Old paintings get a second life

Paintings are often seen as never-changing pieces of art, but one URI art student is trying to challenge this. By taking photographs of famously painted pictures, the old scenes are given new life. Rhonda Laporte,...

Students form music group, combining talents

The University of Rhode Island is an institution bursting with young, talented individuals, including the members of the Rhode Island-based music group, Black Plague. Black Plague consists of 11 individuals, eight of whom attend URI....

Student turns sweat into art project

Most people would never make a connection between being on the swim team and being an art student, yet Colette Aubin, a senior fine arts major with a minor in film media at the...

Ballroom club does old school dance in a progressive way

The Memorial Union gets a little classier on Wednesday nights when the first floor’s ballroom turns on its lights and the Ballroom Dance Club’s 30 members get moving. To some it may come as a...

Meet the Senate finance chair

“Finance is probably one of the more demanding roles in Senate,” Brian Sit said.  A second-year senior chemical engineering major from East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Sit is approaching a year and a half as...

What would Dooley do?

President David Dooley sat down with the Cigar and talked about everything from his favorite place to eat in the Emporium to his proudest accomplishments as president of URI. Cigar: Your background is in chemistry,...

Turning Paper Into Trees Art Student Profile: Lucas Hearne

While some students view art as either being two-dimensional or three-dimensional, Lucas Hearne, a senior fine arts major at the University of Rhode Island, has made an art project that can be switched between...

New director for Harrington HUB reveals plans for year

If you walk into the HUB at the Language and Learning Resource Center located in Swan Hall room 301 this year and see a fresh new face, you can bet its Tony Balko. Balko,...

Family of professor offer alternative insight into Ukrainian conflict

University of Rhode Island Professor of Political Science Nicolai Petro was on sabbatical leave in Odessa, Ukraine as a Fulbright Research Scholar during the start of the revolution in Kiev, Ukraine this winter. Unacknowledged...

URI engineering student soars to greater heights with NASA

Patrick Brown, who has dreamed of going into space his whole life, spent this past summer doing a little more than just stargazing. The 27-year-old engineering student, who is expected to graduate from URI this...

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