Friday, November 8, 2013

Managing Digital Disruption

Digital City: A conference organized by URI's Harrington School of Communication drew regional scholars, journalists and students to explore how digital media is creating disruptive change - and opportunity - for the state’s key institutions. The conference launched the education component of a research project funded by a $50,000 planning grant from the Rhode Island Foundation called “Digital City Rhode Island.” The day-long event was covered by the Rhode Island Library Report. Read the release.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Faculty Voices

Economics and Health. Opinion pieces by URI emeritus professors Richard Vangermeersch (accounting) and Maury Klein (history) were  both published in the Nov. 4 issue of The Providence Journal. In "Don’t make us flee Rhode Island," Prof. Vangermeersch describes the "economic consequences of retiring with Rhode Island as your tax home." 

In his article, "Health-care reform is hardly radical innovation," Prof. Klein retraces the historical roots of national health care. In the end, he says "The Affordable Care Act deserves time to prove itself as well. It is not some radical program dropped from the clouds but the most recent stage of a fight that spans nearly a century."

Monday, November 4, 2013

President Dooley and URI's Economic Impact

The University of Rhode Island's critical role in the state's economy was the subject of a front-page Providence Journal article with URI President David M. Dooley on Sunday, Nov. 3.  In the article President Dooley shared the results of a report released last month by the URI Foundation that details the statewide economic impact made directly and indirectly by the state's largest institution of higher education. The story was also reported by the Rhode Island Small Business Journal on Nov. 7 and the Narragansett Times on Nov. 8.