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Monday, September 24, 2018

Five Questions With: Kate Venturini

Kate Venturini is a research associate at the University of Rhode Island, serving many cooperative extension programs through the College of the Environment and...

URI’s Levine awarded Sessler Early Career Researcher Prize

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In recognition of an article published in 2016, University of Rhode Island associate professor of chemistry Mindy Levine was named the...

OSDRI to host annual Stand Down weekend outreach event Sept. 14-16

PROVIDENCE – Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, a 26-year-old veterans support group, will host its annual Stand Down outreach event Sept. 14-16 at Diamond...

UMass Dartmouth professor looks to tackle hunger on South Coast

DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth associate professor Timothy Shea is hoping a computer-based solution will bridge the gap between those fighting hunger and...
THE PONTIAC REGISTRY and The Tomorrow Fund will sponsor a three-day "Pontiac Celebration" classic-car showcase from Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. / COURTESY THE TOMORROW FUND

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 14, 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...
PANGEANS: Pangea.app is a startup created to link college students to gigs through an app. From left, Pangeans (users of the app) and Johnson & Wales University sophomores Marc Marasco and Jack Rittereiser with Pangea.app co-founder and CEO Adam Alpert, a Brown University graduate. In the background are JWU sophomores Deanna Tacmo, left, and Sam Farley.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pangea.app offers college students a foothold in the gig economy. But like most startups,...

As an undergraduate history major at Brown University, Adam Alpert did what many cash-poor college students do: He tried to earn extra money any...
ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Open educational resources helping college students avoid hefty textbook costs

The price of tuition often trumps that of textbooks – both in size and priority – when it comes to budgeting for college.However, according...

Tall ship sinking in red ink

The Oliver Hazard Perry launched in 2015, one of the largest full-sailed educational and training ships in the country, and the first built in...
2018 average tuition and fees for
New England colleges and universities
[prices do not include room and board] / Source: Collegetuitioncompare.com

Schools boost fundraising to slow rising student costs

Each year, college gets more expensive. Tuition and other costs have continued to escalate, reports show, prompting ever-higher levels of governmental and institutional financial...
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Five Questions With Sylvia Maxfield

Sylvia Maxfield | Dean of the College of Business, Providence College1. What classes are included in Providence College’s new business and innovation minor? Three...
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