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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events, and Alumni Updates September 1, 2011 Volume 8, Issue 18  
 
  Harrington

THE BIG PICTURE: URI's Harrington School of Communication and Media is creating a world of new opportunities for students. Take a look.

Alumni

COME HOME TO URI
Celebrate Homecoming October 17–23! Activities are scheduled throughout the week, and on Homecoming Weekend, which features the 5K Rhode Race, Rhodyville, and the URI-Delaware football game.

PICTURE THIS
Browse photos from our URI Night with the PawSox, held on August 17.

TAKE A SIP
Enjoy a wine tasting at Newport Vineyards on September 24, sponsored by the Young Alumni Council. Learn more.

RI CHAPTER ROCKS
Join the Rhode Island Chapter on October 6 at PPAC for Rock of Ages, a musical featuring hits from Journey, Foreigner, and other bands of the ‘80s. Get the details about this and other chapter events.

ALUMNI CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

URI ALUMNI ONLINE

Calendar

SEPTEMBER 8 Community Forum: The Future of Wind Energy in Rhode Island

SEPTEMBER 13 2011 Honors Colloquium, featuring inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil

SEPTEMBER 19 Tony Horton show and community workout

SEPTEMBER 20 Tiesto's Club Life College Invasion Tour

OCTOBER 3 OLLI at URI Fall Courses begin

 

INNOVATION
Honors Colloquium asks
"Are You Ready for the Future?"
This fall, the University’s popular Honors Colloquium addresses the astonishing technological advances expected over the next 20–30 years and their effect on humankind. The semester-long lecture series features some of the world’s most prominent voices discussing their expectations of what the future holds, the surprising technologies that will likely be available, and their potential consequences. More...

CAMPUS LIFE
URI goes back to school When classes begin on September 7, the University will welcome 13,250 undergraduates and 3,000 part- and full-time graduate students. The 2011–2012 URI student body includes representatives from 45 U.S. states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 58 nations. Sixty-three percent of the students are from Rhode Island. More..

Erosion ENVIRONMENT
Irene causes less coastal erosion than feared Although Narragansett, South Kingstown, and Charlestown beaches were lowered by about four feet due to Hurricane Irene, erosion is considerably less than had been feared. According to Jon Boothroyd, emeritus professor of geosciences, who has monitored erosion on Rhode Island beaches since 1977, the volume of change does not approach what happened during Hurricane Bob. More...

Horton COMMUNITY
Fitness guru Tony Horton to “Bring It!” to URI The University community is invited to join URI alumnus Tony Horton, one of the top fitness experts in the world and the creator of P90X, for a workout and seminar on September 19 in Keaney Gymnasium. Registration is required for the event, which is free and open to the public. More....

EXPERTISE
Significant East Coast quake felt on campus The August 23 earthquake that rocked Virginia and Washington, D.C. mildly shook the Kingston campus during what Dan Murray, emeritus professor of geosciences, called one of the most significant quakes in the last 100 years on the East Coast. More...

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Hurricane Damage

THINKING BIG: One of Hurricane Irene’s gusts felled a large oak tree Sunday, August 28, at 6:50 a.m. on Upper College Road near the campus gates at Briar Lane and Campus Avenue. Campus crews had the tree removed from Upper College Road by 10:30 a.m.

 
 
 

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