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URI to get new $120M ocean research vessel

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will land a new “state-of-the-art” ocean research vessel for use by a consortium led by the University of Rhode Island,...
BARBARA WOLFE / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

URI dean honored as distinguished alumna of Yale School of Nursing

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island, was honored by the Yale School of...
MAKO SHARK / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/GEORGE SCHELLENGER

URI to host first Summer Shark Camp for local high school...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Students from Central Falls High School and Paul Cuffee High School in Providence were recruited by the University of Rhode Island...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

Local seafood hard to find in New England

Just 15 percent of the seafood available at markets in New England originated in the region, according to a pilot study by Rhode Island-based...
SKYE LEEDAHL helps lead a University of Rhode Island program where students work with older adults on learning technology. / COURTESY SKYE LEEDAHL

Five Questions With: Skye Leedahl

The University of Rhode Island Engaging Generations Program: Cyber-Seniors links older people with college students, with technology the backdrop for teaching, learning and collaboration....

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...
URI RESEARCHER William Van Nostrand will look for proteins that may signal the early stages of cerebral amyloid angiopathy before the brain hemorrhages that usually signal the disease. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI researcher wins $3.3M grant to seek cerebral amyloid markers

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Cerebral blood vessel amyloid deposits which contribute to dementia and brain hemorrhages are often diagnosed late when imaging tests show bleeding,...

URI professor’s TickSpotters program provides timely risk assessment

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A prodigious tick season has been predicted by University of Rhode Island professor of entomology Tom Mather, but he warns against...
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