URI’s incoming president, Marc Parlange, brings an expansive world view to URI. He can’t wait to join the Rhody community.
- You Can Quote Me - URI experts are quoted in the media frequently. Here are a few that bear repeating.
- A School Librarian Who Made a Difference - A tribute to school librarian Roberta Sabella Mansfield ’69, M.L.S. ’72 by Betty J. Cotter, an adjunct faculty member in URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media.
- Feedback - Letter from the editor and feedback from readers about our Spring magazine
- Design With the Planet In Mind - Rocky Clark is a new kind of clothing company that a young URI alumnus is lovingly building from the ground up.
- Pursuing a Medical Career with a Humanities Perspective - A triple major in biology, sociology, and Italian, Julia Santini ’21 is heading to medical school with a broad perspective.
- Tradition Meets Innovation - URI resumes an ambitious plan for growth, as part of Big Ideas. Bold Plans. The Campaign for the University of Rhode Island.
“What we have to learn to do is to embrace different cultures and languages. My training in international relations and diplomacy at URI gave me the tools to not only embrace different cultures but to thrive in them.”Graduate School student speaker, Frank Martinez, M.A. ’21
Browse the winning photos from the fourth annual 2021 URI Research and Scholarship Photo Contest.Winner’s Circle
Photo Caption Contest
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“The Beatles? They’re no Kingston Trio. One-hit wonder for sure.”
—Richard McCahey ’69
Learn about the photo and see the winning captions and notable submissions.
Torrent Forms, 1921
Ceramic with glaze and nails, 12″ x 9″ each
Mixed-media artist Sarah Tyson ’21 says she “draws inspiration from organic forms and patterns in nature,” which she likes to contrast with one of her favorite materials, nails. Tyson, who cites Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and German artist Günther Uecker as inspirations, was selected by art department faculty for this year’s David Ketner Memorial Art Award for excellence in studio art.
Tyson received an undergraduate research grant to work with associate professor Ben Anderson on a public sculpture centered on climate change, which will be installed on the URI Kingston Campus. •