Thursday, November 29, 2012

President addresses media breakfast

President Dooley addressed a room full of local reporters on Wednesday on a wide range of topics, from economic development and diversity to athletics and commuter rail.  The reporters responded with an equally varying array of stories.  Those reporting on Dr. Dooley's comments included the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, East Greenwich Patch, WPRO radio, and the Associated Press, whose story about extending the commuter rail to Kingston appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Greenwich Time, Channel 12, Channel 10, Attleboro Sun, Springfield TV station WSHM, and others.  A second Associated Press story about the President's comments about a proposed nursing facility in Providence appeared in the Boston Globe, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Francisco Chronicle, New England Cable NewsChannel 12, Channel 6, Canadian Business, the Houston Chronicle, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, and others. The URI Today story about his comments can be found here.

On public radio

University of Rhode Island faculty members have received extensive coverage on public radio in the last week. Entomology Professor Thomas Mather talked ticks on National Public Radio's Morning Edition program, while English Professor Peter Covino discussed his poetry on Nevada Public Radio prior to a presentation he gave at the Black Mountain Institute.  Rhode Island Public Radio featured several URI topics during Thanksgiving week, including climate change research by Oceanography Professor Brice Loose, umbilical cord clamping research by Nursing Professor Judy Mercer, and an award to Marine Research Scientist Mary-Jane James-Pirri from the National Park Service.