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RIC Student Artist Exhibit Through October
RIC student Marlena Davis of Cumberland is exhibiting a number of her paintings and photographs in the Cumberland Public Library’s Hayden Art Gallery during the month of October. The exhibit is accessible on the second floor whenever the library is open. As part of the exhibit, the library will host an artist meet-and-greet on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2-4 p.m. Marlena received an M.A. in counseling from RIC and graduated from the C.A.G.S. program in mental health counseling at RIC.
Why the Allies Won World War II and Its Lessons for Today – Oct. 24
The internationally famous British historian Jeremy Black will again visit our campus on Monday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Alger Hall 110. He will present a lecture on “Why the Allies Won World War II and Its Lessons for Today.” All students, faculty, staff and friends of the college are invited to attend, and there will be ample time for questions. Black is the author of over 100 books, including “The Holocaust: History and Memory,” “The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History” and “The Power of Knowledge.” Come and enjoy sparkling intellect and wit.
Biology Research Colloquium – Oct. 27
Genetically modified plants will be the topic of Elizabeth Vierling’s talk at the Biology Research Colloquium on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in FLS 050. A distinguished professor at the University of Massachusetts, Vierling has studied the stress response and stress tolerance in plants and has made many presentations on genetically modified plants. Her presentation is titled “Transgenic Plants: From Basic Research to Agricultural Applications.”
Lecture: “The Art of Medicine, Plain People and Molecular Medicine” – Oct. 27
The Department of History and the School of Nursing will host a lecture by G. Terry Sharrer, former curator of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Faculty Center South. Sharrer will focus on the primary care facility for special children of the Amish and Old Order of Mennonites in Stradsburg, Pennsylvania. The relationship between caregiver and patient at this facility is where modern molecular medicine began.
19th Annual Promising Practices Multicultural Conference – Nov. 5
Please join us at the 19th Annual Promising Practices Conference on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Donovan Dining Center. The theme for this year is “Resilience across the Board: A Strength-based Approach to Foster Resiliency in All Communities.” The conference will feature clinical psychologist Robert Brooks and 24 compelling workshops. This event is open to the public.
Academic Software Requests for Centrally Managed Computer Labs – Deadline Nov. 7
Faculty requiring new software, freeware, shareware or upgraded software in the centrally managed student computer labs and electronic classrooms for the Spring Semester 2017, should complete and submit the request form by Monday, Nov 7.
Lecture: Young, Black, Male and Educated in White America: An Autoethnographic Triangulation of Racial Profiling Interaction – Nov. 10
Stefan Battle, RIC assistant professor of social work, will present a lecture titled “Young, Black, Male and Educated in White America: An Autoethnographic Triangulation of Racial Profiling Interaction” on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Alger 110.
Save the Date! Admissions Open House – Nov. 12
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the annual Open House for prospective students and their families. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1-4:30 p.m. As always, we appreciate the support and participation of the entire Rhode Island College community.
Committee on College Lectures Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Funding
The Committee on College Lectures is pleased to announce the availability of lecture award funds for the Spring 2017 semester. The Committee on College Lectures invites applications for funding to bring outside speakers to Rhode Island College for campus-wide lectures/workshops, departmental and interdepartmental lectures/workshops and classroom presentations. We can fund honoraria ranging from $50-$300 and additional travel expenses. Please click here for application. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m.
Art Exhibit: Richard Whitten – Now through Jan. 16, 2017
Paintings by RIC Professor of Art Richard Whitten will be included in an exhibit of 24 artists at the Newport Art Museum from Oct. 1 through Jan. 16, 2017. This group of artists were also documented in the “NetWorks Rhode Island” 2015/2016 artist video portrait series. Click here for video clip on Whitten. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m.
In our streaming, multitasking, digital world, how often do you feel overwhelmed, scattered or like you are spinning your wheels? In mindfulness meditation, we take time out from the constant doing of our outer world and the constant thinking of our inner world and create a space where we can practice simply being. Through this practice, we develop a quiet mind, which is essential to real learning and teaching. Offered Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., CL 130. Open to all.