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University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center Appoints New Relationship Manager

Katharine Hazard Flynn, executive director of the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center (BEC), announced today the appointment of George Nickolopoulos as relationship manager at the BEC. This new position, partially funded through the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, was created to focus and increase efforts of the BEC specifically in Rhode Island’s significant defense […]

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URI launches Academic Health Collaborative to position University as health reform leader

The University of Rhode Island is putting in place a sweeping reorganization of its health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and outreach and to place the University in a position of strength as health care undergoes rapid change in the United States.

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center to Bring Business Counseling Resources to Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center to Bring Business Counseling Resources to Newport County Chamber of Commerce

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island has begun offering regularly scheduled office hours at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce every Wednesday from 9 a.m. – noon.

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Partner to Bring Business Counseling Resources to Downtown Providence

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Partner to Bring Business Counseling Resources to Downtown Providence

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISDC) at the University of Rhode Island will begin offering regularly scheduled office hours at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), beginning on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

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URI names Boston College associate dean to head its College of Nursing

The University of Rhode Island has named Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, its new dean of the College of Nursing.

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BMW cruises onto URI campus Monday to recruit students from International Engineering Program

A BMW cruised onto the University of Rhode Island campus on Monday, a sparkling white sports car with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.  But don’t worry.  It never moved.

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URI hiring new faculty, investing in high performance computing to boost research, teaching with ‘big data’

University of Rhode Island Associate Professor Bethany Jenkins studies microscopic ocean organisms in their natural environment, and one of her Narragansett Bay research projects produced half a billion DNA sequences.

Brookings Institution and partners release new report on Rhode Island economy

Brookings Institution and partners release new report on Rhode Island economy

“Rhode Island Innovates: A competitive strategy for the Ocean State” reveals unique opportunities for the growth of the state’s economy.

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New University of Rhode Island Foundation President Named

Lorne A. Adrain ’76, chairman of the University of Rhode Island Foundation, announced today that Elizabeth “Lil” Breul O’Rourke has been named president of the Foundation. O’Rourke, a seasoned university advancement professional with over three decades of fundraising, campaign, alumni and trustee relations experience at Syracuse University, will officially start at URI on March 28th.

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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