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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.

FM Global pledges $1 million to URI’s proposed engineering facility

FM Global pledges $1 million to URI’s proposed engineering facility

FM Global, Rhode Island’s largest private company and one of the world’s largest business property insurers, has pledged $1 million to support construction of the University of Rhode Island’s proposed College of Engineering facility.  The gift from the Johnston-based company is contingent on passage of the $125 million higher education facilities bond referendum that will […]

URI offers MBA with health care management focus

URI offers MBA with health care management focus

The sweeping changes in the health care industry nationwide have placed new demands on professionals working within the business and health care arenas.

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