University of Rhode Island: University of Rhode Island joins HathiTrust

University of Rhode Island: University of Rhode Island joins HathiTrust. “The University of Rhode Island has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a forward-thinking global collaborative of research and academic libraries working to ensure the preservation and accessibility of the cultural record. HathiTrust holds the largest set of digitized books managed by the academic, research, and library community offering unprecedented opportunity for members of the URI community to access a wide array of research and scholarly materials.”

University of Rhode Island: Iconic Pittsburgh jazz DJ donates show archives to URI music Department

University of Rhode Island: Iconic Pittsburgh jazz DJ donates show archives to URI music Department. “Calvin Stemley, a close friend of [Ronald “Butch”] Perkins, coordinated the gift of the archive from Mr. Perkins’ family to the University. On Oct. 25, he played with the URI Jazz Band and accepted a plaque on behalf of Perkins and his work as a DJ and strong supporter of jazz. Stemley is a retired music educator from Pittsburgh Public Schools and continues to perform in the Pittsburgh area where he mentors young people and teaches them about music, especially jazz.”

Making the #Personal #Political: Twitter as a Rhetorical Tool for Activist Campaigning (URI Thesis)

A thesis from the University of Rhode Island Digital Commons: Making the #Personal #Political: Twitter as a Rhetorical Tool for Activist Campaigning. “This thesis analyzes a compilation of tweets from a specific digital social movement, #YesAllWomen. This campaign was an instance of hashtag activism and digital feminism that appeared on Twitter following the misogyny-fueled Isla Vista shootings as a means of illuminating the persistent issues of harassment and violence against women. The campaign focused largely on personal experience, and a cluster analysis of a published collection of tweets reveals how the use of the #YesAllWomen hashtag and the communication of personal narrative transformed participants into political rhetors. Thus, I ultimately argue the significance of Twitter as a rhetorical tool for activist communication.”