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SAAHP Career Investment Program tops $1 million in support for student interns

More than $1 million in funding for student internships has been provided since 2012/13 through SAAHP’s Career Investment Program, supporting students working in more than 100 firms and organizations in the US. This includes:

$1,072,887  in discipline-based support for SAAHP undergraduate and graduate student internships and assistantships in 472 placements

$454,401 is Federal Workstudy support for SAAHP undergraduates in 253 placements.  This is US Government funding being...

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McMillans at yearlong MASS MoCA exhibition “Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder”

The title of MASS MOCA’s exhibition from May 2016-April 2017, “Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder”, co-curated by Denise Markonish and Sean Foley, is inspired by novelist Ray Bradbury’s idea “…you remain invested in your inner child by exploding every day. You don’t worry about the future, you don’t worry about the past—you just explode.” The exhibition includes new and existing works by 23 international artists, including RWU’s...

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RWU hosts NTHP/NDC Historic Real Estate Finance Training Seminar

Roger Williams University hosted a weeklong National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) / National Development Council (NDC) Historic Real Estate Finance Training Seminar from June 6-10 at the Providence Campus, sponsored by the 1772 Foundation. The seminars offer unique training opportunities for preservation professionals, advocates and those working on historic real estate projects. The high-level, fast-pace...

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Austin Scott wins top student award, 2nd place overall, in International Obama Presidential Center Competition

In an international competition for the Obama Presidential Library co-sponsored by Archbazar, Built Works, Cannon Design, AIA Chicago, Dwell on Design, Green Apple Campus, Autodeks and Forum 8, RWU M.Arch. student Austin Scott has placed 2nd overall out of more than 425 entries, and was top student in the competition. The competition is a unique, non-binding competition that parallels the ongoing real contest for the Obama Presidential Library recently...

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Tremco sponsors AIA RI Education Expo on Sustainable Preservation

AIA Rhode Island and RWU’s collaboration with Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance on the AIA Rhode Island Education Expo continued for a 2nd consecutive year, held in a daylong program at RWU’s Richard L. Bready Sailing Center and the DF Pray Lecture Theater at the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.  The conference theme, “Built to Last: the Crossroads Between Sustainability and Historic Preservation” explored the world of...

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Brazil students achieve US internships in the Art and Architecture

Three Architecture students who attended RWU in 2015/16 as part of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) are completing paid internships in the US this summer, through SAAHP’s Career Investment Program. Marian Rosa Van Bodegraven is working with artists Megan and Murray...

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Taylor Messier named Academic All-American

Taylor Messier, BS’16, has been named an Academic All American for her academic and athletic achievements in Architecture and softball. Messier will attend RWU’s Master of Architecture program beginning Fall 2016.

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RWU AIAS Chapter featured at AIAS Grassroots National Conference

RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students chapter (RWU AIAS) Freedom by Design Project “Garden of Hope” was featured in a short documentary film at the annual Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  The film was produced to inaugurate the partnership between AIAS National and the National Council of Architectural Accrediting Boards (NCARB) to support the Freedom by Design service component of the AIAS. 

The project had previously been recognized with an award for best project in the country (over $10,000), and was designed...

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RWU Architecture undergraduates attend top US graduate schools in Fall 2016

50 of RWU’s 71 2016 BS in Architecture graduates are attending Master of Architecture programs across the country this Fall. More than 40 are continuing onto RWU’s M.Arch. program, with others attending the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan, ...

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Pavlides leads EDRA symposium with RWU students Postian, Droogan, RIC and Manitoba colleagues

Professor of Architecture Eleftherios Pavlides PhD, AIA, organized a half day symposium at the International Environmental Design Research Association Conference EDRA47 in Raleigh on May 18 2016 entitled “A Case Study of Innovative Health Policy, Requiring Architectural Innovation, Based on Innovative Ethnographic Methods as a Paradigm for Shifting Towards Research Translation”. The symposium included the following presentations:  

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Wells participates in Brazil, Canada, US in Spring 2016 conferences

Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells was involved in Spring 2016 scholarly collaborations in Canada, the US and Brazil, upon returning from his Fall 2015 Fulbright Scholar semester at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Wells presented:

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Rich featured in 4 summer exhibitions in Providence, Nantucket

Professor of Art Michael Rich’s work is being featured in several exhibitions in Summer 2016 in Providence and Nantucket:

  • New, recent large scale paintings at the Providence Art Club Atrium Gallery
  • Paintings at the Artists Association of Nantucket Annual Gala and Auction
  • Paintings, drawings and prints as part of the...
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Barker, White part of Catalyzing Newport Local Action Team

2001 Historic Preservation alumna Melissa Barker and Dean Stephen White participated as part of the Local Action Team in Catalyzing Newport’s June events, involving projecting two generations forward to the RI city’s Mayor’s Office 2061.  The June session was led by Catalyst-in-Residence Jake Dunagan.

Catalyzing Newport is a three-year exploratory initiative supported by the...

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20th annual Summer Academy in Architecture hosts HS students

RWU’s Summer Academy in Architecture is being offered this July for the 20th consecutive year.  21 students from 8 states enrolled, including several receiving scholarship support for their perspectives on diversity. The program was established in 1997 initially as a non-credit program, and led by Greg Laramie, who is now Associate Dean. Since 2013 the Summer Academy has offered 3 college credits, and is led by Adjunct Faculty member...

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Emerging Artist Program enters 5th year in Summer 2016

5 students from Mt. Hope High School are participating in RWU Art coursework in Summer 2016, beginning the fifth year of this partnership with the Town of Bristol. Mt. Hope students are able to enroll in first year coursework in drawing, figure drawing, photography and sculpture in Fall, Winter, Spring. Lilya Krys-Burhoe is teaching this Summer 2016.

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