The University of Rhode Island (commonly referred to as URI) is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island.
Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additionally, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich.
The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in 79 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study through seven academic colleges. These colleges include Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Science and Services, Environment and Life Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy. Another college, University College (UC) serves primarily as an advising college for all incoming undergraduates and follows them through their enrollment at URI.
The University currently enrolls about 13,589 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students.
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URI researchers tracking changes to ocean floor - WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
December 9, 2016 - It's because of that researchers at the University of Rhode Island are working to develop a better system of tracking and documenting those changes. Using high-tech equipment, URI researchers are mapping habitat changes along the coast of Fire Island ...
URI to host conference on paid family leave Dec. 9 - URI Today (press release)
December 8, 2016 - Last year, three researchers, Barb Silver, assistant research professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island's Schmidt Labor Research Center, Helen Mederer, URI professor of sociology, who holds a dual appointment at the Schmidt Center, and ...
Council votes to negotiate URI president contract's renewal - The Providence Journal
December 8, 2016 - His tenure in Rhode Island has been marked by a significant increase in URI's research programs in many fields, and expansion of the school's presence beyond its main campus in South Kingstown, notably in Providence, where the university is soon to ...
URI oceanographers, scientists to present research at international science meeting, Dec. 12-16 - URI Today (press release)
December 7, 2016 - KINGSTON, R.I., Dec. 7, 2016 —Submerged Native American sites, fault zones off the southern California shore and the impact of sea-ice melting on waves in the Arctic might seem like disparate topics, but they actually have one thing in common: They ...
URI's student-managed Ram Fund more than triples to $325000 - URI Today (press release)
December 6, 2016 - KINGSTON, R.I. — December 6, 2016 — Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, about 15 students enter Ballantine Hall, Room 103 at the University of Rhode Island for The Ram Fund class. In a typical classroom, the students settle ... The URI College of ...
URI scientist: Rare childhood disease linked to major cancer gene - EurekAlert (press release)
December 1, 2016 - A team of researchers led by a University of Rhode Island scientist has discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia, and a major cancer gene called PTEN. The discovery improves the understanding of ...
History professor receives academic award from French government - URI Today (press release)
November 29, 2016 - KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 29, 2016—Joëlle Rollo-Koster, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island and a renowned medieval scholar, has received an international honor from the French government for her research and writings. Rollo-Koster, who ...
URI mechanical engineering professor simulates bomb blasts to study how things break apart - URI Today (press release)
November 29, 2016 - In his cavernous laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, Arun Shukla—the Simon Ostrach Professor of Mechanical Engineering at URI—is finding answers to those questions and more as he studies how and why things break apart. His research is ...
Six Rhode Island Companies to Receive Innovation Voucher Awards - GoLocalProv
November 22, 2016 - "These six projects represent so much of what is great about Rhode Island - innovative businesses, world-renowned educational institutions, top-tier talent, and first-class research and development programs. When local companies are better able to ...
URI's Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition to partner with Plug In America in promoting electric vehicle use - URI Today (press release)
November 22, 2016 - KINGSTON, R.I. – November 22, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Plug In America $500,000 to invest in the promotion and adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. The University of ...
University of Rhode Island (URI) research articles from Innovation Toronto
- MIT engineers hand “cognitive” control to underwater robots – May 8, 2015
- URI researchers invent lab-on-paper for rapid, inexpensive medical diagnostics – March 4, 2015
- Deep Carbon Observatory scientists discover quick recipe for producing hydrogen
- URI researchers release new biological agent to fight invasive weed
- Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales
- Four ways to harvest solar heat from roads
- Dawn of the Frankenfish
- Student creates cost-effective self-healing concrete?