Friday, June 18, 2010

Seersucker Senators

In addition to sunscreen, the heat of the summer has brought out seersucker in the U.S. Senate. This week URI's Professor Linda Welters, chair of the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design was called upon to explain the fashion trend and her comments were included in The Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Lexington Herald Leader, several Fox channels and more.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Great Explorer

On June 13, the top-rated CBS news program 60 minutes re-aired their profile of Oceanography Professor Robert Ballard, who discussed ocean exploration and the importance of the University’s Inner Space Center. A 60 Minutes film crew joined Ballard and a team of researchers and students during an expedition to the Black Sea in August to search for the remains of ancient shipwrecks. The television crew also spent a day on the Narragansett Bay Campus interviewing Ballard as he demonstrated the usefulness of the Inner Space Center in a live video communication with a research vessel in the Pacific Ocean. National Viewership for the program is 9,571,745.