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Ben-Artzi receives $25K grant to write a book on foreign-development aid

RUTH BEN-ARTZI, an associate professor of political science at Providence College, has received a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to write a book...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE alumni Dr. Robert C. Gallo speaks at PC in 2017. The school announced Thursday the creation of a Gallo-funded health fellowship. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC announces creation of new health fellowship

PROVIDENCE - Providence College announced Thursday the creation of a new global health fellowship funded by and named for alumni Dr. Robert C. Gallo...
SNOW REMOVAL: A Shawmut Construction worker shovels snow from the work site at 225 Dyer St. in Providence. Construction crews must deal with the winter elements to meet project deadlines. / PBN PHOTO/­
RUPERT WHITELEY

No more ‘off season’ in construction

As snow fell on Providence during the first significant storm of the winter, a construction worker in a bright orange lift toiled on windows...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATIONS' endowment grew at the fastest rate of any local college from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2017 at 16.8 percent. / COURTESY URI

Report: Local college and university endowments grew in fiscal 2017 across...

PROVIDENCE – The endowment of every college and university in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., increased in value by more than 7 percent...
MARY O’KEEFE, chair of the Providence College psychology department, is one of 23 full-time professors chosen from U.S.-based colleges and universities to take part in the inaugural Winter Faculty Fellowship program in Israel. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Longtime PC professor chosen for fellowship in Israel

PROVIDENCE – Mary O’Keefe, chair of the psychology department at Providence College, is one of 23 full-time professors chosen from United States-based colleges and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY AND PROVIDENCE COLLEGE made the Kiplinger's Best College Values 2018 list. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

2 R.I. colleges make Kiplinger’s Best College Values 2018

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island schools were ranked on Kiplinger’s Best College Values, 2018.The list comprises 300 colleges and universities. The list measures and...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCILMAN David Salvatore, who represents Ward 14, has introduced a resolution that asks state lawmakers to increase the penalties for someone who assaults a police officer and clarifies the meaning of “dangerous weapon” to include glass bottles. / COURTESY DAVID SALVATORE

Salvatore introduces resolution to increase penalties for assaulting police officer

PROVIDENCE – Several members of the Providence City Council are trying to strengthen the city’s hand in responding to complaints about the behavior of...
BARE NECESSITIES: Jessica Kowal drinks tea with her fiancé, Aaron, at their East Side apartment in Providence. The couple had to get rid of some possessions they didn’t have room for.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


A soft market for traditional antiques has some R.I. sellers finding...

For the past eight years Jessica Kowal has lived a peripatetic lifestyle, calling Cranston and four Providence apartments home since graduating Providence College in...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE'S public and community service studies program was one of 22 higher education programs chosen by the Association of American Colleges & Universities from across the country as a model for “how to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students.” / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC program highlighted as nationwide model for engagement

PROVIDENCE – Providence College’s public and community service studies program was one of 22 higher education programs chosen by the Association of American Colleges...
UNIQUE COLLABORATION: Viana Newton, left, and Katie Bouchard are co-owners of Providence-based beauty-products manufacturer PotionPVD, which has partnered with mobile coffee company The Nitro Cart to use its coffee beans in their beauty products. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. small businesses expanding reach through local collaborations

Once the hot water streams through, most people toss spent coffee grounds in the trash – but not Audrey ­Finocchiaro.“In my personal life, and...
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