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Centering Women of Color in Academic Counterspaces Book Cover

Book by URI professor, staff member outlines approach to creating empowering spaces for women of color

A book co-authored by a University of Rhode Island professor and a staff member imparts effective methods for creating an empowering learning and teaching environment within higher education for women of color.

Free yoga class at URI April 22 open to children with disabilities, caregivers

Free yoga class at URI April 22 open to children with disabilities, caregivers

Kelsey Lotti and Victoria Ramos, physical therapy doctoral students at the University of Rhode Island, have channeled their passion for working with children into a fun and healthy event for local families.

Jarolyn Fernandez

Student Spotlight: Jarolyn Fernandez, ’17

Jarolyn Fernandez could not be more prepared for a career as a patient advocate. She graduates in May with a triple major in health studies, communication studies and Spanish. But it was her upbringing in Providence as the child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic that has driven her to help people navigate the health care system.

Annemarie Vaccaro

URI professor receives national award for research, scholarship

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has named Annemarie Vaccaro recipient of the 2017 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award.

URI receives more than $600,000 in grants from The Champlin Foundations

URI receives more than $600,000 in grants from The Champlin Foundations

The Champlin Foundations, one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in Rhode Island, has awarded the University of Rhode Island five grants totaling $602,580. These funds support educational tools and technologies in communications, engineering, pharmacy and health sciences, significantly enhancing student engagement and bolstering a broad spectrum of programs at URI.

Linda Thomas of Slocum and Samantha Clark of Coventry

Technology-tutoring program erodes generation gap

The generation gap is shrinking one mouse click at a time, and the University of Rhode Island is helping to close it. In fall 2015 faculty from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences launched the URI Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program, an offshoot of an initiative started by teenage sisters in Canada in 2009 that has expanded […]

Maya Vadiveloo

URI Big Thinker Maya Vadiveloo on Weight Discrimination

We all know that carrying extra pounds can be bad for your health. Now a URI professor has found that how society treats overweight people makes matters worse.

Antoinette Gagliard, a physical therapy major from Walpole, Mass., works with Pauline Tudino of Narragansett during the Senior Health and Wellness Program held at URI in October.

Both older adults, URI students learn from health screenings

An older man carefully walks a straight line marked on the carpet while students assess his gait. Down the hall, a woman rises from her wheelchair to demonstrate a new prosthesis. In a room nearby, students advise a woman on medication use.


Collaborate. Create. Compete.

“Brainstorming” is not a strong enough word to describe the intense activity that defined HealthHacks RI 2016, the health and wellness hack-a-thon held at the University of Rhode Island earlier this month. “Brain-typhooning” might be a better description, given the energy and creativity in evidence at URI’s Makerspace—a new resource of high-tech tools for collaborative thinking […]


URI professor studies role of dads in helping children with autism

Michelle Flippin, an assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, recently received a $10,000 grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to examine how fathers care for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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