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Teens learn boat building through collaborative effort with CCRI, RIMTA

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen students have completed the Community College of Rhode Island’s inaugural Youth Summer Boatbuilding class.In cooperation with Westerly Education Center and the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and Hebrew SeniorLife have received a $53.4 million federal grant to test ideas on improving care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

$53.4M grant to fund Alzheimer’s research incubator at Brown

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, have received a $53.4 million grant to gather and...
SAVE THE BAY expects more than 2,500 volunteers to donate time to the International Coastal Cleanup effort in Rhode Island this year. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay expects over 2.5K volunteers for coastal cleanups

PROVIDENCE – Efforts related to the International Coastal Cleanup will take place from September to October, and are expected to draw more than 2,500...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE has been ranked the No. 1 regional university in the North by U.S. News & World Report. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Brown remains No.14 nationally, PC hits No. 1 regionally in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 14 among top national universities and Providence College was deemed the No. 1 regional university in the north...
RICHARD J. HARRINGTON and Jean Harrington have pledged an additional $4 million to the Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI to support renovations. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $4M pledge for communication and media school

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island has received a $4 million pledge for the Harrington School of Communication and Media, URI announced Friday.The...
DESIGNXRI has announced its 2019 RI Design Hall of Fame inductees for 2019.

DESIGNxRI announces 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

PROVIDENCE – DESIGNxRI revealed the 2019 inductees to the RI Design Hall of Fame Friday, announcing the induction of three artists who will receive...

Brown study shows graphene can deter mosquitoes

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have found a new use for the nanomaterial graphene: preventing mosquito bites.In a paper published recently in the Proceedings...
PUBLIC FORUM: Angélica Infante-Green, R.I. commissioner of education, speaks during a public forum on the Providence schools report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza looks on.
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Five Questions With Angélica Infante-Green

Angélica Infante-Green | R.I. commissioner of education1. What should parents expect from your leadership? Families can expect me to listen and put students...

Slader reelected RISCA chair

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” SLADER, owner of Providence-based design firm Libby Slader Interior Design, was recently reelected as chairman of the Rhode Island State Council on...

Tidal power projects slow down as offshore wind power jumps ahead

PROVIDENCE – Tidal- and wave-energy programs at Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island have ramped down research and commercial...
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