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TEXTUP WAS THE top winner in the 2018 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.

TextUp takes home top honors at 2018 R.I. Business Plan Competition

PROVIDENCE – Michelle Petersen, a Brown University student who developed a low-cost software package that lets social workers efficiently manage documents and information flows,...
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 Design Awards while her classmate, Stephanie McShane, was named a top five finalist. / COURTESY NEIT

NEIT interior design students win national recognition

EAST GREENWICH – Barrington resident and New England Institute of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the...
FRANCES MULLIGAN, a sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack at the SheHacks Boston competition in January. / COURTESY JWU

Five Questions With: Frances Mulligan

A sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, Frances Mulligan was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack...
MEALS ON WHEELS of Rhode Island raised a record $57,000 in its 2018 annual March for Meals fundraising campaign.

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island raises record $57,000 during campaign

PROVIDENCE – At the close of March, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island had raised a record $57,000 in its 2018 annual March for...
GABRIELLE BAILLARGEON, a sophomore at Roger Williams University, is one of eight students to be selected for the Ocean Global Change Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates fellowship at the University of California Santa Barbara. / COURTESY RWU/COURTNEY DELL’AGNESE

RWU’s Baillargeon chosen for environmental-change fellowship

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University sophomore Gabrielle Baillargeon is one of eight students chosen from across the nation for a research fellowship, the Ocean...
THE NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL of the Boy Scouts of America received a gold qualification in the Journey to Excellence Program earlier this year, the highest of four rankings a council can achieve.

Local Boy Scouts organization receives national accreditation

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America received a gold qualification in the Journey to Excellence Program earlier this year.Gold,...
THE STADIUM THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE will host its 16th annual Auction for the Arts on Thursday, May 31. / COURTESY STADIUM THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Philanthropy Calendar, May 18, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Scott MacNeill, observatory director at the Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory in Charlestown, has prioritized growing attendance and promoting astronomy and physics opportunities to local youth since joining the facility in 2009. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Reaching for the stars

Located on land previously used as a U.S. Navy auxiliary landing field, the Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory lies at the edge of...

Tax sugar-sweetened drinks to fight obesity

Eating too much added sugar has become one of the riskiest health behaviors in the modern world. None too soon, governments are waking up...
TRADE DISCUSSION: Cris Beswick, director of innovation consulting at Culture Consultancy, strategic adviser on innovation at Wazoku and a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management and the Centre for Customised Executive Development in England, speaks during last year’s annual World Trade Day at Bryant University. The university will host the 33rd annual World Trade Day on May 23. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Bryant University to host annual World Trade Day

EDITOR’S CHOICE Bryant University to host annual World Trade Day BRYANT UNIVERSITY WILL host the 33rd annual World Trade Day: Technology in Global Trade, a daylong...
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