Wednesday, January 9, 2013

News Highlights

  • The University of Rhode Island Foundation's announcement of $2.5 million in estate gifts received from alumni brothers was shared by numerous print and broadcast media.  URI alumni John and David Parker provided for their alma mater in their estate plans and the University has received the generous bequests. News of their gift was carried in The Providence Journal, Providence Business News, WPRI 12Narragansett Times and Boston Globe (via AP). Read the Foundation's news release
  • Rhode Island likely to lose House seat
    New York Times, 1/9/13 -- College of Business Administration Professor Edward M. Mazze comments about the census and the state's declining population.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday's news

  • Helping families affected by epilepsy
    Family Circle magazine, 1/8/13, Story about alumni Debbie and Richard Siravo, and their creation of The Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation in honor of their son Matthew. The Foundation is an organization that provides resources and opportunities for children and families living with epilepsy.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Whale Tale


One graduate student has brought what he's learned as a beluga whale trainer at Mystic Aquarium to URI in an effort to find non-invasive ways of monitoring the health of wild beluga populations. A doctoral student in the URI Integrative and Evolutionary Biology Program, Justin Richard is using the cells and hormones that a whale exhales -- in its "snot" -- to gather a wealth of information about these mammals. The story about his work has been reported by the Boston Globe, URI student studying ‘whale snot’ for health clues, EcoRI Studying whale snot to protect marine mammals, and initially in the Narragansett/South Kingstown Patch, Student studying whale snot to protect Arctic wildlife. Read the URI news release.

Weekend Highlights