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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events and Alumni Updates | April 15, 2010 Volume 7, Issue 8  
 
 

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RHODY RAM SPRING CARAVAN SERIES
Join Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn and the Department of Athletics staff at Rhody Ram Spring Caravan events to learn more about where we are now and where we are headed. Events are planned for Westerly; Glastonbury, Conn.; New York City; and Providence. Get all the details.

MBA ALUMNI GATHERING
The College of Business is hosting an MBA alumni networking event at the Providence Marriott Downtown on May 20, featuring President David M. Dooley. Find out more.

50TH CELEBRATION
Members of the Class of 1960 are invited to their 50th Reunion May 21–23. Register online today!

AT THE CHAPTERS
On May 5, the Massachusetts Chapter Professionals Club is holding its first event. The New York Metro Chapter is hosting a networking event on May 20, and on June 8, the Ohio Chapter is heading to the Indians-Red Sox game in Cleveland. Find out what your chapter is up to!

ALUMNI CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

URI ALUMNI ONLINE

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APRIL 15 "Confessions" exhibit at Library continues

APRIL 16 Spring concert season begins

APRIL 20 Marcia Marker Feld Lecture: "Sustainable Urban Development: The Case for Rhode Island"

APRIL 22 "Your Life is an Open (Face)Book: Privacy in the Digital Age" Panel

APRIL 22 URI Theatre production of "Unbound" begins

APRIL 26 Lippitt Hall Reception celebrating Art in Public Places

APRIL 28 Amgen BioLabs Dedication

 

TRADITION
John King to deliver URI commencement address Alumnus John King, CNN chief national correspondent and anchor of the new evening program John King, USA, will speak at the University of Rhode Island’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 23 and receive an honorary doctor of humane letters.

In addition, the University will confer honorary degrees on Sadayuki Sakakibara, president, chief executive officer, and chief operating officer of Toray Industries, Inc.; Lesa Terry, internationally renowned jazz violinist, composer, artistic director, educator, and scholar; and Karen Adams, anchor for WPRI-TV and Fox Providence for more than 20 years. More...

[Ballard]OUTREACH
Ballard announces new Educators at Sea outreach program When Oceanography Professor Robert Ballard leads a research expedition in June, students and teachers from Smithfield’s Gallagher Middle School and Narragansett High School will participate through a new Educators at Sea program. Ballard hopes to expand the program to all Rhode Island school districts and Boys & Girls Clubs in coming years. More...

DISCOVERY
Pharmacy researcher finds beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup
Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Navindra Seeram, who specializes in medicinal plant research, has found more than 20 compounds in maple syrup from Canada that have been linked to human health, 13 of which are newly discovered in maple syrup. More...

VISION
URI Coastal Institute grows, evolves under new leadership
The role of the Coastal Institute at URI is evolving under its new director, Judith Swift, while it also maintains its founding principle to serve as a neutral forum for the discussion of issues facing the state’s coastal ecosystems. More...

INNOVATION
URI to develop tick encounter risk calculator Residents of Southern New England will soon have a new tool at their disposal to help them determine their likelihood of encountering disease-carrying deer ticks and identify the best strategies for reducing their risk of being bitten. More...

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Take a look at photos and more from the inauguration of David M. Dooley on April 8, 2010.

 
 
 

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