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Exhibit: “Long Road Home: Holocaust Survivors/Displaced Persons” – May and June

The 26th Annual Yom HaShoah Exhibit, “Long Road Home: Holocaust Survivors/Displaced Persons,” can be viewed in the James P. Adams Library lobby during May and June. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the height of the Displaced Persons (DPs) crisis following World War II. Books and documents from the Adams Library collections tell the story of Jewish “unrepatriables” – DPs who could not be returned to their country of origin and their struggles to be allowed to emigrate to America and the newly declared State of Israel.

Tish Brennan

Library Exhibit: “The Book, Art & Artifact” – Through May 31

“The Book, Art & Artifact” is an exhibit on display through Tuesday, May 31, in the Adams Library that investigates the book as object and art. Exhibit pieces demonstrate the materiality of books: their construction and the design choices made to suit readers and their needs. Unusual books drawn from the library’s collections question our definition of “book.” Interactive elements engage viewers with cover design and illustration. This exhibit is curated by reference librarians Dragan Gill and Amy Barlow.

Dragan Gill

Summertime Lunchtime Acoustic Music Series – June 1-22

The Student Union is pleased to announce a Summertime Lunchtime Acoustic Music Series on Wednesdays, June 1-22, from 12:30–1:30 p.m., on the patio outside the Student Union Media Center (rain location will be the Student Union Café). Bring along your lunch and enjoy the acoustic rock of RIC’s own Tony Carlino and Karl Benziger.

Kristen Salemi

Seminar: Operation Clean Government – June 4

Operation Clean Government’s “Candidate School 2016,” a daylong seminar designed to develop new leaders, will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the RIC Student Union Ballroom. Hosted by the RIC Political Science Department, this event calls for casual dress. The attendance fee is $110.

RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp – July 11-28

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will hold the 2016 Summer Performing Arts Camp July 11-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Little Theatre (Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Room 128). Prior to Wednesday, May 25, tuition is $495; thereafter it is $595. This acting camp incorporates musical theatre and dance (no experience necessary); however, enrollment is limited. For more information, contact the camp director, RIC Professor of Theatre Jamie Taylor, at 401-456-9702 or by email

Jamie Taylor, RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp Director

RIC Athletics to Host 16th Annual Anchor Club Golf Day – July 18

The Rhode Island College Athletic Department will be hosting the 16th Annual Anchor Club Golf Day on Monday, July 18, at Valley Country Club in Warwick. 

Now in its 16th year, the Anchor Club Golf Day is a great chance to reunite with old friends, enjoy a round of golf at the exclusive Valley Country Club and support the development of Rhode Island College’s over 300 student-athletes participating in 21 varsity sports.  

All the proceeds go directly toward enhancing programs that impact the day-to-day lives of our student-athletes during their tenure here at RIC, and your support would truly be impactful as we look to continue our tradition of building champions on and off the court/field.

Registration and sponsorships are currently still available. If interested in playing in this year’s event, donating an item for our raffle or taking out a sponsorship, please contact Assistant Athletic Director Greg O’Connor at (401) 456-8961, or visit the special events page at to fill out your registration form today. Also see golf brochure.

Greg O’Connor

Hot Books for Summer Reading

From thrillers to histories, check out the most popular books in the Adams Library browsing collection. Choose a bestseller to enjoy after exams or several to take to the beach this summer. See

Judith Stokes

“The Shallows” – The 2016-2017 Common Book

“The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” by Nicholas Carr, will be the Common Book for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. Visit the Open Books – Open Minds website to learn more about this book. 

Zubeda Jalalzai

Mindfulness Meditation

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 1pm, CL130. Open to all.