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URI Business Engagement Center recognized with Innovative Company Award

URI Business Engagement Center recognized with Innovative Company Award

The Providence Business News has selected the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center as the winner of its 2015 Innovative Company Award in the education category.  The Center, which was established in 2013 to provide the business community with access to the University’s extensive resources, was recognized for its unique “one-stop shop” strategy for […]

Polaris MEP Announces the Rocket Program for Small Rhode Island Manufacturers

Polaris MEP Announces the Rocket Program for Small Rhode Island Manufacturers

Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), a division of the URI Research Foundation, is announcing its latest move to lift Rhode Island’s manufacturers to higher profitability and employment.  Polaris MEP has committed 100% of its first ever state funding of $350K to go to Rhode Island’s small manufacturers in the form of innovative events, programs and […]

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URI appoints new College of Business Administration dean

An innovative academic leader and researcher Maling Ebrahimpour of St. Petersburg, Fla., has been appointed dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration.  Donald H. DeHayes, URI provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, made the appointment following a national search.

URI launches master’s degree in cybersecurity

URI launches master’s degree in cybersecurity

The University of Rhode Island has developed an online master’s degree in cybersecurity that uniquely combines intensive cybersecurity and digital forensics education with business applications.

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URI appoints new economic development officer

Michael Katz, an experienced leader in intellectual property and economic development, has been appointed associate vice president for intellectual property and economic development at the University of Rhode Island, effective June 1.

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Global business leader to address students at URIs Graduate Commencement Ceremony, May 16

About 700 students at the University of Rhode Island will receive their master’s or doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on the Kingston campus.

URI introduces Rhode Island’s first master’s in finance degree program

URI introduces Rhode Island’s first master’s in finance degree program

The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration has added a new graduate program that many students and professionals in the finance industry can count on to sharpen their skills.  The program was approved by the Rhode Island Board of Education on Wednesday, April 1.

Congressional, state leaders to tour Murdock Webbing Tuesday, March 31

Congressional, state leaders to tour Murdock Webbing Tuesday, March 31

URI Research Foundation’s Polaris Manufacturing Extension Program officials to present update on R.I. manufacturing.

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URI researchers study workforce issues as part of state Research Collaborative

Barbara Silver says that research has repeatedly shown that flexible work schedules and employer support for work/life issues results in improvements in employee productivity, job satisfaction and job retention and decreases in absenteeism.  It also benefits employee physical and mental health.

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Dive Into Autonomous Subs

Ocean researchers like to say that we know less about the Earth’s seas than the moon.  With less than 5 percent of the world’s oceans explored, big discoveries await.  To find them, University of Rhode Island students are learning to build the next generation of autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs, used to map seafloors, study […]

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