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The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met this morning to introduce 17 draft resolutions, including one on “World Tsunami Day”, which aimed to raise public awareness, promptly disseminate information through early warning systems and implement the concept of “build back better”.
Caroline Fredrickson '92, President of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Visits the Law School to Discuss the History of Labor Laws, and How Their Legacy Impacts People of Color and Women Today
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. –November 2, 2015 -- Jason McNamee works at the intersection of science, policy and management as the new chief of marine resources at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
KINGSTON, R.I. – November 3, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island has selected Paula Grammas, former executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and an international leader in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, to be the inaugural director of The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neurosci
KINGSTON, R.I. – November 4, 2015 – Graduate and undergraduate students from throughout the region – and as far away as Puerto Rico – will converge on the University of Rhode Island Nov. 13 for the start of a three-day hack-a-thon
People with high fitness levels in midlife have significantly lower annual health care costs after age 65 than people with low fitness in midlife, after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology(JACC).
After serving more than 30 years as the leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Facilities and Plant Services, Ken Browning, assistant vice chancellor for Facilities and Construction, is handing over these responsibilities to Gary Streaty, who will serve as the department’s new executive director.
Charlene Dewey, M.D., assistant dean for Educator Development and associate professor of Medical Education and Administration, has been selected as an honoree by the YWCA and its Academy for Women of Achievement (AWA).
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against University of South Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Gamecocks. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
Amanda J. Rothschild's paper, "Tipping Theory: Origins of Great Britain's Suppression of the Slave Trade and Implications for Today's Collective Action Problems," is one of two co-winners of the 2016 Patricia Weitsman Award for Outstanding International Security Studies Section Graduate Paper.
Volkswagen’s use of software to evade emissions standards in more than 482,000 diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. will directly contribute to 60 premature deaths across the country, a new MIT-led study finds.
BOSTON—Harvard Business School has named Patrick Mullane (MBA 1999) the new Executive Director of HBX, Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Mullane brings a career-long talent of building and shaping businesses to the work underway at HBX. He will officially assume his duties in early November.
Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked "epidemic" with deaths comparable to the number of Americans who have died of AIDS, according to new Princeton University research.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer will release a report Monday that could have major repercussions for the meat industry. Mariana Stern of USC, who served on the panel of 22 experts, is available to comment.
A team from USC found the Eotiaris guadalupensis in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution from the Glass Mountains of west Texas, where it had been buried in a rock formation that dates back to 268.8 million years at its youngest.
Washington, DC – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today announced new appointments to the communications staff in the Office of the Speaker. The team will be headed up by previously-announced Chief Communications Advisor Brendan Buck.
WASHINGTON, DC — At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) discussed the House plan to strengthen the nation's transportation infrastructure and get the House working as our Founders intended. Following are Ryan's remarks:
Washington, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX), to introduce a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning Palestinian terrorist atta
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after today's Senate votes on two regulatory measures. The first was to move forward on the “Federal Water Quality Protection Act,”
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Richard Shelby (R-AL), today urged the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to address the Army Corps of Engineers’ ongoing mismanagement of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined Senator Richard Burr, Congressman Walter Jones (NC-03) and Senator Thom Tillis in writing a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate
The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, on 1 October. He conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the many victims and wishes a swift recovery to those wounded.
The Secretary-General welcomes the Government of Somalia’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an important measure which binds the Government to ensure specific protections for all children in the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding last night’s Obama Administration announcement confirming that his efforts against taxpayer-funded bailouts of health insurance companies under ObamaCare succeeded in saving taxpayers over $2.5 billion this past year:
Washington, D.C. – The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a list of upcoming Mobile Office Hours throughout Florida. Each week, Rubio’s staff offers a variety of constituent services, assisting people with a wide range of issues
The following information summarises the work being carried out this coming week. It is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
(Geneva, October 2, 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Council missed a key opportunity to address alleged violations of the laws of war by all sides to the conflict in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama Administration has formally proposed tobacco carve-out language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a provision that would single out a specific agricultural product and strip it of rights afforded to all other agricultural products in the trade agreement.
WASHINGTON – Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today made the following statement on the hack of T-Mobile and Experian:
Jason Beaubien, global health and development correspondent for National Public Radio and an alumnus of the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan, will deliver the 30th Graham Hovey lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 10.
New York, September 1, 2015—Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing civil war or poverty in the Middle East and Africa have endured dangerous sea crossings in desperate attempts to reach the shores of Europe this year, hoping to create a new life on a safer continent.
KINGSTON, R.I. – September 3, 2015 – An engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead an interdisciplinary consortium of scientists
KINGSTON, R.I. – September 3, 2015 -- The University of Rhode Island Division of Research and Economic Development has appointed a new leadership team for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center.
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is activated in different locations in the cell by different proteins called ligands. Transporting ligands to the wrong places, called mistrafficking, is associated with abnormal signaling and cancer.
Princeton faculty member and author Jhumpa Lahiri, whose novels and short stories explore the immigrant experience, family, love, language and cultural identity, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the retirement announcement of Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House House’s Education & the Workforce Committee:
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 2, 2015) – Not one, but two must-see bouts have been added to the preliminary portion of “Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis” on September 25 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas
KINGSTON, RI. – September 2, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island today announced that it has introduced a new fully online Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.) degree program to begin in the fall.
Aug. 31, 2015 —The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s trash cans will be transformed into compost bins this football season, as the 90,000-seat facility attempts to achieve “zero waste” status in collaboration with USC’s Office of Sustainability.
The International Day of Charity coincides with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work to overcome poverty. Upon receiving the prize, she famously gave the money that came with it to some of the poorest people in India.
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 1 September 2015 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab against an AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in Janaale District, Somalia, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.
Washington, D.C. – As high school seniors settle into a new school year, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is reminding Florida students who wish to be nominated for fall 2016 admission to a service academy to apply using the process outlined on his website by September 9, 2015.
Jeremy Taylor, a plant hirer, has been given a 10-year Bankruptcy Restrictions Order by for failing to disclose to one insurer that he continued with a duplicate claim for damages with another insurer for £61,209 which he received in addition to his original claim for £84,409.38.
Phillip Atsu Tsegah, the sole registered director of Oval Vehicle Valeting Company Limited, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years for causing the company to employ two workers who did not have the right to work in the UK.
(Beirut) – Southern armed groups and Houthi forces battling for control of Yemen’s port city of Aden have committed serious abuses against civilians and fighters in their custody. Southern militants have summarily executed at least seven Houthi prisoners since March 2015
MARSING, ID – FIDO Friendly magazine presents the seventh annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66®!. 7th Annual Month Long Pet Adoption Tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66! September 11-October 18, 2015
In Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Making Landfall on the City of New Orleans and Environs, we are republishing our Original Story That Details the Tragedy's Impact on the English Language.
Clinical psychologist from our Department of Psychology, Professor Paul Salkovskis, has reached the South West on his epic nationwide cycle from John o'Groats to Lands End raising awareness of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and money for the charity OCD-UK.
This week the University welcomes researchers from around the world for the Annual Conference of the International Sociological Association’s research committee on poverty, social welfare and social policy (RC19).
Seelye Fellow, Professor Chris Budd OBE (University of Bath) provided a thoughtful and well-balanced public lecture earlier this week looking at whether climate change is occurring, and how mathematics can be used to understand some of the changes in climate we see today.