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FROM LEFT, Nicholas DaSilva, Kenneth Rose and Benjamin Barlock, doctoral students at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, which is part of the Academic Health Collaborative, launched a drug development company, Alcinous. They discuss their venture in the pharmacy building on the Kingston Campus in early June. /COURTESY NORA LEWIS

URI graduate students launch pharmaceutical company

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Three doctoral students at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy have started a company that harnesses big data in a...
COMPOSTING CHAMPIONS: Frank Mastrobuono, left, and Mike Kowalczyk are the co-founders of Earthly, a Providence-based food-waste-management and composting company that recently took first place in the New England Cannabis Convention’s Pitch Slam. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

An Earthly plan for food waste

Frank Mastrobuono, a former environmental scientist, always considered himself the “outdoorsy type.”He used his “drive to go back to business school” to start a...

Senators oppose elimination of Sea Grant program

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators is calling for federal funding to be preserved for the National Sea Grant College Program, which...
FIVE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students received certificates in energy economics and policy. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI students first to earn energy economics and policy degree

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Last month, five University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences students were the first in the school's...
FINAL TOUCHES: The Good 5 Cent Cigar staff at the University of Rhode Island works on the last issue of the semester. Production manager Seamus Fuller points out an online article to managing editor Allie E. Lewis, foreground, while editor-in-chief Emma Gauthier looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Locally owned publications remain viable in parochial Rhode Island. But for...

Looking to expand her social circle, and to become more involved on campus, Allie E. Lewis two years ago decided to join The Good...
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY of Pawtucket on June 6 will host University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Jeff Rossi at the Spaulding-Johnson House for a lecture on historic herb gardening. /COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF PAWTUCKET

PSP to host Jeff Rossi at Spaulding-Johnson House for gardening lecture

PAWTUCKET – The Preservation Society of Pawtucket on June 6 will host University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Jeff Rossi at the Spaulding-Johnson House...
COMMERCE SECRETARY STEFAN PRYOR, said he looks forward to helping Innovation Campus applicants understand the resources of the state. Commerce RI, in partnership with University of Rhode Island, has called for initial proposals for the Innovation Campus competition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI calls for Innovation Campus initial concepts

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp. issued an invitation for interested partners to begin sharing ideas for an Innovation Campus in advance of an...
SANDRA T. WHITEHOUSE will present a Tech Talk on June 9 about sustainable ocean development as part of an ongoing series hosted by SENEDIA in collaboration with the Undersea Technology Innovation Center. /COURTESY SANDRA T. WHITEHOUSE

SENEDIA to host ocean planning ‘Tech Talk’

MIDDLETOWN – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance will host a presentation on Friday, June 9, about sustainable ocean planning, part of the...

Becker named Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences

AUSTIN BECKER, a professor of marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island, was recently named a Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences by...
ON A MISSION: Dr. Brian R. Ott, director, Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorder Center at Rhode Island Hospital, and Lori A. Daiello, research scientist and clinical research administrator, are on a mission to reduce the prevalence of Alzheimer’s.
 / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.-based researchers on a mission to delay onset of Alzheimer’s

With an estimated 5.5 million Americans now living with Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Brian R. Ott, director of Rhode Island Hospital’s memory-disorder center, and Lori...
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