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Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences

Virtual Tour & Live Construction Video Feeds

Thanks to the generous support of Rhode Island voters, construction of the new Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences is underway.

Map for Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences (click on image to view main Tour/Video page)


 View from the South

 View from the North

 Close-up from South


 Construction Video:

 View from the South

 View from the North

 Close-up from South


Distinguished Visiting International Scholars


The Departments of Political Science and Economics have been selected to host this fall's Distinguished Visiting International Scholars, Hamed El-Said, Ph.D., from the United Kingdom, and Miguel Coyula and Humberto Miranda, from Cuba. These prominent scholars will provide global perspectives on challenging political and economic issues. Please click the Visiting Scholars' names above to connect to their respective weekly schedules.


Congratulations to the College of Arts and Sciences
2013 Excellence Awardees:

Administrative Excellence: Paula McGlasson, Chair of Theatre
Administrative Support Excellence: Bonnie Bosworth, Theatre
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring: Margaret Rogers, Psychology
Excellence in Undergraduate Advising: David Howard, Theatre
Maitland P. Simmons Research Excellence in Science and Mathematics: David Freeman, Chemistry
Research Excellence: Kathleen Davis, English
Teaching Excellence, Tenure Track: Ann Danis, Music
Teaching Excellence, Lecturer: Daniel Carpenter, Classical Studies, Languages


news and notes

Check out the video about the Harrington School of Communication and Media, created by URI alum Dan Riordan's Gnarly Bay Productions:

URI Theatre 2013/2014 Season:

"Be Aggressive

by Annie Weisman

"How The Other Half Lives

by Alan Ayckbourn

"Crimes of the Heart

by Beth Henley


by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse

For more information click Here

For a copy of the Season Flyer click Here

Audition information for "Chicago" and "Crimes of the Heart" Here


Using a 50-year-old technology that’s been reinvented as an archaeological tool, Kate Johnson ’06 digs up the lost farms of New England

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Big Thinkers in the College of Arts and Sciences:


2014 graduate Sylvia Bogusz

Major: Communication studies, Italian

Look at Sylvia Bogusz’s resume, and you might think—just another college over-achiever. Think again. Nowhere does she list her triumphs over near-fatal injuries she suffered when a drunken driver hit her in 2007, nor does she let that define her. Read more

Former URI Soccer player participating in the 2014 World Cup for the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team

Geoff Cameron

If former Rhody soccer player Geoff Cameron’s big idea was to play in the World Cup, then he’s going to need a new big idea. That’s because he is now on the U.S. men’s national team roster for the 2014 World Cup this summer in Brazil, and he’s already competed with the team in a win against Ghana and a tied match with Portugal in the competition’s opening round. Read more

Click here for the College of Arts & Sciences New Archive