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On Wednesday the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth launched its facilities and land use master plan as part of its UMassDTransform2020 strategic plan. / COURTESY UMASS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth launches facilities, land use master plan for 710-acre main campus

DARTMOUTH - New nursing and law schools as well as renovations to existing academic, athletic and housing facilities are all included in the University of...
THE PANEL at the inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left to right, Mark S. Murphy, Lisa Abbott, Damian Ewens, Miellette McFarlane, Tim Hebert, Matthew Reeber and Douglas Sherman. / PBN PHOTO/ PAMELA BHATIA

Inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit plots talent production

WARWICK – Discussion at the first-ever Providence Business News Workforce Development Summit held Feb. 14 saw roughly 200 attendees listen to and share ideas...
RICK LEMIEUX, certified information technology professional, co-founder and chief revenue officer of itSM Solutions in South Carolina, will be one of the featured panel members at Bryant University’s cybersecurity breakfast discussion on Feb. 23. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University to host panel discussion on cybersecurity

SMITHFIELD – The Executive Development Center at Bryant University will hold a cybersecurity panel discussion breakfast on Friday, Feb. 23, with three experts offering...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management announced that in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission, the development rights of 369 acres of farmland in Exeter had been acquired from Earl Adams. / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

DEM announces $3.3M purchase of development rights of 369 acres of Exeter farmland

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the development rights to 369 acres in Exeter from Earl...
Jeff Prystowski, Jacob Richman and Kirsten Volness have won the Rhode Island Foundation's MacColl Johnson Fellowships for composers. Volness plans to use her $25,000 prize to produce and promote an album of original electro-acoustic music for strings and piano and to ​develop an original, multi-media opera. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. composers win $25K RIF arts grants

PROVIDENCE - Continuing a 13-year annual tradition, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday three $25,000 grants from its Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship...
THE CORPORATION OF Brown University approved a $1.1 billion budget for the 2019 fiscal year and agreed to raise tuition by 4 percent. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown approves $1.1B budget, raises tuition by 4%

PROVIDENCE - The Corporation of Brown University approved a $1.1 billion budget for the 2019 fiscal year, according to Brown Sunday.Tuition for the 2018-19...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan area ranked No. 49 in among the largest 100 metro areas in the nation for the percentage of older millennials, ages 25 to 34, who are college graduates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 49 for older millennial college graduates

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 49 among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation for percentage of millennials age 25-34,...
THE DECEMBER 2017 Current Conditions Index measured the state's economy at 75, an 8 percent dip from November 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

December 2017 CCI drops to 75 to end year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In his December Current Conditions Index, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro said 2017 had a "fairly strong" economic performance...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT meal and beverage tax collection for July declined 1.6 percent year over year, at least in part due to an inflated tax collection in East Greenwich due to an audit recovery in July 2016. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

What do you think of the proposed federal rule that would allow employers that...

R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined 16 other state attorneys general in filing a letter that opposes a proposed U.S. Department of...
"ME TOO" MOVEMENT founder Tarana Burke will speak at Roger Williams University on Feb. 13 as part of the school's yearlong lecture series focused on race, gender and power. / COURTESY RWU

‘Me Too’ movement founder to speak at Roger Williams University

BRISTOL – As part of the school’s yearlong lecture series focused on race, gender and power, “Me Too” movement founder Tarana Burke will speak...
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