Friday, August 30, 2013

Sharks, iPads and septic systems

Lindo shark success puts Bermuda on the map - features research by Prof. Brad Wetherbee
Bermuda Sun - 8/30

An iPad for every student? What Los Angeles was thinking - includes comment from Prof. Renee Hobbs
Christian Science Monitor - 8/28

Senators learn impacts of spending cuts on RI - includes quotes from Karen Markin
WPRO radio - 8/28

Mercer Island student learns about science under the sea - high school student participated in Ballard expedition
Mercer Island Reporter - 8/28

Is your septic system climate change ready? - story quotes from CELS, Engineering faculty
EcoRI - 8/28

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Impact: URI after the "March on Washington"

March on Washington brought changes to URI, Channel 10 - 8/27. This comprehensive piece showcases many of the changes that have taken place over the decades since this historic event. Heads of several programs shared the history, including Frank Forleo, assistant director of the URI Talent Development Program; Naomi Thompson, associate vice president of Community, Equity and Diversity and Professor Paul Bueno de Mesquita who leads URI's International Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

National Rankings

How Rhode Island's Colleges Performed On Latest National Rankings
Named to Washington Monthly's new Best Bang for the Buck list at #87, the University of Rhode Island joins the list of the colleges in America that WM says "do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
GoLocalProv - ‎Aug 27, 2013‎

Searching for Cure: Rare genetic disorder

URI researches rare genetic disorder Channel 10 - 8/27, URI is one of only a few schools nationwide that has received federal funding to research Fanconi anemia, a rare hereditary disorder. URI Department of Cell and Molecular Biology Associate Professor Niall Howlett discussed the research. Read URI News release.

URI first in R.I. to receive NSF grant for teacher training


URI gets $1.2 million grant for STEM teacher training - The announcement about URI's most recent federal grant to train teachers in science, engineering and math received widespread attention. URI is first college or university in the state to receive a Robert Noyce Scholarship grant. View coverage in the Providence Journal, Providence Business News and San Francisco Chronicle.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wildlife, aging and student enrollment

Wildlife protection assessed - quotes extensively from Prof. Peter Paton
Providence Business News

Aging populace to have big impact on RI - AP story quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
Boston Globe  - 8/23

University in RI or University of RI? - commentary on student enrollment
Rhode Island Public Radio - 8/23