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Brown University’s decision to expand its School of Engineering within its College Hill campus was driven in part by analysis of an extensive collection of data involving faculty, staff and students, including an elaborate map that tracked regular travel patterns in order to best determine the location of new buildings. more
Joseph L. Dowling III has been named the new chief investment officer at Brown University effective June 2013, the school announced Thursday. more
Three Brown University Professors – David Cane, Rose McDermott and Walter Strauss – have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the school announced Wednesday. more
The University of Rhode Island now is offering a green business double major, which it says is one of the country’s first undergraduate programs focused on green business. more
Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies at Brown University, has been selected as the new director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, effective July 1. Rose will succeed Evelyn Hu-deHart, who has led the academic center since 2002, according to a release from Brown. more
With its plan to expand educational efforts in downtown Providence, Roger Williams University is doing more than energizing its offerings. It will help boost the capital city as well. more
I have been blessed to live and work all my life in Providence and to represent this great city as mayor. Many times in the past, I have seen the city’s leaders rise to the challenge of changing economic circumstances. Often, this challenge is manifested in the plight of a landmark downtown building that is empty and seemingly without prospects. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley this month launched a consumer-protection campaign that includes free educational training across the state and a new website offering resources for consumers related to for-profit schools. more
Before it opened a bucolic Bristol campus in 1969, Roger Williams University was a city school with roots in Providence dating back to 1919. more
Bryant University freshman Ashley Cardona, front, blue T-shirt, joins students and other members of the university community for a one-mile run on campus April 16, in support of those affected by the Boston Marathon attack. Cardona, an international business major, suggested the run to university officials as a unified show of support against violence and for the families affected by the tragedy. Bryant also observed one minute of silence in memory of those lost or injured in the April 15 bombing near the race’s finish line. more
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