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May 12, 2016
“Engineers”
Meet the Class of 2016
URI will confer 4,258 degrees at Commencement 2016—here are some of the stories behind the diplomas
Making History Real
Italian professor receives Genocide Educator of the Year Award
Pain-less Project
Pharmacy student develops method to improve pain management after surgery
Hackers Dig Smart
Computer science student and team win Providence hackathon
Aviation Inspiration
Engineering students refine Wingman

Cynthia Davis Sculco '65
Her scholarship changed the course of her life and this donor has made it a priority to pay it forward, creating scholarship opportunities for URI students.
Eye Closeup
Boston Globe
Defusing hydrogen peroxide (May 10)
CNN
Opioid risks can be dangerous mix for those in Prince's age group (May 9)
WJLA, Washington, D.C.
Pet Show: Lyme disease considered one of the fastest growing epidemics to date (May 7)
The Independent
Warford helped guide generations of children
(May 6)
Live Science
Eye scan may detect early signs of Alzheimer's (May 5)
Providence Journal
Student speaker at URI undergrad commencement announced (April 29)
Newport This Week
Beached whale piques curiosity (April 28)
Tulips
May 14
East Farm Spring Festival
May 16
Research Core Facility Open House
May 17
Lunch and Learn: gardening with native plants
May 19
Art show and gallery night reception
May 21–22
Commencement
June–July
Dan Hurley Basketball Camp
July 11–16
String music camp
July 30–31
Providence Kennel Club Dog Show
July–August
Eco-Exploration Camps
Grads
Legacy Family Brunch
May 21 Graduating seniors and their Legacy families gather for an exclusive alumni brunch. 
Get Cooking in Charlotte!
May 26 Join fellow alums for a private cooking class at Upstream.
Alumni Association Executive Board Open Meeting and Dinner
June 1 Alumni, committee members, spouses, and guests are welcome to an open board meeting and dinner. Voting for Executive Board members ends on May 23; vote here
Golden Grad Weekend
June 3–4 Alums who graduated more than 50 years ago come together for a reunion weekend. This year's event pays special tribute to the classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Alumni Cup
June 13 Our annual fundraising tournament returns to Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown. 
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