Summer 2023


“He had the chemistry and I had the bees”

For the love of honey

An expert entomologist and a beekeeping chemist join forces to save honey bees from their biggest threat, the hive-wrecking varroa mite.

Water Warriors

URI’s water outreach programs—all headed by dedicated alumni—work together to keep the state’s waterways and watersheds clean and healthy.

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Milestones and Celebrations

From the President


URI Research and Scholarship Photo Contest

Browse the winning photos

A toadfish with camouflaging colors hiding beneath a reef, Belize’s Barrier Reef system
First Place
A close up of maze coral off the coast of St. George's Caye, Belize, taken by Janelle Mercer during an underwater archaeology class with Diving Safety Officer Anya Hanson
Second Place
Macro photo taken by Julia Vieira showing a brown-belted bumble bee foraging for nectar from common milkweed.
Third Place


  • All the Right Moments - Brig. Gen. Elliott R. Thorpe ’19, Hon. ’51, sent a warning to Washington, D.C., in 1945 that, had it not been dismissed, might have changed the course of history.
  • Barbara DeCubellis Taylor ’70 and Norm Schoeler ’71 on the URI campus in their senior year and n 2022 at a family wedding. An Amazing Reconnection - Life took Norm Schoeler ’71 and Barbara DeCubellis Taylor ’70 separate ways and then brought them together—again!
  • "Moon Gate", or circular stone archway at Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown Moon Gate - URI research assistant professor Ang Cai, Ph.D. ’17 pursues photography for the pure fun of it.
  • Dottie Cunningham ’64 leads her Learn to Skate class at Boss Arena. Raring to Go - Dottie Cunningham ’64 teaches learn-to-skate classes for the over-50 crowd.
  • A close-up portrait of Agnes Doody, Professor Emerita of Communication Studies Remembering a Legend: - In her 45 years at URI, Professor Emerita Agnes Doody worked tirelessly to help her students and to make the University a better place.
  • Roger Lavallee ’48 posing for a picture with his fists clenched, smiling, for a spirited run for 'Mayor of Kingston' The Mayor of Kingston - Dave Lavallee ’79, M.P.A. ’87, and his family unearthed a bit of URI history when they found his dad’s typewritten 1938 speech and photo from his run for the mayor of Kingston.
  • Rhody's feet beside a commemorative brick on the century walk that reads: 2 Rams in Love Two Rams in Love - David Nicolato ’98 and Cortney Nicolato ’01 break the mascot code of silence to share their story in celebration of Rhody’s 100th birthday.

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A student bends over a vintage word processor
“Another Long Semester in Peck Hall.”
—Stephen LaFlamme ’87

Spring 2023 Winning entries



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