University of Rhode Island Libraries
Students, staff, and faculty are urged to
attend what promises to be a lively and topical program taking place on the evening of
Tuesday, April 1, 2003.
Lotteries: A Public Good or a Social Scourge?
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Rhode Island
LotteriesThree Centuries of History, the University Library, with support from
the Rhode Island Lottery, will sponsor a panel discussion addressing the role of
government-run lotteries in todays society.
The panel discussion will take place on April 1, 2003 at
7:00 pm in Galanti Lounge, on the third floor of the University Library in Kingston.
- The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Scott Molloy,
Professor in the Labor Research Center and a scholar of labor history. Panel members are:
- Mr. Gerald S. Aubin, Executive Director, Rhode
- Dr. Timothy Hennessy, Professor of Political
- Dr. Galen Johnson, Director of the URI Honors
- Mr. Russell De Simone, Curator of the Exhibit,
- Professor, Library
- Mr. Bob Vincent, GTECH, Public Affairs
and a map of the Kingston campus, as well as a floor
plan and directory of the Library are
available for those wishing to attend.)
Rhode Island LotteriesThree Centuries of
Immediately following the panel discussion, Mr. De Simone will open an
exhibit, which he curated, of printed historical artifacts related to the history of
lotteries in Rhode Island. This exhibit will run for the month of April in the Library
History of Lotteries and the Lottery System in
A companion publication to the exhibit will also be launched on the evening
of April 1. The pamphlet is a reprint of John Russell Bartletts 1857 articles on
lotteries in Rhode Island, with an introduction by Mr. De Simone.
For more information, please contact Professor William T.
OMalley, University Libraries, at (401) 874-4799 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.