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URI Cuba Program – Fall Events

URI Fall 2017 Cuba Program Events

Nina Eichacker joins the Economics Department

Assistant Professor Nina Eichacker joined the department this fall. She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and previously taught at Bentley College. She teaches macroeconomics and international finance. Nina recently had her second daughter and is balancing teaching, research and family. We are thrilled to have her here.

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Liam Malloy appointed Honors Program Associate Director

Associate Professor Liam Malloy was recently appointed Associate Director of the URI Honors Program. His primary responsibility will be advising and participating in the general management of the program. Having been a champion advisor in Economics and the primary instructor for the Fall 2016 Honors Colloquium we are sure he will do a great job. While we will miss him on the 8th floor of Chafee he will still be teaching Economics courses, Industrial Organization this fall and the Senior Honors seminar in the Spring.

Humberto Miranda visits from Havana

Dr. Humberto Miranda is visiting the department this fall from the Institute of Philosophy in Havana Cuba. Dr. Miranda specializes in the role of popular democracy in the restructuring of the Cuban economy and in the role of popular movements in Latin American social change. At URI he is teaching teaching courses in the economics department and the Honors Program and will be part of a public conversation with Professor Moakley on “US-Cuban Relations During the Trump Regime” in October

McIntyre receives Fellowship in France

Professor McIntyre visited the University of Rennes II in Spring 2017 as the “Chair of the Americas” . He conducted research there as part of a team working on social and solidarity economy in the Brittany region. He also met with potential partners at Rennes I, Rennes II and Sciences Po for the planned new major in international studies and diplomacy.

Vicky Ferraro blogs from Cuba

Vicky Ferraro lived and studied in Cuba in Spring 2016 through URI’s first semester-long study abroad program in Havana. She was there when President Obama made his historic visit to Cuba and got to meet with RI Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and join the Presidential entourage for a baseball game. You can read about some of her experiences in URI ‘s Quadrangles magazine or on her blog.


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