Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tsunami, Fisheries, National primary

Could Dangerous Underwater Volcano in Caribbean Cause a US Tsunami?
ABC News, NIGHTLINE May 14, 2014
Ballard, the president of The Ocean Exploration Trust and the director of the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, said the Kick'em Jenny volcano has a

Greater New Haven NAACP President James E. Rawlings leaving legacy driven by heart, data
New Haven Register, May 14, 2014
Article about retiring NAACP president, who is a URI alum from the College of Pharmacy. It was with the strong parenting of mom Edna and the example set by his Uncle Elmer Fischer that landed the academically inclined Rawlings in the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, where he was the only African-American student.

Local URI students to compete in South Korea
Valley Breeze - May 15, 2014
University of Rhode Island engineering students won first place at the Freescale Cup in New York in April. From left, David Cipolette, of Chepachet, senior

URI, state form new fisheries institute
Jamestown Press, May 15, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island have established the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Institute, a new

The Case for a National Primary
Pacific Standard Magazine, May 13, 2014
An Opinion article by URI Political Science Assistant Professor Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz. The professor has written a series of articles related to state and local government and electoral campaigns. Her academic work has been published in the Journal of Politics, the...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nursing center, economy

The Rhode Island Board of Education has backed a plan for the development of a shared URI/RIC nursing program in the former South Street Power Station in Providence, and the local media has taken notice.  Stories appeared in the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, Channel 12, and the Associated Press, whose stories appeared on Channel 10, WPRO radioWesterly SunSouth Carolina Enquirer Herald and others.

Professor Leonard Lardaro's monthly report on the economy of Rhode Island once again resulted in news coverage in the Providence Journal, Providence Business News and GoLocalProv.

Three-year contracts, raises approved for URI, RIC presidents
Providence Journal - 5/12

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nursing, Polaris, and faculty experts

Board of Education to consider nursing education center proposal
Providence Journal - 5/12

Manufacturing extension now focused on growth - feature on URI Polaris manufacturing
Providence Business News - 5/12

New URI approach should yield success - editorial
Providence Business News - 5/12

Could vaccine prevent Lyme disease? - quotes Prof. Thomas Mather
Discovery Channel News - 5/12

RI seeks input for areas to be preserved or developed - highlights URI/DEM fisheries partnership
Providence Journal - 5/11

Feed tomatoes aspirin to fight disease and boost yield - quotes Prof. Rebecca Brown
Daily Mail - 5/11

Circus horror: Hair-raising heights to a terrifying crash - quotes Prof. Arun Shukla
Providence Journal - 5/11

Son’s tragic death inspires East Providencemother to graduate URI
East Providence Post – 5/9

Search for the elusive eastern spade food toad - quotes Prof. Peter Paton
Narragansett Times - 5/9

Ticks and Lyme disease: 8 myths and tips - quotes Prof. Thomas Mather
EMax Health - 5/9