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URI students improve health of Providence elderly with Tai Chi

A group of overweight elderly women in Providence can get around better, thanks to University of Rhode Island students who introduced them to an ancient Chinese exercise: Tai Chi. Twenty-six women at the St. Martin De Porres Senior Center in Providence participated in the three-month project, conducted by URI faculty and students studying exercise science, nutrition and communicative disorders.

URI education professor, students to help launch online class for Kenyan teachers

URI education professor, students to help launch online class for Kenyan teachers

With the click of a computer mouse, a University of Rhode Island education professor and her students are reaching across the globe to train teachers in Kenya.

Thanks to 21st century technology, a nonprofit group founded by a former URI lecturer and enthusiastic URI students, the Kenyan teachers are learning how to teach math and literacy to other teachers in the African country.

TMD senior works as wardrobe assistant on Woody Allen movie shot in Providence

TMD senior works as wardrobe assistant on Woody Allen movie shot in Providence

TMD senoir Rebecca Chace spent the summer with Woody Allen, and, yes, he actually wears a bucket hat every day – rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, on set or at rest.

URI design student wins Los Angeles Fashion Council runway competition

URI design student wins Los Angeles Fashion Council runway competition

West African textiles have always fascinated Sania Josiah, who was born in Liberia and grew up in Ghana. Now the emerging designer is making a name for herself with clothes inspired by her heritage.

Doctor of Physical Therapy student, Paula Kleniewski, Recognized as Big Thinker

Doctor of Physical Therapy student, Paula Kleniewski, Recognized as Big Thinker

Paula Kleniewski has been passionate about golf since she was seven years old. So when she became a doctor of physical therapy student at URI, she found a creative way to make her favorite sport part of her studies.

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HSS Speakers Series featuring Carol Garber Thursday, Nov. 20, CBLS Building from 6-8 p.m.

The HSS Speakers Series features Carol Garber, a world-famous clinical exercise physiologist. The lecture, “Exercise is Medicine: Integrating Exercise into Health Care,’’ will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., in URI’s Thomas M. Ryan Auditorium in the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 120 Flagg Road. The talk is free and open to the public.

Former HDF graduate speaks out against gang violence

Former HDF graduate speaks out against gang violence

After her son Nathan was gunned down in the midst of a neighborhood feud, Nancy Wilson ’14 shut herself inside her house for months and cried.

Meet another Big Thinker in HSS, Dr. Sheng Lu

Meet another Big Thinker in HSS, Dr. Sheng Lu

The clothing industry goes way beyond fiber, yarn, and fabric, says assistant professor Sheng Lu, of URI’s department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design.

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HSS InSpire 2014 Edition

HSS Inspire. Research. Teaching. Outreach. Find out what our Big Thinkers have done this year!

Bringing youngsters to URI: Graduate students in reading education help solve literacy challenges

Bringing youngsters to URI: Graduate students in reading education help solve literacy challenges

URI’s After School Literacy Program provides one-on-one literacy testing and instruction to children in kindergarten through high school who are challenged by reading. URI graduate students – working teachers studying to become reading specialists – teach the children.

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