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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events and Alumni Updates | April 29, 2010 Volume 7, Issue 9  
 
 

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ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT
Calling all golfers! Our 2010 Alumni Golf Tournament will be held June 7 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. Hit the links, catch up with fellow alumni and friends, and raise funds to benefit URI students. Find out more.

GOLDEN GRAD CELEBRATION
URI Golden Grads are gathering June 4–6 for their special weekend. There's still time to register.

FAMILY CAMP
Happy campers will be glad to know our popular Alumni Association Family Camp is July 23–25. This year’s activities include a trip to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, a day at the W. Alton Jones Campus, and much, much more. Get the details and sign up today!

AT THE CHAPTERS
The Arizona Rhode Runners are getting together on May 13 in Scottsdale, the New York Metro Chapter is hosting a networking event on May 20, and on June 8, the Ohio Chapter is heading to the Indians-Red Sox game in Cleveland. What is your chapter up to?

ALUMNI CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

URI ALUMNI ONLINE

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APRIL 29 URI Theatre production of "Unbound" continues through May 2

MAY 3 Bollywood singer Sanjeevani Bhelande to perform at Multicultural Center

MAY 4   APAW "Woman of the Year" Ceremony honoring Barbara Silver

MAY 9 URI's East Farm Spring Festival

MAY 22, 23 URI Commencement Ceremonies

JUNE 4 Big Tick Gala

 

ENVIRONMENT
URI among the greenest campuses The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges, published this spring, cited URI as one of the nation’s most eco-friendly campuses. In addition, the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated, named the URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold building. More...

cOMMITMENT
Gymnasts win share of national title two years after varsity team cut Earlier this month, the URI gymnastics team tied with Texas A&M for first place at the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs championship. More...

CREATIVITY
[Julia Glass]Summer writing conference to feature Julia Glass
The URI 2010 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, June 24–26, will feature respected writers and poets as its keynote speakers, including National Book Award winner Julia Glass. The conference offers workshops, panels, and seminars in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and publishing. Thanks to a grant from RISCA, scholarships are available this year. More...

EXCELLENCE
Students receive prestigious scholarship awards
Nicole Rohr and Kimberly Lellis-Dibble will receive $15,000 Scholar Awards from PEO International, which promotes educational opportunities for women pursuing doctoral degrees or postdoctoral research. In addition, sophomores Alexa Kretsch, Megan Nepshinsky, and Ben Negrete have been awarded the Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   More...

EXPLORATION
Professors begin coastal resource study in Puerto Rico URI anthropologists Carlos Garcia-Quijano and John Poggie are exploring the value of Puerto Rico’s coastal resources in a two-year, $115,900 study funded by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sea grant. Their findings may have implications for coastal communities worldwide. More...

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GLOBAL IMPACT URI research projects and experts are receiving extensive international news coverage in media outlets such as The New York Times, National Geographic, Discovery Channel News, The Economist, and the Voice of America News Channel (above), among others. Just this week, URI experts figure prominently in the oil rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 
 
 

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