Candace Oviatt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Save the Bay, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay, has awarded Prof. Candace Oviatt, (PhD 1967), professor of oceanography at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, with a lifetime achievement award. Nominated by Judith Swift, Director of the Coastal Institute, and Tom Borden of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, Prof. Oviatt “is […]

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Frias Honored for Service

In June, the University of Rhode Island inducted seven individuals into its Lifetime Service Society for devoting 40 or more years of service to URI. The ceremonies were held at the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons on the Kingston Campus.

“Those we honor here today have brought their skills, commitment and sacrifice to the University for not just years but decades. And we are better for it,” said President David M. Dooley, adding, “Thanks to you for imparting the values of dedicated and cheerful service to our community.”

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Costa-Pierce Elected AAAS Fellow

The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced on November 10, 2011, that Professor Barry A. Costa-Pierce, director of Rhode Island Sea Grant and professor of fisheries & aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island, has been elected as an AAAS Fellow.

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