URI to celebrate grand opening of Harrington Hub for Global Leadership in Communication and Media Oct. 21

Dignitaries to participate in ‘film cutting’ to open $6.5 million Hub in Ranger Hall

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WHO: U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman James Langevin and David Cicilline; URI President David M. Dooley, Richard J. Harrington, ‘73, Hon. ’02, chairman and general partner of Cue Ball, a venture capital firm and former president and chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters, the major benefactor of URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media; Winifred Brownell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Adam Roth, associate professor of communication studies and interim director of the Harrington School and Leticia Simone, a senior public relations major of East Greenwich, who was born in Brazil.

WHAT: Ceremonial “film cutting” and tours of the new Harrington Hub, which is located on the first floor of historic Ranger Hall. The Hub provides students and faculty with the latest editing and audio suites, film screening theater, classrooms and technology. The Hub primarily serves the departments of the Harrington School of Communication and Media, which are communication studies, film/media, journalism, public relations, writing and rhetoric and library and information studies.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, speaking program begins at 11 a.m. Tours of the facility will start around noon.

WHERE: Kingston Campus Quadrangle and Ranger Hall, 10 Ranger Road, Kingston Campus.

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications at 401-874-5862.