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Professor chronicles the history of vodka in book

When it comes to vodka, there is more to know than if you prefer it on the rocks or with cranberry juice. The Herald recently interviewed Professor Emerita of History Patricia Herlihy to discuss the contents of and thought process behind her latest book, “Vodka: A Global History.”   Q: What ...

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University News

Professors’ transition to Canvas nears completion

Around 610 courses have switched from MyCourses to Canvas, according to data released by Hong Chau, instructional technologist for the academic technology division of Computing and Information Services. The University is in the final semester of a two-year transition from MyCourses to the new course ...

The Setonian
University News

U. up in arms over alleged sword theft

A lawsuit filed by the University in early 2011 for the 1970s theft of a Tiffany & Co. silver presentation sword from the Annmary Brown Memorial Collection has faced a number of delays. Donald and Toni Tharpe, the couple accused of illegally possessing the missing sword, changed defense attorneys and ...

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World Bank economist discusses past, future of India

Discussing India's politics and economic prospects, World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu emphasized the importance of incorporating sound economic theory into practical policy making work in a lecture Friday afternoon. The lecture, entitled "From the Slopes of Raisina Hill: India's Economic Reforms ...

The Setonian
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ACLU fights new medical marijuana restrictions

The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Rhode Island Department of Health over new conditions in the state's medical marijuana policy. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, the Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants ...

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Grant to aid R.I. suicide prevention

Rhode Island is slated to receive $2.7 million in federal grants to improve suicide prevention programs for children, teens and young adults. The grants are being spread among four organizations - the Rhode Island Department for Children, Youth, and Family; the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention ...

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