"I would go to zoos or aquariums and see animals living in uncomfortable conditions and think, I need to help. I wanted to care for marine mammals and fish or invertebrates."
Film and communication studies major Edhaya Thennarasu '21 is an avid student of cultures. She moved to Rhode Island from India at 17, leaving behind her home and family to study abroad.
As a child, Marisa Pfohl ’19 was fascinated by the idea that you could figure out what caused a disease—as well as how to treat or cure it.
"College is much more than just a classroom. There are so many more life lessons. Basically, I learned if you work hard, you can do it. Whatever it is."
At URI, we are at home in the ocean. Our love of the sea is a net gain for science, engineering, literature, art, and the environment. Maybe even humanity itself.
"You have to be strict with yourself. Hone your focus, your drive, your perseverance. There were a lot of things I had no idea I could do until I came to URI."
For more than 80 years the world has been captivated by the mystery of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart.
If you study animal science, there are a lot of benefits. It’s a close-knit major. You get to know your professors well, and the classes are small.
With regular data breaches and new cyber threats emerging daily across the globe, we must be aware of cybersecurity and what we can do.
The 190,000-square-foot, six-story Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering opened on Oct. 7, transforming engineering at URI.
URI's Andrew Burnap '13 is reprising his role in the award-winning, U.K. hit “The Inheritance.” The play is now in previews on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Its official opening is Nov. 17.
“Showtime,” shot while Antoine was still at URI, took the 2019 Hip Hop Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest—New Jack Winner,” given to first-time directors.
Record-setting gift to URI will advance neuroscience research, create scholarships, and assist in construction of basketball training facility.
In its 2019 Honors Colloquium, URI addresses the contributions and complexities of faith and spirituality and its influence on public life today.
"The Leadership Institute is what got me excited about URI and made me feel like I was home. It's a great way to come together and meet new people."
Good writing takes time, and it’s always a challenge. That’s true whether you are writing an essay, a research paper, or a poem.
Here's a tip from Douglas Gobeille, a lecturer in URI’s Department of Physics, who tells his students the best way to approach a textbook
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