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Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center. Attended by a full...
DEEPLY FOCUSED: Matthew Shenoda, social equity and inclusion vice president at Rhode Island School of Design, speaks with social equity inclusion fellow Rene Payne.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Matthew Shenoda

5Q: Matthew Shenoda | Social equity and inclusion vice president, Rhode Island School of Design 1. You’ve held the inaugural position of social equity...
CHALLENGING WORK: Josef Blazar, co-owner and vice president of sales at YJ Contemporary Fine Art in East Greenwich, said the industry’s general dependence on a strong economy and creating customer awareness are the biggest challenges to increasing sales. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Even in good times, R.I. gallery owners are anxious. Would better...

On a late December afternoon, the 30,000 square feet of wall space at YJ Contemporary Fine Art displayed a spectrum of works by local...

Budget plan rankles tax-exempts

Nonprofit hospitals and universities have long made voluntary payments to local communities that recognize the cost of emergency services provided by the hosts. These same...
RECORD ENDOWMENT: Students walk across campus in front of Friedman Hall at Brown University in Providence. Brown has the largest endowment among Rhode Island colleges and universities, which grew to a record $3.8 billion, the school reported in October.
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Colleges’ reliance on endowments ‘never been greater’

By the end of January, analysts will come out with their annual report on the performance of endowments of U.S. colleges and universities, including...
BUILDING HER WAY: Kathleen Bartels, left, principal at LLB Architects in Pawtucket, speaks with Haley Hardwick-Witman, architect. Bartels studied Russian and spent time in public relations before discovering her love of architecture, which eventually brought her to LLB Architects in 1996.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bartels travels unique path to becoming an architect

Kathy Bartels, a principal at LLB Architects, took a path to her chosen profession that included foreign-language study and public-relations work – not typically...
INDUSTRY SPECIALIST: Nina Kollars of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport speaks to the audience during the 2018 PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Oct. 11.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Technology at heart of R.I.’s economic growth

Technology giant Infosys Ltd.’s expected arrival in Providence brings the promise of up to 500 new jobs by 2023. The India-based company’s partnership with Rhode...
KENT KLEINMAN will assume the role of Rhode Island School of Design provost effective in March. Kleinman's appointment comes seven months after the resignation of the most recent provost, Pradeep Sharma. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Kleinman succeeds Sharma as RISD provost

PROVIDENCE – Kent Kleinman has been appointed provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, the Providence-based art school Thursday. Concluding an international search, Kleinman’s...
THE CHRONICLE of Higher Education has released new information on the compensation of more than 1,400 private school chief executives across the nation in 2016. / COURTESY CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Paxson, Bowen, Machtley remain top 3 highest-paid R.I. school chief executives...

PROVIDENCE – Each of the top three 2016 highest-paid Rhode Island private school executives were compensated more than $800,000 that year, with the highest...

Moody’s: Providence’s economic recovery led by growth in ‘Eds and Meds’

PROVIDENCE – Over the past 50 years, Providence has endured demographic shocks, including years of population loss, declining housing values and elevated crime rates. Yet...
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