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Using a $15 million gift from a prominent alumnus whose father suffered from a stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, the University of Rhode Island is establishing a neuroscience research institute. The George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at URI will be dedicated to research in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases, URI President David M. Dooley told the Providence Business News. more
More than 90 percent of graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island class of 2012 have found employment, continued their education or pursued a combination of both, according to the school’s most recent Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report. more
Marielle Emet, a mathematics teacher at the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Middle School, has been named the 2013 Rhode Island winner of the Milken Educator Award. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) For the first time in the history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Rhode Island students scored above the national average in all four math and reading assessments. more
A team of Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers will help NASA develop scientific goals and exploration strategies for the Earth’s and Mars’ moons as part of a new research institute. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. more
A Colorado-based nonprofit on Wednesday said it will invest $2.2 million to support the expansion of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy’s network of charter schools in Rhode Island. more
U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline joined VSA Arts Rhode Island at the Central Falls Public Library Thursday morning to announce a $10,000 grant through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Education Grant Program. more
The University of Rhode Island will launch its inaugural “mini-semester” January term this winter at its South Kingstown and Providence campuses, the university announced Tuesday. more
Two Rhode Island biomedical companies featured in a new report by The Science Coalition released Tuesday highlight the role of federal research funding in strengthening innovation, creating new jobs and bolstering the economy. more
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