Although Thupten Tendhar has been far away from his Tibetan home for most of his life, he considers himself to be one of the most fortunate Tibetans on this planet today.
Alzheimer’s disease is receiving increased national attention as a major health concern now and in the future. Recent research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is a combination of genetic, environmental, and personal behavioral factors. The lecture will summarize research that explains how and why the disease develops and what can be done to prevent it in the future.
The Champlin Foundations, one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in Rhode Island, has awarded the University of Rhode Island four grants totaling $651,774, the largest single-year gift Champlin has ever awarded the University.
Destiny Chearino, a 22-year-old doctoral student in physical therapy at the University of Rhode Island, is in the national spotlight after winning gold in the USA National Boxing Championships last week in Spokane, Wash.
Students interested in learning about how to manage their credit cards, student loans, spending, and savings can attend a discussion with family finance experts at the University of Rhode Island.
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.
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