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Five Questions With: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is professor of art at the University of Rhode Island and director of the URI Center for the Humanities. She is...
PIPE FITTER: Michael Stuba trains to become a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat through a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Boost for school construction, job training

The Ocean State had its eyes on the public school system this past year, as two statewide ballot requests for funding, not to mention...
INDUSTRY SPECIALIST: Nina Kollars of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport speaks to the audience during the 2018 PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Oct. 11.
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Technology at heart of R.I.’s economic growth

Technology giant Infosys Ltd.’s expected arrival in Providence brings the promise of up to 500 new jobs by 2023. The India-based company’s partnership with Rhode...

Five Questions With: Jennifer Mammen

Asthma patients are bringing their condition under control, increasing their lung function and decreasing the frequency of asthma attacks without doctor visits, thanks to...
IMMUNOTHERAPY TREATMENT: Roger Williams Medical Center physicians Dr. Steven Katz, left, and Dr. N. Joseph Espat are developing a high-pressure application of their immunotherapy treatment for cancer cells. It has been demonstrated to be an effective way to administer the drugs to tumors that are usually resistant to treatment.
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High-pressure application breakthrough aids RWMC’s immunotherapy ambitions

T-cells genetically altered to seek and kill cancer don’t do much good if the tumor’s density stops it from contacting the offending tissue, a...

URI to end partnership with Confucius Institute

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is ending its partnership with the Chinese-funded Confucius Institute after the FBI expressed concerns the international...
RIHEBC HAS ISSUED $19.8 million in tax-exempt Higher Education Facility Revenue Bonds for improvements to University of Rhode Island facilities and campuses. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

RIHEBC issues $19.8M in bonds for URI projects

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. has issued $19.8 million in tax-exempt Higher Education Facility Revenue Bonds for the...
COMMERCE RI announced has announced the three selected Innovation Campus applications submitted this year. The projects total $12 million in requested public funding. Above, Peckham Farm at URI, the site of one of the funded projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

3 projects chosen for Innovation Campus program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced Tuesday morning the approval of three of the 16...
ENGAGING STUDENTS: ­Denise Coppa, interim associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, teaches a class at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI launches mental health nurse practitioner master’s program

Nationwide, and here in Rhode Island, the health care industry is suffering from a documented shortage of qualified nurse practitioners. Employment in the sector across...
WHILE THE MAJORITY of public colleges and universities in New England saw double-digit increases in tuition and fee totals at two- and four-year institutions since the 2012-13 academic year, Rhode Island's results were split. The Ocean State saw a 15.5 percent increase in two-year tuition and fees (represented by the two top bar graphs) but a 9.8 percent decrease in four-year tuition and fees (represented by the two bottom bar graphs). / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Report: Tuition, fee increases at public colleges impact region; R.I. results...

PROVIDENCE – Increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities across the region in the past five academic years have widened the...
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