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Sonia Sotomayor Tells Grads To Embrace The Awful Moments

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.23.2016 | College

Between the moments you'll always remember and the ones you'd rather soon forget, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told University of Rhode ...

Student Newspaper Story Leads To Therapy Dog's Removal From Residence Hall

College Media Matters | Posted 04.13.2015 | College

A feel-good report in the University of Rhode Island student newspaper about a longtime housekeeper and his beloved therapy dog has led to the dog’s...

Students Think Plumpy'Nut Challenge Can Match Ice Bucket

William Lambers | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

We all remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from last summer and its amazing success, raising money for research to cure ALS. What if that same spirit could be used to save children from starvation around the world?

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

College Lifts Lockdown After Police Find No Evidence Of Gunman On Campus

Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. -- The University of Rhode Island lifted the campus lockdown Thursday around 2:15 p.m., announcing the all-clear on its Facebook pag...

This Student Filmmaker Is Our New Hero (VIDEO)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen

Andrew Pilkington wants to be a professional film director one day -- and his dream is pretty close to coming true. According to, Pil...

University Of Rhode Island Latest To Ban Four Loko | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island has become the latest college to ban a new drink that packs a powerful combination of alcohol ...

DJ Pauly D Incites Riot At The U Of Rhode Island

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

DJ Pauly D's mere presence at the University of Rhode Island this week inspired a screaming stampede of college co-eds -- and now the "Jersey Shore" s...

Scientists Develop Fish With Six-Pack Abs That Could Benefit Aquaculture Industry

Mother Nature Network | Stephanie Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The trout are bizarrely muscular, with rippling abdomens that resemble six-pack abs and dorsal humps that give the impression of bulked-up shoulders. ...