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PROVIDENCE – Providence College has hired a new director of major gifts, an assistant dean and director of multicultural student success, and named two new assistant deans of admission. more
G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has designated seven Rhode Island schools and one in southeastern Massachusetts as “military-friendly schools” for 2015. more
Keith Brown, a filmmaker and film-production professor at University of Rhode Island, was recently given the Producer’s Circle Award from Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival. The award recognized Brown’s dedication to KidsEye Summer Camp, where is the co-director, as well as one of the first counselors when the program began 18 years ago. At the camp, Brown teaches kids (aged 8-16) various aspects of film production. Brown has also created both documentaries and short films. Brown’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Cinema Census and the Antelope Valley International Film Festival, among others. Brown is also one of the founders of Boston Open Screen, which is an open mic night for filmmakers. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA from Boston University. more
A Rhode Island neurologist is launching a research study using salsa dancing with the goal of improving overall physical activity and locomotion in people living with multiple sclerosis. more
The University of Rhode Island Libraries’ information literacy program has been cited for its best practices. more
Roger Williams University has joined the Private College 529 Plan, a pre-paid tuition savings plan that allows participating families to lock in today’s tuition rates for future use. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $125,000 in grants to fund work on shoreline protection and the shellfish industry by the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the growth of workers with an advanced degree from 2005 to 2013, with a 5.6 percent increase during that period. more
Stonehill College’s decision to downsize is having the desired effect, the Boston Business Journal reported Tuesday. more
A survey by Citizens Financial Group Inc. found that 77 percent of former college students between the ages of 18 and 40 wish they had planned better for paying down their student debt. more
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