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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

R.I. students score poorly on RICAS

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island students in grades 3-8 lag well behind their counterparts in Massachusetts in math and English language arts, according to results...

Brown students win bronze at Collegiate Inventors Competition

PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s CropDoc team won bronze in the undergraduate category at the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
SOCIALLY ENTERPRISING: Sarah Boyajian speaks to students about biology at the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College. The students, from left, back row, are Julia Gomes and Xavier Medina, and, front row, are Zhaneja Johnson and Ashley Paolo. / courtesy/RHODE ISLAND NURSES INSTITUTE MIDDLE COLLEGE

Nurses’ Institute Middle College shapes, trains nursing workforce

EDUCATION Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle CollegeThe Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College charter high school, founded in 2011 to prepare a diverse group...
The Rhode Island Foundation has launched an education improvement-focused task force designed to develop a long-term strategy and shared vision of educational outcomes in the Ocean State. The foundation publicized the group's existence earlier than planned after the release of the state's first R.I. Comprehensive Assessment System results. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RICAS scores prompt early announcement of R.I. Foundation education task force

PROVIDENCE – With the aid of a 22-person task force of experts and stakeholders, the Rhode Island Foundation has set a course to chart...
BROWN UNIVERSITY researchers have won $12M to continue studying brain activity from the National Institutes of Health. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown researchers win $12M grant renewal to study how brains think

PROVIDENCE — Brown University’s Center for Central Nervous System Function, has received a $12 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s Centers of Biomedical...
UMASS DARTMOUTH has broken ground on a $134 million dining and residence complex geared to freshmen. Pictured above is a rendering of the facility. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth breaks ground on $134M residence, dining hall complex

DARTMOUTH – Friday afternoon marked the commencement of construction of phase one of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s $188 million capital investment program announced...

Bailey and Kilpatrick join RWU School of Law board of...

BRISTOL – Earlier this month, the Roger Williams University School of Law announced it had welcomed Collin Bailey and J. Scott Kilpatrick to its...

URI receives $500K grant from USDA to promote maple industry

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A three-year, $499,427 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Acer Access and Development program to a team...
COURTESY HENRY P. KENDALL FOUNDATION.

RISD, JWU eye local food brand

A budding partnership between neighboring Providence universities may lead to a new food brand designed for purchase by large institutions with lots of mouths...

Baxter named new chair of Roger Williams University board of trustees

TIM BAXTER, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, was recently named the new chairperson for the Roger Williams University board of trustees....
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