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Arts & Culture

Spotlight cast on Nigerian cinema at festival

April 23, 2012 0 comments

Nollywood, the digital film industry of Nigeria, is not just about new technology in filmmaking – it is about documenting and preserving the country’s culture, said filmmaker Tunde Kelani in a discussion panel Friday as part of this year’s Africana Film Festival, entitled

Holes enable the flow of light between disparate spaces in Metcalf Laboratories.

Arts & Culture

Metcalf decorated with alum’s art

April 2, 2012 0 comments

The courtyard entrance to the newly renovated Metcalf Laboratories is now transformed into slanted mirrored glass installed over the rectangular incision of the floor.

Two student singers confront the challenging classic opera “Don Pasquale.”

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Performers infuse classic opera with humor

March 19, 2012 0 comments

With the desks cleared out and chairs pushed aside, Foxboro Auditorium was transformed into a miniature concert hall Friday night for Brown Opera Productions’ chamber performance premiere of “Don Pasquale.” 

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Student band expertly blends genres

March 12, 2012 0 comments

The performance began with the lights completely off, leaving only a keyboard and a violin under a dim spotlight. There were no formal introductions or polite bows preceding the opening act. A member of the group, in a T-shirt and jeans, simply invited the audience to sit back and enjoy the semester’s first performance by Fermata, a student-led classical music group created last semester.

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Videos show glimpse of vanishing everyday life

February 27, 2012 0 comments

“This is fat, too fat,” says an old man, pointing at the dead pig on a wooden table. The camera moves in on a closer shot of knives, fire and people’s hands hurrying to prepare a big, widely anticipated meal for the village. Soon, the screen fades out to another old man, staring at the camera and singing in a deep moan.

University News

Professor elected to engineering academy

February 15, 2012 0 comments

Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao was elected to the National Academy of Engineering Feb. 9, earning one of the highest honors an engineer can receive. Vice President for Research Clyde Briant was the last person from the University named to the academy two years ago, and before him, no one had been named since 2000.

Stanford professor Claude Steele speaks about the harmful effects of stereotypes.

University News

MLK lecturer addresses stereotype threat

February 2, 2012 0 comments

Stanford professor and author Claude Steele knows first-hand the pressures of being an underrepresented minority on a college campus. At the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. lecture Wednesday afternoon, Steele discussed the influence of negative stereotypes on minority academic performance and urged a packed audience of students, faculty members and local teachers to embrace their identities rather than succumb to preconceptions.

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Mentors seek to boost passion for the sciences

February 10, 2011 0 comments

Each week, students devote hundreds of hours to teaching and mentoring Providence’s disadvantaged youth. But these volunteer tutors are facing a problem that even the most dedicated may be ill-equipped to handle.

Bike thefts have increased significantly, but students are told that DPS “can’t do much.”

University News

Bike theft numbers double in 2010

November 22, 2010 0 comments

The number of bike thefts on campus has increased this year, according to Chief of Public Safety Mark Porter.

University News

Conference explores Haiti history

November 15, 2010 0 comments

“Haitian studies is everywhere,” said Guerda Nicolas, president of the Haitian Studies Association, in her speech convoking that organization’s 22nd annual conference, held on campus Thursday through Saturday.