Friday, April 24, 2015

Patricia Farnes Essay Contest: Deadline May 13th

Patricia Farnes Essay Contest
Deadline: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4pm. Essays need to be submitted to the GWS Office in Roosevelt 315. 
No e-mailed or faxed submissions, please!

The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers a prize for an outstanding paper on any topic of feminist scholarship. Three finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from the GWS Advisory Committee. The first-place winner will receive $100 and a certificate. Second-place and third-place winners will receive Honorable Mention certificates. (The judges have the option of recommending that no prize be awarded if there is no paper of sufficient excellence.)

Open to all URI undergraduates enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year. Papers may be submitted by students or nominated by any faculty member. Each student may submit only one paper. Faculty may nominate up to three papers each.

Submissions may be critical, theoretical, analytical, or interpretive, but the subject matter must be approached from a feminist perspective and must follow a standard academic format (e.g. MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.)

Essays should be written without assuming that readers are familiar with particular methodologies or with the works being discussed. Therefore, essays originally written for a course may require revision for a generally educated and interested audience, but without any specific knowledge of the subject matter.

Essays will be judged on strength of argument, clarity of writing, use of evidence, and original thinking.
Submissions should be 1,200 to 3,000 words long, which is approximately 5-10 pages (given one-inch margins and using 10 or 12 point type). Shorter or longer papers will be disqualified automatically.

Essays should include full documentation of all sources and a reference list.

If the essay has been submitted elsewhere, please include information on previous submissions (e.g. the course for which the paper was prepared and the context of its preparation, the publication for which the essay was written).

Include your name, local address, telephone number, and word count on the cover page. Your name should appear only on the cover page, which will be removed for anonymous judging. Please number all pages after the cover page. Prize winners will be notified in June.

Friday, April 17, 2015

April 22 Earth Day Events


Get involved in the April 22 Earth Day events on campus: consider contributing a poster, or just join the discussion on

April 22 Earth Day
Evening event: Green Community Summit
 Pharmacy Building Lobby and Auditorium

6:00 – 7:00 Poster Session Pharmacy Lobby
Locally sourced food.  BYO beverage containers (sponsor: URI Housing)
Music: URI Jazz Combo

7 – 7:30 Sustainability Slam
(Pharmacy Auditorium)

7:30 – 8:15: 4 Breakout sessions [around SUS themes:
Environment, Society/Social Justice, Economy, Culture]

8:15 Groups report out

Record and document key ideas for change


URI Student Groups
SAS, Slow-Food
Sustainability Living Learning Community
Fossil Free Initiative
URI HempFest
ACE—Culture and Sustainability
URI Sustainability-themed classes and student projects
            Sustainability and Organizations
ReUse Project (Engineering, Art, Communication Studies students)
ACE—International student office
URI Offices and Organizations
Africana Studies
Outreach Center
URI Recycling
Sustainability Office
Housing/Food Services
SK Community Groups
SK Healthy Places by Design,
CIRCLE poverty group
Local Farms
Community Artists  
Bicycle groups

Green Community Summit

How can we improve the quality of human life in the face of global climate disruptions and conflicts over food, water, and energy resources? Our political, economic, and social choices impact the living conditions, even survival, of future generations.

Throughout the Spring Semester we have worked with different groups across campus to identify ways to make the campus and the surrounding community more sustainable.  Together with Distinguished Visiting Artist Martin Keil we have highlighted unsustainable practices as well as solutions.  People from diverse corners of our campus have come together and realized synergies across departments and colleges.   Earth Day is a symbolic way of energizing change.

This Green Community Summit will bring together students, faculty, administrators, and members of the external community.  Posters and displays will show ideas and projects designed to visualize change processes. 
Participants will tell us what’s important to them during a Sustainability Slam.  Groups with common interest will brainstorm in breakout sessions focusing on Environment, Social Justice, Economy, and Culture.
And finally we will report out and document ideas for a sustainable future at URI and beyond. 

Student SUMMIT: Wed. April 22

Monday, April 6, 2015

Civil Engineering Internships & Jobs at AECOM

AECOM is looking for summer civil engineering interns in Providence (also likely in Boston, Chelmsford MA, Rocky Hill CT, New York offices). 

See individual internship postings below, or visit to search for additional job and internship listings in the Northeast US and elsewhere as they are posted.

10 Orms St, Suite 325
Providence RI 02904

AECOM was created to design, build, finance and operate the world’s infrastructure.
Whether we serve clients at one phase of the project lifecycle or throughout it, our role is to apply creative vision, technical expertise, interdisciplinary insight, and local experience to address complex challenges in new and better ways.
We help our clients deliver critical resources and services, improve the places where people live and work, and sustain a world in which we can all flourish.


View details 112825BR - Student Intern
Student Intern
Engineering - Structural
USA - Northeast
US - Providence, RI

View details 112978BR - Intern – Providence, Rhode Island 
Intern – Providence, Rhode Island
Engineering - Structural
USA - Northeast
US - Providence, RI

View details 112775BR - Intern - Boston, Massachusetts 
Intern - Boston, Massachusetts
Engineering - Structural
USA - Northeast
US - Boston, MA - 66 Long Wharf

View details 112876BR - Intern 
Engineering - Construction
Construction Services
USA - Northeast
US - New York, NY

View details 112875BR - Intern 
Engineering - Construction
Construction Services
USA - Northeast
US - New York, NY

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.