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​The Annual Faculty Exhibition offers an opportunity for the community to experience firsthand the inspirational and virtuoso talent in residence at Rhode Island College. The exhibit runs from Aug. 30-Sept. 21,​ with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5-8 p.m. in Bannister Gallery. Gallery walk-throughs with exhibiting artists and refreshments will be included.

Represented are the works of Craig Bachman, Juan Barboza-Gubo, Doug Bosch, Joost During, Bill Martin, Dianne Reilly, Johan van Aswegen and Frank Wang.​ These faculty artists are integral to the current aesthetic and formal dialogue in their various approaches to art practice, including research-based and interdisciplinary methods that are at the core of best practice models. 

RIC’s faculty exhibits widely and receive many prestigious awards, grants and residencies. As a result, they encourage students, by their example, to think across boundaries. Collectively, these distinguished, award-winning artists bring a unique vision to the region’s cultural tapestry.

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​Join the Department of Physical Sciences for a talk by URI Professor of Chemistry Dugan Hayes on watching electrons and atoms move with ultrafast terahertz, optical and X-ray spectroscopies. This talk will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, at noon in Clarke Science 128.

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​On Friday, Sept. 21, from 10-11 a.m. at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406​ a demonstration and Q & A will be held about NVivo, the leading software for qualitative research that is now available at RIC. The sales representative will explain how you can use NVivo software in your research or in your teaching. A one-year, college-wide site license for NVivo was made available through the Center for Research and Creative Activity through a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation. Continuation of the site license at RIC will be determined by the use of the software by faculty, students and staff in this initial year.  


A workshop will be held on “Grant Funding Opportunities and Resources​” on Friday, Sept. 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406. Find out about the grant-writing process, the opportunities and resources that RIC offers to help you identify and secure funding, and how to apply for on-campus research support, both in terms of money and/or release time. New faculty members are strongly encouraged to attend, and any other interested faculty who would like to learn more about grants and research funding are invited to join this session. This workshop wil be facilitated by Lisa Smolski (Office of Sponsored Programs) and Natasha Seaman (Art Department and Committee on Faculty Scholarship).​

​In this workshop you will learn what open textbooks are and how they can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students, while providing faculty with content that can be highly customized for thir courses. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks used by many faculty across the country and licensed to be freely used, edited and distributed. Following the workshop, you will write a brief review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library​ (OTL) to be published on the OTL website.

Workshops will be facilitated by Dragan Gill in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406​.

Faculty who attend the workshop and complete the review are eligible for a one-time $200 stipend; however, registration is required. Please click here to register. Select a workshop either on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. The registration period ends Oct. 2.​


​On Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. the RIC Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles​​, conducted by John Sumerlin, will host a free concert featuring the composition “Navarra,” by Pablo de Sarasate, and including violin solos by John Castore and RIC Professor of Music John Sumerlin.


​Librarians Deryl Freeman and Dragan Gill will lead this 90-minute session introducing you to copyright and Creative Commons licensing on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406​​. Understand how to appropriately use copyrighted materials in the classroom and how Creative Commons licensing works for users as well as creators. Learn how both work together to protect and share your intellectual property.


​The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to New York City on Saturday, Oct. 20. All are welcome to join us. The bus will leave in front of Roberts Hall at 6:30 a.m. and will drop off passengers at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum. You are free to spend the day as you please. The trip is $20 per person.​ ​The bus departs from the museum at 8 p.m. Sign up on Wednesday, Oct. 10, between 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the main entrance of ALEX & ANI Hall. For more information, contact Art Club Advisor Lisa Russell at 456-9599.​


​On Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. the RIC Wind Ensemble will present “All American!” The concert will be held in Sapinsley Hall, conducted by Joseph Foley. This concert will feature works written for civil rights icon Rosa Parks and President John F. Kennedy as well as music in memory of the Columbine tragedy.

General admission $10
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $5
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $5
RIC students, faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) free​

​On Sunday, Oct. 14, the RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus, conducted by Teresa Coffman, with pianist and assistant conductor​ Philip Martorella, will perform at 5 p.m. at All Saints’ Memorial Church, 674 Westminister Street, Providence. Admission is free. This light autumn choral concert features works by important composers throughout Western music history as well as nontraditional and lesser-known composers and pieces.


The Rhode Island College community is invited to attend RIC Flicks, a movie series sponsored by Student Activities that occurs biweekly on Fridays at 7 p.m. and the following Sundays at 2 p.m. RIC Flicks are free and open to the campus community. Popcorn with be served. See the fall series below.​

Sept. 28 and Sept. 30 – “Tag”

Oct. 12 and Oct. 14 – “The Incredibles II” 

Oct. 26 and Oct. 28 – “Hotel Transylvania III”

Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 – “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 – “Mission Impossible: Fallout”​

Kristen Salemiksalemi@ric.eduYes

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