URI Today

As a writer for the Office of Communication and Marketing, I routinely wrote press releases, took photos, interviewed subjects and composed mass emails to keep our campus community informed. These articles appeared on URI Today, the official website for URI news, and were circulated to local and national news agencies. 

The SMILE Program celebrates 25th year Program marks successful collaboration with URI

KINGSTON, R.I. — October 30, 2018 — For 25 years, the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experience (SMILE) Program has helped instill a love of learning in these fields among students across the state. An afterschool enrichment program for students in grades four through 12, it provides them with opportunities to conduct experiments with wind turbines, magnets, math and more to help put them on a path to college.

URI engineering students win Award of Excellence, regional Silver Award in computer engineering competition

KINGSTON, R.I. — October 11, 2018 — University of Rhode Island graduates Daniel Williams, of North Smithfield, James Kiessling, of East Providence, Christian D’Ovidio of Cranston won the Award of Excellence in the Global Grand Final Competition at the 2018 Innovate FPGA (field-programmable gate array) Global Design Contest. The team also won the contest’s Silver Award in Americas regional award.

High School Students from Central Falls, Providence learn about sharks, ocean life

KINGSTON, R.I. — August 28, 2018 — When 16 students from the Met School in Providence and Central Falls High School boarded the Capn’ Bert for the University of Rhode Island’s first Summer Shark Camp, they were quiet. “They started out a little introverted,” said Brad Wetherbee, a biological sciences professor in the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences and shark expert.

URI honors Niels-Viggo Hobbs with first part-time faculty excellence award

KINGSTON, R.I. — June 11, 2018 — The Office of the Provost at the University of Rhode Island honored Biology Instructor Niels-Viggo Hobbs of Providence with the first Part-time Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. The award honors part-time faculty whose work is exceptional. “It’s an award about teaching excellence. The award is meant for someone who is a well-rounded teacher, good in and out of the classroom, and a good advisor,” said Matthew Bodah.