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Important information on URI’s Community First Responder Program


December 6, 2023 Dear URI Community, At the University of Rhode Island, Health Services strives to help students make informed, healthy decisions. We also strive to protect the community and make sure students are aware of the life-saving resources that are available to prevent and reverse potential overdose deaths.  To continue to keep our community […]

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December 6, 2023

University mourns loss of Professor Emerita Donna Gilton


Dec. 5, 2023 The University is saddened to learn of the passing of Donna Gilton, professor emerita of library and information studies. A resident of Wakefield, Donna, 73,  died Tuesday, Nov. 28. Born July 9, 1950, in Lynn, Massachusetts, she was the only daughter of the Rev. Charles W. Gilton Sr. and Hattie (Franklin) Gilton. […]

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December 5, 2023

Administrative policies available for community comment


Dec. 4, 2023 The University’s Administrative Policy Committee is launching a new component to the review process for administrative policies at the University by seeking community feedback on pending administrative policies through the University’s new policies webpage. The draft policy on Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring, a new policy that combines existing guidance on employee […]

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December 4, 2023

Presentations by finalists for position of director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at URI Libraries


Dec. 1, 2023 Members of the campus community are invited to attend presentations by finalists for the position of director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at URI Libraries. This position will oversee, develop, and expand the University’s student entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives through multidisciplinary collaboration with faculty, business leaders, and the Office of Research and Economic […]

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December 1, 2023

University to conduct test of its emergency notification systems Dec. 4


Nov. 29, 2023 The University will conduct a test of its emergency notification systems, including RAVE Emergency Alert and blue light phones, on Monday, Dec. 4, at 8 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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November 29, 2023

Parking restrictions for Ram Lot for Nov. 22


Nov. 21, 2023 Due to a men’s basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, all vehicles parked in the Ram Lot on the north side of the Ryan Center need to be removed from the lot by 8 a.m. Wednesday. All cars remaining in Ram Lot will risk being ticketed and towed. Thank you

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November 20, 2023

Kingston Campus water main flushing Nov. 24-26


Nov 20, 2023 The University’s Office of Utilities will flush the water mains on the Kingston Campus beginning Friday, Nov. 24—continuing through Sunday, Nov. 26. 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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Mandatory security awareness training for URI employees


Nov. 20, 2023 Dear URI Faculty and Staff,   The purpose of this message is to notify you of upcoming mandatory cybersecurity awareness training for URI employees. This training is required to be completed annually by all employees and is separate from any new-hire or department-specific security awareness training. Many organizations are falling prey to cybercriminals’ […]

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Town of South Kingstown to begin paving project on Campus Avenue


Road will be closed from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24 Nov. 16, 2023 Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Town of South Kingstown will begin a paving project on Campus Avenue. The project will be completed, Friday, Nov. 24. During this period, Campus Avenue, from Upper College Road to Lower College Road, will be closed to […]

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November 16, 2023

Students encouraged to take Healthy Minds Survey


Nov. 15, 2023 Dear URI Students: I would like to kindly encourage you to take a few moments to complete the Healthy Minds Survey. Your participation is crucial in helping us understand the mental well-being of our student community and ultimately improve the services that we provide. The survey will be sent to 12,000 randomly […]

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e-Campus maintenance scheduled November 17-19


Nov. 14, 2023 Please note that all e-Campus modules will be down for scheduled upgrades and maintenance beginning Friday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. and will complete on Sunday, November 19th by approximately 5 p.m. The system will not be accessible to all users during this period. Please plan accordingly. It is recommended that all users […]

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November 14, 2023

Guidance and resources regarding contract approval process


Nov. 9, 2023 Dear URI Faculty and Staff, Earlier this year, important changes were made to the University’s contract approval process to achieve process efficiencies and reduce costs and risks for the University. This email is intended to provide you with a helpful overview of the contract approval process, as well as provide links to […]

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November 9, 2023

Old North Road Paving Project Update


Nov. 8, 2023 (Updated Nov. 9, 2023) Dear URI Community, The Town of South Kingston has commenced work on a project to pave Old North Road. This message provides details about road closures and traffic pattern changes. Old North Road from Flagg Road to Route 138 will be closed to through traffic each weekday from […]

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November 8, 2023

Nominations for Rainville Student Leadership Awards due Dec. 12


Recognize, encourage, and celebrate student leadership within the campus community Nov. 8, 2023 For 36 years the Office of Student Involvement and The Center for Student Leadership Development have held an annual celebration to honor students who are successful in various leadership roles, while maintaining a strong academic record. Join us in recognizing the many […]

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Required presidential performance review


Nov. 7 2023 Dear Members of the URI Community, As part of normal governing responsibilities, the URI Board of Trustees reviews the performance of the University president annually. The board also conducts a comprehensive performance review prior to the renewal of the president’s contract. President Marc Parlange joined URI in August 2021. His current contract […]

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November 7, 2023

CRASE Training


Nov. 3, 2023 The University of Rhode Island Police Department will offer active shooter response training on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Room 308. The training lasts approximately 1.5 hours and is offered to students, faculty and staff. The Citizen’s Response to An Active Shooter (CRASE) Training provides attendees strategies […]

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November 3, 2023

South Kingstown to begin Old North Road paving project Nov. 1


Oct. 31, 2023 Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Town of South Kingstown will begin a project to pave Old North Road. During business hours, traffic on Old North Road will be limited to a single lane from Flagg Road to Route 138. A traffic detail will be stationed at either end. Please be alert when […]

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October 31, 2023

Dr. Kimberly Stack named executive director of undergraduate student success and academic support


Oct. 31, 2023 Dear URI Community, I am pleased to announce that Kimberly Stack, Ed.D., has been named executive director of undergraduate student success and academic support following a national search. For nearly two decades, Dr. Stack has been committed to developing opportunities and resources for URI students to excel in their academic journeys and […]

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Call for Scholarship Candidates


Oct., 27, 2023 URI’s Office of National Fellowships and Academic Opportunities advises and assists qualified undergraduates, recent URI alumni, and current graduate students interested in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships.  Call for Goldwater Scholarship CandidatesThe Office of National Fellowships & Academic Opportunities is seeking sophomore and junior STEM majors with a 3.7+ […]

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October 27, 2023

Affirmative action information session, Nov. 15


Oct. 26, 2023 The Division of Administration and Finance invites you to a virtual information session hosted by the Office of Equal Opportunity on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., titled:  ‘Affirmative Action and Employment Discrimination: Let’s Talk About It!’ The goal of this event is to introduce the audience to URI’s […]

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October 26, 2023

Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween


Oct. 25, 2023 Dear Students, We hope this message finds you enjoying the fall semester in New England. The leaves are changing, the air is cooler, and everything is pumpkin spice. As with every October, kids young and old are getting excited about Halloween. We want everyone to enjoy this time of year, and we […]

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October 25, 2023

University mourns loss of George H. Wheatley Sr.


Oct. 20, 2023 The University is saddened to learn of the passing of George H. Wheatley Sr., 98, the oldest citizen of West Greenwich, who died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Laycock) Wheatley. He was the husband of […]

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October 20, 2023

Panel discussion: Equity and Justice in Teaching and Research, Nov. 7


Oct. 20, 2023 URI Year of Education features a series of monthly events highlighting the important work of leaders across the educational spectrum. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, URI experts will share their experiences infusing equity and justice into teaching and research. Panelists will discuss their successes and challenges and offer advise for advancing JEDI (justice, […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness: Multi-factor authentication


Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4 Oct. 23, 2023 Welcome to week four of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, we will focus on multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, is a security measure that requires anyone logging into an account to navigate a two-step process to prove their identity. It makes it twice as hard for […]

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