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Carrie McDonough, a graduate student in the University of Rhode Island’s oceanography program, talks with Providence Business News about her popular “oceanbites” blog, which features information on oceanography research and the ocean world. Since she first posted in September 2013, she has gained more than 10,000 Twitter followers and 500 Facebook fans, and science writers and teachers in kindergarten through grade 12 use the site for educational materials and story ideas. more
Gaurav Khanna, an associate professor and associate director of the Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, talked with Providence Business News about his research into black holes. Khanna worked with researchers at Georgia Gwinnett College and the University of Maryland to develop the first-ever computer simulation of the interior of a rotating black hole. Their research was supported by the National Science Foundation. more
Tobias Stapleton, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, talks with Providence Business News about the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum. more
Keith Tavares is in his second year as president of the Newport Public Education Foundation and his fourth year as a trustee. He is also vice president of institutional advancement at Child & Family, Newport County’s oldest and largest social service provider. A Newport native, he is on the Newport County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, is chairman of the Newport Partnership for Families and a new member of the Alliance for a Livable Newport’s board of directors. Here he explains the focus of the Newport Public Education Foundation. more
Martin W. Keen, founder of Focal Upright Furniture LLC in North Kingstown, talked with Providence Business News recently about how he got the idea for his ergonomic office furniture and the problems that can result from sitting all day in traditional seated desks. The company began in 2012 and employs 25. It also was recognized recently with a Good Design award for its sphere workstation. more
Rosie Atkins, vice president of product for Upserve, recently answered questions posed by Providence Business News about the company’s recent acquisition of Breadcrumb and how that will affect the Providence-based company. Atkins previously held the same title for Breadcrumb. more
Sean McGarry is vice president and retirement plan service manager at Rockland Trust. He talks with Providence Business News about the recent U.S. Department of Labor ruling on the “conflict of interest” regulation, which is designed to protect investors from hidden fees in retirement-investment advice. McGarry breaks down the regulation and how it could affect clients and financial advisers.v more
The British vote to exit – or Brexit – the European Union last month roiled public pension systems, as uncertainty in the international marketplace sent investors scurrying for less-volatile asset classes. Seth Magaziner, Rhode Island’s general treasurer, oversees the state’s $7.5 billion public pension system. He talks with Providence Business News about Brexit, pension performance through the fiscal year that ended June 30 and the effectiveness of its current asset allocation and assumed rate of return. more
Dr. David Marcoux is co-founder of University Internal Medicine and president of the Community Physician Partners Inc., an independent physician association comprising Anchor Medical Associates, Medical Associates of Rhode Island, University Internal Medicine and University Medicine. He talked with Providence Business News about how the association's new relationship with Lifespan will impact patients, the partnership, Lifespan and the larger medical community. more
David Brussat, a longtime architecture critic and a 30-year former editorial writer for the Providence Journal, now writes about architecture on his blog ArchitectureHereAndThere.com. He responded recently to questions posed by Providence Business News about the state of architecture in Providence. more
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