Five Questions With: Firas Khatib

Firas Khatib is a professor of computer and information science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2008, Khatib helped develop a computer game,...

URI researcher trying to make ‘laser scarecrow’ commercial success

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island researcher has created what she calls a “laser scarecrow” that avoids problems caused by other methods...
ADDED BENEFIT: Jacques Afonso, manager of community and customer management with National Grid Rhode Island, speaks with Jennifer Bray, senior program manager for corporate communications. Afonso has taken advantage of National Grid’s partial student-loan repayment benefit to help pay back $60,000 in loans after graduating from Suffolk University in 2009.
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Loan repayment helps employers compete

Jacques Afonso, a manager of community and customer management for National Grid Rhode Island, had worked for the utility for almost a decade when...

What if everyone applied to college?

The United States has a college-opportunity problem. University graduates earn higher lifetime wages and experience lower unemployment rates, but only about one-third of the...

Groupthink slowing progress

Shouldn’t we have space colonies and a universal cure for cancer by now?Instead, there are signs that the pace of technological progress is slowing...

Salisbury named VP of National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators

KEVIN SALISBURY, interim director of athletics for the Community College of Rhode Island, was recently named third vice president of the National Alliance of...

CCRI professor named president-elect of national laboratory science committee

PROVIDENCE – A Community College of Rhode Island professor and chair of the school’s Allied Health Department has been named president-elect of the American...

URI School of Education hires Dennis as new director

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island has appointed Danielle Dennis, an authority on reading, literacy and professional development from the University of South...

Five Questions With: Kevin Folan

Kevin Folan started last month as head of school at Providence Country Day School, a private middle and high school in East Providence. Previously,...

CCRI graduates invited to Infosys hiring event

PROVIDENCE – Infosys, the multinational business consulting and information technology company, is holding a hiring event for Community College of Rhode Island graduates from...
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