RIC institute will be 1st U.S. site to certify proficiency in...

PROVIDENCE – The Institute for Portuguese and World Studies at Rhode Island College is the first U.S. site authorized and accredited to administer tests...

R.I. schools improve statewide in ’06 testing

PROVIDENCE – Mathematics and reading test scores improved statewide in the 2006 assessments released today by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri.In math, 53 percent...

Brown renames medical school for $100M donor

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has named its medical school in honor of businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Warren Alpert, after receiving a $100 million gift...

<i>Use the business plan competition to hone your skills</i>

One of the most important documents that any entrepreneur can write is a business plan because, when done well, it conveys his or her...
LYNNE M. DUNPHY has been named the first holder of the URI College of Nursing's new Routhier Chair of Practice. /

URI getting $0.5M to fund Routhier Chair of nursing

KINGSTON VILLAGE – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing today announced that a new faculty chair has been established, through a $500,000...

JWU business dean seeks to boost school’s reputation

As dean of the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, which has roughly 3,500 students, David Mitchell is working to...
MARCIA B. REBACK, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, speaks with Frank Casey of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative union during their monthly executive council meeting. /

Performance issues add to drive for school reform

Rhode Island’s teachers’ unions, long under political fire, are bracing for a tough year as a tight state budget, new restrictions on municipal and...

’08 budget may bring big battles

Rhode Island AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer George Nee has no idea what proposals are going to be included in the governor’s budget for fiscal 2008. But...

Advisory council seeks $2.2M, training initiatives

The R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council last Wednesday released a wish-list of investments and policy initiatives it says could help turn Rhode Island...
KARYN RHODES, who recently earned a national human resources certification at Bryant, has been hired as a senior HR manager at New England Ambulance. /

Certifications seen as crucial to gain a competitive edge

PMP. PHR. CFP. The acronyms that follow a person's name after he or she has received a professional certification are increasingly sought after by employers. As...
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