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Deborah Riebe

URI professor serves as senior editor for exercise guidelines

Since 1975, exercise physiologists, doctors, nurses, physical therapists and health/fitness professionals around the world have turned to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) “Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription” as a trusted and comprehensive source of information.

Jessica Brand

URI offering voice clinic to help transgender women speak with ease, confidence

From babbling infancy, our voices are uniquely ours — like oral fingerprints. But for those who are transgender, the voice one is born with may not authentically reflect that person’s identity.

Megan Fallon

Recent alumna co-authors journal article

Megan Fallon’s goal as a registered dietitian is to steer food policy toward better nutrition and health-related outcomes.

Jeannette Guillen

Student Spotlight: Jeannette Guillen

Kingston, Rhode Island, is a long way from Brownsville, Texas. But for Jeannette Guillen, a first-year doctor of physical therapy student, the journey she and her family made from Mexico to Texas when she was in grade school felt like an even bigger leap.

Nina Kraus

Annual Thewlis Lecture addresses aging, creativity and neuroscience

The 2017 Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Rhode Island will explore the surprising interconnections among aging, creative expression and brain science. Nina Kraus, professor of communication sciences, neurobiology and otolaryngology at Northwestern University, spoke on April 12 on “The Fine Art of Aging: Connecting Creativity and Neuroscience.”

Kinte Howie

Student Spotlight: Kinte Howie, ’19

The first thing that might surprise you about Kinte Howie, a sophomore human development and family studies major, is that he speaks Japanese, which he began studying in high school in Providence. You might also be surprised to learn that he has abandoned long-held political aspirations to one day become an Episcopal priest.

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.

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