SHOW YOUR RHODY PRIDE
Join with alumni, family, and friends
on August 18 for Pride in URI Night at McCoy Stadium. Enjoy a great evening of PawSox baseball, food, and camaraderie at this popular Rhody tradition.
Register online today!
WELCOME YOUNG ALUMNI
The Young Alumni Council
and URI Career Services are hosting a special networking evening, featuring an alumni panel, career tips, resume critiques, and light refreshments at the Alumni Center on July 21 from 6–8 p.m. Learn more
and register today!
URI alumni chapters
—organized by both location and
affinity—are a great way to stay connected with URI, to see old classmates, and to meet new friends. Are you a writer? The newest URI alumni affinity chapter is our Writers' Affinity Group.
Delta Zeta Class of 1970
classmates are holding a 40th reunion celebration July 16–18 with events in Kingston and Narragansett.
Find out more.
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Saturday Afternoon Science Festival at GSO
Women's ice hockey golf tournament
URI Big Thinkers Series event in Hartford
Biomedical scientist concerned about
effects of oil spill on human health
Professor of Pharmacy Bongsup Cho knows there are cancer-causing chemicals in diesel fumes and cigarette smoke. The biomedical scientist also knows that some of the same chemicals are found in the gooey tar balls produced as a result of the Gulf oil spill.
URI to build 429-bed residence hall, begin next phase of landscape project
In September 2012, the University will open Hillside Hall, a residence hall that will be URI's most energy-efficient residential complex. Also on the Kingston Campus, workers have completed the first phase of the $1.5 million
Ranger/Green Hall landscape and infrastructure project. Phase two will begin at the end of June.
International Engineering Program director retires, leaves legacy at global corporations, engineering schools
When John Grandin retired this month as executive director of the International Engineering Program, he left behind a model that universities throughout the country are following and a long list of students and global corporations benefiting from his efforts.
Grad student’s role as chief scientist on research ship requires keen organization, improvisation skills
Doctoral student Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert is chief scientist — a role few graduate students undertake—for three one-week research cruises aboard URI’s research vessel Endeavor collecting data around-the-clock in and around Rhode Island Sound.
URI police officer becomes certified trainer for mental illness crises
Police Lt. Michael Donohue was one of 13 officers in the state who recently completed the Certification of Crisis Responder Trainers program. Donohue is now qualified to train other law enforcement officials to deal with incidents involving mental health.
As part of John Grandin's June 5 retirement celebration, a fundraising campaign was launched to establish an endowment to make the International Engineering Program financially independent of the ups and downs of the Rhode Island economy. The campaign has already raised more than $350,000 from alumni and corporate partners.