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September 2006


Features

Forecasting Hurricanes
Oceanography Professor Isaac Ginis is considered one of the most accurate hurricane forecasters in the world.

Campaign Chair Tom Ryan on Making a Difference
The chair of URI’s upcoming capital campaign discusses goals and strategy.

A Model of Transcultural Care
Josepha Campinha-Bacote helps deliver health care to diverse cultural groups.

Meet the First URI Distinguished Achievement Award Winners
The head of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, the founder of a leading technology company, the chief of CVS/pharmacy, and a retired nursing professor and philanthropist are the first recipients of the University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Honors Students Reel in the Big Ones
There’s nothing fishy about URI students reeling in highly competitive scholarships, once considered the purview of the Ivies. In fact, very few big ones get away. This past spring alone, students won two Fulbrights, a Goldwater, a Udall, a Madison, two Metcalfs, and two National Science Foundation research internships.
It’s not a coincidence; it’s a tradition. The story behind the success rests in the Honors Program’s Office of National Scholarships, which opened in 1996 to help select and guide candidates for these major scholarships. Here’s a snapshot of some of the recent winners:

Annual Giving 2005-2006


Departments


Up Front

News & Views

Focus on Philanthropy

Press Box

Alumni Chapters

Looking Back

Gifting Through Bequests


Class Acts

Read Class Notes Online

Class Acts Profiles


Back Page

Dinner with Strangers


Profile in Giving

Hudson Companies Scholarship
“The Hudsons and their friends are among the reasons why the College of Engineering continues to grow.”


Wrapups

Family Camp 2006

50th Reunion & Golden Grad Weekend

Winter Gala 2007

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