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Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
Dennis M. Hanno has been working in his new capacity as president of Wheaton College in Norton for nearly three months, and will be inaugurated Oct. 17. He will then begin charting the school’s future under his tenure. Profiled in his college’s quarterly as devoted to hard work and leadership, he has inherited the school’s liberal arts approach to higher education and some common challenges. more
What do Providence, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis all have in common? more
Rhode Island’s economic momentum picked up speed in December, improving the economic picture as 2015 begins, said Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island on Monday. more
The state on Thursday named six multi-disciplinary teams as winners of more than $814,000 in collaborative research grant awards focusing on marine sciences. more
A study on the “mismatch” between jobs in declining industries and jobs available today does not fully explain Rhode Island’s high unemployment rate, according to a new study released Monday by the College & University Research Collaborative. more
Brown University ranks 15th in the nation for return on investment over the 20 years following graduation, according to the 2015 PayScale College ROI Report. more
A new Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice for public safety professionals will debut at the New England Institute of Technology on March 30. more
The cost of higher education is becoming a growing burden for families whether its college or trade school. Enrolling in a 529 college savings plan is one of the shrewdest financial moves that parents or grandparents can make. These plans offer … more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will propose three programs designed to make college more affordable and easier to access in Rhode Island, and to attract and retain recent graduates in high-wage science, technology and design fields. more
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