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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
A new Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center is being established to provide Rhode Island-based teaching artists with job opportunities in the public and private sectors. more
TAUNTON, Mass. – The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation recently made a micro loan to Newport Potters Guild to enable the small business to start a pottery and clay art gallery and create four new jobs. more
Christina H. Paxson settled smoothly into the role of Brown University’s 19th president and after getting to know the school over the past year is now looking toward its future. Like other elite colleges, Brown is growing. But unlike some of its competitors, Brown has not rushed to build far-flung satellite campuses, take over new city neighborhoods or become an online education behemoth. more
On Thursday, May 30, the Rhode Island School of Design will host a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the three-year construction project for the renovation of its illustration studies building. more
Five Rhode Island schools climbed in the rankings included on the U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list. more
Since the financial crisis, a Narragansett Bay-sized cloud of self-doubt or “irrational negativity,” as Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee described it, has been among the factors blamed for Rhode Island’s inability to regain its financial footing. more
(Updated, 12:30 p.m.) The University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and Brown University are pursuing a joint mixed-use re-development of the former South Street Power Station in Providence that would include an advanced nursing school, administrative offices, classrooms and student apartments, Brown announced Thursday. more
The new Brown University School of Public Health, officially launched on July 1, gives the university’s program in public health a new level of independence and the opportunity to better compete for federal funding. The program was previously part of Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School. more
Jason Learning, a nonprofit established by oceanographer Robert Ballard that teaches students about science, technology, engineering and math, is expected to receive $500,000 in Rhode Island state funding on Monday. more
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