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URI mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Clay V. Sink

May 21, 2024 The University mourns the passing of Clay V. Sink, a longtime professor of business and former associate dean of the College of Business Administration. Clay died May 14 in Clemmons, North Carolina. He was 88. Clay, a graduate of Griffith High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, earned his bachelor’s degree from Pfieffer […]

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May 21, 2024

Special Olympics at URI, May 31 – June 2

May 21, 2024 The Special Olympics Rhode Island’s 2024 Summer Games will take place Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2 at URI. Boss Lot 27 will be unavailable beginning the morning of Tuesday, May 28 until the games have concluded. Keaney Lot 26 will be unavailable on Friday, May 31. Students, faculty, and staff […]

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Kingston Campus water main flushing May 21-June 14

May 20, 2024 The University’s Office of Utilities will flush the water mains on the Kingston Campus beginning Tuesday, May 21—continuing through Friday, June 14. Water may become cloudy and discolored during this process. If any building experiences cloudy or discolored water, occupants are advised to run the faucets until the water is clear. Any […]

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May 20, 2024

Policy available for community comment (student-athlete name, image and likeness)

May 17, 2024 The Administrative Policy Committee is seeking Community feedback on pending administrative policies via the University’s policies webpage. The University policy noted below will be available for feedback from the University community on Monday, May 20, 2024, for two weeks. Please follow this link to access the draft policy as well as the […]

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May 17, 2024

Updates to the University policy on Hazardous Materials and Laboratory Move-Ins and Cleanouts

May 14, 2024 Effective May 7, the University has updated its policy on Hazardous Materials and Laboratory Move-Ins and Cleanouts. Hazardous Materials and Laboratory Move-Ins and Cleanouts As of May 7, 2024, the University has updated its policy on Hazardous Materials and Laboratory Move-Ins and Cleanouts. This policy establishes safe procedures for vacating or setting […]

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May 14, 2024

University mourns passing of pharmacy Professor Thomas Kalista

May 13, 2024 The University mourns the loss of Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Thomas Kalista, who passed away unexpectedly on May 7. Tom is remembered not only for his love of teaching and dedication to his students at URI, but for his sense of humor, his bright smile, his passion for music, and his […]

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May 13, 2024

South end of Lot 15 (Roosevelt Hall) to be closed to faculty and staff starting Friday, May 10

May 7, 2024 The south end of Lot 15 (Roosevelt Hall) will be closed starting Friday, May 10, until the completion of a steam pipe replacement project, which is estimated to be around November 2024. The closure is to accommodate staging of equipment and vehicles for the project. Barriers will be in place in the […]

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May 7, 2024

LaunchURI: Applications for RISE-UP summer pre-accelerator are open

May 3, 2024 401 Tech Bridge will be commencing its summer pre-accelerator program from May 13 to 24 this year (in person, with virtual check-ins) for URI students and the larger Rhode Island community seeking to develop high-impact ventures and projects in the future. LaunchURI is part of RISE-UP’s i(X)Studio that aims to foster innovation […]

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May 3, 2024

Policy available for community comment (nondiscrimination and sexual misconduct)

May 3, 2024 The Administrative Policy Committee is seeking Community feedback on a pending administrative policy via the University’s policies webpage. The University policy noted below will be available for feedback from the University community beginning Monday, May 6, 2024, for two weeks. Please follow this link to access the draft policy as well as […]

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University to conduct test of its emergency notification systems Tuesday, April 30

April 25, 2024 The University will conduct a test of its emergency notification systems, including RAVE Emergency Alert and blue light phones, on Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m. Registered campus community members will receive notifications through URI’s official Emergency Alert system. You are automatically registered for this service as a URI community member, but […]

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April 25, 2024

University mourns loss of Lois Mary Pazienza, longtime employee at the College of Business

April 24, 2024 Lois Mary Pazienza, 74, of Saunderstown, passed away peacefully on April 10 with her beloved husband, Marc J. Seifer, by her side. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Theresa (DiVona) Pazienza. Lois grew up in Cranston and graduated from Cranston High School West in 1967. After […]

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April 24, 2024

URI mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Leo Carroll

April 22, 2024 The University mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Leo Carroll, long-time professor and former chair of sociology and anthropology at URI, who passed away last week. Caroll grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from Providence College, his M.S. from Fordham University, and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He served […]

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April 22, 2024

Green Hall parking lot closed to faculty and staff April 25

April 19, 2024 Due to facilities work being done at Fogarty Hall, the Green Hall Lot (Lot 10) will be closed beginning Wednesday evening, April 24 at 6 p.m., and all day Thursday, April 25. There is ample parking for faculty and staff in the Briar Lane Lot (Lot 1), behind the Welcome Center, and […]

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April 19, 2024

2024 Spotlight on Faculty Innovation in General Education

April 17, 2024 The University of Rhode Island Office of Innovation in General Education has announced this year’s faculty members who are being recognized for delivering innovative courses as part of the General Education Program. This year’s highlighted faculty are: Clarisa Carubin, associate teaching professor in the Department of Art and Art History; Elizabeth Mendenhall, associate professor […]

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April 17, 2024

Lot 1 (Briar Lane) to be closed to faculty, staff April 15-19

April 12, 2024 The University will welcome hundreds of high school students and their families to the Kingston Campus next week. To accommodate the increased parking needs and ensure our visitors have an enjoyable visit, the University will close Lot 1 (Briar Lane) to faculty and staff the week of Monday, April 15, through Friday, […]

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April 12, 2024

Public Safety Advisory Committee requests community input

April 11, 2024 The Public Safety Advisory Committee is charged with advising and providing recommendations to the Department of Public Safety, including the URI Police Department, Transportation and Parking, Emergency Management, and other units, as well as University leadership regarding the department’s programming and operational activities. In preparation for its first meeting on April 22, […]

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April 11, 2024

Instructor appreciation lunch

April 11, 2024 URI’s Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning invites all instructors – full-time faculty, part-time faculty, instructional staff, and graduate teaching assistants – to join us for a complimentary luncheon in appreciation for all of the work they do to support our students’ educational growth. The deadline to register is Wednesday, […]

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Supporting Our Community During Times of Grief

April 8, 2024 Dear Faculty and Staff, As members of our campus community, we are all deeply affected by the recent loss of one of our students. We recognize that this loss may be impacting your classrooms and teaching, and we want to offer support during this challenging time. Understanding the vital role you play […]

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April 8, 2024

Community gathering to support each other through grief

April 8, 2024 Dear Students, We understand that our community is deeply saddened by the recent loss of one of our own. During this difficult time, the Division of Student Affairs is extending an invitation to all students, faculty, and staff to join us for a gathering aimed at supporting one another as we navigate […]


Parking prohibited at Kingston Amtrak Train Station

April 4, 2024 Please note that parking is not permitted at the Kingston Amtrak Railroad Station. The Kingston station lot is reserved strictly for Amtrak and bike-path users only. Vehicles parked at Kingston station for any purpose other than train or bike-path travel may be towed at the owner’s expense. For alternative off-campus parking, please […]

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April 4, 2024

College Town Halls

April 4, 2024 Dear Colleagues, As I shared last fall, the University is embarking on a process to design and adopt a new budget model that will support our ambitious goals in our 10-year strategic plan, Focus URI, and enable us to be the university our state and world need. The steering and executive committees […]

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Ethics Awareness Month: Maintaining an Ethical Workplace

March 27, 2024 Throughout this month we spread the message, and highlighted the importance of, maintaining high ethical standards in our workplace. We learned that to be successful in achieving our strategic mission, it is our duty to hold ourselves accountable to high ethical standards and encourage others to do the same. When in danger […]

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March 27, 2024

Calling all Phi Beta Kappas!

URI’s campus chapter turns 50 soon, let us know if you are a member March 25, 2024 University of Rhode Island faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, students and local community members who have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa by any campus chapter across the country are encouraged to let our URI campus chapter know.  Whether […]

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March 25, 2024

Fulbright information sessions approaching; register now

March 25, 2024 The Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2025-26 award cycle opens April 2. If you are a current junior, senior, graduate student, or recent alumnus who would like to learn more about these funded opportunities to study, teach, or conduct research around the globe, attend an information session hosted by URI’s Office of National […]

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March 22, 2024

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