Incorporating environmentalism into campus life

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Sustainability officer celebrates Earth Day, encourages community awareness For the past 11 years, Marsha Garcia has served as the first sustainability officer at URI. Photo contributed by Marsha Garcia. For the past 11 years, the University...

Marine affairs chair shares ocean of knowledge on aquaculture

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 As a chair of marine affairs at URI, Tracey Dalton possesses much knowledge on Rhode Island’s aquaculture. Photo by James Singer. With over 400 miles of shoreline, it makes sense that the official nickname of...

Getting out: How one club prioritizes the great outdoors in a digital world

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After over a year of social distancing and intermittent quarantines, URI’s Outing Club offers students a breath of fresh air. Photos contributed by URI Outing Club. Despite COVID-19 restrictions preventing the Outing Club from hiking...

Criminology professor refreshes curriculum, looks at inequalities in justice system

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URI Associate Professor Jill Doerner was largely responsible for the creation of the criminology and criminal justice major at URI, and remains one of it’s most popular professors. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino.  Through her earnest...

Center for ethics, public service looks to expand initiatives

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Sponsors fellowship opportunities, annual Honors Colloquium  URI Professor Marc Hutchison pulls double duty as the Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service....

A life in the water: Scuba-diving-student wins prestigious scholarship

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 The most recent recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship who beat out over 400 other nominees nationwide, Myles Wagner is an exemplary marine biology major. Photo from uri.edu.  Junior Myles Wagner is a scuba diver,...

New term, same vice president: Ramsay enters second year of leadership

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Madyson Ramsay enters second year of leadership The younger sister of former URI Student Senate President Austyn Ramsay, Madyson Ramsay recently won reelection as the Vice President of that organization. Photo from uri.edu. After serving her...

Kingston Fire Department welcomes first female firefighter

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URI alumna cleared for primary duty Kingston recently hired its first female firefighter, URI 20’ graduate Rachel Gomes. Photo from uri.edu. Rachel Gomes ‘20 became the first female cleared for primary duty in the history of...

Physics to Shakespeare, Berkeley to Oxford

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Meet Travis Williams Meet the current Chair of URI’s English Department, Professor Travis Williams. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. When Professor Travis Williams, the University of Rhode Island's English department chair, enrolled in the 1996 class of...

Professor named fellow of Ecology Society of America

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Laura Meyerson’s unconventional path to success  URI Professor Laura Meyerson is the newest member of The Ecological Society of America. Photo from uri.edu. Department of natural resource sciences professor Laura Meyerson was recently named a fellow...
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