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URI Alumni Academy for Lifelong Learning presents seminar series

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

KINGSTON, R.I. -- November 8, 2005 -- University of Rhode Island alumni and friends are invited to participate in the Ram Alumni Academy for Lifelong Learning seminar series. The discussions, which will take place at the Alumni Center on the Kingston campus, will focus on issues pertaining to balancing life pressures and coping with death and loss. Gene Knott, a professor in the College of Human Science and Services, will lead the seminars.

The discussion, “Balancing Work and Home Life,” will take place from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The seminar will provide participants with new perspectives and approaches to balancing pressures from both professional and personal responsibilities. The registration fee is $25 and includes a picnic lunch served prior to the URI vs. Northeastern football game.

The discussion, “Coping with Loss,” will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. This seminar will provide participants with tools and suggestions for coping with the impact of losing loved ones, particularly during the holiday season. The registration fee is $15.

Knott, a psychologist and popular instructor in URI’s Professional Development program, has more than 25 years of experience presenting workshops on creativity, time management, and team building to a variety of organizations in the healthcare, high-tech, and educational sectors. He is also a faculty member with the URI thanatology minor and certificate program which provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to pursue studies in death, grief, and loss.

To register for the seminars or for more information about the Academy, please contact Lisa Harrison in the Alumni Relations Office at 401-874-4962, or visit online at: www.advance.uri.edu/alumni/events/ramacademy. To purchase tickets to the URI vs. Northeastern football game contact the Ryan Center Box Office at 401-788- 3250.


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Dr. Gene Knott, a popular instructor in URI’s Professional Development program and faculty member in the College of Human Science and Services, leads seminars at the Alumni Center. URI News Bureau photo by Nora Lewis.