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.
2017 President’s Blog
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 […]