Should business leaders heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to do more to...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has said she'll be counting on new partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and government or nonprofit agencies to help...
JOE VIELE has been named executive director of the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce effective in November. / COURTESY SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Southern R.I. Chamber names Viele executive director

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has named Joe Viele as its next executive director."I am excited to get in...

Johnson & Wales University opens Center for Media Production

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has opened its new Center for Media Production, a studio space at its Providence campus that will support...

Panelists say employees are liability with cybersecurity

A company’s best asset, its own employees, can be its worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, and training employees so they stay ahead...

Experts warn businesses to plan ahead for cybersecurity crisis

The effort to protect a company from cybercrime and recover from cyber intrusions extends well beyond the walls of the business, according to panelists...
FRUSTRATION FACTOR: Brown Medicine rheumatologist Dr. Deepan Dalal, left, and David Hemendinger, the practice’s chief information officer, say the time-consuming process of filling out electronic medical records might be contributing to physician burnout. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Searching for a remedy for physician burnout

Doctor appointments are rarely fun, but the prospect of visiting with a rushed, curt physician only makes it worse. So why are unsatisfactory interactions with...
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: From left, ecoRI News staff members Tim Faulkner, senior reporter; Frank Carini, owner, editor and writer; Joanna Detz, owner and executive director; Sarah Puschmann, reporting fellow; and Grace Kelly, reporter, meet at Social Enterprise Greenhouse offices in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

News site takes eco-angle

IF JOURNALISM IS SUPPOSED TO BE a labor of love, then Frank Carini and Joanna Detz doubly qualify.Not only have they built their Providence-based...
DIALOGUING: Robert Samuels, director of the University of Rhode Island counseling center, talks with Ashley O’Hearn, a graduate student trainee at the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Students’ mental health a concern for colleges

Leaving home for what may be the first time and settling into an apartment or dormitory without parents or siblings can be exhilarating for...
Rebecca Webber is the Executive director of CIC Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Rebecca Webber

Rebecca Webber | Executive Director, CIC Providence1. What does CIC Providence offer to business beyond shared workspaces? CIC Providence offers access and flexibility. CIC clients...
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Policies on student behavior need overhaul

In the wake of the John Hopkins report that exposed some of the behavioral challenges that affect Providence public schools, there were inevitably other...
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