Former executive turns communications professor

First-year communications professor Lori Merolla had a long career in the private sector as Vice President of Communications at Fidelity Investments before she transitioned into teaching at the University of Rhode Island. Merolla received...

Tour guides adopt family this holiday season

This holiday season, the University of Rhode Island tour guide team is giving back by adopting a family through the Children’s Friend and Family Services organization. The team is fundraising money which they will...

Running out of Rhody and towards state office

Only five percent of state legislators nationwide are born between 1981 and 1997, but one recent URI graduate looked to change that. Michael Steiner, 31, graduated from URI this summer with an undergraduate degree in...

Caffeine for the international mind

Photo by Greg Clark | Students participating in this week’s coffee hour painted canvases with colors representing the elements. On Friday, Nov. 16, the International Center held their monthly coffee hour from 5 p.m. to...

He didn’t land on the moon, but he did land in higher education

Paul Larrat, the current Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, grew up with dreams of being an astronaut before he ever thought about joining higher education. He holds three degrees from...

Students win business language case competition

Three College of Business students from the University of Rhode Island placed second in the 2018 Business Language case competition hosted by the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business in Utah. In this...

Trivia from around the world

Photo by Greg Clark | Students worked in teams during Trivia Night hosted at the visitor center. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Office of International Education hosted an international trivia night event at the Welcome...

Greek Life raises $74,000 for Circle of Sisterhood

Photo by Sarah Vinci | Students perform in Greek Idol, a singing competition that was part of Philanthropy Week. Last week the University of Rhode Island’s Greek life organizations raised $74,224 for Circle of Sisterhood...

University celebrates International Education Week

The University of Rhode Island is celebrating International Education Week this week to enhance international awareness across campus and to support global learning opportunities both nationally and abroad. “We are a global society and...

All you can read for just $5

Photo by Joseph Lachance | Carts of books sit outside the campus store to advertise for the $5 “fill a bag” deal. Through Nov. 16, the University of Rhode Island campus store is holding a...

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