Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Expertly speaking

A number of URI faculty and staff have been called on by local and national reporters to comment on issues of significance in the news in the last couple weeks. For instance, the New York Times quoted URI sports psychologist John Sullivan about professional athletes and concussions; the Providence Journal featured comments by Psychology Professor Ellen Flannery-Schroeder in a story about the "winter blues;" the Westerly Sun quoted Political Science Professor Marc Hutchinson in its coverage of the protests in Egypt; and History Professor RosaMaria Pegueros was interviewed at length on WGBH radio about Hispanics in Rhode Island becoming the "minority majority." In addition Business Dean Mark Higgins, Business Professor Ed Mazze and Economics Professor Len Lardaro continue to be regularly quoted by numerous Rhode Island media about the economy and business topics.