Friday, May 23, 2014

Soccer World Cup and a hook on the economy

Attleboro's Geoff Cameron Named to USA Roster for World Cup
GoLocal Prov, 5/22/2014
URI alum Geoff Cameron '07, award-winning soccer player was considered and has since been named to the USA World Cup roster. Some news has appeared in the Boston Globe,  LA Times, and locally on WLNE TV6. Here's a Big Thinker story about Cameron and his achievements beyond the field.

Fishing Journal: Fishing's significant impact on local economy
The Providence Journal-May 22, 2014
Describes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's national and regional fisheries economics reports and sites the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan done by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and the University of Rhode Island.

Sun Rise Scoops
Warwick Beacon-May 22, 2014
The University of Rhode Island Coastal Fellows program is an environmental fellowship initiative designed to involve URI undergraduate students in addressing environmental issues. This news named some of the students named as this year's Coastal Fellows.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Census, Climate Bill & Moths

New census figures show how R.I. population has shifted
Providence Journal, May 22, 2014
South Kingstown has benefited from a push to build more student housing on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, while Cumberland got a boost from being close to Massachusetts, where jobs have been more plentiful for much of the past decade

Time to Perk Up R.I. It's Summah fer Gawd Sakes
Rhode Island Public Radio, May 21
RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it's time to stop taking Rhode Island for granted. In his report, he suggests ... "If you think you’re in a dead-end job, there is no better time than the present to take courses at Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island to learn some new skills. Unemployment and under-employment is largely a function of a lack of education and skills. At some point, you create your own opportunity..."

Senate Climate Bill Weaker Than House Version ecoRI news, May 20, 2014
University of Rhode Island physics professor Peter Nightingale said a 6 percent annual reduction in global emissions is simpler but must start immediately to ...

Experts plan to release flies to tackle winter moth problem
NBC 10 Providence May 20, 2014
Hungry Winter Moth caterpillars are taking over parts of Rhode Island. An invasive species of caterpillars is taking over large swaths of Rhode Island, and the state says if the caterpillars are not stopped, they could cause millions of dollars in damage. This news, which appeared earlier in the Providence Journal has also appeared on WCVB, Boston, Valley Breeze, The Republic.

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Commencement, Students, Nursing and more ...

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.

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.

Providence Eyewitness News- May 19, 2014, 5 p.m.
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

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 …

The Providence Journal-May 16, 2014
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 .

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

The Providence Journal-May 18, 2014
Opinion piece by investment professional and Democratic candidate for general treasurer Seth Magaziner supports efforts to strengthen the University's leadership position in scientific research and nursing education....

Los Angeles Daily News-May 18, 2014
... Hughes, a leading international researcher on human trafficking and professor of Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island.

The Providence Journal- May 19, 2014
Donna Hughes, a URI gender and women’s studies professor and expert who researches trafficking of children and women worldwide addressed some questions about the average age of children forced into prostitution.

China Post-May 19, 2014
URI alumnus Wei, who has a doctorate from the Graduate School of Oceanography at theUniversity of Rhode Island, said international cooperation is needed in light of …

Caribbean Life-May 18, 2014
Ballard, the president of U.S. Ocean Exploration Trust and the director of the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of ...

Providence Eyewitness News- May 16, 2014
A graduate student and an oceanographer from the University of Rhode Island are just back from the coast of Antarctica, after spending six weeks trying to figure out why a glacier is melting faster than others.

The Providence Journal-May 20, 2014
Appointment of URI's new women's basketball coach, Daynia La-Force...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nursing Center, Tsunami research, rising sea level

Providence reaches agreement on taxes for South Street Landing ...
The Providence Journal, May 16, 2014
As currently envisioned, the former South Street Power Station on Dyer Street would be leased to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island for a for a state-of-the-art shared nursing education center

In R.I., fewer jobless, more jobs in April
The Providence Journal, May 16, 2014
... population is leaving the work force, says Edward M. Mazze, distinguished university professor of business administration at the University of Rhode Island.
Step by step, new young adult novel unfoldsz
TheDay.com, May 16, 2014
A. My colleague (at the University of Rhode Island), Peter Covino, kindly allowed me to sit in on his graduate class in poetry. I'd also just sat in on a workshop run
House Oversight panel hears more testimony on possible cost of ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter, May 16, 2014
University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Thursday default would hurt the state's already negative image and be like taping a "Kick me" sign
URI professor: 38 Studios loan default could affect future borrowing
Turn to 10, May 15, 2014
University of Rhode Island; economics professor testified Thursday that if Rhode Island wants to borrow money in the future, defaulting on the debt stemming
Renée Meyer's Garden Report: Battling Mile-a-minute
Block Island Times, May 16, 2014
Three weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Biological Control Lab at the University of Rhode Island. But before I went, I was given some homework by

Could This Underwater Volcano Cause a US Tsunami?
KABC-TV Los Angeles, May 15, 2014
Dr. Robert Ballard and his team of 40 explorers are studying the Kick-'em-Jenny, a dangerous and active underwater volcano.

May is the riskiest month for getting the disease
Freepress Online, May 15, 2014
exposed to permethrin and killed, but mice and other mammals are not affected, according to the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center

URI studying dangers of sea level rise
Providence Eyewitness News, May 15, 2014
A graduate student and an oceanographer from the University of Rhode Island are just back from the coast of Antarctica, after ..