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There may not be enough creative professionals working in Rhode Island to counteract the economic discouragement that the state finds itself in, but they are trying. more
In January 2013 Exeter Job Corps, a residential training facility for at-risk, young adults, was forced to close one of three dormitory wings as the federal government froze enrollment across the board for programming at 125 outlets nationally. Its future, like prospects for many of the young people who turn to the program, was in doubt. more
BOSTON – A recent survey found that vocational and technical schools across Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center believes lack of information is one of the biggest hurdles keeping more Ocean State residents from considering renewable energy. more
When it comes to getting renter insurance for dorm rooms, college students tend to leave that protection to their parents, whose homeowner insurance may not provide the necessary coverage. more
Community service, a central part of most colleges’ missions, doesn’t always lead directly to internships, but Roger Williams University is finding a growing connection between the two. more
PROVIDENCE – Providence College and the Community College of Rhode Island announced last week they have agreed on a new transfer policy that grants CCRI students conditional acceptance into Providence College’s School of Continuing Education. The policy also includes “a significant tuition discount” for eligible CCRI graduates who choose to attend PC, the institutions said in a joint statement. more
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
PROVIDENCE – The National Center for Women & Information Technology, along with two Rhode Island institutions, have recognized five students and an educator with its Award for Aspirations in Computing. more
PROVIDENCE – Brad Marston, professor of physics at Brown University, will use a $75,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for research on nuclear-waste disposal. more
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