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On Governor’s Working Groups, RWU Experts Pitch In on Statewide Challenges

September 1, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – “Have a problem to solve in Rhode Island government? There’s a working group for that.”

That’s according to reporter Jennifer Bogdan of the Providence Journal, who in the newspaper’s “Political Scene” column on Aug. 17, detailed how Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has launched a series of working groups since taking office in January, each aimed at addressing a particular challenge facing the state.

And among the business, nonprofit, policy and academic leaders contributing expertise to these task forces and building action plans are a number of faculty and staff from Roger Williams University, including Adriana Dawson, Anna Cano Morales, Judge Judith Savage and Doug White.

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RWU Joins the New American Colleges and Universities Consortium

August 3, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University has joined The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a consortium of colleges and universities that purposefully integrate liberal education, professional studies and civic engagement.

“The approach to education at Roger Williams University mirrors that of our members,” said Nancy Hensel, president of NAC&U. “Their emphasis on blending strong liberal arts programs with well-regarded professional schools while providing experiential education through community service, study abroad and undergraduate research makes Roger Williams an ideal fit for our organization.”

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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.

Film Screening: "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story"

Join Dining Services for a viewing of the documentary "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story." Free snacks will be provided. RSVP required at or text "waste" to 31996.

Alumna Theresa Agonia ’13 Captures Miss Rhode Island USA 2016

August 31, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University alumna Theresa Agonia ’13 captured the Miss Rhode Island USA 2016 crown during yesterday’s pageant at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, marking the second year running in which a young woman with RWU roots has triumphed in the statewide competition.

No stranger to pageantry – Agonia was the fourth runner up for Miss Rhode Island USA 2013 – the 23-year-old Central Falls native succeeds Miss Rhode Island 2015 Anea Garcia, an RWU junior from Cranston who proceeded to earn second runner up honors in the Miss USA national pageant in July.

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Acclaimed Pianist, Composer Justin Kauflin to Perform Live@RWU Series on Sept. 10

August 31, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Hailed by the legendary Quincy Jones as a “simply beautiful cat,” 29-year-old Justin Kauflin is an emerging jazz pianist whose critical acclaim continues to rise exponentially. With a singular style, melodic and soulful bursts on the piano, Kauflin’s impassioned performances make his a show that can’t be missed.

Fresh on the heels of the 2015 album Dedication, Kauflin and his trio will take the stage at Roger Williams University on Thursday, Sept. 10, for an intimate performance. Part of the Live@RWU series – which has hosted jazz luminaries Freddy Cole, Aaron Diehl, Johnny O’Neal and Joe Locke to date – the concert is free and open to the public.

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Info Session: Study Abroad in Asia

Learn about our programs in China, Japan and South Korea.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Latin America

Information on our programs in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile; Mendoza, Argentina and Costa Rica.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Australia & New Zealand

Information on our programs at the Deakin University in Melbourne, University of Wollongong, James Cook University in Townsville and Cairns and Griffith University in Brisbane.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Ireland

Check out our programs located in Ireland at the University of Limerick, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway.