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Hoodie Day (Observed) – Feb. 27

Wear your hoodie up all day in memory of Trayvon Martin and the scores of other victims of racial profiling across the country. According to a July 2013 report on, the night Trayvon was shot to death by George Zimmerman, the hoodie he wore had a badge with a picture of his dead cousin pinned to it. He carried a bag of Skittles and Arizona watermelon fruit juice cocktail, which he had just purchased. On Monday, Feb. 27, come to the Unity Center (Donovan Dining Center, Lower Level) for Skittles and Arizona between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Supplies limited).

Antoinette Gomes

FCTL Workshop: Social Justice across Curriculum – March 1

This workshop is intended to create a space for faculty to collaborate on ways to encourage and incorporate social justice concerns in their curricula. A panel, consisting of Sara Picard (Art History), Sadhana Bery (Sociology), Robyn Linde (Political Science) and Janice Okoomian (Gender and Women’s Studies), will present a lesson that they teach, then the floor will be opened for questions and discussion. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Biology Research Colloquium – March 2

On Thursday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in FLS 050, Yaowu Yuan, assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, will give a talk titled “Developmental Genetics of Monkeyflowers: Pattern Formation and Morphological Innovation.” Yuan has spent years trying to understand why organisms have evolved such diverse and beautiful forms, using the dazzling monkey flowers as a model organism in his research.

Sarah Spinette

New York City Trip – March 3

The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to New York City on Friday, March 3. The bus will leave in front of Roberts Hall at 6:30 a.m. and will drop off passengers at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum. You are free to spend the day as you please. The bus departs from the museum at 8 p.m. Sign up on Wednesday, Feb. 22, between noon and 1 p.m., at the main entrance of ALEX and ANI Hall. The cost of the trip is $20. For more information, contact Art Club Advisor Lisa Russell at 456-9599.

Lisa Russell

Biology Research Colloquium – March 16

On Thursday, March 16, at 4 p.m. in FLS 050, Michael Nishizaki of the Maritime Studies Program at Williams College at Mystic Seaport will give a talk titled “Beyond the Mean: Predicting Biological Responses to Environmental Uncertainty in Marine Mussels.” Nishizaki has studied the effects of multiple environmental stressors, such as temperature, on various marine organisms.

Sarah Spinette

Comedy by Pete Davidson from “Saturday Night Live” – March 16

Pete Davidson from “Saturday Night Live” will perform his comedy on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Auditorium. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for RIC students (limit 2) and will be available for purchase, while they last, at the Student Union Welcome & Information Center from Wednesday, Feb. 8, to Tuesday, Feb. 14. General ticket sales start Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Box Office in Roberts Hall. Call 456-8144, for pricing and hours. This event is sponsored by the Performing Arts Series at Rhode Island College, the Programming Event Board and the Office of Student Activities.

Kristen Salemi

Student Leadership Awards Call for Nominations – Deadline March 17

The Office of Student Activities announces the opening of nominations for the ninth annual Student Leadership Awards. Students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are welcome to submit nominations. For more information and to submit a nomination, click here. Nominations are due by Friday, March 17.

Marissa Weiss

Biology Research Colloquium – March 23

On Thursday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in FLS 050, Michelle Mondoux, assistant professor of cell biology at The College of Holy Cross, will give a talk titled “Short and Sweet? Using C. elegans as a Model for High-Sugar Diet, Health and Longevity.” Assisted by undergraduate research fellows, Mondoux investigated the role of nutrient stress in processes such as aging and fertility, with focus on the effects of excess glucose. Her research is particularly relevant to health problems prominent in today’s society.

Sarah Spinette

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In – Through May 4

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. Mindfulness meditation will be offered Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., in Craig-Lee 130 through May 4. Meditation is open to all; no prior experience needed.

Thomas Lavin

Student Union Advisory Board

RIC students are being sought to serve on the Student Union Advisory Board, which will meet Wednesdays, March 1, March 22 and April 12, from 5-6:30 p.m. in SU307, and on Friday, April 28, from 10-11:30 a.m. in SU 307. Sandwich wraps will be served. Interested students are asked to contact Kristen Salemi, director of the Student Union, at for more information.

Kristen Salemi