Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Winter moths, Special Olympics and summer experiences

Experts plan to release flies to tackle winter moth problem
Turn to 10- May 20, 2014
Researchers at University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are releasing the parasitic flies to help control the problem.

What's in the Water?
ABC6 News This Morning (News), May 20, 2014
... An interview with Professor Candace Oviatt who teaches classes on Narragansett Bay at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography about if there's anything dangerous out in the Bay that beach-goers should know about.

Special Olympics RI preps for Summer Games
Providence Eyewitness News, May 20, 2014
Special Olympics Rhode Island is preparing for the 46th annual State Summer Games at the University of Rhode Island. The event is expected to be the biggest, with more than 1,500 athletes competing in a variety of activities – including aquatics, bowling, cycling, powerlifting, and much more. WPRI News includes footage from last year's events at the Mackal Field House.

High school junior selected to explore ocean with Titanic discoverer's ...
Plano Star Local Media, Texas, May 20, 2014
This summer, Wen will attend a four-week academic program at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography. Following that, she will spend one week aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel, Nautilus, where she will join OET’s Corps of Exploration as a member of its onboard science team and explore the Mesoamerican Reef off the Belizean and Honduran coasts.

Adjunct professor launches new book
WPRI TV, May 20, 2014
URI alumna and adjunct professor of communication studies Gail Lowney Alofsin has received some local coverage for her work and new book, "Someday is Now." News has included items in the Providence Business NewsNewport Daily News and The Rhode Show.

Prostitution in Los Angeles: Programs like Children of the Night
Los Angeles Daily News, May 21, 2014
... Donna Hughes, a leading international researcher on human trafficking and professor of Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island comments about the need for more services and shelters for victims.

Commencement 2014

The 25 Most Promising Graduation Speeches Of The Year
National Public Radio, May 20, 2014
Reporter Cristina Negrut commented that she was "particularly looking forward to the following 25, which I've grouped under quirky but time-tested categories." URI's speaker, Poet Richard Blanco was among the top of interest on her list.

Stars, more reach out to inspire at commencement speeches
Palm Beach Post, May 21
... at President Obama's 2013 inauguration, and a Miami native -- was equally inspiring at the University of Rhode Island: "Strive to be an original in everything.

Chafee urges URI grads to explore but 'keep Rhode Island in your heart
The Providence Journal-May 19, 2014
The University of Rhode Island conferred degrees on 3,114 students Sunday under a brilliant blue and white sky and before an estimated 20,000 family members and friends gathered on the quadrangle.... Front page.

Graduation ceremonies held across Rhode Island
NBC 10 Providence May 19
More than 3,100 degrees were conferred this weekend at the University of Rhode Island. The school was among several holding commencement ceremonies on Sunday in the state.

Chafee pushes to keep local grads in RI
Providence Eyewitness News- May 19, 2014
Governor Lincoln Chafee urged more than 3,000 students from the University of Rhode Island who got their diplomas to explore, but keep Rhode Island close in ... included images from URI Commencement

URI honors highly accomplished graduate
Newport Daily News, May 18, 2014
After four years of hard work, Michael T. Flynn did not get to attend his college graduation ceremony at the University of Rhode Island. But this Sunday, 33 years later, Flynn will finally attend a URI graduation. This time, the soon-to-be-retiring director of the national Defense Intelligence Agency will receive an honorary degree of humane letters from his alma mater.

Three-star Army general returns to URI, his alma mater, to
The Providence Journal-May 16, 2014
Michael T. Flynn, a three-star Army general and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, returned to the University of Rhode Island Friday to commission eight ROTC .

At University of Rhode Island, 684 receive advanced degrees
The Providence Journal-May 17, 2014
The University of Rhode Island on Saturday awarded 684 master's and doctoral degrees during the school's graduate commencement …

Bogusz never lost her 'can-do' attitude
South County Independent, May 16
Sylvia Bogusz’s graduation this weekend from the University of Rhode Island is not just a testament to her academic achievements. It is also a testament to her perseverance after recovering from a near-fatal car accident June 23, 2007.

After horrific 2007 accident, Sylvia Bogusz set to graduate from URI
The Providence Journal-May 16, 2014
Sylvia Bogusz, 24, is graduating from the University of Rhode Island on Sunday. She sees being alive, however, as a bigger