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Dr. Yan Ma’s Advancement to Full Professor III

Faculty & Staff / Harrington School-Wide / Library & Information Studies

Dr. Yan Ma’s Advancement to Full Professor III

21 May 2015 | by Alllison Barker

Dr. Yan Ma’s Full Professor III advancement has been approved by the University to recognize her continued achievement in teaching, research, and service at the Full Professor level and her contribution to the University and the State in leadership and development of Chinese study programs as the Founding Director of the URI Confucius Institute.   […]

Silva, Darshell

Faculty & Staff / Graduate / Library & Information Studies / Per Course Instructor

Silva, Darshell

27 Apr 2015 | by Rebecca Santagata

  Darshell Silva has been a Teacher Librarian for 10 years, currently she is the Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist at the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, RI. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communications and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies with a specialization in School Library Media both from the […]

Christopher Mensel

Faculty & Staff / Film/Media / Per Course Instructor

Christopher Mensel

3 Feb 2015 | by Rebecca Santagata

  Christopher Mensel studied English and Political Science at Williams College before graduating to Los Angeles and the film industry in 1987. He spent a number of years working as an assistant director, production coordinator, and producer on feature films, music videos, commercials, and industrials before deciding to put fingers to keyboard. He is currently […]

Mensel, Christopher

Faculty & Staff / Film/Media / Per Course Instructor

Mensel, Christopher

3 Feb 2015 | by Rebecca Santagata

  Christopher Mensel studied English and Political Science at Williams College before graduating to Los Angeles and the film industry in 1987. He spent a number of years working as an assistant director, production coordinator, and producer on feature films, music videos, commercials, and industrials before deciding to put fingers to keyboard. He is currently […]

Welcoming Our Newest Visiting Scholar

Harrington School-Wide / Research / Visiting Scholar

Welcoming Our Newest Visiting Scholar

24 Jan 2015 | by Adam Roth

BY NICHOLE SARKIS Harrington School Undergraduate Staff Writer            The Harrington School is pleased to announce that Hongxia Zhang, a visiting scholar from Zhejiang, China, will be here in New England for six months collaborating with Harrington School faculty on projects related to intercultural communication and Traditional Chinese Medicine.     […]

GSLIS Professor ‘leads the way’ in library way-finding research

Faculty & Staff / Harrington School-Wide / Headlines / Home Page Featured / Library & Information Studies

GSLIS Professor ‘leads the way’ in library way-finding research

2 Dec 2014 | by WebsiteManager

Lauren Mandel, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in the Harrington School, is leading the way in making public libraries easier to use for everyone. Her current research on way-finding in libraries (how people orient and navigate in space) could help people find information faster and easier, reducing the “library […]

Artist Talk with Tony Balko – ‘Keep on Snoezelen’

Faculty & Staff / Harrington School-Wide

Artist Talk with Tony Balko – ‘Keep on Snoezelen’

24 Nov 2014 | by WebsiteManager

Monday, November 24, 4:00pm – 4:45pm, UClub, Artist Talk with Tony Balko – ‘Keep on Snoezelen‘ Keep on Snoezelen is a two-part reference, with a three-part meaning!  First, it points to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s seminal chug-fest, Keep on Chooglin’.  Second, to the controlled multisensory environment therapy known as ‘Snoezelen.’  And third, to a desperate need for cultural agency, satisfied […]

Assistant Professor of Film/Media releases third feature film

Faculty & Staff / Featured / Film/Media / Harrington School-Wide / Headlines / Home Page Featured

Assistant Professor of Film/Media releases third feature film

12 Oct 2014 | by WebsiteManager

Assistant Professor of Film/Media Ashish Avikunthak released his third feature-length film this year, Rati Chakravyuh. The film, which took three weeks to write and two days to shoot, is a 102-minute single-shot conversation between six newlywed couples and a priestess. The single, continuous shot gives time precedence over narrative, creating Avikunthak’s trademark “cinema of temporality.” The conversation carries themes of life, death, and religion, as […]