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February 4, 2016
“Students”
Find of a Lifetime
Archaeologist unveils golden discovery in Israel
Sweet Science
Chemistry professor to offer Sugar Science Day for high school girls
Great Shark Race
Researcher uses “shark race” to study movement patterns of mako sharks
Focusing on Food
URI offers major in sustainable agriculture, food systems
Ocean Experts
URI launches new master’s degree program in oceanography
Horseshoe Crab
URI Today: Napatree Point—URI's Outdoor Classroom
URI researchers study horseshoe crabs at Napatree Point in Westerly, RI. (URI Today episodes are part of an ongoing RI PBS series, Rhode Island Stories.)
Mosquito
Providence Journal
Rhode Island issues Zika virus advisory (February 1)
EcoRI
Lack of sea ducks in RI attributed to weather, climate (January 30)
Providence Journal
RI Commerce Corp. awards $451,000 to 11 RI companies for innovation projects (January 26)
Navhind Times (Indonesia)
Filtered water from river Sal to help irrigation (January 26)
Channel 6
URI works with university in Ghana on sustainable fisheries (January 24)
Providence Business News
URI chemical engineering professor developing explosives-detection sensor (January 20)
Thumb Print
February 5–April 29
Forensic Science Lecture Series
February 6
Country singer Lee Brice at the Ryan Center
February 15
New York Times Magazine reporter is keynote speaker for Black History Month
February 16
School Garden 101 Conference
February 24
Read/Write Series: Cornell Professor Grant Farred
February 27–28
Southern Rhode Island Home Show at the Ryan Center
March 5
Master Gardener Symposium: Gardening with a Purpose
Palm Trees
Miami Networking Events
Join us for an evening social at the Rooftop Garden on February 17 and networking with Annie Russell of URI's Gender and Sexuality Center on March 1.
Big Thinkers Series: San Francisco
February 22 URI President Dooley joins alumni and friends at the home of David McMahon ’79, M.A. ’83 and wife Kathy Cornelius-McMahon, M.P.A. ’83.
Davidson vs. URI Pregame Event
February 23 Rally in North Carolina with Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn and fellow alums before heading to the game. 
Women's Council Events
Join the Women's Council to be part of events including the Leadership Summit on February 24 and speed-networking for students on April 13.
Big Chill Weekend
March 3–5 Our annual fundraiser is all about scholarships. Don't miss out—register today!
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