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HOMEGROWN: Mary Lu Bilek, dean of the UMass Dartmouth School of Law, says that currently, about two-thirds of the school’s students come from within the state. / COURTESY UMASS

Public service key part of UMass law school training

For the past three years, Mary Lu Bilek has been dean of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, where she has supported...
MAKING THE MOST: Child and Family Services substitute child care worker Sarah Murphy of North Kingstown works with children. The junior at Rhode Island College is seeing an increase in her minimum-raise pay. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Nonprofits stay above minimum

Sarah Murphy, a substitute child care worker at the nonprofit Child & Family and a junior at Rhode Island College, is getting an increase...
OF VILLIANS AND HEROES: Tim Gray, seen here at the Providence World War II memorial, has made a dozen films about the participants of World War II. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Documenting a treasured generation while he still can

Tim Gray, a University of Rhode Island graduate, has written, produced and directed 12 documentary films to date. His company, Tim Gray Media, is...
PET PROJECT: Michael Nallen, co-owner of Oceans of Pets in Woonsocket, started the store in 1987 with his wife, Joyce. Today annual revenue tops $1 million. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Passion for pets energizes business

Michael Nallen, the co-owner of Oceans of Pets, competes with corporate giant PetSmart, which recently moved within five minutes of his Diamond Hill Road...
STRONG WINDS: The SCA team battles rough conditions in the Volvo Ocean Race this past November near Cape Town, South Africa. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/CHARLIE SHOEMAKER

Volvo race hosts focus on improving amenities

With four months of planning left, the hosts for the Volvo Ocean Race are focused on making access to Ocean Race Village as trouble-free...
CROSS EXAMINATION: Kimberly McCarthy, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn, asks a question at the Providence Business News summit on Leadership and Entrepreneurship. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SKORSKI

Taking risks is part of becoming a leader

Empowerment as women corporate leaders can be achieved not only by breaking down existing barriers but by getting past one’s own limits and challenges...
TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE: David Moscarelli, Rhode Island’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, says he has students applying for a wide range of science-related fields, including health care and engineering. / COURTESY DAVID MOSCARELLI

Technology can help align education, modern workforce

David Moscarelli, Rhode Island’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, is known as a “technology guru” by his peers. Besides teaching science, he is the digital...
MED TECHS: Students in the nursing simulation lab at NEIT in East Greenwich. A hybrid progam allows students to get lab experience on campus and take other courses online. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dorms next step in NEIT growth

Richard I. Gouse, president of the New England Institute of Technology for the past 43 years, is leading a new phase of growth at...
TRIAL RUN: Stesha Emmanuel, left, attorney for LeClairRyan of Boston, "deposes" actor Chris Stahl during a workshop at the Litigation Academy. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Academy lets lawyers sharpen skills

Providence attorney Matthew Parker is familiar with taking depositions, but a new program that debuted in mid-November gave him a crash course in deposition...
BROWN UNIVERSITY undergraduate Mara Quinn, center, works with teachers and students in an outdoor garden at Fortes Elementary School in Providence. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Institute raises Brown’s environmental profile

Brown University junior Sophie Purdom, an environmental economist, was sharing tea with a fellow student and geologist in the kitchen at the Building for...
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