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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GSO at Ocean Sciences 2012

From February 20- 24 2012, over 4,000 people will attend the 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. This biennial event is an important venue for international scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines, including physical, biological, chemical and geological oceanography, as well as multidisciplinary topics. Presentations will include emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.

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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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Baird Symposium: Seafood Sustainability

The 2011 Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium, "Developing the Rhode Island Seafood Knowledge Economy: Perspectives on Seafood Sustainability," will take place June 26-28 in Providence. Scientists, seafood suppliers, and chefs will offer their perspectives on sourcing sustainable seafood, consumer preferences, and health topics, among others, and participants will get to prepare—and taste—sustainable seafood dishes under the guidance of expert chefs. 

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