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A new permanent endowment for biological oceanography research at the University of Rhode Island has been funded with a $255,000 bequest from the late professor emeritus Theodore A. Napora. more
Juanita Sanchez High School students participated in hands-on activities through the Amgen Biotechnology Experience at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence Biotechnology Center last week. more
When Zoe Schwartz entered high school she was intimidated by technology classes because she believed they were just for boys. But as a sophomore she joined anyway and with a little guidance from one of her teachers, Schwartz – along with … more
Providence Schools Superintendent Susan Lusi announced Friday she will resign at the end of the school year, according to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s office. A search for a replacement will begin immediately. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Natalie Tacy of West Warwick, a senior at the University of Rhode Island who has studied French since middle school, has won a fellowship that allows her to study in France. She won a grant from the Beatrice S. Demers Fund established through the Rhode Island Foundation to spend the fall semester there. more
PROVIDENCE – The Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence has awarded 20 graduates from nine Providence public high schools $2,500 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month received recommendations that aim to clarify support and increase autonomy at all levels within the Rhode Island education system. more
BOSTON – A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job-placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Eliza Squibb, executive director of the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation, has taken an unlikely path with her fine arts education. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Squibb became the first artist in residence at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, where she helped researchers develop visual tools in order to analyze cephalopod camouflage. Later, during a summer internship in Peru where she studied textile productio, Squibb noticed that the village’s vibrant prints told stories and had a social impact on the community. Her observation and interest in textiles brought her to Mali through GAIA, where she designed prints that were both eye-catching and informative in order to raise awareness of HPV. She holds a BFA from the RISD. more
The students, parents and faculty at Bay View Academy, in East Providence, recently donated 36 baskets of Thanksgiving classics to families in need, as well as to local organizations such as Re-Focus and St. Vincent’s Home for Children. more
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