Fall 2022



An introduction to the blue economy, and to URI’s Coastal Resources Center, which has been helping people create and manage sustainable relationships with their coastlines for half a century.


From the President

Hello Alumni and Friends!

Research at the Forefront

URI researchers are working across disciplines to help find answers and solutions to benefit all of us.

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  • URI DPT students Bailey Ricci ’21, Kayla Prior, Megan Byra ’21, Laura Wong, and Lillie Haldeman. Feedback - Letter from the editor and feedback from readers about our fall 2021 magazine
  • Blue open quotation mark You Can Quote Me - URI experts are quoted in the media frequently. Here are a few that bear repeating.
  • Nicole O'Malley, Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Therapy at URI holding a guitar Data-Driven Compassion - Nicole O’Malley, director of URI’s music therapy program, on combining empathy with an evidence based discipline.
  • Three students, smiling for a picture wearing caps and gown A Time for Action - Big Ideas. Bold Plans. The Campaign for the University of Rhode Island has inspired alumni, parents, and friends to create new ways of supporting students.
  • A girl seated next to a potted plant wearing a 4H tshirt This is Not Your Grandmother’s 4-H - Program coordinator, Christina DiCenzo ’18 writes about today's 4-H organization and meeting young people where they are.
  • Jenna Slowey, who has been named the first head coach in Rhode Island women's lacrosse history Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Coming to URI - URI will welcome its newest varsity team, women’s lacrosse, beginning in the 2025 season.


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A black and white image of a man in a business suit shaking hands with the URI mascot

Photo caption contest

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

Submit your caption by January 15, 2023.

Submit Your Caption
A black and white picture of students during the winter waiting outside the telephone booth occupied by a snowman.

Winning Entries, Fall 2021

“Hello, Frosty? We’ve been trying to reach you regarding your car’s extended warranty.”
—Luis Lopez ’19:

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Browse the winning photos from the 2022 URI Research and Scholarship Photo Contest.

water forager honeybee rests on one of our observational moss setups, drinking water that she will bring back to her hive
First Place
Second Place
Third Place


Shark Camp


Sunset over the Elm Street Pier at Storer Park in Newport, R.I.

Photo by Trevor Mason ’14