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September 25, 2014
Engineering Rhode Island's Future
This Monday, URI launches campaign seeking passage of Question 4 on the November ballot for new engineering building
Vaccine Queen
URI scientist Annie De Groot named one of the 50 most influential people in vaccine industry
RI's Urban Upshot
URI’s Urban Initiative to release report highlighting urban issues in state at community forum in Providence on October 6
Instrumental Gift
URI Center for Chemical, Forensic Sciences to benefit from generosity of global scientific instrument maker
Tweeting a New Tune
URI is changing the name of its @URInews Twitter account to @universityofri. If you already follow us at @URInews, you don't have to change a thing; you'll just see our new Twitter handle in your feed.
Franco-palooza!
America's Got Talent winner Mat Franco '10 is making national headlines. Watch the NBC-10 video, see him perform a trick on Today, read the Providence Journal article, the People.com profile, and find out even more about Mat in this URI news release.
Bloomberg Business Week
"New partnership allows URI students to train as physician assistants at Johnson & Wales University" (September 12)
Rhode Island Public Radio
"URI Moves to Arm Campus Police" (September 15)
Providence Journal
"These friends share a devotion to the health of Rhode Island waters" – featuring volunteers for the URI Cooperative Extension program (September 14)
WPRI.COM
URI launches R.I. plant guide (September 15)


September 28–October 3
18th Annual URI Diversity Week, featuring keynote speaker Heidi Boghosian, author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance
September 29 and October 2
Cuba in the 21st Century: A View from Inside Out, with Distinguished Visiting International Scholars Miguel Coyula and Humberto Miranda
October 3
College of Engineering Free Workshop: "New Frontiers in Computational Intelligence: From Foundations to Applications," featuring seven pioneers in the computational intelligence field.
October 4
Rhody Football 2014: Come to the first home game of the season!
October 5
Edwards Auditorium: An Evening with Tim Gunn, co-host of Project Runway
Taste of Rhode Island in Texas
October 18 Join the Dallas/Fort Worth Alumni Chapter for an afternoon of chowder, clam cakes, Del's lemonade, and Rhody Spirit!
100 Years of Lambda Chi!
October 25 The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Eta Chapter celebrates its 100th anniversary at the University Club during Homecoming Weekend
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
October 26 Here's a great way to wrap up your Homecoming Weekend: bring the family to our very special (and slightly spooky) annual event at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
Heroes Wanted
URI’s U.S. Army ROTC Alumni Chapter is accepting nominations for its 2015 Hall of Fame. Cast your vote by December 1, 2014!
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