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Barbara R. Carroll has long known how hard the Italian immigrants in her own family worked when they first came to Rhode Island: Her grandfather had worked in mills operating by the B & B Knight Co. in West Warwick starting at the age of 12. more
A researcher of mosquito-borne illness at the University of Rhode Island has received an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his studies, his second large grant and one of the largest ever for the university, URI announced Friday. more
The University of Massachusetts ranked 11th on a list of universities with the highest rate of licensing revenue return on research investment, the university announced Monday. more
A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island found that school suspensions throughout the state disproportionately target black, Hispanic and Native American students, often for relatively minor rule violations, the organization announced Wednesday. more
The University of Rhode Island will host a Google+ Hangout Thursday, Aug. 8, to talk about all things sharks, the school announced. The Web event is tied into perennial favorite Discovery Channel series “Shark Week,” which kicked off Sunday. more
Rhode Island is on track to use its full $75 million Race to the Top grant on improvement initiatives in state schools, according to a third-year progress report on the program released Monday. more
Ravi Pendse, currently vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Wichita State University, has been named Brown University’s vice president for computing and information services and chief information officer, Brown said Thursday. more
Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner was retired, and she and her husband were building a retirement home in Hilton Head, S.C., when Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called and asked her to succeed Christopher F. Koller, the state’s first and only health insurance commissioner during the last eight years. more
Ask writing coach Lisa Tener how to pen an inspirational memoir, and she’ll point to one of her own success stories, Dr. Tim Warren. more
A 17-year-old dispute between Smithfield and Bryant University over the latter’s tax-exempt status finally came to a head this month, after state lawmakers passed a bill requiring the school to negotiate an agreement to help cover the annual cost of its use of town public-safety services by March or be forced to pay those bills. more
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