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Entrepreneurs to discuss successful pitches at UMass Dartmouth Oct. 10

FALL RIVER – South Coast Entrepreneurs Collaborative will host “Pitches That Worked,” an event highlighting successful entrepreneurs and their business fundraising pitches. The event will...
UMASS DARTMOUTH received $16 million in externally funded grants in fiscal 2019, a 26% increase year over year.

UMass Dartmouth’s externally funded grants increase 26% in FY19

PROVIDENCE – Externally funded grants for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in fiscal year 2019 increased 26% year over year to $16 million, the...
OPEN HOUSE: Sebastian Sheng, left, a first-year graduate student in PRIME, or program in innovation management and entrepreneurship at Brown University, speaks with, from left, Brown sophomores Isamella Espinosa, international relations major; Olivia Tulkoff, public policy major; and Jack Schaeffer, applied math and economics major, at the university’s Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship during an open house to kick off the fall semester.
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R.I. has a robust entrepreneurial community, but can it do more...

For a small state, Rhode Island punches above its weight when it comes to producing promising startups and organizations that help nurture and fund...
FINISHED ORDER: Machine operator Claudia Herrera completes an order at ParsonsKellogg in East Providence. The company prints and embroiders company logos on products for promotional purposes.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. bizs much more confident in themselves than state economy

Rhode Island businesspeople can be an insecure bunch. Even when the economy appears to be humming along, many have difficulty shaking a nagging feeling that...

Tidal power projects slow down as offshore wind power jumps ahead

PROVIDENCE – Tidal- and wave-energy programs at Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island have ramped down research and commercial...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 overall on the 2020 college and university rankings conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

6 local colleges and universities make top 250 in 2020 WSJ...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island colleges and universities and two Bristol County, Mass., institutions ranked in the top 250 schools for 2020, as determined...
UMASS DARTMOUTH researchers have received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help elementary school teachers integrate computational thinking into their math and science curriculum.

UMass Dartmouth receives $2.1M grant to bring computational thinking skills to...

DARTMOUTH – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help elementary school...

Five Questions With: Firas Khatib

Firas Khatib is a professor of computer and information science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2008, Khatib helped develop a computer game,...
INCREASED WORKFORCE: From left, Justin Monte, Suzanne Violet and Kate Arsenault walk along the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport campus. The workforce at the 180-acre, 76-building complex mainly consists of highly paid professionals such as engineers and scientists, administrators and technicians. The workforce has grown by more than 200 employees to between 6,100 and 6,200 since last fall, 4,500 of whom live in Rhode Island.
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Newport’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center a hub for defense-based research and...

There’s no denying the boost Rhode Island’s economy gets from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport. Like so many other parts of the...

UMass Law sees 21.5% boost in first-year student enrollment for 2019-20

DARMOUTH – The law school on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus increased first-year student enrollment by 21.5%, to 113, for the 2019-20 academic...

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