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STUDY IN A SMALL, BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST THINKERS IN THE WORLD. BE INSPIRED TO THAN YO FAST FACTS 13,000 undergraduates, including 3,100 freshmen 68 nations represented 43 U.S. states and territories 60% RI students, 40% out-of-state 22% of incoming freshmen self-identify as students of color 600 national and international internship opportunities 200-plus study abroad opportunities in 80 countries Nearly 200 National Student Exchange universities 16:1 student to faculty ratio 70% of classes have 29 or fewer students 85% of faculty members hold doctorates 40 honor societies 3,000 graduate students Our world needs a constant flow of big ideas, from new energy sources to breakthroughs in medical treatments. URI is prepared to help. 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. We prepare you not only to thrive, but to lead the world through the rapidly changing 21st century. URI’s natural resources inspire you and our faculty to innovate and discover daily. We live and work in a beautiful place. Tree-lined. Quiet. COVER PHOTO: ANNA BLAKE—Hopkinton, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Classical Studies; History. For more about Anna, see page 25. Quintessential New England. Our campus makes people happy. 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. O THINK BIGGER OURSELF. Warm Welcome.......................................................... 2-3 Your First-Year Experience....................................... 4-5 College of Arts and Sciences................................... 6-7 College of Business Administration........................ 8-9 College of Engineering..........................................10-11 College of the Environment and Life Sciences.... 12-13 College of Human Science and Services............ 14-15 Internships............................................................. 16-17 College of Nursing................................................. 18-19 College of Pharmacy............................................. 20-21 Mixing Majors and Minors.................................... 22-23 Honors Program.................................................... 24-25 URIâ€™s Urban Experience..............................................26 Alumni..........................................................................27 Athletics................................................................. 28-29 Dining and Housing............................................... 30-31 Admission and Financial Aid............................... 32-33 uri.edu YOU CAN COUNT ON A WARM WELCOME! URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. Beyond the picturesque pastures and miles of beautiful beaches nearby, the true beauty of URI lies in its dynamic students. Our experienced advisors team up with student leaders to ensure that your transition to college is relaxed and easy. When you arrive in the fall, we’ll help you move in, hold special events and activities, and provide all the assistance you need to feel at home at URI. We host an annual First Night, offer an activity-filled Welcome Week, and extend an open invitation to the Memorial Union, the hub of our campus community, which is home to such offices as Student Involvement, Student Life, Student Programming, the Center for Student Leadership Development, and so much more! 2 For more on URI student life: Some recent performers on campus: Memorial Student Union: mu.uri.edu Bob Dylan Big Sean Student Affairs: uri.edu/student_affairs Life in Color Third Eye Blind Student Involvement: mu.uri.edu/involvement Wayne Brady Tiёsto Michael Ian Black Kendrick Lamar with special guest Earl Sweatshirt uri.edu Just A FEW of our 140+ student organizations: STUDENT SERVICES American Medical Student Association Musicians Guild Asian Student Association NAACP Career Services: career.uri.edu Catholic Center Nutrition Club College Democrats Outing Club Disability Services: uri.edu/disability College Republicans Panhellenic Council Dance Company Psychology Club Fine Arts Center: uri.edu/artsci Entrepreneurship Club Robotics Club Fashion Merchandising Society Scuba Club International Students: uri.edu/iss Fencing Club Snowboarding Club Gay-Straight Alliance Student Entertainment Committee Leadership Development: mu.uri.edu/leadership The Good 5-Cent Cigar (newspaper) Students for Global Sustainability Habitat for Humanity Surf Club Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Center: uri.edu/glbt Hillel URI TV News Marine Science Society WRIU 90.3 FM Radio Library Services: uri.edu/library For a complete list: uri.edu/studentorg Health Services: health.uri.edu Multicultural Center: uri.edu/mcc Religious Services: uri.edu/chaplains Safety First: uri.edu/emergency Womenâ€™s Center: uri.edu/women_center URI.EDU â€˘ THINK BIG. WE DO. Martial Arts Counseling Services: uri.edu/coun 3 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Imagine starting college with your class schedule already in hand and knowing your way around campus. All new students have questions. University College (UC)—our fully dedicated advising college—has the answers you need. As the academic home for all incoming students, UC offers access to certified tutors, peer mentors, academic advisors, internships, National Student Exchange, study abroad, and more. Our advisors include specialists for students who have not declared a major (our motto is “No Major? No Problem!”). We ensure a smooth transition to college with support for every aspect of your first-year experience—and beyond! WHERE YOU ARE WELCOMED, SUPPORTED, AND CHALLENGED. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. DOORS OPEN HERE. 4 Raised in Gambia, West Africa, Oumie quickly discovered, “Once you open one door, another 10 doors open in front of you... the more you get involved, the more you fall in love with URI.” Inspired to become an orientation leader, Oumie gave a warm welcome to the next class. A student ambassador for her college, she conducted research with a nationally renowned pharmacologist and completed an independent study. Oumie’s dream is to improve the third-world health care system she left behind. UC provided the support she needed to accomplish her academic goals, enjoy student life, and follow her dreams! OUMIE CEESAY—Gambia, West Africa, Class of 2013. Major: Biological Sciences. Minor: Psychology. uri.edu/uc College of the Environment and Life Sciences College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy ALL UNDER UC’S ROOF: • Orientation • Academic advising • U RI 101, Traditions and Transformations, a one-credit course to ease your transition • Weekly advising nights • Service learning • Certified tutors • Internships, study abroad, National Student Exchange, and more! Whether serving as an orientation team leader, campus tour guide, or as the business manager of the Student Entertainment Committee, Paul exemplifies the best of URI. Paul has seized many opportunities at URI, including working as the tour guide program coordinator and the director of marketing for the Student Senate. He takes service seriously, volunteering on the Business Student Advisory Council and the Student Philanthropy Council. Paul is an annual participant in the Student Alumni Association's Oozeball tournament, playing volleyball in the mud to raise funds for worthy causes. Paul embodies the spirit of thinking bigger than oneself, continuously promoting active citizenship with contagious enthusiasm and optimism. PAUL KNOTT—Saunderstown, RI, Class of 2014. Major: Marketing. Minor: Leadership Studies. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY. 5 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The College of Arts and Sciences combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and faculty expertise of a major research university that has no borders. Whether you study fine arts, humanities, social or natural sciences, or the evolving fields of communications and computing, you will acquire the critical thinking skills to understand the foundations of our socio-political, economic, and natural world. Our Harrington School of Communication and Media unites the strengths of our programs in writing, communication studies, film/media, journalism, public relations, and library and information studies. Imagine your future as you want it—you can combine your interests into double majors that will prepare you to contribute to the world in a way as unique as you. TIMES SQUARE TO TOKYO A summer sales job in Times Square sparked Sabrina’s interest in public relations. Inspired by general education classes with global themes, she quickly expanded her goals to include a double major in political science. Sabrina was selected as one of seven U.S. and fifteen Japanese students for an interdisciplinary summer research program offered in partnership with URI and the University of Tokyo. With Professor Timothy George, they visited sites devastated by the 2011 tsunami, including one that had been home to one of the Japanese students. “It was a life-changing experience,” says Sabrina. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. SABRINA BROTONS—Bronx, NY, Class of 2014. Majors: Public Relations; Political Science. Minor: Marine Affairs. 6 uri.edu/artsci College of the Environment and Life Sciences College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy ON SCREEN OR BEHIND THE CAMERA? WHY CHOOSE? By the time Michael graduated he was an award-winning filmmaker and director. Interning at Hasbro’s Cake Mix Studio, he was exposed to the complete production of a TV commercial—casting, scouting locations, filming, editing and more. As an actor, Michael performed in The Merchant of Venice and A View From the Bridge, but found his true passion behind the scenes. His film entry to URI’s Visualizations Film Festival won first place. Selected as the student of the year to direct his own production with the full resources of the department, Michael also won top recognition from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Fellowship Program for his production of Pillowman. His talents landed him a job as the video and creative services coordinator for a RI-based event resource company just weeks after graduation. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. MICHAEL COMMENDATORE—Glocester, RI, Class of 2012. Majors: Film/Media (part of the Harrington School of Communication and Media); Theatre (concentration in directing). 7 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Recognized as one of the best business schools in the country, URI’s College of Business Administration enjoys AACSB accreditation, achieved by only 25% of U.S. business schools and 4.5% worldwide. With our emphasis on innovation and small class sizes, our college is committed to providing quality education and preparing the business leaders of tomorrow. Centrally located on the URI Quad, Ballentine Hall offers a state-of-the-art, student-focused environment, equipped with the latest in educational technology. As a pioneer in business education, we have a reputation for excellence that stems from preparing strong leaders grounded in ethical management, and strategic and quick thinking. We’ll teach you how to think like a business leader. GET A WORLD VIEW. FROM KINGSTON. Crystal found a school that “truly embraces my global view toward learning.” Already fluent in Arabic, French, and Japanese, she’s adding German to the mix as her second major at URI, combined with Global Business Management in our International Business Program, earning two degrees in five years. While thinking globally, Crystal acts locally as a member of the Business Student Advisory Committee, and as an orientation leader and URI mentor, helping freshmen acclimate to college. Her goal is to work in the growing field of corporate philanthropy. We think she’ll be a natural. t CRYSTAL ISLAM—Stamford, CT, Class of 2013. Majors: German; Global Business Management. EXPERIENCE POSITIVE ENERGY. Janelle wanted a traditional college campus with chances to learn off campus too. URI offered Janelle a whirlwind of opportunities, including joining one of the fastest-growing, privately-owned companies in America, one that also happens to have been founded by an alum! She landed an internship at Alex and Ani, the RI-based jewelry company known internationally for its eco-friendly, positive energy charms. Janelle’s work on photo editing and design first earned her a part-time job for the following semester, and eventually the position of design assistant upon graduation. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. HELP MANAGE A $100,000 FUND. 8 The URI Alumni Association created a $100,000 portfolio—the Ram Fund—to let advanced business students invest money for the long term. Getting real-world, hands-on experience is what URI is all about. cba.uri.edu p JANELLE MCGOVERN (right)—Narragansett, RI, Class of 2012. Major: Marketing. SAMANTHA PRIMAVERA (left)— Narragansett, RI, Class of 2012. Major: Art History. Now an assistant merchandiser with Alex and Ani. College of the Environment and Life Sciences College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy GREEN ENERGY FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. Austin wanted a dynamic campus and a strong international business program. He discovered both at URI. He spent a semester abroad in Spain, and landed an internship in the Latin America division of the global gaming company GTECH. Back on campus, Austin put his business skills to work driving team merchandising efforts as URI’s club sports manager. Upon graduation he accepted a position as a carbon footprint monitor at Schneider Electric, a global specialist in green energy. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. AUSTIN BRUNERO—North Kingstown, RI, Class of 2012. Major: Global Business Management. Minor: Spanish. 9 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING URI’s College of Engineering offers a diverse community of scholars, experts, and active researchers dedicated to the development and application of advanced technologies. We know that by working together we can and will enhance the quality of life for all. We are creative problem solvers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, applying our skills for the advancement of knowledge, service to our community, and the economic development of the state and beyond. We prepare our graduates to be global leaders in a wide range of engineering disciplines, especially through our International Engineering Program (IEP), the first of its kind. We invite you to join our prestigious alumni—creative, responsible engineers, aware of the social implications of their work and flexible enough to adjust to our rapidly changing world. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. MAKE IDEAS 10 MICHAEL SMITH—Lanoka Harbor, NJ, Class of 2015. Majors: Ocean Engineering; Spanish. Pictured here with Professor Bud Vincent at URI’s Bay Campus. e g r. u r i . e d u College of the Environment and Life Sciences u College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL. At eight years old, Eily had a benign tumor removed from her brain. Deciding then to devote her life’s work to medicine, she was named a University College Scholar for being among the top ten in her freshman class at URI. As a sophomore, Eily received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for her potential as a scientific researcher. She conducted bionanotechnology research and was selected from a national pool of premedical students for a paid internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Recipient of a Fulbright grant to study cancer in England for a year, she is one step closer to enrolling in medical school after graduation! t BIG IDEAS FOR UNDERWATER EXPLORATION. After building a submarine and spending a summer in Spain, Michael immersed himself in such unique courses as “Wave Mechanics” and “Acoustics and Coastal Measurements.” He also won a foreign language scholarship, and landed an internship working on remotely operated vehicles in the Caribbean. EILY COURNOYER—Portsmouth, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Chemical Engineering. Minors: Biology; Mathematics. HAPPEN Amandine grew up in South Africa, enjoying many happy visits with her grandparents and extended family in her parents’ native country of Rwanda. She loved travel, and after a year of living in Spain, she knew she wanted to study both engineering and Spanish in college. In URI’s world-renowned International Engineering Program, Amandine quickly found friends, supportive faculty, and a sense of community that helped her get involved. She landed a job with Professor Vinka Craver, who is developing sustainable technologies for water and wastewater treatment in South America, one of the environmental problems that Amandine wants to solve in Rwanda someday. AMANDINE GATALI—Pretoria, South Africa, Class of 2015. Majors: Civil Engineering; Spanish. Minor: Leadership Studies. Pictured here with Professor Vinka Craver. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. KNOWLEDGE WILL TRAVEL. 11 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering 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. You’ll work with professors who are nationally recognized for their cutting-edge research. Our Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences houses state-of-theart classrooms, high-tech laboratories, and special genomic and aquarium facilities. SCIENCE, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SHARKS. Russell’s love for the ocean has led to impressive credentials. Awarded two URI Coastal Fellowships, he worked with Professor Graham Forrester restoring endangered corals in the Caribbean. He received the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that took him to NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation and Restoration in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award offered for students in the STEM disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, Russell’s current research involves analyzing satellite tag data of tiger sharks. Next up: graduate school and plans to continue research as a college professor. RUSSELL DAUKSIS—North Kingstown, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Marine Biology. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. DIVE INTO RESEARCH. 12 Scuba diving class at URI came in handy sooner than Sarah expected. After becoming a certified diver, she received a National Science Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to monitor fish populations at a restored coral reef in the British Virgin Islands. A recipient of the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sarah interned at the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook, located on her beloved Jersey shore. Treasurer of the URI Marine Science Society and a member of the URI Wildlife Society, she also studied abroad at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. Her ideal career? Analyzing human impact on marine environments. uri.edu/cels SARAH MEROLLA—Hillsborough, NJ, Class of 2014. Major: Marine Biology. Minor: Wildlife and Conservation Biology. College of the Environment and Life Sciences College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy UNLEASH YOUR WILD SIDE. Emma chose URI’s Wildlife and Conservation program to have hands-on experience with animals. As one of only 28 U.S. students accepted to the School for Field Studies, she traveled to Tanzania and Kenya to study the role the Noolturesh River plays in the local culture. Emma witnessed massive elephants, wildebeests, impalas, warthogs, giraffes, and more. She learned Swahili and interviewed people about devastating water contamination in their communities. After Africa, Emma volunteered at a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. Recently hired by Turtle Back Zoo, where she worked summers in New Jersey, Emma looks forward to working with animals from across the globe. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. EMMA HANSLOWE—Wharton, NJ, Class of 2014. Major: Wildlife and Conservation Biology. Shown here with a capybara. 13 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCE AND SERVICES Home to URI's School of Education, several health-related majors, and two popular fashion majors, our College of Human Science and Services focuses on improving lives. We address such questions as: What is the future of the American family? How do we integrate healthy minds and bodies as societal priorities? Who, besides teachers and schools, plays a role in ensuring that children learn and become successful? Our academic departments, community outreach programs, and ongoing research initiatives are designed to enhance human potential—and we encourage you to get involved. We focus on developing resources needed to help individuals and groups solve contemporary human problems. Through a combination of class work and practical hands-on experiences, you’ll graduate prepared to improve the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. A STUDY IN STYLE. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. URI opens doors to fashion careers. Interning with Republic Clothing Group in Manhattan, Amanda watched a Vivienne Tam model walk down the runway in a dress she helped design. She interned at Tharanco Group and Roxie B, and studied in London and France. As a junior and a senior, she 14 won “audience favorite” at the Spring Splash fashion show, which encored in New York thanks to alumnus Wes Card, CEO and director of the Jones Group. Amanda made quite a splash in New York, landing a job as an assistant designer for the Jones New York Collection—the heart of the Jones Group. AMANDA RAVENER— Garden City, NY, Class of 2012. Major: Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. Minor: Art. uri.edu/hss College of the Environment & Life Sciences College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy GIVE A GUIDING HAND. Jonathan knew what he wanted to do but didn’t know what it was called. URI gave it a name: kinesiology. Preparing to become a physical education teacher has allowed him to volunteer for the Special Olympics on URI’s Kingston campus and in classes for children with Down Syndrome and other disorders at the URI Aquatics Center. One of his most transforming experiences occurred in Professor Emily Clapham’s class, teaching a group of special-needs children to surf at a local beach. “People underestimate these children,” Jonathan says. “They know exactly what they’re doing.” He continues to volunteer in the schools where he completed his elementary and secondary level internships, a unique aspect of this interdisciplinary major. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. JONATHAN BYRNE—Cranston, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Kinesiology (physical education option). 15 16 URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. uri.edu/uc/internships INTERNSHIPS THAT WRITE YOUR RESUME. Tess defines URI with one word, “internships.” With URI’s Communications and Marketing department, she completed one internship in social media and another in writing, and she interned twice for the Harrington School of Communication and Media. Studying abroad in Australia, her class had the opportunity to develop an interactive marketing campaign for Microsoft, collaborating with their professional team. Later, she interned at Alex and Ani World Headquarters, focusing on marketing and social media, and also worked as a marketing and events intern at Boston magazine. She's now working for Alex and Ani in event coordination. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. TESS POVAR—Cranston, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Public Relations; Communication Studies. 17 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering COLLEGE OF NURSING URI’s College of Nursing goes beyond the standard nursing curriculum. Our dynamic program balances theory with clinical practice in a variety of patient care settings—all amidst “smart classrooms,” simulation labs, and the highest-level teaching technology available today. URI was the first public university in New England to offer a Ph.D. program in nursing, and the same faculty teach all of our students. Our distinguished faculty include scientists conducting cutting-edge research, and experts on such issues as improved care for premature infants, pain management, alternative health care strategies, and preparedness for bioterrorism. Our program is designed to prepare you to be adaptable in any health care environment. We also provide you with a sense of community to help you succeed in school and in your career by offering a Living and Learning Community (LLC) residence for first-year nursing students. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. IF YOU LIKE A HANDS-ON APPROACH, YOU’LL LOVE URI NURSING. 18 Before she even got to URI, Jean knew the nursing program’s reputation for hands-on experience. Cutting-edge simulation labs offer life-like heartbeats, pulses, and lung sounds, along with opportunities to place IVs, give injections, and respond to simulated emergencies. “Students really get into the moment, suspending reality when they work with the simulated patients,” says nursing professor Mary Louise Palm (left). Jean’s URI training landed her a summer job as a certified nurse assistant at an assisted-living facility and a part-time job on a medical-surgical floor as a student-nurse tech. After being awarded the college’s highest honor, the Student Excellence Award, she accepted a postgraduation job as an ER nurse at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. JEAN KULAS—Monroe, CT, Class of 2012. Major: Nursing. Pictured with Professor Mary Louise Palm in the simulation laboratory. College of the Environment and Life Sciences College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy LIVING AND LEARNING— AND LOVING IT. Being from Cape Cod, Kelsey knew she would feel comfortable in URI’s coastal community. What she didn’t know was how truly at home she would feel as part of the College of Nursing First-Year Living and Learning Community (LLC). Any nerves about the rigorous curriculum evaporated when she realized she would always have a neighbor with whom to sit, walk to class, and study. Kelsey’s pediatric clinical rotation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston confirmed pediatric nursing as her calling, something she first felt while working with children at a popular Cape Cod summer attraction. uri.edu/nursing URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. KELSEY DAVIS—Barnstable, MA, Class of 2014. Major: Nursing. Pictured in the donor-funded Student Commons in White Hall, a beautiful lounge for nursing majors. 19 University College College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Engineering COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Last year, 99% of our pharmacy majors passed the national licensing exam, with 100% passing it the year before. With training sites across the nation, an international program in France, partnerships in China and India, a 3-D visualization system, and cutting-edge human patient simulators, our college has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence. Our degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences bring students into contact with leading researchers exploring solutions to many of society’s most pressing health care problems. We train our students for careers in research, product development, and management in the pharmaceutical industry. Our faculty members bring their passion for leading-edge scientific discovery to our classrooms—like the ones in our new 140,000-square-foot building, where our laboratory and teaching technologies, certified good manufacturing process facility, and interdisciplinary simulator suite are second to none. FUN AND HARD WORK ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. For volunteer firefighter Kevin McMurray, a service-oriented career like pharmacy wasn’t a stretch. And neither was the way he took the campus by storm. As a freshman he was named a University College Scholar. He also attended the URI Leadership Institute, was elected to the Student Senate, and represented URI on Wheel of Fortune. His diverse clinical rotations have included the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a hospital, and two retail pharmacies. Now Kevin is sharing his big ideas as a pharmacist with Walgreen’s in Worcester, MA. KEVIN MCMURRAY—Ashby, MA, Class of 2012. Major: Pharm.D. PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. 20 All before Alev’s white coat ceremony, she joined a professional society, won a student senate seat, and studied abroad in Australia. Since then, she’s held numerous leadership positions within her college and been inducted into several honor societies. Recognized for her achievements, Alev was selected to present research at a national conference and chosen for the Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency, interning at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in NYC. Soon she’ll participate in a national clinical pharmacy challenge competition as a member of the URI team. ALEV GULUM—Smithtown, NY, Class of 2014. Major: Pharm.D. College of Human Science and Services College of Nursing College of Pharmacy FIND A FAMILY IN PHARMACY. After becoming a pharmacist, Kristen plans to complete a residency and eventually work as a pediatric or oncology pharmacist. Along with advanced teaching technology, from the simulation labs with actors to the 3D visualization that shows how molecules interact, Kristen appreciates her professors for sharing their personal experiences and using real-life examples in their teaching. She credits the faculty and staff with making the students feel at home—by getting students involved, and even keeping snacks on hand for hungry students. KRISTEN HEINER—Allentown, PA, Class of 2015. Major: Pharm.D. uri.edu/pharmacy URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. College of the Environment and Life Sciences 21 MIX MAJORS AND MINORS. If you can dream it, we can help you achieve it. At URI, we’re continuously creating unique programs of combined majors and minors 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. TO CHINA AND BACK, WITH CHOICES! Once Elena discovered that URI is one of only nine universities selected for the U.S. government’s Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program, her world got a lot bigger. Through URI’s International Business Program, Elena completed two internships with Hasbro, the first in their RI world headquarters and the second in China, a paid position working in both their Shenzhen and Hong Kong offices. She studied Mandarin in Hangzhou, tutored students in English, and competed in a corporate regatta with Hasbro coworkers. Back on campus, she received the prestigious A. Robert Rainville Student Leadership Award and faced a fortunate challenge—choosing between job offers. She accepted a position with Volkswagen Group of America. ELENA DEMPSEY—Greenville, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Global Business Management; Chinese. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. PUT LANGUAGES TO WORK FOR YOU. 22 Born in the Republic of Azerbaijan and fluent in Russian, Farid’s English vocabulary consisted of “yes” and “no” when he arrived in the U.S. Today he is fluent in English, and thanks to URI’s International Engineering Program, fluent in German, too. He was awarded three prestigious scholarships to study in Germany. Planning a career in medical research, he’s done cutting-edge work with Professor Geoffrey Bothun (left), investigating the toxicity of engineered nanoparticles found in an increasing number of consumer products. FARID TOPCHIEV—Warwick, RI, Class of 2014. Majors: Chemical Engineering; German. Minors: Mathematics; Chemistry. Pictured here with Professor Geoffrey Bothun. A biomedical engineering internship after Jason’s freshman year helped confirm a long-standing interest in becoming a physician. He majored in applied mathematics and completed a senior honors project with Professor Orlando Merino (left), using math models to study an African viral epidemic. Junior year, Jason was chosen for Phi Beta Kappa and studied community health in Ecuador on a prestigious Metcalf Scholarship. Meanwhile, inspired by Honors Program courses in physics and in thanatology (the study of loss and grief), he added both as minors. Accepted into medical school at Brown University through their Early Identification Program, Jason plans to work with under-served populations. JASON BOWMAN— North Kingstown, RI, Class of 2012. Major: Mathematics (applied math option; Honors Program). Minors: Physics; Thanatology. Pictured here with Professor Orlando Merino. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. WE’RE NOT A MED SCHOOL, BUT WE INSPIRE MEDICAL CAREERS. 23 HONORS PROGRAM Unlike honors classes you may have taken before, our Honors Program offers more relaxed, yet in-depth exploration of a myriad of subjects. You can study ordinary topics in extraordinary ways, in such courses as “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Change” or “The Origins of Fantasy,” featuring the literature of J.R.R. Tolkien. Our annual Honors Colloquium brings nationally and internationally distinguished writers, artists, and scholars to campus to address such timely themes as "Great Public Schools: Everyone's Right? Everyone's Responsibility?," "Health Care Change: Health, Politics, and Money," and "Are You Ready for the Future?" Our faculty will help you compete for prestigious scholarships and admission to graduate, medical, dental, or veterinary school. You’ll graduate ready to pursue whatever your big idea may be. KYLE WEINREICH—Plainfield, VT, Class of 2014. Majors: Political Science; Economics. Minor: Leadership Studies. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. BE AN ADVOCATE. 24 As a freshman, Kyle developed a new software technology for students with math disabilities. His system enhances the library's resource program, which serves students, faculty, and families in the community. A Truman Scholar nominee, Kyle gave equal attention to Student Senate, serving on the Finance, Rules and Ethics, and Rights uri.edu/hpr and Responsibilities committees. His contributions were nationally recognized with the Roswell “Buddy” Messing Award, presented by the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to the “Most Outstanding Individual Brother.” Kyle plans to work on federal education policy, hoping to improve the nation’s public education system for the next generation. PROOF OF PERPETUAL MOTION. Kristen is always on the move, whether it’s taking a leadership role in URI’s tour guide program, serving as a URI 101 Mentor in both the Leadership and Kinesiology sections, completing a physical therapy internship, or serving as vice president of Student Organization Leadership Consultants. A member of several honor societies, Kristen also traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, to do Habitat for Humanity work as part of the honors course, “Classrooms Without Borders.” Her capstone research will reveal the impact of participation in marching band on physical fitness. KRISTEN LEANDER—Windsor Locks, CT, Class of 2013. Major: Kinesiology. Minors: Leadership Studies; Psychology. Shown here with research partner, Joseph Vallee—Chepachet, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Kinesiology. Born in Mumbai, India and adopted by a RI family, Anna’s curiosity about culture comes naturally. She was drawn to the URI Archaeology Group, which includes interdisciplinary faculty from underwater archaeology, history, philosophy, and art history. History professor Bridget Buxton mentored Anna for a research project on ports of the Roman Empire, earning her an invitation to present at “Discovery@URI.” Already fluent in French, German, and Spanish, Anna chose to study Latin and traveled to Greece and Italy to survey ancient ruins. She spent last summer in Bulgaria working on an archaeological dig, and was nominated for the coveted A. Robert Rainville Student Leadership Award. She is now working for the Honors Program as the coordinator of Academic Programming and Advising. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. ROAM THROUGH ANCIENT ROME. ANNA BLAKE—Hopkinton, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Classical Studies; History. Pictured here with Professor Bridget Buxton. 25 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 for students enrolled at our main campus in Kingston. And it’s conveniently located on the public bus route, making it easy to get there! You’ll find a supportive environment, small classes, convenient schedules, and faculty and staff committed to your success in school and in life. For information on degree programs, visit uri.edu/prov. MARK SCIALLA—Cranston, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Journalism; Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Pictured here at Riverwalk and Waterplace Park in Providence. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. MAKE THE NEWS. SHAPE THE WORLD. 26 Enrolling in the College of Continuing Education at URI’s Providence campus, Mark soon discovered opportunities ideal for an aspiring foreign news correspondent. Although he was a non-traditional student, he was able to take two honors trips, visiting Birmingham, Alabama with “Classrooms Without Borders” and Belize to study anthropology. He then decided to transition to the Kingston Campus. After working as an editor for URI’s student newspaper, he landed an internship at the U.S. headquarters of the uri.edu/prov international news network Al Jazeera. The highlight of his internship was covering the World AIDS Conference and meeting activists Al Sharpton, Cornel West, and talk show host Tavis Smiley. Back in RI, he completed his honors capstone project, transforming urban land in Providence into a forest garden promoting locally grown produce. Next stop? A post-graduate fellowship with Al Jazeera—from there, the world! AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST. CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT. INTERVIEWER OF WORLD LEADERS. VOICE TO THE VOICELESS. As CNN International’s man in Nigeria, Vladimir Duthiers ’91 covers West Africa to give voice to the voiceless. He still draws on his URI experiences—from his ROTC training to his political science courses to his work for the student newspaper and radio station. “I learned a lot about the way countries work, how governments operate and interact with each other, how the things you see on the surface are not necessarily what is going on behind the scenes.” Duthiers first worked for fellow URI graduate Christiane Amanpour ’83 and later for Anderson Cooper. The son of Haitian immigrants, he was among the first on scene after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, part of a CNN team that went on to win two Emmy Awards. Whether focusing on the plight of Haitian children, reporting as Occupy Nigeria exploded, covering presidential elections in Ghana, or investigating a major terrorist attack in Algeria, this URI alum is up for the challenge. advance.uri.edu/alumni URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. URI GRADUATE. 27 The URI Sailing team has a strong tradition of competitive excellence and alumni that include several Olympians and 26 All-Americans. URI placed 12th at the 2013 Co-ed National Championship in Cascade Locks, Oregon. ATHLETICS COMPETE ON ANY LEVEL YOU WANT. At URI, it’s about the game and the grades. In fall 2012, the Atlantic 10 Conference established a new record for the number of student-athletes earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll distinction, which requires a GPA of 3.50 or better. Among them were more than 100 URI students. Go Rams! URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. URI’s Women’s Rowing team was among the teams featured on the NCAA Division I Rowing Selection Show in May 2013. As the Atlantic 10 champions, the Rams earned one of 11 automatic bids to the NCAA Championship in Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis. 28 Intercollegiate Varsity Sports NCAA Division I Baseball (M) Basketball (M&W) Cross Country (M&W) Football (M) In April 2013, CBS New York named Rhody Basketball a “Team on the Rise,” which under NCAA rules, allowed the team to travel to Italy, visiting Rome, San Marino, Venice, and Como, and playing against Italian professional club teams. Golf (M) Rowing (W) Soccer (M&W) Softball (W) Swimming & Diving (W) Tennis (W) Track & Field (Indoor) (M&W) Track & Field (Outdoor) (M&W) Volleyball (W) Club Sports Compete at the intercollegiate club level. Equestrian (Co-ed) Field Hockey (Co-ed) Gymnastics (W) Ice Hockey (M & W) Lacrosse (M & W) Roller Hockey (Co-ed) Rowing (M) Rugby (M & W) Sailing (Co-ed & W) Swimming (M) Ultimate (M, W, & Co-ed) Volleyball (M) Intramural Sports Men’s, women’s, and co-ed according to yearly demand. Offered in 2012–2013: Basketball (M) Dodgeball (M) Flag Football (M) Floor Hockey (M) Ice Hockey (M) Indoor Soccer (Co-ed) Indoor Soccer (M) Soccer (Co-ed) Soccer (M) Volleyball (Co-ed) Volleyball (M) Spirit Groups Cheerleaders Ram Band Ramettes “The MOB” G o R h o d y. c o m URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. Our robust athletics complex includes some of the top facilities in the region. Men’s and women’s basketball teams play in the Thomas M. Ryan Center (theryancenter.com). The perennially strong track teams compete in Mackal Field House, where you can also do weights, cardio, and hoops; Keaney Gymnasium is home to Rhody volleyball; and the Tootell Physical Education Center includes the Aquatics Center for swimming and diving. There’s also Meade Stadium for football, the Bill Beck Field for baseball, and the URI softball and soccer complexes. Nearby, the Bradford R. Boss Arena is home to men’s and women’s ice hockey and recreational skating (bossicearena.com). 29 WHAT’S ON THE MENU? ANYTHING YOU WANT. There are plenty of dining options at URI and a wide variety of foods from which to choose. Hope Commons (pictured above) has won top honors in national competitions for the past five years in a row. 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 an Ice Cream Machine treat, 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. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. LEARNING TO LEAD AND LIVE WELL. 30 Melissa was among the models and designers at the Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design’s Annual Spring Splash Fashion Show debut in NYC, hosted by URI alum Wes Card ’70, CEO and director of the Jones Group (1). Wanting to learn more about design, she enjoyed studying abroad in Italy, returning with an entirely new fashionable passion—food (2). Back on campus, she became a representative for a global nutrition company, helping people to pursue an active and healthy life. Her motto: “Health and fitness will NEVER go out of style!” (3). Melissa’s many accomplishments, including working as an orientation leader, resulted in her being selected to speak at URI’s fall admission open house (4). Her career perfectly combines all of her interests. She works as a wellness coach for RI-based Raise the Bar, a health-food café, wellness center, and fitness club. We know she’ll inspire people to lead happy and healthy lives—just like she does! (5). u MELISSA IMPETT—Ipswich, MA, Class of 2013. Major: Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. Minors: Leadership Studies and Psychology. uri.edu/dining 1 2 YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME. Most of our students live in Living and Learning Communities (LLCs), designed to ensure that you are surrounded by friends with similar academic 3 interests. You’ll enjoy advisors who come to your residence hall and live-in upperclass mentors who are ready to help you get off to a great start with your college career. Sharing classes and living together makes it easier to make connections, both socially and academically. You’ll form study groups, and you’ll feel more connected to faculty, staff, and the University at large. It’s a small, beautiful campus with plenty of room for you! 4 5 housing.uri.edu URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. 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 some are even certified environmentally “green.” And the recent additions enable us to offer more living styles to meet your needs. 31 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: The University of Rhode Island offers a wide range of merit scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic success in a challenging college preparatory curriculum. You may be eligible for these awards if you have earned a GPA of 3.2/4.0, a combined SAT score of 1050+ (critical reading and math) or ACT of 23+, and have demonstrated leadership and involvement in your school and/or community. All applicants are considered for these scholarships by submitting a complete application by February 1. There is no separate scholarship application. To be considered for our highest scholarships, we recommend that you apply by our December 1 Early Action deadline. We also strongly recommend that students interested in engineering, nursing, and pharmacy apply by December 1, as spaces are limited in these programs. Early Action/Non-binding December 1, 2013 • application for admission, including essay • application fee of $65 • official high school transcript (sent by the school, preferably electronically) • list of senior courses • official SAT or ACT scores (MUST be sent electronically by the testing agency) • at least one letter of recommendation Financial Aid We recommend that all applicants apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply between January 1 and March 1 at fafsa.ed.gov (use the URI code 0003414). For more information, visit uri.edu/admission/aid. Applications will be reviewed when all required materials are received by the Office of Admission. PROFILE OF FRESHMEN ADMITTED FOR FALL 2013 • GPA of 3.42/ 4.0 • SAT of 1667 • SAT Critical Reading of 548 • SAT Math of 566 • SAT Writing of 553 • ACT of 25 REGIONAL TUITION MAJORS Tuition and Fees: Africana Studies CT Rhode Island Residents..........$14,126 Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology CT ME Out-of-State Students..............$29,692 Biomedical Engineering ME Classical Studies ME Housing and Dining:................$11,160 Based on double room and standard meal plan. Average Totals: STATES ME NH VT MA NH VT MA NH VT Chemical Engineering VT Chinese CT Film/Media CT Geology and Geological Oceanography CT Rhode Island Residents..........$25,286 Industrial and Systems Engineering CT Out-of-State Students..............$40,852 ME NH MA ME NH Italian ME NH New England Regional*..........$33,446 Landscape Architecture ME * If you are a resident of a New England state other than RI, the New England Board of Higher Education provides discounted tuition for a select group of majors, subject to change. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. Deposit: May 1, 2014 ESTIMATED COSTS FOR 2014 New England Regional*..........$22,286 32 Regular Application: February 1, 2014 For the most current listing, visit nebhe.org. NH Marine Affairs CT ME MA Ocean Engineering CT ME MA Pharmaceutical Sciences CT ME MA ME MA Pharmacy (6-year, Pharm.D.)** VT Plant Sciences NH VT VT NH VT NH VT NH Supply Chain Management** CT ME MA NH VT * Regional tuition is offered no sooner than sophomore year, after meeting requirements for acceptance into the degreegranting college. Textile Marketing* CT ME MA NH VT Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design* CT ME NH VT ** Regional tuition does not apply until year three or junior year. Writing and Rhetoric CT ME uri.edu/admission/newenglandprog uri.edu/admission SEEING IS BELIEVING. VISIT US. Fall Open Houses From the cafés to the classrooms to the conversion coating labs, come see where big thinking is happening at URI. Choose from the following dates: campus tours. Plan a visit today. Learn more at uri.edu/admission. CLOSE TO IT ALL Southern RI Beaches..............10–15 minutes Historic Newport......................20 minutes Providence...............................35 minutes (uri.edu/prov) Boston......................................90 minutes NYC ..........................................2.5 hours Kingston Amtrak Station........less than a mile from campus Hassle-free Buses...................ripta.com–Go green! Questions regarding provisions for students with disabilities should be directed to the director of Disability Services for Students in the Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 401.874.2098 (TTY via R.I. Relay 711); uri.edu/disability/dss. Reservations are required for the Open Houses, so please RSVP at uri.edu/admission. If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call 401.874.7100 at least three business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711. The University of Rhode Island prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identification or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; 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, except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law and cases that may arise under applicable federal and state law and regulations, including but not limited to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments to the Higher Education Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; ADA Amendment Act of 2008; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Executive Order 11246, as amended; Executive Order 91-39; Executive Order 92-2; and Rhode Island General Law 28-5.1, as amended; and all other laws which pertain to access and equity. Inquiries concerning compliance with antidiscrimination laws should be addressed to Roxanne Gomes, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity, Suite 201, Carlotti Administration Building, 401.874.2442. URI.EDU • THINK BIG. WE DO. We offer year-round information sessions and Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Saturday, November 2, 2013 33 Office of Admission Newman Hall, 14 Upper College Road Kingston, RI 02881 USA UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Africana Studies Anthropology Art Art History Chemistry Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry Chinese Classical Studies Communication Studies Computer Science Economics English Film/Media French Gender and Women’s Studies German History Italian Journalism Mathematics Music Music Composition Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physics Physics and Physical Oceanography Political Science Psychology Public Relations Sociology Spanish Theatre Writing and Rhetoric FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST OF MAJORS: URI.EDU 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 Cell and Molecular Biology Marketing Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Supply Chain Management International Business Program (dual degree in Chinese, French, German, or Spanish) COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Geology and Geological Oceanography Landscape Architecture Marine Affairs Marine Biology Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Manufacturing Nutrition and Dietetics Plant Sciences Wildlife and Conservation Biology COLLEGE OF NURSING Ocean Engineering Nursing International Engineering Program (dual degree in Chinese, French, German, or Spanish) COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Engineering and M.B.A. Program Pharmaceutical Sciences (bachelor’s degree) Pharmacy (6-year doctoral degree) COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCE AND SERVICES PREPROFESSIONAL STUDIES Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Predental Prelaw Premedical Health Studies Pre-Physical Therapy Human Development and Family Studies Preveterinary Kinesiology Secondary Education Textile Marketing Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design uri.edu 07/13/40M/ADM3 Produced by the URI Publications Office, for the Office of Admission. Photos by Don Bousquet and Son Aerial Photography, Timothy George, Joe Giblin, Nora Lewis, John Peterson, Michael Salerno, Michael Scott, iStock Photography, Jonathan Torgovnik, and courtesy of subjects. Announcing our new Green Business dual degree program—a double major in General Business Administration and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Environmental Science and Management Mechanical Engineering Communicative Disorders Princeton Review has named URI to its list of Green Schools for the third year in a row! ALSO AVAILABLE Honors Program Center for Student Leadership Development URI CORNERSTONES 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. • W e pursue knowledge with honesty, integrity, and courage. • W e promote independent choice, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and free expression. • W e respect the rights and dignity of each individual and group. • W e reject prejudice and intolerance, and we work to understand differences. • 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.