RICHARD J. HARRINGTON and Jean Harrington have pledged an additional $4 million to the Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI to support renovations. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $4M pledge for communication and media school

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island has received a $4 million pledge for the Harrington School of Communication and Media, URI announced Friday.The...

Brown study shows graphene can deter mosquitoes

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have found a new use for the nanomaterial graphene: preventing mosquito bites.In a paper published recently in the Proceedings...
PUBLIC FORUM: Angélica Infante-Green, R.I. commissioner of education, speaks during a public forum on the Providence schools report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza looks on.
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Five Questions With Angélica Infante-Green

Angélica Infante-Green | R.I. commissioner of education1. What should parents expect from your leadership? Families can expect me to listen and put students...

Tidal power projects slow down as offshore wind power jumps ahead

PROVIDENCE – Tidal- and wave-energy programs at Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island have ramped down research and commercial...
MICHAEL YELNOSKY is stepping down as dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law when his contract expires next spring. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Yelnosky stepping down as RWU Law dean at end of academic...

BRISTOL – Michael Yelnosky, the dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, is stepping down when his contract expires at the end...

Report: R.I. starting teacher pay 24% less than average salary in...

PROVIDENCE — Starting teachers in Rhode Island on average made about a quarter less than the average annual salary for all other occupations in...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 overall on the 2020 college and university rankings conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

6 local colleges and universities make top 250 in 2020 WSJ...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island colleges and universities and two Bristol County, Mass., institutions ranked in the top 250 schools for 2020, as determined...
UMASS DARTMOUTH researchers have received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help elementary school teachers integrate computational thinking into their math and science curriculum.

UMass Dartmouth receives $2.1M grant to bring computational thinking skills to...

DARTMOUTH – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help elementary school...

Providence school district hit with open-records lawsuit over federal law...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Legal Services last week filed a lawsuit against the Providence Public...

RIC students will now be able to ride RIPTA buses for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College students are now able to ride R.I. Public Transit Authority buses for free under an agreement reached between RIC...
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