Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More URI experts in the news

Once again, the news media in Rhode Island and around the country are turning to URI for expert insight on the news of the day. In recent weeks, for instance, Chemistry Professor Jimmie Oxley was featured in an Associated Press story about the New York City car bomb, economist Jim Opaluch was included in a New York Times story about the sinking of a Venezuela oil rig, and Navindra Seeram was featured in a Chicago Tribune story about the healthy compounds in “superfruits." In addition, the New Bedford Standard Times quoted Geosciences Professor Tom Boving in a story about a hazardous waste clean-up, and marine mammalogist Bob Kenney was cited by the Providence Journal, Block Island Times and South County Independent about whales in nearby waters.