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Faculty and staff parking permit renewal notice

June 2, 2023 Your current faculty/staff parking permit will expire July 31, and you can order your new virtual permit online by signing into your parking account here. You will need your URI credentials to log in.  All cars on campus must have a valid permit park. You will be required to provide your license […]

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June 2, 2023

Special Olympics at URI, June 2 – 4

May 31, 2023 The Special Olympics Rhode Island’s 2023 Summer Games will take place Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4 at URI. Boss Lot 27 and Keaney Lot 26 will be unavailable beginning the afternoon of Wednesday, May 31 until the games have concluded. Students, faculty, and staff are asked to seek alternative parking. […]

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May 31, 2023

Thank You for Celebrating Our Graduates

May 24, 2023 To Our URI Community, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for another fantastic year followed by a celebratory and successful commencement. Each one of you played a part in making sure the events were meaningful for our graduates. To our faculty and teaching staff, thank you for your support. You have been […]

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May 24, 2023

2023 Spotlight on Faculty Innovation in General Education

May 17, 2023 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: Saheli Goswami, assistant professor in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design; David Howard, professor and department […]

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May 17, 2023

Water main flushing from May 22 through June 9

May 16, 2023 The University’s Facilities Operations, Office of Utilities will flush the water mains on the Kingston Campus beginning Monday, May 22, and continuing through Friday, June 9. The process will take approximately 3 weeks and will flush out the naturally occurring sediment that accumulates in the water lines, helping the University to continue […]

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May 16, 2023

Update on University mask policy

May 9, 2023 Beginning Thursday, May 11, the University of Rhode Island will, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and best practices, no longer require community members to wear masks indoors on our campuses.   This change in policy is based on continued low transmission rates across our state and to align our […]

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May 9, 2023

University mourns death of Professor Emerita Agnes Doody

Beloved, innovative professor worked at URI for 45 years May 9, 2023 Professor Emerita Agnes G. Doody, 93, who inspired and enlivened the University of Rhode Island for 45 years, died in Wakefield, April 28. Known for wearing the color purple, coiling her hair in a gold crown and driving a pair of Mercedes-Benz cars […]

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May 8, 2023

Apply for the 2023 Launch URI summer accelerator

May 4, 2023 Do you have a dream that you would like to bring to life? This summer, experience Launch URI, an eight-week program that promotes development of new technologies and ideas into thriving business ventures. The in-person program requires a significant weekday time commitment and will run from June 5 to Aug. 4 at […]

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May 4, 2023

University mourns loss of Ronald D. Hedlund, former vice provost for research and service

April 28, 2023 The University extends its condolences to the friends and family of Ronald D. Hedlund, 81, of Estero, Florida, who died peacefully on Feb. 25. During his career, he was a professor of political science for 50 years. In 1989, Ronald became vice provost for research and service at URI. He joined Northeastern […]

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April 28, 2023

University mourns loss of Professor Emerita Lorraine Bloomquist

April 28, 2023 University of Rhode Island Professor Emerita Lorraine Bloomquist, 91, a pioneer in the area of adapted sports and physical activity for those with disabilities, died peacefully April 15. The University extends its condolences to her family and friends. A resident of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Lorraine’s love of athletics and physical activity […]

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Public art commission for the Fine Arts Center: Presentations, Monday, May 1

April 27, 2023 On Monday, May 1, the finalists for the public art commission for the URI Fine Arts Center will be on campus to present their proposals. In conjunction with the renovations, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is commissioning public artwork through the state’s Allocation for Art for Public Facilities Act. […]

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April 27, 2023

Green Hall Lot closed Friday, April 28

April 26, 2023 To accommodate external guests attending the National Science Foundation Director’s visit to URI on Friday, April 28, the Green Hall Lot (Lot 10) will be closed to faculty and staff until 10 a.m. Disability parking will still be available. Faculty and staff are asked to find alternate parking. Thank you for your […]

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April 26, 2023

Last Day of Classes Celebration

Last Day of Classes Celebration Join us on the Quad! Monday, May 1, 202311:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.(Rain Date: May 2) President Marc B. Parlange invites all students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the last day of classes and honor the Class of 2023. Please arrive at the Quad by noon to help us create […]

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University mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Chris Brown

April 25, 2023 The University mourns the loss of Chris William Brown, 84, professor emeritus of chemistry, who died April 8 with his beloved wife of 39 years, Kathleen (McCall) Brown, at his side. Chris earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry at Xavier University and a doctorate in physical chemistry at the University […]

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April 25, 2023

University mourns death of URI Police Officer Robert W. Kenyon Jr.

April 24, 2023 The University joins the URI Police Department in expressing its profound sadness over the death of URI Police Officer Robert “Bob” W. Kenyon Jr. on Thursday, April 20. The University community offers its deepest condolences to his family, fellow URI officers, former colleagues at the Hopkinton Police Department and friends. Bob was a […]

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April 24, 2023

Memorial for late Professor Emerita Jacqueline Sparks, May 13

April 24, 2023 University colleagues of the late URI Professor Emerita Jacqueline Sparks invite URI community members to a celebration of Jackie’s life, Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Farmer’s Daughter, 716 Mooresfield Road, in Kingston. Jackie, who died Nov. 3, 2022, was an avid gardener and nature lover. In her […]

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April 21, 2023

University mourns the loss of David Tarasevich

April 20, 2023 The University mourns the loss of URI groundskeeper David Tarasevich, of Wakefield, who passed away unexpectedly on April 12. Dave joined URI in 2006, working on both the Bay Campus and, since 2010, the Kingston Campus. Dave worked primarily on the grounds around URI’s residential complexes, and he helped support many University […]

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April 20, 2023

Students, remember to be good neighbors

April 19, 2023 Dear Students, As we near the end of the semester and with warmer weather in the forecast, we are reaching out to remind you—whether you live on or off campus—of the importance of being a good neighbor and community member. Here are a few friendly reminders: Noise: Be considerate about noise levels. If […]


April 19, 2023

New policy on Approval and Execution of Contacts and Other Binding Documents

April 19, 2023 Effective February 20, 2023, the University placed into service a new policy on Approval and Execution of Contracts and Other Binding Documents. This policy identifies individuals authorized to sign contracts and other binding documents on behalf of the University of Rhode Island and the URI Board of Trustees and establishes rules regarding […]

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Traffic update-Route 138 at Lower College Road

Sewer line repair work underway on Route 138 April 19, 2023 Crews are working this morning to repair a damaged sewer line on Route 138 at the intersection with Lower College Road. URI Police report that traffic on Route 138 has been restricted to one lane. If you are traveling through this area on your […]

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Faculty and staff can save on tickets to see Eric Andre, April 22 at the Ryan Center

April 13, 2023 On Saturday, April 22, comedian Eric Andre brings his show to Kingston. Andre stars in the 2021 Netflix feature film “BAD TRIP.” Co-written and produced with “Eric Andre Show” director Kitao Sakurai and co-starring Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish, “BAD TRIP” was the number one most-viewed Netflix feature the week of […]

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April 13, 2023

University mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Armand Silva

April 12, 2023 The University mourns the loss of Armand Joseph Silva, 91, professor emeritus of civil, environmental and ocean engineering, who died peacefully April 1. A renowned ocean engineer, researcher and professor, Armand held many interests, was devoted to family and friends, and led a vibrant life. As a professor and department chair at […]

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April 12, 2023

Campus photography and video shoots scheduled April 12

April 11, 2022 Outdoor photography and video shoots, including drone footage, will be underway on the Quad and at select locations on Wednesday, April 12, from approximately 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. URI Marketing and Communications appreciates everyone’s cooperation as we secure spring images to help us share stories of Rhody life here on campus.

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April 11, 2023

Announcing interim vice president for administration and finance appointment

April 11, 2023 To Members of Our URI Community, I am pleased to share that Abby Benson has been appointed interim vice president for administration and finance, effective May 14, 2023. As interim vice president, Abby will oversee several key areas of the University—including facilities, risk management, human resources, budget and finance, public safety, and […]

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