Friday, May 2, 2014

Engineering, LGBTQ Center

Textron CEO: Investment is key to growth - references proposed URI engineering building
Providence Journal - 5/2

New England Real Estate Journal - 5/2

Physicians News Net - 5/2

West Hawaii Today - 5/2

Valley Breeze - 5/1

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Safety policies, innovation grant and vaccine

RI schools to review sexual assault policies, procedures
NBC 10 Providence   Apr 29
The Obama administration is warning colleges and universities to stop "turning a blind eye" to sexual assaults on campus. It is releasing guidelines designed to stem campus sexual assaults and help the victims.

University of Rhode Island gets innovation grant
ABC 6 Providence   Apr 28
The University of Rhode Island has received a grant to pursue research with universities in the United Kingdom and Indonesia.The grant of nearly $250,000 was announced Monday by the Global Innovation Initiative, a joint program of the U.S. and British governments to increase international collaboration in research on topics of global .. This announcement also appeared in The Republic , and the Greenfield Daily Reporter (Indiana) among others.

Scientists, Collaborators Closer to Designing Vaccine for H. Pylori
Lab Manager Magazine, Apr 29
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are championing a recent breakthrough in the laboratory with hopes it could lead to a vaccine

URI alum and ex-Clipper Tom Garrick praises sanctions against Sterling
The Providence Journal, 4/29
Former University of Rhode Island basketball star Tom Garrick was drafted by and played for the Los Angeles Clippers

Governor Candidates Face Tough Questions in Recession Plagued RI
GoLocal Prov April 30
Includes comments from Prof. Edward M. Mazze

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Building plans and Paws for therapy

Museum group agrees to sell easement, tax credits to developer of former power station
The Providence Journal - 4/28 "This was a significant hurdle that had to be overcome for the state to put a combined University of Rhode Island-Rhode Island College nursing school in the 

New Tall Ship: the birth of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry
Sail World - 4/28
communication systems, a state-of-the-art science lab (designed under the guidance of the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography)

Students Paws for Fun: A group of therapy and search-and-rescue dogs visited the University ofRhode Island Kingston campus on Monday to interact with students as a way to reduce stress before final exams. Of course the event also cameras from Channel 10 (shown at left) and reports about were shared on Channels 6, 12 and on the Rhode Show. Read the URI news advisory.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Engineering in high school, Lyme disease and research notes

Providence Career and Technical Academy offers RI's first high school pre-engineering

The Providence Journal- 4/28
It's a pre-engineering course taught by a doctoral engineering student and developed by a professor of engineering at theUniversity of Rhode Island. URI professor Manibir Sodhi is the man behind the pre-engineering curriculum. He retooled his online course in practical engineering so it was suitable for high school students.

The Providence Journal- 4/28
Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are meeting next weekend in one of the nation’s Lyme hot spots — Rhode Island. For 20 years, the University of Rhode Island's Tick Encounter Resource Center has been sweeping the woods at 60 sites around the state .. Last year, the center found more ticks than ever before. Its director, Thomas Mather, is among the conference speakers. He will be talking about progress toward a vaccine against tick-borne illnesses.

GoLocalProv - 4/28
"A fiery and compelling public policy debate was held in front of a near-capacity audience this past Saturday at the University of Rhode Island which featured "Top Progressives and Conservatives Debate the RI Economy" - 4/25
... I'm just going to say it, pretty shameful omissions in this paper," said Holly Dunsworth, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. This article was also published in the Huffington Post- 4/28

Automotive News - 4/28
"It was going to be problematic for Volkswagen if the UAW continued with this appeal," said Erik Loomis, a labor historian at the University of Rhode Island who has written about the UAW campaign in Chattanooga.

Faculty union leaders at theUniversity of Rhode Island are demanding the school take several steps before instituting a plan to give guns to campus police, including outside oversight on using force. This AP article also appeared in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, The RepublicWahington Times, Boston Globe, among others.
Opinion piece by former Providence Journal editor Robert Whitcomb about how "Philanthropic contributions by very rich people get a lot of attention..."

The Providence Journal-Apr 26, 2014
“This is a big deal,” said Thorr Bjorn, the University of Rhode Island athletic director who sits on the NCAA's Legislative Council. “Much more communication ..

Eco RI
The forum opened with presentations by two climate change experts, John King, professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, and J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies and sociology at Brown.

9 Foods That Fight Inflammation Stack Media - 4/25
Maple syrup might not be the healthiest food on this list, but if you’re looking for a reason to drizzle some on your breakfast, you may have found it. According to 2011 research out of the University of Rhode Island (URI), pure maple syrup contains 54 compounds beneficial to your health. Citing URI's Navindra Seeram and linking to the University press release.