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.

Speaking Your Language

Speaking Your Language

The thing with Mandarin Chinese, Derek Murphy ’21 says, is, it’s a tonal language. Intonation, the stressing of certain syllables over others, changes the meaning of the word. For instance, you hear “Shanghi” and think Chinese city, but the speaker’s intonation might mean they’re expressing a desire to hurt you.

Unrivaled Competition

Unrivaled Competition

If you like fierce rivalries, gravity-defying athleticism, nail-biting contests and the roar of a crowded arena, then you will like Rhody basketball. For 80 years, the URI men’s basketball team has brought big-time excitement and national attention to the village of Kingston, Rhode Island and beyond.

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing

Learning is about transformation, and the new Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence positions URI nursing students at the forefront of transformation in the field of health care.

Jennifer Bairam working in a lab

Meet Your Mentor

Jennifer Bairam, a senior in the University of Rhode Island’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science program, had been eager to get real-world exposure to potential career paths in the pharmaceutical industry.

URI 2017 Fall Colloquium: Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything

Honors Colloquium Examines ‘Origins’

Scientists and science enthusiasts will examine the cell, the cosmos, and all in between at the Fall 2017 Honors Colloquium. “Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything” features world-renown scientists going big and deep, plumbing the recesses of the universe and the universe that is the human mind. Topics addressed will include the origins of life, solar […]

Out and Proud at URI supports the university's LGBTQ community

Out and Proud

For most in the LBGTQ community, coming out isn’t a one-time thing. With each new situation — be it a job change, a move to a different area, starting college, meeting a new person — there are the questions of if, when, where and how the subject of sexual orientation or gender identity will be broached. Or not.

Get Your Sea Legs

Get your sea legs

Despite its name, our renowned Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) isn’t just for graduate students. Undergraduates can take courses, assist with research projects and even go to sea aboard URI’s research vessel, the Endeavor.