Indonesian dignitaries meet with URI professors to discuss local governments in America

Indonesian dignitaries, Aceh Province

KINGSTON, R.I., July 28, 2016—Gun control, Donald Trump, a free press and how state laws are made came up during a lively gathering today with Indonesian officials visiting the University of Rhode Island.

Members of parliament from the country’s Aceh Province were on the Kingston campus for the day to learn about American democracy, specifically how local governments operate. More...

URI, RINHS awarded grant to improve bird habitat, climate resilience in Middletown


KINGSTON, R.I. – July 26, 2016 — The University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Natural History Survey have been awarded a grant of $183,700 from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Climate Adaptation Fund for a demonstration project designed to improve habitat for birds in Middletown by making it more resilient to the effects of climate change. More...

Admission tour guides give first-ever tour by bicycle

NEW KIND OF TOUR: Three URI tour guides pause for a group shot with the "Tour D'Admission" group for the University's first bike tour. From left are Jane Klemmer, Bill Dingledene, Paul MacKenzie, Richard Johnson, tour guides, Nicole Cloutier, Kinte Howie and Olivia Hallam, and Sarah McDougal and Tim Clark. Photo credit: Nora Lewis

KINGSTON, R.I. – July 21, 2016 – One of the skills a University of Rhode Island tour guide has to master is walking backward while imparting detailed information about the institution in a lively and fun way to prospective students and their parents. More...

URI Theatre alumnus stars in Shakespeare in the Park

Andrew Burnap

KINGSTON, R.I. – July 18, 2016 — Just three years ago, Andrew Burnap was performing Shakespeare onstage in the Robert E. Will Theatre of the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center.

Tomorrow, he’ll take the stage in New York City’s Central Park to once again perform the words penned by the Bard in The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park production of “Troilus and Cressida.”

Burnap (’13), of South Kingstown, will take on the title role of Troilus, a young prince who seeks the affection of Cressida in one of Shakespeare’s most rarely produced plays. More...