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Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

Info Session: University of Westminster on Campus

Come learn more about our partner school in London at the University of Westminster.  A study abroad opportunity for Communications, Business, Arts and many more Majors.

President’s Distinguished Speakers Series: Jane Elliott

In 1968, as a third-grade schoolteacher in small-town Iowa, Jane Elliott devised the controversial “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Forty-seven years later, it remains one of the most powerful illustrations of the injurious effects of prejudice and discrimination.

With clips from “Eye of the Storm” – an ABC News documentary on her exercise – the esteemed teacher, presenter and diversity trainer will explore power, perception and prejudice in modern-day America, sharing ideas on topics from microagressions to privilege to stereotypes and more in a presentation titled "Blue-Eyed, Brown-Eyed."

The event is also part of a yearlong series at RWU titled 150 Years Later: The 13th Amendment & Race in America, which calls upon us to both celebrate the monumental legislation to abolish slavery, but also to reflect critically on the current state of race relations in the U.S.

President’s Distinguished Speakers Series: Panel Discussion Featuring Leonard Pitts Jr.

In his second visit to RWU, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Leonard Pitts Jr. will join a panel of experts and commentators from the University and beyond in discussing the 1865 amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery in America, and its impact over the 150 years since its passage in a presentation titled: "The Modern Legacy of the 13th Amendment and Race Relations in the U.S." 

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How to Talk About Race Without Starting a Riot: David Wilson Returns to RWU

February 9, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Drawing on history, current events and his own experience as a young black man growing up in Newark, N.J., journalist and filmmaker David A. Wilson has emerged as a leading voice in encouraging an open dialogue and national conversation on race relations in America.

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Wilson will make his second visit to Roger Williams University as part of the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series for an event titled “How to Talk About Race Without Starting a Riot.” Wilson’s groundbreaking documentary, “Meeting David Wilson,” will be screened in its entirety, and a question and answer session will follow.

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President's Distinguished Speakers Series: Lawrence Lessig

In a conversation titled "Equal Citizens," preeminent scholar, attorney and activist Lawrence Lessig will explore the issue of political funding and its effect on equality in America.  

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is an expert on intellectual property and Internet policy, and a watchdog on government corruption. He’s also an acclaimed free thinker and visionary, and one of the more captivating voices in America today.

In this presentation, Professor Lessig will discuss how political campaign funding has fundamentally distorted the commitment to equality instilled by our framers more than two centuries ago.

A book signing will immediately follow the event.

This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call 401-254-3166.

RWU students will receive a 1/3 merit lottery point for attending this event.

Photo credit: Yanai Yechiel

CPC Plan to Transform Abandoned Pawtucket / Central Falls Mill Earns APA-RI Award

December 11, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – The Rhode Island chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will award a group of 30 Roger Williams University students (some now recent alumni) and three faculty members for their success in creating a comprehensive redevelopment plan for an abandoned manufacturing property, the former site of The Conant Thread Company and Coats & Clark Mill Complex located on the border of Pawtucket and Central Falls. Through the Community Partnerships Center, business, architecture and historic preservation students worked together with Commerce RI, the Pawtucket Foundation and the two cities to produce a plan aimed at preserving and revitalizing the mill site, an area that has been vacant since 1964.

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Inspiration + Presentation: GSB Student Captures R.I. Elevator Pitch Contest

December 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An up-and-coming mode of sending out personal sentiments to friends and loved ones may cause you to discard altogether traditional notions of “greeting cards” – at least if Willem Delventhal, a senior management major in the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, gets his way.

Evidently it’s a convincing idea. So much so that Delventhal earned honors as top presenter at the ninth annual statewide Elevator Pitch Contest, sponsored by the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, for his proposal to create an online greeting card service that enables recipients to interactively engage in a one-minute game with senders.

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Gabelli School of Business Networking Reception

Networking opportunity for Business students, with a variety of employers. Statistics suggest that 80% of jobs are acquired through networking - making connections with people who may be able to assist you in your career, with the support of your classmates, faculty, deans, and Career Advisers in a relaxed, yet professional networking environment. Bring copies of your résumé and register on Hawks Hunt.

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 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