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URI students place second in Health Tech Hackathon 2017 with smoking cessation concept Vapegate. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI students Vapegate place second in Health Tech Hackathon 2017

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A team of five University of Rhode Island students placed second in the Health Tech Hackathon 2017 hosted by Cornell University last...
The South Street Landing project showing progress from the exterior, and downtown Providence in the background. PBN PHOTO/ FILE MICHAEL SALERNO

South Street Landing deal a highlight for Ventas in Q1 performance

CHICAGO - Chicago-based real estate investment trust Ventas Inc. reported earnings Friday of $198.1 million in the 2017 first quarter, an increase of 33.6...

URI professor receives $10K to study grad student dropout phenomenon

SHANNON MADDEN, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island, recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Council of...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has the best return on investment among Rhode Island institutions of higher learning, according to a report from PayScale. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Report: Brown’s return on investment best in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is the best school for return on investment in Rhode Island, according to the PayScale 2017 College ROI Report released...
THE RENDERING OF the new College of Engineering campus at the University of Rhode Island; the proposed project includes the replacement of five mid-century buildings with a modern engineering campus. / COURTESY BALLINGER ASSOCIATES

Groundbreaking set for URI engineering complex

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday afternoon at the University of Rhode Island for its new $125 million engineering complex.The...
UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island Assistant Professor Austin Humphries counts coral in Indonesia as part of a USAID-funded project to study coral reef fisheries. /COURTESY KARIZMA FAHLEVY

URI professor using $3M USAID grant to study Indonesian fisheries

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Austin Humphries, University of Rhode Island assistant professor of fisheries, is leading a team that has been awarded a $3 million...
KUNAL MANKODIYA, ASSISTANT professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, is shown wearing the watch developed at URI to monitor Parkinson's patients. Mankodiya received a $525,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation that will allow him over five years to continue researching and creating smart clothing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

URI professor receives $525K grant for smart textiles research

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Kunal Mankodiya, a University of Rhode Island assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, has won a $525,000...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE Island President David M. Dooley, left and Capt. Michael R. Coughlin, commanding officer at the Newport Naval Undersea Warfare Center, are shown after signing the partnership agreement. /COURTESY URI/JESSICA VESCERA

URI Business Engagement Center, Naval Undersea Warfare Center form partnership to...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A partnership agreement was signed Thursday between the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center...
DATASPARK JOINED the University of Rhode Island in February.

DataSpark, formerly with The Providence Plan, joins URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – DataSpark, home of the Rhode Island DataHub and the former data analytics arm of The Providence Plan, joined the University of...
Providence is one of the best college towns to buy an investment property, given the presence of Brown University, Redfin said Friday. /COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

SmartAsset: Brown again has best value among R.I. schools

PROVIDENCE – For the third year in a row, Brown University has the best value among Rhode Island higher education institutions, according to SmartAsset.The...
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