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NARRAGANSETT – Students from 14 colleges across the U.S. are conducting research through the University of Rhode Island’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography. more
NEWPORT – IYRS School of Technology & Trades, which teaches experiential marine-trade skills, raised more than $1 million at its annual summer gala on July 12, a record for the school. more
When evaluated by metrics and by standing in a national competition, students who’ve been participating in the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative have been found to be making critical gains in literacy and math. more
Two nurse practitioners pursuing doctorates at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded scholarships from The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and Veterans Healthcare. more
Michael Noonan is a clinical instructor for the University of Rhode Island’s physical-therapy program, as well as the founder of the family-run practice, Physical Therapy Services of Rhode Island. He comes from a long line of health professionals, which influenced his love for helping others. Noonan utilizes a holistic approach, which can eliminate the need for more drastic interventions such as heavy medications or surgery. Noonan is also a pastor at Living Truth Church in North Kingstown and he holds a B.S. in physical therapy from Marquette University and an M.S. in business management from Cardinal Stritch College. more
If businesses needed a reminder of the growing prominence of supply-chain management in the e-commerce era, the image of Amazon drones delivering orders on network television this year likely provided it. more
The annual East Commerce Solutions Classic golf tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence raised $65,000, which will be used towards the Teen Youth Employment Program, as well as other programming for more than 4,000 local youths served across the seven club sites in the Providence area. more
BankNewport Vice President and Middletown Branch Manager Linda Buchanan recently joined fourth, fifth and sixth graders during Norman Bird Sanctuary’s summer camp Explorers Program after BankNewport extended a $5,000 grant to the sanctuary. more
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has announced partnerships with 215 schools – including five in Rhode Island and three in Bristol County, Mass. – through the organization’s Adopt-A-School program. more
Fidelity Investments volunteers, from left, Tina Sullivan, Jill Evans and Melissa Soto work at Pawtucket’s Samuel Slater Junior High on Aug. 15, during Fidelity’s second-annual School Transformation Day. They were among about 200 Fidelity volunteers who tackled a host of improvement projects, including creating a teachers room, crafting murals and building and staining wooden planters. more
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