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Reflections from the Other Side of the World

April 7, 2014

KOCHI, JAPAN – I had never really been to another country before. I technically went to Canada once—to see Niagara Falls—but I’m not totally convinced that counts. This was all before about two months ago when I was offered the opportunity to travel to Japan during the final week of March with Robert Eisinger, dean of Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. Kochi University – in the southern city of Kochi, Japan – was running a pilot study abroad program and was looking for students and faculty from several universities to become involved. I was psyched because, as an East Asian studies minor, I had studied and read a lot about the country, but I still had never actually been there. Fourteen hours, two flights and several cups of airplane coffee later that changed and, for the first time, I was on the other side of the world.

Tuesday // March 25, 2014

Governor Chafee to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

April 7, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.  – In celebration of the growing array of projects in which RWU students and faculty are partnering with civic and nonprofit organizations to improve quality of life in the State, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will address the Roger Williams University class of 2014 and receive an honorary degree during Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17.

“Because so many of our Class of 2014 graduates have participated in project-based learning experiences across Rhode Island’s cities and towns, Governor Chafee’s participation in Commencement will be particularly meaningful,” says RWU President Donald J. Farish. “For me, it is simply an honor and a privilege to invite someone I admire and respect to join us on the Commencement platform to celebrate our students’ crowning achievement – graduation.”

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Emerging Jazz Superstar Aaron Diehl to Play Live at RWU on April 16

March 26, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.At just 29 years old, Aaron Diehl – a “smart young pianist with a fastidious grasp of jazz traditions,” according to the New York Times – has set the music world ablaze with three critically acclaimed records in just five years.

Hot off the heels of his most recent release, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (2013), Diehl and his trio are set to take the stage on Wednesday, April 16, for an intimate performance that will appeal to lifelong jazz enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Part of the emerging Live at RWU series at Roger Williams University – which hosted jazz legend Freddy Cole and virtuoso saxophonist Harry Allen last November – the free, open-to-the-public concert is offered in association with the Newport Jazz Festival.

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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.

University Partnership to Aid in Cultivating Diverse Pool of Vendors for National Grid, CVS

April 11, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – At a one-of-a-kind “Power of Connections” event hosted today by National Grid Rhode Island and CVS Caremark, leaders from the two organizations joined in unveiling a sponsorship program for local diverse business owners, created in partnership with the Professional Education Center at the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies.

The program will send selected candidates – all of whom will be potential vendors in the supply chains for National Grid or CVS Caremark who run diverse businesses (primarily women-, minority- or veteran-owned) – to a two-part “CEO Master Series” curriculum designed and offered by the Professional Education Center. The goal is that the skills and knowledge acquired will enhance the participating firms’ résumés and better position them to win contracts.

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For Student Investment Fund Managers, National Champions Times Two

April 10, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.  – If these 21 finance students from Roger Williams University were college basketball players instead of student investment fund managers, you might call their success a Cinderella story.

With a 36.17 percent return on the investments managed during calendar year 2013 (and a risk-adjusted “alpha” of 11.86 percent), the student fund managers from the Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE) at the University’s Mario J. Gabelli School of Business became national champions not once, but twice, last month – March Madness, indeed!

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SASH: Community Engagement Celebration

The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects.

The keynote speaker, Paul Loeb, will present a lecture on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the GHH Atrium.

Student Academic Showcase and Honors

The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects.

The keynote speaker, Paul Loeb, will present a lecture on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the GHH Atrium.

Click here to read the full program schedule. The Honors Program, the Office of the Provost, and Alpha Chi, in consultation with the SASH Steering Committee, are the primary sponsors of the week-long event. Open to the public.

Student Academic Showcase and Honors

The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects.

The keynote speaker, Paul Loeb, will present a lecture on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the GHH Atrium.

Click here to read the full program schedule. The Honors Program, the Office of the Provost, and Alpha Chi, in consultation with the SASH Steering Committee, are the primary sponsors of the week-long event. Open to the public.

Student Academic Showcase and Honors

The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects.

The keynote speaker, Paul Loeb, will present a lecture on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the GHH Atrium.

Click here to read the full program schedule. The Honors Program, the Office of the Provost, and Alpha Chi, in consultation with the SASH Steering Committee, are the primary sponsors of the week-long event. Open to the public.