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Computer science professor exploring log-in solutions for people with upper extremity impairment

Backed by a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, URI Prof. Krishna Venkatasubramanian is researching computer authentication problems faced by people with upper extremity impairment with a goal of developing software that...
18-Dec-2020 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Efficient In-person voting observed by URI VOTES research team

The 2020 election is all but complete, but a team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island is still crunching the numbers – not the number of votes, but the statistics used to determine the efficiency of in-person voting in Rhode Island,...
30-Nov-2020 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

URI engineering professor helping ALS patients use their brains to communicate

Doug Sawyer was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, 11 years ago.
25-Jun-2020 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI Anthropology Professor Challenges Evolutionary Narratives of Big, Competitive Men and Broad, Birthing Women

Poring over decades of existing research, University of Rhode Island Professor Holly Dunsworth has reevaluated and rewritten the narrow, reigning theories for sex differences in height and pelvic width in a new paper, “Expanding the evolutionary...
11-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Courageous journalists: URI’s Taricani Lecture Series honors late journalist with discussion on First Amendment

The University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media hosts the Taricani Lecture Series on First Amendment Rights. The series, which will be streamed live, opens Tuesday, June 16, with award-winning journalists and authors...
11-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI appoints NASA scientist to lead Graduate School of Oceanography

KINGSTON, R.I. – MAY 11, 2020 – The University of Rhode has announced the appointment of NASA scientist Paula S. Bontempi as dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography. An alumna of GSO and a biological oceanographer for more than 25 years,...
11-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI study finds PBS KIDS Series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™ boosts preschoolers’ understanding of science, engineering

A study led by the University of Rhode Island has found that preschool children who interacted with multimedia learning materials created for the PBS KIDS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™ provided opportunities to learn about...
24-Apr-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, is looking for a way to help through technology. Venkatasubramanian has teamed with the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission to...
28-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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