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1 In February you awarded a ninth round of Collaborative Research STAC grants on climate variability. How do you select the year’s focus? The round of grants that we just awarded is the required … more
St. Mary Academy – Bay View middle school students compete in a robotics qualifying tournament on Dec. 6 at The Gordon School in East Providence. The Bay View team qualified for the First Lego League state championship, to be held Jan. 17 at Roger Williams University. The team also won first place for its research project and presentation. Clockwise from bottom left, around the practice competition board: Elizabeth Killian, Kinzie Fairman, Elizabeth Cooney, Sophia Javid, Emilie Lum, Abigail Swift, Giovanna Sgalia, Isabella DeNuccio, Brooke Nyman and Christina O’Brien. more
Lauren Soares has been named sales and marketing manager of the Executive Development Center at Bryant University. Soares brings more than 15 years of experience to the position, most recently serving as a senior account manager for Providence … more
Princeton University must face a lawsuit challenging its New Jersey property-tax exemption, a state appeals court ruled in clearing the way for a trial that could affect the tax status of all nonprofit colleges. more
As a researcher for the College & University Research Collaborative, Jonathan Harris, an assistant professor of design at Johnson & Wales University, is exploring whether bike paths and mass transit in the state cater to millennials – or should. more
Despite the increasing enrollment in charter schools and mayoral academies in Rhode Island, the topic of school choice has been not found itself often onto the front pages of the public discussion. But it will soon. more
Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis, president of Bay View Academy, was selected as one of the 2015 Three Wise Women by the National Organization of Italian Women. Pacifico-DeBenedictis was born in Avellino, Italy, and she moved to Massachusetts when she was 7. She has had a longstanding career in Catholic education, beginning as a middle school teacher in South Boston. She soon moved from teaching to administration, where she held several leadership roles in Catholic schools around Massachusetts. Pacifico-DeBenedictis is involved with NEASC, serving as a chairperson, commission member and speaker. She holds a master’s degree in school administration from Emmanuel College and she is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she is pursuing her degree in leadership in urban education. Pacifico-DeBenedictis will be honored on Jan. 27, during the organization’s Rhode Island Epiphany Celebration. more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected the University of Rhode Island to conduct research designed to make coastline communities more resilient to severe coastal hazards. more
In a rare bit of good news for students facing hefty college bills, interest rates on federal student loans are expected to head lower soon. more
“What you did on summer vacation” takes on a new meaning through the expanding Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative. more
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