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Ngawang Sangdrol is a human rights activist who came to speak at URI about her work fighting for freedom. PHOTO CREDIT: gwarlingo.com The University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies’ ongoing lecture series has given international human rights activists a platform to share their stories of fighting...
Pictured: The misprinted quote on the side on URI’s library. Aidan Cahill | Staff Photographer On Nov. 10, 1992, the University of Rhode Island’s Black Student Leadership Group (BSLG) peacefully protested and took over Taft Hall in an event now called “The Takeover.” More than 200 students, led by the newly-formed...
Jessica Alber developing non-invasive prevention scanning Assistant research professor Jessica Alber received a grant for her work with Alzheimer’s disease. PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Pierson | Contributing Photographer Jessica Alber, an assistant research professor at the University of Rhode Island’s George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, just received a five-year, $10.3...
Board of Trustees establishes ‘independent academic unit’ The University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees approved the criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) program’s request to gain department status at their meeting on Sept. 1. Over the past five years, URI’s CCJ program has grown in both popularity and significance, according to...
Mu Sochua, an activist and former politician in Cambodia, came to URI to speak on human rights. PHOTO CREDIT: outoftheboxpodcast.com Featuring Cambodian politician and activist Mu Sochua, the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies hosted a lecture on Oct. 26 entitled “Nonviolent Activism: Protecting Freedom and...
URI’s Melissa Omand works with team to reduce environmental impact Pictured: An early model for biodegradable plastics. PHOTO CREDIT: uri.edu University of Rhode Island oceanographer Melissa Omand’s team of scientists and researchers recently began the testing phase for developing ocean-degradable plastics. After receiving Phase II funding from the National Science Foundation, Omand’s...
Composting, harvesting among university efforts This year's Honors Colloquium entitled “Just Good Food” focuses on how to be more sustainable with your food choices. PHOTO CREDIT: uri.edu This year, the University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium is focusing on ways that students and community members can be more food sustainable. With the...
URI GSC to add Safe Zone track focusing on reproductive rights. Photo Contributed by: WPRI.com In the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the University of Rhode Island has prioritized education about sexual health and women’s issues on campus. On June 24, the United States...
Forum speakers clash over student representation, town identity Starting this academic year, the Narragansett Town Council is only allowing three unrelated undergraduate students to live together in any Narragansett rental property.  On Sept. 19, Narragansett’s Town Council opened the floor to concerns regarding both the zoning ordinance and the new rental...
What’s better than a cozy cup of tea as the leaves fall? PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Fabrizio It is a time of bitter black coffee and brisk boisterous winds; a time of sweet cinnamon and warm smiles; a season of comfort.  Despite September’s insistent sun and sticky air, last week’s bouts of...
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