Centennial Celebrations

Take a look at videos, photos, stories, and social media from events during the College’s centennial year.

Rev. James Martin, S.J. discusses the dual natures of Jesus

Cardinal Dolan praises John Paul II’s role in advancing Catholic-Jewish relations

New Student Family Weekend photo gallery

Harkins Hall Cake

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses the qualities of presidential leadership

The Celebration of the Century, captured on social media

Friar 5K social media

The Harkins Hall cake

Master storyteller Mike Leonard ’70 creates a centennial film about Providence College

Academic Convocation Day on social media

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Centennial Stories

Milestones big and small mark Providence College’s first century, but some things remained constant — strong leadership, academic excellence, and a community built on faith that celebrates success and perseveres through tragedy. Here’s a look at some moments from those first 100 years.

LEGACY IN FRIARTOWN: Bryan Donovan ’20 and Drew Ford ’20 share their unique perspective on the 1986-87 Friars  

The Blizzard of 1978

The legacy of athletic trainer Mal Brown ’33

Remembering the Aquinas fire

Vatican conference, Urbano’s resolve lead to Jewish-Catholic series 

College’s ROTC develops character, leaders dedicated to serving nation   

The Veridames: ‘The Ladies of Truth at Providence College’ 

SCE changing lives for 100 years and counting  

Maureen Corcoran ’79 and her family story

The Establishment and Naming of Providence College

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Humanities Forum: The Seventh Seal

Thursday, March 16, 20177 p.m.
Location: Guzman 250

A screening and discussion of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal Hosted by Raphael Shargel, Associate Professor of English, Providence College A knight returning home from…

Centennial Presidential Speaker Series: Panel Presentation on Global Health and Human Rights

Thursday, March 16, 20174 p.m.
Location: Ruane 105

Join us for this panel discussion featuring three renowned experts on pressing global health matters including the role of scientific research, planning for the management…

Theological Exchange between Catholics and Jews

Wednesday, March 22, 20177 p.m.
Location: Aquinas Lounge

NOSTRA AETATE 50 YEARS LATER The Future of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue: How Global, Internal, and Interfaith Dynamics Will Shape the Road Ahead Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

St. Joseph Lecture: Dr. Massimo Faggioli

Friday, March 24, 20174 p.m.
Location: Aquinas Lounge

Dr. Massimo Faggioli is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. A contributing editor to Commonweal, Dr. Faggioli is…

Humanities Forum: David K. O’Connor

Friday, March 24, 20173 p.m.
Location: Ruane 105

Fear of Fecundity and the Roots of the Modern World David K. O’Connor, Associate Professor of Philosophy, the University of Notre Dame An expert on…

Inaugural Lavoie Lecture: Dr. W. Eddie Martucci ’04

Tuesday, March 28, 20175 p.m.
Location: Ruane LL05

The inaugural Lavoie Lecture features Dr. W. Eddie Martucci ’04, co-founder and CEO at Akili Interactive Labs and vice president at PureTech Ventures. Could That

Jewish History of PC, 1917-1965

Thursday, March 30, 20174:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

“Sons of Providence: The Jewish History of Providence College, 1917-1965” In an era of anti-Semitism and quotas that limited the number of Jews admitted to…

Delasanta Lecture: Dr. Peter John Kreeft

Thursday, April 6, 20177 p.m.
Location: Fiondella Great Room

Dr. Peter John Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College and one of the world’s foremost Christian apologetics, will present the annual Delasanta Lecture, sponsored…

Humanities Forum: Plato Conference

Friday, April 7, 20176 p.m.
Location: Ruane Center for the Humanities

A conference on the subject of Plato, organized by Dr. Colin King of the Providence College Department of Philosophy, in collaboration with colleagues from Brown…

Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Friday, April 7, 20178 p.m.
Location: Angell Blackfriars Theatre in the Smith Center for the Arts

INTO THE WOODS Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine April 7-9, 21-23 Fridays, Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 2 PM…