Friday, March 15, 2013

Aging, exercise and a new pope

  • The Silver Boom: College at 50 and Beyond
    Rhode Island Public Radio - 3/14
    Rhode Island colleges are experiencing tremendous growth in enrollment of older students.

  • Conclave selects new pope
    Channel 10 - 3/13
    History Professor Joelle Rollo-Koster is interviewed live about the selection process for a new pope.

  • URI to host Tech Collective's GRRL Tech Expo
    Providence Business News - 3/12
    450 high school girls visit campus to explore STEM disciplines.

  • Exercise may help protect children from stress
    New York Times Wellness Blog - 3/8
    Kinesiology Professor Disa Hatfield comments on the results of a study of children and stress.
  • Pharmacy student moves to retirement home

    When pharmacy student Emily Anastasia decided to spend her spring break living 24/7 in a retirement home to learn about the needs of aging residents, she didn't expect to end up a darling of the media. Nor did her 92-year-old roommate at South Bay Manor.  They were both interviewed for stories in the South County Independent, Providence Journal, Channel 10, Rhode Island Public Radio, and Barrington Times.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Economics, Osher, Africa

  • Lardaro: 2013 starts with ‘very strong, favorable trends’
    Providence Business News - 3/11

  • Saunderstown resident named interim dean of pharmacy
    North Kingstown Standard Times - 3/9

  • Students brighten up science skills with SMILE
    Narragansett Times - 3/9

  • Check out a cosmic double-feature for sky watchers
    Providence Journal - 3/7

  • Storm could cause beach erosion
    Channel 10 - 3/6

  • URI lands $1M from Osher Foundation
    Providence Business News - 3/1

  • URI lecturer takes to aiding East African youth and training teachers
    Narragansett Times - 3/1

  • Chinese new year celebrated in Kingston
    Narragansett Times - 3/1
  • Book on Arctic whales

    Public Information Officer Todd McLeish's new book about narwhals, the Arctic whale with the long spiral tusk, is generating considerable attention in the media throughout New England and beyond.  It has been featured in the Providence Journal, Boston Globe, Anchorage Daily News, Foster's Daily Democrat (NH), Rhode Island Public Radio, Rhode Island MonthlySouth County Independent and Narragansett Times, among others. The URI press release about his book can be found here.