As we send another class of graduates into the world and reflect on our 125 years as the state’s flagship public research institution, there is much to celebrate. We are a thriving community of scholars; our application and enrollment numbers continue to soar; our campus is alive with the sounds and sights of cutting-edge facilities that have in turn attracted talented new faculty members to the University. As a result of public support and investment, URI is increasingly a first-choice destination for exceptional high school seniors.
2017 President’s Blog
As a research university we have the unique opportunity to investigate nature – its present, past, and future. We also have the responsibility to identify and test solutions to challenges within it, whether these are associated with infectious disease, aging, pollution, or climate change, to cite just a few examples.
As we await the next steps in the conflict over immigration policy, it is worth articulating the importance of international partnerships and global engagement to the University of Rhode Island. In 2010 I wrote the following statement about our goal to internationalize and globalize the University of Rhode Island: “Our world is shrinking as technology […]
Uncertainty breeds anxiety. As we begin the spring semester in 2017 we must acknowledge that our community faces widespread uncertainty. Like many familiar issues that we face in the 21st century, the new uncertainties are global in scale, involving politics, economics, the environment, the nature and future of American society, and America’s role in the […]