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Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes in biodiversity, an interest spurred by the rising numbers of invasive seaweed species found on the Rhode Island coast every year. more
It’s a parent’s nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common, unfortunately, because the demand for cognitive skills associated with higher education, after rising sharply until 2000, has since been in decline. more
Bloomberg’s Businessweek included Bryant University and Providence College in its annual ratings of 123 undergraduate business schools, which were broken down into 14 areas of academic specialty in the rankings. more
Bryant University will introduce a creative and applied arts concentration beginning in the fall semester, offering students the opportunity to study creative writing, graphic design, music, performance and visual art, the university announced on Thursday. more
The University of Rhode Island Kinesiology Department recently helped 23 local children of varying abilities learn to surf at Narragansett Town Beach thanks to a community-adapted physical education program called Surf Ocean Therapy Intervention. more
As a result of what the town of Smithfield characterizes as a 17-year dispute over Bryant University’s tax-exempt status, legislation was passed by the General Assembly in the just-concluded session requiring the school to negotiate increased cash payments for town public-safety services by March or face taxation for those services. more
A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
As dysfunctional as the relationship between Smithfield and Bryant University seems to have become (see above), the city of Providence and the state, as well as Brown University, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island seem to have recognized that their mutual best interests are best served by cooperating. more
Karl Aspelund, assistant professor of design at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from URI’s Council for Research to begin background research for a project on space apparel – namely how space communities will recycle and use clothing. His interest in the subject was sparked following a National Public Radio report about the 100 Year Starship Initiative, a program aimed at inspiring space travel by 2112. more
The Rhode Island Job Corps education and training center is currently accepting students for a U.S. Department of Labor program that provides young adults ages 16 to 24 with various education and training in order to help them to find and keep a job. more
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