Lina is currently a junior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in international studies, global language and area studies, and gender and women’s studies. Lina was born in Busra Al-Harir, Daraa Syria but is now a resident of Cranston, RI. She devotes time to public service for and defense of displaced populations after experiencing […]Continue reading "URI Student Lina Al Taan Hariri wins Truman Scholarship"
Category: Student Spotlight
Paige Carmichael Featured in A&S Profile
Paige Carmichael, a rising Senior majoring in Economics was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences student profiles’ page. Paige was highlighted for her academic prowess and other achievements, including being a two-time Arts and Sciences Research Fellow. Read Paige’s story on the A&S page.Continue reading "Paige Carmichael Featured in A&S Profile"
Seniors Present Research Projects
Last Wednesday, both sections of ECN 445, our senior research seminar, presented their capstone projects. One section, taught by Professor Christopher Briggs, focused on monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve.Continue reading "Seniors Present Research Projects"
Students Create Films on the Economics of Race and Gender
Since Professor Smita Ramnarain began teaching ECN 386, Economics of Race, Class and Gender, in the Spring of 2018, she has asked students to create short films relaying themes and topics that they’ve learnt in the class. At the end of the semester, economics students and faculty gather to screen the films and declare the winning team.Continue reading "Students Create Films on the Economics of Race and Gender"
Students Create Economics Inspired Games
As part of their final project, one section of ECN 327, Intermediate Macroeconomics, students were asked to create or adapt games that represent key features of the economy. Students made adaptations of card games, computer games and even classics such as the game of life.Continue reading "Students Create Economics Inspired Games"
Lola Ojutiku to Present at URPE Conference
After her independent study with Professor Ramnarain and her summer as an Arts and Sciences Research Fellow,Senior Economics major, Lola Ojutiku, will be presenting her culminated research at the Union for Radical Political Economy’s 50th Anniversary Conference.Continue reading "Lola Ojutiku to Present at URPE Conference"
Meet Lola Ojutiku ’19
Lola Ojutiku is the last of three children born in Lagos, Nigeria to parents of Nigerian and Liberian descent. Her mother built a large book collection that helped her and her siblings survive long childhood summers. Lola soon realized that reading was the only way she could transport herself.Continue reading "Meet Lola Ojutiku ’19"
Andy Boardman Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship
Income inequality in the United States, economic stagnation, health care disparities, enhancing educational and economic opportunities for the working class and helping women win elections are among the causes that drive Andrew Boardman.Continue reading "Andy Boardman Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship"