URI releases PCB findings

After the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in a window-caulking sample of Fogarty Hall on March 18, air sample and surface tests conducted show very low levels of the compound throughout the...

Course evaluations have ability to redirect professors’ career

About 700 faculty members are evaluated annually through course evaluation forms completed by students at the end of each semester’s class, which are then heavily relied on by superiors in examining one’s professional work. The...

Yearlong project slings to competition

Students affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers club (ASCE) spend their time working on a project that lasts longer than the average one semester’s undertaking. Andrew LaRosa, senior, represented the University of Rhode...

Africana studies struggles without funds

Despite longevity, a decorated faculty and student body which includes this year’s commencement speaker, lack of funding has kept the Africana studies department at the University of Rhode Island from reaching its true potential...

Performance-based funding legislation to to affect URI

New legislation was introduced to the Rhode Island Legislature on March 4 to establish a performance-based funding component to state aid for institutions of postsecondary education in Rhode Island, including the University of Rhode...

Slow Food group teaches cooking fish

Do you know how to fillet a fish?  Did you know that fish are seasonal just like fruits and vegetables?  Can you name two species of fish that your local fishermen are catching right...

Hands-free mouse technology advances

Recently, electrical engineering major Stephen Norris met with the University of Rhode Island’s Intellectual Property Committee (IPC) to discuss his hands-free mouse. He presented his invention and answered questions about the technology and its...

Student Senate Report: April 15, 2015

The University of Rhode Island Student Senate unanimously approved their last finance request of the 2014-2015 term by granting additional funding for the Native American Student Organization’s Cultural festival last night. N.A.S.O.  is a Student...

Popular therapy dog removed from residence hall

The University of Rhode Island’s Peck Hall was much quieter today without the familiar black and white husky, Ivy, a therapy dog who plays with residents while her owner, housekeeper Mike LaPolice, works in...

Therapy dog provides residential joy

A typical day for Mike LaPolice, housekeeper in the University of Rhode Island’s Peck Hall, has not changed much throughout his 25 years of working in the building. But in the year and a...

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