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Katharine Hazard Flynn has worked for the business community – specifically, the finance industry on Wall Street – and with the business community, through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Now, in her new role as executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, she is working for the university as well as for and with business and industry, seeking to connect employers with opportunities that “engage” URI’s resources, faculty and student body for mutual benefit. more
The University of Rhode Island is one of the bidders proposing to host the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center when the contract for its current space at Johnson & Wales University expires on Dec. 31. more
Chad Jenkins, an associate professor of computer science at Brown University, waited a few extra years to take his first sabbatical, but made sure when he did take time off, he made it count. more
Stonehill College admitted 244 fewer applicants for the current fall semester, in an attempt to relieve pressure on the college’s housing resources, the Boston Business Journal reported Friday. more
Rhode Island School of Design has a long and rich history of commitment to the state’s progress and economic development. In 1877, a group of 34 forward-thinking women – members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission – envisioned the importance of art and design as vital to the state’s manufacturing economy when they founded Rhode Island School of Design. Part of RISD’s original mission was “to teach artisans in drawing, painting, modeling and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of art to the requirements of trade and manufacture.” more
One of University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley’s goals is to make URI a larger player nationally in game-changing research. The payoffs for success in that realm reach far beyond a higher profile for the school, its faculty and administration. more
PROVIDENCE – Ugandan playwright George Seremba has been named recipient of Brown University’s 2013-14 International Writers Project Fellowship. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Institute for Immunology and Informatics, also known as iCubed, does not rely on the university to finance its faculty salaries, and none of its faculty are tenured, meaning that expansion of any individual investigator’s program is entirely dependent on whether they publish and win grants, said director Dr. Anne S. De Groot. Faculty members who win grants get more space and equipment and control their own funding. more
Providence is bringing an end to indefinite property-tax breaks for large development projects. more
Tuition and fees at private, non- profit U.S. colleges rose 3.6 percent in 2013-2014, the smallest increase in more than 40 years, as families struggle to afford college costs. more
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