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Founded in 1968 and renamed in 1998, CELS is a hallmark of interdisciplinary collaboration, environmental leadership, and community outreach. By focusing on the advancement of sustainable solutions and the development of effective communicators, CELS tackles the most pressing needs of the global community. We challenge all of our students to become the future leaders of the environmental and life sciences.
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story taken from thewesterlysun.com and written by Cynthia Drummond, Sun Staff Writer
About 75 residents came to a public workshop Monday evening to tell landscape architecture students from the University of Rhode Island what kind of place they want the town’s new recreation center to be. Attendees sat in the cafeteria at Richmond Elementary School as the students presented different options for the facility, which will be built on 14 of the 49 acres donated to the town by Richmond Commons developer, John Aiello Jr
Town Council President B. Joseph Reddish, who has been urging residents to participate in the planning process, said he…Learn more
A delegation of Indonesian officials studied sustainable fisheries management at URI in September and returned home with much more than the luggage they arrived with. They took home knowledge, skills and a commitment to craft their nation’s first fisheries management plan.
Sixteen government and university representatives participated in the three-week program “Leadership for Fisheries Management” offered by the…Learn more