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URI team develops app for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A team from the University of Rhode Island, working alongside the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission and consultants with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has developed an app that teaches adults with intellectual and...
20-Jul-2023 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI oceanography professor’s computer modeling system to help keep R.I. officials ahead of strong storms

With hurricane season just starting, Rhode Island has a new storm modeling system that will provide state and local emergency management officials with up-to-the-second information on wind strength and flooding to allow them to make real-time...
28-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island, Flinders University (Australia) formalize partnership in support of AUKUS Agreement

The University of Rhode Island has formalized a research and education partnership with Australia’s Flinders University that advances AUKUS, a security partnership signed by the governments of the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom....
26-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wealthy white homeowners more likely to see financial benefits from land conservation, study shows

Land conservation projects do more than preserve open space and natural ecosystems. They can also boost property values for homeowners living nearby. But a new study finds that those financial benefits are unequally distributed among demographic...
25-Apr-2023 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI professor discusses worsening child labor in the United States

With the issue of child labor in the U.S. – particularly among migrant children – coming under new scrutiny, URI Professor of Political Science Brendan Skip Mark lends his expertise to provide context around the issue. Prof. Mark is co-director...
14-Mar-2023 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI researcher discusses parasitic fungus at the heart of HBO sci-fi series

If you’re a fan of HBO’s post-apocalyptic series “The Last of Us” – or the video game that inspired it – you’ve probably heard the term Cordyceps. In the show, the parasitic fungus has mutated, graduating from infecting insects to...
13-Mar-2023 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Proximity to electric vehicle charging stations positively impacts home values

A new study finds that proximity to electric vehicle charging stations (EVCSs) can raise property values depending on where homes are situated. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island, the University of...
31-Jan-2023 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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URI professor’s new book looks at internal divisions in Ukraine that contributed to current conflict with Russia

On a Fulbright research trip to Ukraine in 2014, Nicolai Petro had a front row seat to the eruption of the Maidan revolution, which led to the ouster of the country’s president who sought closer ties to Russia.  The revolution also exposed the...
19-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

URI supply chain management professors talk turkey about holiday supply chain disruptions

KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 1, 2021 – This holiday season, consumers will again face product shortages and shipping delays as they try to stock their cupboards for Thanksgiving and fill their closets with holiday gifts, say three supply chain...
4-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EDT

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