Students working on computers in the Fine Arts and Design Living and Learning Community at URI's Hillside Hall

Live and learn

Much as first-year students are champing at the bit to get to college, collegiate life can still be a challenge for them.

Monitoring Our Water

Monitoring our water

Nonstick cookware and firefighting foam are miles apart in their purpose, but they have one thing in common. Both are made with chemicals that could be contaminating drinking water and posing a human health hazard.

URI student Kayla Lombardi '18, of North Kingstown, RI, interned with Audi in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, as part of her international business dual degree program

Go Global

To be competitive in today’s global marketplace, students must display not only great aptitude in their chosen fields but also demonstrate the skills and talents of global citizens — skills such as bilingualism and cultural literacy.

Tackle Aging.

An older man carefully walks a straight line marked on the carpet while students assess his gait. In a room nearby, students review a woman’s medication use.

Colored sand used in the construction of the mandala of compassion in the University of Rhode Island's Memorial Union

Beautiful impermanence

Developing compassion: It figures prominently in the work of URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies this year.

Student Startup

Student Startup.

Who says you have to wait until you have your degree to launch your career? Three College of Pharmacy Ph.D. students with an entrepreneurial spirit have proven otherwise.

Honors Colloquium

Waiting for Goodall.

World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall speaks to a sold-out crowd on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Center in the second lecture of the Fall 2017 Honors Colloquium “Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything.”

The Big Story

URI Life: A Guide

This year, we welcome our most accomplished first-year class (average GPA of 3.54) to date. To ensure a smooth transition to college life, we’ve put together a brief guide to getting off to a great start. Go, Rhody! 1. Make yourself at home. You’ll find students and staff waiting when you arrive to help you […]

Take Flight

Take flight.

What do oysters, sea squirts and algae have in common? Each is a focus of study by students participating in the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program.

Jazz It Up

The University of Rhode Island’s jazz musicians are on the road once again as they continue to demonstrate that they can play alongside the best musicians in the world.

Students at Narragansett Beach

Make Waves.

Beach season is in full swing here in Rhode Island, but it’s always beach season at the University of Rhode Island. There are a dozen public beaches near our main campus in Kingston and our Narragansett Bay campus has its own beach just a few steps from its classrooms. And even if you never get to enjoy the summer in Kingston, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to study, learn, play and conduct research at the beach year-round.

Painting by Pablo Youngs ’17

Student Exposure

Renaissance painter Raphael completed “The School of Athens” at 25. “The New York Times” dubbed Lucien Smith an art-world wunderkind at 24. At 21, neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat painted “Untitled,” which recently sold for $110.5 million.