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R.I. Commerce approves $250K for Rhode Island 2030 planning

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday approved $250,000 for the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation to support Gov. Daniel J. McKee's Rhode...

Some economists think the pandemic-fueled national recession lasted just two months,...

The National Bureau of Economic Research’s Business Cycle Dating Committee on July 19 said the pandemic-fueled national recession lasted just two months, ending in...
JOYFUL ENDEAVOR: Providence College President the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard remembers being impressed with the Dominican friars when he was a PC student. It drew him to their community.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PC president looks to market Friars’ brand on national level

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) The Rev. Kenneth...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some colleges focus on persuading older students to finish what they...

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...
Niko Tracksdorf

URI professor earns Nelson Brooks Award

NIKO TRACKSDORF, a University of Rhode Island assistant professor of German and associate director of the German International Engineering Program, has received the Nelson...

URI professor creates app showing early warning risk maps on environmental...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island professor, along with a team of researchers, has developed an app that serves as an early...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the effectiveness of floating offshore wind turbines. / COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

URI, UMaine researchers receive $1.2M grant to study floating offshore wind...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Engineers at the University of Rhode Island, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, have been awarded a $1.2 million...
FILMING FOR "VAULT," a movie about the 1975 Bonded Vault heist, took place in downtown Providence in 2018. The film was released the following year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Is expanding the R.I. film tax credit program worth it?

Rhode Island lawmakers are hoping that increased funding for the state’s motion picture tax credit program will be the lure needed to reel in...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY is requiring all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the fall semester. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19

SMITHFIELD – A month after Bryant University reopened its campus to 100% capacity, the university announced Wednesday that students who wish to return to...

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