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Hugh Freund ’11 Captures Silver Medal in 2016 Paralympics

September 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Roger Williams University alumnus set sail into the history books this weekend. Representing Team U.S.A. in the Sonar sailing class, Hugh Freund ’11 captured a Silver Medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Joining Freund – who received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from RWU – for victory in the three-person Paralympic keelboat were teammates Rick Doerr and Brad Kendell.

The team entered competition as the reigning champs of the 2016 Parasailing World Championships. Although they experienced mixed results at the start of the 11-race competition at the Paralympics, clocking in at seventh place in the first race, they quickly cruised to the top of the competitors’ board – taking second and third place in most of the races.

Exploring the Quest for Refuge in America and Around the Globe

September 16, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – With staggering numbers of displaced people seeking refuge around the world today and the global public discourse trending toward issues of tolerance and identity, Roger Williams University will host events throughout the fall and spring semesters that examine the stories of refugees and the political and cultural impact of the refugee movement on society.

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RWU Announces $500,000 Gift to Establish Hassenfeld Projects

September 6, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University has received a $500,000 gift from Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC to establish the Hassenfeld Projects -- an intensive, three-year initiative to expand and enhance its innovative work in experiential education.

The grant builds on RWU’s growing cadre of experiential programs that prepare students to meet the demands of today’s employers while building skill sets in areas such as economic development, sustainability and social justice.  

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Roger Williams University Recognizes Alumni Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

June 15, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – In what has become an annual tradition to celebrate the professional and personal achievements of its alumni, Roger Williams University recognized three graduates whose contributions to society and the University community advance the common good and inspire others to address society’s challenges with insight and creativity.

RWU to Lead Effort to Create Environmental Impact Against Climate Change

March 21, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Building on sustained efforts to combat human-induced climate change and create measurable environmental impact via reforestation projects across Rhode Island, Roger Williams University today announced a multi-year initiative to launch a student-led Conservation Corps that would initially serve Rhode Island and the region. The new initiative will unite leaders from federal, state, municipal and academic sectors to develop and implement forestry-related programs that, over time, will measurably improve the local environment and ultimately drive climate change policy and legislative action.

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Fun, Functional Fabric: SAAHP Students Sweep Competition in Fabric Structures Challenge

October 15, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – From a marine-inspired performing arts stage at Fort Adams in Newport to an urban tree canopy garden on the Charles River in Boston to large, whimsical tents for outdoor events on the Roger Williams University quad, a trio of unique fabric-based structures designed by graduate architecture students propelled them to a sweep of the top three spots in an international student design challenge.

When the Industrial Fabrics Association International announced the winners of its 2015 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge last week at the IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., RWU’s Nicholas Musilli landed first place for his individual entry, “Sail Stage,” Kyle Baron and Catherine Smeykal took second place for “Urban Canopy Garden,” and Dominic Skrajewski and Leslie Hulbert earned third place for “(Con) Temporary.”

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SAAHP Exhibition: in tra versions

in tra versions, an exhibition of sculpture, video and prints by artist Lu Heintz, will be on display at the SAAHP Gallery from September 28 to October 26.

The work of Lu Heintz is personal, but it is not necessarily about her. The personal is a conceptual realm she investigates through everyday materials, experiences and exchanges. Heintz’s practice is transdisciplinary, finding many points of entry: textiles, metalsmithing, sculpture, video, sound, installation, performance, paper works. While the materials may be common, so remains the gravity of Heintz’s everyday questions around power, gender, labor, consumerism, intimacy, communication, and silence.

SAAHP Lecture: in tra versions

Artist Lu Heintz will offer a lecture titled, "in tra versions," in the DF Pray Foundation Lecture Theater Arch 132, and open an exhibition of her work in the SAAHP Gallery ARCH 131. 

RWU Visual Arts at Bristol-Warren Art Night

RWU’s Art Studios and student work created at the Byfield building (220 High Street) and the Reynolds building (235 High Street) in Bristol will be featured in the Bristol-Warren Art Night on Thursday, September 29, at 5:30 PM.September 29 from 5:30-8 PM. Visual Arts Studies majors and ceramics students will exhibit their work as well as host an open house of the senior students. RWU’s multidisciplinary art program has been enhanced this Fall by the creation of a new Clay Studio at the Reynolds building, with sixteen wheels and hand-building area for an equal number of students, along with four kilns.

Rhode Island Storytelling: Quests for Refuge Showcase

This event features a multimedia gallery opening of short works prepared by RWU students working with Rhode Island community members from diverse backgrounds and regions of the world, who have pursued the quest for refuge and come to call Rhode Island home. It will showcase and celebrate the outcomes of this project, and the diverse heritage mosaic that is Rhode Island.
This event is part of the "Quest for Refuge" series at RWU, a yearlong series of events that will examine the stories of refugees and reflect critically on the current state of refugees around the world.
This event is open to the campus community only.