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  • Valentine’s Day special: Relationship check-ups, follow-up counseling for local couples - URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic offers no-cost promotion to limited number of student couples in honor of the holiday Student couples are invited to participate in a relationship assessment and follow-up counseling at the University’s Couple and Family Therapy Clinic just in time for Valentine’s Day and all the romantic expectations it brings. To […]
  • A URI student meets with her partner in the Cyber-Seniors program. URI’s Cyber-Seniors program improving digital competency, social connections for older adults expanding statewide - Program provides devices, internet connection, technical education Participants in the University of Rhode Island’s Engaging Generations Cyber-Seniors program have shown statistically significant improvements in digital competence, technology use, quality of life, and in strengthening social bonds. The program has helped participants feel more connected to their communities, increase contact with family and friends, and generally […]
  • Interim Dean Deborah Riebe Deborah Riebe appointed College of Health Sciences interim dean - The kinesiology expert previously served as associate dean of the College The University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences has appointed Deborah Riebe as interim dean of the College, replacing former Dean Gary Liguori. Riebe, an international leader in the development of physical activity interventions to improve health, previously served as associate dean of […]
  • Health Sciences’ inaugural dean leaves College with ‘tremendous foundation,’ primed for further expansion - Former Dean Gary Liguori has left URI to accept a position as provost of the University of West Florida From its beginnings just over six years ago, the University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences has evolved into a flourishing interdisciplinary college that continues to expand its offerings and its footprint around the state. […]
  • URI Nutrition Professor Marie Mortreux URI Nutrition studies examine health stresses to body in space - Professor Marie Mortreux’s work, partly funded by NASA, can help inform long-term space flight planning; also applies to nutrition regimens on Earth When it comes to maintaining muscular and skeletal health in the body, it’s either use or lose it. Maintaining mechanical load on muscular and skeletal systems is critical to prevent muscle atrophy and […]
  • URI Kinesiology study aims to improve back pain rehab - Graduate student Chrissie Wojciechowski seeks volunteers for study in College’s advanced kinesiology labs
  • Today’s adolescent substances of choice may be harder for adults to detect - Paper by Professor Sarah Feldstein Ewing stresses that relying on detection through informal observation­ — as parents and providers have commonly done with alcohol and tobacco use­­ — is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
  • College of Health Sciences announces end-of-year faculty, staff awards - The College of Health Sciences distributed end-of-year awards to faculty and staff members during the College’s annual holiday event Dec. 12. Dean Gary Liguori handed out awards for excellence in research, teaching and service, as well as a staff excellence awards. Winners include: Excellence in Research – Associate Professor Nicole Weiss Psychology Associate Professor Nicole […]
  • Professor honored among world’s most prolific writers on consumer finance - HDF Professor Jing Jian Xiao named third most ‘productive and influential’ author by the International Journal of Consumer Studies University of Rhode Island Human Development and Family Science Professor Jing Jian Xiao has been identified as the number 3 most productive writer among educators published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, a leading international […]
  • Meet Basil, the adorable new therapy dog now on campus - English Labrador will work with clients in the Psychological Counseling Center, members of campus community
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