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Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Tuesday called for investment and innovation in early learning, technology, and mathematics improvement, in her fourth annual State of Education address to the General Assembly. more
The real national costs of emergency department visits may be as high as 10 percent of national health care expenditures, according to a report released by Brown University’s Dr. Michael H. Lee. more
Joseph L. Dowling III has been named the new chief investment officer at Brown University effective June 2013, the school announced Thursday. more
Three Brown University Professors – David Cane, Rose McDermott and Walter Strauss – have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the school announced Wednesday. more
The University of Rhode Island now is offering a green business double major, which it says is one of the country’s first undergraduate programs focused on green business. more
The U.S. Department of Labor is officially ending its suspension on new enrollments in the nation’s federal Job Corps program, but Sen. Jack Reed said that he remains “deeply concerned” that sequestration and financial mismanagement at the agency could mean fewer available slots for young people. more
Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies at Brown University, has been selected as the new director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, effective July 1. Rose will succeed Evelyn Hu-deHart, who has led the academic center since 2002, according to a release from Brown. more
(Updated, 10:50 a.m.) Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect wanted in conjunction with the Boston Marathon, is a registered student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which is currently undergoing a “controlled evacuation.” more
Social Venture Partners of Rhode Island provided a $20,000 loan to Metryx LLC, “further strengthening the collaboration between these two organizations,” said SVPRI in a release. more
Looking to use the power of art and design to transform the world of medicine, John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, will present at this year’s TEDMED health and medicine conference at The Kennedy Center in Washington. more
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