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URI staff members’ infant daughter is cancer free

Violet Graney, daughter of Angela Graney, the Assistant Director of our IEP Living and Learning Community, recently celebrated her first birthday and is now cancer-free!


URI names International Engineering House for program founder John Grandin

In a surprise ceremony at the University of Rhode Island president’s house, the University unveiled a sign naming the International Engineering Program (IEP) House for the program’s founder, John Grandin.


Aufwiedersehen: URI students win grants to study foreign languages overseas

International Engineering Program students were awarded fellowships named for former URI professor Beatrice S. Demers.


jessica damicis ’15

Before college, Jessica Damicis had never left the country. Today the 23-year-old has traveled to six countries on three continents, lived and studied in Spain, interned in Kenya, and built a wastewater treatment system in Guatemala.

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Ahmed Fadl ’05,’10

Ahmed Fadl has a big mission at NASA—and a critical role in ensuring public safety during risky rocket launch operations. Fadl says it’s crucial to consider different perspectives, something he learned in URI’s International Engineering Program dual doctoral program.

URI Chinese Flagship students earn international scholarships to study in China

URI Chinese Flagship students earn international scholarships to study in China

Quang Le, a junior Chinese and electrical engineering student from Cranston, R.I., is one of three University of Rhode Island Chinese Flagship Program students selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Alyssa Zisk

Commencement 2015: Degrees in engineering, Chinese, math provide many options for URI senior

Enrolled in URI’s International Engineering Program, Alyssa Zisk ’15 spent a year abroad in China at Tianjin Normal University, taking Chinese language classes, living with Chinese roommates, and studying engineering in Chinese.

ian kanterman march paris

Je Suis Charlie Marchers on State of Mind

French IEP Director Dr. Lars Erickson and student Ian Kanterman, participants in the “Je Suis Charlie” March in Paris, France, joined Dan Yorke State of Mind on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. 

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Students, professor march with French citizens following attacks

French IEP director Lars Erickson and students on the French J-Term course in Paris experienced history in the making when they participated in a march following the massacre at the Paris satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

White House Travel Blogger Summit

White House Travel Blogger Summit

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker’s keynote at the White House Travel Blogger Summit on December 9, 2014 featured IEP student Amandine Gatali, who interned in Chile with support from URI’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas‘ Innovation Fund grant.

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