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Friar T.I.E.S. Events in January

The Empty Nest Stage
Assessment and realignment
6 p.m. ET | Tuesday, Jan. 19

Whether your “nest” is a physical home empty of grown children, or one that is slowly emptying of the stresses that come with a mortgage and full-time work, money matters now more than ever. Our financial and legal experts will address tax planning, long-term care insurance, complete estate and financial plans, and philanthropic giving. 

Featured panelists:

  • Kathleen Entwistle ’87, ’15P, ’17P CFP®, CDFA®, private wealth advisor, managing director, Entwistle Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management Read bio >
  • Deborah DiNardo, Esq. 78, Orson & Brusini Ltd. Read bio >
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InstaFriar Takeover: Colleen Hayes ’13
Throughout the week of Jan. 19

Colleen Hayes ’13, yogi guru and CEO of Prezence, a digital mindfulness company, took over the Providence College alumni Instagram story  to provide you with tips on how to have healthier connections in the new year.

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Capital Area Alumni Club Nonprofit and Government Career Panel
7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, Jan. 26

Connect with Providence College alumni in Washington, D.C., during a virtual career panel discussion covering nonprofits in D.C. as well as government and Capitol Hill.

This is an opportunity for Friars to network and learn from fellow alumni about their experiences. The two offerings, Nonprofits and Government/Capitol Hill, will be facilitated by separate panels of alumni in Zoom breakout rooms.

Please indicate which industry you would like to begin with (you’ll be given the opportunity to switch to the other one midway through).

Nonprofit Panelists
Megan Bennett 10 – Policy Advisor, Aspen Institute’s Education and Society Program
Vera Cardinale 96 – Director of Training and Education, Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research (APTR)
Kathy LoBuglio 89 – Vice President of Donor Relations, Care Net
Sheila Way 91 – Human Resources Director, American University

Government/Capitol Hill Panelists
Christine Bagley 06 – Program Analyst, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Department of State
Mike Killoy 10 – Attorney Advisor, Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance
Rachel Mairella 08 – Financial Clerk, US Senate Homeland Security Committee
Daniel Meade 95 – Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo (formerly with House Financial Services Committee)

PC Alumni Book Club Discussion with Sean Holley ’84
7 p.m. ET | Thursday, Jan. 28

The Alumni Book Club selection for January is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, the PEN/Hemingway award winner for 2017. The novel follows the descendants of two half-sisters from 18th-century Ghana to the present day. Sean Holley ’84 will lead the discussion.

This discussion is part of a series of events celebrating Black History Month.

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Listen up: Dr. Alexandria Caple — Giving Shots a Shot

As Americans are starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, surveys show that some don’t trust that it will be safe or effective. On this episode of the PC Podcast, hear from Dr. Alexandria Caple, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on methods for misinformation correction — people who have false beliefs, and how to change their minds. Although Caple’s studies focus on people’s concerns about common childhood vaccinations, her findings have implications for our current situation as well.

Listen up: Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. 20G — God’s providence in a pandemic

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. 20G planned to spend a sabbatical year at the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines. However, after the country locked down while he was visiting over spring break, the professor of biology and of theology started working on COVID disease modeling for metro Manila. Father Nic discusses this unexpected foray into public health for a country with limited resources, his PC grant to develop an oral COVID vaccine, and how PC student researchers have contributed to his projects. He also addressed theological questions about the nature of the pandemic and the meaning of the suffering it has caused and his experience finishing his MBA virtually from another time zone.

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