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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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Students Engineer Solution to Public Health Issue in Dominican Republic

March 16, 2016

Valle Nuevo, Dominican Republic – For their inaugural service project, Roger Williams University’s Engineers Without Borders student club traveled deep into the mountains of northern Dominican Republic last week to provide a design solution for a serious public health issue.

Their task was to replace open-fire cooking – which has been causing chronic respiratory illness in women and children in Valle Nuevo – with an inexpensive, efficient method that channeled smoke outdoors. It was an effort that kicked off last fall via the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), which matched the club’s expertise to a community need at one of the nonprofit’s project sites around the globe.

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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.

Panel Discussion: “Quest for Refuge” hosted by RWU President Donald Farish

Local community leaders from Cambodia, The Gambia, Liberia and Guatemala will discuss with President Farish how the United States has served historically as a place of refuge. This event is co-sponsored by Roger for Refugees, Africana Student Coalition, International Relations Organization, Multicultural Student Union.
 
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.

Student Humanitarian Summit: “Shaping RWU’s Response to the Global Humanitarian Crisis”

Roger for Refugees and other RWU student organizations and clubs will convene a Student Community Humanitarian Summit to consider the needs currently posed by the global humanitarian crisis, and formulate ideas, approaches, and recommendations for the RWU campus community. The Summit will explore how to mobilize community interest and action, and lay groundwork for subsequent collaborative student-led programming and advocacy.

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.

ICC Presents: Senior Sailaway

Information will be sent via email.

CEN Presents: Mystic Aquarium

Sign-ups via email through cen@g.rwu.edu.

CEN: Gameshow

Come for a chance to win a cash prize of $200.