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URI education professor teaming with PBS Kids’ ‘Elinor Wonders Why’ on $3.4M research grant

KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 6, 2023 – Sara Sweetman, associate professor of education at the University of Rhode Island, and the creators of the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids show “Elinor Wonders Why” are enlisting Elinor, a curious little bunny, and...
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Less is (often) more when it comes to health impact of children on parents later in life, new study says

A first-of-its kind-study by researchers at the University of Rhode Island, the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Padua examines the association between number of children and several...
19-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI, UMass Chan Medical School researchers developing high-tech armband to help people with opioid-use disorder

The opioid epidemic has continued unabated since its start in the 1990s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 280,000 people in the U.S, died from overdoses involving prescription opioids from 1999 to 2021.
19-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI Metcalf Institute Appoints Veteran Journalist Fara Warner as New Executive Director

KINGSTON, R.I. – Oct. 4, 2023 – The University of Rhode Island Metcalf Institute today announced the appointment of Fara Warner, a veteran journalist with a deep background in climate communication and editorial leadership, as its new executive...
5-Oct-2023 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI team develops app for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A team from the University of Rhode Island, working alongside the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission and consultants with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has developed an app that teaches adults with intellectual and...
20-Jul-2023 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI oceanography professor’s computer modeling system to help keep R.I. officials ahead of strong storms

With hurricane season just starting, Rhode Island has a new storm modeling system that will provide state and local emergency management officials with up-to-the-second information on wind strength and flooding to allow them to make real-time...
28-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island, Flinders University (Australia) formalize partnership in support of AUKUS Agreement

The University of Rhode Island has formalized a research and education partnership with Australia’s Flinders University that advances AUKUS, a security partnership signed by the governments of the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom....
26-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wealthy white homeowners more likely to see financial benefits from land conservation, study shows

Land conservation projects do more than preserve open space and natural ecosystems. They can also boost property values for homeowners living nearby. But a new study finds that those financial benefits are unequally distributed among demographic...
25-Apr-2023 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI Professor Explores Transgender Movements in Research and the Classroom

KINGSTON, R.I. – Oct. 4, 2023 – Growing up in Portland, Oregon, in a Quaker family, Joy Ellison got their first taste of protest rallies when they were 6 years old.Ellison, who joined the University of Rhode Island last fall as an assistant...
5-Oct-2023 11:45 AM EDT

URI business professor, colleagues look at mortality and leadership succession in family business

By 2030, more than 30% of family businesses in the U.S. will lose their aging leaders to retirement, or death. Many of those leaders don’t have a strategy for letting go of their business, turning it over to a successor, or selling it. While it is...
21-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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