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Boston Fed, MIT mark completion of central bank digital currency research

PROVIDENCE – It’s too soon to tell whether a central bank digital currency could work. This was the conclusion of a recently completed research project...

URI’s connection to Mass. high-performance computing center powers advanced research

In Gaurav Khanna's world, access to cutting-edge, high-performance computers can open up countless possibilities. Khanna is a physics professor at the University of Rhode Island,...

Five Questions With: Anais Missakian

Through a collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rhode Island School of Design, there is a new fabric in town, one that acts...
LAB VISIT: Roger Williams University President Ioannis Miaoulis visits with Emma Place, left, and Alicia Schickle, who are examining the Northern Star Coral being raised in the university’s wet lab. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AN ENGINEER’S ATTITUDE: At RWU, Miaoulis revels in opportunities to solve...

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders. You can...
THE HEALING TOUCH: University of Rhode Island assistant professor Daniel Roxbury, left, and former URI graduate student Mohammad Moein Safaee display the “smart bandage” they spent two years developing. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI researchers are the brains behind ‘smart bandage’

Imagine a future with a bandage that could sense whether an infection was developing and could tell the patient or caregiver to get the...
KAUSHALLYA ADHIKARI, a URI assistant professor of electrical engineering, received a Young Investigator Award this year from the Office of Naval Research, which she will use to research sonar systems. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI engineering professor awarded grant to investigate sonar capabilities

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Kaushallya Adhikari, one of the University of Rhode Island’s newest engineering professors, will help the U.S. Navy research and maximize its...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of 25 colleges that filed Oct. 30 an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California asking the court to block the federal government from implementing new rules that would restrict H-1B visa eligibility. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown joins legal brief to block new federal visa rules

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five colleges, including Brown University, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California on Oct. 30 asking the court to...

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

BOSTON (AP) – More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy...
WHEATON COLLEGE announced late Tuesday its plan to return to campus in the fall. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College unveils plan to return to campus in fall

NORTON – Wheaton College, among the first local colleges to announce its intention to bring students back to campus in the fall, unveiled late...
INSPECTION: 
Renaud Megard, CEO and president of NFI Corp. in New Bedford, inspects a face shield with Jennifer Bodnar, who works in the finishing department. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic highlights hazards of offshoring for manufacturing

Renaud Megard knew he would have to make some key operational changes to his company, NFI Corp., when the coronavirus hit in March. While all...
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