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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events, and Alumni Updates February 3, 2011 Volume 8, Issue 3  
 
 

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Alumni

BIG CHILL, BIG SUCCESS
More than $80,000 was raised for student scholarships, thanks to the Alumni Association's Big Chill Weekend. Thanks to all who contributed the success of the weekend. Take a look at photos!

WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the Women's Council for Development new scholarship are due February 10. Find out more.

CHEER ON THE RAMS
The New York and New Jersey Chapters will cheer on the Rams at the February 26 URI–Fordham men's basketball game and will get together for a pre-game reception at the Izod Center. Register today!

AT THE CHAPTERS
The Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter will hold its annual Mardi Gras celebration on February 27, and on March 7, the Southwest Florida Chapter will take in a Red Sox–Orioles spring training game in Fort Myers. More about these and other chapter events.

ALUMNI CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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FEBRUARY 3 "Mother Africa" Exhibit at Feinstein Providence Campus, through February 25

FEBRUARY 5–6 Jazz at URI

FEBRUARY 7 Psychology 50th Anniversary Colloquium Series, through May 9

FEBRUARY 8 Vetlesen Lecture: "Will Coral Reefs Disappear?"

FEBRUARY 23 URI–Phipps Conservatory Event

 

ENVIRONMENT
Vetlesen Lecture Series explores the state of our oceans As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island will host an eight-part lecture series exploring recent advances in understanding the ocean environment, including discussions of ocean exploration, threatened habitats, ocean policy, climate change, and oceans and human health. The series, free and open to the public, begins February 8. More...

Leikem Twins COMMUNITY
Tucson twins volunteer In Giffords's office in aftermath of attack URI political science majors Tristany and Kirsten Leikem, who interned at U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s busy Tucson office last summer, were home in Arizona during winter break and volunteered their services when the congresswoman's office re-opened after the attack. More...

Bottles RESEARCH
Scientist examining effects of plastic by-product on humans Angela Slitt, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, has a five-year $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA. She is examining mice exposed to BPA to learn more about its potential effects on humans. More...

GOING GLOBAL
Students support First Lady’s push for “100,000 Strong Initiative” Four students in URI's Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program were among 1000 students at Howard University who applauded First Lady Michelle Obama's call for greater participation in study abroad programs. More...

EXPERTISE
Oceanographer playing central role in helping make Providence Knowledge District green Professor of Oceanography S. Bradley Moran is working toward the environmentally sustainable development of the Knowledge District, formerly known as the Jewelry District, in Providence. Moran co-chairs the Ocean State Consortium of Advanced Resources energy and environment initiative. More...

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The University is seeking nominations for its 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA). Nomination deadline is March 25, 2011. See highlights from our 2010 DAA Celebration.

 
 
 

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