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Manhattan Short Feature Film Project: Patrick's Day

Manhattan Short Feature Film Project logoFriday, March 6
7:00 pm
Sweeney Auditorium

NHTI filmgoers have long been familiar with the Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, which has come to campus every fall for many years.  This iconic competition seeks out the best short films of the year and shows them over a single week in theaters around the world.  Audience votes determine the contest winners.

Last year, for the first time, Manhattan Short distributed a feature-length film, the psychological thriller Everybody Dies.  Audiences were asked to judge whether or not the film deserved a commercial release.  (NHTI gave it the thumbs-up.)

This year, the NHTI Film Society is proud to present the second Manhattan Short Feature Film Project selection, Patrick's Day (not rated, adult situations; 2014; 102 mins).

Moe Dunford  in Patrick's Day Photo Credit Michael Lavelle

This new film from Ireland explores the meaning of intimacy, memory, sanity and love.  It’s a story about a mentally ill man’s quest to find love that is made more complex by the role his mother plays in his life.  Says critic Mark Cousins, "Patrick’s Day is very moving, a gem of a film with big emotions and brilliant acting." 

For this special MSFFP film, admission is $10 (free to NHTI students with valid ID).

More info about the Manhattan Short Feature Film Project and Patrick's Day is available at

New Horizons in RI for Landscape Students

New Agreement Can Lead to Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture

URI logoLate last month, NHTI and the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) College of the Environment and Life Sciences signed an agreement which should smooth the way for students in NHTI’s Landscape and Environmental Design program who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture.

It has always been possible for NHTI students to transfer to URI.  “I did have a student who transferred to URI after completing the Landscape and Environmental Design program,” says NHTI professor Susanne Smith Meyer, “and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture two years later, so it has been proven to work!”  The problem is that such transfers typically have to be worked out between the schools on a case-by-case basis, with the receiving school making the final decision as to how many of the student’s associate degree credits will be accepted towards the bachelor’s degree.

The new transfer agreement between NHTI and URI lays out a set of equivalencies between the two schools’ courses, and sets rules for how credits will be accepted when a student transfers.  For example, NHTI’s “Fundamentals of Environmental Science” course is now considered equivalent to URI’s “Natural Resource Conservation,” and will be accepted as such by URI as long as a student earns a grade of C or better in that course.  No more than half the credits required for graduation from URI can be transferred from NHTI.

The result of all this should be to make transferring a predictable, well-defined, and attractive process.  A landscape design student at NHTI can now plan coursework knowing in advance what classes will count toward a Bachelor’s degree at URI.  The agreement should benefit both schools as well as their students, making NHTI a more attractive choice for students interested in pursuing studies in Landscape Architecture, and increasing the flow of NHTI graduates to URI.

glow bowling night

Feb 27, 2015



Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of February 16-22, 2015.  The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly.  To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please visit the Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.

Assault:  1
Damaged Property:  1
Escort:  6
Lock/Key Issues:  4
Lost and Found:  15
Maintenance Emergency:  1
Medical:  2
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  5
Tickets Issued:  4
Outside Vendor Assists:  9
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)

Campus Safety
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