Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rhody Sports New Alex and Ani Court

The unveiling of URI's fashionable new "Alex and Ani Court" at the Thomas M. Ryan Center has infused the teams, coaches and the University community with some new positive energy for the upcoming season. Many media outlets have favorably reviewed the court's new appearance, including the Providence JournalCBS Sports.com, NBC SportsESPN, Sports Illustrated and GameDay. Read the URI Athletics announcement.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Appointment of vice president for administration and finance

The appointment of Christina Valentino as URI's new vice president for administration and finance was approved by the Rhode Island Board of Education this week. The news was reported by the Providence Journal and Providence Business News, and an Associated Press story appeared widely on the websites of many news organizations, including the San Jose Mercury News, Merced Sun-StarChannel 10, Lexington Dispatch, South Carolina Enquirer Herald, and others.  The URI news release about the announcement can be found here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Research, drugs and the governor's race

Record breaking year for ticks

The announcement by Professor Thomas Mather that deer tick numbers in Rhode Island hit another record caused an immediate reaction from the media.  News stories were reported far and wide, including a nearly-full-page story in the Providence Journal, as well as reports on Channel 10, Channel 12, Channel 6, Newport Patch, and the Associated Press, whose wire story ran in the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and elsewhere.  The URI news release about the story can be found here.