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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Metcalf Names 2011 Grantham Prize Winner

URI’s Metcalf Institute administers The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, the world’s largest cash prize for environmental journalism. James Astill of The Economist will receive US$75,000 for “The World’s Lungs: Forests, and How to Save Them,” a commanding 8-part special report on the state of global forests and the rising threats they face from human exploitation and climate change.

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Oceanography 50th anniversary

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Graduate School of Oceanography has resulted in a wide range of news stories in the local media. The Providence Journal, Providence Business News, Narragansett Times, South County Independent, and EcoRI have all done excellent feature stories about the history and significance of the institution. Stories in the Jamestown Press and Senior Times have featured Ted Smayda, the oldest still-active […]

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