Friday, March 27, 2015

German Summer School at URI

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University of Rhode Island

35th Annual Deutsche Sommerschule am Atlantik
German Summer School 
June 28 - August 7, 2015

****Now accepting applications****

Intensive German language instruction in an immersion setting 
Six-week immersion program on the campus of the University of Rhode Island 
Session I: June 28 - July 17; Session II: July 19 - August 7
  • Fully-accredited intensive courses at five levels of instruction, including beginners.
  • Participants earn transferable University of Rhode Island credits.
  • Earn up to 9 undergraduate or up to 6 graduate credits.
  • Three-week option available.
  • Native-speaking instructors and assistants from Germany.
  • Complete two semesters of college German in six weeks of total immersion
  • Extensive extra-curricular program of cultural presentations, recent films & excursions.
  • Internationally recognized Goethe Institute Certificate Exam B1 offered.
  • Optional short courses in German for Reading Knowledge, German Pronunciation and Intonation.
  • Partial work-study financial aid available.
  • Financial aid application deadline: April 1
For more information visit or contact Prof. Hedderich,, Phone: 401-874-4710.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Supfina is Hiring: Company Presentation on 3/26

  company presentation
Thursday March 26,
5:30 p.m.
IEP living room, 67 Upper College Road

About our company: Supfina Machine Company, Inc., is a German-owned manufacturer of precision abrasive machining systems used by automotive, bearing, and other durable-goods manufacturers.  We are adding new product lines at our North Kingstown, R.I., facility and have doubled our manufacturing capacity in the past two years.  If a career in building precision industrial machines interests you, give us a call or drop us an email.
Supfina is looking to add the following members to our team: Quality Engineers, Project Service Engineers, and Production Service personnel.
Date of opening: Spring 2015.  Supfina is excited to host a presentation about our industry and to meet candidates who would like the opportunity to join our team.
Experience required: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Engineering, or equivalent experience, as well as the ability to travel to customers and suppliers within North America and the parent company in Germany.  Candidates who are fluent in German, Spanish, or French are preferred.
Benefits: Supfina offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits packages.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans.
Please send your résumé to:
Andrew Corsini
(401) 294- 1702

Or to:
Tanisha Silva
Human Resource Manager
(401) 294-1716

Friday, March 6, 2015


To be awarded for the year 2015
Scholarships are based on need and/or merit

• Calabria Summer Program Scholarship                                               10 scholarships of $400 each
To be given to a student who wishes to study abroad at the URI Summer Program in Calabria, Italy. In addition students can apply for the URI Faculty-Led Program Scholarship (awards ranging from $100-$500):

• Teodoro Raffaele Diaco Excellence Scholarship                            4 scholarships of $400 each
To be given to a student who wishes to study abroad at the University of Calabria or at the URI Summer Program in Italy. Preference will be given to the IEP students who, if needed, will also be assisted with additional funds coming from the Teodoro Raffaele Diaco Excellence in Italian Endowment.

• The Ziurella Family Scholarship                             2 scholarships of $250 (To Be Confirmed)
To be given to a student demonstrating academic excellence and need who wishes to study at the URI/De Rada Summer Program in Italy

• Italo and Mary Ronzio Scholarship                                               2 scholarships of $248 each
To be given to a student who wishes to study abroad at the URI Summer Program or in any other program in Italy
• Wrigley Memorial Scholarship                                                                1 scholarship of $262 
To be given to a student majoring or minoring in Italian who wishes to study abroad at the URI Summer Program or in any other program in Italy  

Application deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12noon.  
Application Requirements (please note that there is not an application form):    
ü  A 500-word essay explaining your program of study, why you want to study abroad in Italy, and why you are applying for a grant. Please indicate if you are applying for need, merit or both.
ü  A letter of acceptance or any other documentation that proves that you will study at the URI Summer Program or in any other program in Italy.
ü  A copy of your transcript
(if not already submitted with the application)   
In order to have a better chance of getting the scholarship, if you are applying on the basis of financial need only, please provide the following: 
§  A letter from the Financial Aid Office at your school demonstrating financial need (if applicable).
§  And/or a copy of any other documentation such as your (and/or your parents’) tax return, or bank statement showing your balance of the last two-three months, etc.
Please mail or email the application material to: Prof. Michelangelo La Luna, University of Rhode Island, 159 Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston RI, 02881. Email:
N. B. All provided material is confidential and it will be not misused for any illegal purpose. All the Summer Program scholarships will be used to pay students’ program cost and tuition.

Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Excellence Awards: Nominations due March 6th

2015 Excellence Awards CALL FOR NOMINATIONS There are many people working at URI who do outstanding work every day. Now is your chance to help recog
2015 Excellence Awards


There are many people working at URI who do outstanding work every day. Now is your chance to help recognize them for all that they do. Excellence Award candidates are URI employees who go beyond their responsibilities to enhance the objectives of a department and the University, and who approach their job with creativity, imagination, enthusiasm and dedication.
Excellence Awards are presented annually to four individuals; one each from the following categories: Administrative, Scholarly, Staff and Teaching. Excellence Award winners are recognized during spring graduation and are honored before the entire University community at a recognition ceremony with a framed citation, a $2,000 award from the URI Foundation, and an Excellence pin and plaque.
Go online to and click “Excellence Awards” at the top of the page for nomination information. Nominations close March 6th!
For information, contact Ronda Hammond at or 874.9532.

Grants up to $500 for International Education Week: Application deadline May 1st


Would you like to showcase an activity related to the language/culture you are studying, or the recent J-term experience you participated in or your summer immersion or year-long stay abroad? Consider sharing a poster or a skill or musical presentation or anything else imaginative 
during International Education week in November. You can apply for a grant up to $500 by May 1st. URI's International Education Week 2015 (November 16-20)

Grants of up to $500 will be available to eligible participants! Grant application deadline: May 1stMay 1

Your activity may be brand new or one you've routinely done in the past. Here is an excellent opportunity for you to tell the URI community what you are doing to internationalize! Event formats include:

- Invite guest speaker to campus;
- Incorporate a topic of global significance into your syllabus that week;
- Presentation of student work;
- Cultural event such as a movie night or language exchange;
- Panel to educate students on global career or volunteer opportunities in your field.

More About International Education Week
Initiated by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) 2015 is in its 5th year at URI, and the week-long celebration involves a variety of globally-themed activities and is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus, as well as supporting global learning opportunities at URI, regionally and abroad

At URI, IEW each year is coordinated by the Office of International Education, and last year's events were sponsored by 2 dozen URI groups campus-wide

* 2014 URI press release can be found HERE
* 2014 IEW schedule of events can be found HERE

Questions related to the grant application process or International Education Week at URI may be directed to Kathleen Ramcharran in the Office of International Education:

New Intern and position at SESA

We are opening a new internship position, as well as a new “Operations Manager” position.
You can see the jobs descriptions and the links to apply here:

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Senior Commencement Speaker: Apply by Feb. 27th

Graduating seniors:
Student senate is looking for a student to speak at the May 2015 commencement ceremony. Applications are due on February 27th. If you have any questions, contact me Zack Yip, the Chief Information Officer for URI Student Senate., at Application available at