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From Seaweed to Secret Passageways: Beyond the Pages of RWU Magazine Issue 10

Sink your teeth into some extra reading, from a seaweed panna cotta recipe to the plight of misunderstood zombies
Photo by: Cover Photo: Robyn Ivy Photography

BRISTOL, R.I. -- Wanted more between the pages of RWU Magazine's spring issue? Us, too! Whether you're enjoying your issue of RWU poolside, lakeside or surfside, here is some extra content to sink your teeth into -- from seaweed recipes to misunderstood zombies. 

And, while you revel in the relaxation of summer break, we'll be hard at work creating the next issue. As always, we want to hear from you, our readers. Let us know how you like the current magazine and send us your story ideas at magazine@rwu.edu. Happy reading!

  • From an underground brewery to a solar-powered transportation tunnel, the visions for what Providence's historic East Side Tunnel could be -- courtesy of RWU architecture graduate students -- deserve a spot in the sun. View their designs here.
     
  • Associate Professor of Writing Studies Paul Bender answers your gnawing questions about how to survive the zombie apocalypse. You know, just in case...
     
  • Visual arts major Thuy-Diem Nguyen '14 seeks to make meaning of her mixed heritage using mixed mediums in her artwork. From digital photography to yarn, check out some of her selected works
     
  • As Professor of Education Kelly Donnell prepared to lead the School of Education as its new dean, she sat down with President Farish to discuss the current state of teacher education and how RWU is working to prepare a new generation of classroom teachers to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
     
  • Speaking of diverse student populations, the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University recently published a report about the growing gap between Latino Learners and their peers. We excerpted some data in  the latest issue of RWU, and you can read report here.
     
  • Growing up in Saudi Arabia, Leila Bajunaid '14L was often criticized by her teachers and institutional authority figures for speaking her mind and expressing her views about religious freedom. Now she's a First Amendment advocate and a resident of the state responsible for the religious freedom constitutional guarantee. Oh, and Roger Williams's biggest fan.
     
  • There are hundreds of seaweed species in Rhode Island alone -- this handy field guide features a few and is sure to help you impress your friends on your next beach trip!
     
  • You can also harvest some Irish moss in local waters and use it to make this decadent panna cotta with grape compote dessert, courtesy of Chef Jonathan Cambra in the RWU Dining Commons.

     
  • Recent graduate Willie Borkai '14 was featured on the inside back cover of the latest issue. Read more about Willie's personal and educational journey -- and what he plans to do next -- from our Commencement coverage.
     
  • According to Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Eisinger, jazz is America's greatest cultural contribution to the world. Lucky for us, he launched the LIVE@RWU concert series to bring some of the genre's legends and rising stars to Global Heritage Hall. Enjoy this slideshow, and check back in the fall for upcoming concert dates.