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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Roxana Mercado, right, financial-coaching fellow at Capital Good Fund in Providence, meets with her client, Gloria Orjuela of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. has the highest percentage of poor people in New England....

Gloria Orjuela, a 53-year-old Providence resident, is disabled and living on supplemental-security income.Originally from Colombia, Orjuela has lived in the United States for 27...
INNOVATIVE ­DESIGN: University of Rhode Island engineering students designed a new scoliosis brace and printed a 1/25-scale model prototype on a 3-D printer. From left, Gabriella Divine, a fifth-year mechanical-engineering and Spanish major from East Greenwich; Chris Viveiros, a mechanical-engineering senior from Attleboro; URI professor Bahram Nassersharif; Dan Cross, a mechanical-engineering senior from Northborough, Mass.; and Thomas Brey, a mechanical-engineering senior from Manville, N.Y. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

URI engineering students design new scoliosis back brace

The most common daily brace worn for scoliosis, the Boston brace, was created in the 1970s and remains a go-to solution for physicians treating...
THE 2017 NEW ENGLAND Emmy Awards nominations included WJAR, WPRI and the WWII Foundation on Wednesday. / COURTESY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND

New England Emmy nominations announced

PROVIDENCE - Seven Rhode Island media and marketing enterprises garnered nominations in the 40th Emmy Awards for the Boston/New England chapter of the National...
URI students place second in Health Tech Hackathon 2017 with smoking cessation concept Vapegate. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI students Vapegate place second in Health Tech Hackathon 2017

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A team of five University of Rhode Island students placed second in the Health Tech Hackathon 2017 hosted by Cornell University last...
The South Street Landing project showing progress from the exterior, and downtown Providence in the background. PBN PHOTO/ FILE MICHAEL SALERNO

South Street Landing deal a highlight for Ventas in Q1 performance

CHICAGO - Chicago-based real estate investment trust Ventas Inc. reported earnings Friday of $198.1 million in the 2017 first quarter, an increase of 33.6...

URI professor receives $10K to study grad student dropout phenomenon

SHANNON MADDEN, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island, recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Council of...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has the best return on investment among Rhode Island institutions of higher learning, according to a report from PayScale. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Report: Brown’s return on investment best in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is the best school for return on investment in Rhode Island, according to the PayScale 2017 College ROI Report released...
THE RENDERING OF the new College of Engineering campus at the University of Rhode Island; the proposed project includes the replacement of five mid-century buildings with a modern engineering campus. / COURTESY BALLINGER ASSOCIATES

Groundbreaking set for URI engineering complex

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday afternoon at the University of Rhode Island for its new $125 million engineering complex.The...
UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island Assistant Professor Austin Humphries counts coral in Indonesia as part of a USAID-funded project to study coral reef fisheries. /COURTESY KARIZMA FAHLEVY

URI professor using $3M USAID grant to study Indonesian fisheries

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Austin Humphries, University of Rhode Island assistant professor of fisheries, is leading a team that has been awarded a $3 million...
KUNAL MANKODIYA, ASSISTANT professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, is shown wearing the watch developed at URI to monitor Parkinson's patients. Mankodiya received a $525,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation that will allow him over five years to continue researching and creating smart clothing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

URI professor receives $525K grant for smart textiles research

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Kunal Mankodiya, a University of Rhode Island assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, has won a $525,000...
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