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Assistant Professor Brendan Britton has been teaching two popular astronomy courses at CCRI since 2009 noted for their emphasis on mathematical rigor. They are more than just an astronomy class; they introduce students to the science of large numbers, the subtlety of measurement and the need for quantitative reasoning in their everyday life. [Read more on Brendan Britton]
For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. Rhode Island is no exception; most of its residents, including CCRI students, live in urban or suburban neighborhoods. I have designed my classes to emphasize the relevance of Earth science to these places, including a focus on water supply, pollution, raw materials and so on. This fits in with my own interest in how the human and natural worlds interact. [Read more on Emily Burns]
With a limited number of public computers available for student use in the library, I saw a laptop lending program as an excellent way to provide an additional service to our students while promoting the library as a place to be. The program had a soft rollout in Fall 2011, after the library was renovated. Without any publicity, beyond word of mouth, the library circulated the laptops 71 times. [Read more on Jim Salisbury]
The Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that Associate Professor of Theatre Theodore Clement, has been appointed to the position of co-vice chair for the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival, Region 1. [Read more on Theodore Clement]
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