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Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Rhode Island School of Design has a long and rich history of commitment to the state’s progress and economic development. In 1877, a group of 34 forward-thinking women – members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission – envisioned the importance of art and design as vital to the state’s manufacturing economy when they founded Rhode Island School of Design. Part of RISD’s original mission was “to teach artisans in drawing, painting, modeling and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of art to the requirements of trade and manufacture.” more
Marielle Emet, a mathematics teacher at the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Middle School, has been named the 2013 Rhode Island winner of the Milken Educator Award. more
Utilidata Inc. has completed a $20 million Series B round of financing to support the energy conservation and management company’s research and development and to expand its product base in North America, Asia and the Middle East. more
Michelle Novello, a program coordinator at the Providence Community Library, got wind of a $250,000 grant on reading readiness last year but had only two weeks to apply. more
Rhode Island’s continuing progress in reinventing the charm of its historic mills for 21st-century businesses is blossoming in North Kingstown. The echo of manufacturing productivity, easy access to Route 4, plenty of parking and the Wickford train station a mile away with service to Boston has added up to 80 percent occupancy at Lafayette Mill. more
One of the most ambitious and visible publishing projects to document the history of science, “The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein,” will go online with a digital publishing platform created by Providence-based Tizra. more
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has begun accepting applications for its next incubator and accelerator sessions for early stage social enterprise entrepreneurs looking to combine a traditional business with the public problem-solving goals of a charitable or social-service organization. more
Bryant University freshmen are participating in a four-day entrepreneurship program aimed at encouraging connecting with mentors as they try to solve real-world problems and innovate. more
In an era in which people pride themselves increasingly on avoiding carbohydrates, what do you do if your business, or at least your name, is all about carbs? If you’re Panera Bread, you diversify your menu offerings, make service a top priority and grow your business at an impressive clip. more
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