URI is first college or university in the state to receive a Robert Noyce Scholarship grant to recruit and support students to teach in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and science.
Karl Aspelund, an assistant professor of design at URI, says we should start thinking about what kinds of clothes astronauts will need for decades-long space missions, considered the next phase of exploration to infinity and beyond.
A group of University of Rhode Island students have been jumping up and down for weeks on a variety of playing surfaces in a study to evaluate how each affects athletic performance and injury potential. Disa Hatfield, URI assistant professor of kinesiology, said little is known about whether athletes perform better or are more susceptible to injury on the various surfaces.
The fountain of youth is really a pool of chlorine. Just ask Tom Manfredi, a 70-year-old professor of kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island who looks 20 years younger thanks to decades of swimming.
When Bill Molloy took a trip with friends to Kenya seven years ago, he was invited to go for a “feeding.’’ He figured he’d be serving hay to elephants. What he found instead were squalid classrooms in a Nairobi slum packed with hungry and HIV-positive children who could barely do their ABC’s or count past 10.
It would be hard to find someone more enthusiastic about the University of Rhode Island’s College of Human Science and Services than Lori E. Ciccomascolo. That spirit is probably why colleagues nominated her and Provost Donald H. DeHayes appointed her to the interim dean’s post on July 1, 2012.
While some colleges and universities offer a health studies major that combines two or three disciplines, such as health policy and business, a new health major at the University of Rhode Island brings together 28 departments across all 8 colleges on the Kingston campus and the expertise of 130 faculty members.
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