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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events, and Alumni Updates January 6, 2011 Volume 8, Issue 1  
 
 

[NASA]
URI engineering grad takes NASA to new heights. Dorothy S. Rasco '81 is manager of the Space Shuttle Business Office for the NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston.

[Alumni]

IT'S ALL ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS
Big Chill Weekend, January 21–23, is all about scholarships and fun. Register by January 14. Even if you can't attend, you can still participate in our silent auction by submitting an absentee bid, now through January 14, on "The Best of the Best" auction items.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for persons to serve as members of its Executive Board. Find out more.

RAM AWARD
The Ram Award recognizes an individual, whether an alumnus or not, who has demonstrated dedication to the Alumni Association and/or the University, for at least 25 years. Seeking nominations.

AT THE CHAPTERS
On February 4, the new LGBTIQ2 Alumni and Friends Chapter will host an event at the Alumni Center. And, on February 9, the Rhode Island Chapter will hold a career evening in Providence at Waterplace Restaurant. More about these and other chapter events.

ALUMNI CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

URI ALUMNI ONLINE

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JANUARY 24 Spring Semester classes begin

JANUARY 31 Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities begin

March 19 College of Nursing 65th anniversary celebration

 

GIVING
Donors give $3 million to support College of Engineering The University of Rhode Island recently received three separate gifts of $1 million or more, increasing the total raised during the Making a Difference capital campaign to more than $126 million. The goal of the campaign, which ended December 31, 2010, was $100 million.

The gifts specifically support College of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. Two of the gifts are from URI College of Engineering alumni and the third from Toray Plastics (America), located in North Kingstown. More...


[Story Photos] GLOBAL HEALTH
URI takes aim at neglected tropical diseases The University's Institute for Immunology and Informatics (I’Cubed) is welcoming researchers from around the world to an intensive training program targeting the world’s neglected tropical diseases. The program focuses on training foreign and domestic researchers interested in using new vaccine design tools developed by Professor Annie De Groot. More...

FINANCIAL SUCCESS
Amateur stock analysts impress pros This fall, 11 seniors in the College of Business developed a portfolio that outperformed Standard Poor’s 500 and two other SP indices. These amateur analysts participated in the Ram Fund, which gives advanced business students the opportunity to invest and manage money for the long term. More…

COLLABORATION
URI, RI Hospital to offer medical physics degree The University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Rhode Island Hospital, will offer an innovative 5-year medical physics degree that combines a bachelor of science degree in physics with a master of science degree in medical physics. The expanding field of medical physics focuses on diagnosis and treatment of human disease. More...

THE YEAR IN REVIEW
A year of accomplishments As 2011 begins, the University highlights its major news stories of 2010, reviews some of the year's great student experiences, and celebrates its growth in research funding.

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