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PROVIDENCE COLLEGE RANKED No. 1 for regional colleges in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News college rankings. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE/BOB ROWAN

Little movement in U.S. News rankings for R.I.-based schools

PROVIDENCE – Results from Tuesday’s U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Colleges ranking show minimal improvement for Rhode Island-based schools.University of Rhode Island...
JULY'S CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX posted a fourth consecutive reading of 83, which shows 10 of the 12 indicators in the index improved over the last 12 months. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

July: Current Conditions Index posts fourth consecutive strong reading

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Positivity heralds the start of the second half of 2017, said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in the latest...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank, a member of the nationwide network of food banks called Feeding America, suggests monetary donations are the best way Rhode Islanders can assist those in need in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Above, Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff helps volunteer Yve Capella stock the shelves at The Olneyville Food Center in Providence. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rhode Islanders come to aid of Hurricane Harvey victims

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of what some are calling a storm for the ages, Rhode Islanders are banding together to aid those who...
AFTER FOUR YEARS leading an international team of researchers to better understand neck-pain diagnosis, prevention and treatment, University of Rhode Island physical therapy professor Peter Blanpied published his findings in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy in its July issue. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI physical therapy professor publishes report on neck pain

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After four years leading an international team of researchers to better understand neck-pain diagnosis, prevention and treatment, University of Rhode Island...
REGULAR COMMUTER: Andy Arsenian of South Kingstown is a regular commuter to his job at Bank of America and has seen few people on his ride since the R.I. Department of Transportation in July started offering free, daily train service between North Kingstown, T.F. Green Airport and Providence Station.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay...

On the 7:45 a.m. train ride to Boston, via Wickford Junction, Andy Arsenian sat in a comfortable booth seat, his tablet on the table...
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of communicative disorders Leslie Mahler has been named director of the University of Rhode Island's Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

Mahler named director of URI’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Succeeding founding director Nasser Zawia, associate professor of communicative disorders Leslie Mahler was named director of the University of Rhode Island’s...
GENERATING INTEREST: University of Rhode Island graduate student Ben Cromwell demonstrates Party Elements programming. URI professor Mindy Levine started the business to get more people interested in science. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ­ISLAND/MICHAEL SALERNO

Having fun with science

Using shaving cream, cornstarch, lemon juice and other easily accessible materials, University of Rhode Island associate professor of chemistry Mindy Levine hopes to interest...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND student Alexander Jimenez is preparing to study Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taiwan next year. /COURTESY ALEXANDER JIMENEZ

Jimenez to study Chinese at National Taiwan University next year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Providence native and University of Rhode Island student Alexander Jimenez is preparing to study Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taiwan...

URI professors building floating wetlands to treat sewage

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two University of Rhode Island hydrologists are adapting a new technology to help clean up lakes and rivers polluted by sewage,...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND readies for the incoming fall 2017 undergraduate class, for which the university received a record number of applicants. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI readies for fall semester

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will welcome 3,250 first-year students for fall semester 2017, the university announced Tuesday. The university announced...
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