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FAST FACTS 13,000 undergraduates, 3,000 freshmen 3,000 graduate students 60% RI students, 40% out-of-state 44 U.S. states and D.C. 41 nations represented 15:1 student to faculty ratio 66% of classes have 29 or fewer students 84% of faculty members hold doctorates 40 honor societies

Our world needs a constant flow of big ideas, from new medical treatments to breakthroughs in business and economics. URI is prepared to help. At URI, you’ll find some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers, and you’ll be inspired both to work with them and to develop ideas of your own. After all, we’re all global citizens. And at URI, we prepare you not only to thrive, but also to lead the

world through the rapidly changing 21st century. We’ve reinvented the very way we teach, taking learning beyond the traditional classroom, and even creating new majors in response to the world’s evolving needs. We mix language, sciences, and other disciplines to develop international programs in business, engineering, pharmacy, and more. Here, you’ll be involved in active participation, dynamic collaborations, and an open exchange of ideas.

URI is also blessed with natural resources that inspire you and our faculty to innovate and discover daily. We live and work in a beautiful place. Tree-lined. Quiet. Quintessential New England. Our campus makes people happy. We’ve found that happy people are productive people. You can breathe here. You can think here. You can do your best work here. And whatever you choose to study at URI, you’ll be prepared to make your mark on the world.

COVER PHOTO: JESSICA ADEFUSIKA—Westerly, RI, Class of 2010. Major: Medical Laboratory Sciences (Honors Program). See page 24.

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And just as each individual brings unique perspectives, each student also has unique needs for services. Remember, all you need to find an answer is to ask a question!

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Beyond the picturesque pastures, quintessentially New England quad, and miles of beautiful beaches nearby, the true beauty of URI lies in its dynamic students. With over 100 student clubs and organizations, and more added every year, we say, “Get involved.” Lifetime friendships are formed every day—at Hope Commons over a lively dinner conversation, on the Quad walking between classes, at the bookstore in the Memorial Union while picking up study supplies.

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Imagine starting college with your class schedule already in hand and knowing your way around campus. University College (UC)—our fully dedicated advising college and academic home for incoming students—gives you the guidance you need, along with access to certified tutors, peer mentors, academic advisors, and more. From several advising sessions per week to class registration in your residence hall, you’ve got support for every aspect of your firstyear experience—and beyond! And it’s all under one roof—Roosevelt Hall, where Eleanor Roosevelt lit the hearth in the Great Room in 1938.

WHERE YOU ARE WELCOMED, SUPPORTED, AND CHALLENGED. UC kicks off your URI experience with a two-day orientation in early summer, facilitated by students like Kevin Colman. You’ll meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and learn about getting involved. You’ll leave with your student ID card, lots of new friends, and a good sense of what makes Kevin and his fellow orientation leaders so enthusiastic about URI. Kevin also serves as a campus tour guide, vice president of the Student Alumni Association, and founder of a new student philanthropy club. KEVIN COLMAN—Cranston, RI, Class of 2011. Majors: Communication Studies; Public Relations. Minor: Leadership Studies.

LEADERSHIP BY DESIGN.

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The Leadership Studies minor is one of only a few such programs in the nation. For more about training and leadership opportunities like those Kevin got through URI's Center for Student Leadership Development, visit mu.uri.edu/leadership.

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YOUR FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE— AND BEYOND. VERY COOL CLASSES JUST FOR FRESHMEN. No pressure, but we want to prepare you to help solve the problems of the planet. That’s why we offer a series of unique classes taught by faculty who are passionate about their fields. Topics include the music of different races; poverty; sustainable living; the ethics of social networking; media and race relations; and 21st century film and fiction. Visit uri.edu/uc/grandchallenge.

ALL UNDER OUR ROOF: • Academic Advising • U  RI 101, Traditions and Transformations, a one-credit course to ease your transition • S  tudy Abroad—hundreds of locations in 40 countries • O  ffice of Internships and Experiential Education—get academic credit for career-related work • F  einstein Enriching America Program and Center for Service Learning—community service opportunities

Mat Franco came to URI with three things—talent for magic, love of entertaining, and absolutely no idea about a major or career. Thanks to UC’s advising and tutoring from UC’s Academic Enhancement Center, he graduated on time with a marketing degree. Now, with a keen business sense under his hat, Mat intends to turn his magical hobby into an entertainment company. No illusions necessary. u  MAT FRANCO—Johnston, RI, Class of 2010. Major: Marketing. Minor: Communication Studies.

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES All the advantages of a liberal arts college plus the resources and faculty of a major research university—that’s our College of Arts and Sciences, where you can engage in a variety of research and experiential learning activities. For example, our Harrington School of Communication and Media unites the strengths of our writing, communication studies, film media, journalism, public relations, and library and information studies programs, with courses in social media, Web-based communications, international and multicultural communications, visual literacy, and more. We also create new majors to respond to the world’s emerging careers: chemistry and forensic chemistry, writing and rhetoric, and film media, to name a few. We are enhancing our programs in Chinese and Asian studies, as well as criminology and criminal justice. You can minor in nonviolence and peace studies, leadership, or hunger studies, or combine any major with a foreign language. From mathematics to art history, psychology to philosophy, our programs, outreach activities, outstanding faculty, and renowned research help you become a critical and analytical thinker truly prepared to contribute to the world. For a complete list of our 40 majors, visit uri.edu/artsci.

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From the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to the 2005 London bombings to the Christmas 2009 airplane bombing attempt, Professor of Chemistry Jimmie Oxley is regularly called on to collaborate with the FBI, FAA, UK, and Israel on terrorist attacks. And she’s happy to share her knowledge with URI students. As one of two universities selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to co-lead a Center of Excellence for Explosives research, URI gets $2 million a year to educate the next generation of explosives experts. Added to our Forensic Science Partnership with the Rhode Island Crime Lab and our new major in forensic chemistry, all this makes for really big thinking that will benefit the whole country. Big time.

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THERE ARE INTERNSHIPS ABROAD, AND THERE’S TAKING HIP-HOP TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC. A communication studies major and member of URI’s dance team Flavor Unit, Brett Geaber crossed cultural and sensory boundaries when he created a one-of-a-kind internship abroad combining his interests. He spent two months of his senior year teaching martial arts and hip-hop to students at the Gospel School for the Deaf in Fiji, filmed the whole

experience, made a documentary called “Gospel Deaf,” and entered it in the URI film festival (uri.edu/international). He says he couldn’t have done it without the support of his professors, and now that he’s graduated, he’s heading back to Fiji to continue his work there. Brett’s message: Anyone can be a light to anyone anywhere in the world.

BRETT GEABER—Kingston, RI, Class of 2010.

YOUR FIRST P.R. CAMPAIGN IS THE ONE FOR YOURSELF. URI’s intimate environment encouraged Elise Fitzgerald to be a campus tour guide, student mentor, and vice president of Women Offering Women Wisdom. Elise studied public relations—URI’s fastest-growing major—and her hard work paid off. She not only completed two paid internships on the P.R. staff at FM Global, a worldwide commercial insurance company, she was also accepted into the paid internship program at Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest P.R. firms in the world. That’s no small achievement. ELISE FITZGERALD—Smithfield, RI, Class of 2010.

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Student-centered teaching. Research. Internships here and abroad. Collaborative projects in and out of the classroom. The College of Business Administration prepares you for a world that values teamwork and excellence. Choose from among seven majors—accounting, entrepreneurial management, finance, general business administration, global business management, marketing, and supply chain management—all providing a broad perspective of domestic and global challenges, all leading to a wide array of careers. Or add one more year for a semester of study abroad and a professional internship, and graduate from our International Business Program with two degrees: a B.S. in business, and a B.A. in a foreign language. Either way, our commitment to developing strong leaders grounded in ethical management is a cornerstone of our program. Successful business people think strategically and quickly. Think big. Think like a business leader. We’ll teach you how.

AROUND THE WORLD IN TWO DEGREES. A native of Latvia enrolled in our International Business Program, Karolina Gaide completed a semester abroad at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and a paid internship with Volkswagen in Emden, Germany, helping develop the communication plan for the new Passat B7. She also studied business at one of our partner institutions in Fukuoka, Japan—making Japanese her fifth language! t

KAROLINA GAIDE—Westerly, RI, Class of 2011. Majors: German; Global Business Management.

A RÉSUMÉ BUILT BEFORE GRADUATION. One of only five students chosen for the New England Roundtable Scholarship, Jay Hauser earned a Green Belt in Six Sigma, a quality management certification program, and served as president of URI’s Supply Chain Management Club. He now works as an operations contract specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense. t  JAY HAUSER—North Kingstown, RI, Class of 2010. Major: Supply Chain Management. Minor: Communication Studies.

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Imagine being a college student with a portfolio of more than $100,000 to invest any way you see fit. In 2001, the URI Alumni Association created that portfolio—the Ram Fund—to

give advanced business students the chance to invest and manage money for the long term. Getting real-world, hands-on experience is what URI is all about.

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THE CLIMB TO THE TOP STARTS IN KINGSTON. Marketing major Katie Beltz spent her final semester at URI interning with the threetime Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, an experience she says wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of her business professors. Working in the marketing department of the model NFL franchise, she used real-world experience planning promotional events, coordinating player appearances, and marketing to premium ticket holders. Not only did she have a blast, she also scored a full-time marketing position with the Patriots.

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Master innovators, integrators, and problem solvers—these are engineers. In the global engineering marketplace, innovation, creation, imagination, and teamwork are necessities for success. That’s what URI’s College of Engineering prepares you for. The proof is in our graduates’ exceptional job placement rate and the various leadership positions they hold. Choose from eight engineering disciplines—biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and ocean— that are constantly evolving to respond to the world’s needs. And if you really want to stand out, you can choose our undergraduate five-year dual-degree International Engineering Program (IEP), our accelerated five-year B.S./M.S. degree program in any of our majors, or our five-year Engineering and M.B.A. program.

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20,000 FEET UNDER THE SEA. For most people, the ocean is a great place to surf, fish, dive, and sail. To ocean engineering major Martha Ziolkowski, it’s a place to study wave mechanics and find new ways to generate safe, renewable energy from one of our most valuable and abundant resources. Interning with Total Oil & Gas in France, she developed offshore structures designed to extract energy from waves. Students like Martha are also building better instruments for underwater mapping and monitoring, marine protection, and more. Extraordinary experiences beyond the classroom— and even under the sea—make URI a great place to learn.

NEW PATHWAY TO PHARMACEUTICAL CAREERS. In response to unprecedented advances in medicine and life sciences, we developed a new pharmaceutical engineering track—a unique intersection of chemical engineering and pharmacy that prepares you to be exceptionally qualified and competitive as an interdisciplinary specialist. New opportunities and rewarding salaries await. MARTHA ZIOLKOWSKI­—Toronto, Ontario, Class of 2010.

FUTURE URI’s International Engineering Program— a national model for over two decades—gave Curtis Richard two degrees, two internships, three continents of travel and work experience, and the start of one great career. Taking advantage of our recent addition of the Chinese language as an option, he completed internships writing high-tech software for Hexagon Metrology, first in Rhode Island and then in Qingdao, China. t C  URTIS RICHARD—Grafton, MA, Class of 2009, at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Majors: Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.

He also traveled to Europe and rode many stages of the Tour de France with a student in URI’s French IEP. Before graduation, Curtis accepted a job at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI. This dual-degree program offers two dedicated on-campus residence halls, Living and Learning Communities with other students in the program, your own chef and dining facility, and role models for academic success.

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COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE SCIENCES If you care about wildlife conservation, environmental policy, resource sustainability, health, and the future of our planet, you’ve found your home. In URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences, you’ll develop new scientific knowledge alongside world-class faculty in the laboratory and the field. Hands-on stewardship of the earth’s resources is at the core of your experience with us. Whether you study marine biology or biotechnology, nutrition or environmental science, pre-med, or pre-vet, you’ll work with professors who are nationally recognized for their cutting-edge science. Our new Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences houses state-of-the-art classrooms, high-tech research laboratories, and special genomic and aquarium facilities. Visit uri.edu/cels.

MEGAN O’BRIEN—Whitefish Bay, WI, Class of 2011. Major: Marine Biology (Honors Program). Minor: Environmental and Resource Economics.

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Megan O’Brien is transforming her passion for marine ecosystems into a research career. She spent a week aboard URI’s research vessel Endeavor studying coastal fluid dynamics in Rhode Island Sound, a month at sea researching zooplankton in the Pacific Ocean, and a summer in Seattle interning with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She’ll soon author a paper on the evolution of parasitic red algae. As our oceans are continually impacted by human and natural changes, “The need for knowledge and discovery become ever more critical,” she says. “I want to be on the leading edge of it.”

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Wildlife and conservation biology major Christina Knoll knows how to bring a flock together. For starters, she organized a campus-wide peace rally that attracted more than 1,000 participants (photo page 3). And as president of the URI Wildlife Society, she brought “Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience” to campus in an exhibit that drew hundreds of students and faculty. Christina won two separate awards at URI’s 2010 Diversity Awards celebration, and in fall 2010 she heads to Block Island for a full-time internship tracking birds through radio-telemetry as part of a research project with Natural Resources Science Professor Scott McWilliams. Once URI students grow wings, they can fly anywhere. u

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COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCE AND SERVICES What is the future of the American family? How do we best integrate healthy minds and bodies as societal priorities? Who besides teachers and schools play a role in ensuring that children learn and become successful? How best can we support people with diseases like Parkinson’s, or with traumatic brain injuries? Quality of life—that’s the focus of URI’s College of Human Science and Services. We think of ourselves as THE college—“T” for textiles and fashion merchandising; “H” for health topics like kinesiology, physical therapy, speech pathology, and human development; and “E” for education—early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary. Through a combination of class work and practical hands-on experiences in all of our programs, you’ll graduate prepared to make a difference and enhance the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways.

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EVAN DENARD—Doylestown, PA, Class of 2012. Majors: Secondary Education; Mathematics.

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Evan Denard’s passion is working with teenagers at that critical time of self-discovery. And he’s really good at math. So his decision to become a high school math teacher was a natural one. As a sophomore in URI’s secondary education program, Evan’s already put his education training to work as a peer tutor for one of the most challenging calculus classes on campus. He credits professors who are “wonderful, insightful, and very knowledgeable about what makes a great teacher,” and the many opportunities URI offers to get “out into the field” before graduation. It’s no surprise that education is one of the most popular majors at URI, or that secondary teacher candidates like Evan graduate fully prepared to be certified as highly qualified teachers. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education named URI as one of 11 exemplary programs in the nation (March 2010).

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KATRINA MEEHAN—Wakefield, RI, Class of 2011. Major: Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. Minor: Art.

Thanks to three internships, Katrina Meehan LISA MARIE CARROLL already has an impressive résumé in the fashion world. At her summer internship at Donna Karan International in Manhattan, she sat in on meetings with showroom reps from Milan, Italy and around the world. A year later she returned to New York to intern with

Rogan, an eco-friendly designer, and with Seventeen magazine, writing blogs and organizing designer clothing for photo shoots. On campus, she’s president of the Fashion Merchandising Society. Next year, she’ll graduate dressed for success with a great résumé and ready for work in the fashion world.

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URI communications major Justine Kolsky always dreamed of working for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. That dream turned into reality when she was chosen from among thousands of applicants to intern in the set design department for the famous TV show. Not only did she make sure all the décor, furniture, and props were accurate, she also maintained set photo albums for every skit and was on the scene to tackle any set problems during rehearsals and performances. She attributes this amazing opportunity to the broad training she received at URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media, where she learned about the fast-paced and ever-changing communications industry. About two-thirds of all URI students complete at least one internship, and many do two or three. Who knows? If you’re like Justine, one of those internships could turn out to be your dream job. JUSTINE KOLSKY—Salem, MA, Class of 2010.

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COLLEGE OF NURSING URI’s College of Nursing goes beyond the standard nursing curriculum. You’ll learn in an on-campus, state-of-the-art intensive care unit and use technology that simulates the most advanced nursing environments. You’ll study with our simulated baby and adult patients. Our electronic study tools help you constantly monitor your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll even use a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) to replicate the actual nursing setting. As our population ages and the demand for nurses grows around the world, we prepare students for every stage of the life cycle. At the College of Nursing you’ll work with distinguished faculty who are as renowned for their neonatal research as they are for their work in gerontology. Researchers are funded by prestigious sources such as the National Institutes of Health and the Mayday Fund. We also encourage double majors, minors, and interdisciplinary studies like our program in thanatology, the study of death and dying.

BIG IDEAS FOR THE SMALLEST HUMANS. URI’s College of Nursing professors “teach more than just the concrete aspects of bedside care,” says nursing student James Martin. “They instill an open and understanding view of others, plus ethical conduct and responsibility.” Not to mention hands-on experience in the clinic and lab. James will soon co-author a paper with Judith Mercer (left), clinical professor of nursing and certified midwife who received a $2.1 million federal grant to study the benefits of delayed cord clamping on preterm infants. It’s important research that could save countless lives. And URI students like James get to be part of it.

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JAMES MARTIN—East Providence, RI, Class of 2011. Minor: Biology.

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FIRST IN THE O.R. = A GREAT CAREER START. After taking one nursing class, Lauren Houle was hooked. The tight-knit community, mentorship by professors, and strong program reputation are just a few of the good things she cites about URI. During her one-year internship at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, she was the first nursing student placed in an operating room, and in a post-surgical unit she logged over 1,000 hours of hands-on nursing. That internship, combined with her URI training, helped her land a full-time position in gynecological oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Before starting her new job, she went to Haiti to work in a medical clinic. LAUREN HOULE窶年orth Smithfield, RI, Class of 2010 (Honors Program). Minor: Spanish.

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Training sites across the nation. An international program in France. Partnerships in China and India. A 3-D visualization system. Cutting-edge human patient simulators. These are just a few of the unique offerings that have given URI’s College of Pharmacy a worldwide reputation for excellence. We’ve broken ground on a new 140,000-square-foot building with laboratory and learning technologies, a certified goods-manufacturing process facility, and an interdisciplinary simulator suite that will all be second to none. As the health care industry works to increase human longevity and quality of life around the globe, the importance of pharmacy practice and pharmacological product research and development can’t be overstated. That’s why our six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program prepares students for work in a variety of practice settings, from community to clinic to managed health care. From new methods of targeting cancer cells and monitoring organ-rejection antibodies, to new drugs created from marine microbes and other natural resources, our world-class faculty and cutting-edge research are our trademarks. Our graduates—well prepared for both pharmacy practice and research—are highly sought after around the world.

DOCTORATE IN PHARMACY PLUS BACHELOR’S IN FRENCH IN SIX YEARS. Juliana Belizario, who’s studied French since middle school and developed an early interest in plant and natural medicines, chose URI because it was the only college in the country that offered a dual degree program in French and Pharm.D. She’ll not only earn two degrees, she’ll also complete two hospital rotations in Rennes, France through the University of Rennes’ School of Pharmacy. With her academic training plus her involvement in groups like the Student Admission Representatives, Student Advisory Council, and Curriculum Committee, she’ll graduate fully prepared to compete in the global pharmaceutical economy. JULIANA BELIZARIO—Brooklyn, NY, Class of 2013.

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Opportunities in the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical, health care, and consumer product industries have created a demand for a new kind of pharmacy professional. You can prepare for a career in pharmacology and toxicology, natural products,

cosmetics, pharmaceutical management, and more. Biotechnology is the wave of the future, and our new Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is your prescription for success in this exciting field.

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EXTRAORDINARY POWERS OF ORDINARY FOODS.

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A big idea about a little thing can lead to life-saving discoveries. Take berries. And syrup. Both great breakfast fare. But Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Navindra Seeram and his students in URI’s Bioactive Botanical Research Lab are studying how extracts from the jamun berry have a strong effect against breast cancer. And they’ve identified 13 new compounds in maple syrup, many with anti-cancer and anti-diabetes properties. Seeram, 2009 Young Scientist of the Year, has established partnerships for his students with cancer researchers at California’s City of Hope Hospital. It’s sweet preparation for work in the growing medicinal plant industry.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES If you can dream it, we can help you achieve it. At URI, we’re constantly creating unique programs of combined majors to help students approach problem-solving from different perspectives, and better prepare them for a world that’s changing by the day. If you want to combine two—or more—of your interests, the only limit is your imagination.

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More is known about Mars than about the deep sea. Ocean engineering and anthropology major Harrison Zimmer wants to change that. Thanks to a Hollings Scholarship, he spent a summer in Hawaii designing and building underwater robotic vehicles for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He also works with URI Professor of History and marine archaeologist Rod Mather on technology used to find and excavate shipwrecks. Harrison’s HARRISON ZIMMER—Port Washington, NY, Class of 2011.

minor in underwater archaeology—the only one of its kind in the world—comes from our College of Arts and Sciences teaming up with our Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), a world leader in ocean education with a research vessel that travels the globe. GSO professors like Bob Ballard (who discovered the Titanic) teach undergraduate courses such as Ocean Exploration, Life in the Sea, and Climate Change through History.

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EMILY SHERMAN—Wakefield, RI, Class of 2010. Majors: Microbiology; Marketing. Minor: Chemistry.

Emily Sherman started her new job with SeraCare Life Sciences the Monday before she graduated. She interfaces with medical labs and blood banks to obtain blood samples she then uses to test new drugs and vaccines. It’s a job that perfectly blends her majors, and it’s just the kind of interdisciplinary work URI professors like to inspire. At URI, Emily mixed science classes with business courses and

completed a marketing internship, as well as a lab internship at South County Hospital, all while holding a leadership role in her sorority. “I always thought it would be great to find a job that combined marketing and science, but I didn’t think one really existed,” she says. As it turns out, SeraCare was looking for a person with just those skills. It’s a pretty big deal when your dreams come true.

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HONORS PROGRAM For the curious and creative, our Honors Program offers something extra: smaller classes, livelier discussions, more in-depth exploration. Freshman seminars like The Origins of Fantasy, Psychology of Violence and Nonviolence, the Atomic Bomb, and U.S. or Francophone Hip-Hop Culture, to name a few. You can even study ordinary topics in extraordinary ways. Examine the impact of climate change through history, or learn about communication through the rhetoric of poverty. Our annual Honors Colloquium brings nationally and internationally distinguished writers, artists, and scholars to campus for a year-long investigation of issues. Recent themes have been Demystifying India, China Rising, Global Environmental Change, and Race. If you choose, you’ll do an in-depth honors project in a subject that inspires you, and it doesn’t have to relate to your major. Honors Program faculty and advisors will help you compete for prestigious national scholarships, prepare for admission to medical, dental, or veterinary school, and build a portfolio that will showcase your marketability for graduate school, professional programs, and the global workforce. BENJAMIN NEGRETE—Fort Worth, TX, Class of 2012. Majors: Marine Biology; Psychology. Minor: Music Performance.

EXPLORING THE UNEXPLORED. URI was always Ben Negrete’s first-choice school for marine biology. Now, he’s blending that and his interest in psychology by studying human conservation behaviors and impact on sea life. He loves smaller classes, personal interactions with professors, and creative freedom in unique courses. “The honors program really adds to me as a person. I think it will kick-start my career.” It also helped him earn a two-year scholarship and summer internship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Where does Ben see himself in five years? Two miles down in the ocean, discovering new species.

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A GOOD DOSE OF INSPIRATION.

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For medical lab sciences major Jessica Adefusika, the best thing about URI’s honors program was the chance for in-depth exploration of unique topics like the social impact of death and dying, wisdom traditions around the world, and loss in the life of adolescents. Her honors senior project— about the exodus of professionally trained workers from her native Nigeria—has inspired her life’s goal to return there to set up a free clinic and train health care providers. Along the way, URI has helped her land a three-month fellowship researching Lou Gehrig’s disease with the National Institutes of Health and a year-long internship with Rhode Island Hospital. Jessica’s now attending the Mayo Medical School, and soon we’ll be calling her Dr. Adefusika. JESSICA ADEFUSIKA—Westerly, RI, Class of 2010.

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UNLIMITED VISION. The Honors Program shaped nearly everything about Armine Tahmassian’s URI experience. Her favorite hangout was the 24-hour honors lounge and kitchen in newly renovated Lippitt Hall. The Honors Colloquium “People and Planet” and an honors class on environmental ethics inspired her senior honors project: four works of art created from recycled materials like bottle caps, dryer lint, and plastic shopping bags (which in this photo she’s knitting into a shawl called “Entropy”). She also designed a logo for one of many campus movements that helped URI earn a “Green College” designation by the Princeton Review. You’d hardly know Armine’s career goal is to become an optometrist.

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ARMINE TAHMASSIAN— Cranston, RI, Class of 2010. Major: Biological Sciences.

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URI’S URBAN EXPERIENCE URI’s Feinstein Providence Campus provides a vibrant metropolitan backdrop for an urban nonresidential college experience or the occasional change of scenery. You’ll be perfectly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer, from culture to entertainment, good food, shopping, and more. And it’s conveniently located on the public bus route, making it easy to get there from Kingston or anywhere!

SMALL CITY CAMPUS. BIG OPPORTUNITIES. Earn your degree in history, English, psychology, communication studies, human development and family studies, or medical laboratory science and biotechnology manufacturing. Or participate in our outstanding Biotechnology Certificate Program. Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach at our Kingston campus, and you’ll have access to advisors, the library, cafeteria, computer labs, cutting-edge science labs, and student services all under the roof of the historic Shepard Building.

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A BIOTECH CAREER DEVELOPED IN PROVIDENCE, SAN DIEGO, AND IRELAND.

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After earning a Biotechnology Manufacturing Certificate in 2007, Timothy Cinq-Mars decided to stick around for his bachelor’s degree. He worked as a lab assistant to URI faculty, did a semester abroad in Ireland, and completed internships with three prestigious biotechnology companies: Myomics Inc. in Providence, Amgen in West Greenwich, RI, and Biogen in San Diego, California. He graduated in four years with honors and a résumé that landed him a job with Genzyme, the top biotech company in the nation.

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TIMOTHY CINQ-MARS–Warwick, RI, Class of 2010.

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST. CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT. PIONEER OF MAGIC WALL ELECTION COVERAGE. INTERVIEWER OF WORLD LEADERS.

As anchor of John King, USA and chief national correspondent for CNN, John King is one of the most-watched and influential broadcasters in the world. This 1985 URI journalism graduate has covered nearly every major news story, often on site, during his distinguished career. He reported on the September 11 terrorist attack, the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, and the war on terrorism. He has covered the last six U.S. presidential elections, including the historic 2008 election when he pioneered the use of CNN’s “multitouch” board, which allowed him to delve into election data and track delegates. He’s in good company, with CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour, a 1983 alumna; New York Times Managing Editor John Geddes, a 1974 alumnus; and thousands of other URI alumni making big news.

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URI GRADUATE.

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URI club sailing is the only U.S. university team ever to win the collegiate Keelboat World Cup. In 2009, the team made its 11th World Cup appearance, in Marseilles, France, and came in fourth.

The 2009–10 URI women’s ice hockey club team finished fourth at the national tournament in Minnesota.

ATHLETICS COMPETE ON ANY LEVEL YOU WANT.

At URI, it’s about the game and the grades. Over 140 URI student-athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for having earned a GPA of 3.50 or better in 2009-2010. From 18 NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs to dozens of intramural and club sports, at URI you’ll find an exciting atmosphere for the University and the community. Go Rams!

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In 2010, the URI women’s rowing team earned its second Atlantic 10 rowing championship in three years—finishing 13 points ahead of 13-time champion Massachusetts—and its first-ever regional ranking in the NCAA Division I poll.

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Our robust athletics complex includes some of

Intercollegiate Varsity Sports

the top facilities in the region. Men’s and women’s

All are NCAA Division I members except football (I-AA).

basketball teams play in The Thomas M. Ryan Center; the perennially strong track teams compete in Mackal Field House where you can also do weights, cardio, indoor track, and hoops; Keaney Gymnasium is home to Rhody volleyball; and the Tootell Physical Education Center

Undefeated in 2009–10, URI’s women’s gymnastics club team tied for first place at the national championship, and team member Lindsay Diamond ’11 from Marlboro, NJ, won the individual all-around title.

Baseball (M) Basketball (M&W) Cross Country (M&W) Football (M)

includes the Aquatics Center for swimming and

Golf (M)

diving. There’s also Meade Stadium for football,

Rowing (W)

the newly renovated Bill Beck Field for base-

Soccer (M&W)

ball, and the URI softball and soccer complexes.

Softball (W)

Nearby, the Bradford R. Boss Arena is home

Swimming & Diving (W)

to men’s and women’s ice hockey and

Tennis (W)

recreational skating.

Track & Field (Indoor) (M&W) Track & Field (Outdoor) (M&W) Volleyball (W) Intramural Sports Offered in men’s, women’s, and co-ed divisions according to yearly demand. Badminton Basketball Beach Volleyball Billiards Bowling Field Hockey Flag Football Floor Hockey Golf Ice Hockey Soccer (Indoor & Outdoor) Softball Tennis Volleyball Club Sports Compete at the intercollegiate club level. Crew* (M) Equestrian* (M&W) Ice Hockey* (M&W) Lacrosse* (M&W) Roller Hockey (M) Rugby* (M&W) Sailing* (M&W&C) Skiing (M&W) Ultimate (C) Volleyball (M) * Teams raise funds to pay their coaches.

The Runnin’ Rams men’s basketball team won 26 games during the 2009–10 season, advancing all the way to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals of the NIT. Over the last three seasons, URI has won 70 games and made three consecutive postseason appearances.

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Wrestling (M&W)

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WHAT’S ON THE MENU? HOW ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WANT?

There are plenty of dining options at URI and a wide variety of foods from which to choose. If you live in a University residence hall or a suite-style apartment without a kitchen, you’ll purchase a resident meal plan each semester. You can also buy Dining Dollars, so you can pick up a Starbucks coffee or a Freshëns Yogurt, and stop at the on-campus food courts and convenience stores.

For even more dining options, a Ram Account will give you access to all University dining services, as well as University retail shops, residence hall laundry and vending machines, and participating restaurants and retail locations in the Kingston Emporium and neighboring towns. When we say choice, we mean it.

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THRIVING WHERE THE ACTION IS.

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When the Rams played at Mohegan Sun Arena (1), Joe Savastano relished a road trip. Usually, he found plenty to do right on the Quad (2) or took advantage of the nearby beaches and coastal recreation (3). Study time (4) earned him distinctions like URI Mentor and acceptance into the Political Leadership Program at The Washington Center in D.C. The energy and conversation at Hope Commons (5) made it his favorite campus hangout. u

JOE SAVASTANO—Wakefield, RI, Class of 2010. Major: Political Science. Minor: Journalism.

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A HOME AWAY FROM HOME ­—AND FAR FROM TYPICAL.

First-year students may choose from a traditional corridor living arrangement with community bathrooms or a two-room suite with an adjoining bathroom. Upper-class students may select a multi-

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room suite or apartment arrangement. Apartment residents often prepare meals in their own kitchens. With so many options, you’re sure to find a living space that will make you feel at home. We also offer Living and Learning Communities and Theme Houses in partnership with colleges, and programs for students who share academic interests—including those who start off as undecided. Join a study group. Meet classmates. Literally live and learn.

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So what’s new with campus living at URI? Quite a bit, actually. For starters, many of our residence halls are either renovated or brand-new and even certified environmentally “green.” And with the recent additions, we are now able to offer more living styles to meet your needs.

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APPLYING: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. How to Apply

Merit Scholarships

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

The University of Rhode Island is a member of the Common Application group. For your application to be considered complete, we must receive:

No separate application is required, but students must apply by the

Merit Scholarship/Early Action: December 1, 2010

December 1 Early Action deadline

Regular Application: February 1, 2011

• application for admission, including essay and URI Supplement

must be received by this date).

Deposit: May 1, 2011

Preference for our highest level

Applications are not reviewed until all required materials are received by the Office of Admission.

• application fee of $65 • official high school transcript (sent by the school, preferably electronically) • list of senior courses

(all required application materials

awards will be given to students with a challenging curriculum, a GPA of 3.40/4.00, a class rank in the top

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR 2011

25%, a combined SAT score (critical

Tuition and Fees:

• official SAT or ACT scores (MUST be sent electronically by the testing agency)

reading and math) of 1200 or ACT

• at least one letter of recommendation

Satisfaction of the minimum criteria

New England Regional*..........$17,238

does not guarantee a scholarship;

Housing and Dining:................$10,854

the overall quality of the applicant

Average Totals:

Financial Aid Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): fafsa.ed.gov (URI code is 0003414). Be sure to file your FAFSA after January 1, but no later than March 1, to ensure consideration for all forms of financial aid, including Pell Grants and the R.I. Higher Education Grants (for R.I. residents only).

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pool determines the degree of competition for these awards. Depending upon available funding, other scholarships may be awarded to students with a strong record of academic achievement who fall slightly below these criteria.

Rhode Island Residents..........$10,476 Out-of-State Students..............$27,182

Rhode Island Residents..........$21,330 Out-of-State Students..............$38,036 New England Regional*..........$28,092 REGIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS (RSP TUITION BREAK) * The New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program provides discounted tuition to New England residents for a select

For more on financial aid, visit uri.edu/es.

group of majors. Learn more at nebhe.org or visit uri.edu/admission/newenglandprog.

PROFILE OF FRESHMEN ADMITTED FOR FALL 2010 • GPA of 3.34

• SAT Math of 568

• Class rank in top 1/3

• SAT Writing of 556

• SAT of 1671

• ACT of 25

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• SAT Critical Reading of 547

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It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or discriminate against disabled and Vietnam era veterans in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students, the recruitment, hiring, or treatment of faculty and staff, and in the operation of its activities and programs, as specified by state and federal laws, including the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments to the Higher Education Act, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all other laws which pertain to access and equality. For further information regarding this statement, please contact Roxanne Gomes, Interim Director, Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, at 401.874.2442. 07/10/30M/ADM3

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WHY URI? Return on Investment! SmartMoney magazine ranked URI first in New England and 15th in the U.S. for the relationship between tuition costs and graduates’ earning power.

SEEING IS BELIEVING. VISIT US.

Fall Open Houses

From the campus to the classrooms to the cafés to the conversion coating labs, come see where big thinking is happening at URI.

Choose from the following dates:

We offer year-round information sessions and campus tours. Plan a visit today. Learn more at uri.edu/admission/visiting.

Saturday, October 16, 2010 | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Saturday, October 30, 2010 Reservations are required for the Open House, so please RSVP at uri.edu/admission. If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call 874.7100 at least three business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 800.745.5555.

Boston: 78 miles

Providence: 29 miles

Narragansett Beach: 6 miles

New York: 161 miles By Bus:

By Train:

By Plane:

By Car:

Bus service to Providence is provided by Peter Pan Lines. Call 800.343.9999 or visit ­peterpanbus.com. Bus ­service from Providence to Kingston is provided by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA). Call 401.781.9400 or visit ripta.com.

Amtrak service along the Northeast Corridor includes Kingston station, about a mile from the URI campus. For more information, call 800.872.7245 or visit amtrak.com.

T.F. Green International Airport is about 20 miles from URI’s Kingston campus. Bus transportation and car rentals are available at the airport. Visit pvdairport.com for more information.

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Newport: 16 miles

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Office of Admission Newman Hall, 14 Upper College Road Kingston, RI 02881 USA

URI CORNERSTONES

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES African and African-American Studies Anthropology Art Art History Chemistry Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry Classical Studies Communication Studies Computer Science Economics English Film Media French German History Italian Journalism Mathematics Music Music Composition

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE SCIENCES

Accounting

Animal Science and Technology

Entrepreneurial Management

Aquaculture and Fishery Technology

Finance

Biological Sciences

General Business Administration

Biology

Global Business Management

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

• W  e promote independent choice, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and free expression.

Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management

• W  e respect the rights and dignity of each individual and group.

Environmental Science and Management

• W  e reject prejudice and intolerance, and we work to understand differences.

Marketing Supply Chain Management International Business Program (dual degree in French, German, Spanish, or a minor in Chinese)

Geosciences Landscape Architecture

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Marine Affairs

Biomedical Engineering

Marine Biology

Chemical Engineering

Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Manufacturing

Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Microbiology Nutrition and Dietetics Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Ocean Engineering

COLLEGE OF NURSING Nursing

Philosophy

International Engineering Program (dual degree in French, German, Spanish, or a minor in Chinese)

Physics

Engineering and M.B.A. Program

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Pharmaceutical Sciences (bachelor’s degree) Pharmacy (6-year doctoral degree)

Music Education Music Performance

Political Science Psychology Public Relations Sociology Spanish Theatre Women’s Studies Writing and Rhetoric

The University of Rhode Island is a principled community guided by values. As members of this community, we subscribe to the following principles, which form the foundation of our endeavors.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCE AND SERVICES Communicative Disorders

PREPROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Early Childhood Education

Predental

Elementary Education

Prelaw

Human Development and Family Studies

Premedical

Kinesiology

Pre-Physical Therapy

Secondary Education

Preveterinary

Textile Marketing Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design

• W  e pursue knowledge with honesty, integrity, and courage.

• W  e accept personal responsibility for our actions and their consequences. • W  e actively cooperate to improve the University, the state of Rhode Island, and the global community beyond our borders. • W  e strive to be a community where the environment and property are treated respectfully. • W  e seek to create and maintain an environment conducive to personal health and wellness. • W  e work to develop skills that promote lifelong learning, leadership, and service. Developed by the Quality of Student Life Committee and endorsed by the URI Student Senate.

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