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Arts and Sciences Technical Support

A&S Information Technologist

Christopher Hinkson
Information Technologist
A&S / Media & Technology Services
MTS, University Library
Kingston RI 02881

Phone: (401) 874-7296
Fax: (401) 874-4395



URI Technical Resources

McAffee Virus protection:

Wireless Network and Internet:


Faculty & Staff Technology Toolkit:

Software Ordering

Dell Marketing, Christopher Moore:

Telephone: 847-668-2064

Fax: 866-549-8213

Peoplesoft Vendor ID: 0000001810


URI Help Desk:

Telephone: 401-874-HELP  (4357)


Software licenses are available (but not limited to) for the following operating systems & software packages:

Windows Software

  • Windows 7 Pro, 32/64 Bit: $55
  • Windows 8 Pro, 32/64 Bit: $55
  • Acrobat Pro 10 (X): $65
  • Office 2010 Pro Plus: $55
  • Office 2013 Pro Plus: $55
  • Key Server $20
  • Geographic Information System (ArcGIS): (Prices dependent on configuration)

Macintosh Software

  • Mac Adobe Acrobat Pro. 10 (X) $65
  • Mac OS 10.7: $20
  • Mac OS 10.8: $15
  • Mac Office 2011: $45
  • Key Server $20


For a full listing of software, prices and system requirements please go to:


Hardware Ordering

URI Vendor Ordering:ation:

Ram Computer:

Search for a Vendor on the State MPA:

The URI Purchasing Manual:


> Other Suggestions <

Tiger Direct:



Crucial (Memory Purchases)

Other World Computing:

Dell Computer:

Suggested Freeware Applications and Utilities's Open Office:

Malewarebytes Maleware cleanup & protection

Piriform's Ccleaner (for cleaning Windows of Temp files, Cache files, Installer residue etc.):

Apple iTunes:

Apple Quicktime:

VLC media Player:

Audacity (sound editor):


Spybot (Spyware/Malware protection):

Suggested Web Browsers, Email Clients and other Internet related Applications

Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird:

Google Chrome:

Apple Safari:

Opera Software's Opera:

Adobe Flash, Air, Reader & Shockwave:

AOL Instant Messenger:

ICQ Instant Messaging:

Filezilla FTP Client & Server:

Pidgin (Universal Chat Client):

URI Email

Webmail/Zimbra main:

URI Email Help and Information:

URI e-Campus

Peoplesoft e-Campus main:

e-Campus help:

tech news & announcements

What's Happening with Technology in Arts & Sciences Right Now:


Adobe Software Orders:

Adobe has shifted all Adobe products to the Adobe Cloud service, so all Adobe software purchases for the University of Rhode Island are to be made with RAM Computers.


Security Awareness

Awareness remains one of the most effective methods of keeping your data, your computer, and even your IT systems safe. Each person has a duty to maintain an awareness of potential threats and safe practices while computing. Your cyber security is often as strong as you and your neighbor’s password, updated software, and even common sense while computing. While cyber threats will never be eliminated, they can be limited through awareness and education.


Suggested Virus Protection for University of Rhode Island Employees & Students:

URI Site Licensed version of McAfee Anti-Virus (For Mac & Windows):

(Click here to view URI's McAfee-

Download & Updates page)


 Alternative "Free" Virus/Internet Security software for Max OS X:

Avira Free Mac Security

(Download Here)

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

(Download Here)


More advanced Tech information, news, downloads, instructions available by clicking here.