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UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND students Joshua Harper. left, and James Baez stand next to the smart onesie they created to treat jaundice in infants. / COURTESY URI/JOHN PETERSON

URI students engineer wearable tech

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island biomedical engineering students Joshua Harper, of Maine, and James Baez, of Providence, have created a onesie for newborns that...
RHODE ISLAND'S Current Conditions Index was 83 in November, the eighth time the state received such a rating in 2017. A CCI score over 50 reflects an expanding economy. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Nov. CCI holds at strong value of 83

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island has moved “well beyond” the “soft patch” of 2016, said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND wildlife conservation doctoral graduate Scott Buchanan holds a snapping turtle during his research into Rhode Island wetlands. / COURTESY SCOTT BUCHANAN

URI grad finds habitat disturbance endangers turtle species

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After repeated visits to 88 separate wetlands in Rhode Island over three years, recent University of Rhode Island wildlife conservation doctoral...
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JWU, RIDOH lead state efforts in food sustainability, waste and recovery

Rhode Island chefs and food purveyors are well-known for working with local farmers to source sustainable ingredients. The next steps in this food evolution...
SCIENTISTS, FACULTY AND STUDENTS from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography traveled to New Orleans in December to present and discuss their latest Earth sciences-related research at the 50th annual American Geophysical Union gathering. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI oceanography scientists present research at national meeting

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists, faculty and students from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography presented and discussed their latest Earth sciences-related...
DR. PAUL FARMER, co-founder of the global health initiative Partners in Health, speaks to students at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center at the University of Rhode Island's Providence campus. Five of the students will travel to Liberia in the spring to help treat patients at a Partners in Health clinic. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Farmer speaks to URI nursing students ahead of Liberia trip

PROVIDENCE – When five University of Rhode Island nursing students travel to Liberia this spring to help treat patients at a Partners in Health...
CULTURE MATTERS: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources at Life­span Corp., Rhode Island’s largest employer, says ensuring employees understand the company’s culture and why it matters is important for successful growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘We’re always going to be in … a war for talent’

As the senior vice president of human resources at Lifespan Corp., Lisa Abbott oversees strategy and operations, especially in relation to customer-service excellence and...
THE BEAUPRE CENTER for Chemical and Forensic Sciences is the latest facility at the University of Rhode Island to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI’s Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences receives LEED Gold...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for one of its new campus...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND seniors Rebecca Ralston, left, and Lindsey Chammas conduct an experiment in the biotechnology manufacturing lab at URI's Providence campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI biotechnology manufacturing program celebrates 15th anniversary

PROVIDENCE – Celebrating the 15th year of its biotechnology manufacturing program, the University of Rhode Island looks back on the progress made by the...
THE LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM is one of 185 nonprofit organizations to receive a total $18.1 million in grants from the Champlin Foundation in 2017. / COURTESY LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM

Champlin Foundation caps year at $18.1M in donations

CRANSTON - In a year-end recap, the Champlin Foundation announced Wednesday the organization donated $18.1 million to 175 local nonprofit organizations in 2017 with...

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