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At Home and Abroad, Student Supports Ugandan Women and Children of War

March 20, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Imagine being a child torn from your family and forced into combat in Uganda’s civil war, where your victimizers may even compel you to harm your own family members or neighbors. If you were the lucky few to escape, how would you overcome the years of trauma inflicted by the experience?

Via University-sponsored service-learning programs in 2013 and 2014, Mikayla Diamond, a senior psychology major at Roger Williams University, has helped to heal the horrific effects that the conflict has stamped on the young women and children of the country. Inspired by the young women and teenaged girls of ChildVoice International’s Lukome Centre – a nonprofit organization that provides a therapeutic community to rehabilitate war orphans, former child soldiers and their families – Diamond recently organized “Art for Africa,” a silent auction held on the Roger Williams campus. With more than 80 pieces of donated art decorating Global Heritage Hall courtesy of organizers, students and local artists, Diamond raised $2,733 to subsidize the cost of a grain grinder for the Lukome Centre.

University to Host Tournées French Film Festival from April 7 to 11

March 31, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and Roger Williams University are collaborating to present the third annual Tournées French Film Festival from April 7 to 11. The festival will present six new and classic French feature films, including Academy Award nominees “Ernest & Celestine” and “La Grande Illusion,” along with a selection of short films making a United States premiere.

All films – screened with English subtitles – will be free and open to the public. Festival screenings will be held in the University Library’s Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, and in Global Heritage Hall, Room G01.

The full schedule of film screenings is available here:
http://www.film-festival.org/TourneesFilm.php/.

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Student Academic Showcase: Keynote Address

The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) 2015 keynote address will be delivered by Robert Quinn, executive director of Scholars at Risk Network. The event is 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 and afternoon 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.

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 and afternoon 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.

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 and afternoon 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.

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 and afternoon 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.

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 and afternoon 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.

Film Screening: "The Raising of America"

RWU has the opportunity to screen an hour-long sneak peak of the California Newsreel documentary series, "The Raising of America," before the official debut of the five-part series later this year. RWU is hosting the pre-launch viewing to raise awareness about recent research on connections between early childhood experience and the long-term prospects for health, education, and economic success. How does America's policies and services for infants and young children measure up in comparison to other countries in the world?

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by RWU faculty and research staff. The discussion will include time for questions about and reaction to the film, as well as elicit suggestions about how local communities can join forces to increase support for the families and caregivers of young children in Rhode Island. For more information on the film,visit http://www.raisingofamerica.org/documentary/.

Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Amish Trivedi

Amish Trivedi, an adjunct faculty member of writing studies at RWU, will read from his recently published book, "Sound/Chest." He will also be available for book signings! There will be a Q&A and book signing after the reading. Books will be for sale at the event in GHH G01.