The film footage shows a 5-year-old Marissa Tansino in the biting rain, pink raincoat on, pink umbrella in hand, reporting the news as she stands in the rubble of what had been her grandparents’ concrete wall. Her crew: her dad and his Sony Handycam. “The wall has fallen down,” Tansino tells her audience. “But nobody got hurt.” Sixteen years […]
When URI President David Dooley and a crowd of other officials recently gathered outside Autumn Guillotte’s history class, she had no idea that she would soon be the center of attention. The faculty and administrators were there to announce that Autumn had been awarded a $30,000 Truman Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship in the nation for students seeking careers in public service.
As the University prepares for its Day of Giving on Tuesday, April 25, the student philanthropists comprising the award-winning URI Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) are mounting their own campaign to link student philanthropy with pride in URI.
The work of the 25-member Council focuses both on promoting the impact of philanthropy on URI and on fundraising for the University of Rhode Island’s Students First Fund. The Fund, created in 2014, provides emergency financial assistance to students who find themselves in immediate and unexpected crises – think of a house fire that leaves student tenants temporarily homeless or a death in the family that requires a cash-strapped student to buy a plane ticket, said Erin Regan ’18, SPC chairperson.
As you walk into the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, you know you’ve entered a world where chemistry is celebrated. The entrance, which features an illuminated depiction of the periodic table of elements, is dazzling. The periodic table has never looked better.
Alain Audate, a sophomore business administration major saw the leadership studies program as a way to make connections with other student leaders and find his true potential. “It’s been a great experience that has not only helped me meet some great peers, but it has also helped me learn a lot about myself. It’s pushing me to use my strengths in the community,” he said.
The University of Rhode Island’s motto is Think Big, We Do; and the results of some of that big thinking were evident at the URI Brain Fair, which brought some 500 people to campus this spring. The free, interactive, family-friendly event sponsored by URI’s George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience featured researchers, faculty, staff, and students from several colleges and departments.
Traveling can open our minds and expose the artificiality of our human-imposed borders. And when travel includes multi-disciplinary approaches to education, our perspectives widen further. Just ask students and faculty within URI’s Academic Health Collaborative.
Rhode Island romped through the 2017 A-10 Tournament, trailing for just 43 seconds over 120 minutes against St. Bonaventure, Davidson, and VCU en route to the program’s first conference crown since 1999.
There’s a new major in town. Beginning in the fall, an interdisciplinary major in criminology and criminal justice will be available, with courses from the sociology, political science, psychology, gender and women’s studies, economics, and chemistry departments. Depending on students’ areas of interest, they can choose classes in law and the legal system, behavioral psychology, sociology, human trafficking, […]
Cheers, waves, music, fist bumps and big bold signs in the lobby of the Ryan Center sent the Rhody men’s basketball team on its way to its first-round NCAA tournament game Friday, March 17, against Creighton in Sacramento, Calif.
On snowy days in Rhode Island junior Erin Regan heads to Yawgoo Valley Ski Area—a 10-minute drive from campus and the state’s only skiing and snowboarding destination. Erin calls snowboarding at Yawgoo “a snow-day tradition” for the URI Alpine Racing team. “It’s a small mountain, but it’s so close to campus, so we just go up and down all day, goof off a little, and enjoy a day of riding,” she said.
When students talk about the Rose Butler Browne Mentoring Program course, they use powerful words like identity, community, and validation. When junior Selena Evora, who enrolled in the course as a freshman, reflects on its impact, she talks about transformation.