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URI, Greenfins developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

URI Professor Terry Bradley and Peter Mottur, director of Rhode Island-based Greenfins, are taking the first steps in developing the techniques to raise tuna from egg to harvest size while creating a new sustainable industry in Rhode Island. According to Bradley, some in Australia, Mexico and several Mediterranean countries are doing what he calls “tuna ranching” […]

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URI redesigns one-year MBA program and takes it to Providence

The University of Rhode Island has redesigned its one-year Master of Business Administration Program and moved the program to the downtown Feinstein Providence Campus. This move allows students to be closer to the businesses and executives who will play a key role in the program’s strategic innovation-focused curriculum. “Our new one-year MBA program is a breakthrough design,” […]

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University joins partnership to support faculty and student entrepreneurship

The University of Rhode Island has joined with Brown University, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Betaspring to launch the new “Founders League” to strengthen Rhode Island’s entrepreneurial environment. The partnership will expand programs for the state’s new and potential high-growth startups and entrepreneurs. The new Founders League will create the platform where entrepreneurs […]

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The blood test app

Testing your blood for signs of a disease? There’s an app for that. University of Rhode Island engineering faculty and students are developing a hand-held biosensor that rapidly tests a blood droplet using a smartphone, a reader box and a credit card-sized plastic cartridge. Engineering Professors Mohammad Faghri and Constantine Anagnostopoulos say their device eliminates […]

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URI researchers receive excellence award for patented method of vaccinating fish

One of the greatest challenges for the aquaculture industry is health management. A disease outbreak can spread quickly and kill every last fish. And because antibiotic use is restricted at fish farms, one of the best options for maintaining a healthy fish population is the use of vaccines. “DNA vaccines are a novel type of […]

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URI students develop device to improve pothole patching

It’s not uncommon for local public works crews to repair a pothole in early spring only to have to redo the job again and again as the asphalt patch wears away. Now a team of five engineering students at the University of Rhode Island has developed a device that will compact the asphalt patch more […]

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