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URI’s 129th Commencement: Just the Facts

URI’s 129th Commencement: Just the Facts

As many as 15,000 people are expected to gather in Kingston, R.I. on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, to celebrate the achievements of 3,204 undergraduate and 668 graduate students who will receive their degrees at the University of Rhode Island. URI’s undergraduate Commencement is one of the largest single-day events held annually in Rhode Island. […]

Matt Quainoo

Student Speaker: Matt Quainoo

Matt Quainoo is used to speaking in front of a crowd. In fact, his congregation has been growing for two years now, as he has helped create and cultivate a growing membership in Sankofa, a campus ministry at the University of Rhode Island that started with around a dozen members and now sometimes sees as […]

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Global business leader to speak at Graduate Commencement Ceremony, May 16

About 700 students at the University of Rhode Island will receive their master’s or doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on the Kingston Campus. During the ceremony they will also hear from one of the University’s distinguished honorary degree recipients, Angus C. F. Taylor, […]


Brain scientist “rock star” to address Class of 2015

Rudolph E. Tanzi has been called many things. Time magazine lists him on the 2015 “100 Most Influential People in the World,” he has been named one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” one of the “Top 20 Translational Scientists in the World” and even as a “Rock Star of Science” by GQ. In […]

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