Monday, March 26, 2012

Crime Lab stages crime scenes

The State Crime Lab, based at the College of Pharmacy, is training police and others how to collect evidence at a crime scene, and it built a house and burned it to the ground to test its students. Local and regional news outlets took notice of the activities and reported on it over several weeks, including the Providence Journal, Boston Globe, New England Cable News, Channel 12, Channel 10, and others. The URI press release is here.

Master Gardeners offer free soil tests

The announcement that the URI Master Gardeners were offering free soil tests for Rhode Island gardeners was met with unexpected enthusiasm. The news spread around the region within days, thanks to stories in such publications as the New London Day, Boston Globe, Channel 12, the Westerly Sun, the Connecticut Post, Channel 6, the Greenwich Time, and many more. The URI press release on the subject can be found here.