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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.
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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

University of Rhode Island Announces URI Online degree and certificate programs

KINGSTON, R.I. — February 20, 2020, — The University of Rhode Island has announced a new degree and certificate initiative, URI Online, which provides students and professionals access to a URI education anywhere and anytime across the globe....
20-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island, BayCare and Butler Hospital team up to test retinal scanning for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

The five-year, $5 million Atlas of Retinal Imaging in Alzheimer’s Study (ARIAS) is sponsored by BayCare Health System’s Morton Plant Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital and funded largely by Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation and St....
6-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT

Expert offering guidance on the minimum daily dose of physical activity during COVID-19

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URI demographer addresses federal report on decline in U.S. birthrate

23-May-2019 12:45 PM EDT

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URI history professor Joëlle Rollo-Koster is an expert on the papacy, French culture, medieval history, Game of Thrones

21-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Expert available to discuss impact of U.S. imposed tariffs on Chinese goods

17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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URI History Professor Uses ‘Game of Thrones’ to Help Students Understand Medieval History

12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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URI Professor’s Book Reveals World of Migrant Dairy Workers Who Are ‘Milking in the Shadows’

University of Rhode Island Professor Julie Keller's book, “Milking in the Shadows,” published in January by Rutgers University Press and the first book in its Inequality at Work series, looks at the Mexican migrants’ journeys from villages in...
25-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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

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