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The University of Rhode Island Kinesiology Department recently helped 23 local children of varying abilities learn to surf at Narragansett Town Beach thanks to a community-adapted physical education program called Surf Ocean Therapy Intervention. more
As a result of what the town of Smithfield characterizes as a 17-year dispute over Bryant University’s tax-exempt status, legislation was passed by the General Assembly in the just-concluded session requiring the school to negotiate increased cash payments for town public-safety services by March or face taxation for those services. more
A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
As dysfunctional as the relationship between Smithfield and Bryant University seems to have become (see above), the city of Providence and the state, as well as Brown University, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island seem to have recognized that their mutual best interests are best served by cooperating. more
Karl Aspelund, assistant professor of design at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from URI’s Council for Research to begin background research for a project on space apparel – namely how space communities will recycle and use clothing. His interest in the subject was sparked following a National Public Radio report about the 100 Year Starship Initiative, a program aimed at inspiring space travel by 2112. more
The Rhode Island Job Corps education and training center is currently accepting students for a U.S. Department of Labor program that provides young adults ages 16 to 24 with various education and training in order to help them to find and keep a job. more
Ravi Pendse, currently vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Wichita State University, has been named Brown University’s vice president for computing and information services and chief information officer, Brown said Thursday. more
Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley will meet in coming weeks with the town of Smithfield to negotiate an agreement that would address a new law concerning payment for public safety services, while simultaneously reviewing options that include legal action. more
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, enabling the school to serve as the center of a national network for the Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance. more
The student information system Infinite Campus has been selected, along with Custom Computer Specialists Inc., as a partnering vendor for the R.I. Department of Education. more
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