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SMART TECH: From left, Todd Griffith, associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Mario Rotea, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis; and John Cooney, chief technology officer of Aquanis, at a conference held in Denver on July 8-10. Aquanis develops smart-blade technology for wind turbines.
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Aquanis looks to curb wind-energy costs

From the ground, wind-turbine blade rotation appears nearly effortless, as though the spinning is entirely propelled by air currents.In reality, the movement and the...
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Five Questions With Patricia Octeau

Patricia Octeau | Executive director, Rhode Island Bankers Association1. What are your main duties? My primary duty is to manage our association, which consists...
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R.I. leader in energy economy

In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...
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GRETCHEN MACHT, 34

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: GRETCHEN MACHT | 34 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLANDWhat is the best advice you have ever received?...
URI PRESIDENT David Dooley earned $426,333 in compensation from the university during 2018. Does his salary fit expectations and performance for his office? / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Is URI President David M. Dooley’s salary too large, too small...

In a field that more and more pays its chief executives for fund-raising and politics as well as more traditional administrative duties, public-university presidents...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley earned total compensation of $426,333 in 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

URI’s Dooley earns $426K in 2018

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley earned $426,333 in 2018, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report issued this...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX was 58 in May for Rhode Island, indicating expansion. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro – CCI holds steady with help from retail sales

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index remained at a value of 58 in May, showing no change from the two previous months, but...
FURTHER STUDY: Patrick DaSilva, a computer engineer at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, is studying electrical engineering and computer science, with a concentration in embedded systems security, as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
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Colleges upgrade courses, as cybersecurity job market heats up

In recent years, colleges and universities across Rhode Island have upgraded their cybersecurity course offerings, but reports show schools can’t pump out cyber-trained students...
A RENDERING OF what the University of Rhode Island's College of Engineering complex will look like when opened later this year. / COURTESY BALLINGER OF PHILADELPHIA

URI alum donating $10M to benefit new College of Engineering complex

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Businessman and University of Rhode Island alumnus Michael D. Fascitelli is donating $10 million to help equip the university's new engineering...

Patient numbers growing at CODAC in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Since opening its doors in the city in March, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has seen more than 60 new patients seeking help with...
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