News from URI
    APRIL 24, 2014    

BadgeFrom the President’s Office
A letter to the URI community on moving forward with plan to arm campus police

ChairsWriters Rejoice!
Ocean State Summer Writing Conference returns to URI June 19-21

HabitatHangout with Habitat for Humanity
Lynn Baker-Dooley, South County Habitat for Humanity, and URI student volunteers discuss Home for a Hero project during Google+ Hangout, April 30

ScholarsBlack Scholars Honored
University of Rhode Island honors seniors at 17th annual Black Scholar Awards

BlancoRecognizing True Distinction
Commencement 2014: URI to award honorary degrees to four distinguished leaders


The New York Times
April 21
An Indian From India Photographs Both – photo gallery and interview with Professor Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

April 14
Why Babies Cry at Night – featuring quotes from professor Holly Dunsworth

The Providence Journal
April 12
Filmmaker and URI Professor Moore says her short films often give voice to the voiceless

The Providence Journal
April 11
URI’s new $2.5-million Ryan Family Student Athlete Center officially opens

April 10
Titanic founder: Search crews are close – interview with URI’s Robert Ballard about search for flight 370

WPRI Eyewitness News
April 10
Residents, military discuss greener marine industry – a two-day conference aimed at discussing efforts to make boats of all kinds greener, wrapped up at URI

Pints and Pretzels at Harpoon Brewery
May 8
Come to Boston for our after-work Massachusetts Chapter Event; we provide the pretzels, you pay for the pints, and everyone’s happy.

Commencement Weekend Legacy Family Brunch
May 17
Our annual Commencement Weekend brunch is a great tradition for legacy families. Graduating legacy seniors and their families are all invited.

Grapes & GrainAn Evening of Grapes & Grain
June 7
Fine wines, specialty beers, tantalizing food tastings, and a stellar silent auction—join us on the lawn of the President’s house for this signature annual fundraiser.

May Reunions
The Class of 1964 celebrates its 50th reunion during Commencement Weekend, May 16–18; and Golden Graduates, who graduated more than 50 years ago, celebrate their reunions May 30–31. Come one, come all!

Link In!
June 9
No putts about it—this year’s Alumni Association | Liberty Mutual Alumni Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever!



Digging into Diversity
URI launches construction of LGBTQ Center

Chicago Video

URI Theatre Presents: All That Jazz, April 24–27. Read about the production in the Westerly Sun


April 29 Lecture: “Democracy at Work: A Crisis Economy Needs New Solutions,” by Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, UMass-Amherst

May 1 Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry

May 2 SuperDogs “Wild Wild Woof!” Show

May 5 Groundbreaking: New Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences

May 13 URI East Farm Spring Festival


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