"I want my students to see themselves as part of a historical thread that's always moving, always changing."
Imagine the foulest, most devious villain you can. More clever than Voldemort, more vicious than Thanos, and more calculating than Maleficient.
How do you interact with people from another culture and worldview? How do you negotiate with them, work together, respect their traditions?
Gyasi Alexander '19's big idea: More diversity and inclusion in the STEM disciplines.
How about swearing off meat? Dairy? Carry your own metal or bamboo utensils? Take the bus rather than drive?
Students entering in fall 2020 will have the opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the brain. How we think. How we move. How we learn.
Almost 1,200 URI students are spending winter break learning something new—some on campus, others online, and still others farther afield.
Imagine going to your eye doctor for a routine exam and being given a retinal scan that could detect biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease decades before life-altering symptoms develop.
(Re)discover ten of our favorite homepage features of the year.
Whether in or out of the water, Brennan Phillips thinks about how human beings might access the ocean without disruption.
"Music and art are important gateways to discussing difficult subjects. We challenge stereotypes through song in the hopes that music makes people receptive to our message."
"Being around people who push themselves beyond their limits, you become not so afraid to push beyond yours."
Nathan Ankomah-Mensah's advice to future engineering students: connect to persevere. “I can’t emphasize enough that you should not be afraid to reach out to your peers."
"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.