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Just back from a monthlong expedition in the waters off Antarctica, the research is far from over for a team from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography studying the tiny, shrimp-like sea animal called krill, the focus of the expedition. more
Hedge funds are a polarizing topic across the country, but the Rhode Island state pension system’s investment in them at a time of major benefit cuts has drawn a backlash. University of Rhode Island finance professor Gordon H. Dash has researched hedge funds, hedge-fund forecasting and the use of neuroscience to inform hedge-fund investing. He teaches students the principals behind hedge funds and this year is organizing URI’s first student-run hedge fund. more
Pawtucket’s School Department and City Hall will be launching an experiment next month: They’ll begin sharing the services of a single IT department. more
PHILADELPHIA – Aramark announced last week that it has been selected by the R.I. Department of Education to execute the Statewide School Food Service Program beginning in the upcoming school year. more
Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island and Brown University have been recognized for their master’s degree programs on MastersDegreeOnline.org’s annual list of best colleges for master’s programs. more
The art museum at the Rhode Island School of Design has revamped its public presence with a new name and a new website, the museum announced Monday. more
Despite the often overwhelming negativity in the public discourse about Rhode Island’s economy and its prospects – 56 percent of respondents to a recent PBN.com poll on this topic said the state deserves all the raspberries it receives – there are many good stories hereabouts, not the least of them being the Bryant University international-business senior practicum. more
The more difficult the change, the more determined the resistance. Just ask R.I. Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist. more
Rhode Island is building a name for itself in the business of environmental training for journalists, thanks in part to the 15-year-old Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, says spokeswoman Karen Southern. more
Armed with a new two-year contract, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist says she’s staying the course with her five-year plan to transform education in Rhode Island – including closing the skills gap. more
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