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Since its establishment in 1888, the University of Rhode Island was founded as the State Agricultural School for its vast and nearby farmland. The university’s Cooperative Extension program is celebrating its 100th year of...

URI scientist makes dinosaur discovery

The rise of dinosaurs on Earth has not always been well understood. For the past ten years, it was generally thought that dinosaurs first appeared in South America, before spreading to North America millions...

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,...

URI Fine Arts Center opens exhibit for local artist

Conceptual art and poetry are intermingled in Poetic Vision: The Art of Paul Forte – Selected Works 1974-2014, which is on display at the URI Main Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features...

URI’s biggest freshman class in history goes Greek

URI has offered Greek Life to students since 1901, when the first fraternity opened on campus, but despite its history, students still wonder why they should join. Currently in 2014, there are 14 fraternities and...

Fascitelli Center update: has the facility earned its keep?

After seven years of hard work, the $11 million much-anticipated Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness center opened to the University of Rhode Island on October 8, 2013. Almost a year later, the question has...

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...

Local authorities increase enforcement in Narragansett resident neighborhoods

University of Rhode Island students living off-campus in Narragansett this academic year can expect some changes in response to a May 3 party in popular student neighborhood, Eastward Look, that will force the town...

Butterfield stays open through renovations

The long anticipated renovations to Butterfield Dining Hall will begin this fall, but with no immediate impact on the “The Butt’s” meal schedule or the amenities inside the dining hall. The only noticeable difference for...

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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