Monday, December 29, 2014

Op-eds, Cuba trip, ADHD

Providence Journal - 12/28

RI aquaculture due for a check-up - op-ed by student Andrew Rosa
Providence Journal - 12/26

Providence Journal - 12/24

Study looks at ADHD in college students - interview with Prof. Lisa Weyandt
RI Public Radio - 12/24

Channel 10 - 12/23

Christian Examiner - 12/22

WPRO radio - 12/21

Monday, December 22, 2014

Nursing, grants, pollution

Governor Chafee: The Exit Interview - quotes Prof. Maureen Moakley
Providence Journal - 12/21

Channel 12 - 12/21

RI nurses school leads the way - references new nursing center
Providence Journal - 12/20

Providence Business News - 12/19


Sensors and Systems - 12/19

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nursing education center groundbreaking

The groundbreaking for the nursing education center in Providence was featured in a number of media outlets, including the Providence Journal, Channel 12, Channel 10, Rhode Island Public Radio, GoLocalProv and WPRO radio.  The news release about the event can be found here.

RI Public Radio – 12/15

Priceless gifts from mom and dad - op-ed by Prof. Scott Molloy
Providence Journal - 12/16

Live Science - 12/16

Participants express optimism following Raimondo's economic summit - mentions President Dooley and URI tagline
Providence Journal - 12/17

Friday, December 12, 2014

Faculty experts

Local colleges recognized for community service efforts
Providence Business News – 12/10

RI tourism spending lags far behind rest of US - quotes Prof. Ed Mazze
GoLocalProv – 12/10

Airbag compound has vexed Takata for years - quotes Prof. Jimmie Oxley
New York Times - 12/10

Nurse-run health clinic opens at Providence Rescue Mission - led by Prof. Rebecca Carley
Providence Journal – 12/11

Speakers at Sea Grant symposium warn of more devastating coastal storms - quotes Prof. Austin Becker
Providence Journal – 12/11

Battle with the sea: what we know and how we know it - quotes Prof. John King
RI Public Radio – 12/11

Did a massive volcanic eruption in India killoff the dinosaurs - quotes Prof. David Fastovsky
Washington Post - 12/11

Collaborative adds two new topics to researchprojects: workforce and infrastructure - includes URI research projects
Providence Business News - 12/11

Local activists oppose pipeline project - quotes Prof. Peter Nightengale
Channel 10 - 12/11

Applications being accepted for 2015 biz plan competition - URI a sponsor
Providence Business News - 12/11

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Air bags and die-ins

Airbag compound has vexed Takata for years - quotes Prof. Jimmie Oxley
New York Times - 12/10

When did die-ins become a form of protest - quotes Prof. Robert Widell
BBC - 12/9

International students learn from tailgating trash
EcoRI – 12/9

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hiring plan, construction update, teacher prep report

The announcement that the University plans to hire 55 new faculty over the next four years was reported by numerous media outlets, including the Providence Journal, Rhode Island Public Radio, Providence Business News and the Associated Press, whose story was run by Channel 10, Channel 12, the Greenfield Reporter and others.  The URI news release about the announcement can be found here.

Coming Saturday, poinsettias are the color of Christmas
Providence Journal - 12/5

Who's hot and who's not? - references tuition increase 
GoLocalProv - 12/5

Petro: the real war on Ukraine goes for consciousness - quotes Prof. Nicolai Petro
Russia Information Network - 12/5

New data on teacher preparation programs released
Providence Journal - 12/4

Chemistry center takes shape at URI
RI Public Radio - 12/4

Correctional Industries prepares inmates for jobs - references URI as top customer
Cranston Herald - 12/4

Gina Raimondo hopes to put Rhode Island back to work - quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
Boston Globe - 12/4

Indian Museum and Heritage Society to honor five Indians in Rhode Island - Prof. Ruby Dholakia among honorees
India New England - 12/4

RIDE releases first set of annual educator reports
Providence Business News - 12/4

Five can't-miss events - features Cooperative Extension holiday event
RI Monthly - 12/3

Hard to digest - quotes Cooperative Extension's Sejal Lanterman
Newport Daily News - 12/3

Monday, December 1, 2014

Faculty experts

URI professor to chair national body - feature on Prof. Jayne Pawasauskas
Providence Business News - 12/1 

RI attracts more than $200 million for hot start-ups - quotes Prof. Ed Mazze
GoLocalProv - 12/1

Governor Chafee says RI legislature is strongest in US - quotes Prof. Maureen Moakley
Providence Journal/Politifact - 11/30

Our staggering Ebola failure - includes Prof. Annie De Groot
Salon - 11/29

Food stamp outreach effort in RI hurt by cut in state, federal aid - quotes Prof. Kathleen Gorman
Providence Journal - 11/29

Providence students earn college credit in new biotechnology program
RI Public Radio - 11/28

Four groups join to present series of holiday concerts - includes URI Symphony Orchestra
Warwick Beacon - 11/27

Warwick's Chearino comes up just short in quest for world title - feature on student
Warwick Beacon - 11/27

Winter moths arrive in a flurry - quotes Cooperative Extension's Heather Faubert
Warwick Beacon - 11/27

Schools serve up a common core Thanksgiving - quotes Prof. Diane Kern
Breitbart News - 11/27

Rock-a-baby brings live music to infants and toddlers - quotes Prof. Audrey Cardany
RI Public Radio - 11/26

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson protest, FM Global gift, expert commentary

The student protest over the Ferguson decision was include in several news reports, including the Providence Journal, Channel 12, and Channel 6. A second story in the Providence Journal focused entirely on the URI protest.

For Holder, Ferguson prosecution presents civil rights quandary - quotes Prof. Rob Widell
International Business Times - 11/25

In RI schools, new lessons on Thanksgiving for pilgrims of many cultures - quotes Prof. Diane Kern
Providence Journal - 11/26

Indian American-led firm donates $1M to Univ of Rhode Island
India West - 11/25

FM Global, founded by Shivan Subramaniam, donates $1 million to the University of Rhode Island
American Bazaar - 11/25

Emily Thomesen travels to Uganda to find joy, hope among suffering - feature on URI student
Swimming World magazine – 11/25

Holiday wreath making workshop at Blackstone Public Library Dec. 1 - features URI Master Gardener
Valley Breeze - 11/26

Finding Nemo monster is real: Black seadevil caught on video - quotes Prof. Brad Seibel
Russia Today – 11/25

World AIDS Day activities planned in Rhode Island - includes URI event
Providence Business News – 11/25

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shellfish plan, big grant, big gift

Extreme suffering of sex trafficking victims demands greater urgency to end it - references URI report
The Examiner - 11/23

Two year effort brings measure of sustainability to RI clam beds - Coastal Resources Center project
Providence Journal - 11/23 

Rare deep sea anglerfish caught on camera - quotes Prof. Brad Seibel
Nature World News - 11/22

Is the Mattiello-Paiva Weed geezer tax cut plan realistic? - quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
RI Public Radio - 11/21

URI receives largest grant to date
RI Public Radio – 11/21

Fighting disease from Providence
Providence Monthly – 11/21

Alex and Ani donates $1 million to URI to support life science research
RI Small Business Journal – 11/21

Friday, November 21, 2014

CRC grant, faculty commentary

The largest grant in URI history was awarded this week by USAID to the Coastal Resources Center, and the media took notice.  The news was reported by the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, Channel 10 and the Associated Press, whose story appeared in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Danbury News Times, Beaumont Enterprise, The Republic, the Daily Journal, KSL TV in Utah and World News Report, among others.  The URI news release about the grant can be found here.

Providence City Council members question dormitory deal on 195 land - quotes Prof. Ed Mazze
GoLocalProv - 11/21

A mixed employment report for Rhode Island - quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
Providence Journal - 11/21

URI signs agreements to partner with Indonesia on fisheries education
Warwick Beacon - 11/20

Takata airbags share explosive chemical with Texas fertilizer blast - quotes Prof. Jimmie Oxley
Business Week - 11/20

Why Americans are so divided - interview with Prof. Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz
KIRO Radio Seattle - 11/20

Health officials mark Great American Smokeout - references URI Providence exhibit
Channel 10 - 11/20

Monterey Bay researchers capture rare deep-sea anglerfish on video for first time - quotes Prof. Brad Seibel
Santa Cruz Sentinel - 11/20

10 foods to supercharge your cycling - references URI research
Bike Radar - 11/20

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Alex and Ani gift, Avenue Q, more

A $1 million donation from Alex and Ani to the URI College of Pharmacy generated considerable local media attention, including in the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, GoLocalProvChannel 12 and the Associated Press, whose story appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Channel 6, the Greenfield Reporter and elsewhere.  The URI news release about the gift can be found here.

Board approves tuition increases at RI public colleges
Providence Journal - 11/20

URI's Avenue Q impresses on every front
Providence Journal - 11/20

Four ensembles join forces for holiday concerts at St. Ann and CCRI
Valley Breeze - 11/19

Storytelling cloth used to educate women in Mali about HPV
Health City – 11/18

Pulitzer Prize winner to givelecture at URI
GoLocalProv – 11/18

Mysterious sea star killer probably a virus - quotes Prof. Marta Gomez-Chiarri
Science magazine – 11/18

Dealing with invasives takes patience and creativity - features Prof. Richard Casagrande
EcoRI - 11/18

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shellfish, CRC, economy

URI's involvement in the R.I. Shellfish Management Plan was reported by the Warwick Beacon on Nov. 13 and the Providence Business News  on Nov. 17.

News of the appointment of a new director of the Coastal Resources Center was reported by the Providence Business News on Nov. 14 and the Westerly Sun on Nov. 16.

Prof. Leonard Lardaro was quoted in news reports about the Rhode Island economy in the New England Real Estate Journal on Nov. 14 and the Westerly Sun on Nov. 16.

James Kadamus: Creating jobs in RI will require serious action on education - op-ed mentions engineering building
Providence Journal – 11/14

Providence Millennials veer from their parents'path at work and home - quotes Prof. Helen Mederer
Providence Journal - 11/15

The View from South Kingstown: They'reexploring the healing ways of plants - features Prof. Navindra Seeram
Providence Journal - 11/16

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Documentary, theater, piano

Gaspee documentary could rewrite history - mentions URI research
Channel 10 – 11/12

Walt Disney comes to life at Wilbury Theater - features Prof. Vince Petronio
Westerly Sun – 11/13

Riots rocked Federal Hill 100 years ago - op-ed by Prof. Scott Molloy
Providence Journal – 11/13

Student pianists to perform on Sunday - mentions Prof. Manabu Takasawa
Jamestown Press – 11/13

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Film, business competition, economy

Warwick Beacon - 11/11

Providence Business News - 11/11

York Daily Record - 11/11

WHJJ radio - 11/10 - AP story also appeared on WPRO radio

Monday, November 10, 2014

Economy, nursing, De Groot

RI economy sustains momentum, continues recovery - quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
Providence Journal - 11/10

Providence Business News – 11/10

Providence Business News - 11/10

Providence Business News - 11/10

Providence Business News - 11/10

Environmental Journal - features lecture by Prof. Steve Carey
Providence Journal - 11/9

Westerly Sun - 11/9

Providence Journal - 11/9

GoLocalProv - 11/8

Providence Journal - 11/8

Providence Journal - 11/8

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fish trawl, Gaspee film, scholarship

Narragansett Times - 11/7

Gaspee film to premiere in Warwick next week - film features URI faculty
Channel 10 - 11/6

Pay dirt - geology student awarded scholarship
Warwick Beacon - 11/6

South County Independent - 11/6

Thursday, November 6, 2014

More election follow-up, storytelling cloth

Providence Journal - 11/6

Scientist studies water 20,000 feet deep - URI research featuring Prof. Art Spivack
Jamestown Press - 11/6 

GoLocalProv - 11/6

Raimondo and Elorza prepare for office - mentions engineering bond passage
RI Public Radio – 11/5 

WPRO radio – 11/5 

Bond issues come with additional costs - quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
Channel 10 - 11/5

Science magazine -11/5

Inside Higher Ed - 11/5

Providence Business News - 11/5

Westerly Sun - 11/5

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Election round-up

Passage of Question 4, which would fund construction of a new College of Engineering building, received considerable media attention in election day news reports, including in the Providence Journal, Channel 12, Channel 10, Channel 6, WPRO radio and Inside Higher Ed.

Science Magazine - 11/4

Searching for HMS Gaspee - quotes Prof. Rod Mather
Warwick Beacon - 11/4

What you should do if you find a tick - quotes Prof. Tom Mather
Health.com - 11/4

Monday, November 3, 2014

Engineering bond, Obama visit


The run-up to election day continues to result in numerous stories about the College of Engineering bond referendum, including an op-ed by corporate executives in the Providence Journal on Nov. 1, summary stories in the Newport Mercury on Oct. 29, the Westerly Sun on Nov. 2 and again on Nov. 3, and the East Bay Newspapers on Nov. 3, an editorial in the Providence Journal on Nov. 2 and a letter to the editor in the Providence Journal on Nov. 3.

Providence shines, just a bit, on Obama visit - quotes Prof. Leonard Lardaro
Washington Post – 10/31

Your neighbors - mentions Prof. Deborah Riebe
Providence Journal – 11/3

Adrain elected chair of URI Foundation board
Daily Journal – 11/3

Narragansett Times - 11/3

Friday, October 31, 2014

WRIU, faculty profiles

The Cutting Edge of Science - feature on five faculty members
So Rhode Island – 10/30

South County Independent – 10/30 

South County Independent - 10/30

Is Ukraine slipping into Illiberal Democracy? - op-ed by Prof. Nicolai Petro
The Nation - 10/30

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FM Global, engineering bond, MBA

The pledge by insurance company FM Global to the proposed engineering building generated attention from the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, Insurance News Net, Channel 6, GoLocalProv and WPRO radio

Additional editorials in support of the engineering bond referendum were published in the Warwick Beacon and Cranston Herald, and the Herald also printed an op-ed by President David Dooley about the referendum as well.

RI Public Radio – 10/29

Newport casino a losing proposition - op-ed mentions URI 
Providence Journal - 10/30

Plenty of reason to fear sea level rise in RI - op-ed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse mentions URI efforts
Providence Journal - 10/30

Providence Journal - 10/30

The Cutting Edge of Science - profiles five URI faculty
So Rhode Island magazine - 10/30

Monday, October 27, 2014

More engineering bond

More and more editorials and op-eds are being published in support of the College of Engineering bond question.  The Westerly Sun ran a column written by President David Dooley on Saturday, GoLocalProv published one by Eva Mancuso on Monday and the Providence Journal ran one by Laurie White on Monday.

Providence Journal - 10/27

Ukraine holds parliamentary elections - quotes Prof. Nicolai Petro
Al Jazeera America - 10/27

Providence Business News - 10/27

Channel 10 - 10/26

Providence Journal - 10/26

RI Public Radio - 10/24

Friday, October 24, 2014

Engineering bond commentary

Op-eds about the engineering bond are appearing throughout the Rhode Island media.  Commentary from Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed has appeared in the Providence JournalCranston Herald, Johnston Sunrise and Narragansett Times, while one from President David Dooley appeared in the Johnston Sunrise and Warwick Beacon.

RI Public Radio - 10/23

Jamestown Press - 10/23

RI Public Radio - 10/23

Monday, October 20, 2014

Engineering bond, Providence Phoenix

  • Yes on 4, Editorial
    Providence Journal - 10/20
  • Phoenix bids adieu at 36 - quotes Prof. John Pantalone
    Providence Business News - 10/20
  • No profits found in this tangled catch - quotes Prof. Carol Thornber
    Providence Business News - 10/20
  • Report documents long history of collusion, political influence between Cianci and police department - references Center for Peace and Non-Violence
    Providence Journal - 10/19
  • Another view: Young professionals need more than a narrow set of job skills - op-ed by Prof. John Grandin
    Portland Press Herald - 10/19
  • Climate will change - references Metcalf Institute
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - 10/19
  • Ballard, Mystic part ways after 15 years
    Hartford Courant - 10/18
  • Students learn about stormwater quality at field day
    Murray Ledger - 10/18
  • URI family receives police donation for daughter with cancer
    Channel 12 - 10/17
  • Friday, October 17, 2014

    Ebola, 'Seminar,' economy

  • The Providence campus public seminar about Ebola virus generated considerable media attention, including from the Providence Journal, Channel 12, and Rhode Island Public Radio.
  • Rhode Island economy improving, but jobs growth showing little movement
    Providence Journal – 10/17
  • ‘Seminar’ smart and racy
    Narragansett Times – 10/16
  • 10 reasons you’re eating more than you realize
    Reader’s Digest – 10/16
  • When Ebola hits close to home
    GoLocalProv – 10/16
  • URI event for suicide awareness
    Channel 10 – 10/15
  • Launch of new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration program set
    Providence Business News – 10/15
  • Context is what’s needed
    GoLocalProv – 10/16
  • Learn how to protect private water wells
    Jamestown Press – 10/15
  • Disease expert: We need to concentrate on West Africa
    Channel 12 – 10/15
  • New program coordinates environmental efforts between Mass, RI
    Providence Journal – 10/16
  • URI to host public seminar on Ebola outbreak
    Channel 12 – 10/16
  • Oceanographer Ballard exits Mystic Aquarium after 15 years
    WNPR radio – 10/15
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Bonds and Ballard

  • Teknor Apex officials campaigning hard for Question 4
    Valley Breeze - 10/14
  • Teknor Apex working to keep talented young workers in Rhode Island
    Plastics News - 10/14
  • Ballard, Mystic Aquarium part ways after 15 years
    New London Day - 10/15
  • Oceanographer Ballard exits Mystic after 15 years
    Channel 6 - 10/15
  • Busy at URI, oceanographer Ballard exits Mystic after 15 years
    Providence Journal - 10/15
  • Engineering, Ebola, and the CRC

  • RIPEC:  Voters should consider economic impact of bonds
    Providence Journal – 10/14
  • Study: Bond questions could cost RI $400 million
    Channel 12 – 10/14
  • Professor Annie De Groot and her annual vaccine conference in Providence received considerable attention from reporters on Oct. 13, including the Providence Journal, Channel 12, Channel 10 and on Oct. 14 in the Providence Journal again.
  • Economics Professor Leonard Lardaro's monthly Current Conditions report was featured in the Providence Journal, Providence Business News and GoLocalProv on Oct. 13.
  • Yes on ballot questions 4 and 6
    Editorial, Providence Business News – 10/13
  • URI professor Keith Brown gets film festival award
    Providence Business News – 10/13
  • Rhode Island voters to decide on arts, transit, URI bonds, casino expansion
    New London Day – 10/13
  • Whitehouse takes coal state senator on RI climate change tour
    Providence Journal – 10/11
  • Kostrzewa: Urban issues, people should concern all Rhode Islanders
    Providence Journal – 10/11
  • A USAID project led by the URI Coastal Resources Center made news in several African news outlets on Oct. 10, including Ghana Broadcasting, Spy Ghana and the Ghana News Agency.
  • Friday, October 10, 2014

    Ocean exploration, climate change, engineering bond

  • Why we must explore the sea - feature by Prof. Robert Ballard
    Smithsonian magazine – October 2014 issue
  • West Virginia Senator Manchin visits Rhode Island to discuss climate change - meeting with URI scientists
    West Virginia Public Broadcasting - 10/10
  • Higher ed on the ballot - references engineering bond
    Inside Higher Ed - 10/10
  • Guggulsterone: A secret weapon in the arthritis battle - references research by Prof. Ruitang Deng
    NewsMax - 10/9
  • Threatening letter tested for fingerprints, DNA - interview with Prof. Dennis Hilliard
    Channel 10 - 10/9
  • URI-Lifespan to graduate registered nurses from College of Nursing
    Warwick Beacon - 10/9
  • Winter gardening is topic of Oct. 20 library presentation - speaker is URI master gardener
    Warwick Beacon - 10/9
  • Would a 'wet' campus solve URI's problems
    South County Independent - 10/9
  • URI students, town officials meet
    Narragansett Times - 10/6
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Surfing, bears and fish

    Rhode Island Monthly – Sept 2014

    Providence Journal - 10/7

    Narragansett Times - 10/6

    Latina magazine - 10/6

    Westerly Sun - 10/6

    One square mile: The fish of Narragansett Bay - profile of URI research project
    RI Public Radio - 10/6