A Biweekly Report of University News, Events and Alumni Updates | February 18, 2010 Volume 7, Issue 4  



Networking events
Join with alumni from the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Dallas/Fort Worth, and New Hampshire Chapters, which are hosting networking events in their areas. Find out more.

Alumni of the game
At each A–10 men's basketball home game, an Alum of the Game is honored. These alumni demonstrate the best of what our graduates are about. Congratulations to our 2010 Alum of the Game honorees.

Globetrotters Member discount
Alumni Association members are invited to enjoy a discounted evening with the Harlem Globetrotters at the Ryan Center on March 29. Learn more.





February 23 Vetlesen Lecture Series: Confronting the Climate-Energy Challenge

February 23 Identity Politics in the Age of Obama

February 25 URI Theatre's A Flea in Her Ear begins

February 26 Rhodypalooza fundraiser for Haiti

March 1 Author Fawzia Afzal-Khan at Read/Write

March 2 Vetlesen Lecture Series: Merchants of Doubt

March 7 Norman M. Fain HIllel Center Dedication

March 11 Big Thinkers Series: Philadelphia


URI offers scientific and humanitarian aid to Haiti
The University's research vessel Endeavor left for Haiti this week on a two-fold mission—to study the seafloor in Haitian waters to find geologic evidence of the recent earthquake and to deliver humanitarian supplies procured by Plan USA. In addition, URI Helping Haiti, an initiative to support Haitian recovery, is sponsoring a series of projects, programs, and fundraising efforts. More...

[Books]Language program one of nation's largest Each semester 20 percent of URI undergraduates study a foreign language. One of the reasons— the University has found that pairing a language with another academic program gives students opportunities at global companies. More...

Researcher calls for global effort to monitor marine pollutants
A University researcher who studies chemical pollutants in the marine environment has called on colleagues around the world to establish a global monitoring network to verify that chemicals banned by the United Nations in 2003 are no longer in use. More...

VP for Advancement honored with national award
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education honored URI Vice President for University Advancement Robert M. Beagle with its Quarter Century Circle Award during ceremonies in Boston. More...

College of Engineering to launch accelerated BS/MS program The College of Engineering is one of the first in the nation to establish a five-year accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree program to better prepare engineers for the workplace. More...

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[Nursing video]

The University's College of Nursing
and Bradley Hospital are collaborating on a new master’s degree in child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing at Bradley, the nation’s oldest neuropsychiatric child and adolescent hospital. The College also offers hospital-based programs at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.


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