Archived Events – 2017

Sept. 28, 2017

Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses! with Dr. Saundra McGuire

All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses. However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This interactive workshop will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses! 

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Sept. 21, 2017

President’s Address Presented By: President Dooley


President will be providing his “state of the university” address

 May 20 , 2017

Commencement 2017 – Graduate Ceremony

The University of Rhode Island is proud to celebrate the academic accomplishments of our 2017 graduates at the upcoming 131st Commencement. We’re filled with pride for our graduates’ many achievements and share their joy and excitement for all that is yet to come. It is truly a time to Think Big!

 April 27, 2017

URI Founders’ Day Festival

Festivities including hayrides to Watson House tours, zip-lines, animals from Peckham Farm, games, historic clothing exhibit, music by Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, and complimentary food including hot dogs, kettle corn and Del’s lemonade! Live broadcast by WRIU.

 April 21, 2017

24th Annual Minor in Leadership Studies
Senior Portfolio Review

Graduating students of the interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies present their Portfolios for review, receive their minor certificates and graduation stolls, and are honored for their achievements.

April 18, 2017

The Art of the “Squeal”

Vangermeersch Endowed Lecture Series 17

Known worldwide for his expertise in public relations and interactive marketing, the Chairman and Founder of Racepoint Global Larry Weber will be the guest speaker at the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration’s 10th Annual Vangermeersch Lecture. Weber will bring his years of experience and address the timely topic of truth in media and marketing. In his lecture, “The Art of the Squeal: Leaks, Fake News, Alternative Facts. Media, Marketing and Moral Purpose in a Changing World,” Weber will discuss how software, the Internet, media and digital technologies have created seismic shifts in the consumption and interpretation of media today.

April 13, 2017


15th Annual Anthony J. Risica Lecture Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Bots, and the Evolution of Great Customer Service

Tom Chisholm ’68, CEO, Chisholm Ventures, LLC & Chairman of NeuraFlash

Brett Chisholm ’94, CEO, NeuraFlash

Nancy Forster-Holt, Spachman Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island

April 12, 2017

Malford Thewlis Lecture

11th Annual Thewlis Lecture:

The Fine Art of Aging: Connecting Creativity and Neuroscience

Presented by:

Nina Kraus, PhD
Hugh Knowles Professor
Departments of Neurobiology and Physiology, and
Communications Sciences and Disorders
Northwestern University

April 11, 2017

A. Robert Rainville Leadership Awards

For over 28 years, the Office of Student Involvement, The Center for Student Leadership Development and the Dean of Students Office hold an annual celebration to honor students who are successful in various leadership roles while maintaining a good academic record. The award is named in memory of A. Robert Rainville ’64, students’ friend and mentor, Vice President for Student Affairs 1980-86.


April 8, 2017

The University of Rhode Island – Graduate Student Conference

The aim of the Graduate Student Conference at URI is to facilitate the innovative scholarship of graduate students across the nation and globe by providing opportunities for them to share academic work, receive scholarly feedback and network professionally. The event also facilitates the integration of faculty, promising scholars and colleagues in an interdepartmental intellectual dialogue. The Graduate Student Conference is a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their scholarly work at URI in a formal conference setting. Each year conference attendees hear from two highly respected and provocative speakers—one a professor from the URI community, the other a renowned visiting scholar.

March 25, 2017

The University of Rhode Island – Talent Development Program

Presented by:
Talent Development

TD recruits students with college potential, admits them through a rigorous Summer Program, provides them with an assigned academic advisor, and retains students with financial and other assistance.

The Talent Development Program at the University of Rhode Island serves Rhode Island high school graduates who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A majority of TD students are students of color. Students admitted to TD have taken the required core academic courses in high school. However, the average academic profile for students accepted to the TD program is not the average academic profile for students accepted through the regular admission process.TD requires an intensive summer academic program prior to the start of the fall semester. During the TD Summer Program students take university courses and live on campus. TD students who successfully complete the TD Summer Program continue their enrollment at URI in the fall. TD students receive academic and individual support from TD Advisors and mentors, and most receive the need-based Hardge/Forleo Grant. To be considered for the TD Program, students apply for admission to URI indicating their interest in TD, and then are considered through a competitive review process.