PROVIDENCE, R.I. – To celebrate the culmination of an extraordinary exhibition of photographs documenting the historic Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama in 1965, Roger Williams University and Providence Public Library will host a Freedom Journey 1965 finale event on Wednesday, Feb. 24, as the conclusion of Black History Month nears.
Providence Journal columnist Ed Fitzpatrick and NAACP Providence President James Vincent will lead an armchair discussion on the Civil Rights movement, the establishment of the NAACP and 21st-century issues of race, social justice and human rights. Local community members are invited to attend this free event, which is sponsored by Bank of America.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Through the lens of an extraordinary exhibition documenting the historic Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama in 1965, the photographer and a fellow march participant joined a longtime social justice activist on Wednesday evening for a wide-ranging conversation on the history of the fight for equal voting rights, the impact of the continued lack of diversity in present-day positions of authority, and much more.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An extraordinary exhibition of photographs documenting the historic Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama in 1965 launched its national tour in Rhode Island in November – and next week, local community members will get the chance to hear directly from the photographer.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Featuring a series of striking images captured inside the heart of the action during the harrowing Selma to Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama in 1965, an extraordinary exhibition of photographs documenting the pivotal demonstration for freedom will launch its national tour in Rhode Island.
BRISTOL, R.I. – As its Fall 2014 semester begins, Roger Williams University School of Law has welcomed renowned WikiLeaks defense lawyer David Coombs to its faculty as Visiting Associate Professor of Law.
Coombs, who has previously taught at RWU Law as an adjunct faculty member, will be coaching the school’s trial team and teaching “Criminal Procedure: Investigation,” a required second-year course, during the Spring 2015 semester.
In recent years, Coombs – whose Providence-based law practice focuses on defense work in military courts-martial proceedings – won national media attention as the lead defense counsel for Chelsea Manning f/k/a PFC Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted last summer in the largest leak of documents in United States history.
BRISTOL, R.I. -- In the latest issue of RWU, we shared with you a delectable recipe for Miso Seaweed Soup, courtesy of Chef Jonathan Cambra – assistant director of culinary operations and head catering chef for the University’s food services provider, Bon Appetit Management. But what’s dinner without dessert? Carrageenan – a common stabilizing agent derived from Chondrus crispus (a.k.a. Irish moss) – serves a sustainable substitute for gelatin to give the panna cotta its smooth and creamy texture.
Panna Cotta with Seaweed and Grape Compote Garnish
1/3 C Irish Moss Seaweed
4 C whole milk
3/5 C granulated sugar
1.5 tsp. vanilla
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.
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BRISTOL, R.I. -- There’s nothing quite like a Commencement Day. Those of us in politics talk about the future all the time, but today I feel that it’s really right in front of us. What an honor it is to wish such a promising group of graduates well today. On behalf of the state, I am delighted to welcome you into the company of educated men and women. And I’m quite happy to say that the days when commencements were conducted in Latin have fallen by the wayside.
In the spirit of history, I’d like to quote the poet Horace, written in 23 B.C., and urge you to carpe diem, or seize this day. It belongs to you. You have dreamed of it. You have worked hard to make it happen and now it is here.
Roger Williams has been mentioned previously. The namesake of this exceptional university was himself a Latin speaker, and one of the most learned men in all of Colonial New England. Indeed his education formed him. It helped him become the person he was destined to be.
BRISTOL, R.I., May 16, 2014 – Under moody skies, with glimpses of sunshine alternating with a mid-ceremony rain squall, the Honorable Judith S. Kaye – retired Chief Judge for the State of New York – addressed the 169 graduates of the Class of 2014 during Commencement exercises Friday.
“Welcome to a great profession,” Judge Kaye told the assembled graduates, "one that has helped assure – over the past two-plus centuries – that this remains a land of justice and equal opportunity, dedicated to the values of our founders. Do you know that more than half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were lawyers, as were many of the delegates to the Philadelphia convention, leaders in the revolutionary movement, and drafters and signers of the Constitution? Throughout history, our most pressing social, economic and political issues have rested in the hands of lawyers and judges.”
BRISTOL, R.I. – With smiles on their faces beaming as bright as the sun shining through the Global Heritage Hall atrium, student leaders who have dedicated their pursuits to promoting inclusivity and social justice across the campus community were honored this morning for their unrelenting advocacy.
In a poignant ceremony that united seniors, alumni, administrators and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of both the graduating students and departing Associate Dean Ande Diaz – who for seven years has served as director of the Intercultural Center – Vice President of Student Affairs John King presented stoles to 22 seniors who were recognized for their commitment to intercultural learning, collaborative spirit and ethics of campus inclusivity.