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Watkins tapped as Providence College’s new arts and sciences dean

PROVIDENCE – Margaret Watkins will shift her higher education career eastward to Providence College this coming summer. Watkins, currently the dean of Seattle Pacific University’s...
HELP WANTED: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, pictured speaking at a Rhode Island Kids Count event in January, has asked for assistance from the business community to improve Providence’s struggling schools. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where are businesses in helping city schools?

Not long after the Providence Public School District was taken over by the state in 2019 to turn around the state’s largest – and...
VERY CALCULATED: Rick Gorvett, chair of Bryant University’s mathematics department, says the creation of a master’s degree program in actuarial science comes at a time when the need for more actuaries is greater than ever. 
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New Bryant master’s program for those looking to make risk their...

Forget what you might think of people who work as actuaries – overworked number crunchers who toil away in windowless offices, dully calculating risks...
IMPROVED RESULTS: Genoa Healthcare General Manager Andrew Terranova says providing buprenorphine treatment for patients at pharmacies can improve substance use disorder outcomes. 
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Study: Pharmacy access to buprenorphine boosts likelihood of continued treatment

Andrew Terranova, a pharmacist and general manager at Genoa Healthcare in Providence, was optimistic when his pharmacy signed onto a study intended to create...

Five Questions With: Kyle McInnis

Kyle McInnis is the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Providence College, which recently revealed renderings for a new structure...
MARC B. PARLANGE, center, president of the University of Rhode Island, answers questions from Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White, left, and URI Provost Barbara Wolfe during Wednesday's State of the University event. / SCREENSHOT VIA YOUTUBE

‘Now is our time’: URI President Parlange unveils school’s strategic plan

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In front of a live audience Wednesday in Edwards Hall, University of Rhode Island President Marc B. Parlange unveiled a 10-year...

RISD names Blumberg, Chaiken new board co-chairs

PROVIDENCE – Hillary Blumberg and Ilene Chaiken, a pair of Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, have been appointed to lead as co-chairs of...
DR. MEGAN L. RANNEY will leave Brown University School of Public Health to become the new dean of Yale University School of Public Health on July 1. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Ranney to leave Brown University to become Yale School of Public...

PROVIDENCE – One of the leading local voices in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic will be leaving the Ocean State to lead a...

Local colleges’ online programs remain among U.S. News’ best

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s online programs are still ranked high among the best such programs across...
HELENA B. FOULKES, former gubernatorial candidate, has been named executive chair of Follett Higher Education Group's board of directors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Foulkes, former gubernatorial candidate, named Follette Higher Education’s executive chairwoman

PROVIDENCE – A former business leader who ran for governor this past election year will now shift her attention to national education. Helena B. Foulkes,...
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