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!
Wordplay: Theater for the Ear and the Imagination
TThis week, listen to something completely different on the Providence College Podcast. Enjoy this episode of Wordplay, a podcast that will feature short audio plays and monologues that reflect the dignity and spiritual nature of the human person. Rev. Matthew Powell, O.P., associate professor emeritus of theatre, directs these comedies and dramas. Michael Joseph '90 and Kate Marks '90, a married couple, star in this production of The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain, which explores what it would have been like if the first man and first woman had kept diaries.
Dr. Zophia Edwards - 25 Years of Black Studies at PC
The Black Studies Program at Providence College is celebrating its 25th year. The program, which offers the Black studies minor, credits its founding to student activists and their faculty allies — forebears of students fighting for equity and justice in and beyond the campus community today. Dr. Zophia Edwards, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Black Studies Program, joins the podcast to discuss the history of the program, the origins of Black studies as a distinct field, student activism, and the future of Black studies at PC. Listen to the end to hear Dr. Edwards — an exemplar of interdisciplinarity — describe her journey from undergraduate studies in astrophysics to a professorship in sociology and a focus on Black studies.
Daniel Rooney ’21 and Dr. Jeffrey Johnson - Student Researcher Raises the Buford
For a researcher, there are few feelings more rewarding than discovering the source for which you’ve been searching. For American Studies major Daniel Rooney ’21, this source was the key to unlocking the stories of more than 200 political radicals deported from the United States aboard the US Army Transport Buford in 1919 and the families they left behind. Rooney’s findings form a chapter in a forthcoming book. In this episode, Rooney and his advisor, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, professor of history, tell the tragic story of the Buford and take us into the trenches of academic research and publishing where their work continues.
Shannon Rafferty Sullivan '00 — Social work to hospital president
Many people have found themselves doing unexpected things due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Shannon Rafferty Sullivan's list of accomplishments in 2020 was pretty impressive. The social work major and member of the Class of 2000 was named president and chief operating officer for Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, and she oversaw the transformation of a suburban office building into one of Rhode Island's field hospitals in just 23 days. Sullivan described how her career evolved from clinical social work to operations and the classes and professors at Providence College that inspire her today.
Hillbilly Thomists - Rev. Justin Bolger, O.P. and Rev. Peter Gautsch, O.P.
Meet Rev. Justin Bolger, O.P. and Rev. Peter Gautsch, O.P. — friars, chaplains, bluegrass artists. They’re members of the Hillbilly Thomists, a bluegrass band of Dominican friars that just dropped its second album on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Hear from Father Justin and Father Peter, learn about bluegrass history, and listen to selections from the new album, “Living For the Other Side,” in this special, musical episode of Providence College Podcast. Pairs well with bourbon.
Tim Hassett-Salley '81: A man of many talents
Over the four decades since he graduated from PC, Tim Hassett-Salley '81 put both his majors to good use. The psychology and music double major is a psychotherapist, an executive in the workers' compensation and disability management industry, and also plays in a band. The Plymouth, Mass., resident recently published a novel, Two Strikes and You're Out, which draws on some of his experiences as a therapist, and includes a song he composed for the book.
Link to his webpage: https://www.timhassett-salley.com/
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First post- great!
First post was great! Interesting for alumni as well as prospective students.