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  • Two women’s suits – from the 1950s (left) and about 1947 – show the influence of the military on style of the time. Textile Gallery exhibit looks at 100 years of the business suit - Dressed for Business’ celebrates the College of Business’ centennial KINGSTON, R.I. – March 17, 2023 – The power suit is far from dead. But in the last 100 years, it’s gone from the essential business wear for men and women to just one of the many choices available today for the high-powered executive or the […]
  • Spring Splash Fashion Show: Through the Years! - Join us for Spring Splash, a fashion event presented by the TMD Department.
  • COB 100th Sharing Your Stories of Impact - We are celebrating 100 years of transforming lives and launching a second century of impact. Join us and be a part of the narrative. Complete the form below to “Tell Your Story”, stories will be shared as part of our social media campaign and at the April 21st event. *Deadline March 31, 2023 Share the […]
  • Sean Edmund Rogers named dean of University of Rhode Island College of Business - KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 27, 2023 – The University of Rhode Island has named Sean Edmund Rogers dean of its College of Business and Alfred J. Verrecchia-Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business following a competitive national search. Rogers, who joined the URI community nearly five years ago, brings proven higher education leadership experience to the […]
  • Emily Fischer standing in a warehouse wearing a yellow vest A mission to end malnutrition - Emily Fischer, B.S. ’20, M.B.A. ’21, listened intently to the human resources representative’s presentation on Edesia, a Rhode Island-based food manufacturer working to end global malnutrition. At the time, Fischer was an M.B.A. student in an organizational behavior class at URI. Working for a social enterprise was something Fischer was interested in, but, in her […]
  • Nancy Forster-Holt presents at TEDxURI in 2018. (URI Photo/Nora Lewis) URI business professor to join panel of leading women scholars on International Women’s Day - Virtual event hosted by International Council of Small Business KINGSTON, R.I. – March 3, 2023 – Nancy Forster-Holt, assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Rhode Island, will join a virtual panel of leading women scholars hosted by the International Council for Small Business on Wednesday, March 8, as part of International […]
  • shark floating in the water URI Blue MBA student combines fascination with sharks, passion for ocean exploration -   KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 15, 2023 – Christine de Silva’s interest with sharks may have started in a bizarre way – an autopsy. An undergraduate at the University of Miami, de Silva was in a class of STEM and communication students teamed up to promote scientists’ research through infographics and short videos. One day, […]
  • three women standing in front of a table with a quilt placed on the table Quiltfolk magazine highlights URI’s quilt collection, scholarly work - KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 7, 2023 – If you build it, they will come, says Linda Welters. The University of Rhode Island professor in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design isn’t talking about a baseball field built in some cornfield. She’s talking about the state quilt documentation project that she led in the 1990s. The project […]
  • How M&M’s is making the most of its spokescandies controversy - Lauren Labrecque, Associate Marketing Professor and Area Coordinator, for the College of Business provides insight in this recent controversy. Giving the characters a break seems like a good strategy to Lauren Labrecque, associate professor of marketing at the University of Rhode Island. “I think they’re going to bring back the characters and probably within a […]
  • Stoll knitting technology Champlin Foundation grant funds state-of-the-art knitting machine - New equipment can produce anything from finished garments to smart textiles KINGSTON, R.I. – Jan. 4, 2023 – University of Rhode Island students studying textiles and electrical and biomedical engineering are getting a sophisticated tool – an ultramodern knitting machine that can produce anything from finished garments to smart textiles useful in such industries as […]