Colored sand used in the construction of the mandala of compassion in the University of Rhode Island's Memorial Union

Beautiful impermanence

Developing compassion: It figures prominently in the work of URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies this year.

URI 2017 Fall Colloquium: Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything

Honors Colloquium Examines ‘Origins’

Scientists and science enthusiasts will examine the cell, the cosmos, and all in between at the Fall 2017 Honors Colloquium. “Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything” features world-renown scientists going big and deep, plumbing the recesses of the universe and the universe that is the human mind. Topics addressed will include the origins of life, solar […]

Student Startup

Student Startup.

Who says you have to wait until you have your degree to launch your career? Three College of Pharmacy Ph.D. students with an entrepreneurial spirit have proven otherwise.

Honors Colloquium

Waiting for Goodall.

World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall speaks to a sold-out crowd on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Center in the second lecture of the Fall 2017 Honors Colloquium “Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything.”

The Big Story

URI Life: A Guide

This year, we welcome our most accomplished first-year class (average GPA of 3.54) to date. To ensure a smooth transition to college life, we’ve put together a brief guide to getting off to a great start. Go, Rhody! 1. Make yourself at home. You’ll find students and staff waiting when you arrive to help you […]

Take Flight

Take flight.

What do oysters, sea squirts and algae have in common? Each is a focus of study by students participating in the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program.

Jazz It Up

The University of Rhode Island’s jazz musicians are on the road once again as they continue to demonstrate that they can play alongside the best musicians in the world.

Students at Narragansett Beach

Make Waves.

Beach season is in full swing here in Rhode Island, but it’s always beach season at the University of Rhode Island. There are a dozen public beaches near our main campus in Kingston and our Narragansett Bay campus has its own beach just a few steps from its classrooms. And even if you never get to enjoy the summer in Kingston, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to study, learn, play and conduct research at the beach year-round.

Painting by Pablo Youngs ’17

Student Exposure

Renaissance painter Raphael completed “The School of Athens” at 25. “The New York Times” dubbed Lucien Smith an art-world wunderkind at 24. At 21, neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat painted “Untitled,” which recently sold for $110.5 million.

On the Move: Kinesiology in the classroom

On the move.

The second-graders at West Kingston Elementary School are models of scholarly focus, reading silently and intently. Meanwhile, they wobble in their seats, pedal their legs under their desks or sway on balance boards.

gypsy moths

Ick: Moths, Mosquitoes, and Ticks

They’re tiny terrors that pack a powerful punch. Ticks, mosquitoes, and caterpillars have laid siege to Rhode Island, carrying with them real threats of disease and devastation. Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Zika and “bull’s eye rash” are now part of our summertime vernacular. URI’s experts in these areas are in high demand by local and […]

Lead by example

Lead by example.

There’s no shortage of student leaders at URI.

More than 200 students and student groups vied for four A. Robert Rainville Leadership Awards—the largest number of nominee-applicants in the history of the competition, which has been bestowing the awards since 1989.