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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND’S Lifestyle Interventions Group, which includes subject-matter experts from a wide variety of academic disciplines, is working on several projects exploring how exercise and diet can play a part in delaying or preventing dementia. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI group investigates impacts of diet, exercise on development of dementia

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island faculty, staff and graduate students working across a broad range of disciplines hope to conquer one of...
FUTURIST: Roey Tzezana, left, co-founder of Providence-based TeleBuddy, a robotics-services startup that operates telepresence robots worldwide, facilitates a discussion on careers of the future and technology with students. Rear, from left, Ayo Onajide, Ralph Waite, Richard Piccirillo and Juan Corona, during a “Future Forum” at Hope High School in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Students need training today for jobs of future

In the library at Providence’s Hope High School, a few dozen students and visiting peers from La Salle Academy clustered in groups of five...
TECH TALK: Michael E. Katz, right, executive director of the URI Research Foundation, speaks with Andrew Grand-Pierre, licensing technology officer, URI Research Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

URI, Brown rank low in Milken’s top tech-transfer universities

In almost two years as associate vice president of intellectual property and economic development at the University of Rhode Island, Michael E. Katz said...

Five questions with David Dadekian

1. What is the Rhode Island Food Policy Council and what is your role? The Rhode Island Food Policy Council’s work is to promote...
THE SEVEN GRADUATES from Our Lady of Fatima Hospital's School of Medical Technology, from left: (top row) Randy Vinas, Dakota Donth, Abigail Tubman; (bottom row) Alannah Duffy, Elysha Grant, Lauren Hartnett and Megan Tessier. /COURTESY CHARTERCARE HEALTH PARTNERS

Fatima Hospital graduates med-tech cohort

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Seven students graduated this month from Our Lady of Fatima Hospital’s School of Medical Technology after an intensive yearlong clinical laboratory...
CHERISH PRICKETT, a University of Rhode Island five-year International Engineering Program student, has won a $7,500 award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which recognizes undergraduate students studying mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI student wins $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Cherish Prickett, a University of Rhode Island five-year International Engineering Program student, has won a $7,500 award from the Barry M....
LASTING SUPPORT: Oscar Chilabato, associate professor of marketing and Ad Team co-adviser at Johnson & Wales University, has been supporting JWU students at the National Student Advertising Competition for 19 years. For the first time in the program’s history, the team took first place at this year’s competition in New Orleans. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Real-world experiences helping prepare JWU, URI marketing majors

Michael Gotera, a Nevada native, wasn’t sure what to study when he began as a freshman at Johnson & Wales University in Providence but...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND adjunct faculty union has filed a complaint with the Attorney General”s office against URI President David Dooley and the RI Council on PostSecondary Education. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI adjuncts file complaint against president, state for compensation

Updated: Tuesday, June 13 at 11:54 a.m.SOUTH KINGSTOWN - URI/AAUP Part-Time Faculty United, the union representing approximately 450 University of Rhode Island adjunct professors,...
LEONARD LARDARO'S Current Conditions Index suggests that Rhode Island's economy expanded in April, but at a slower rate than March. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI fell 9 pts. from March, bounced back 50 pts. from...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Momentum gained through 2016 has sustained itself through April 2017 according to the latest Current Conditions Index measured by University of...
JENNIFER BAIRAM, A JUNIOR in University of Rhode Island's Pharmaceutical Sciences Program will be part of the intern program at Lonza Biologics this summer. /COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Jennifer Bairam, University of Rhode Island student

A native of Hooksett, New Hampshire, Jennifer Bairam is a junior in the B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences program at the University from Rhode Island. She...
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