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How to Keep Your Garden Up in the Middle of a Drought

KINGSTON, R.I. – August 1, 2022 – For backyard gardeners, mild droughts and water ban restrictions common during the summer months can be a cause for concern. Kate Venturini Hardesty, a program administrator and educator with the University of...
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URI doctoral student among 80 graduate students chosen for U.S. Department of Energy program

URI doctoral student Cali Antolini receives six month fellowship at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago to research photochemical and photocatalytic reactions and photovoltaic material performance.
15-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists, Students Set Deepwater Coring Record for Atlantic Ocean

A URI-led expedition to the Puerto Rico Trench took what researchers believe to be the deepest water core samples ever taken in the Atlantic. They’re also the deepest water cores taken anywhere in the oceans since 1962.
3-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean explorer Robert Ballard will deliver University of Rhode Island commencement address, May 22

Ocean explorer and professor of oceanography Robert Ballard will deliver the keynote address for the University of Rhode Island’s 136th Undergraduate Commencement. WaterFire founder and executive artistic director Barnaby M. Evans will receive an...
26-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island Sponsors National Workshop on Developing Bioenergy Crops

KINGSTON, RI – April 11, 2022 – Albert Kausch, director of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, is welcoming 11 scientists from across the nation and Argentina to a 10-day National Science Foundation and...
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URI professor co-authors new American Heart Association guidelines

KINGSTON, R.I. — April 7, 2022 — Following heart-healthy nutritional guidance often proves to be a difficult commitment. But the American Heart Association is making it simpler to follow in its new guidelines, and a University of Rhode Island...
7-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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2022 URI Thewlis Lecture tackles the impact of ageism on health and longevity, creating a more age-just society

On April 6, URI will host Yale Professor Becca R. Levy as presenter of the 2022 Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics. “Ageism and You: Why It Matters” will cover the impact of ageism on health and longevity. Levy is a public health...
22-Mar-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI engineering students work with NASA on nuclear thermal propulsion for human mission to Mars

KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 7, 2022 – Thirteen University of Rhode Island mechanical engineering students are working with NASA and other prestigious universities on a project that could cut in half the travel time for a human mission to Mars. The...
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URI supply chain management professors talk turkey about holiday supply chain disruptions

KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 1, 2021 – This holiday season, consumers will again face product shortages and shipping delays as they try to stock their cupboards for Thanksgiving and fill their closets with holiday gifts, say three supply chain...
4-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EDT

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Expert on Hurricane Forecasting Models

20-Jul-2021 9:35 AM EDT

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URI professor plays prominent role in development of PBS Kids’ show Elinor Wonders Why

University of Rhode Island Professor of Education Sara Sweetman helped build the foundation for success of PBS Kids show Elinor Wonders Why™ among others
17-May-2021 9:40 AM EDT

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Hurricane season is here. URI’s Isaac Ginis uses computer modeling to predict the power of storms.

22-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on how to keep motivated and maintain weight during COVID-19

27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT

Expert offering guidance on the minimum daily dose of physical activity during COVID-19

27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT

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URI demographer addresses federal report on decline in U.S. birthrate

23-May-2019 12:45 PM EDT

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URI history professor Joëlle Rollo-Koster is an expert on the papacy, French culture, medieval history, Game of Thrones

21-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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