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In the News

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

Here is a selection of events from the overall university calendar:
Special Events
  • RI PBS to air “It Gets Better at URI: Coming Out for Change”, April 14
  • Memorial Service for Peter Lord, April 16
  • Ron Paul to visit URI, April 18
  • The Titanic Discovery: Professor Robert Ballard, April 19
  • URI Theatre: "Singin' In The Rain" production opens, April 25
  • Alex and Ani to visit to URI, April 25

  • Lectures
  • "StrongWomen: Exercise, Nutrition, and Optimal Health," April 18
  • RI-INBRE Lecture, Epigenetics: How Genes and Environment Interact, April 26
  • Endowed Literature and Sea Annual Lecture, April 26

  • Performances and Community Events
  • Benevelry Presents: Afrojack, April 14, Organized by URI students, the day-long national fundraising campaign will result in a donation for Hasbro Children's Hospital
  • Walk for a Cause, April 15
  • URI Project Civility - Think Twice. Be Nice., April 26
  • Midnite Society presents AVICII, April 18
  • DayGlow: America's Largest Paint Party, April 24
  • Film screening: "Life in a Day @ URI", April 26
  • Upcoming URI Concerts, April 15-29


  • All other events --
  • Week of 4/14
  • Week of 4/21

  • URI In the News
    Selection of ongoing coverage, recent, and pending news with links if available.
  • Channel 10 News Conference, President David Dooley, April 6
  • Ocean Explorer, Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard
    URI's Robert Ballard has been in the news worldwide in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. In addition, the planned event at URI next week has generated overwhelming interest and more than hundreds of visitors are expected to attend his lecture.
  • The state of deep sea exploration, NPR’s Marketplace, plus many more stories about Ballard and titanic
  • Foster youths to get a taste of college at URI this summer, April 12, Providence Journal
  • Portsmouth resident wins prestigious scholarship, April 10, East Bay newspapers
  • Commercial ships help track climate patterns, April 9, WRNI radio
  • Reporter Peter Lord dies, April 4, WRNI report includes reference to memorial service to be held at URI
  • URI Commencement speaker announced, April 3. News included in the Providence Journal, Boston.com, WRNI and numerous other media outlets. URI release
  • At URI, Reed calls for cap on student loan rate, April 3, Providence Journal, (one of several stories related to the Senator's press conference at URI
  • Building a pipeline to fuel biotech, April 2, Providence Business News
  • Robert Carothers: News related to former president Carothers' contract, (April 6) and the International Institute of Sports is available on the Google news summary. In addition to the Providence Journal, reports have included the Associated Press and WRNI radio.

  • Pending News

  • Providence Journal: The University, Robert Carothers, and the Institute for International Sport are expected to be topic of continued coverage in the Providence Journal on Friday, April 13.
  • Arrest: Two URI students were named in a state police investigation and arrest on April 12. The initial report appeared online on April 12