt University. This year, the World Forum for Ethics in Business incorporated aspects from the Art of Living, a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In addition to their workshops, Jennes and her peers woke early every morning to meditate and experience part of this movement’s culture.


La France '14 Leads 'Walk to Remember' to Benefit Alzheimer's Research

Michelle La France ’14 (Bristol, Conn.) has dedicated herself to raising money and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease because of her family’s experience with the devastating symptoms of dementia.

La France, a health policy and management major, created “A Walk to Remember” as her project in an independent study with Dr. Robert B. Hackey, professor of health policy and management. La France’s motivation to organize the memory walk is certainly personal. Her father, Richard La France, was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, which shares many of the same cognitive and physical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

College Headlines

Dr. Temple Grandin to present Commencement Address

Dr. Temple Grandin, an advocate for people with autism and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will present the Commencement Address at Providence College’s Ninety-Sixth Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 18.

Grandin will be one of five honorary degree recipients at the ceremony. The others are Honorable Francis J. Darigan, Jr. ’64, a retired Rhode Island Superior Court judge; Raymond M. Murphy, an entrepreneur and philanthropist; Sister Margaret Ormond, O.P., prioress of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Peace; and Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, creative director, and interim CEO of Alex and Ani, LLC.

PCSB rockets up business school rankings

The Providence College School of Business shot up 34 spots to No. 75 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the top 100 undergraduate business programs, the magazine has announced.

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