Monday, August 18, 2014

LGBT-friendly campuses, Master Gardeners

URI was included in a list of the top 50 LGBT-friendly colleges in the nation. Among the news outlets that reported on the list was the Providence Business News, The Advocate, and Gay.

Providence Business News - 8/18

Providence Journal - 8/17

Providence Journal - 8/16

Providence Journal - 8/16

Science speak - highlights GSO student
Lab Manager - 8/16

Channel 12 - 8/15

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bears, sand and Polaris

A study of black bear populations in Rhode Island has received considerable media attention, including stories on Channel 12, EcoRI, and an Associated Press story that appeared in the Providence Journal, Channel 10, WPRO radio, Houston Chronicle and elsewhere.

An Associated Press story about research by Professor John King on offshore sand resources appeared on Channel 6, WPRO radio, Connecticut Post and the Albany Times Union.

Providence Business News - 8/13

Los Angeles Times - 8/14

Providence Journal - 8/15

A shot at extreme - feature on Prof. Ashish Avikunthak
Indian Express - 8/15

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sand, veterans, and eating slowly

Providence Journal - 8/14

Providence Journal - 8/14

Hispanic Business - 8/13

Tobacco money up in smoke - quotes Prof. Ed Mazze
Valley Breeze - 8/13

Lillian Smith Book Award winners announced - Prof. Kathryn Johnson among those honored
Athens Banner Herald - 8/13

Metro UK - 8/13

How many bites do you take a day? - quotes Prof. Kathleen Melanson
Wall Street Journal - 8/11

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Economy, marine conservation, desalination

Professor Leonard Lardaro's monthly economic analysis of the state of Rhode Island continues to get attention, this time from the Providence Journal and Associated Press, whose wire story appeared in the Modesto Bee, Greenfield Reporter, WHJJ radio and elsewhere.

Conservationists working to create more national parks at sea - quotes Prof. Jeremy Collie
Public Radio International – 8/12

URI engineering professor developing desalination technology
Hispanic Business - 8/12

New Era school creates multicultural learners - highlights URI Roadmap to Language Excellence
Valley Breeze - 8/12

URI demonstration garden open Saturday from 10 to 2
Providence Journal – 8/13

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RI economy, rune stone, GMO foods

Professor Leonard Lardaro continues to provide frequent comment to the news media about the state of the Rhode Island economy. This week his insights were included in the Providence Business News, Business Insider Australia, and the Providence Business News again.

Warwick Beacon – 8/7

NK town council talks rune stone - stone stored at URI
NK Standard Times – 8/7

Dinner plate debate: Food fears - interview with Prof. Albert Kausch
WCVB-TV Boston “Chronicle” – 8/7

A life changing experience
New Bedford Standard Times – 8/8

Tech Collective honors RI bioscience leaders - Prof. Greg Paquette among those honored
Providence Journal - 8/7

Westerly Sun - 8/9

Providence Journal - 8/9

Providence Journal - 8/9

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Liberian Ebola rally, Tech Collective honor

A group of URI students and alumni from Liberia are organizing a rally and collecting supplies for victims of Ebola in their homeland.  Several news outlets have reported on the story, including Channel 12, Rhode Island Public Radio, and the Associated Press, whose story ran in the Washington Times.  The URI news release about the effort can be found here.

Task force endorses deer cull - quotes Prof. Tom Mather
Jamestown Press - 8/7

Four honored in Tech Collective's RI bioscience awards - Prof. Greg Paquette among honorees
Providence Business News - 8/6

Narragansett Times - 8/6

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ebola virus, octopus research

The Ebola virus outbreak has generated several URI-related news stories, including interviews with Prof. Jef Bratberg on Channel 12 and WPRO radio, Prof. Annie De Groot on Channel 6 and WARV radio.  There was also an Associated Press story -- about a rally by students and alumni to support Liberians facing Ebola -- that appeared in the Providence Journal, Greenfield Reporter, South Carolina Enquirer Herald, The Republic and elsewhere.

URI researchers publish record-breaking octopus findings
RI Public Radio – 8/4

Deep sea octopus broods eggs longer than any animal, says URI researcher
WNPR radio - 8/4
We need to celebrate Bay Day every day - op-ed  by Prof. Judith Swift
EcoRI – 8/5

RI’s climate bill signed into law - quotes President Dooley
EcoRI – 8/5

Genetic Engineering News – 8/6

Monday, August 4, 2014

Raspberries, SBDC, rune stone

Raspberries provide significant protective benefit against cancer - references research by Prof. Navindra Seeram
Natural News - 8/4

Providence Business News - 8/4

Providence Journal - 8/3

Providence urban farm has community spirit - Master Gardener project
Providence Journal - 8/2

Providence Journal - 8/2

Providence Journal - 8/2

Northeast hurricane modeling outdated - quotes Prof. Isaac Ginis
Westerly Sun - 8/2

Weird Science: World's best mom? - research by Prof. Brad Seibel
St. Albert Gazette - 8/2

Providence Journal - 8/2

Octopus found to brood eggs for longest term ever - research by Prof. Brad Seibel
Channel 12 - 8/1

RI Public Radio – 8/1

Friday, August 1, 2014

Octopus, film festival, beaches

Prof. Brad Seibel's octopus discovery continues to make news, this time in The Blaze, Guardian Liberty Voice, Travelers Today, Delhi Daily News and publications in Indonesian and Vietnamese.  See previous coverage here.

Providence Business News - 8/1

Why RI should invest in its beaches - op-ed by Prof. Judith Swift
Providence Journal - 8/1

Narragansett Times - 8/1

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Youth Conference, Warwick Beaches, Civil Rights in RI