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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.

RWU Faculty Member Andrew Rhyne Named Finalist in Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

November 2, 2015

Bristol, R.I. – From hunting trophies to museum and zoo exhibits, port inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are responsible for processing hundreds of thousands of wildlife shipments each year. Yet the laborious and time-consuming process of cross-examining shipments to their lengthy paper invoices has a created a blind spot for port agents, allowing illegal trade smugglers to import endangered species such as corals and endangered fish.

Andrew L. Rhyne, associate professor of marine biology in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences at RWU and research scientist at the New England Aquarium, says illegal wildlife trade dealers are able to take advantage of high-volume ports such as New York or Los Angeles, where agents have to prioritize time-sensitive legal trade items.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Student Veterans Alliance, Military and Veterans Law Association, Cramer's Saber Battalion ROTC cadets and President Donald Farish in honoring our veterans with a ceremony in the Global Heritage Hall Atrium. Please join us in honoring those within our community who have served. The ceremony will include remarks by Dr. Farish, invocation by the Reverend Nancy Soukup, a performance by student group Drastic Measures, and serving as master of ceremonies will be ROTC Advisor, Prof. Michael Fowler. Keynote speaker will be third-year law student D. Thomas Peterson. Tom Peterson is a retired Naval Officer. He graduated from the Naval Academy and the US Naval War College and served 22 years in the United States Navy with distinction. For more information, contact Michael Fowler at or (401)254-3678. With rain in the forecast, the ceremony will be held in the GHH Atrium in lieu of its original outside location.

Hawk on the High Seas: Emma Wightman ’17 to Sail Across the Atlantic with SEA Semester

October 15, 2015

WOODS HOLE, MASS. – This fall, Roger Williams University environmental science major and Livingston, N.J., native Emma Wightman ’17 is joining a distinguished class of upper-level science undergraduates who will sail an oceanographic research vessel across the world’s second-largest ocean to investigate one of the foremost scientific challenges of their generation: global climate change.

Through SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate, a selective study abroad program offered by the Sea Education Association, the students will take to the high seas to examine firsthand the ocean’s role in the global carbon cycle and climate dynamics and apply their knowledge to pressing public policy questions.

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Film Screening: "Naz & Maalik"

Two young Muslim men balance their mutual romantic attraction with life in post-9/11 Brooklyn in "Naz & Maalik." Merit point event For more information, visit

RWU Celebrates Local Food Community with Annual Eat Local Challenge

September 29, 2015

Bristol, R.I. – Today, the University joins together to celebrate the Annual Eat Local Challenge - a day on which the campus community comes together to sample farm-fresh foods at the outdoor farmer’s market and feast on regionally authentic dishes in the dining commons, all to celebrate the importance of environmentally responsible food sourcing.

For this year’s Eat Local Challenge, Chef de Cuisine Jon Cambra will highlight Rhode Island’s best with dishes – grilled swordfish kabobs, lobster sliders, braised beef pot roast and scallop ceviche, among other menu items. The dining commons will also feature a chilled raw bar featuring littleneck clams, onset oysters and east beach blond oysters. Other specialty dishes will include seaweed salad, potato leek soup and eggplant roulades with autumn squash and goat cheese. All of the ingredients are harvesting within 150 miles of the campus.

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East Asian Studies Lecture Series: Punish and Purge — The Aftermath of the Beijing Massacre

Jeremy Brown, an associate professor of history at Simon Fraser University, will deliver a lecture titled "Punish and Purge: The Aftermath of the Beijing Massacre, 1989-1992." The event is co-sponsored by the Spiegel Center for Global and International Studies.

Third Annual Unity Day: A Diversity & Social Justice Conversation

How will you make a difference in our commUNITY? What matters to you? Are you someone who believes in inclusion and social justice? Do you want to learn more about diversity on campus and get a chance to meet students who share the same passions, interests and values as you? Be part of our third annual Unity Day on Saturday, September 26, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm! At Unity Day, you will:

•Form lasting memories with your classmates over faculty-led workshops, meals, and other fun activities!

Info Session: Study Abroad in Asia

Learn about our programs in China, Japan and South Korea.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Latin America

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