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Thesis/Dissertation Orientation
February 24, 25, 2015
We will be holding an orientation session for all students
preparing theses or dissertations
Tuesday, February 24, 9-11AM
Wednesday, February 25, 5-7 PM

at the Library Galanti Lounge.
 The graduate school, with Digital Initiatives Librarian Julia Lovett
will cover grad school requirements, formatting and submission of final copies,
and use of the URI Institutional Repository

Anyone planning to write a thesis or dissertation should plan to attend!


Welcome to the Graduate School

Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island, a community of innovative scholars committed to creating new knowledge by bridging the realm of the present with the realm of the possible. At the University of Rhode Island we welcome big thinkers with bright minds to work with our world renowned faculty and study with exceptional student colleagues. A pervasive spirit of inquiry thrives on this campus, enabling us to produce knowledge and scholarship that is relevant and in demand globally. Whether you seek to study oceanography, psychology, English literature, or you are interested in some of our professional or certificate programs, rest assured that our faculty will challenge you to take charge of your education, think big, and make the most of your time in and out of the classroom. A graduate degree from the University of Rhode Island will undoubtedly open doors for your career, but it is up to you to walk through them. I strongly encourage you to consider the University of Rhode Island as you apply to graduate school and I hope to welcome you to our community of scholars in this small, special place.

Nasser H. Zawia, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School


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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award


Dr. Amir Nasrolahi Shirazi
Department - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dissertation Title - "Cyclic Peptides: Design, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Applications as Nano Drug Delivery Systems"
Major Professor - Dr. Keykavous Parang


Dr. Adam Moore
Department - URI/RIC Education Program
Dissertation Title - "The Development and Validation of the Family Experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorders (FEASD) Scale"
Major Professor - Dr. Joanne Eichinger

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