Alumna, life coach visits campus to give back, inspire

Photo Contributed by Regina Bell. (Left) Regina Bell (Right) Alexa O’Rourke. Alexa O’Rourke, a 2012 graduate from the University of Rhode Island, spoke to current public relations’ students this past Friday, encouraging them to let...

GSO professor discovers numerous impacts offshore wind farm has on marine life

A professor at the University of Rhode Island has discovered that the Block Island offshore wind farm has altered several aspects of the nearby marine environment. John King, an oceanography professor at URI’s...

Experiential learning with high stakes

Photo by Lianna Blakeman | They Sherman Trading Room classroom features live updates of the current stock markets so students can make real time decisions. In 2001, the University of Rhode Island’s Alumni Association put...

Ryan Institute making headway on Alzheimer’s disease

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Dooher. William Van Nostrand of the George and Anne Ryan Institute of Neuroscience is leading research into the vascular mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease. Van Nostrand is The Herrmann Professor of Neuroscience,...

Student reactions to Kavanaugh’s confirmation

On Oct. 6, in a controversial decision, the Supreme Court voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice. He was sworn in later that day. Sophomore Johanna Leffler was “really disappointed” in...

Students educate their peers on interpersonal violence, Title IX

At the University of Rhode Island the P.L.E.A.S.E program has been presenting to URI 101 classes about relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking for the past 12 years. The group is located within the...

Natural Products Lab uses fruit flies for Parkinson’s research

At the Bioactive Botanical Research Lab, professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Navindra Seeram is leading compelling research into the healing properties of medicinal plants. Seeram earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Guyana and...

“Metoo” app relaunch

Derek Nelson relaunched the “metoo” app after almost a year of improvements centered around student-needs brought new features and possibilities to the design. Nelson is a part-time student at the University of Rhode Island...

URI Professors receive Excellence in Nursing Awards

Clinical Assistant Professor Michelle Palmer and Professor Mary Sullivan of the University of Rhode Island have received Excellence in Nursing awards. According to the article from URI Today, Palmer has specifically been recognized...

Professor finds childhood lead exposure can lead to Alzheimer’s

For over 10 years, Nasser Zawia, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island has researched how early childhood lead exposure can contribute to Alzheimer's disease. According to the Center for Disease...

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