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.
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.
- This is a Movement, Not a Moment - In teaching his Black Lives Matter course, Carnell Jones Jr. includes stories and artifacts from his own history with racial violence and hate crimes.
- Saving the Planet—One Turtle at a Time - National Geographic Explorer Callie Veelenturf ’14 is making an impact.
- A View to the Campaign - Richard J. Harrington '73, Hon. '02, on what the campaign means for URI.
- 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.
- You Can Quote Me - URI experts are quoted in the media frequently. Here are a few that bear repeating.
- 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.
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
“This COVID-19 quarantine is driving us up the wall!!!”
Tom Mulvey, M.A. ’67