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School of Architecture, Art, & Historic Preservation

Architecture Student Collaborates on Wave Energy Project Competing for $1.5 Million

October 5, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – When the inventors of a cutting-edge wave energy technology needed help to take their concept to beta-testing for a chance at $1.5 million in funding, they turned to the experts at RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.

Master of Architecture student, Andy Cole, worked with the Sea Potential team via Tinker Bristol to design a scale model of the DUO Wave Energy Converter, which was recently named a finalist competing for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prize in alternative energy sourcing.

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RWU Announces $500,000 Gift to Establish Hassenfeld Projects

September 6, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University has received a $500,000 gift from Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC to establish the Hassenfeld Projects -- an intensive, three-year initiative to expand and enhance its innovative work in experiential education.

The grant builds on RWU’s growing cadre of experiential programs that prepare students to meet the demands of today’s employers while building skill sets in areas such as economic development, sustainability and social justice.  

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Roger Williams University Recognizes Alumni Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

June 15, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – In what has become an annual tradition to celebrate the professional and personal achievements of its alumni, Roger Williams University recognized three graduates whose contributions to society and the University community advance the common good and inspire others to address society’s challenges with insight and creativity.

RWU to Lead Effort to Create Environmental Impact Against Climate Change

March 21, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Building on sustained efforts to combat human-induced climate change and create measurable environmental impact via reforestation projects across Rhode Island, Roger Williams University today announced a multi-year initiative to launch a student-led Conservation Corps that would initially serve Rhode Island and the region. The new initiative will unite leaders from federal, state, municipal and academic sectors to develop and implement forestry-related programs that, over time, will measurably improve the local environment and ultimately drive climate change policy and legislative action.

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Fun, Functional Fabric: SAAHP Students Sweep Competition in Fabric Structures Challenge

October 15, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – From a marine-inspired performing arts stage at Fort Adams in Newport to an urban tree canopy garden on the Charles River in Boston to large, whimsical tents for outdoor events on the Roger Williams University quad, a trio of unique fabric-based structures designed by graduate architecture students propelled them to a sweep of the top three spots in an international student design challenge.

When the Industrial Fabrics Association International announced the winners of its 2015 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge last week at the IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., RWU’s Nicholas Musilli landed first place for his individual entry, “Sail Stage,” Kyle Baron and Catherine Smeykal took second place for “Urban Canopy Garden,” and Dominic Skrajewski and Leslie Hulbert earned third place for “(Con) Temporary.”

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Homecoming & Family Weekend: SAAHP Lecture — “Transitioning to the Profession”

Lecture presented by Anthony Aversa '11, M'14, Equinox, New York.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: SAAHP Career Investment Program Overview

In this program overview by SAAHP Deans and a student panel, learn about SAAHP’s transformative Career Investment Program, which provides paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in all SAAHP majors.

Renowned Political Scientist Christopher Achen to Visit RWU on Oct. 26

October 11, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Voters are driven by partisan beliefs, they align with identity groups and they react to uncontrollable events such as drought or shark attacks. So their selection of leaders is much more nuanced than the ideal of citizens casting votes informed by an objective and thorough analysis of a politician’s positions on the issues. Christopher H. Achen, the renowned political scientist, will illuminate the realities of democratic politics and shatter the romantic notion of government by the will of the people during an appearance at Roger Williams University on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

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President's Distinguished Speakers Series: Political Scientist Christopher Achen

Christopher Achen illuminates the realities of democratic politics with evidence that shatters the “folk theory” of democracy – the myth of government by the will of the people. The Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and professor of politics at Princeton University, Achen is the co-author of Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government (2016), as well as numerous groundbreaking scholarly articles. 

In his lecture — "Why Do Elections Produce Unresponsive Government?” — renowned political scientist Christopher Achen dispels the notion that elections are driven by ordinary citizens’ rational policy positions, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in political parties and identity groups.

Book signing to immediately follow presentation.

Free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Call (401) 254-3166 with questions.

Note: Merit Lottery point event for RWU students.