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URI launches ‘Plastics: Land to Sea’ web platform

A new University of Rhode Island web platform, “Plastics: Land to Sea,” has been launched as part of an ongoing collaborative initiative to provide the science community with a burgeoning array of data resources and tools designed to inform and...
1-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quantum computing pioneer Umesh Vazirani to give Cruickshank Lecture as part of three-day conference

University of California, Berkeley Professor Umesh Vazirani, a pioneer in quantum computing algorithms and complexity theory, will deliver the annual University of Rhode Island Cruickshank Lecture on Monday, Oct. 18, in conjunction with the...
13-Oct-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI leads team of researchers awarded $1.5 million NOAA grant

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Penn State University have been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the effects of sea level rise and how it may exacerbate...
1-Oct-2021 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

URI to Host International Experts for Conference on Future of Quantum Computing

The University of Rhode Island will host more than a dozen international experts in the growing field of quantum information science in October for the inaugural Frontiers in Quantum Computing conference in celebration of the launch of URI’s new...
22-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From Satellite to Smartphone, App Warns Public of Unsafe Water

University of Rhode Island College of Engineering Professor Ali Shafqat Akanda and a team of researchers have developed an application for smartphones called CholeraMap to serve as an early warning device for cholera.
8-Jul-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neuroscience Scholarship Dedicated to Golf Journalist Tim Rosaforte ’77

The University of Rhode Island has established an endowed scholarship for undergraduates in the field of neuroscience. The scholarship is named in honor of James Tim Rosaforte III ’77, an accomplished sports journalist and author well known in the...
15-Jun-2021 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI students learn about animal behavior by training chickens to perform tasks

Each of the 13 students in URI Assistant Professor Justin Richard’s class is assigned a chicken and is instructed to train it to do several required behaviors, as well as other behaviors the students choose themselves. All train the birds to...
17-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Compact deployment system makes exploring deep seas easier

The answers to many of life’s mysteries have been discovered far below the surface of the seas. However, getting to those depths has not been easy. Thanks to a new fiber optic reel system invented by Brennan Phillips, an assistant professor of...
12-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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Expert on Hurricane Forecasting Models

20-Jul-2021 9:35 AM EDT

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URI professor plays prominent role in development of PBS Kids’ show Elinor Wonders Why

University of Rhode Island Professor of Education Sara Sweetman helped build the foundation for success of PBS Kids show Elinor Wonders Why™ among others
17-May-2021 9:40 AM EDT

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Hurricane season is here. URI’s Isaac Ginis uses computer modeling to predict the power of storms.

22-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on how to keep motivated and maintain weight during COVID-19

27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT

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

27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT

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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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