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RI-INBRE secures $21 million NIH grant to support biomedical research and training across Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island announced today that it has secured a five-year, $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program from 2024 to 2029. This...
13-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Long-term ocean sampling in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay reveals plummeting plankton levels: impact uncertain for local food web

Digitizing decades worth of pre-computer files held in storage at the Narragansett Bay campus let oceanographers at the University of Rhode Island get a better picture of Narragansett Bay over time. URI operates the longest-running time series in...
20-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Seafloor life devastated near explosive volcanic eruption in Pacific, URI research shows

A University of Rhode Island oceanographer leading her first research cruise in the southern Pacific uncovered a surprise when her vessel looked below the waters in the Polynesian nation of Tonga.
13-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Increased physical activity can spur cognitive development, help children manage symptoms of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can impact many common childhood milestones and cognitive processes, such as decision-making, inhibitory control, language development, and goal-setting.
10-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI-led team finds direct evidence of ‘itinerant breeding’ in East Coast shorebird species

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 17, 2024 – Migration and reproduction are two of the most demanding events in a bird’s annual cycle, so much so that the vast majority of migratory birds separate the two tasks into different times of the year. But a...
17-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI study examines audio-visual speech perception in parents of children with autism

Direct relatives of people with autism sometimes display similar traits, in a much milder form that may not even be noticed outside a lab. While the Broad Autism Phenotype—mild, sub-clinical autistic characteristics or behaviors in first-degree...
16-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI Couple and Family Therapy program to increase family therapy in addiction treatment, improve patient and family outcomes

Substance use disorder, particularly involving opioids, is a continuing crisis in the country, impacting not just the person suffering from addiction, but also those closest to them.
25-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Does Social Justice Have to Do with Evolution? Everything.

Award-winning Central Falls High School biology teacher David Upegui, Ph.D., teamed up with URI paleontologist David Fastovsky to write a book aimed at helping teachers incorporate social justice into the biology curriculum.
11-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI invasive species expert co-leads two global studies published in two Nature journals

The spread of invasive alien species has long been recognized as a global threat to nature and people. In September, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for the United Nations issued a global...
6-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT

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URI Professor Explores Transgender Movements in Research and the Classroom

KINGSTON, R.I. – Oct. 4, 2023 – Growing up in Portland, Oregon, in a Quaker family, Joy Ellison got their first taste of protest rallies when they were 6 years old.Ellison, who joined the University of Rhode Island last fall as an assistant...
5-Oct-2023 11:45 AM EDT

URI business professor, colleagues look at mortality and leadership succession in family business

By 2030, more than 30% of family businesses in the U.S. will lose their aging leaders to retirement, or death. Many of those leaders don’t have a strategy for letting go of their business, turning it over to a successor, or selling it. While it is...
21-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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