THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROGRAMMING AND SPECIAL EVENTS produces events that showcase our many outstanding programs, faculty, alumni, and facilities. We welcome you to participate in the variety of cultural, athletic, recreational, and academic offerings.
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S QUR’AN
ISLAM and the FOUNDERS
Denise A. Spellberg, author and keynote speaker
Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an provides a timely look at the ideals that existed in our country’s creation and their fundamental implications for our present and future.
April 7, 2014, 4 p.m.
Agnes G. Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston Campus
Parking behind Visitors Center across from Swan Hall
Book signing to follow. Learn more.
Black History Month
February 3 Earl Graves Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise magazine; “African-Americans and Economic Development”
February 10 Bob Dilworth “Reframed, Revisited, and Reconstructed,” mixed media paintings
February 17 Anne C. Bailey, professor of Africana Studies, SUNY, Binghamton; author of African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade
February 19 Mike Costa, filmmaker; screening of Proud to be Cape Verdean
February 24 Panel discussion: URI faculty and administrators discuss the impact of African-American incarceration on society
February 25 Spirituals: URI students perform African-American spirituals and read poetry/slave narratives
2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards & Gala
Friday, October 25, 2013 President David M. Dooley, Provost Donald H. DeHayes, and the college deans hosted the University of Rhode Island's Eighth Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards & Gala. The gala was held at the Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island.The Distinguished Achievement Awards honor those who personify URI’s tradition of excellence in achievement, leadership, and service. See photos!
SAVE THE DATE!
GRAPES & GRAIN
JUNE 7, 2014
University of Rhode Island
President’s House Lawn
56 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Benefitting URI Women's Athletics
Diana M. Blanda, CMP, CMM, Director
Public Programming and Special Events
73 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881