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Olympic Training

University of Rhode Island provides training workshops to Chinese Olympic delegation

With the summer sun high in the sky, Chinese Olympic Committee delegates, NHL coaches, college trainers and exercise scientists had snow and ice on their minds as they convened at the University of Rhode Island earlier this month.

4H Career Fair

Children from military families explore health and science professions at URI

More than two dozen children from military-connected families around the state tested their range of motion, race each other on turf and discover the capabilities of wearable technology during the 4-H Career and College Major Exploration Day held earlier this month at the University of Rhode Island.

His Majesty Vincent Tchoua Kemajou and Gary Liguori

Cameroon royalty, Dean Liguori meet to discuss African nation’s health needs

College of Health Sciences Dean Gary Liguori and other representatives of the URI community welcomed members of Cameroon royalty to campus last week. The King of Bazou, His Majesty Vincent Tchoua Kemajou, and Queen Martha Tchoua Nassali of the African nation’s western region were at URI with representatives of the Boston-based nonprofit World Coming Together to Make a Difference (WOCOTOMADI), whose mission is helping people with limited access to health care improve their lives.

URI researcher leads international team in revising neck pain guidelines

A professor at the University of Rhode Island led an international team of experts who spent several years revising and expanding clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of neck pain. The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy published “Neck Pain Guidelines: Revision 2017, Using the Evidence to Guide Physical Therapist Practice” in its July issue.

Cassidy Cabral

Student Spotlight: Cassidy Cabral, B.S. ’17 and M.S. ’19

Cassidy Cabral of Bristol knew what major she wanted to pursue before she arrived at URI. She had shadowed professionals in different careers while a student at Mount Hope High School and discovered an affinity for speech-language pathology.

URI researchers examine health disparities in older adults as part of federal project

URI researchers examine health disparities in older adults as part of federal project

Faculty at the University of Rhode Island and colleagues from across the nation will present research age-related muscle loss in older women as part of a symposium at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics next week in San Francisco.

Leslie Mahler

Communicative disorders professor named director of URI’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Leslie Mahler, associate professor of communicative disorders in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Health Sciences, is the new director of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, where she serves as a faculty member.

URI Partnership

CoreMechanics engages URI to research viability of musculoskeletal wellness device

Imagine donning a vest every day that could strengthen your core, improve your posture and align your joints — allowing you to maintain your health or recover from an injury. CoreMechanics LLC of Narragansett envisions just such a device and has called on experts from three colleges at the University of Rhode Island to help make it a reality.

Alaa Eid, Celia Dunn and Mia Mitchell

Toy cars modified by URI students deliver fun, physical benefit

Who doesn’t remember the simple joy of zipping around the yard in a toy car? Every kid should have that experience, and thanks to Lil’ Rhody Riders — an ongoing student leadership project at the University of Rhode Island — they can.

Kinesthetic Class

University of Rhode Island, W. Kingston Elementary School pioneer research into the effects of movement on learning

The second-graders at West Kingston Elementary School are models of scholarly focus, reading silently and intently. At the same time, they wobble in their seats, pedal their legs under their desks or sway on balance boards.

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