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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Grand opening set for URI's Gender and Sexuality Center, May 6

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The University of Rhode Island will celebrate the grand opening of the Gender and Sexuality Center at 19 Upper College Road, on the Kingston Campus on Wednesday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The speaking portion of the program will be held at 11 a.m. on the lawn outside of the new Center, followed by a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the front door, refreshments and tours.

When they broke ground last spring on the $2.1 million, 4,300-square-foot building, URI became the first institution of higher education in the country to design and build a free standing LGBTQ Center.

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