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BRAIN FAIRS: John Stein, left, a senior lecturer in neuroscience at Brown University, shows the intricacies of how a brain works during Nerd Nite in 2018 at AS220, as part of the Brain Week Rhode Island festivities. Brain fairs during Brain Week Rhode Island will be held at the University of Rhode Island on March 16 and at Brown University on March 17.
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Editor’s Choice: URI, Brown University to host Brain Week events

EDITOR’S CHOICE URI, Brown University to host Brain Week events BRAIN WEEK RHODE ISLAND, sponsored by Brown University’s Institute for Brain Science and the...
URI WOMEN'S TENNIS Coach Gordon Ernst was among those charged in a federal case related to criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities during Ernst's time as a tennis coach at Georgetown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI coach among parents, school officials charged in vast college-entrance scheme

NEW YORK – Parents, coaches and test administrators were among 46 people charged Tuesday in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Warren Alpert Medical School is launching a new, four-year dual degree program, which will combine a medical degree in primary care with a master's of science in population health.  / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Several R.I. graduate schools make national ranking

PROVIDENCE – A new national ranking of graduate schools has placed Brown University's medical school at the No. 26 best in the United States...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care to people with opioid use disorder at pharmacies. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital receives $1.6M to study opioid treatment and care...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care...
NINE OF THE 12 economic indicators included in the Rhode Island current conditions index compiled by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro improved year over year in January. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: After ‘bizarre’ revisions, R.I. CCI starts on positive note

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s current conditions index value was 75 in January, level with its value one year prior and 17 points higher than...
FORMER WPRI-TV CBS 12 news anchor Karen L. Adams has pledged to make a $1 million donation to her endowment to support female students at the University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication and Media. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ FRANK MULLIN

Former WPRI anchor Adams donating $1M to her URI endowment

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former WPRI-TV CBS 12 news anchor Karen L. Adams has pledged to make a $1 million donation to her endowment to...

URI’s oceanography school receives $1M gift

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A recent $1 million gift will advance efforts to upgrade facilities at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography.Stephen...

Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...
NEW OWNER: Kayla Thompson is the owner of Melissa Ashley Brides in Westerly. Thompson bought her wedding dress at the bridal shop seven years ago and befriended the former owner, Denise Pellegrino, who later hired Thompson. The pair came to a “personal finance agreement” that transitioned ownership to Thompson when Pellegrino was ready to sell.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Financing biggest hurdle to employees becoming boss

When Kayla Thompson walked into Melissa Ashley Brides in Westerly in search of a wedding dress about seven years ago, she had no idea...
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Five questions with Maling Ebrahimpour

Maling Ebrahimpour | Dean, College of Business, University of Rhode Island1. The College of Business at URI recently hired 10 faculty. What was the...
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