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  A Biweekly Report of University News, Events, and Alumni Updates April 14, 2011 Volume 8, Issue 8  
 
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GOING GLOBAL: Meet Maranda Cimeno, who spent a semester abroad in South Korea, and learn about other opportunities for expanding URI students' worldview.

Alumni

FEATURED SPEAKER
The URI Big Thinkers event in Washington, D.C. on April 28 will feature Karina Edmonds '92, Technology Transfer Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Energy. Edmonds received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from URI and her master’s and doctoral degrees in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology.

TRADITION
Members of the Class of 1961 will celebrate their 50th Reunion May 21–22, and Golden Grad Weekend, a special celebration for graduates who have already marked their 50th reunion, will be held June 3–4.

LEGACY FAMILY BRUNCH
Legacy families with a senior graduating in May are invited to a special legacy family brunch on May 21.

ALUMNI TEE TIME
The Alumni Association's popular annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held June 6 at Quidnessett County Club in North Kingstown, R.I..

ALUMNI CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ALUMNI CAREER RESOURCES

URI ALUMNI ONLINE

Calendar

APRIL 17 Watershed Watch training

April 20 Thewlis Lecture: "Negotiating Health and Heath Care as We Age"

APRIL 21 URI Theatre production of "A View from the Bridge" begins its run

APRIL 25 Vangermeersch Endowed Lecture: "The Public Pension Crisis"

APRIL 28 Big Thinkers Event in Washington D.C.

APRIL 30 URI Gardening Symposium

 

COLLABORATION
URI partners with Pittsburgh conservatory to enhance pharmaceutical research, education The University of Rhode Island has entered a partnership with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the world’s most energy-efficient and sustainable conservatories. The five-year partnership will help to provide information on a proposed energy-efficient conservatory at URI and enhance URI’s and Phipps Conservatory’s educational programs. More...

CYBERSECURITY
Securing cyber world is national priority At the University's Cybersecurity Symposium on April 11, four-star Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, called cybersecurity one of the most important issues facing our nation. “We’re the nation that built the Internet,” he said. “We’re the nation that built most of the tools. We ought to be the leaders in securing that space.” More...

GLOBAL EXPERTISE
Earthquake URI experts share hope for Japan Despite Japan's recent devastation, the country’s aptitude for planning and recovery has URI experts optimistic the nation will recover. Organized by graduate students and faculty from Japan, URI held a panel discussion that brought together experts in history, ocean engineering, nuclear engineering, and supply chain management to put the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters into perspective. More...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Greenhalgh Rhody gridder donates marrow, saves a life After learning his bone marrow was a match, URI football junior offensive lineman Matt Greenhalgh completed a bone marrow donation that will help save a leukemia patient's life. Since head coach Joe Trainer's arrival at URI in 2009, the Rams have hosted an annual bone marrow drive in support of the National Marrow Donor Program. Greenhalgh became a donor through this program two years ago. More...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
University taps firm to study the viability of a research and technology park The University has hired Scheer Partners, a leading provider of fully integrated commercial real estate services for the life science industry, as a consultant to establish and confirm the viability of developing a research and technology park. The park housing science, engineering, and technology firms would be located on the University's north campus. More...

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March

MARCHING FOR EQUALITY: In spite of the rain, students, faculty, and staff gathered on the Quad on April 13 for the March for Equality and Inclusive Community.

 
 
 

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