Fellowships For College Students With A Yen For Travel

College students with a yen for travel and adventure have until this Friday to apply for fellowships through the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. College freshmen, sophomores and juniors from Rhode Island can get up to $5,000 for self-designed enrichment projects that include travel. Over the years, the Foundation has helped more […]

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Victorian Virtualities — Athenaeum Salon

(6.3) Athenaeum Salon today — “‘Travel by Pictorial Means’: Victorian Virtualities of the Arctic Regions.” RIC Professor of English Russell Potter — author of Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture 1818-1875 — will illustrate some of the ways in which Victorian audiences encountered the perils of the Arctic, seeming to accompany polar explorers

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Book Signing At Athenaeum

(4.6) Join translator and editor Suzanne Cane on her and Janet Chapple’s new edition of Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq’s book Yellowstone, Land of Wonders: Promenade in North America’s National Park, first published in 1886. In the summer of 1883 Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq spent ten days on horseback in Yellowstone, the world’s first

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“Escape From Alcatraz” — Movies On The Block

(7.19) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is a 1979 prison escape thriller starring Clint Eastwood and Patrick McGoohan. “Escape From Alcatraz” is based on actual events — three men did escape in 1960 and neither they nor their bodies have ever been discovered. The movie was favorably reviewed in the New York

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Boycott Arizona

The state of Arizona (as I’m sure you’ve heard) recently enacted legislation requiring cops to stop and question folks who provide “reasonable suspicion” of being an illegal immigrant. Well, mayors and city councilors around America are stepping up to the plate to boycott Arizona. The City Councils of Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Oakland have

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Wanted: By The American People

Providence College grad Karen Ignagni is the subject of this subtle approach of bringing back good old insurance industry vilification. If it ain’t broke… from Ocean State Action: When Big Insurance CEOs return to Washington on Tuesday to plan how to warp health care reform to pad their profit margins, we’re going to be ready

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