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Women’s lives continue to get more complex as many take on increasingly higher levels of professional responsibility. Some become the breadwinner for their family and are responsible for mortgages and health insurance. Others take on substantial care-giving responsibilities. more
BankNewport recently announced its second-year partnership with Rogers High School in Newport, to sponsor a youth financial literacy program during the 2013-2014 academic school year. The program complements the high school’s personal financial education initiative for students and consists of monthly classroom presentations by BankNewport’s management team on topics that included: careers, savings, checking accounts, debit cards, online banking, online bill payment, financial planning, credit and budgeting. more
Dunkin’ Donuts and the franchisees of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have kicked off the 19th annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, which awards a $1,000 scholarship to 100 college-bound high school seniors in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. more
One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his deep roots in Rhode Island’s only law school to strengthen and broaden its impact when he takes the reins as dean on July 1. He succeeds David A. Logan, who will step down to return to teaching at the school. Yelnosky faces challenges such as the high cost of a law school education, changing employment opportunities for graduates and the shifting landscape of the legal profession. more
Salve Regina University and Johnson & Wales University have joined the Institute of International Education’s new five-year Generation Study Abroad initiative. more
A job posted on the University of Rhode Island website pays $57,000 to $122,000 and among the functions is “to work with key stakeholders in the political, governmental, business and academic communities to support the needs of new and existing small businesses.” more
One of the economic issues Rhode Island policymakers would like to understand empirically is if the state’s personal income tax is driving high-wage earners out of state. 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
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
Toray Plastics (America) Inc., the North Kingstown-based manufacturer of polypropylene films, has pledged $2 million toward a $125 million capital project to overhaul the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering facilities. more
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