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THE COVER DESIGN “She Persisted” by Narya Marcille was created for a special edition of Newsweek magazine. It features illustrations of Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Ellen Pao, former interim CEO of Reddit; Pakastani education and women’s rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, a Nigerian novelist and feminist; and Gina Rodriguez, an American actress best known for her role in “Jane the Virgin.” / COURTESY NARYA MARCILLE

URI grad’s women’s march cover design chosen for special edition of...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On the cover of a late January special edition of Newsweek magazine is a design depicting five contemporary women’s rights activists...
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...
PUBLIC TRAINING: A group of Mental Health First Aid trainers for Lifespan Corp. discusses strategies for helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. From left, Katherine Desjarlais, milieu associate at Lifespan, and Kimberly LaFountain, behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communities implement MHFA training to address mental distress

Mental Health First Aid, a training program created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and ­Anthony Jorm,...
RONALD J. ONORATO, art and architectural history professor at the University of Rhode Island, won the inaugural Winifred Brownell award for his work using 3-D printing technology to recreate a 17th-century Newport neighborhood. / COURTESY RONALD J. ONORATO

Onorato awarded for re-creation of 17th-century Newport neighborhood

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ronald J. Onorato, University of Rhode Island art and architectural history professor, won the inaugural Winifred Brownell award, or “The Winnie,”...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students Joshua Harper. left, and James Baez stand next to the smart onesie they created to treat jaundice in infants. / COURTESY URI/JOHN PETERSON

URI students engineer wearable tech

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island biomedical engineering students Joshua Harper, of Maine, and James Baez, of Providence, have created a onesie for newborns that...
RHODE ISLAND'S Current Conditions Index was 83 in November, the eighth time the state received such a rating in 2017. A CCI score over 50 reflects an expanding economy. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Nov. CCI holds at strong value of 83

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island has moved “well beyond” the “soft patch” of 2016, said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND wildlife conservation doctoral graduate Scott Buchanan holds a snapping turtle during his research into Rhode Island wetlands. / COURTESY SCOTT BUCHANAN

URI grad finds habitat disturbance endangers turtle species

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After repeated visits to 88 separate wetlands in Rhode Island over three years, recent University of Rhode Island wildlife conservation doctoral...
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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...
SCIENTISTS, FACULTY AND STUDENTS from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography traveled to New Orleans in December to present and discuss their latest Earth sciences-related research at the 50th annual American Geophysical Union gathering. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI oceanography scientists present research at national meeting

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists, faculty and students from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography presented and discussed their latest Earth sciences-related...
DR. PAUL FARMER, co-founder of the global health initiative Partners in Health, speaks to students at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center at the University of Rhode Island's Providence campus. Five of the students will travel to Liberia in the spring to help treat patients at a Partners in Health clinic. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Farmer speaks to URI nursing students ahead of Liberia trip

PROVIDENCE – When five University of Rhode Island nursing students travel to Liberia this spring to help treat patients at a Partners in Health...
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