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Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday. more
With the launch last week of the first two of three free Massive Open Online Courses, Brown University has joined the cutting edge of online higher education for the masses. more
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
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The R.I. Board of Governors for Higher Education has voted to change state policy banning campus police from carrying guns, clearing the way for the University of Rhode Island to arm its officers. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has become the first state in the country to adopt a new national standard for K-12 science education. more
PROVIDENCE – The Corporation of Brown University last month approved more than $38 million in donations to the university, while taking no action on a proposal to end the school’s investments in coal companies. more
NORTH KINGSTOWN – The developer of the Hotel Providence has entered into an agreement to turn an empty elementary school into a conference and event center and boutique hotel. more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth launched a long-term strategic planning process aimed at plotting the school’s course for the next decade. more
Seniors in the New Bedford High School National Honor Society recently presented a $1,000 check to the Schwartz Center for Children in the Little Theater at New Bedford High School. The funds were raised through a teacher talent show they organized. Each teacher chose a charity to compete for and the winner donated all of the show’s proceeds to the charity of their choice. Aja Beach, a French teacher at the high school, won the talent show with an original inspirational rap song that she wrote about following your dreams, which was accompanied by a hip hop-infused tap dance. more
Anne De Stefano recently earned the Alumna of the Year award from the Rhode Island College Alumni Association. De Stefano, who is a 1966 graduate of the college, earned a bachelor’s degree in history and taught in the Cranston Public School system from 1966 to 1980. In 1973, she co-founded the Conference and Meeting Assistance Corp., a transportation-consulting company, with her husband, Robert De Stefano. She served as its president from 1980 to 1995. She has served as a member and chair of the Providence Convention Bureau, and is currently a member of the St. Elizabeth Community and Rhode Island College Foundation board. more
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