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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events and Alumni Updates | March 18, 2010 Volume 7, Issue 6  
 
 

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RAMS ADVANCE TO NIT 2ND ROUND
Go Rhody! After a win in first-round NIT play over Northwestern, the Rams men's basketball team will host Nevada at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22 at the Ryan Center. Get tickets or watch the game on ESPNU—we're one step closer to Madison Square Garden! Get all the details.

50TH REUNION CELEBRATION
Members of the Class of 1960 Dr. Rudy Tanzi, are celebrating their 50th Class Reunion May 21-23 2010. This special gathering is held during Commencement Weekend
each year. Details and registration available online.

AT THE CHAPTERS
Southern California alumni are getting together on March 27. The Connecticut Chapter is hosting a networking event on April 15, and the Massachusetts Chapter Alumni Professionals Club is welcoming President Dooley to an event on May 5. Find out more.

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MARCH 18-26 Stop the Abuse: Domestic Violence
Awareness exhibit and multimedia performance event

MARCH 30 Vetlesen Lecture: Exploring the World’s
Notable and Threatened Underwater Habitats

MARCH 31 URI Distinguished Achievement Award
Nomination Deadline

APRIL 7 Inauguration Ceremony, Community
Celebration, and Community Dance

APRIL 8 Inauguration Ceremony, Community
Celebration, and Community Dance


 

Research
Development of more muscular trout could boost commercial aquaculture Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture Terry Bradley's 10-year effort to develop transgenic rainbow trout with enhanced muscle growth has yielded fish with what have been described as six-pack abs and muscular shoulders that could provide a boost to the commercial aquaculture industry.

Bradley said his research into the inhibition of myostatin, a protein that slows
muscle growth, has obtained “stunning results” in the last two years, with trout
growing 15 to 20 percent more muscle mass than standard fish. More...

Vision
Inauguration symposia spotlight the role of education in transforming the worlds In honor of the inauguration of Dr. David M. Dooley as URI's 11th president, the University has planned a series of academic symposia, lectures, and related activities on April 7 to be presented at three of the University's campuses. More...

outreach
URI energy and water quality programs reach out to community
The Master Energy Program is offered this spring for those interested in learning energy efficiency measures. In addition, the Watershed Watch Program is training volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring at the state's lakes, ponds, and streams.

Excellence
Teacher education program gains national praise
There’s plenty of talk these
days about how to reform teacher education. Rhode Islanders need look no further than their state university to find leadership and innovation in this area. More...

Innovation
Computer advancements to enable URI scientist to develop improved
hurricane intensity prediction models
A new $20 million NOAA–funded project will result in significant improvement in forecasters’ ability to predict hurricane intensity, says Professor of Oceanography Issac Ginis, whose hurricane prediction models are among the most accurate used by the National Hurricane Center. More...

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[Video]
University of Rhode Island alumnus Dana Ramey is the 2010 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year . A Spanish teacher at Middletown High School, Ramey earned his master's degree in adult education in 1999.

 
 
 

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