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President’s Distinguished Lecture – Ambassador Andrew Young

Inauguration Week 2011 Event.

Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.

About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young

For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.

MPA & MS Fall Reception and Colloquial

The 8th Annual Fall Reception and Colloquium for the MPA and MS in Leadership Programs at Roger Williams University will feature an important theme for today’s society: “Leadership Education for Sustaining the Public Good.” The colloquium will feature Megan Hughes, Executive Director of YearUp, an innovative educational program for urban youth directed at creating opportunities to learn and advance, and to close the opportunity divide. Additionally, the Blackstone Valley Community Action Agency YouthBuild participants will present their software-generated 3D pictures of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, structures which they found abandoned and chose to redesign.

The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by introduction of the outstanding classes of 2013 and 2014 graduates from the MPA program. The 8th Annual Fall Reception and Colloquium will be held at 40 Fountain Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Donation is $10 at the door. Students with ID may attend for free. Catered appetizers are provided.

Confronting ISIL: Policy Challenges and Considerations

A faculty roundtable discussion about the challenges that America faces with regards to the spread of ISIL in Iraq and Syria. 

Oysters, Oysters Everywhere

September 22, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – It’s been just two years since Hannah Pearson ’13 left the Luther Blount Shellfish Hatchery at RWU, but she has waded into familiar territory just an hour north at the Island Creek Oyster Farm in Duxbury, Mass.

As shellfish hatchery manager, Pearson spends her days in “The Treehouse” – a multi-level aquaculture lab created in a warehouse adjacent to the Duxbury Harbor. (Think your cubicle, but way cooler.) It’s here that Pearson raises her “babies”: 100 million oyster eggs — 12 miilion of which became mature enough this season to go from farm to fork via Island Creek’s wholesale market.

But Pearson’s is not your typical Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job. For 10 months of the year, she is at the beck and call of the baby oysters, cleaning and feeding them.

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Working in Global Health

"Working in Global Health: Public Health and Global-Service Learning," a presentation and discussion by Meredith Mick, CEO of FIMRC (Foundation for the Medical Relief of Children).

The Roger Williams University community is invited to a talk about global health works and opportunities in global service-learning. The RWU chapter of FIMRC is an active club who organizes fundraisers in support of FIMRC projects, collects donations for FIMRC sites, explores questions around global service-learning, and strives to educate and participate in local public health volunteerism. Join in the discussion! This social justice talk is sponsored by the RWU chapter of FIMRC, which can be contacted at

Ferguson: An Open Forum on Race, Privilege, Ethics, and the Law

Join us for a dialogue and open forum about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and learn why it matters to us all. Are you mad about it? Don't know about it? Feel like it doesn't affect you? Do you think things are better in New England? Ferguson affects everyone. Come to learn, come to share, come to witness.

Live@RWU Presents the Joe Locke Duo

Ticketing Information

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, ticket reservations are required for the Joe Locke Duo concert on October 15.

You can reserve tickets via the reservation forms below. Please note that individual registrations must be submitted for every event attendee. If there is more than one person in your group, please submit the registration form multiple times, as needed, with information for each attendee.

After submitting the form, please check your email account for a confirmation email. That email will serve as your receipt. Please print the receipt and bring to the event with a valid photo ID that matches the name on the receipt.

National Exhibition on Lincoln's Legacy Kicks Off at RWU on Sept. 23

September 16, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – With a country divided over the issue of slavery and torn apart by civil war in the 1860s, Abraham Lincoln faced an extraordinary test as President of the United States. A national traveling exhibition coming to Roger Williams University will examine the difficult decisions that confronted President Lincoln – whether to adhere to executive constraints within the Constitution or flex his powers as Commander-in-Chief to ensure that America continued to live up to the ideals of liberty and equality for all.

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Info Session: 10 Days in Paris

Information Session about Summer 2015 trip to Paris with Professors D'Amore and Meriwether.

Tuesday’s ABC6 Gubernatorial Debate at RWU Postponed

September 12, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University learned today from WLNE-TV ABC6 that the Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Campus Recreation Center will be postponed until further notice due to a scheduling conflict.

While the hope is to find a new date in late September or early October that will allow the Roger Williams campus to serve as the venue for the debate and the live ABC6 broadcast, those details have not yet been confirmed. The university expects to share specifics on a potential rescheduled debate – along with complete details on the ticket reservation process – in the coming two weeks.

In summary: the Gubernatorial Debate will not take place on Tuesday, Sept. 16; more details on a possible rescheduled debate at Roger Williams will be provided soon.

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