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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!
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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

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Episodes

Resilience and Academic Resilience at PC - Dr. Mary O'Keeffe

9/16/2019
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Nearly every one of us exhibits resilience from time to time. Dr. Mary O’Keeffe, associate professor of psychology, has had a special interest in building resilience for decades — partly because it is so important to the mental health and well-being of students. Join us as O’Keeffe discusses how she has incorporated resilience into courses and helped initiate a curriculum-based academic resilience faculty fellowship program supported by Chris Riccobono ’01 and his wife, Amy Parillo ’03.

Duration:00:26:16

Rev. Adam Young ’06 - 'Worst Cooks In America'

9/9/2019
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Meet Rev. Adam Young ’06, a competitor on the current season of “Worst Cooks in America” on the Food Network. Father Adam, the pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Cranston, R.I., jokes that God must forsake him in the kitchen, because he’s so bad at cooking. Learn how he will use the $25,000 prize if he wins and how food factors into the Church’s ministry.

Duration:00:15:09

Sarah Kirchner ’21: Newly published, and rightfully proud

9/3/2019
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Meet Sarah Kirchner ’21, newly published author and creative writing enthusiast. An English/creative writing and art history double major, Kirchner wrote Try and Catch Me (Typewriter Pub, 2019), a young adult fiction work that was published in June. Her sustained flair for creativity, her satisfaction in organizing and writing thoughts and stories, and her elation over discovering a passion for art history while at PC are abundantly apparent in this conversation.

Duration:00:14:51

Re-broadcast - The state of the humanities at PC

8/26/2019
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As the fall semester starts, revisit our episode with Dr. Raymond Hain on the humanities at PC. At Providence College, the humanities are an integral and flourishing element of the liberal arts experience; in some ways, they draw in the entire College community. In this podcast episode, Dr. Raymond Hain, associate professor of philosophy and associate director of the Humanities Program, discusses the interdisciplinary nature of the humanities, the significance of the Ruane Center for the...

Duration:00:27:56

Called to serve - Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. '98

8/19/2019
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Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 provides both insight and humor in this wide-ranging interview that covers Father’s own faith journey, his work as PC’s vice president for mission and ministry, and his newest vocation – chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Father James offers perspectives on the faith community among PC’s students, the personal reasons why service as a Navy chaplain is so important to him, and – with his trademark sense of humor – the factors and influences that brought him to PC...

Duration:00:56:44

Life-saving research with Dr. Kathleen Cornely and R. Seth Pinches ’16

8/12/2019
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Dr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry for 25 years, and her former student, R. Seth Pinches ’16, reunite in this episode of the Providence College Podcast to discuss their role in research that saved the life of a 17-year-old woman in England. Cornely and her students collect and isolate phages, viruses commonly found in the environment that show promise for treating drug-resistant infections.

Duration:00:25:55

Madeleine Veith ’16 – Christ in the City

8/5/2019
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Madeleine Veith ’16 spent the last two years in Denver, Colo., as a missionary for Christ in the City, a Catholic non-profit dedicated to preparing young people to know, love, and serve the poor. Veith discusses the goals of this street ministry and how she grew from the experience, as well as how her PC experience prepared her for these years of service.

Duration:00:20:42

PACT maintains mission control

7/29/2019
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Nearly 20 years after its formation, the College’s Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers program continues to excel in its mission of preparing educators to contribute to the enrichment of Catholic schools. The two-year teacher education program, which boasts more than 300 graduates, includes principals, assistant principals, and even alumni in religious formation among its ranks. Listen in as Dr. Michael T. O’Connor, PACT director, discusses success stories, training and support for...

Duration:00:36:45

The state of the humanities at PC

7/22/2019
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At Providence College, the humanities are an integral and flourishing element of the liberal arts experience; in some ways, they draw in the entire College community. In this podcast episode, Dr. Raymond Hain, associate professor of philosophy and associate director of the Humanities Program, discusses the interdisciplinary nature of the humanities, the significance of the Ruane Center for the Humanities, and programs like the Humanities Forum and the Humanities Reading Seminar.

Duration:00:27:56

Dr. Theresa Moreau — To the Moon and Beyond

7/15/2019
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As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing approaches, we talk with Dr. Theresa Moreau, assistant professor of physics, about PC’s affiliation with the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium. She discussed how the grant has funded undergraduate research at the College, as well as the value of hands-on fabrication experience for a budding engineer.

Duration:00:20:23

Father David Orique - Dominican History

7/8/2019
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This week’s guest is Rev. David T. Orique, O.P., a member of the Providence College history faculty and Director of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Father Orique, who grew up in a California agricultural community and worked in banking before becoming a Dominican, shares the story of his personal journey, along with insights about Dominican history and scholarship and some of his favorite things about living in New England. The interview begins with discussion of two July academic...

Duration:00:29:10

What’s Brewing at PC — Dr. Jay Pike and Alex Ventouris ’20

7/1/2019
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Dr. Jay Pike, assistant professor of chemistry at PC, has been home brewing since his graduate school days. Now he and research students, such as biology major Alex Ventouris ’20, are studying how to decrease some of the organic compounds that create off-flavors in beer. Pike also discusses his course, The Scientific Chef, and some tips for enjoying beer at home.

Duration:00:36:03

Friar Foundations: A journey unfolds

6/23/2019
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Friar Foundations, a summer bridge program for incoming students, enters its sixth year this July. The program’s first and only director, Kaitlyn O’Malley, associate director of academic services, says she is gratified to “watch the journey, watch the development” of up to 25 students each summer. In this episode, she joins graduate assistant Tyre Richards ’19, a former participant and two-year mentor in Friar Foundations, in discussing the educational, social, and personal rewards of a...

Duration:00:22:57

‘Going Yard’ with landscaper & media personality Chris Lambton ’99

6/17/2019
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Yards are important social and recreational gathering places for families and friends. Chris Lambton ’99 understands that better than most people. The professional landscaper, media personality, and lifestyle expert craves working in and transforming yards, bringing smiles to property owners throughout Cape Cod. A star with his wife, Peyton, on HGTV’s Going Yard and a host of two DIY Networks shows, Lambton discusses the joys of reality show and “real life” landscaping, creating sustainable...

Duration:00:20:07

Sister Larraine Lauter, O.S.U. ‘19Hon. — Water with Blessings

6/10/2019
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Sister Larraine Lauter, O.S.U. ’19Hon. has a lot to celebrate this year. She was honored at PC’s Commencement for work with her Kentucky-based organization, Water With Blessings, which has distributed more than 96,000 water filters to hundreds of thousands of families in 47 countries. In this episode, Sister Larraine discusses the organization’s successes in the fight to rid Haiti of cholera and other achievements of her 40 years as an Ursuline sister.

Duration:00:43:50

Re-Broadcast - Dan Devine ’04 on All Things NBA and Writing

6/3/2019
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Dan Devine ’04, staff writer for The Ringer, is long on analysis and opinion and short on sleep as the NBA finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors unfold. Devine, who has covered the NBA for a decade, joined us on the podcast as the 2018-19 season was starting.

Duration:00:38:01

Neal Ferreira ’02: Where song and passion merge

5/27/2019
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His rich, powerful voice has elevated the concert sounds of opera companies and symphonies from all over the United States. He’s sung at Tanglewood and at Boston’s Symphony Hall. He’s as comfortable singing masterpieces from Mozart and Beethoven as he is vocalizing contemporary compositions like Brother Nat. And oftentimes, he’s singing in a foreign language. The passion for singing only grows deeper and more fulfilling with every score for tenor and opera singer Neal Ferreira ’02. His...

Duration:00:57:10

Commencement 2019

5/20/2019
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Providence College awarded degrees to the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence. The commencement ceremony capped a series of weekend events, and we are pleased today to present some of the highlights. 1:00 We begin at Saturday’s Academic Awards Ceremony, where Professor Ted Andrews provided greetings from the faculty. A 2001 PC graduate, Professor Andrews is an associate professor in the Department of History and Classics. He was recently...

Duration:00:58:38

Marta Martínez '79 & '19Hon. — Rhode Island’s Latino voices

5/13/2019
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In this podcast, we talk with Marta Martínez ’79, the founder and executive director of Rhode Island Latino Arts. An oral historian and nonprofit leader who has chronicled the stories of Latinos who settled in Rhode Island, Martínez will receive an honorary degree at Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2019. The Texas native shared her memories of her undergraduate days and of helping young people, including PC students, become historians in their communities.

Duration:00:29:27

Theatre program spotlight glowing

5/6/2019
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Like the proverbial curtain, the reputation of the College’s theatre program is rising. PC students are annually winning awards and being recognized at the regional and national levels of the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival competitions. Nearly three-dozen students are studying theatre as majors or minors, and dozens more are involved in acting and myriad behind-the-scenes roles in mainstage productions. In this episode, James “Jimmy” Calitri, associate professor...

Duration:00:33:35