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Sattler participates in SOM Women’s Initiative Winter Internship Program

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

2nd year Architecture student Larissa Sattler (second from right) was one of six students to participate in the SOM Women’s Initiative (SOMWI) Winter Internship Program in New York this January 6-9, 2015, for outstanding female students in architecture, engineering or related fields. The program offers critical office exposure and mentorship to women who plan to pursue a career in the design profession, and gives students the opportunity to spend several days in an SOM office shadowing professionals in a variety of disciplines.

2015 ESRI Map Book to include “Finding Common Ground” by Adams and student collaborators

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

A research study, “Finding Common Ground: Measuring Smart Growth Performance and Potential in Rhode Island,” by Professor of Architecture Edgar Adams and graduate student collaborators Brian Boisvert, Fenton Bradley and Brad Shapiro,  has been selected for publication in the ESRI Map Book, Volume 30, which will be distributed at the 2015 ESRI (ArchGIS) User Conference. The Map Book is a key part of the ESRI conference, and has a wide distribution.  “Finding Common Ground” was presented by Adams and the group in a paper session and exhibition at the 2014 ESRI Annual Conference in San Diego, and published in the 2014 ESRI Conference Proceedings. The effort was supported by the Roger Williams University Foundation to Promote Scholarship and Teaching, and worked in partnership with Housing Works RI, the Housing Network, GrowSmart Rhode Island, and the Office of Statewide Planning.

Kura’s work shown in Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Professor of Art and Architectural History Nermin Kura’s ceramic work was displayed as part of the Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair November 13-16, 2014, as one of the artists represented by Galeri Apel in Istanbul.

http://www.galleryapel.com/go.php?page=sanatci&lan=EN&artistid=78

 

 

 

Copur organizes panel, Charles presents at 40th IAHS World Congress on Housing in Portugal

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Ulker Copur, Professor of Architecture, organized a panel discussion, “Professional Education on Sustainable Housing Design” at the International Association of Housing Science’s (IAHS) 40th World Congress on Housing, held December 16-19, 2014 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The conference focused on Sustainable Housing Construction. Copur’s panel included a paper, “Teaching Sustainable Building Envelope Design in Undergraduate Education, through Design Studio and Companion Courses”, offered by Associate Professor of Architecture Patrick Charles.

 

 

Proctor co-organizes Sixteenth Century Society conference session, presents at 50th Anniversary of Syracuse in Florence

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Ann Proctor, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, co-organized a conference session for the Annual Meeting October 16-19, 2014 of the Sixteenth Century Society in New Orleans, entitled, "Artistic Competition, Collaboration and Exchange: Early Modern Academies of Art in Central Italy," sponsored by the Italian Art Society. She presented a paper at the New Perspectives on Renaissance Art Symposium, which was held in connection with the 50th anniversary celebration of Syracuse University’s Florence Program. Papers delivered at the symposium will be published through Brill in 2015.

 

Philip Marshall Participates Nationally on Elder Justice Issues

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Philip Marshall served as a plenary panelist on Elder Financial Abuse in the family: The Brooke Astor Case for the National Training Institute, The National Crime Victim Bar Association, National Center for Victims of Crime in Miami, FL on September 18, 2014.

Denny Moers October Lecture, Exhibition at AS220 Providence; November at Bristol Art Museum

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Denny Moers, Adjunct Faculty in Visual Arts Studies, is lecturing and his work exhibited in “Weaving Through Clouds & Ice: Monoprints of Denny Moers” at AS220 in Providence October 7. His work is featured in "Radiance  & Interpretation" an exhibit celebrating one-of-a-kind photographs at the Bristol Art Museum from November 7 – December 20, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

McMillans "The Shifting Space Around Us" Exhibited at Toronto's Nuit Blanche 2014

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Associate Professor of Art Murray McMillan and Megan McMillan have created a new video and performance installation, “The Shifting Space Around Us” for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2014 on October 4. Nuit Blanche is an annual all-night  arts festival held in many cities around the world, where the city itself and its public spaces, museums, private and public art  galleries are turned into an all-night art exhibition with installations,  performances in music, film, dance, performance art, themed social gatherings, and other activities The McMillans’ Toronto project is aided by two Architecture graduate assistants Healther Gillock, M.Arch. ’15 and Marc Guzzio, M.Arch. ‘16 assisting with installation construction. McMillan’s work has been supported regularly by the RWU Foundation to Promote Scholarship and Teaching, and also through numerous engagements of SAAHP graduate assistants over several years.

AIAS Creates Park(ing) Day Space in Providence

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event for artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year in Providence on September 19, 2014, 32 “parklets” were created across the city supported by the City of Providence and other sponsors, including a parklet by RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter. Other participants included URI’s Lanscape Architecture students, Providence’s Office of Sustainability & Healthy Communities, Veri/Waterman Associates & Northeast Collaborative Architects, City of Providence Planning Department, AIA RI Emerging Professionals, Groden Center Greenhouse, DASH Bicycle, Peace Flag Project, Bananas,  Climate Anxiety Counseling, New Urban Arts, Elorza for Mayor, Fertile Underground, Classic Café, Union Studio Architecture and Community Design, Partnership for Providence Parks @ City Hall, Blick Art, NAIL, and Zipcar.

'Preservation Education' Released, Edited by Stiefel and Wells

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Preservation Education: Sharing Best Practices and Finding Common Ground, a book emerging from the September 2012 conference of the same name hosted at Roger Williams University, has been released by the University Press of New England (Hanover, NH and London). Co-editors Barry Stiefel of the College of Charleston School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Jeremy Wells of RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation brought together sixteen submissions from scholars from US, Brazil, Sweden, the UK, and Italy, and offer a concluding chapter. The book seeks to “address the core issues of preservation pedagogy, outcome-based education, and global issues of authenticity and significance in historic preservation.”