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.
2013 Cybersecurity Symposium, May 2, 2013
Join URI President David M. Dooley, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Congressman James R. Langevin, and URI Vice President for Research and Economic Development Peter Alfonso along with federal, state, industry, and URI cybersecurity and digital forensics experts for the 2013 Cybersecurity Symposium. URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Ryan Auditorium, Kingston Campus.
2013 Excellence Awards Ceremony, May 14, 2013
URI President David M. Dooley, URI Foundation President Michael Smith, URI Research Foundation, and URI Division of Research and Economic Development Vice President Peter Alfonso cordially invite you to attend the 2013 Excellence Awards Ceremony recognizing outstanding individuals at the University of Rhode Island. Agnes G. Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall. Light refreshments.
Alumni Center Boardroom Named for Robert M. Beagle, May 16, 2013
President David M. Dooley cordially invites you to a dedication to honor Robert M. Beagle, URI's longest-running vice president, for his 21 years of outstanding service. The event will be held in the URI Alumni Center, Kingston Campus.
Class of 2013 Commencement, May 18–19, 2013
With the wail of a single bagpipe from the front of the procession, the calls of the University's Color Guard, the triumphant trumpets and roll of the drums, the soft sounds of thousands of footsteps encircling and crossing the quadrangle, all ringed by the resonant cheers and applause of families and friends; The University of Rhode Island's 127th Commencement will soon be under way...
Grapes and Grain, June 8, 2013
Benefitting URI Women's Athletics. Carolyn Rafaelian,Designer, Alex and Ani, and Honorary Chair, with lead support from Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards, Alex and Ani, and Teas and Javas. Hosted by Lynn Baker-Dooley and the Friends of Women's Athletics.
Pharmacy Courtyard and Medicinal Garden Grand Opening, April 26, 2013
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the new College of Pharmacy Courtyard and the rededication of the Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Medicinal Garden. URI College of Pharmacy, Kingston Campus
Research and innovation Showcase, April 10, 2013
Important research being conducted at the university featured examples of the best scholarly and creative work within URI’s eight major academic units. The showcase included efforts in commercializing products stemming from research and stimulate collaboration across disciplines on campus and with the business community in the region. Memorial Union Ballroom, URI Kingston Campus
The Father, the Son, and the Sacred System: Making Sense of North Korea, April 3, 2013
A lecture by Friedrich Löhr, former German Ambassador to North Korea, URI Distinguished International Visiting Scholar and Distinguished Max Kade Visitor. Lippitt Hall Auditorium, URI Kingston Campus.
Abu Bakr Retirement Celebration, April 2, 2013
A celebration in honor of Abu Bakr, who retired after 36 years of dedicated service to the University of Rhode Island. U-Club, Kingston Campus. Sponsored by the President’s Office.
The Arts and Humanities in the New Economy, March 27, 2013
Keynote Speaker James Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about the future of literature, philosophy, history, languages, religion, and the arts in a science-centered world. His keynote address celebrated the Third Annual Spring Humanities Festival.
2013 Spring Humanities Festival Events, March 27–28
Events included faculty talks, alumni panel discussions, and two performance events: Triple Decker, a musical featuring storytellers Valerie Tutson and Marc Levitt, and a concert by Grammy Award-winning singer Bill Harley.
Aging and Health Week, March 18-22, 2013
Aging and Health in Rhode Island: Challenges and Opportunities; Generation Swap 2013, "Transforming Community: The Art of Active Aging"; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Annual Meeting; Aging and Health: A New Initiative at URI,
Miss Representation, March 19, 2013
College of Human Science and Services Speaker Series. As part of Women's History Month, HSS presented: Miss Representation, a documentary film about women, power, and the media by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The screening followed by a panel discussion.
"How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk or Jerkette", March 1, 2013
College of Human Science and Services Speaker Series. A talk by author and relationship expert John Van Epp, Ph.D., president and founder of Love Thinks, LLC. Center for Biotechnology and Life Science, URI Kingston Campus.Sponsored by the Heditsian Family Endowment for Life Partner and Preparation
Charles Ogletree Lecture and Book Signing, February 5, 2013
URI celebrated Black History Month with a lecture and book signing inaugurating URI's newly endowed Marlen Bodden Africana Studies Lecture. Memorial Union Ballroom,Kingston campus.
2013 RINLA Winter Meeting and Expo, January 16-17, 2013
Resilient Thinking: Ideas…Opportunities…Solutions to thrive and stay at the forefront of change. Held at the University of Rhode Island Center for Biological and Life Sciences Building (CBLS), Kingston Campus. See Photos...
Celebration of International Student Life, November 15, 2012
Celebrating the vibrant culture of URI International Student Life. Meeting international students, alumni, and study-abroad students whose life experiences have been enriched by international study Memorial Union Atriums. See Photos...
See photos from the Celebration of Internatinoal Student Life, November 15, 2012.
Distinguished Achievement Awards
October 27, 2012. The Seventh Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards honors those who personify URI’s tradition of excellence in achievement, leadership, and service.
If you missed the URI College of Pharmacy new building ribbon cutting on September 4, watch it here.
Diana M. Blanda, CMP, CMM, Director
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