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URI launches major in sustainable agriculture, food systems

URI launches major in sustainable agriculture, food systems

Students interested in careers in sustainable food product, food security, food safety and food marketing and distribution have a new major available to them at the University of Rhode Island. Beginning this year, undergraduate students can enroll to earn a bachelor of science degree in sustainable agriculture and food systems.

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URI launches new master’s degree program in oceanography

The University of Rhode Island has launched a new master of oceanography degree program aimed at creating career development opportunities for those working in such industries as fisheries, environmental management, shipping, port operations, energy, military and other job sectors.

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Registered Nurses earn bachelor’s degrees from URI

Forty-two registered nurses earned their bachelor of science degrees from the University of Rhode Island and its joint program with Care New England last month.

URI digital literacy program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

URI digital literacy program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

A graduate certificate program created by professors at the University of Rhode Island has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model of teacher education. The Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy was singled out by the Office of Educational Technology in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan.

Lifespan, Brown University, Care New England, University of Rhode Island, and Providence VA Medical Center forge neuroscience research agreement

Lifespan, Brown University, Care New England, University of Rhode Island, and Providence VA Medical Center forge neuroscience research agreement

Rhode Island’s most prominent research institutions engaged in brain science announced that they have entered into a formal agreement to work jointly toward helping solve some of the many mysteries of the brain. The partnership with Lifespan, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Care New England and Providence VA Medical Center is focused on identifying […]

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URI senior wins top prize in Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest

University of Rhode Island senior Cara Nunez was confident in her speaking abilities when she walked into the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition last week. But as a participant in the Elevator Pitch Contest, she had only 90 seconds to convince a team of judges that the device she and a group of fellow students […]

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URI appoints epidemiologist, alumnus dean of its College of Pharmacy

The University of Rhode Island has named a respected professor, epidemiologist, and health policy and economics analyst dean of its College of Pharmacy.

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URI’s Ranger Hall to receive $6.3 million facelift

A $6.3 million renovation of Ranger Hall will give the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media a cutting-edge facility in which students can gather, learn, study and present their work, while setting the table for the school to adapt to the rapidly evolving nature of new media and mass communication.

URI to host hack-a-thon Nov. 13-15 to seek ‘Internet of Things’ solutions to real-world problems

URI to host hack-a-thon Nov. 13-15 to seek ‘Internet of Things’ solutions to real-world problems

Graduate and undergraduate students from throughout the region – and as far away as Puerto Rico – will converge on the University of Rhode Island Nov. 13 for the start of a three-day hack-a-thon that will find the students identifying real-world problems they can address with technological solutions they create before the weekend is over.

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Distinguished Alzheimer’s researcher named first director of URI’s Ryan Institute for Neuroscience

The University of Rhode Island has selected Paula Grammas, former executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and an international leader in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, to be the inaugural director of The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. She will also become the […]

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