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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events, and Alumni Updates June 9, 2011 Volume 8, Issue 12  
 
 

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CHAMPION SAILORS: Meet the winners of the women's national small boat sailing championship.

Alumni

PICTURE THIS
Browse photo albums from recent alumni events, including 50th Reunion, Legacy Brunch, and ACN gathering in Providence.

ZOO STORY
Join fellow alumni and their families on July 15 for A Day at Roger Williams Park Zoo, hosted by the Alumni Association.

SET SAIL
Spend the afternoon sailing Boston Harbor with the Massachusetts Chapter on July 16. Learn to sail or relax and enjoy the summer breeze and great city views from the water.

SURF TIME
Graduates of the last decade are invited toYoung Alumni Surf Day in Matunuck on July 23. Surf lesson, wetsuit, and surfboard rental are included.

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Calendar

JUNE 11 Rhody the Ram Charity Yard Sale

JUNE 13–17 Metcalf Institute Public Lecture Series

JUNE 23–25 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

JUNE 25–26 GSO 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

CELEBRATION
GSO celebrates its 50th anniversary For five decades, the University's Graduate School of Oceanography has used Narragansett Bay, the global oceans, and the marine environment as a laboratory for research and education, establishing a reputation as one of the world’s leading oceanographic institutions. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, GSO is inviting the public to the Narragansett Bay Campus for a weekend of special events, June 25–26.

HEALTH CARE
Nursing Chief of national nursing group says nursing shortage coming soon The president of the American Nurses Association said on May 26 at the RI Statehouse that about a half-a-million nurses are expected to retire in the next 10 years. To respond to the crisis, the association is launching a national initiative to increase the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees by 80 percent by 2020. More...

ACHIEVEMENT
Sailors URI wins first national women’s championship in dinghy sailing The University of Rhode Island women’s sailing team captured the national dinghy title on May 26 in Cascade Locks, Oregon. The victory marked URI’s first women’s national small boat sailing title in the 75-year-history of the sport at Rhody. More...

Honor
Professor receives Fulbright Award Laura Meyerson, associate professor of natural resources science, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute of Botany in Průhonice and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic for the 2011-12 academic year. Meyerson, who studies invasive species, will focus on the relationship between a plant’s genome size and its propensity to become invasive. More...

ENVIRONMENT
Metcalf Institute honors reporting on forest exploitation The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, based on URI's Narragansett Bay Campus, awarded its 2011 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. to The Economist's James Astill for his eight-part series, "The World’s Lungs: Forests, and How to Save Them.." More...

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IGERT Video

COASTAL LEGACY: The IGERT program at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, a National Science Foundation funded effort to create a multi-disciplinary Ph.D. curriculum to address problems in coastal ecosystems, has come to a close. Watch how its legacy will carry forward for years to come.

 
 
 

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