Today, the intersection of work, family, and life responsibilities provides challenges for many workers. Personal and family responsibilities, including children and aging parents, are impacting the work lives of an increasingly diverse workforce. Research shows that workplaces thrive and remain competitive when they respect and are responsive to the complex life and family needs of their workers. URI is committed to providing a workplace that respects the needs of its employees.
The nautilus was chosen as the symbol of the efforts of the URI Work-Life Committee to promote professional growth while maintaining equilibrium, harmony and balance in the lives of members of the URI community. The chambered nautilus grows outward from its center in perfect mathematical proportions. We see this spiral form throughout the natural world, expressing balance, regeneration, growth, and evolution. The key to this pattern lies in the relationship of the parts (the individual chambers) to their center, the still point at the very core of the spiral. This core sustains and renews us, enabling us to maintain our equilibrium and balance amidst all of life's challenges. (adopted from Annie Harrison Designs: http://www.sacredwatersculpture.com/index.html)
Read about a day in the life of a URI assistant professor juggling career and a young family:
Work-Life at URI Newsletter:
The development of this website was sponsored by the URI Schmidt Labor Research Center. We would also like to thank the Elsevier Foundation and the URI Office of the Vice President of Administration for their support.
SPRING BROWN BAG LUNCHES
Wed. Mar. 27, MU 308
with Gina Maclure, URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic
Wed. April 10, MU 308
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
with Nancy Graham, Spring Lotus Holistic Health Center
Wed. April 24, MU 360
Gardening for the Birds
with Rosanne Sherry, URI Master Gardener
TWO NEW PRIVACY ROOMS FOR NURSING MOTHERS OPENING.
The Lactation/Mothers' Rooms in the URI Library and the new Pharmacy building are now open !
And two new rooms added:
Mackal Field House