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Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy recognized 10 student employees, eight staff members and two teams of employees for outstanding contributions to the university at a reception at the Old Chapel Great Hall on May 9. The 2017 Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Award Recipients Back row,...
Sonia Nieto
Sonia Nieto, professor emerita of language, literacy and culture in the College of Education, was the featured speaker at Rhode Island College’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 13. Nieto also was awarded an honorary degree in education by the Providence school. Called “a...
Thom Hannum
Thomas P. Hannum, associate director of the Minuteman Marching Band, brought his percussion performance expertise to Singapore in March for a six-day residency and concert at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Invited by Jon Fox, chair of the conservatory’s percussion department and...
American Epic screen shot
Steven C. Tracy, Distinguished Professor of Afro-American studies and one of the leading authorities on the intersection of African-American literature and blues music, is an advisor on the upcoming three-part PBS historical documentary on American roots music, “American Epic.” The...
Barton Byg
Barton Byg, German and Scandinavian studies, has been awarded the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) of the Federal Republic of Germany for his continuing work as founding director of the DEFA Film Library. The medal, authorized by German President Joachim Gauck, was presented by Ralf Horlemann...
State Sen. Michael Barrett (D-Lexington) with Erin Baker, mechanical and industrial engineering.
Five Public Engagement Project fellows visited the State House May 9 to share their research and explore synergies in meetings with 16 state representatives, senators and other policy leaders. The group included Jonathan Wynn, sociology, Erin Baker, mechanical and industrial engineering, Erica...
Timothy Randhir
Timothy Randhir, professor of watershed hydrology in the department of environmental conservation, led a delegation of environmental professionals from western Massachusetts to study environmental issues in Peru and Uruguay from March 17-27. The delegation included representatives from the...
Brian Callaci
Brian Callaci, a Ph.D. candidate in economics, has been awarded a $25,000, 2017-18 dissertation fellowship from the Center for Engaged Scholarship. The money will support the writing of his dissertation, which examines the relationship between bargaining power and the distribution of risks and...
Lara R. Curtis
Lara R. Curtis, associate director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, presented a paper May 3 in Edinburgh, Scotland, at an international conference on “Relations between Britain and France in World War II.” Curtis discussed Muriel Byck and Noor Inayat Khan,...
Paula Pietromonaco
Paula Pietromonaco, psychological and brain sciences and director of the Close Relationships, Emotion and Health Lab, was recently appointed editor-in-chief of the journal Emotion, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Emotion showcases...

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