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From Seaweed to Secret Passageways: Beyond the Pages of RWU Magazine Issue 10

June 24, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. -- Wanted more between the pages of RWU Magazine's spring issue? Us, too! Whether you're enjoying your issue of RWU poolside, lakeside or surfside, here is some extra content to sink your teeth into -- from seaweed recipes to misunderstood zombies. 

And, while you revel in the relaxation of summer break, we'll be hard at work creating the next issue. As always, we want to hear from you, our readers. Let us know how you like the current magazine and send us your story ideas at magazine@rwu.edu. Happy reading!

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Slideshow: Friends Reunite at Alumni Weekend

June 16, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Friends and families reunited at the 4th Annual Alumni Weekend over golfing, lobster and a glimpse of the work of faculty and students taking place around Roger Williams University.

Highlights of the weekend, held on campus from June 6 to June 8, included the Ray Cordeiro Alumni Golf Classic, a casino night and lobster clambake, a Mount Hope Bay tour on the Rum Runner II, the SAAHP Women’s Leadership Network, and much more.

The annual Alumni Association awards ceremony honored the following distinguished alumni:

  • Contessa Brown ’06, ’13M, Young Alumni Achievement Award
     
  • Ashley Gingerella O’Shea ’ 07, Alumni Service Award
     
  • Peter Kilmartin ’88, ’98L, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

 

RWU Appoints Dean of Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

June 5, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University has appointed accomplished scholar, educator and administrator Susan McTiernan, Ph.D., to lead the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. As dean, she will serve as the school’s academic and administrative leader.

McTiernan comes to Roger Williams from Quinnipiac University, where she served as associate dean and associate professor of management in the School of Business since 2010.

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Make Peace, Find Love and Don’t Settle – With Words of Advice, the Class of 2014 Graduates

May 17, 2014

Bristol, R.I. – The weather may have started wet, but the sun broke through and Commencement celebrations among more than 6,000 graduates and guests were hardly dampened, as the 1,035 members of the Roger Williams University Class of 2014 culminated their college careers on Saturday at the University’s annual Commencement exercises.

In addition to awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to the candidates, RWU President Donald J. Farish conferred honorary doctorates to two special guests: the Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee, the 74th governor of the State of Rhode Island; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Commencement 2014: Full Coverage Available Here

May 17, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – In a time-honored tradition, students at Roger Williams University crossed the Commencement stage and officially became college graduates on Saturday, May 17. Joining the celebration were the 74th Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln D. Chafee, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who each received an honorary degree; Chafee delivered the keynote address. A day earlier, David A. Logan presided over his final Commencement at RWU Law before departing the deanship this summer to return to the faculty this fall. The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals (Ret.), served as keynote speaker.

In the days before and after Commencement, this page will be updated to direct PDQ@RWU readers to stories, slideshows and other coverage related to this year’s exercises. Check back regularly for information updates and new content.

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RWU Commencement

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will address the Class of 2014 and receive an honorary degree during Commencement exercises. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin — writer of "The Bully Pulpit" and "Team of Rivals," among other bestsellers — will also be awarded an honorary degree. This event is not open to the public; tickets are required.

A Celebration of Student Projects for Local Communities

May 1, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – From creating a historic preservation-based rehabilitation plan for Portsmouth’s historic St. Mary’s Church parish house to law students’ collaboration with Bradley Hospital in assisting parents with guardianship decisions for their developmentally disabled children, students from across the academic disciplines showcased their efforts within local communities at yesterday’s Community Engagement Celebration.

A gala event held inside the Campus Recreation Center Fieldhouse demonstrated the collaborative projects executed by students and faculty with community partners from across Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, as well as global service projects. Via student-led conversations and poster presentations, community partners and University leaders had the opportunity to discuss how students are applying their academic knowledge to address community needs.

View the slideshow below of the event:

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For Student Investment Fund Managers, National Champions Times Two

April 10, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.  – If these 21 finance students from Roger Williams University were college basketball players instead of student investment fund managers, you might call their success a Cinderella story.

With a 36.17 percent return on the investments managed during calendar year 2013 (and a risk-adjusted “alpha” of 11.86 percent), the student fund managers from the Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE) at the University’s Mario J. Gabelli School of Business became national champions not once, but twice, last month – March Madness, indeed!

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Student Academic Showcase and Honors

The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects.

The keynote speaker, Paul Loeb, will present a lecture on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the GHH Atrium.

Click here to read the full program schedule. The Honors Program, the Office of the Provost, and Alpha Chi, in consultation with the SASH Steering Committee, are the primary sponsors of the week-long event. Open to the public.