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Bonder speaks at Harvard’s Universities and Slavery Conference

April 5th, 2017 by mroscoe921

Harvard University’s March 3, 2017 Conference, “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History”, included RWU Professor of Architecture Julian Bonder as a speaker. The daylong conference explored the relationship between slavery and universities across the country and around the world, organized by Harvard faculty Sven Beckert, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, and Daniel Carpenter. The event was webcast live, and videos are available here. The conference included a keynote address by Ta-Nehisi Coates introduced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which was followed by a conversation between Coates and Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust.

Rich, Moers featured in Singular Repetitions at UMASS Dartmouth

April 5th, 2017 by mroscoe921

Professor of Art Michael Rich and Adjunct Faculty Denny Moers were featured in Singular Repetitions, an exhibition of five artists at UMASS Dartmouth from February 6-March 16, 2017. The exhibit also included artists Lindsey Beal, Kim Gatesman and Amanda Means. The exhibition showcases abstracted, one of a kind prints created in various techniques from daguerreotypes to electrostatic monoprints. 

IIE, RWU collaborate on Syrian Refugee Scholarships

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Roger Williams University has committed to offer four scholarships to refugee students from Syria, two in Architecture and two in Law. The University is joining more than 60 US and international universities working with the Institute for International Education (IIE) providing support for Syrian students completing their degrees in North America and Europe. The School looks forward to welcoming these new students, whose prior academic and professional achievements are outstanding.

Bonder featured on Argentina Public Television

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Julian Bonder, Professor of Architecture, was featured on Television Publica National (TPN) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 14, 2017, in its international segment: “La construccion de espacios publicos para la memoria” (The Construction of Public Spaces for Memory).
Bonder is regularly involved in conferences and publications on the subject in the US, Europe and South America. He is best known for his design for the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France (with Krzystof Wodiczko).

RISCA Grant to RWU partner Arts in Common

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

he Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is awarding a $50,000 grant to Arts in Common, a new nonprofit that plans to renovate the long-vacant Walley School into an arts and cultural hub on the historic Town Common. Roger Williams University is a partner in the project and plans to be the anchor tenant in the renovated building, which will provide public gallery space, shared office space for local cultural groups and a home for Arts in Common. RWU plans to use one floor for academic programming and community engagement activities. The goal is to revive a historic, 19th-century school building located on the Town Common, demonstrating to Bristol residents the power of the arts to revitalize the social and civic life of the town common. RWU is looking forward to a Fall 2018 occupancy.

RWU sponsors AIAS 60th Anniversary Celebration

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Roger Williams University hosted the 60th Anniversary celebration at the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) National Forum in Boston on December 28.  Over 700 architecture students from schools all over North America attended the 4-day conference, including around 35 current RWU students and alumni.  The conference is the largest annual gathering of architecture students in the world, and helps to advance leadership, design and service among architecture students.
RWU alumnus Michael Decoulos (’13, M.ARCH ’14), now part of Boston’s Stantec office, helped introduce a conference keynote speaker (pictured). 

Wells, HP students present to Warren Planning Commission

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Fall 2016 students in Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells’ HP 382L/682L Preservation Planning Workshop presented their semester long project, “Main Street Implementation Plan for the Revitalization of Downtown Warren, RI” to the Warren Planning Commission. The course worked on the project in conjunction with RWU’s Community Partnerships Center, the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Warren.
 

PSNC supports HP Archival Research

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

The Preservation Society of Newport County (PSNC), Newport’s Alyssa Lozupone taught the Fall 2016 course HP 324/524 Archival Research for 12 students, allowing RWU students access to the PSNC’s extensive collections, along with leading their efforts with other archives in Newport. The semester concluded with a special presentation and reception for the students at Rosecliff, one of PSNC’s properties, designed by McKim Mead and White near the turn of the 20th century.

10th Annual RWU Student Film Festival

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

 

Associate Professor Murray McMillan and Adjunct Faculty Amy Lovera curated student work for the 10th Annual RWU Student Film Festival on December 8, 2016 featuring digital media and film works.

 

 

 

 

Student Art Exhibitions in December

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

RWU’s Visual Arts Studies program hosted a show of student work installed both the Art Building and in RWU’s Global Heritage Hall, and at RWU’s facilities at Byfield and Reynolds Schools on the Bristol Town. Common, curated by Professors Michael Rich and Elizabeth Duffy. Works included painting, drawing, clay, and special installations by senior Intermedia students.