Summer 2019


Blue Minds

Dive In
Alexandra Moen

Photo by Nora Lewis

The Internationalists

Their Journeys

URI has become a unique training ground for students immersing themselves in language and culture and tackling some of the world’s toughest problems.


From the President

New Chapters
  • Barbara Caron, editor-in-chief learning how to surf From the Editor - Editor-in-Chief Barbara Caron writes about learning to surf, the power and pull of the sea, and the stories this inspires.
  • Tom Mather Gathers Deer Ticks I Just Found a Tick. Now What? - It’s summertime. You’ve spent some time outside. Now there’s a tick on your arm. Expert advice on what to do.
  • Sunshine Menezes Embracing the Limits of Objectivity - Science is objective and neutral, right? Maybe not, says Sunshine Menezes.


Prescription: Empathy

The Story
  • Bintou Marong Heavy Lifting - Bintou Marong ’15, whose honors thesis looked at women powerlifters, has her sights set on working in sports medicine.
  • Close-up of welded iron construction Obsessed with Game of Thrones? - One URI professor capitalizes on the show's popularity to help her students understand Europe in the Middle Ages.
  • Lotte Black running at the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships Lotte Black Places Fourth in Nation - Her performance in the 1500-meter final at the NCAA Track and Field Championships earned the best-ever finish by a URI woman athlete.
  • An illustration of a scup fish by Léa Tirmont-Desoyen Eat Like a Fish - Learning to eat what the ocean provides can help sustain wild fish species.
  • Varsity 8+ team members, Jennae Alexander and Katie Usher, carry the team boat at the 2019 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis In the Swing - URI Women's Rowing won its third conference title in four years and competed at the NCAA Championship for the second straight spring.


Browse the winning photos from the 2019 URI Research and Scholarship Photo Contest.

Winner's Circle



An old black and white taken in 1956 of three oddly dressed women on the URI Quadrangle

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

Enter the caption contest



by Jason Smith '10

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