Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New oceanography dean

The announcement that former Duke University oceanographer Bruce Corliss would be the next dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography was met with great enthusiasm.  The news was reported by the Providence Business NewsProvidence Journal, and WRNI radio, and an Associated Press news brief on the appointment appeared in the New London Day, New England Cable News, Boston Globe, Albany Times-Union, Connecticut PostChannel 6, WHJJ radio, and The Record in New Jersey, among others.  It also appeared in the newsletter of the Ocean Leadership Consortium.  The URI press release about the appointment can be found here.

$14 million health care grant

It was standing-room only at a press conference announcing a $14 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Associate Research Professor Elaina Goldstein for a project that will improve care and lower costs for cognitively challenged adults with chronic diseases.  In attendance were most of the state's leading lawmakers, as well as almost all of the news media that cover Rhode Island.  Among those reporting on the story at the event were Channel 10, Channel 12, WRNI radio, Providence Business News, Warwick BeaconNew England Cable News, and the Associated Press, whose story appeared in dozens of media outlets from the Boston Globe to the San Francisco Chronicle. More in-depth coverage appeared in the Providence Business News, July 30 and in one item "URI in push for coordinated care," August 4, and a Five Questions piece. The URI press release about the grant can be found here.