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Faculty members at URI have adapted their teaching and curriculum to better support their students. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. During the pandemic, faculty in almost every college at the University of Rhode Island have had to adapt their courses to online learning and high-stress levels in order to better accommodate...
This week is the last edition of the Good Five Cent Cigar for the 2020-21 academic year. We’ve spent time this semester covering how COVID-19 has affected the University of Rhode Island’s sporting events, written profiles on the most interesting professors around campus and highlighted the innovative work of...
Students honored for excellence, leadership in various categories URI honored students at the 33rd annual Rainville Awards Ceremony. Photo by Michael Nolfe. The annual A. Robert Rainville Leadership Awards at the University of Rhode Island recognize students in the categories of employee excellence, servant leadership, student leadership and team excellence.  At this...
Titles highlight disparities in resources, pay among URI faculty Adjunct professor, senior lecturer, assistant professor: three job titles that often look the same on the surface to unknowing students, yet have very different job distinctions on closer inspection.  At the University of Rhode Island and institutions across the country, there are...
COVID-19, Black Lives Matter movement define term The current President of URI’s student senate, Austyn Ramsay. Photo by James Singer.  As the University of Rhode Island elects a new Student Senate president for the upcoming academic, current President Austyn Ramsay’s tenure is coming to a close.  Ramsay’s presidency was not at all...
What’s your guilty pleasure? Cigar Editor-in-Chief Kate Leblanc’s is “Gilmore Girls”. Photo from amazon.com. Guilty pleasures. We all have them. Maybe you watch “The Bachelor” every week and tell no one. Perhaps you secretly adored the 17 seasons-and-counting of “Grey’s Anatomy,” or by chance you actually liked “Emily in Paris.”...
Have you heard of garage swamp music? Of course you haven't, it’s brand new! Read on to see if this just might be your new favorite music genre. Photo from Elizabeth Broocks Owens. In his self-titled debut album that came out in February, songwriter and musical artist Bones Owens has...
The URI Communicative Disorders department examines the breakdowns in communication that take place in situations most people take for granted. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. Chatting with a friend; calling your mom on your way to work; smiling at the barista as you pick up your morning coffee.  Communicating with others is...
Bryan Dewsbury, a URI biology professor, recently gave a talk through the Office of the URI Foundation and Alumni Engagement. Photo from web.uri.edu. Bryan Dewsbury, a biology professor at the University of Rhode Island, goes out of his way to get to know each one of his students every semester;...
A research team in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has developed a cheaper COVID-19 test that has the potential to be implemented throughout the community at large. Angela Slitt, a biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences professor at URI, led the development of the new quantiCOVID-19 test, alongside students...
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