A message from President Dooley
"Research, scholarship, and creative work are at the heart of the University of Rhode Island. As a land-grant public university, we were created to conduct research and then translate that research in ways that would improve the lives of the people of the state. Although our research mission has broadened considerably beyond that originally envisioned - it now encompasses numerous disciplines that could not be foreseen in the 19th century - research for the public good remains a distinctive attribute of the 21st century land-grant university.
Our designations as a land- and sea-grant university are also reflected in the research and scholarship of our faculty, research staff, and students. The engagement of our students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in research, scholarship, and creative work is of critical importance to their education. I am convinced that the best approach to preparing students for their careers is to inspire them to discover, create, and innovate. Therefore we encourage our students to become an integral part of the community of discovery that is the modern research university.
Given the dramatic rate of change that is already so characteristic of the 21st century, the human capacity for innovation has perhaps never been more important. The University of Rhode Island has a highly innovative faculty, and they are creating new knowledge, new capacities, and new ways to teach that will serve our students, the state, the nation, and the world extremely well."
David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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Photography by Nora Lewis, Division of University Advancement.
Email 9/20/2013: President Dooley described ongoing efforts regarding campus safety and emergency preparedness.
June 27, 2013 -- President Dooley shared news that University of Rhode Island and RIC have prepared an innovative and attractive proposal with Brown University and private developer Commonwealth Venture Properties for a comprehensive redevelopment of the former South Street Power Station, known as "Dynamo House." This development presents numerous exciting possibilities and will permit us to build a state-of-the-art facility for nursing education. Read more.
Transformational Goals for the 21st Century: President David M. DooleyPresident Dooley identifies goals to transform the University in 21st Century. Click image to view online or download.