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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.

From Seaweed to Secret Passageways: Beyond the Pages of RWU Magazine Issue 10

June 24, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. -- Wanted more between the pages of RWU Magazine's spring issue? Us, too! Whether you're enjoying your issue of RWU poolside, lakeside or surfside, here is some extra content to sink your teeth into -- from seaweed recipes to misunderstood zombies. 

And, while you revel in the relaxation of summer break, we'll be hard at work creating the next issue. As always, we want to hear from you, our readers. Let us know how you like the current magazine and send us your story ideas at Happy reading!

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Seniors and Alumni Honored as Advocates for Diversity, Inclusion

May 15, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – With smiles on their faces beaming as bright as the sun shining through the Global Heritage Hall atrium, student leaders who have dedicated their pursuits to promoting inclusivity and social justice across the campus community were honored this morning for their unrelenting advocacy.

In a poignant ceremony that united seniors, alumni, administrators and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of both the graduating students and departing Associate Dean Ande Diaz – who for seven years has served as director of the Intercultural Center – Vice President of Student Affairs John King presented stoles to 22 seniors who were recognized for their commitment to intercultural learning, collaborative spirit and ethics of campus inclusivity.

Partnership to Aid in Cultivating Diverse 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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A Journey into America’s Racial Divide

April 3, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – While the original “doll test” was conducted 64 years ago – illuminating the heart-wrenching fact that young children of color regarded themselves as having no value, particularly compared to a white child – that same experiment performed only four years ago in the groundbreaking documentary film, “Meeting David Wilson,” demonstrates how little has changed about the black community’s self-perception since the Jim Crow era.

Again and again in the film, the young black children chose the black doll as “bad,” while the white doll was “good” and the representation of who they preferred to be.

Roving Eye Film Festival: Working in the Film Industry and Living in New England

Why would anyone want to become a filmmaker? Does it make for a sustainable career? In a freeform discussion, learn from two filmmakers who will share their journey and inspiration and have made New England, and specifically, Rhode Island, their base.

Roving Eye Film Festival: World Short Film Showcase

"Chamomile": Directed by Neritan Zinxhiria, Greece, 2012. Running Time: 15 min. An old woman who lives in a remote rural location in northern Greece is faced with the burial of her husband under extreme winter conditions.

"My Mother Will Say": Directed by Andrew Gillingham, Canada, 2013. Running Time: 10 min. Jimmy, a child-minded young man is confused about his sexual attraction toward men. His mother and best friend Jade are unaware of this. When his mother finds magazine cut outs of half-naked men stuffed in Jimmy's bed her image of him is smashed and broken, as it is not what she expected or wanted.

"Tough Guy": Directed by Mike Maguire, USA, 2012. Running Time: 14 min. Three high school teenagers are terrorized by an older bully during what was supposed to be a night of fun. Hell-bent on making them suffer, there may be more to the bully's motivations than he lets on to.