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For biomedical researcher Niall G. Howlett, getting $500,000 in startup funding to set up a laboratory seven years ago was critical to establishing roots to pursue research here in Rhode Island. more
Winners in the annual SharkFest competition held Feb. 11 at Johnson & Wales University get their rewards. The contest lets young entrepreneurs compete for prize money and mentoring from business leaders. Julius Searight, right, won first place for his “Food4Good” food truck. Kevin Rutledge, center, took second for “Tip Flops,” a new way for busy women to get a pedicure. Both are alumni of JWU. Current JWU student Hai Pham took third for “Mobile Engineering,” which makes testing equipment lighter and more affordable for field workers. more
A job posted on the University of Rhode Island website pays $57,000 to $122,000 and among the functions is “to work with key stakeholders in the political, governmental, business and academic communities to support the needs of new and existing small businesses.” more
Michael J. Yelnosky was one of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago. Now professor Yelnosky, above, is preparing to take over as the law school’s dean July 1. He will succeed David A. Logan, who is returning to teaching. In an interview with Providence Business News, Yelnosky discusses the challenges of keeping law school affordable and preparing students to succeed in the profession. more
Salve Regina University and Johnson & Wales University have joined the Institute of International Education’s new five-year Generation Study Abroad initiative. more
PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University will add women’s golf as its 23rd varsity athletic sport in September, according to Associate Dean of Athletics Mary Graf. more
PROVIDENCE – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corporation has awarded a community grant to the Highlander Charter School to help buy supplies to establish a school newspaper. more
PROVIDENCE – Moses Brown School has partnered with The Compost Plant, a local startup that collects and composts food waste from Providence-based restaurants and schools. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University has earned the 2014 Seal of Distinction from World at Work’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College has launched a Student Alumni Association to strengthen alumni engagement with the college by connecting its future alumni with established RIC graduates. RIC currently has more than 56,000 alumni. more
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