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For the past three years, Mary Lu Bilek has been dean of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, where she has supported pursuit of accreditation by the American Bar Association and real-world educational programs for new lawyers. Late last year, the law school launched a Commonwealth Fellows program that discounts tuition by $5,000 for qualified students, lowering the rate from $24,178 to under $20,000 a year. more
Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or fish in a pond not far from a town well. When she enquired about the problem, she learned pesticides had been dumped there but because local regulations didn’t require it, no one had notified the town water department of the problem. more
Deborah L. Sheely is a biologist whose Ph.D. research studying trees in the Micronesian islands in the mid-1990s eventually led to a 16-year stint working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of that time was spent working through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service). more
Rep. Karen MacBeth is in a high-visibility position chairing the House Committee on Oversight and charged with overseeing an inquiry into the failed 38 Studios video game company and the state’s $75 million loan guarantee to the business. more
Neil M. Stamps, the new CEO of the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island Inc., has taken the job at a time of declining enrollment nationally, with girls not identifying with the leadership role historically associated with the organization. more
Arnold Bromberg knew from an early age he would enter into the family business. His grandfather, Benjamin Bromberg, founded the first Benny’s in 1924 and it has since become one of Rhode Island’s most well-known, privately owned retail businesses. The stores today offer a variety of merchandise, from tires to clothes and toys. more
Greg Woods has been the heir apparent at West Warwick electronics manufacturer Astro-Med since being hired as chief operating officer in the fall of 2012, as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. Around the same time the Rochester, N.Y. native officially took over as CEO at the end of January, Astro-Med announced the $6.7 million acquisition of competitor Miltope Corp.’s line of aviation printers. It was the first of what Woods hopes will be a series of expansion initiatives and will bring manufacturing now done in Alabama to the Ocean State. The average consumer will likely never come in direct contact with Astro-Med’s specialized printers and data-acquisition devices, but Woods says they have a bright future. more
Adriana Dawson stepped in to deepen the connection between Rhode Island’s educational and business communities on March 31 through a newly created position at Roger Williams University. She will work with companies across the state from the university’s Bristol campus, as well as from a Providence office. more
Bill White is the chief author of the new book, “Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports,” a topic that has risen in public awareness due to expanding research on the effects of sports-related head injuries. White grew up playing many sports and is the father of five children who have been high school athletes, one of whom suffered a concussion and had some long-term effects that only became clear several years later. more
The team at Providence’s G-Form LLC last year almost couldn’t believe what they were seeing: an in-match photo of Neymar, one of the world’s most popular soccer players and soon-to-be-star of the World Cup, rolling down his sock to reveal shin guards featuring the company’s bright yellow signature hardening gel cells. What made the image surprising was that G-Form, at the time known for bicycle knee pads and heavy-duty iPhone cases, didn’t market soccer equipment. more
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