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JWU, RIDOH lead state efforts in food sustainability, waste and recovery

Rhode Island chefs and food purveyors are well-known for working with local farmers to source sustainable ingredients. The next steps in this food evolution...
SUZY ALBA is the director of alumni and college relations at Rhode Island College. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Five Questions With: Suzy Alba

Suzy Alba, a lifelong Rhode Islander and first-generation college graduate, is currently the director of alumni and college relations at Rhode Island College and...
CULTURE MATTERS: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources at Life­span Corp., Rhode Island’s largest employer, says ensuring employees understand the company’s culture and why it matters is important for successful growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘We’re always going to be in … a war for talent’

As the senior vice president of human resources at Lifespan Corp., Lisa Abbott oversees strategy and operations, especially in relation to customer-service excellence and...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE was awarded a $455,550 grant from the Champlin Foundation to renovate its chemistry facilities. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Champlin awards RIC $455,550 grant to renovate chemistry facilities

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island College has been awarded a $455,550 grant from the Champlin Foundation to renovate the instrument room and chemistry teaching labs...
A GROUP OF certified nursing assistants recently completed specialized training to care for behavioral health needs offered by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. / COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

NHPRI offers CNA training program for tending behavioral health needs

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island recently announced the successful completion on Nov. 18 of a first-ever specialized training program for certified...

Reyes honored for helping build partnership between BCBSRI, RIC

MARCY REYES, a manager at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, earned a Women’s Leadership Award from the Ronald McDonald House of...
FAMILY-OWNED: Pier Ice Plant in Narragansett was founded June 15, 1966, by owner Robert Shumate, above, and his father, Lawrence. Robert Shumate is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe. He says he was lucky to grow up in a family that owned its own business. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

For R.I.’s indigenous people, good jobs and prosperity are often out...

For 51 years, Robert Shumate said he has been “keeping South ­County cool.”Owner of Pier Ice Plant in Narragansett and a Narragansett Indian Tribe...

Five Questions With Brenda Dann-Messier

Brenda Dann-Messier | Commissioner of postsecondary education, Rhode Island1. What are the most serious challenges, or weaknesses, in the Rhode Island higher education system?...
SETH WISEMAN, designer and development manager for the Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab, will speak at this month's Providence Geeks event. Above, the 28-foot trailer that houses the lab. / COURTESY IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY & TRADES

IYRS Mobile Maker Lab to visit Providence Geeks

PROVIDENCE – For their October meetup, Providence Geeks will host the Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab, a project of the IYRS School of Technology...
A UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND research initiative measuring the ecological health of Narragansett Bay will receive $19 million from the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

$19M in NSF funding awarded to URI Narragansett Bay research initiative

PROVIDENCE - Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling, or C-AIM, a University of Rhode Island research initiative measuring the ecological health of Narragansett...
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