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For State’s LEGO Robotics Winners, Champions Award and a Head Start on College Tuition

January 19, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. -- It was a frigid, wintry day outside, but the Campus Recreation Center at Roger Williams University was red hot with fierce competition on Saturday as more than 40 teams of kids from across Rhode Island ferociously competed in the annual FIRST LEGO League Robotics State Championship, sponsored by National Grid.

FIRST LEGO League is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math enrichment program that combines the excitement of robotics with a research project that encourages scientific literacy. The tournament is managed by Rhode Island School of the Future.

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University to Lease One Empire Plaza, Double Its Providence Footprint

December 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In a move that will nearly double its footprint in downtown Providence and allow more students – law students, adult learners and undergraduates – access to enhanced learning and community engagement opportunities in the capital city, Roger Williams University has agreed to lease 76,566 square feet of space at One Empire Plaza from property owner Berkeley Investments, Inc.

RWU President Donald J. Farish, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Berkeley Investments Vice President Barbara Smith-Bacon joined other city, state and community officials for an event today at One Empire Plaza to announce the University’s expansion in Providence.

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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.

Birss Memorial Lecture Series: Reading "Native Son" in the 21 Century

The 15th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series celebrates the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's Native Son (1940), one of the first major works of literature by an African-American writer about African-Americans. 

Birss Memorial Library Exhibition: Richard Wright's "Native Son"

The 15th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series celebrates the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's Native Son, one of the first major works of literature by an African-American writer about African- Americans. As part of the lecture series, a special library exhibition, “Richard Wright’s Native Son: Then and Now,” will be open daily during library hours from February 1 through March 31.

Featured in the library exhibition will be first edition of Native Son, along with photographs of Richard Wright and a controversial unpublished essay by Wright entitled “I Chose Paris.” The exhibition also juxtaposes photographs of South Side Chicago in the 1930s, which is the novel’s setting, and contemporary photographs of protests in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

Study Abroad Info Session: London Theatre Program

Learn about the RWU in London (Theatre) Program available in the fall. This program is available to theatre students, dance students and any student interested in doing a Core Concentration in British Studies.

Study Abroad Info Session: Australia

Information on our programs at the Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Study Abroad Application Workshop

Information session on how to complete the necessary application materials to go abroad

Study Abroad Info Session: China

Learn about our programs in Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing, China.

Study Abroad Info Session: Central & South America

Information on our programs in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile; Mendoza, Argentina and Costa Rica.