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URI, Johnson & Wales sign Physician Assistant program agreement

University of Rhode Island graduates who enroll in the Johnson & Wales University Physician Assistant Studies Program will soon have a direct path into one of the hottest careers in the nation.

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URI scientist Annie De Groot named one of the 50 most influential people in vaccine industry

University of Rhode Island Research Professor Annie De Groot has been named one of the most influential people in the vaccine industry by the website VaccineNation.

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URI-Lifespan team up to graduate dozens of registered nurses from College of Nursing

With big changes in the health care industry today, registered nurses are looking for ways to further their education to stay informed.  The University of Rhode Island and Lifespan are teaming up to provide that opportunity.

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Cybersecurity, Privacy is topic of URI’s 2014 Honors Colloquium

The investigative reporter with the greatest access to fugitive Edward Snowden and his government documents since his flight to Russia will be coming to the University of Rhode Island next month as part of its 2014 Honors Colloquium, “Cybersecurity and Privacy.”

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URI named one of the top 50 LGBTQ-friendly universities in the country

Just as classes are about to start, the leading non-profit organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students has issued its annual report card and named the University of Rhode Island one of the top 50 LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation.

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URI develops disease management plan for oyster aquaculture industry in Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human illness from the consumption of improperly handled oysters raised in aquaculture facilities in the state.  The plan, created through a collaboration between shellfish management agencies and the aquaculture industry, […]

URI engineering professor designing the 21st century digital locker

URI engineering professor designing the 21st century digital locker

By the time you finish reading this sentence, people will upload more than 100 hours of video to YouTube, Facebook users will share 684,000 pieces of information, 350,000 or so tweets will enter the Twittersphere and some 104,000 photos will be swapped via Snapchat.  Storing all that information is no easy task.

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URI hosting daylong conference about the future of the textile and clothing industry in the United States and worldwide

Is clothing manufacturing returning to the United States?  What’s the “global journey” of a cotton T-shirt before it reaches a retail store? Those questions and more will be answered during a daylong conference at the University of Rhode Island hosted by the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design.

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URI names director of Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The University of Rhode Island has named Christian Cowan the director of Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership, effective August 4.

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