Rams vs Duke

A Great Run

The great run of the Rhode Island men’s basketball team came to an end on March 17 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in an 87-62 loss to Duke.

equestrian on a horse


The URI equestrian team has had an extended string of successes, and the team’s 43 riders hope to add a sixth consecutive regional championship this spring. Even better, they’re aiming for a second national championship appearance, after last year’s seventh-place finish.

Narya Marcille

She’s Got It Covered

A Newsweek special edition released early this year celebrates the commitment and achievements of women past and present in the fight for equality. The cover line reads “She Persisted.

Teaching to Inspire

Teaching to Inspire

For students struggling in Bryan Dewsbury’s first-year biology classes, the intervention starts before class is over.

Navindra Seeram and Angela Slitt

Syrup science

When you hear “maple syrup,” chances are you think about pancakes. But for two College of Pharmacy faculty members, the focus—and their research— is on maple syrup’s health benefits. Navindra Seeram and Angela Slitt, associate professors of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, conduct pioneering work exploring the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup phytochemicals. Seeram is also an […]

Scholarship as Activism

What Yulyana Torres ’18 saw as she walked the halls of the Rhode Island State House got her fired up. The history of Rhode Island, as depicted in artwork on the State House walls, was utterly and completely white. Not a person of color anywhere to be seen.

new engineering building steel structure

On the Horizon

It’s the largest construction project in URI’s 126-year history and for students, faculty, area businesses and the Rhode Island economy, it could be the most important.

Buildings on the Quad

A Small, Beautiful, Historic Place

The heart of URI’s Kingston campus is one for the history books. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service has added the core of the main campus to the National Register of Historic Places for its contributions to the history of education, architecture, and landscape architecture. The National Register is the federal government’s official […]

Pre-med student

Exceed your expectations.

At age 33, Christopher Phothisane is not your typical college student. For a long time he saw that as a liability. Now, as he prepares to graduate in May with a double major in biology and psychology—and an acceptance letter to Brown University’s medical school in hand—Phothisane understands that his non-traditional journey is actually a strength. He […]

student and teaching working with LENA technology

We have the technology.

Speech pathology students are required to analyze a half-hour recorded conversation by listening to the recording and transcribing—by hand—every word, phrase, and turn in the conversation. That process can devour the bulk of a semester. Thanks to LENA, students at URI now have an advantage. “We are the first speech and hearing program in the […]

J Term: Working Vacation

Working Vacation: Benefits of Winter J Term

This January, University of Rhode Island students will study healthcare in France, kinesiology in Hawaii, sustainable technologies in Indonesia, and dolphin behavior in Honduras as part of Winter J Term, a program of accelerated, for-credit coursework begun and completed during winter break.

Student meditating at Anna Fascitelli Wellness Resource Center

No worries: Quick fixes for exam stress

Justine Mirek ’19 is busy. Nail-biting, stomach-churning, tic-inducing, insomnia-provoking busy. The kind of busy fueled by chips and cookies chased with supersized cups of coffee or Red Bull.