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The University of Rhode Island recently honored professor of microbiology Paul Cohen with a place in the college’s Environment and Life Sciences Hall of Fame, along with a newly established scholarship in his name to support graduate students studying cell and molecular biology. The Paul Cohen Graduate Mentorship Fund will not only help support students with an interest in Cohen’s field, but will also underscore the importance of mentorship in the sciences – an area Cohen has been successfully nurturing throughout his long career at the university. more
Winners in the annual SharkFest competition held Feb. 11 at Johnson & Wales University get their rewards. The contest lets young entrepreneurs compete for prize money and mentoring from business leaders. Julius Searight, right, won first place for his “Food4Good” food truck. Kevin Rutledge, center, took second for “Tip Flops,” a new way for busy women to get a pedicure. Both are alumni of JWU. Current JWU student Hai Pham took third for “Mobile Engineering,” which makes testing equipment lighter and more affordable for field workers. more
NEWPORT – A two-year project fostered by Salve Regina University’s office of mission integration to explore 2,000 years of “Catholic Intellectual Tradition” has resulted in a 40-page collection of faculty reflections on the topic. more
The R.I. Science & Technology Advisory Council has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to seven teams of researchers for projects on climate change and marine issues, as well as development of communications to bring those issues to the public, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Friday. more
PROVIDENCE – Community College of Rhode Island President Ray Di Pasquale announced last month the college has received a $378,965 grant from the Champlin Foundations to upgrade equipment in its machining lab. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will launch its inaugural “mini-semester” January term this winter at its Kingston and Providence campuses. more
It’s a big year for anniversaries at Rhode Island colleges, with the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University and Johnson & Wales University all planning celebration events. more
Michael J. Yelnosky was one of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago. Now professor Yelnosky, above, is preparing to take over as the law school’s dean July 1. He will succeed David A. Logan, who is returning to teaching. In an interview with Providence Business News, Yelnosky discusses the challenges of keeping law school affordable and preparing students to succeed in the profession. more
Johnson & Wales University officials dedicate Rhode Island’s first cooperative-style housing for students on Sept. 3 in Cranston. Thirty-five student residents helped celebrate the opening of Centennial House. Located at 135 Norwood St., Centennial House is focused on self-governance and requires residents to engage in community-service projects throughout the academic year. From left: Cranston Mayor Alan Fung; JWU Chancellor John Bowen; Centennial House Student President Kevin Walton; JWU Providence Campus President Mim Runey and Marie Bernardo-Sousa, senior vice president of student services. more
The Bryant University College of Business ranked No. 49 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school rankings released Friday, moving up 14 places from No. 63 in last year’s list to crack the top 50 for 2014. more
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