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Media Coverage

Below are a few of the news highlights that have appeared in print, broadcast or online media worldwide. (Registration may be required to access some of the news links.)


The educational engine powering Rhode Island

The educational engine powering Rhode Island

President David M. Dooley talks with FDi Intelligence Magazine about the University’s role in economic development for the State of Rhode Island.

URI president speaks at student, community rally

URI president speaks at student, community rally

University of Rhode Island president David M. Dooley spoke at a rally organized by students, faculty and staff with concerns about President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. At the event, President David Dooley said: “We are here to do a couple of things: one, I think, is to acknowledge the importance, at times like […]

Newsmakers 3/3/2017: URI President Dr. David Dooley

Newsmakers 3/3/2017: URI President Dr. David Dooley

For the Weekly Political Roundtable, University of Rhode Island President Dr. David Dooley discusses Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed plan to give two years of free tuition to Rhode Island college students. Dooley discusses what that would mean to his campus and says it will likely only increase enrollment by about 200 students. He also weighs […]

URI Marks 125 Years

URI Marks 125 Years

When the University of Rhode Island launches a year of 125th-anniversary celebrations Wednesday afternoon on the Kingston Quad, President David M. Dooley will be among those recalling Abraham Lincoln, who with the stroke of a pen opened higher education to all Americans – not just those born into privilege. “I think they would agree that […]

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Osher Foundation gives $1M grant to Institute at URI

Osher Foundation gives $1M grant to Institute at URI

The Providence Journal-Jan 24, 2017

URI students, faculty gather to express ‘concern’ and ‘hope’

URI students, faculty gather to express ‘concern’ and ‘hope’

URI students, faculty gather to express ‘concern’ and ‘hope’The Providence Journal-Nov 15, 2016

David M. Dooley: Innovation the key to more R.I. jobs

David M. Dooley: Innovation the key to more R.I. jobs

Commentary The Providence Journal, November 2, 2016 — Innovation has driven American economic growth for decades. For example, the global biotechnology industry didn’t exist prior to 1980. And now we rely on Google, Apple, Facebook, the global Internet and many other companies and technologies for instant information and connection to our global community. And who […]

University kicks off ‘Vote Yes on 4’ campaign

University kicks off ‘Vote Yes on 4’ campaign

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, URI College of Engineering Dean Raymond M. Wright, business leaders, students and other state and local officials joined at the University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus to kick off the ‘Vote Yes on […]

URI’s new media center touted as ‘transformational’ tool

URI’s new media center touted as ‘transformational’ tool

The University of Rhode Island community held a ceremonial “film cutting” to open the $6.5 million Harrington Hub for Global Leadership in Communication and Media with national media leaders, the state’s Congressional delegation, University officials, and students.  During a special ceremony President David M. Dooley welcomed everyone and discussed the global impact of communications and media in […]

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