Education

CVS Health and RWU Partner on Professional Development Program to Support Diverse Suppliers

PROVIDENCE, , April 1, 2019 ­­– As part of its commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health is partnering with University College at Roger Williams University on a customized professional development program – CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers. The training program, now in its fifth year, will help diverse vendors gain critical management skills that allow them to expand their partnerships with CVS Health and drive their companies’ success in areas such as marketing, finance and human resources. Supplier diversity is critical to CVS Health’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The company…
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Education

The New England LatinX Student Leadership Conference at RIC, April 5 & 6

PROVIDENCE, – Rhode Island College will host the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA’s) New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference on Friday, April 5, from 4-8  and on Saturday, April 6, from 8​  to 3:30 The purpose of the conference is to foster connections among Latinx college students within the region and to examine issues pertinent to Latinx students, communities and ;The conference is $45 for the general public and free for RIC faculty, staff and students. All are asked to register at  “We are proud to host this national conference on our campus and to welcome students and community members…
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Education

Angélica Infante-Green Confirmed as Commissioner of Education

PROVIDENCE, – The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously this evening, with the support of the full Rhode Island Board of Education, to appoint Angélica Infante-Green as the next Commissioner of Education. Infante-Green is the first Latina and the first woman of color to lead the Rhode Island Department of Education. Currently a Deputy Commissioner in New York, Infante-Green is a national leader on educational ;In recommending Infante-Green last week, Governor Gina M. Raimondo praised her leadership in supporting multilingual learners, closing achievement gaps, and engaging students and families in improving schools. “Angélica's confirmation is a victory for Rhode…
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Education

UMass Law ranked among the best in the east for black students

Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms applauds Commonwealth’s public law school for high percentage of black students earning a JD In its recently released 2019 edition, the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms has ranked UMass Law at UMass Dartmouth as one of the top five law schools for black students in the east, noting its high percentage (8%) of black students earning a JD. UMass Law shared the honor with the City University of New York School of Law, the University of Connecticut School of Law, Rutgers Law School, and the University at Buffalo School of Law.…
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Education

Rhode Island Student Voices at the Center of Annual State of Education Event

Students and Families Share Perspectives on Education PROVIDENCE, – Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner will host the annual State of Education address on Monday, March 25, at Edward R. Martin Middle School in East Providence. This year, Wagner and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have extended the format to put student and family voices even more at the center. This year's event will feature both student and parent speakers, a student showcase, and a student-led question and answer session on the issues that matter to young people in Rhode Island. With a theme of "Shared Responsibility,"…
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What They’re Saying: Raimondo Announces Angélica Infante-Green as Recommendation for New Education Commissioner

Following the announcement that Governor Raimondo is recommending Angélica Infante-Green for Rhode Island's next Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, education leaders across the country are voicing support for Angélica. National advocates, state officials in Rhode Island and New York, and former colleagues agree: Angélica is a passionate, dedicated leader who will serve Rhode Island students well. Read what they're saying below. _________________________________________________________________ "Angelica Infante-Green is a lifelong advocate for students and families in our public schools, particularly those who have been underserved. She's always been deeply connected to communities, and she'll work hard to support effective partnerships between schools…
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Education

Jordan Axt of Project Implicit Lectures on Intergroup Biases at Rhode Island College, March 20

PROVIDENCE, – Jordan Axt of Project Implicit will speak on “Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias” at Rhode Island College on Wednesday, March 20, from 12:30-2 in Gaige Hall Auditorium. This event is sponsored by Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion and is free and open to the public. Axt’s research explores how people form and express intergroup bias and seeks to discover how intergroup biases are best conceptualized, measured and reduced. He is a post-doctoral researcher at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Center for Advanced Hindsight. Axt is also director of data and methodology for Project Implicit, a nonprofit organization and international collaboration between…
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Education

UMass Law announces line-up for 2019 Law Review Symposium

The UMass Law Review presents panels by local and national experts on the intersection of media and law On Thursday, March 28, UMass Law will host Navigating a New Reality: A multi-platform look at media and the law at the Law campus. The symposium will cover current issues facing the legal community including media engagement in government, cyber law concerns, and creativity in a regulatory environment. The first panel, Communication Platforms: Media Engagement in Politics & Government, begins at 9:30 The panel features Representative Christopher M. Markey, Jillian E. Fennimore, Director of Communications, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Peter N. Ubertaccio, Dean of the…
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Community

Students from Brown University Awarded $15,000 EPA Grant for Innovative Technology Project

BOSTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $15,000 in funding for a team of Brown University students through its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants program. The team is receiving funding to develop a sustainable technology to help address problems related to basic sanitation and drinking water for homes in tribal and disadvantaged communities. “EPA’s P3 grants program supports the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said EPA Administrator Andrew ;“These students are able to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world environmental problems that require innovative solutions.” “This grant will enable Brown University…
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Education

2 Parkland Students & Teacher to Join Panel on Gen Z Activism at Rhode Island College, March 25

PROVIDENCE, – The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was the deadliest school shooting in American history and prompted a student-led march on Washington for stricter gun laws. Titled March for Our Lives, the demonstration became one of the biggest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War. On Monday, March 25, at Rhode Island College, two Stoneman Douglas High School students – Alex Wind, co-founder of March for Our Lives, and Tyah-Amoy Roberts, co-founder of STORM; and their AP government teacher Jeff Foster, credited with preparing his students to become activists, will join a forum titled “Make Way for Gen…
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