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  • October 8th, 2015
    RWU Law's "Cybersecurity Symposium": Free & Open to Campus Community — Just Register by Monday, Oct 12!

    Ready or not, the age of cybersecurity is upon us: from the massive recent hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to almost daily data breaches at well-known companies such as Target and Anthem, to Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the National Security Agency. Learn how top policymakers, legal and security experts are responding at RWU Law’s “Cybersecurity + Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge” symposium, on Friday, October 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

    Current students at RWU and RWU Law and other area colleges may attend the symposium for FREE (regular admission is $50), but hurry: you must register by Monday, October 12. Visit to learn more and register!

    Participants will encompass prominent experts from government, academia and the private sector, including: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin (National Security Division), the Hon. William E. Smith, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Hon. Patricia A. Sullivan, U.S. Magistrate for the District of Rhode Island, Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel at Google, Linn Foster Freedman, data privacy and security law expert at Robinson+Cole, and many others!

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  • October 7th, 2015
    Grant Writing Workshop for Faculty & Administrators

    Interested in applying for federal, state, or foundation grants but don’t know where to start? Have a great research or program idea and want to explore how to write a grant for external funding? Join us for a Grant Writing Workshop for faculty and administrators presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 20 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in SE 115 and Wednesday, October 21 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in ARCH 239A (same content both days).

    Workshop topics include: how to find grant opportunities; tips for improving your chances for funding; elements of a strong proposal; developing a budget; grant policies and procedures at RWU and next steps after receiving an award notification. Participants will receive a binder that includes sample proposals, grant writing tips, resources for identifying grant opportunities, and RWU guidelines.

    Still have questions? We are happy to schedule follow-up consultations on specific topics such as proposal development, budget preparation, or how to use search engines to find grant opportunities.

    To register for a workshop or for further information, contact Joyce Botelho at or via phone at ext. 3552. Please specify which session you would like to attend.

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  • October 5th, 2015
    Dining's Hours of Operation on Columbus Day

    For Monday, October 12

    Upper Commons
    Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.
    Brunch: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. 

    Lower Commons: 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

    C-Store: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Law School Bistro: Closed

    Hawk’s Nest: Closed

    Global Café: Closed

    Café Express: Closed

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  • October 5th, 2015
    Fitness Center Hours During Columbus Day Weekend

    The Fitness Center will be open limited hours during Columbus Day weekend: On Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 12-5 p.m.; on Monday, Oct. 12, from 12-11 p.m.

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  • October 5th, 2015
    Author Vaddey Ratner to Speak on Cambodia's Political Uprising and the Art of Fiction on Tuesday, October 13

    In her visit to the University for the 2015 Common Reading presentation, Vaddey Ratner – who escaped Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime at age 9 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1981 – will share her story of endurance and resilience in the face of tragedy and speak about how art can bridge divides across culture, race and religion. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center Fieldhouse. Book signing will follow. This event is required for all first year students but open to all!

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  • October 3rd, 2015
    Open Hours for Bayside Turf Field

    Weekdays between 12:00-2:00 p.m., Bayside Field will be open to all RWU students, faculty and staff. Please use proper footwear, wear proper attire and return any and all equipment back to their original places. No colored drinks, coffee, chewing tobacco, sunflower seeds and/or food is allowed on the turf field; water only. Any questions, please contact Marty Kelly at or ext 3073. Thank you!

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  • September 30th, 2015
    Seekonk Square Shuttle Run Canceled for the Remainder of the Year

    Due to lack of ridership, the shuttle run to Seekonk Square on Saturday, October 3 is cancelled. The Saturday shuttle will operate to Stop and Shop as usual. See the weekend/holiday schedule for times.

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  • September 20th, 2015
    Recreational Sailing at the Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center This Fall

    Recreational sailing will be offered on Mondays this fall. Members of the campus community who know how to sail may take out a Flying Junior sailing dinghy. Life jackets are provided. Sailors must pass a swim test and must demonstrate their sailing skill prior to setting sail. For more information, contact Amanda Callahan at

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