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...

More than 200 rally for justice, peace at URI vigil

Naomi Thompson,Marc D. Hardge, Maj. Michael Jagoda

KINGSTON, R.I. – July 14, 2016 – Naomi Thompson offered a simple, but challenging message yesterday to the more than 200 members of the University of the Rhode Island community.

“Treat people as you would like your most cherished loved one, your wife, husband, children or parent, to be treated,” said URI’s associate vice president for Community Equity and Diversity. More...

URI to hold vigil Wednesday, July 13, to mourn loss of those killed in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas

WHO: David M. Dooley, URI president; Naomi Thompson, associate vice president for Community, Equity and Diversity; the Rev. Dr. Vanessa Quainoo, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies; Michael Jagoda, University Police major; Frank Forleo, assistant director of Talent Development; Paul Bueno de Mesquita, professor and director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies; and Marc D. More...