Best of 2021
(Re)discover our favorite homepage features of the year.
A culture of inclusion
Fulbright scholar Meg Jones heads to Finland to research global approaches to LGBTQ+ inclusion in teacher education programs.
Love the earth
The URI Coastal and Environmental Fellows Program involves undergraduates in addressing current environmental problems.
A community at work
To those who make it happen, URI's Free Farmers' Market is a model of collaboration, an example of good karma, and a labor of love.
Lessons in acting and life
Masked and wearing a baseball cap, 2020 Tony Award-nominee for Best Actor Andrew Burnap '13 easily passes for the students he teaches. (In September 2021, Burnap was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.)
Keeper of her culture
While still an undergraduate, Leah Hopkins ’20 became the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s first community engagement specialist. Her job: to create educational programming and raise the profile of Indigenous and tribal communities.
Senior Dario Castillo spent the last five months conducting research on sharks and stingrays as a National Geographic STEM field assistant.
Brianna MacDonald, one of only four female graduates of URI’s computer engineering program in 2021, had a job in her field before she had a diploma in hand. But there's much more to her story.
Student, veteran, dad
Sophomore Kaitlyn Salinas and her dad, Navy veteran Victor Salinas, a junior, regularly cross paths in front of Kirk Hall.
Suited for space
Rachel Bellisle '18 struggles for the right words to describe the feeling of weightlessness. On a plane. In free fall. Intentionally.