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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.


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.


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 […]


URI appoints award-winning professor interim dean for the College of Business Administration

An award-winning University of Rhode Island business professor, Kathryn Jervis, has been named interim dean of the College of Business Administration.  Donald H. DeHayes, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs made the appointment and Jervis began her duties last month, succeeding Mark Higgins, who left the University in December.


URI appoints executive director of external relations and communications

Kelly K. Mahoney, who served as policy director for Clay Pell’s gubernatorial campaign, director of policy for former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and policy director for the Rhode Island Department of Administration, has been named executive director of external relations and communications at the University of Rhode Island, effective January 12.


Federal, State, City Officials Join Brown, URI, RIC, CV Properties and Other Leaders to Celebrate Advance of South Street Landing Project

Revitalization of former South Street Power Station to generate hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in economic stimulus and tax revenue.


URI business students survey the market to provide valuable market research for R.I. businesses

At the University of Rhode Island’s 90-year-old College of Business Administration, some of the undergraduate students are taking to the streets with their lessons.


From north to south, east to west, URI again being transformed

If you haven’t taken a ride or walked to the north edge of campus on Flagg Road, you are missing a stunning new addition to the University of Rhode Island skyline.

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