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J Term News and Notes

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URI Student Recalls March with French at Charlie Hedbo Rally

When the world’s attention shifted to France in early January following a tragic terrorist attack on a satirical magazine, four URI students and one professor were among the nearly 4 million people who flooded the streets of Paris in solidarity.


URI Professor Reflects On Trip To Cuba Following U.S. Diplomatic Breakthrough

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement to restore diplomacy with Cuba, University of Rhode Island professor Maureen Moakley took a group of students to Havana to see first-hand the political and social changes 50 years after the Cuban revolution. A regular contributor to our Political Roundtable Moakley spoke spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison.

Moakley in Cuba

URI Professor returns from Cuba

A URI professor is back in Rhode Island after a recent trip to Cuba. Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley along with 20 students traveled to the island over the January break.


URI students take in hip-hop, Hemingway, baseball during recent trip to Cuba

The old Chevys were charming, Hemingway’s house was “cool’’ and the Museum of the Revolution was moving, but it was the pickup baseball game with a bunch of 10-year-olds that Tyler Figgis ’15 remembers most about his trip to Cuba over winter break.


J Term class offers real-life networking

The Winter J Term class, ITR300: Engage with the Professional World: Exploring the Job Market in Communication and Media, was introduced to University of Rhode Island this past Winter J Term.

Gail Lowney Alofsin, who led the class, is an Adjunct Professor in the Harrington School of Communication and Media. She is also an author, speaker and Director of Corporate Partnership for Newport Harbor Corporation.


Learning underwater during J Term

While most of us are still struggling to drag ourselves through the cold and snow for class, there are nine University of Rhode Island students who are probably having a much harder time than the rest of us.

Over J Term, these students received 3 credits in NRS 475X, a coral reef conservation and analysis class, while studying in Bonaire, a small island in the Caribbean off the North coast of South America, adjacent to the better-known island of Aruba.


URI students, professor march in solidarity with French citizens following attacks on magazine

February 9, 2015 – University of Rhode Island French Professor Lars Erickson received a communiqué from the U.S. Department of State cautioning American citizens about participating in mass demonstrations after the massacre at the Paris satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

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1540 WADK sits down with John Olerio, the URI Winter J Term Coordinator, to discuss Leadership at all Levels

John Olerio, the URI Winter J Term Coordinator, and three Winter J Term students sat down with Leadership At All Levels host Gail Alofsin and WADK personality Dave Rogers to discuss the 2015 URI Winter J Term. Gail taught one of the Winter J Term sections of ITR 300 this January and is also Director of Corporate Partnerships at Newport Harbor Corporation. Click on the link to listen to the interview!


URI professor back from Cuba to reach out to local business leaders about new opportunities on the Caribbean island

Business opportunities are opening up in Cuba following a thawing of relations between the Communist nation and United States, and Rhode Island should get in on the action. That’s the word from University of Rhode Island political science professor Maureen Moakley, back from a 10-day trip to Cuba with 20 URI students.


URI students to visit Cuba, Korea, Chile and other countries during winter J Term sessions

University of Rhode Island students will have a chance to explore the Caribbean island and its culture during the winter break as part of URI’s thriving J Term session.

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