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ADMINISTRATORS at Rhode Island College are already looking for grants and other funding sources for its new Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies after the $2 million allocation from the state's American Rescue Plan Act funds runs out in three years. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

After initial launch, RIC’s new cybersecurity institute looks to be self-funded

State leaders have agreed to set aside more than $2 million to launch the Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies at Rhode Island College,...

Danny Willis named dean of URI’s College of Nursing

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has named Danny Willis as the next dean of the College of Nursing. Currently, Willis is the...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has received a $247,895 charitable gift from the Schwab Charitable Fund to launch a new on-campus sustainability initiative. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $250K gift to support new on-campus sustainability initiative

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is launching a new on-campus sustainability initiative, and the university received some financial from the Schwab...
PHIL MARTELLI JR., center, has been named Bryant University's new head men's basketball coach. He was an interim coach when Jared Grasso, who has since resigned, was suspended by the university back in late September. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant promotes Martelli Jr. to head men’s hoops coach

SMITHFIELD – With Jared Grasso out at Bryant University, Phil Martelli Jr. is now officially in with the men’s basketball program. The university announced Wednesday...
A NEW REPORT from Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations at Public Policy notes that most Rhode Islanders are concerned about the U.S. democracy and have trust issues with the news media. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Pell Center survey: R.I. residents worried about health of U.S. democracy

NEWPORT – Rhode Islanders are concerned about the health of the U.S. democracy but the sources of such concerns depend on their party affiliation....
JARED GRASSO announced Monday that he has resigned as Bryan University's head men's basketball coach. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University men’s hoops coach Grasso resigns

SMITHFIELD – Jared Grasso’s tenure as Bryant University’s head men’s basketball coach has abruptly ended. Grasso, who was mired in controversy before the start of...
HELP NEEDED: Dr. Michael Wagner, left, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, discusses the health services industry in Rhode Island, including workforce development, with other panelists at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Others on the panel include, from left, Brown University’s Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Raj Hazarika from Point32Health Inc. and John Fernandez, CEO and president of Lifespan Corp. Moderating is PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing. 

For hospital executives, solving labor shortages a top task

When asked whether the lingering workforce shortages are affecting access to care, Rhode Island’s health care leaders had a clear answer. “Yes, period, end of...

Five Questions With: Eva-Marie Mancuso

Eva-Marie Mancuso | Director, John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University 1. You were recently appointed director of the Chafee Center....
VALUABLE COLLECTION: Bill and Alison Vareika gather amongst some of their extensive collection of William Trost Richards paintings in the Vareika Fine Arts Gallery in Newport.

Vareika traded dealing in courtrooms for dealing paintings

William Vareika was supposed to be a lawyer, not an art dealer. But sometimes fate has a way of making these decisions for you. A...
Rebecca L. Watts

CCRI is leading way on accountability in higher ed

Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Commerce Corp. announced in October that 262 college graduates will receive Wavemaker Fellowships, good for student loan reimbursements...
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