Fall 2020


Our Plastic Problem

Turn the Tide

Plastic. We depend on it. But it’s wreaking havoc on our environment. URI faculty, students, and alumni are working hard to turn the tide.

Keeper of Her Culture

Her Story

Leah Hopkins ’20 is the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s first community engagement specialist. Teaching people about Indigenous history and culture isn’t just her job, it’s her mission.


From the President

The Next Normal

  • Ellen Reynolds Stay Calm and Know the Drill - At the center of URI's response to COVID-19 is Ellen Reynolds '91, assistant vice president of student health and wellness and the director of Health Services at URI.
  • Green open quotation mark You Can Quote Me - URI experts are quoted in the media frequently. Here are a few that bear repeating.
  • Cooper Monaco poses with the giant quahog he found last summer. Holy Moly! That’s a Big Quahog! - An 11-year-old finds a record- breaking quahog and donates it to URI’s Marine Science Research Facility.


Breathing Room

Have a look

Sculpture instructor Jon Laustsen’s recent work incorporates themes of life, breath, wind, death, and the creative process.



Do you have a funny idea for a caption for this photo from the URI Archives?

Winning Caption, Summer

Students propping themselves above the floor in a corridor using their hands and feet agains the walls

“This COVID-19 quarantine is driving us up the wall!!!”
Tom Mulvey, M.A. ’67



Art of the Ocean

Eric Lutes ’91 is best known as an actor, but painting is his first love.

His Work