SAUL KAPLAN, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, chats with Dr. Annie De Groot, CEO of Epivax, in front of the state's booth at BIO 2007. /

R.I. courts biotechnology firms <br> at international gathering in Boston

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick grabbed national headlines at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s international convention in Boston last week with his pledge to invest $1.25...
PPL INSTRUCTOR Shane Sher, center, teaches a class on using the Internet at the library's Knight branch on Elmwood Avenue. /

Conflict puts Providence library branches in peril

An ongoing struggle over the financing and management of the Providence Public Library has left the future of neighborhood branches in question. The problem has...

Joining forces to help the homeless

Amid rising homelessness in Rhode Island, Amos House has launched a program that pairs up homeless families with local churches to help them with...
ENTREPRENEURS with sales of at least half a million dollars will make up the membership of the new Enterprise Club of Rhode Island, founded by Jeff Deckman, left, and Robert Fiske. /

New club focuses on successful R.I. entrepreneurs

Frank Lubrano, an accomplished entrepreneur and owner of Lubrano Value Advisors LLC, said his first reaction to the creation of the Enterprise Club of...
AT BRYANT UNIVERSITY, a voice over Internet protocol system is installed in each dorm. Screens on the phones can receive emergency messages. Here, Tom Madden, a junior, studies for his finals. /

R.I. colleges eye technology for safety

Michael Quinn, director of campus safety and security of Johnson & Wales University’s Providence campus, says high-tech emergency notification systems for college campuses have...

New associate VP at CCRI to focus on academics

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island has promoted veteran administrator Ron Schertz to associate vice president for student services, with a focus...

Brown to award 9 honorary degrees at graduation

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will confer honorary degrees on three New Orleans-based university presidents during its 239th commencement exercises on May 27 in recognition...

Crime lab at URI wins international accreditation

KINGSTON – The R.I. State Crime Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island was accredited last month by the international division of Forensic Quality...

New nonprofit to focus on developing countries

PROVIDENCE – Shawn Rubin, a kindergarten teacher at CVS Highlander School, and his wife, Laura Westberg, have founded a nonprofit organization called Longitude to...

RWU law school offering free/low-cost mediation

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University’s Ralph R. Papitto School of Law has launched a mediation clinic that helps East Bay residents settle disagreements without...
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