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  • Watch Humanities and Your Career to find out how URI Humanities alumna Marisa O’Gara uses her Humanities training every day in her career as campaign manager for Mayor Jorge Elorza!
  • Why Choose the Humanities? shows how 4 URI Alumn chose to major in the Humanities, and why they’re glad they did!
  •  Coping with Resistance to the Humanities is a great tool for you to show your students how URI Alumn dealt with resistance from family and friends about their choice to major in the Humanities.
  • Join us in celebrating the URI Center for Humanities’ 20th Anniversary by taking a look at our past, and learning how we are working to build on our future.
  •  Learn what Teaching in the Humanities is all about, in the words of Cheryl Foster, 2013 Carnegie Foundation ‘Professor of the Year’ and Rachel Walshe, URI’s first Rhodes Scholar.
  • Learn the value of Research and the Archive, in the words of Mary Cappello, winner of the 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, and Wendy Roworth, expert on 18th century artist Angelica Kauffman.
  • Susan Dalton talks with Professor Catherine Sama at Interacting with Print conference, an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional research group devoted to the study of European print culture in the period 1700-1900.
  • NEH Chairman Jim Leach - 2013 URI Spring Humanities Festival Keynote Address
  • Bill Harley - Two Time Grammy Award Winner, 2013 URI Spring Humanities Festival Keynote Address.
  • Dr. Lynn Pasquerella - President, Mt. Holyoke College, March 29, 2012, URI Spring Humanities Festival Keynote Address.
  • Annu Palakunnathu Matthew - Professor of Art (Photography) at URI.
  • Richard McIntyre  - Professor of Economics and Director of the Honors Program

News and Announcements

  • 2015 Humanities Festival

    Save the Date! Our 2015 Humanities Festival  Trayvon, Michael, Eric, Tamir...Post Racial America? is coming soon! This year's keynote is author, historian,...

  • Upcoming Fall Grants Deadline

    Don't forget! Our Fall Grants Deadline for 2014 is November 5th! Be sure to check the Fall Cycle link on...

  • Robert A. Ferguson Lecture

    Join us for the Robert A. Ferguson Lecture: "The  American Prison: Cruel, But Not Unusual Punishment. Click on...

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