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Department of Public Safety joins Kia and Hyundai to offer free steering wheel locks


Feb. 8, 2023 The Department of Public Safety has been monitoring a national increase in thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles manufactured between 2011-2021. To help reduce thefts of these targeted models, the department has partnered with Kia and Hyundai Motors to provide free steering wheel locks to URI community members who own these vehicles. […]

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February 6, 2023

University to conduct test of its emergency notification systems Wednesday, Feb. 8


Feb. 6, 2023 The University will conduct a test of its emergency notification systems–RAVE Emergency Alert and blue light phones Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 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. Please make sure your […]

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A New Year Community Message


Feb. 3, 2023 Dear URI Community Members, Happy New Year! After a busy trip to Indonesia this month to visit with our global partners, I am happy to be back on a bustling campus and full of ideas and inspiration for the coming year. I hope you have found the hum of activity on our […]

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February 3, 2023

Cold weather alert


Feb. 2, 2023 Dear URI Students, Faculty and Staff, The National Weather Service is forecasting extremely cold weather and has issued a wind-chill warning from Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. until Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. Dangerously cold wind chills, as low as 30-below-zero, are expected. Please plan accordingly and take precautions when coming to […]

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February 2, 2023

Celebrating Black History Month


Feb. 1, 2023 Dear URI Community Members, Today, February 1, marks the start of Black History Month. Across the nation, and here at URI, we will recognize and celebrate the lives, struggles, and accomplishments of generations of African Americans who paved the way for modern civil rights and justice. We have several events planned for […]

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February 1, 2023

Reminder to close windows, doors as frigid conditions approach


Evening temperatures to drop into the teens this week, and below zero, Friday and Saturday Jan. 31, 2023 Forecasters are calling for a dramatic shift to much colder weather this week, with temperatures dipping into the low 20s and teens, particularly in the evening. Starting Friday, Feb. 3 and lasting through Sunday, Feb. 5, Rhode […]

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January 31, 2023

Briar Lane (Lot #1) will be closed for all faculty and staff Feb. 1 and 6


Jan. 31, 2023 Lot #1 Briar Lane will be closed to all faculty and staff parking Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Monday Feb. 6, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accommodate visitors. URI community members with official Rhode Island disability tags and University temporary disability accommodations will still be allowed to park in the lot. […]

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A message from President Marc Parlange on the retirement of Abigail Rider


Jan. 30, 2023 Dear URI Community, I am writing to share that Abigail Rider, vice president for administration and finance, will retire from the University at the end of the academic year. Prior to joining URI in 2017, Abbi had an extensive career in higher education in areas of real estate development and management, finance, […]

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January 30, 2023

University mourns the loss of Landscape Architecture Professor Richard Sheridan


Jan. 30, 2023 In the days following the unexpected death of University of Rhode Island Professor Richard Edward Sheridan, URI community members are remembering him as a dedicated, witty and warm man who loved his family, his job and the beach. The 75-year-old landscape architecture professor and South Kingstown resident died the morning of Tuesday, […]

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ROTC training scheduled Feb. 1


Jan. 30, 2023 On Wednesday, Feb. 1, URI Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets will conduct training in the North Woods area of the Kingston Campus. This includes the area of the recreational field north of the Flagg Road parking lot, Lot 20. The training will begin around 2 p.m. and continue until 5 […]

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Monday, Jan. 30: Changes to parking and traffic pattern on Old North Road


Jan. 26, 2023 On Monday, Jan. 30, the funeral of former South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia will be held at Christ the King Church located at 180 Old North Road, on the east side of the Kingston Campus. Please note that Old North Road will be shut down between Fortin Road and Bills Road […]

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January 26, 2023

University mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Vincent Rose


The University mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Vincent Rose in the College of Engineering. Rose had a long career teaching chemical engineering at URI and also served as the associate dean of the Graduate School. Please see his obituary here.

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January 24, 2023

University mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Warren Hagist


The University mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Warren Hagist in the College of Engineering. Hagist was a professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics and taught at the University for 40 years. See his full obituary here.

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Flu vaccinations and COVID-19  boosters (Pfizer) being offered on campus, Feb. 2


Jan. 23, 2023  University Health Services is pleased to announce that it will have a combined vaccination clinic (flu/covid booster) for students, faculty, and staff Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom. All counties in Rhode Island currently remain at a Medium Community Risk Level. Vaccines are the best […]

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January 23, 2023

URI Writing Award Competition—Win $1,000


Help us celebrate some of the excellent writing taking place here at URI! Take part in the annual University of Rhode Island Writing Award competition. Undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to submit a piece of writing from the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2022. Categories for submission include advocacy, scholarly/research, […]

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Remember to Check E-Campus for Classroom Changes


January 19, 2023 As we begin a new semester, faculty, staff and students are reminded to please check their schedules in e-Campus for any possible classroom changes.

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January 19, 2023

University mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Surendra Singh Malik


Jan. 18, 2023 The University mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Surendra Singh Malik, a former chair of the Physics Department and professor who taught at URI for over five decades. Surendra, 92, died Jan. 13 at his Kingston home, surrounded by his family. Surendra was born in Kheri Patti, a village in Uttar Pradesh, […]

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University mourns passing of Professor Emerita Bryna Wortman


Jan. 19, 2023 The University mourns the passing of Professor Emerita Bryna Wortman, who taught in the Theatre Department for nearly 20 years. Bryna, 85, died on Jan. 12. A proud New Yorker, Bryna graduated from Barnard College with an A.B. degree in English. After a stint in publishing as a print editor and audio/visual […]

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Deborah Riebe named College of Health Sciences interim dean


Jan. 19, 2023 Dear URI Community, I am pleased to share that Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., an international leader in the development of physical activity interventions to improve health, has been named interim dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences. A professor of kinesiology and associate dean of the college, Deb will […]

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Updates for Students from Transportation and Parking


Jan. 18, 2023 Transportation and Parking (TAP) welcomes returning and new students to campus. The spring 2023 semester officially begins Jan. 23. Each semester brings changes when it comes to campus parking. TAP has been hard at work on new programs and upgrades to make parking as smooth as possible for students. Here are tips to help you prepare for your […]

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January 18, 2023

Renewed policy on Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)


This policy provides guidelines for student-athletes and their development and use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL), including the role of the University and rules regarding compensation.

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January 13, 2023

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