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Brown University will launch a new Institute for the Study of Environment and Society, adding over the next several years up to 11 faculty who would serve as fellows, school officials said late Monday. more
The R.I. Science & Technology Advisory Council has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to seven teams of researchers for projects on climate change and marine issues, as well as development of communications to bring those issues to the public, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Friday. more
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island resolving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving career opportunities for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
Salve Regina University has named Scott C. Zeman, a dean at St. Thomas University, as its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Zeman will start in his new post effective July 1. more
Fewer Rhode Island children are dropping out of high school and more than ever have access to quality health care, but close to 20 percent of the state’s children live at or below the poverty line, according to the 2014 Factbook released Monday by Rhode Island Kids Count. more
The Bryant University College of Business ranked No. 49 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school rankings released Friday, moving up 14 places from No. 63 in last year’s list to crack the top 50 for 2014. more
Asian and Hispanic children in Rhode Island scored among the lowest in the country in a national study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation measuring how children of different racial and ethnic backgrounds compare on key educational and developmental milestones. more
It was a little easier to get into Harvard College this year. The school accepted 5.9 percent of applicants to its freshman class, a higher percentage than the 5.8 percent in 2013, Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard said in a statement yesterday. more
Rhode Island is awarding $1.5 million in matching training grants to improve the job skills of 4,775 employees at 68 companies in the state. more
Five Rhode Island public schools will take part in a regional conference in Norwood, Mass., focused on strategies to improve teaching and learning. more
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