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2010-10-14 11:20:00

Mallika Sarabhai and Taslima Nasrin Examine the Intricate Relationship Between Art and Identity BRISTOL, R.I., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the intricate relationship between art and identity, Roger Williams University will host two pioneers of the international women's movement as a part of its ongoing Civil Discourse Lecture Series. This year's theme, "Artists and Writers at Risk," features Indian choreographer, dancer and activist Mallika Sarabhai, and Taslima...

2009-08-19 23:01:00

BRISTOL, R.I., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roger Williams University (RWU) is ranked 7th among the 64 colleges and universities in its category in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 rankings of best colleges, its highest ranking ever. Roger Williams University was ranked in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges - North, which includes institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts and in professional fields such as...

2009-03-06 11:00:00

Expo Concludes with Announcement of RWU Scholarship Award to Middletown High School Sophomore BRISTOL, R.I., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing commitment of encouraging young women to pursue careers in science and technology, Roger Williams University today announced a full-scholarship award for one participant during the 2009 GRRL Tech expo being hosted on campus. Mersina Simanski, sophomore at Middletown High School, was presented today with a scholarship that...

2008-12-03 07:00:00

BRISTOL, R.I., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Dec. 6, volunteers will transfer nearly 750,000 adolescent oysters to restoration sites in Bristol Harbor and neighboring areas, culminating the third annual cycle of a joint effort between local community members and marine science researchers at Roger Williams University to bolster Rhode Island's diminished oyster population. "RWU is committed to reinvigorating Rhode Island's oyster populations," said Timothy Scott,...

2008-09-10 15:00:17

Theo Brown, 10, of Barrington, feels the breeze coming in from the stormy waters off Barrington Town Beach. He and his family and friends spent a day at the beach while schools were closed for yesterday's primary election. The Providence Journal / Bob Thayer (c) 2008 Providence Journal. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-03 18:00:32

It was only fitting that Mike Carbone, Rhode Island's 2008 Middle-School Principal of the Year, would give me his story while we toured his pride and joy, the Kickemuit Middle School. Carbone believes that what finally helped his school turn the corner were "learning walks" and other practices that involve the adults observing one another's work, and giving honest, constructive feedback. Resembling a happy, oversized middle-schooler himself, Carbone enthused about how "getting everyone out...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By Alex Kuffner BRISTOL -- The first day of school in the Bristol Warren Regional School District came and went last Wednesday without any hitches. The biggest worry for administrators was the reopening of Colt Andrews School, which had been closed for two years so it could be expanded and renovated, but a team of faculty members, parents and contractors spent the days leading up to the event working around the clock to make sure everything was in place. Though parts of the $14-million...

2008-07-27 15:00:39

More and better possible sites for a proposed municipal wind turbine in Barrington are among the first blessings to emerge from the Rhode Island General Assembly's legislation to approve "net metering," recently signed by Governor Carcieri. The new law means that Barrington will not be required to locate the windmill approved at Barrington's financial town meeting in May at the town facility it will supply. Rather, Barrington can put it on the town land it deems most suitable. Net metering...

2008-07-24 15:00:39

By Alex Kuffner WARREN -- Town Planner Michelle Maher has given notice that she will leave her position next month to take a job with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Maher, who has been Town Planner since 2002, will become the statewide commercial recycling coordinator, a newly created position at the quasi-public agency that operates the Central Landfill in Johnston. In her new job, she will work with businesses across Rhode Island to increase their rate of recycling....

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Alex Kuffner Michelle Maher will take a job with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. WARREN -- Town Planner Michelle Maher has given notice that she will leave her position next month to take a job with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Maher, who has been Town Planner since 2002, will become the statewide commercial recycling coordinator, a newly created position at the quasi-public agency that operates the Central Landfill in Johnston. In her new job,...