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April 18, 2017
(All day)
Rogers Free Library, Bristol
The Women of Bristol Exhibition, organized by Roger Williams University Archivist Heidi Benedict, is the first ever exhibit-oriented collaboration between nearly all of Bristol’s historic, arts and cultural institutions. The exhibition brings together a unique collection of objects, including cooking and sailing implements, artwork, photographs, books, and other written material. The exhibit opens in the Rogers Free Library entrance gallery at 525 Hope Street on April 1 and will be available for viewing during library hours until April 30. It is free and open to the public.
April 18, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University Library
The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning and afternoon sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects. SASH will be held Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19.
April 18, 2017
8:30 am - 3:45 pm
RWU SCS & Providence Public Library, Providence, R.I.
Hosted by Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies, the #TURNUPRI Youth Summit brings together some of the best and brightest middle and high school students to focus on leadership development, empowerment and career opportunities. The summit provides opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, and learn from leaders in the field.This year’s keynote speaker is the New York Times Best-Selling Author I’m Judging You, Luvvie Ajayi. Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.
April 18, 2017
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GHH 01 & University Library (Mary Tefft White Cultural Center)
The 12th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival created by Roger Williams University in partnership with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off April 17th and runs through the 23rd. Kicking off the festival will be a screening of the award-winning documentary "Pell" by director Steven Feinberg that chronicles the creation of the Pell Educational Grants. This year’s programming features over 60 films from across the world including Academy Award nominees and winners, numerous world and US Premieres; panel discussions/symposia; visiting filmmakers and student film showcases. The event will conclude with the Spring 2017 Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience on April 18, 20 and 23. The sidebar program on The Jewish Experience will feature short films, documentary, media and guest speakers. This year’s programming explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel, across the globe and the Holocaust through 15 premiere films.
April 18, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
GHH Atrium
Professor Ora Szekely is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has a B.A., from Cornell University, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from McGill University. She is the author of several articles and her book, The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East: Resources, Relationships, and Resistance, was published by Springer this year. The book examines the foreign and domestic policies of militant organizations in the Middle East, especially Hamas, Hizballah, Amal, and the PLO. She teaches courses on comparative politics, ethnic politics, and a capstone seminar on civil war.
April 18, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mary Tefft White Cultural Center — University Library
Three days of film screenings will take place on April 18, 20 and 23, as part of the Jewish Experience Film Series, which focuses on the global Jewish experience through short films, documentary, media guest speakers. All events are free and open to the public. This is a merit point event for RWU students.
April 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Intercultural Center (Prayer Room)
Zen Meditation instruction provided every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m, in the Prayer Room (lower level) of the Intercultural Center. Please come sit with us, relax and find your true way. Meditation mats and cushions will be provided.
April 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mary Tefft White Cultural Center — University Library
Meet three people who are actively involved in the film industry. Learn about their creative journeys and their drivers which keep them moving forward in an art form that fulfills and nurtures their passion. The program includes a screening of the Award-winning film “Spit Ticket” by guest panelist, Alfred Thomas Catalfo. Moderated by RWU Professor George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers.