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Emily Gowdey-Backus
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

Flanagan joins Rhode Island Hospitality Association board of directors

CRANSTON – In a late December announcement, Tim Flanagan, general manager of the Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, was named to the Rhode Island...

Five Questions With: Lori Stedman

Lori Stedman is the marketing director for the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. In her role, she works collaboratively to build integrated marketing campaigns with...

Laid-back Fitness 2019 Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge raises $12K

PROVIDENCE – On New Year’s Day, Laid-back Fitness hosted its eighth annual Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge at Goddard Memorial State Park, which raised...

URI team honored for research in educational development

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Now in its 19th year, the Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development was presented to Eric Kaldor,...

Rahmanian to direct RIC Unity Center

PROVIDENCE – Effective Jan. 15, Pegah Rahmanian will direct the Rhode Island College Unity Center.The school’s unity center programming includes LGBTQ services, the women’s...
NEW CONSORTIUM: Touba Ghadessi, left, co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities, speaks with Alison Ricco, administrative associate office of the provost. Ghadessi hopes to encourage more students to pursue the humanities as a career path by partnering with 10 other New England-based higher education institutions with humanities centers to form the New England Humanities Consortium./PBN PHOTO/

Schools form consortium to encourage students to pursue humanities degrees

As co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities at Wheaton College in Norton, Touba Ghadessi knows all too well how the humanities have...

Five Questions With Tom Giordano

5Q: Tom Giordano | Executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island1. More than three-quarters of Rhode Island voters in November approved a $250 million bond...
ONCE AGAIN, the Newport Mansions have surpassed one million visitors for the year. In 2018, visitors from more than 100 nations and all 50 states helped the nonprofit achieve the milestone at its properties, among them The Breakers, seen above. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Newport Mansions again surpass 1 million visitors in 2018

NEWPORT – More than one million vists to the Newport Mansions were made over 2018, the third consecutive year such a feat has been...

Bland becomes first RWU School of Law student to receive Skadden...

BRISTOL – In partnership with the Rhode Island Center for Justice, Roger Williams University School of Law student Michaela Bland has been awarded a...

Five Questions With: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is professor of art at the University of Rhode Island and director of the URI Center for the Humanities. She is...
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