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HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

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HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

September 20, 2018 0 comments

As Rhode Island continues rebuilding from the Great Recession of 2008, the key issues of homelessness and housing affordability remain a problem for many in the state, according to a study published by HousingWorks RI in 2017.

Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

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Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three former and current University employees can move forward with some of the claims in a class action lawsuit alleging that the University mishandled their retirement funds, according to Chief Judge William Smith in a July order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, studies the effects of reading on mental health in children living in middle- and low-income countries.

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University professor studies child development in Jordan

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three weeks ago, Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and principle investigator in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab took her second trip to Jordan to discuss the data her lab analyzed from the nonprofit organization We Love Reading.

Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

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Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Jonathan Kurtis ’89 PhD’95 MD’96, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, did not first develop an interest in malaria behind a lab bench or as a training physician in a clinical setting. Instead, Kurtis’ bout with the disease during his junior year abroad in Kenya gave him a first-hand look […]

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo said her proposition for universal pre-K would cost $15 million per year and would be solely funded by the state budget.

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Raimondo proposes universal pre-K

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced that she will realize an initiative to fund universal state pre-kindergarten if she is elected for a second term.

Just UnDo It: North Smithfield considers reversing Nike ban

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Just UnDo It: North Smithfield considers reversing Nike ban

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Following public outcry, the Town Council of North Smithfield in Providence Country, Rhode Island, will vote Sept. 24 on whether or not to recall a recent municipal nonbinding ban of Nike products, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Council President John Beauregard.

Center for Reconciliation aims to confront the state’s reliance on the slave trade and its implications in a present-day context.

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Center for Reconciliation addresses legacy of slavery in R.I.

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Visitors to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s ongoing exhibition, “The Art of Race,” might notice that the series of lectures and decorative art installations credits the work of the Center for Reconciliation, a local faith-based nonprofit.

UCS President Shanzé Tahir ’19 also announced that a new committee formed to address harm in the community, the Community Accountability Focus Group, will have its first meeting next Wednesday.

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UCS holds elections for internal positions

September 19, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students filled six of seven open positions through internal elections at its meeting Wednesday night.

Study shows older women are more likely to have multiple births and experience increased risk of premature labor. The incidence of multiple births increases threefold in white women and fourfold in black women with age.

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U. Professors find link between age, multiple births

September 19, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University professors shows older women are more likely to give birth to more than one baby at a time due to the aging reproductive system.

A University internal task force communicated with the City about the new bike share program and suggested campus locations for bike hubs. As of Sept. 15, there were 400 JUMP Bikes in Providence.

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Bike share program comes to Providence

September 19, 2018 0 comments

As classes kicked off this semester, so did JUMP Electric Bikes — a new bike-share program that brings hundreds of red dockless bikes to Providence.