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Roger Williams University announced Wednesday an increase in Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarships available to prospective freshmen for the 2018-19 academic year. / COURTESY OF ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Feinstein, RWU increase aid to Feinstein Junior Scholars

BRISTOL - Twenty-one Alan Shawn Feinstein Leadership Scholarships are available to prospective Roger Williams University freshman for the 2018-2019 academic year, almost twice the 12 scholarships "offered" for the...
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TOURED the new smart-technology residence hall at New England Institute of Technology during Tech Nite on Feb. 6. / COURTESY NEIT

New England Institute of Technology hosts Tech Nite open house

EAST GREENWICH – New England Institute of Technology hosted its Tech Nite Feb. 6 at the university’s East Greenwich campus.Attendees got tours of the campus, as...
PAULA GRAMMAS, executive director of the George and Ann Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island, has been elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow for her research into neurodegenerative conditions. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS

Grammas named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For her research into neurodegenerative conditions, Paula Grammas, executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s George and Ann Ryan Institute...
MIGUEL ROMERO, assistant professor of religious and theological studies at Salve Regina University in Newport, meets Pope Francis during a visit to Vatican City to present research. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Salve Regina professor meets pope

NEWPORT – Miguel Romero, Salve Regina University assistant professor of religious and theological studies, was invited to Vatican City by Archbishop Reno Fisichella in...

Ben-Artzi receives $25K grant to write a book on foreign-development aid

RUTH BEN-ARTZI, an associate professor of political science at Providence College, has received a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to write a book...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, Jan. 2018

1. Cheryl Snead, founder, CEO and president of Banneker Industries, dies. POSTED ONLINE: JAN. 23. Cheryl W. Snead, CEO and president of Banneker Industries...
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Sonia Sotomayor will speak at Brown University Feb 7. / COURTESY THE COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak at Brown

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is coming to Brown University for an open-to-the-public conversation moderated by Brown President Christina H. Paxson...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE alumni Dr. Robert C. Gallo speaks at PC in 2017. The school announced Thursday the creation of a Gallo-funded health fellowship. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC announces creation of new health fellowship

PROVIDENCE - Providence College announced Thursday the creation of a new global health fellowship funded by and named for alumni Dr. Robert C. Gallo...
THE UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island held a topping off ceremony Jan. 26 to celebrate the installation of the final piece of structural steel for its new College of Engineering complex. / COURTESY URI/NORA LEWIS

URI College of Engineering celebrates milestone with topping off ceremony

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Construction of a nearly 200,000-square-foot College of Engineering complex at the University of Rhode Island recently celebrated a milestone. The topping off ceremony, to mark the...
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold four grant writing workshops in anticipation of its April 2 application deadline. / COURTESY RISCA

RISCA to host grant workshops prior to April application deadline

PROVIDENCE - In anticipation of its April 2 deadline, the R.I. State Council on the Arts publicized four dates on which it will hold...
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