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R.I. Schools Offer Dual Degree in Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies

URI Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students can apply to Johnson & Wales’ Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program after completing their fourth year of the six-year pharmacy program. Applications began in the spring.
4-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Graduate School of Oceanography Hosts NASA-Led Exploration of Deep Sea

Scientists with a NASA-led expedition are operating from the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography as colleagues explore the deep Pacific Ocean to prepare to search for life in deep space.
28-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researcher Develops New Contaminant Detection Technique for Blood Thinner Heparin

In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large portion of the supply of the popular blood thinner heparin, sickening hundreds and killing about 100 in the U.S.
17-Aug-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Indicates Long-Legged Lizards Better Adapted for Hurricane Survival

Jason Kolbe has been thinking about hurricanes and lizards for many years. The University of Rhode Island professor of biological sciences has measured the length of lizard legs and the size of their toe pads to assess how those factors influence...
17-Aug-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four URI scientists among 100 researchers on NASA-led expedition to North Pacific

Four scientists from the University of Rhode Island are among 100 researchers from 30 institutions who shipped out of Seattle today to embark on a month-long expedition to study microscopic organisms that live deep in the ocean and play a critical...
10-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: ADHD Drugs Do Not Improve Cognition in Healthy College Students

Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at the...
19-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Origami-Inspired Device Enables Easy Capture, Release of Delicate Underwater Organisms  

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied — like jellyfish, squid, and octopus — and are...
19-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI-Led Consortium Selected to Operate New Research Ship to Replace R/V Endeavor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in...
12-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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