Saturday, April 6, 2013
V. Susan Sosnowski and Donald Lally praise first responders for their actions at URI on Thursday.
Saturday, April 6
Release courtesy the Legislative Press Bureau. Rep. Donald J. Lally and Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski, both of whose districts include University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus, applauded URI and local emergency responders on Friday for their swift and thorough response to the report of a possible gunman on the campus on Thursday. “On behalf of our community, I feel safer seeing how quickly URI’s staff and our local police, fire and rescue crews responded, and how they organized a complete investigation under chaotic circumstances while keeping citizens and students out of harm’s way. We are extremely lucky and grateful that this didn’t turn out to be a shooting, but more than any drill would have, it made me aware of how well our first …
Friday, April 5, 2013
URI president David Dooley thanks emergency officials for their response, and outlines the school’s response.
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Friday, April 5
Statement released via the University of Rhode Island Department of Communications and Marketing. To Members of the University Community, We are grateful that an alarming, and to some a terrifying, experience in Kingston yesterday ended with all members of our community safe and sound. A threatening statement believed to have been made in a lecture hall caused about 300 students to flee the auditorium, an entire building evacuated, an emergency alert system activated, and a university campus put in lock down mode for nearly three hours. We appreciate the swift and professional response of the University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown, Charlestown, and Rhode Island State Police with its K-9 unit. The cooperation among these forces was …
SK Schools Superintendent Krsten Stringfellow shares the district’s emergency and lockdown policies in light of what happened at URI on Thursday.
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Friday, April 5
The following letter was sent to the South Kingstown schools listserv. Crisis Response Plan Communication to Parents In light of the recent event at URI, we are taking this opportunity to review district crisis protocols with parents and staff. LOCKDOWNS Although yesterday the South Kingstown Police confirmed that there was no threat to schools and we did not need to “lockdown” our school buildings, there may be times in the future when a “lockdown” is necessary to help ensure student safety. We understand that communication from the media will most likely go “viral” before we can confirm the accuracy of the information and communicate to families. When parents hear about a crisis in or around schools they will certainly become concerned. …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Economic officials from Germany and France will be talking about the European financial crisis on April 17 at the University of Rhode Island.
Wednesday, April 3
Release courtesy the University of Rhode Island Department of Communications and Marketing. Friedrich Löhr, retired consul general of Germany, and Fabien Fieschi, consul general of France, will be among the panelists discussing “Is Europe Back? From Crisis Region to Transatlantic Free Trade Area?” on April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island. The program will take place in the Lippitt Hall auditorium on the URI Kingston campus. The event is free and open to the public. Others participating in the panel discussion are URI professors Gordon Dash, business management, Silvia Dorado, entrepreneurial management, Michael Honhart, history, and Richard McIntyre, economics. The panel will explore topics ranging from the argument …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Newport resident and URI pharmacy professor Celia MacDonnell brings together health care students for team-based learning.
Release by Rachel Donilon, a University of Rhode Island Marketing and Communications intern, and writing and rhetoric major. Ask Celia MacDonnell what her reaction was when she found out she had been honored for the best pharmaceutical publication in 2012, and her answer may surprise you. “I had no idea what the award even was,” she said, humbly. “I had no idea it was such a big deal.” And a big deal it is: MacDonnell, clinical associate professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, has been honored with the Rufus A. Lyman Award, presented annually by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for the year’s best publication involving original research and/or other scholarly work in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bobby Hurley served as the associate head coach for his brother Danny at URI, and will now take over at Buffalo University.
Wednesday, March 27
Bobby Hurley, one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history, has been named the 12th men's basketball head coach at the University at Buffalo. He joins UB from the University of Rhode Island where he has been serving as associate head coach. UB Director of Athletics Danny White made the announcement on Tuesday at a 5:00 pm press conference at Alumni Arena. "After reviewing a large and highly qualified national pool and following my conversations with some of the most respected figures in college athletics, Coach Hurley was clearly the choice to lead the next era of UB basketball," White said. "As we continue to foster our role as the flagship athletic department for the state of New York, the appointment of Coach Hurley …
Monday, March 25, 2013
A walkathon will serve as this year’s spring fundraising highlight for South County Habitat for Humanity.
Release courtesy the University of Rhode Island Department of Communications and Marketing. Registration is open for South County Habitat for Humanity’s annual “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” walkathon, which begins and ends at the University of Rhode Island quadrangle on April 6. The 3-kilometer walk begins at 2 p.m., and all proceeds will support Habitat’s Old North Village on the edge of the URI Kingston campus. Immediately following the walk, Rhode Island lifestyle brand Alex and Ani will host a free concert on the quadrangle by its musical partners, Colour of London. In addition to the concert, post-walk activities include family-friendly games, food, vendors and photo booths wired to social media sites. “The ‘Pound the Pavement…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Watershed Watch program at URI needs volunteers to monitor local bodies of water.
Sunday, March 24
Release courtesy of the University of Rhode Island Department of Communications and Marketing. Twenty-five years of water quality data collected by volunteers from the Watershed Watch program at the University of Rhode Island has shed light on the variability of the conditions of Rhode Island’s ponds, rivers and streams and how climate change and the increasingly severe weather affects them. The program is now seeking additional volunteers to continue to monitor the state’s water bodies. “We know that our waters are highly variable from site to site and from year to year,” said Elizabeth Herron, Watershed Watch program coordinator. “Rainfall affects sites very differently – some respond well to dry weather, others to wet weather. It …
Monday, March 18, 2013
According to University of Rhode Island officials, there will be a tuition freeze for 2013-14 and record levels of financial aid.
Release courtesy the URI Department of Communications and Marketing. The University of Rhode Island has frozen tuition for 2013-14 for both Rhode Islanders and non-resident students and has increased financial aid to record levels. “We believe the tuition freeze for both in-state and out-of-state students, as well as the increase in financial aid, is an important step forward in addressing affordability and access to higher education,” said URI President David M. Dooley. “While we recognize that a college education is a major investment, we also know that college graduates fare much better in the labor markets than those without degrees, and are better prepared for success in a global economy.” “Access to education is essential to …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Rams’ first half efficiency gets wore down by a more talented UMass squad, as URI loses 75-66 in its season finale.
KINGSTON – For seemingly the 100th time this year, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team saw a close game slip away in the second half, as the Rams couldn’t keep pace with a more talented opponent. For Senior Day on Saturday afternoon, the cast of characters changed, as the University of Massachusetts Minutemen played the role of past squads like La Salle, St. Bonaventure and VCU. However, the ending was the same, as the Rams lost 75-66. As usual, the Rams were within striking distance at the half, trailing by just a single point with about four seconds left. In a play that epitomized URI’s season, UMass point guard Chaz Williams got the ball in the backcourt, shook off light contact from 60 feet away, and then launched a …