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NOAA announces new $94 million ocean exploration institute led by University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I., – May 6, 2019 – The University of Rhode Island will lead a new $94 million consortium to support ocean exploration, responsible resource management, improved scientific understanding of the deep sea and strengthen the nation’s...
6-May-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI biologist, colleagues warn of peril from biological invasions as White House proposes to halve funding

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning...
30-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Media Advisory: URI students depart April 18 for six-day oceanographic research expedition

Student research trip aboard R/V Endeavor, notice of media availability and remote interview capabilities
17-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

URI Researcher Calculates Temperature Inside Moon to Help Reveal Its Inner Structure

Little is known about the inner structure of the moon, but a major step forward was made by a University of Rhode Island scientist who conducted experiments that enabled her to determine the temperature at the boundary of the moon’s core and...
1-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


URI nursing study shows benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping on brain development in healthy babies

A five-minute delay in the clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords results in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early-life functional development, a new University of Rhode Island nursing study has found.
13-Feb-2019 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

URI history professor leading international team compiling a history of the papacy

Joëlle Rollo-Koster, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island, is heading an international team of scholars that is creating a landmark work on the history of the papacy commissioned by Cambridge University Press.
31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


URI Ocean Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Make Part at Sea

Four University of Rhode Island ocean engineering students demonstrated that they not only could keep a 3D printer level while at sea, but they could replicate a piece of equipment that works as effectively as the original. Josh Allder, Grady...
29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ryan Institute at URI Receives Approval for Clinical Trial Targeting the Blood Vessels in Alzheimer’s Disease

In a pioneering clinical trial that will attack Alzheimer’s disease by targeting inflammation in the brain’s blood vessels, researchers at the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience have received regulatory approval to initiate the BEACON...
14-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert available to discuss impact of U.S. imposed tariffs on Chinese goods

17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT


URI History Professor Uses ‘Game of Thrones’ to Help Students Understand Medieval History

12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT


URI Professor’s Book Reveals World of Migrant Dairy Workers Who Are ‘Milking in the Shadows’

University of Rhode Island Professor Julie Keller's book, “Milking in the Shadows,” published in January by Rutgers University Press and the first book in its Inequality at Work series, looks at the Mexican migrants’ journeys from villages in...
25-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

URI Professor Examines Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reefs, Shellfish

Professor is studying how a variety of marine organisms are responding to changes in their environment. Focusing on reef-building corals and other shelled creatures that are threatened by increasing temperatures and ocean acidification, she is...
20-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST

Project Pumpkin: Professor and Students Harvest 17 New and Experimental Varieties of Pumpkins

URI Professor harvests student enthusiasm with hands-on research.
27-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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