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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
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
Chuck Allott is executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust, a nonprofit he helped to found in 1990 with a mission to permanently conserve the important open spaces and natural character of Aquidneck Island. more
John McQuilkin is an associate professor of accounting at Roger Williams University. During tax season, the school’s accounting students must take turns preparing taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Federal Hill House in Providence. McQuilkin talks with Providence Business News about how this effort is symbiotic. more
Jim Blue is CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency, New England region. The company is eyeing a move into the Rhode Island market, looking to open offices in Providence this summer. Blue talks with Providence Business News about the agency, why he thinks it will fit well in Rhode Island and what might set it apart from the competition. more
Benjamin Scungio is the newly appointed manager of the Providence office for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. Scungio spoke with Providence Business News about the local market for luxury properties. more
Aram Garabedian is president of Bliss Properties Inc., a Providence-based real estate development and management company that manages the Warwick Mall, 10 Weybosset Street and Bliss Place in Providence, and Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center in Newport, among other properties. more
Stephen Zubiago is a partner with Nixon Peabody LLP. A health care attorney, Zubiago chairs the firm’s business and finance department. He talks with Providence Business News about staying ahead of the curve in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. more
Elise Strom joined Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island in mid-September as the regional director in Rhode Island. With the regional office based in East Providence, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. more
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