Posts Tagged: University of Rhode Island

Former NEBHE Prez Bob Weygand to Leave URI Position

Former NEBHE President and U.S. Congressman Robert A. Weygand will leave his position as the University of Rhode Island's vice president for administration and finance at the end of the fiscal year in June 2013."I will have served in this role for more than nine years, a long time by national standards," he said. "I must admit, it seems like it was yesterday that I started."Since taking the URI po...

Special Deliveries: Certified Nurse-Midwifery Programs Lacking in New England

With Boston serving as a hub of both educational and medical excellence, it’s no wonder that New England has a high reputation to uphold in both of these areas. However, Boston and the rest of the region lack a specific degree program that is putting New England below the radars of potential midwives.Certified nurse-midwifery is a popular field with registered nurses seeking higher education...

Science (Non)-Fiction … The Latest from NE Campuses

A look at recent developments in New England higher education shows a region struggling to hold onto its historical research  prowess and adding new health programs, but also facing rising costs and declining funds.Holding onto research  power University of Connecticut Vice President for Research Suman Singha reported to university trustees that research dollars are drying up. Resear...

URI Fall 2011 Honors Colloquium to Feature Talks by Inventor Kurzweil, other Futurists on Technologies

The University of Rhode Island's honors colloquium will address technological advances expected over the next 20 to 30 years and their impact on humankind.Talks will take place Tuesday evenings, at 7:30 p.m. from September through December 2011, at Edwards Auditorium on URI's Kingston campus. The complete season line-up follows:Tuesday, Sept. 13Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil on exponential g...

URI Hooks $11.5 Million to Boost Sustainable Fishing in Senegal

The Coastal Resources Center and the Fisheries Center at the University of Rhode Island were awarded a five-year, $11.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help the sub-Saharan African country of Senegal promote sustainable fishing. Fishing has been an economic safety net in Senegal, which has created competing interests familiar in some parts of New England. Far...

Comings and Goings: They’d Rather Be in Philadelphia?

Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studies associate director Paul E. Harrington moved to Philadelphia-based Drexel University. Harrington has been a frequent contributor to NEJHE and to NEBHE events****Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., will also leave leave Boston for Philly, departing as dean of Boston College's Lynch School of Education to become the 27th president of Saint Joseph'...

URI and Rhode Island Hospital to Launch Five-Year Degree in Medical Physics

The University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Rhode Island Hospital, will offer a five-year dual degree program to teach graduates to apply physics to treating cancer and other human diseases.Set to launch in September 2011, the 162-credit program combining a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's in medical physics, will be the first of its kind in New England.Only 26 other unive...

URI Gets $212k Shot in Arm for Vaccine Studies

A University of Rhode Island biotechnology professor was awarded a $212,000 grant to hire summer research fellows for vaccine studies. The grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allows 14 students and recent graduates from URI, Brown University, Bates College and the University of Connecticut to conduct research on vaccines against diseases ranging from Hepatitis C to  Lyme d...

Brandeis, UConn Among NE Campuses Making Prez Moves

Brandeis University trustees named George Washington University Law School dean Frederick M. Lawrence to succeed Jehuda Reinharz as Brandeis president, beginning after Jan. 1, 2011. Lawrence became dean of the GWU Law School in 2005, after nearly two decades teaching at the Boston University School of Law.University of Connecticut trustees appointed Philip E. Austin to serve as interim president...