Friday, November 1, 2013

Classes in January, faculty voices, and the arts

  • Winter J Term: The University announced its new Winter J-term, Jan. 2-17, that will be held during the normal semester break. The new term will help students get ahead on their studies or pursue specialized classes not offered during the regular school year. News about the new semester was picked up by the Associated Press and carried regionally by the Providence Business News,, The Republic, WPRO, WPRI TV,  Rhode Island Public Radio and even the Seattle Post Intelligencer. Read URI's press release.

  • Opinion: "Impunity for sex trafficking in R.I.", Donna M. Hughes and Melanie Shapiro's co-authored an opinion article that appeared in The Providence Journal, Nov. 1.

  • Public Forums: The forums held in October to discuss possible arming of campus police were covered recently by the Narragansett Times. Earlier they were covered by The Providence Journal, WPRO, WPRI, and Channel 10. See earlier post, Oct. 8.

  • Underwater Mystery: NBC news asked URI Professor Marta Gomez-Chiarri and her colleagues the question "What's eating the starfish?" Gomez-Chiarri shared her research with the NBC news online, Oct. 28.

  • Crime Lab: URI profile about Rhode Island Crime Laboratory director Dennis Hilliard "30 Years of Scientific Crime Fighting," was included in Lab Manager Magazine. The article was written by URI Marketing and Communications intern, Caitlin Musselman.

  • Economic Growth: Recent results of Professor Leonard Lardaro's economic index showing that the rate of growth in R.I. slowed in August, appeared in The Providence Journal, Oct. 14.

  • Providence Development: The New England Real Estate Journal reports that the R.I. market will continue its steady recovery and cites the URI, Brown and private developer discussions to renovate the Dynamo House as one of the bright signs.

  • The Source: URI volcanologist Haraldur Sigurdsson sent Sci-Tech Today his opinion about the source of the massive volcanic eruption found in Indonesia. He also commented in New Scientist about an ancient mural that depicts a volcanic eruption in Turkey.

  • Gallery: News about the art exhibit "Material Resistance," which runs Nov. 4-26 at the Fine Arts Center Galleries, was included in the Providence Phoenix.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013