Topic: Research

University opens new mindfulness center

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University opens new mindfulness center

October 4, 2017 0 comments

Beginning in the late 1970s, mindfulness moved from the ashram to the laboratory, where researchers began to study its effects on health.

R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

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R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

September 27, 2017 0 comments

The University of Rhode Island will head a consortium of eight major universities in the Ocean State to study the impacts of climate change.

Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

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Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

September 27, 2017 0 comments

Many people are unaware that water exists on the moon, but University scientists have gone far beyond corroborating this fact.

Jill Pipher, Vice President for Research.

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Jill Pipher tapped as new vice president for research

September 13, 2017 0 comments

On July 1, Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher became the new vice president for research for the University.

Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

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Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

September 13, 2017 0 comments

It’s easy to conceptualize climate change as distant environmental shifts in the future.

U. announces $5 million emergency research fund

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U. announces $5 million emergency research fund

April 11, 2017 0 comments

Provost Richard Locke announced the creation of a $5 million emergency research fund that will be used to support research projects if funding is cut.

Students receive funding to gain experience through summer research

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Students receive funding to gain experience through summer research

April 11, 2017 0 comments

Each year, Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards provide students with funding to conduct research with a University faculty member.

Computer science professor selected as Sloan Fellow

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Computer science professor selected as Sloan Fellow

March 22, 2017 0 comments

For the fourth year in a row, a faculty member in the computer science department has been awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship.

New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

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New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

February 24, 2017 0 comments

A new study by Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher shows the problem in colonial New England reaches further than previously assumed.

Researchers study smokers’ perceptions of reduced nicotine cigarettes

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Researchers study smokers’ perceptions of reduced nicotine cigarettes

February 22, 2017 0 comments

In the past several years, researchers have tried to understand smokers’ perceptions of what they are putting into their bodies.