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A MIX of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders enrolled in the Children's Crusade play the icebreaker game called ?The Human Knot? at Times2 Academy in Providence last week. /

Children’s Crusade aims older for more impact

Since 1989, the Rhode Island Children’s Crusade for Higher Education has recruited third-graders in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Newport and Woonsocket, offering them special...

‘Nanotextured’ materials eyed for better implants

The tiny springy cylinders that hold open once-clogged blood arteries may soon be getting safer and more effective. Researchers at Brown University and Purdue University...
MODERATOR Christopher Lydon, left, and panelists Michael Lysaght of Brown, Philip Long of MIT, IT consultant Jack Templin and Seth Goldenberg of RISD, discuss the impact of fast-changing technology on society and the economy. /

Rapid advances expected to transform human life

By 2015, technology will have significantly changed life as we live it in the developed world, impacting every aspect of society and the economy. That...
AT RUNWAY EARTH, an April 26th fashion show at the ALCO complex, Brown University freshman Shruti Prekh walks down the runway in her made-from-shopping-bags dress, entitled 'Thank You for Shopping.' /

An earth-friendly fashion show

Groundwork Providence celebrated its 25th year of educating the public regarding environmental stewardship with its sixth Runway Earth, a fashion show of designs using...
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Finding the perfect sales rep

Every time I speak to an audience of salespeople, as part of my preparation I ask management to rate their sales force on a...
TACO EMPLOYEES participate in finance training for people in non-financial fields, using a board game-type simulation to learn finance terms and strategies. /

Taco finds workers excel when allowed to grow

As companies struggle with the need for skilled labor, some have taken to solving the problem internally. Taco Inc. is one of those companies. In...
BETHANY JENKINS, in URI's Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, is among the women faculty members benefiting from the ADVANCE program. /

A boost for women in academia

Brown University and the University of Rhode Island have an advantage when it comes to funding professional development opportunities for faculty. Their advantage comes in...
THE MIRIAM team shared its expertise but also learned plenty at Ha' Emek Medical Center. Above, from left, Carolyn Moalem and Larry Rich, of Ha'Emek; Jessica and Jeffrey Brier from Miriam; Dr. David Almog of Ha'Emek; Miriam's Dr. Gary Bubly and Lisa Baumhover; Ha'Emek CEO Dr. Orna Blondheim; Miriam's Michele Azevedo and Dr. David Boslough; and Ha'Emek's Mary Azriel and Dr. Tuvia Tiosano. /

Miriam team finds plenty to teach, learn in Israel

During a recent trip to the Ha’ Emek Medical Center in Israel, Dr. Gary Bubly and other staff members from The Miriam Hospital saw...

Investing in workers’ professional development

Local business leaders weigh in on their companies' committment to their employees professional development. How do you determine whether your company will pay for any...
CCRI'S WORKPLACE SPANISH program participants from Navigant Credit Union, from left, are: Danielle Rossignol, member service representative; course instructor Marco Enriquez; and Timothy Draper, VP of marketing. /

Bridging workplace language gaps

The cleaning lady has been laughing at Chris Harkness’ attempts at Spanish. That’s fine by Harkness – he’s finally getting more comfortable with a...
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