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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events, and Alumni Updates November 23, 2010 Volume 7, Issue 24  
 
 

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BIG CHILL WEEKEND
The Alumni Association's Big Chill Weekend will be held January 21–23, 2011, and it's all about scholarships and FUN! Get all the details and register online today!

LET IT SNOW
Start the new year right with the annual Alumni Ski Weekend at Mt. Snow, Vermont, January 7–9, 2011. Enjoy all that Mt. Snow has to offer at a discounted rate! Register online today or contact Kate Serafini at kserafini@advance.uri.edu for more information.

GAME WATCH
Join the Rhode Island Chapter for a URI–PC men's basketball game watch on December 4 at the Mews Tavern Celtic Pub in Wakefield. Registration not required. Find out more.

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ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

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November 30 RACE Colloquium: "How Black Women’s Stories Complicate Race and Gender Politics"

December 2 URI Theatre production of The Rocky Horror Show through December 12

DECEMBER 4 Master Gardeners' annual poinsettia sale

 

GLOBAL ISSUES
Freshmen tackling Grand Challenges From the first day of classes this year, URI freshmen have been examining complex global issues as part of a new series of courses called Grand Challenges. The 28 interdisciplinary Grand Challenges courses focus on global challenges such as poverty, diversity, hunger, and climate change, and they have intriguing titles like “Media and Race Relations,” "The Future of Families," "Heavy Metal," and "Earth Gone Mad?". More...

[Big Bird]EXPERTISE
Sesame Street taps URI educator to enhance science programming Sara Sweetman, director of education for URI’s Guiding Education in Math and Science Network, has been working with Sesame Street staff since early 2010, conducting workshops in science education. More...

[Student]GIVING
Student-athlete a true hero Rachel Sliwkowski, who competes on the Rhode Island women's rowing team, recently donated her bone marrow to a complete stranger, effectively giving him another chance at life. More…

[Disks]community
Students bring WRIU to life Found on the dial at 90.3 FM, WRIU is the largest non-commercial radio station in the state, with a signal that covers most of Rhode Island, as well as parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Long Island. More...

RESEARCH
Researchers test commercial nets designed to reduce catch of non-target species Preliminary data sugest that experimental commercial fishing nets for use in capturing squid, tested by URI fisheries researchers, were successful at reducing the capture of non-target species, also called by-catch. More..

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Graduate student Andrew Burke: "I chose biomedical engineering because I was injured myself and saw the result of engineering in helping people with mobility."

 
 
 

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