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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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URI, Rensselaer collaborate on fast, accurate test with potential of verifying purity of pharmaceutical heparin

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have teamed up to perfect a fast, accurate test combining the use of a solid-state nanopore and machine learning to verify the identity and purity of synthetic...
11-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Kinesiology study uses motion capture technology to examine ‘swimmer’s shoulder’

Graduate students Tabatha Hartshorn and Kendra Graham aim to prevent, treat repetitive motion injuries, especially in swimmers
11-Mar-2021 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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