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Slater Technology Fund to invest in Alcinous Pharmaceuticals

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund, along with private angel investors, will invest up to $600,000 in Alcinous Pharmaceuticals, the nonprofit seed fund announced...
PAULA S. BONTEMPI, the acting deputy director of the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate of NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been named the new dean for the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, the university announced Monday. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

NASA scientist named dean of URI Graduate School of Oceanography

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A NASA scientist has been brought aboard to become the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography’s next dean. The university...
ECONOMIST LEONARD LARDARO said a projection that found Rhode Island will see a 16% unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic was "too optimistic." / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SKORSKI

Lardaro: R.I. could see over 20% unemployment, years of recovery due...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro thinks unemployment in Rhode Island could rise to over 20% due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Lamprey gifts Providence College School of Business $500K

FAITH E. LAMPREY, a full-time practitioner faculty member in accountancy at Providence College, donated $500,000 to the School of Business to fund the creation...

Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation provides 150K surgical masks

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has distributed more than 150,000 surgical masks to those on the front lines of...

URI School of Business receives $6M gift

SOUTH KINGSTOWN (AP) – The University of Rhode Island's business school has received a $6 million gift from a couple who graduated in 1974,...
VENTILATORPROJECT.ORG, ALONG WITH the University of Rhode Island, R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Department of Health and local fire stations are working collaboratively to help collect sleep apnea machines for local hospitals to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, Peter Snyder, vice president for research and economic development at URI; Tao Wei, URI associate professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering; Dana Lesperance, director at Absolute Respiratory Care; Alex Hornstein, leader of the VentilatorProject.Org, and Air Force Col. Erik Brine, executive director at National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Stepping Up: Local nonprofit collaborating with URI, RIDOH, CommerceRI to collect...

PROVIDENCE – Alex Hornstein considers himself a world tourist, of sorts. A former electrical engineer and computer scientist, Hornstein had traveled to various places...
KAYA SUNER of Providence created a nonprofit called COVID Connectors, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Medical Society, to collect donated iPads and distribute them to local hospitals for COVID-19 patients to use to talk with friends and family while in the hospital. / COURTESY KAYA SUNER

Stepping Up: Providence teen, R.I. Medical Society collaborate to donate iPads...

PROVIDENCE – Kaya Suner understands fully what is currently happening with the COVID-19 pandemic as his parents both work as emergency room doctors, and...
EMPTY CAMPUS: The Memorial Union at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown is pictured in the background. URI Provost Daniel DeHayes says the university is expected to issue $8 million in refunds on room and board and had to spend $1 million to transition about 1,800 classes online due to the ­COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With pandemic losses mounting, local colleges face biggest test

Rhode Island-based colleges are already feeling the financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cancellation of usually profitable events and the loss of...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY will receive $14.1 million in federal aid from the CARES Act to help with costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Local colleges to collectively receive $75.8M from CARES Act

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., will be receiving much-needed federal aid from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic...

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