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BARBARA S. COTTAM will step down on Oct. 6 from her role as chairperson of the R.I. Board of Education to take on a new role with the U.S. Department of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. education board chairperson to step down, takes new role with...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s education board chairperson will soon be heading to the nation’s capital to work with Rhode Island’s former governor. In a Sept....

Parlange inaugurated as URI president

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After more than a year into his new role in the Ocean State, Marc B. Parlange on Sept. 22 was officially...
A SOUND MIND: Brown University research assistant Nina Lee demonstrates one of the noise monitors she installed at 140 locations around Rhode Island, from bustling cities to quiet rural communities. The ultimate goal is to establish a relationship between noise pollution and children’s health. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are R.I.’s noises hurting health of our children?

Since moving to Rhode Island a little over a year ago, Nina Lee has gotten to know the state in a way few others...
Ming Shao

Shao receives $499K CAREER award from National Science Foundation

MING SHAO, assistant professor of computer and information science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, recently received a $498,970 National Science Foundation CAREER award...

Five Questions With: The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard

The Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard is the president of Providence College. The Dominican Friars college recently announced that it will launch a new School...

Salve, University of Saint Joseph partner on pathway to social work...

NEWPORT – Salve Regina University and West Hartford, Conn.-based University of Saint Joseph have partnered to develop a pathway leading toward a master’s degree...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has been ranked No. 38 in Washington Monthly's annual 'Best Bang for the Buck' Northeast colleges list. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

11 local colleges ranked in Washington Monthly’s annual ‘Best Bang for...

PROVIDENCE – Eleven local colleges, including nine within Rhode Island, were ranked among the best institutions in the U.S. on how they help less-than-wealthy...

121 college grads to get student loan reimbursements under Wavemaker Fellowship

PROVIDENCE – One hundred and twenty-one recent college graduates will receive student loan reimbursements under refundable tax credits announced by R.I. Commerce Corp. and...

Former alternative school finance director accused of embezzling $3M

PROVIDENCE – R.I. State Police arrested a former alternative school finance director Sept. 20 on charges he embezzled $3 million for personal use. Nathan Kaufman,...

New UMass lab focuses on biodegradation, sustainability

NEW BEDFORD – A newly opened laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will support research and product development in the blue economy, with a focus on...
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