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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.


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.


Alex and Ani donates $1 million to URI

A new $1-million donation to the University of Rhode Island from Alex and Ani, LLC will support natural product research and the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being.  In recognition of the generous gift, the University will name a research lab in the $75 million, state-of-the-art College of Pharmacy building on the Kingston […]


URI’s Medical Physics Program, one of two in New England, wins full accreditation by national group

For several years, the University of Rhode Island, partnering with Rhode Island Hospital, has offered a program for students with a passion for physics and medicine – and now it’s reached a milestone.


Rhode Island voters give a resounding ‘yes’ to new engineering complex at URI

Rhode Island voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said “yes” to a 21st century facility for University of Rhode Island engineering students and faculty and a brighter economic future for the state.

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