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The last thing a marine researcher wants is for all her sea stars to die in their tank. Yet that is exactly what happened to University of Rhode Island student Caitlin Del Sesto last May when she was working on a research project for her invertebrate zoology class. more
Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley has proposed hiring, at the university’s expense, an independent, nationally respected and “mutually agreeable” consultant to determine Smithfield’s costs to provide emergency services to the school. more
Six local schools have ranked among the 378 best in the nation according to the Princeton Review’s annual college book, released Monday. more
A team of Brown University archaeologists uncovered one of the largest archaeological sites to be discovered in the Arctic, in Northwestern Alaska, Alaska Public Media reported. more
The University of Rhode Island will host a Google+ Hangout Thursday, Aug. 8, to talk about all things sharks, the school announced. The Web event is tied into perennial favorite Discovery Channel series “Shark Week,” which kicked off Sunday. more
Even as the Ocean State’s elected leaders seem to be working at cross purposes, the state’s higher educational institutions are doing their part to help jump-start the local economy. The tool: entrepreneurship. more
The growth taking place at Brown University’s School of Engineering is not generic in nature, just adding to the program’s existing chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, material science or mechanical engineering lines of study. Rather, it is bioengineering that is driving a significant part of the size increase at the school. more
Last year the heavyweights of American higher education embraced Massive Open Online Courses, the Internet-based, usually-free interactive classes that many feel could soon transform college. more
It wasn’t until this past year, her senior year, at Bryant University, that Melissa Ellard decided to take an elective in the school’s Global Entrepreneurship Program. She got more than some credit-hours from the choice. more
While standardized testing has generated much heated debate in Rhode Island this year, a sweeping change to the public school approach to teaching science seems to have passed with little controversy. more
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