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URI to Host International Experts for Conference on Future of Quantum Computing

The University of Rhode Island will host more than a dozen international experts in the growing field of quantum information science in October for the inaugural Frontiers in Quantum Computing conference in celebration of the launch of URI’s new...
22-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From Satellite to Smartphone, App Warns Public of Unsafe Water

University of Rhode Island College of Engineering Professor Ali Shafqat Akanda and a team of researchers have developed an application for smartphones called CholeraMap to serve as an early warning device for cholera.
8-Jul-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neuroscience Scholarship Dedicated to Golf Journalist Tim Rosaforte ’77

The University of Rhode Island has established an endowed scholarship for undergraduates in the field of neuroscience. The scholarship is named in honor of James Tim Rosaforte III ’77, an accomplished sports journalist and author well known in the...
15-Jun-2021 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI students learn about animal behavior by training chickens to perform tasks

Each of the 13 students in URI Assistant Professor Justin Richard’s class is assigned a chicken and is instructed to train it to do several required behaviors, as well as other behaviors the students choose themselves. All train the birds to...
17-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Compact deployment system makes exploring deep seas easier

The answers to many of life’s mysteries have been discovered far below the surface of the seas. However, getting to those depths has not been easy. Thanks to a new fiber optic reel system invented by Brennan Phillips, an assistant professor of...
12-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New data provides clearer picture of historic volcano collapse

Data collected by University of Rhode Island Professor Stéphan Grilli and his colleagues will appear in Nature Communications, which is considered one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journals.
7-May-2021 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI Board of Trustees names Monash provost, senior vice president Marc Parlange next University of Rhode Island president

The Board of Trustees of the University of Rhode Island has announced the selection of Professor Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Australia, as URI’s 12th president. He will succeed David M. Dooley, who...
13-Apr-2021 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Smart Bandage’ detects, could prevent infections

URI chemical engineering professor embeds nanosensors in microfibers to create ‘smart bandage’
12-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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