URI’s Inner Space Center Helps Discover Voyage Data Recorder from El Faro Wreck

Federal investigators announced that they found the “black box’’ that could reveal why the El Faro cargo ship sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane last fall—and that the University of Rhode Island played a key role in the discovery. URI’s internationally acclaimed Inner Space Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography provided telepresence technology—and […]

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Titanic anniversary

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic has resulted in a huge number of news stories referencing Oceanography Professor Robert Ballard, who found the sunken ship in 1985. While most of those stories do not mention URI, many of them do. Among them are stories about a National Geographic documentary featuring Ballard in […]

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Ballard Receives American Education Award

The American Association of School Administrators has announced that Dr. Robert Ballard is the 2012 recipient of the American Education Award. This award honors an outstanding American citizen who has achieved excellence and distinction in his or her career and serves as a role model and teacher to others.

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