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Cold weather warning: Ensure windows are closed and secured before leaving for weekend

Feb. 24 2023 Frigid weather warning Facilities Operations wants the campus community to be aware of a change in the weather that will drop temperatures into the low teens this weekend. The facilities team asks members of the University community to ensure windows and doors are closed and secured before leaving for the weekend. Leaving […]

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February 24, 2023

Briar Lane (Lot 1) closed Feb. 23 and 24

Lot 1 (Briar Lane) will be closed Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to faculty and staff. We ask for your cooperation so that the University is able to offer a convenient place to park for prospective students and their families as they visit the Kingston Campus. Alternative […]

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February 22, 2023

United Against Hate Workshop, March 2

Feb. 22, 2023 On Thursday, March 2, the University of Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Tri-County Community Action Agency, will host a workshop to discuss effective strategies to prevent and respond to hate crimes. The event, “United Against Hate: Identifying, Reporting, and Preventing Acts of Hate,” will be held from […]

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Call for Applications: Student Representative to URI Board of Trustees

Application deadline is Feb. 28 Feb. 20, 2023 Applications have opened for the next Student Representative to the URI Board of Trustees, the University’s governing body. URI’s Board of Trustees seeks to be representative of the diverse skills and voices of the University.  The student representative will be appointed by the President for up to […]

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February 20, 2023

University mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Mario Trubiano

The University mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Mario Trubiano in the College of Arts and Sciences, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, surrounded by his loving family. Trubiano, 79, was a professor of Spanish and taught at the University for 40 years. Trubiano immigrated to the United States at age 14, after enduring and […]

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February 16, 2023

Graduating seniors: Apply now to be the 2023 student commencement speaker

Feb. 16, 2023 Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2023! Commencement Weekend, May 19-21, is fast approaching. As the University prepares for the ceremonies, your Student Senate is accepting applications from graduating seniors to be the 2023 undergraduate commencement student speaker. If you are selected, you will receive the distinguished honor of sharing […]

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Nominate someone for a Peace Award

Feb. 15, 2023 The URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies invites URI students, faculty, and staff to nominate a current student and a faculty/staff member who has contributed significantly to nonviolence, peace, or human rights through their research, teaching, outreach, or services. Each recipient will be recognized on our website, awarded a certificate, offered […]

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February 15, 2023

Community to gather Wednesday, Feb. 15, to show support for earthquake victims in Turkey, Syria

Feb. 14, 2023 The devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, Feb. 6, leaving more than 36,000 dead and tens of thousands still missing, has impacted many students, faculty and staff in the University community. To mourn those lost and show solidarity with the millions affected by the disaster, members of the University […]

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February 14, 2023

URI Health Services receives reaccreditation by the Joint Commission

Feb. 14, 2023 Last week, URI Health Services hosted The Joint Commission, an independent accreditation organization that upholds rigorous quality assurance and patient safety standards. Health Services opts in to be reviewed by the organization, and proudly considers it a pillar of its commitment to excellent patient care. The Joint Commission visits every 3 years, […]

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ROTC training scheduled Feb. 15

Feb. 14, 2023 On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 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 p.m. Training […]

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Claim your free tickets now for URI WBB vs. UMass this Thursday and URI MBB vs. GW on Feb. 22

Feb. 13, 2023 URI Athletics is hosting Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night at the Ryan Center on Feb. 16 and 22. On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., watch Rhody Women’s Basketball as they take on UMass in a battle for the A-10 Regular Season title. With the Rams undefeated in conference play and UMass’ […]

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February 13, 2023

Kristin Johnson named vice provost for global initiatives

Feb. 13, 2023 Dear URI Community, I am pleased to announce that Kristin Johnson, Ph.D., professor of political science, has been named vice provost for global initiatives. This appointment recognizes the impactful work Kristin did while serving in an interim capacity.   Since joining URI in 2007, Kristin has overseen numerous global education initiatives, including […]

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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

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