Navigate Up
Sign In

​News Archives

The following are PC news articles, in order of publication.
PC News

Helping Santa Out
Dirigo leadership honor society sponsors Santa Shop to benefit Providence families.

They’re Eye-Catchers
Two athletics facilities earn national acclaim from independent entities.

Project-Based Learning
Students under Isaura Rua-Cortes ’07 examine immigration and their upbringing.

National Spotlight
NASA research program veteran Eric Lebel ’15 to present data at conference.

NCAA ‘Final Four’
PC’s men’s soccer team faces a huge challenge in UCLA in tourney's College Cup.

Mike Leonard’s Providence
Filmmaker returns to campus to film for his new PBS series.

Lessons & Carols
Annual celebration of Advent to take place Saturday in St. Dominic Chapel.

Gone too Soon
Memorial Mass is Friday for Siobhán Ross, beloved technology coordinator.

Immersed in Research
Students in 4 disciplines display, discuss projects at Sigma Xi poster session.

Research Catalyst
Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy receives American Chemical Society grant to support research on crude oil derivatives.

What a Weekend
Tourney titles, All-America honors top a thrilling two-day showing by athletics teams.

Meet-ups for Basketball
Alumni will host receptions in eight locations when the Friars come to town.

The 'Aeneid' Aloud
Continuing a new tradition, students and faculty read Virgil’s epic poem aloud for 12 hours.

'The God Factor'
Medicine and spirituality to be topic of St. Albert the Great Lecture.

President to be Honored
Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 to receive Cardinal Cushing Award.

They’re ‘Fully Committed’
Tanner Henry ’15 leads an entirely student-produced one-act comedy on Nov. 14-16.

A Scholar Remembered
Latin American scholars honor the late Rev. Edward L. Cleary, O.P. for his work in the field.

Leading with Values
PC to host fourth annual conference for R.I. college students on Saturday, Nov. 8.

A Play for Veterans
PC professor adapts “Ajax” for modern audiences in outreach to returning veterans.

Rabbi to Lecture
Theological Exchange on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to feature Rabbi James Rosenberg.

Happy Birthday, Feinstein!
PC’s Feinstein Institute of Public Service commemorates 20 years of community service and academic study.

Weber on Mercy
Kerry Weber ’04 presents Distinguished Alumna Address at Liberal Arts Honors Convocation.

Welcome Freshman Families
Olympic gold medalist Vicki Movsessian Lamoriello '94 to give keynote at Freshman Family Weekend.

Comedy Front and Center
More than 30 students have roles in “The Imaginary Invalid,” to be presented over two weekends.

Planning Ahead
James Drinan J.D. ’78 takes on a new role as executive director of the American Planning Association.

ALS Hits Home
Employee Peter Weiblen says PC community ‘like family’ during his illness.

A New Mission
After a career as a contractor, Rev. James M. Sullivan ’82, discovers newfound joy.

Fifth Time's a Charm
PC community runs, walks the 5th annual Friar 5K.

A Writer’s Insight
Randall Professor Kathleen Norris discusses writing, spirituality in lecture.

Day of Play
Area schoolchildren get creative at Entrepreneurial Society’s second annual event.

Listening to Love
Singer Darlene Love shares her story of success, rebirth, and faith.

National Acclaim
Public and community service studies major Gretta Schaaf ’15 wins Newman Civic Fellows Award.

The Campaign Begins!
Launch party attended by 800 kicks off PC’s $140-million fundraising campaign.

Hear Love’s Story
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will talk to PC students on Friday.

Celebrate with Us
PC launches a major fundraising campaign with a party Saturday night.

Five Years Running
Members of the PC community will raise money for scholarships through the Friar 5K.

International Flavor
Study abroad information sessions, lectures to mark International Education Week.

A Nice Ring to It
The Class of 2015 rings in a new tradition with Senior Ring Weekend.

Iron Chef Challenge
Father Brophy, Coach Cooley to compete in cook-off in Raymond Dining Hall.

Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch as Father Shanley and PC community raise funds, awareness for ALS research.

High-Stakes Event
The Fall Career Expo, the premier career program of the academic year, is set for Sept. 24.

Randall Professor’s a Poet
Kathleen Norris, award-winning author, will teach, lecture on campus.

Language Assignment
Students translate marketing information into Spanish for Parent Program.

Step Up
PC offers bystander training to help keep members of the Friar family safe.

Security in Your Smartphone
PC’s new smartphone apps provide reference information and notification in case of an emergency.

Funding Research
Faculty use College grants to fund research in the humanities, sciences.

It’s about Community
New students, faculty gather for Academic Convocation, the official start of the academic year.

Summer at Woods Hole
Four students spend the summer doing research in the lab of Dr. Joseph A. DeGiorgis.

Part of the Cancer Puzzle
With another NIH grant, Rev. Nicanor Austriaco O.P. can train even more undergraduate students to become cancer researchers.

Back to School
The academic year begins with the arrival of 1,037 freshmen and 21 new tenure-track faculty.

State of the Art
Dr. Deborah Johnson’s research demonstrates the economic impact of the arts in R.I.

Starting with Service
Nearly 200 students start their freshman year with service around Providence through Urban Action, FaithWorks.

Arts & Sciences Scholars
Four faculty members in different disciplines are awarded summer research grants.

Professionalism Personified
Mary R. Politelli’s caring disposition permeated the School of Business and the College.

Friar Foundations
25 members of the Class of 2018 spent 5 weeks on campus this summer, earning credits while learning about college life.

Friars on Tires
PC’s Cycling Team finished in the top half of its conference in its first year.

Russia Bound
Dr. Nuria Alonso García will spend a sabbatical year in Saint Petersburg, Russia, thanks to a Fulbright Award.

Living Laboratory
Biology students can observe nature at work at a bio-retention garden featuring native plants.

Waste Not
Friar Food Rescue, which delivers excess food from PC dining halls to the hungry, expands and evolves.

Embracing Community
Hispanic community members share Mass, meal, fellowship with PC staff.

New Research Funding
Four students receive inaugural Walsh Fellowships for chemistry, biology research.

Summer Reading
Freshmen, transfer students will read and discuss Outliers this summer.

Music for all
Music students teach piano lessons to children and gain some education skills in the process.

College wins CASE Award
PC receives highest honor for admission/recruitment publication.

Back to Campus
Alumni gather for Reunion Weekend, enjoying WaterFire, barbecue, and awards brunch.

A Summer Abroad
For 11 Father Smith Fellows, summer means study, service around the world.

Drogula Wins Teaching Award
History professor honored for teaching, his "first and best love."

Doubly Rewarding
Accountancy students and alumni enjoy networking while sprucing up agency’s property.

Plea to Class of 2014
Speaker Dr. Temple Grandin exhorts graduates to work on "real projects."

Bryce the Student
Basketball star Bryce Cotton ’14 made his mark in the classroom, too.

Scholar Power
Creativity, curiosity, and enthusiasm define Alanna Smith ’14, the College’s latest Fulbright recipient.

A Faith Deepened
Saadia Ahmad ’14, Muslim student on a Catholic campus, introduced Interfaith Dialogue Group.

Forever a Friar
Cowl columnist Matt Santos ’14, who majored in English and biology, was accepted early to Brown’s medical school.

Career Navigator
A resourceful Sarah J. Michel ’14 excitedly awaits joining global food giant Nestlé.

From Job Loss to Degree
Unemployment leads John McNeil ’14SCE to bachelor’s degree and new career.

A Legacy of Service
Dave O’Connor ’14 started community service initiatives that will continue long after he graduates.

Discovering Leadership
While excelling at PC, Taiwo Adefiyiju ’14 encouraged students at her former high school in Providence.

Life in the Lab
Ryan Post ’14 spends three years on neuroscience research, authors three papers published in scientific journals.

Top Students
Valedictorians Katerina Protsenko '14, Laura Wells '14 say coming to PC was the best decision they ever made.

Restoring Homes, Lives
PC gives $750,000 grant to non-profit group to support housing in Smith Hill.

On Smith Hill
Student documentary, new café increase PC’s presence in the community.

Record-Setting Celebration
More than $877,000 is raised for key causes at the fifth annual “A Night in Black & White.”

Celebrating research
More than 200 students participate in annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity.

Miss America visits PC
First Indian-American to wear crown tells students to fight cultural misconceptions.

Graduate career advice
New advisor helps graduate students with career search.

Why Suffering?
Dr. Eleanore Stump presents Aquinas’ views on the existence of suffering in the Delasanta Honors Lecture.

Goodness and Gracious
Alumni and parents welcome Habitat for Humanity students with dinners and tales.

Business School Boost
PC’s School of Business rockets up Businessweek’s ranking of undergraduate programs.

Getting Students to Sleep
Armed with data, alumna, physician strive to improve student sleep habits.

Bridge Program Dawns
“Friar Foundations” aims to build first-year students’ academic, social confidence.

Heart and Soul in the NCAA
A Pep Band member’s story of the Friars’ trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Delasanta Lecture
Dr. Elenore Stump to discuss Aquinas’ response to why so much suffering exists in the world during annual Honors Lecture.

From Us, with Love
The Angell Foundation’s record $3.25 million gift to PC will benefit students in need.

PC’s 96th Commencement
Dr. Temple Grandin, an animal scientist and autism activist, will present the Commencement Address on May 18.

Spring Break Alternative
Students forego tradition on U.S., foreign service & study trips.

Engaging the Millennials
Randall Professor says a ‘graying’ Catholic Church needs to evangelize young adults.

Service Across Borders
Students in service-learning courses travel abroad with extra intercultural preparation, reflect on the experience upon return.

Celebrating Aquinas
Feast day marked with annual lecture, book awards, and post-Mass bash.

Networking Night
Alumni, students build professional connections at annual event.

Long Shot
One-armed basketball player Kevin Laue describes his path to Division I team thanks to those who helped him along the way.

Civil Rights Beacons
Fifty-plus years later, Freedom Riders recount their stories to PC audience.

Propelled by YouTube
Biologist, students analyze videos of flying, swimming animals to define universal rules for bending.

Shaping Values
At School of Business conference, students consider their values as leaders.

Art of Science
Scientists’ research images reexamined, celebrated as art.

These Shining Lives
Guest artists, students work together on These Shining Lives production.

National Ambitions
With Northeast crown in tow, PC students aim for U.S. Ethics Bowl title.

Taking the Lead
PC students direct leadership workshop for high schoolers.

Live from PC!
Students join live radio broadcast of “The Catholic Guy” on SiriusXM.

A Day On for MLK
Students mark King holiday by working with neighbors to clean community.

Freedom Riders
Three civil rights workers will present annual MLK Lecture.

Winter Service
Students spend final vacation days serving others at home and abroad.

‘The Catholic Guy’ Live
Lino Rulli to broadcast his SiriusXM radio show live from campus.​

MLK’s Legacy
Students consider the civil rights leader’s legacy while performing community service in Smith Hill.

Architectural Award
Ruane Center receives national design award.

Arts Walk
PC’s new arts district boasts features to support learning, aesthetics.

Heavenly Work
Vatican astronomer Rev. Christopher J. Corbally, S.J. explains his mission.

A New Generation
Alumni, children learn how to navigate the college admission process on Legacy Admission Information Day.

Finish Line
PC student-athletes help girls complete 5K.

International Ethics
Elizabeth Jennes ’14 selected for business ethics conference in Belgium.

A Zest for Life
Wheelchair can’t slow Francisco Oller ’16, who wants to motivate others.

Engaged in Science
Dr. Yinsheng Wan uses grant to teach lab skills to high schoolers.

Seeing Stars
President of the Vatican’s National Committee for Astronomy will present the St. Albert the Great Lecture.

College Scholars
More than 100 students join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Student Investment
Santander Bank renews grants agreement with PC for 7 years.

On the Run
More than 100 student-athletes to volunteer at 5K for preteen girls.

Honors Program Message
The lessons of Western Civilization last throughout life, Katherine Helming ’09 says.

Beloved Priest & Professor
Rev. James A. Driscoll, O.P. ’51, retired theology professor, dies.

The Perfect Speaker
Dick Hoyt, who runs marathons with his disabled son, headlines Freshman Family Weekend.

Walk to Remember
Michelle La France ’14 organizes Alzheimer’s fundraiser in honor of her father.

Running for a Cause
Fourth annual Friar 5K raises $12,000 for student scholarships.

McCullough’s Advice
Study liberal arts ‘with your whole heart and soul — you won’t regret it.’

Pope Francis’ Mission
Professor says the pope is moving the Church away from centralized authority in Rome.

Mission and Ministry
Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P. named new vice president for Mission and Ministry.

Be Prepared
PC hosts FEMA for regional conference.

The Portly President
Dr. Deborah Levine’s research into William H. Taft’s diet draws national attention.

Honors for honor society
Political Science honor society recognized with “Best Chapter” award.

The Master Visits
Rev. Bruno Cadoré, O.P., head of Dominicans worldwide, visits PC.

Math Camp
PC’s professor’s syllabus adds up to enrichment for high school students.

A Ceremony for the Ages
Michael Ruane '71 honored, David McCullough speaks at Ruane Center dedication.

A Jump on Jobs
More than 1,000 students turn out for Fall Career and Graduate School Fair.

‘New Pope, Old Problem’
Rev. Paul Philibert to present Randall lecture on October 10.

Top Posts in D.C.
Two with PC connections named to top posts at Dominican House of Studies.

Impact of the March
Scholars reflect on the legacy of the March on Washington.

Crossing Borders
ROTC cadets travel abroad to learn from other militaries.

Remembering 9/11
Family of victim Matthew Sellitto endows four-year scholarship at PC.

Summer Research
Undergraduates conduct research, thanks to College-funded grant program

School Year Begins
Academic Convocation explores themes of diversity, community.

Faith at Work
FaithWorks gives incoming freshmen an early introduction to PC, Providence through service.

Welcome, Freshmen!
The Class of 2017 arrives amid a sea of changes.

Aquinas Arrives
St. Thomas Aquinas statue graces new Ruane Center for the Humanities.

Alumni News and information

The Cowl, the student newspaper for Providence College

Friars Athletics News

Media Room- Information for the News Media

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity