URI to host 4th annual Guitar Festival in April

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will host its fourth annual Guitar Festival April 5-7.Participating artists for 2019 include Gaelle Solal from...

Providence Career & Tech students gain home-construction experience

PROVIDENCE – A beam-signing ceremony was held on Jan. 15 to celebrate achievements made by Providence Career & Technical Academy students in the Home...
In addition to serving as the eighth president of Wheaton College, Dennis M. Hanno is the founder and CEO of IDEA4Africa, a nonprofit that mentors and incubates young entrepreneurs who are addressing community needs while building local businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Trust, communication empower employees to innovate

Dennis M. Hanno | Wheaton College president | IDEA4Africa founder and CEOBusinesses and organizations that are innovative typically share one characteristic: a culture that...
SPEECH PREP: Sree Dasari, a student at La Salle Academy in Providence, has started her own business. She is designing an app that uses virtual reality scenarios to help people work on their public-speaking skills.
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Easing the anxiety of public speaking

For Sree Dasari, 17 isn’t too young to be an entrepreneur.The La Salle Academy student last year founded Vadati VR to eventually produce an...
IN A STATEMENT THURSDAY, Brown University announced a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund efforts to catalog, photography and establish a professional inventory of the school's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collection prior to a yet-to-be-determined relocation to Providence from Bristol. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown receives $5M to prep Haffenreffer Museum for a move to...

PROVIDENCE – Preparation for a planned move from Bristol to Providence for the Brown University Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was announced Thursday after the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION issued an RFP for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The state has made about $3 million available this year. Applicants must include both after-school and summer programming.

RIDE issues RFP for $3M in funding for after-school and summer...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education has issued a request for proposals for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.The department has...
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT has named Thomas C. Katsouleas as its 16th president. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

UConn names Katsouleas next president

PROVIDENCE – The University of Connecticut has named Thomas C. Katsouleas as its 16th president, UConn announced Tuesday.Katsouleas, who will begin this summer, will replace...
SUZANNE MAGAZINER will be honored as a Woman of Wisdom at the Sophia Academy's 19th Annual Spring Gala. / COURTESY SOPHIA ACEADEMY

Suzanne Magaziner to be honored as Woman of Wisdom by Sophia...

PROVIDENCE – Suzanne Magaziner will be honored as the 2019 Woman of Wisdom by Sophia Academy, the school announced Tuesday.The school said the honor...

HarborOne Bank offers $100K in college scholarships to students in R.I.,...

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bank is seeking applications from “outstanding student leaders” at Rhode Island and Massachusetts high schools for the bank’s latest round of...
SUZANNE FOGARTY heads the Lincoln School in Providence. On Monday, the independent all-girl college-preparatory school announced its third $1 million-plus gift in the past three years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Historic gift kicks off Lincoln School campus improvement campaign

PROVIDENCE - The Lincoln School has received a $4.5 million donation, the largest gift in school's history, to kick start the all girls academy's...
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