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Actress and Central Falls native Viola Davis, center, told an audience of approximately 1,000 at Bryant University’s March 14 Women’s Summit that they need to step outside their personal comfort zones to take charge of their lives and careers. Davis was a keynote speaker at the annual event, which this year focused on participants being the CEO of their own lives. With Davis is Kati Machtley, summit director, and university President Ronald K. Machtley. more
Conor Szarek, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has a favorite nook on the fifth floor of the renovated Claire T. Carney Library, but the library is so popular these days, he can’t always get the spot he wants. more
It’s a big year for anniversaries at Rhode Island colleges, with the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University and Johnson & Wales University all planning celebration events. more
The Techstyle Haus, which is, literally, a textile house with a flexible exterior using high-performance material with solar cells laminated to the fabric, is rising in a Providence warehouse. more
Brown University has awarded the Newport Historical Society a $10,000 grant to support work to document and interpret the university’s founding. more
The National Jurist, a Web and print magazine that focuses on the field of legal education, has listed the Roger Williams University School of Law among the top 25 public interest law schools in the country. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his deep roots in Rhode Island’s only law school to strengthen and broaden its impact when he takes the reins as dean on July 1. He succeeds David A. Logan, who will step down to return to teaching at the school. Yelnosky faces challenges such as the high cost of a law school education, changing employment opportunities for graduates and the shifting landscape of the legal profession. more
Dunkin’ Donuts and the franchisees of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have kicked off the 19th annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, which awards a $1,000 scholarship to 100 college-bound high school seniors in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. more
BankNewport recently announced its second-year partnership with Rogers High School in Newport, to sponsor a youth financial literacy program during the 2013-2014 academic school year. The program complements the high school’s personal financial education initiative for students and consists of monthly classroom presentations by BankNewport’s management team on topics that included: careers, savings, checking accounts, debit cards, online banking, online bill payment, financial planning, credit and budgeting. more
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