- Student advisors helping to revamp Africana studies program - Plans are in place to grow the Africana studies major with new faculty and new areas of emphasis, a path that students helped to forge.
- Scenes from Commencement 2023 - Nearly 700 proud College of Arts and Sciences graduates representing 24 academic departments and over 40 majors and minors gathered in the Ryan Center on Saturday, May 20 to receive their hard-earned degrees.
- Commencement 2023: Schedule and Details - The big weekend is finally here, and we are so happy to be welcoming family and friends of all our graduates to the URI campus.
- Commencement 2023: Student senator makes connections - "URI taught me there are truly no limitations for how far you can go if you’re willing to reach out.” --Christopher Bove
- Commencement 2023: Senior composer explores how art transmits emotion - Milana Cepeda created a project to better understand how music and images translate into emotional experience for an audience.
Faculty Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Spotlight
- Madison Jones on Deep Mapping, Environmental Advocacy, and Science Writing - Madison Jones won a 2022 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for his co-authored article “Deep Mapping for Environmental Communication Design." The article shares lessons from designing and producing EcoTour, a multimedia environmental advocacy project that takes place in Paynes Prairie State Park in Gainesville, Florida.
- James Horban on Bringing URI to the Forefront of Lighting Technologies in Theatre - James Horban, assistant professor of Theatre, was the recipient of a Champlin grant for new equipment and lights. "Our awarded grant will add a large quantity of cutting-edge lighting instruments to our inventory," he says, "opening new interfaces between live performance, technical mastery, and community outreach."
- Melissa Villa Nicholas on a Latinx History of Technology - Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies Melissa Villa Nicholas' latest book, Latinas on the Line, was published by Rutgers Press in January. Using archives and oral history from Latinas who had been telephone operators and information workers for decades, it builds a Latinx history of technology.
- Dr. Niku T’arhechu T’arhesi on Language - Dr. Niku T’arhechu T’arhesi, Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Indigenous Studies of the Americas, studies how language works at the cognitive, grammatical, and interactional levels and has worked on P’urhépecha, a Mesoamerican language unrelated to any other language.
- Justin Wyatt on the Legacy of Film Director Robert Altman - Justin Wyatt, associate professor of communication studies, journalism, and film/media has a new book out titled ReFocus: The Later Films and Legacy of Robert Altman.