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Emily Gowdey-Backus

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Emily Gowdey-Backus joined Providence Business News as a staff writer in April 2016. She is a native of Connecticut and holds a Master’s Degree in international journalism from Cardiff University. Emily covers the education, workforce development, hospitality and tourism, and nonprofit beats for the newspaper.Photo Credit: Love & Perry Photography
SIX RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES WERE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY by the Social Enterprise Greenhouse as winners of the inaugural Best for Rhode Island program. The statewide initiative recognizes companies which leverage their business operation to positively impact society and the environment. / COURTESY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE

Six local businesses honored by SEG in Best for Rhode Island...

PROVIDENCE – In its inaugural Best for Rhode Island initiative, the Social Enterprise Greenhouse has recognized six local companies for their efforts using their...
EXPECTED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER, the Massachusetts Design, Art and Technology Institute will be led by Executive Director Lindsay Miś. / COURTESY DESIGN ART AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

New Bedford welcomes 21st-century art space/museum DATMA

NEW BEDFORD - The Whaling City is home to a new art museum and exhibition space dedicated to technological innovation in the art and...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO and the R.I. Department of Education announced a new program that would offer high school juniors from low-income families to financial incentives prepare for the college application process. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New RIDE program pays low-income high school juniors to prepare for...

PROVIDENCE – High school juniors may now be eligible for up to $2,000 in short- and long-term payments to help afford college preparation tasks,...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, along with Wheaton College out of Norton, Mass. and eight additional New England colleges and universities, joined forces earlier this week to create the New England Humanities Consortium. / COURTESY URI

URI, Wheaton College among founders of Northeast higher ed. collaborative

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island and Wheaton College, as well as eight additional colleges and universities from across New England, announced they had...

Brown professor to use $150K ACLS grant for archaeological survey

PROVIDENCE – Brown University assistant professor of anthropology Parker VanValkenburgh, along with his colleagues, was awarded a $150,000 American Council of Learned Societies grant...

Five Questions With: Azeeza Hasan

Azeeza Hasan is a junior at Brown University concentrating in applied math. At Brown, she provides guided tours, attends meetings for the Association for...

Whaling museum curator’s book nominated for national award

NEW BEDFORD – “O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt,” written by Michael P. Dyer, curator of maritime...

RWU’s Donnell wins $15K ESL grant

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education awarded a $15,000 grant to Kelly Donnell, a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Continuing...

Stadium Theatre hosts 6th annual Beer Fest fundraiser Oct. 4

WOONSOCKET – The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre, at Monument Square, will host its sixth annual Beer Fest Oct. 4 to support the arts-focused...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...
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