News Category: The Impact of Giving

Lin Named Inaugural William H. Eigen Endowed Professor

The University of Rhode Island College of Business announced that Professor Bing-Xuan Lin has been named the inaugural William H. Eigen Endowed Professor in Finance.

Lin, a current professor of finance in the College of Business, focuses his research on financial market disclosures,mergers, acquisitions, and emerging markets, and is a highly sought-after scholar in the global community, with pu…

Fellowship Boost for URI Nursing Graduate Students

At a time of growing need for nurses, the U.S. is also facing a nursing faculty shortage. The URI College of Nursing is working to address that.

A small group of anonymous donors has committed $600,000 to support the Dr. Donna Schwartz-Barcott and Dr. Hesook Suzie Kim Nursing Fellowship for graduate-level research and professional development. The endowment provides fellowships with a preferenc…

A Most Welcome Addition

With the snip of ceremonial scissors, Mary Danielian Higgins ’67, University and state officials, students, and alumni cut a ribbon before a standing-room only crowd to mark the official opening of the Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center on September 26, 2018.

Mary Higgins and the late Robert J. Higgins ’67 have been major supporters of the University for decades, including Mary’s recent $2 …

Harringtons’ Support Expands

Richard J. Harrington ’73 Hon.’02 and Jean Harrington have pledged $4 million to expand the Harrington School of Communication and Media facilities at the University of Rhode Island. This raises the Harringtons’ cumulative support for the Harrington School to more than $12 million, driving a decade of rapid enrollment growth.

The gift will support the renovation of the second, third and f…