Ashish Chadha

Ashish Chadha

Ashish Chadha, an associate professor in URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media, has been making films for decades, but they are not the kind you might see at, say, a Showcase cinema. Chadha’s films are experimental or, as one critic puts it, “deliberately incomprehensible,’’ yet “visually seductive.’’ They explore themes of death, time, and […]

Katlin Fox

Katlin Fox ’09

Like many new grads entering the job market in the first years of the recession, Katlin Fox knew she might need to re-adjust her immediate expectations. Graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in Public Relations, she had hoped to find a marketing position, but her first post-URI job was as an executive assistant in a construction company. She made the most of […]

Stephen Atlas

Stephen Atlas

As the principal investigator of URI’s Mental Accounting and Pricing (MAP) Lab, Marketing Professor Stephen Atlas studies the influences on consumer financial decisions ranging from impulsive online purchases to mortgages. “I was involved in a lab as a grad student at Columbia which provided a research sounding-board as I gained footing as a researcher. We […]

Jacquelin Sparks

Jacqueline Sparks

When Jacqueline Sparks, professor of human development and family studies, published “The Norway Couple Project: Lessons Learned” in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy in 2015, she hoped the article would bridge a longstanding divide in psychotherapy. “There’s been a cutoff between researchers and clinicians because research articles do not always translate findings in […]

adam levin

Adam Levin

For Adam Levin, the guitar captures the essence of the world of classical music. He also believes it is the perfect instrument to draw an audience into that world. “Guitar is a bridge to classical music, so once you draw the audience in, a bait and switch, you then introduce them to a whole new […]

Bingfang Yan

Bingfang Yan

Bingfang Yan, professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy, has made his reputation identifying adverse reactions among prescription medications. His studies often examine drugs that hit the marketplace as much-needed therapeutic breakthroughs and their interactions with medications typically prescribed along with them. His most recent study, reported in the December 2016 […]

Joelle Rollo-Koster

Joëlle Rollo-Koster

Joëlle Rollo-Koster is a distinguished professor of history, a renowned medieval scholar, and an accomplished author. And this fall, in recognition of her outstanding academic research and writings in French history, the French government named her a Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. “I’m delighted to be recognized by my home country,’’ said Rollo-Koster. […]

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson ’81, ’88

Susan Johnson, an alumna of the College of Pharmacy, made her mark on health care nationally when she pioneered hospital clinics for patients taking anti-coagulant drugs. Providing on-site, instant blood test results brought more precise dosing of these tricky-to-manage anti-clotting drugs and helped to reduce patient hospitalizations. Now, Johnson is in the front lines of the […]

Niall Howlett

Niall Howlett

People often ask Niall Howlett, an associate professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and the region’s leading expert on a rare childhood disease called Fanconi anemia, why he studies a disease that affects so few people. “First and foremost,” he said, “there is no cure or effective treatments for it. So a greater understanding of the molecular […]

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

It’s been a busy semester for flute teacher Susan Thomas. In addition to her full-time teaching duties, her musical talents are in great demand when Broadway shows tour New England—performing this fall at the Providence Performing Arts Center with the cast of “Wicked” and “The King and I.” Combine that with monthly concerts as principal flutist for […]

Deb Erickson Owens

Deb Erickson-Owens

The word “midwife” ordinarily does not conjure images of a military jet soaring over Alaska with a pregnant woman aboard or taking a snow plow to a hospital in a blizzard to help a woman give birth. But such events are simply part of College of Nursing Associate Professor Deb Erickson-Owens’ accomplished career. The retired […]

Elizabeth Molloy

Elizabeth Malloy ’17

As a junior, Elizabeth Malloy enrolled in “Social and Political Change in the Dominican Republic,” a Winter J-Term course in which she and her fellow volunteers worked on a sanitation project in a village five hours north of Santo Domingo. Inspired by the experience, Elizabeth decided to enroll in the first class of URI’s Peace Corps […]