University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography was awarded $2.99 million by the National Science Foundation to embark on a research expedition next August aboard Newport-based SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to Canada’s Arctic’s Northwest Passage to document the changing environment in that region.
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Johnson & Wales University announced Thursday its new Center for Science and Innovation has been named after John J. Bowen, the school’s chancellor, in honor of the work he has done in that position.
Which startup this year has the best business pitch in Rhode Island? Six Rhode Island entrepreneurs hope to answer that question next month during the “Get Started RI” business pitch competition hosted by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine.
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An advisory committee of the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday recommended a package of incentives for GE Digital, the new technology-based division of General Electric Co., which could encourage creation of 300 jobs in Providence.