URI engineers nationally recognized for making changes in the aviation world

A creation by five University of Rhode Island engineering students may change the way general aircrafts operate in nearby airports. Ronald Wheeler, Kyle DellaGrotta, David Powers, Lawrence Higgins and Christopher Clark, all part of the...

Competing head shops on a dry, drug-free campus

Marijuana may still be illegal, but anyone who takes a trip around Rhode Island may notice the increasing number of stores that sell items commonly used in part with the drug. As of 2013 in...

URI hosts Nearly Naked Mile

The University of Rhode Island’s Student Alumni Association and Greek Life will co-sponsor their annual Nearly Naked Mile clothing drive on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The participants are allowed to wear appropriate undergarments while they run,...

URI aims to retain, improve first year

MAP-Works, or Making Achievement Possible, is a new student retention program that the University of Rhode Island has implemented to improve the success rates of freshmen students for the past six years. In the program,...

URI Alumni Association to engage and inform alumni

At the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association, their mission is to “inform and engage current and future alumni as committed partners of the university, its mission and traditions,” said Michele Nota, executive director...

Proposed student on-campus apartments to be built for 2017

The University of Rhode Island is in the process of developing plans to build a proposed apartment complex in undeveloped land near Wiley and Garrahy Halls for a projected fall 2017 opening. A market study...

Relationship roles, chivalry shifts for modern times

As gender and relationship roles change in the 21st century, so to are expectations of male chivalry, raising questions about its role in modern society. Anthony Mazzaferro, senior cell and molecular biology major at the...

URI alumni raising awareness of Ebola

A campaign led by University of Rhode Island alumni of African descent seeks to raise awareness for the West African Ebola crisis and to garner support for affected communities. Komlan A. Soe, a graduate of...

URI partners with car service

The University of Rhode Island’s students, faculty and staff can now leave their personal vehicles at home as the school’s new partnership with the car-sharing service Zipcar offers a new way to journey off...

New chemistry building update

The University of Rhode Island’s latest construction project is right on schedule, according to Dr. Bill Euler, Chemistry Department chair. “It’s been going along quite well,” he said. The Center for Chemical and Forensic Science is...

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