What does research look like at a liberal arts institution? At Providence College, students partner with faculty to conduct original research and scholarship — an opportunity many larger universities reserve for graduate and post-doctoral students. In our labs, students work to solve the cancer puzzle, and they serve the world by developing sanitation systems.
Dr. Donna T. McCaffrey ’73G, ’83Ph.D., and ’87G, a retired assistant professor of history who became an integral part of Providence College’s history while researching and recording it for more than 40 years, died Jan. 10, 2016, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Gustave C. Coté ’62Hon., whose $500,000 gift to the new Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies was announced by Providence College in November, died Dec. 18, 2015, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 92. The College will name the accounting and finance instructional laboratory off the building’s atrium for Mr. Coté and his wife, Rita (Grodin) Coté, who died in 2009.
Sister Mary Ann Follmar, a longtime Providence College theology professor who was respected as much as a scholar as she was for dedication to her ministry, died on Oct. 18, 2015, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. The first woman to receive a doctorate in sacred theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Sister Mary Ann taught at the College for 35 years.
Providence College will explore the history of Catholic and Jewish relations since Vatican II with presentations on Monday, Nov. 30, featuring Rabbi Jack Bemporad, the founder and director of the nonprofit Center for Interreligious Understanding in Teaneck, N.J.
In January, Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 will leave PC for a new assignment in New York City as pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Greenwich Village. Taking Father Cuddy’s place as College chaplain and director of Campus Ministry will be Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., now the assistant chaplain.
Providence College’s new Humanities Forum will host its first event on Friday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Ryan Concert Hall of the Smith Center for the Arts. Dr. Sang Woo Kang, associate professor of music and department chair, will lecture about music from the 18th to the 20th centuries. He also will perform a recital with selections from Mozart, Beethoven, and John Corigliano.
Cote, professor emeritus of business administration, said the gift acknowledges three of his loves: teaching, accountancy, and the young people he taught along the way.
Providence College will honor those who have served in the military this Veterans Day with a series of programs over the course of two days. A panel presentation, “How Do We Remember?”, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Slavin Center 112. Five members of the College community will share their …
As the founder of an 85-person public relations agency in Boston and San Francisco, Megan (O’Sullivan) O’Leary ’94 walks the line between business success and social responsibility with ease. Beneath her staff’s drive to satisfy clients like GE, Toyota, and Converse is a compelling desire to assist the community.
In December 1941, incensed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, George Fisher ’11Hon. of Palm Beach, Fla., enlisted in the Army, one of thousands who heeded the same call.