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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, 3,000 graduate students 58 nations represented 45 U.S. states and territories 60% RI students, 40% out-of-state

20% of incoming freshmen self-identify as students of color

600 national and international Internship opportunities

200 Study Abroad opportunities in 40 countries

190 National Student Exchange universities 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 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: JANELLE McGOVERN—Narragansett, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Marketing. For more about Janelle, see page 8.

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 Interdisciplinary Studies....................................... 22-23 Honors Program.................................................... 24-25 URI’s Urban Experience..............................................26 Alumni..........................................................................27 Athletics................................................................. 28-29 Dining and Housing............................................... 30-31 Admission and Financial Aid............................... 32-33

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YOU CAN COUNT ON A WARM WELCOME!

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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!

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For more on URI student life:

Some recent performers on campus:

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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

Library Services: uri.edu/library

Habitat for Humanity

Surf Club

Hillel

URI TV News

Multicultural Center: uri.edu/mcc

Marine Science Society

WRIU 90.3 FM Radio

Health Services: health.uri.edu

Religious Services: uri.edu/chaplains Safety First: uri.edu/emergency Women’s Services: uri.edu/women_center

For a complete list: uri.edu/studentorg

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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!

Why use a GPS when UC can help you find your way? UC showed Nick the path to combining his passions for French and fashion. He developed his leadership skills as an orientation leader, a resident academic mentor, and eventually with membership in the national leadership honor society. For summer 2012, Nick landed a paid internship in California, designing costumes for the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, the theater that launched the careers of actors Zac Efron and Robin Williams. With guidance from UC, Nick is starting a big career of his own.

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Nick Kleiner—Union, ME, Class of 2013. Majors: Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design; French. Minor: Leadership Studies.

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WHERE YOU ARE WELCOMED, SUPPORTED, AND CHALLENGED. uri.edu/uc


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All under UC’s roof:

THE ART OF MAKING A HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

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University College got Melissa Fajardo’s college career off to a great start. She felt right at home from the beginning with freshman orientation, and received tremendous support from her academic advisor. At First Night, she discovered the Alumni of Color Network, and she spent a summer in Spain through the Office of International Education. After an exciting semester at sea, she gave back to UC as an orientation leader and URI 101 mentor. Now she’s heading to graduate school to prepare for a career working with students in higher education. Whatever direction you want to go at URI, University College will start you down the right path.

• Academic advising  RI 101, Traditions and Transformations, • U a one-credit course to ease your transition • Weekly advising nights • Service learning • Certified tutors • Internships, study abroad, National Student Exchange, and more!

MELISSA FAJARDO—Providence, RI, Class of 2012.. Major: Human Development and Family Studies. Minors: Leadership Studies; Spanish.

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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.

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ON SCREEN, OR BEHIND THE CAMERA? WHY CHOOSE?

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Michael came to URI for engineering and graduated as an award-winning filmmaker and director. His internship at Hasbro’s Cake Mix Studio included exposure 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. MICHAEL COMMENDATORE—Glocester, RI, Class of 2012. Majors: Film/Media (part of the Harrington School of Communication and Media); Theatre (concentration in directing).

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To animate virtual puppet interactively: Detect user’s body against uniform background and find approximate location for 2D skeleton; use mathematical model to compute 3D skeleton.

Stacie creates things in three dimensions. During her internship with Naval Undersea Warfare Center, she created a 3D version of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk for the Second Life online “virtual world.” In URI’s computer science/applied math program, she creates models and animations. And in Taiwan, as a member of URI’s 3D Group for Interactive Visualization with Professor Jean-Yves Harve, she created an interactive puppet application displayed at the national airport, and transformed Kun Shan University’s live orchestral performance into a multimedia experience. Best yet, she recently began her new job as a software engineer. She calls her work “the perfect balance between computer science and art.” STACIE WALEYKO—Middletown, RI, Class of 2012. Majors: Computer Science; Mathematics. JOEL BARRUOS—Providence, RI, Class of 2011. Major: Computer Science (now enrolled in URI’s master’s degree program).

For more students earning A&S degrees, see pp. 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26.

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PROGRAM THE MERGER OF ART AND SCIENCE.

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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 29.5% of business schools in the U.S. 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. Successful business people think strategically and quickly. Think big. Think like a business leader. We’ll teach you how.

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.

The campus may be traditional, but the experiences aren’t. Janelle wanted a traditional college campus with a few extras. One extra is her internship at Alex and Ani, the Rhode Island-based positive energy company whose founder is an alum. Janelle’s work on photo editing and design was so well-received that she was offered a part-time job for the following semester. And what’s really big about that is that the company’s expansion into Japan and Spain opens a world of even bigger opportunities for Janelle.

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Help manage a $100,000 fund.

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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.

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p JANELLE McGOVERN (right)—Narragansett, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Marketing. SAMANTHA PRIMAVERA (left)—Class of 2012. Major: Art History. Now an assistant merchandiser with Alex and Ani.


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Make winning plays in the global business game. Austin wanted a dynamic campus and a strong international business program. He discovered both at URI. Austin spent a semester abroad in Spain, and landed an internship in the Latin America division of the global gaming company GTECH. Back on campus, he put his business skills to work driving team merchandising efforts as URI’s club sports manager.

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AUSTIN BRUNERO—North Kingstown, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Global Business Management. Minor: Spanish.

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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 ensure that you’ll 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.

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MICHAEL SMITH—Lanoka Harbor, NJ, Class of 2015. Majors: Ocean Engineering; Spanish.

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BUILD A LAB THE SIZE OF A MICROCHIP. Originally from Cape Verde, Admir came to URI speaking English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole. He never imagined he’d become fluent in nanoscience or put a blood-testing laboratory on a chip. Working side-by-side with with Mechanical Engineering Professor Mohammed Faghri (right), Admir has conducted lab experiments, built chip prototypes, and recommended design improvements with the potential to revolutionize health care. He also spent a year abroad working on driveline and chassis technologies at AF Friedrichshafen AG, taking classes, traveling, and putting his German language skills to good use. On top of all that, he was vice president of URI’s National Society of Black Engineers.

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YES, IT’S ROCKET SCIENCE. With Professor Bud Vincent (left), Michael built a submarine at the Graduate School of Oceanography’s Bay Campus, and he spent a “Summer in Spain” preparing for the year abroad portion of the IEP— all while residing with other aspiring engineers from around the world in a living-learning community.

ADMIR MONTEIRO—Pawtucket, RI, Class of 2012. Majors: Electrical Engineering; German.

HAPPEN Erica loved URI right away for its small-school culture. “The professors really know who you are and can see your progress,” she said. Nominated by professor Fred Vetter, Erica was awarded an undergraduate research grant to investigate the contents of mice bones, looking for correlations between cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Currently earning a master’s degree, she’s specializing in biomedical instrumentation and preparing for her dream of fitting prosthetic legs and artificial joints. ERICA DUNCANSON—Lunenburg, MA, Class of 2011. Major: Biomedical Engineering. Minor: Mathematics.

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bone-crushing EXPERIENCE.

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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. 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.

RESTORE NATive plants to the landscape. Already fluent in Greek and Arabic, Kristie added French as a second major. During an internship with URI’s Outreach Center, which trains citizens and communities to address environmental, economic, and social challenges, Kristie evaluated URI’s Invasive Plant Management program. Her work was awarded a prestigious Coastal Fellowship for environmental research. Her project was to help create a native plant exhibit in the URI Botanical Gardens. She also coauthored a booklet on integrating native plants into landscape design and completed a paid internship with the Environmental Protection Agency. She rewarded herself with a study abroad experience in Cognac, France.

KRISTIE SALIBA Burlington, MA, Class of 2012. Majors: Marine Affairs; French.

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Landscape architecture was Jared’s dream, but he never imagined where it would take him…including places like Disney World’s Epcot Center. As a horticulture intern, he planted by moonlight so the flower beds could welcome guests in grand style. The following year, as a landscape architecture intern, Jared collaborated with designers to create the lush courtyards of a new resort. He was busy on campus, too, playing drums in the URI pep band and managing a conference to introduce students to green industry jobs and leaders. Jared exhibited in the New England Spring Flower Show, accepted a job as a digital media consultant, and has been admitted to graduate school. He’ll soon be creating crowd-pleasing environments of his own!

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BIG IDEAS ABOUT A SMALL CARBON FOOTPRINT. Theresa chose URI for our preeminent marine research program and outdoor lab classes. After winning the prestigious Udall Scholarship, she attended national conferences about clean energy options. Inspired by Professor Leanna Heffner’s research on the effects of human activity on coastal ecosystems, Theresa volunteered in her lab and won a coastal fellowship to do her own research on how light and pollution affect salt marsh ecosystems. She also took a study abroad opportunity in New Zealand, where she lived near a volcano and observed entirely different ecosystems and habitats. Upon her return, she resumed her work in the Student Action for Sustainability club and was elected president. Her contributions have had a big impact on URI’s campus environment.

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THERESA MURPHY—Trumbull, CT, Class of 2012. Major: Environmental Science and Management. Minor: Marine Affairs. (Honors Program.).

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COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCE AND SERVICES What is the future of the American family? How do we integrate healthy minds and bodies as societal priorities? Who besides teachers and schools play a role in ensuring that children learn and become successful? Quality of life is the collective focus of URI’s College of Human Science and Services. 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.

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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 also interned at Tharanco Group and Roxie B, and studied abroad in London and France. As a junior, she won in two categories at the Spring Splash fashion show, including “audience favorite”—an award she won

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again senior year, when Spring Splash encored in New York, thanks to alumnus Wes Card, CEO of the Jones Group. Also displayed in NY were students’ designs for a special URI Women’s Rowing Team blazer to be worn at the Henley Regatta (see p. 28). At URI, you get to design and build the résumé that suits you perfectly!

Amanda ravener— Garden City, NY, Class of 2012. Major: Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. Minor: Art.

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BE Inspired by your faculty. and your students. 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.

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jonathan byrne—Cranston, RI, Class of 2013. Major: Kinesiology (physical education option).

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internshipS that GET YOU IN THE GAME.

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Varsity baseball player Cameron Fox saw sports from an entirely different perspective in classes like Media Advertising, Rhetoric of Sports in Film, and Electronic Media Programming, and at his job with URI Sports Communication, where he got a behind-the-scenes look at sports promotion. Inspired by these experiences to think beyond the campus ball field, he pursued—and landed—an internship at the New England Sports Network, where he added to his résumé DVD production, Nielsen rating analysis, and keeping tabs on the competition. He’s now working as a promotions assistant for the Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees. CAMERON FOX—Braintree, MA, Class of 2011. Major: Communication Studies (part of the Harrington School of Communication and Media).

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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 includes researchers funded by such prestigious sources as the National Institutes of Health and the Mayday Fund.

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IF YOU LIKE A HANDS-ON APPROACH, YOU’LL LOVE URI NURSING.

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Before she even got to URI, Jean knew the nursing program’s reputation for hands-on experiences. Cutting-edge simulation labs offer real 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.


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TRAINING REACHES BEYOND OUR CLASSROOMS. Thanks to devoted professors, rigorous course work, and experiential learning at six different hospitals, Michelle developed the skills she’ll need for any clinical setting. She worked in the intensive care unit at Newport Hospital (shown here), plus an emergency room, a respite program for autistic children, and a day program for adults with chronic mental illness. In the Medical Surgical Preceptor Program at Miriam Hospital in Providence, she worked alongside cardiac care nurses. Now she has a job in the Intensive Care Unit at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. As a nursing major at URI, you can expect to make a big difference for a lot of patients.

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MICHELLE QUINN——Lynbrook, NY, Class of 2011.

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Last year, 100% of the URI pharmacy majors who took the national licensing exam for the first time passed it. 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 learning technologies, certified goods-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 poised to share his big ideas as a pharmacist with Walgreen’s in Worcester, MA. KEVIN MCMURRAY—Ashby, MA, Class of 2012

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Thanks to the encouragement of her Turkish- born parents, Alev arrived in Kingston ready to jump into URI’s rich campus life and earn her doctor of pharmacy degree. She joined the Student Alumni Association and a professional society for women studying pharmacy, and she was elected to Student Senate. She even worked as a campus tour guide and studied abroad in Australia. Her parents not only visited her “down under” but came to Kingston for Alev’s White Coat Ceremony, the official transition into the professional years of the pharmacy program. ALEV GULUM—Smithtown, NY, Class of 2014..


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FROM THE OCEAN STATE TO THE LAST FRONTIER. URI’s pharmacy program is among the most rigorous and competitive in the northeast. So it’s no surprise that pharmacy major Anastasia was chosen for a highly selective clinical rotation at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham, Alaska, where she witnessed the response to the crash that claimed the lives of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and four others. Back on campus, she coauthored a Journal of American Medical Association article with URI pharmacy professors Jeffrey Bratberg and Brett Feret on the H1N1 pandemic and how Rhode Island achieved the highest vaccination rates in the country. Anastasia is completing her training as a clinical pharmacist in Boston, with a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. ANASTASIA MANCHETTE— South Kingstown, RI, Class of 2011.

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MIX MAJORS AND MINORS. If you can dream it, we can help you achieve it. At URI, we’re constantly 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.

china. It’s Major. Once Elena discovered that URI is one of only nine universities nationwide selected for the U.S. Government’s Chinese Flagship Program, her world got a lot bigger. She enrolled in URI’s International Business Program and landed two internships at the Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, RI, one coordinating inventory with the company’s China office. During her year abroad, she studied Mandarin in Hangzhou, tutored high school students in English, and completed a paid internship in Hasbro’s Shenzhen and Hong Kong offices. ELENA DEMPSEY—Greenville, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Global Business Management; Chinese.

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Megan Nepshinsky—West Kingston, RI, Class of 2012. (Honors Program). Majors: Marine Biology; Environmental Science and Management. Minor: Writing and Rhetoric.

Growing up near the ocean, Megan always knew it would be her career focus. She won a Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was able to intern at NOAA’s research center in Beaufort, NC. Awarded a National Science Foundation grant for student research, she studied phytoplankton and “red tides,” with access to the labs at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO). Not impressed yet? She also won a Metcalf Scholarship, traveled to New Zealand to help conserve endangered habitats, and completed two paid internships: one with the Fish & Wildlife Service on Martha’s Vineyard, and the other at the GSO to continue her own research. After graduate school, she plans to continue protecting ecosystems near and far.


A biomedical engineering internship after Jason’s freshman year helped confirm a longstanding passion to be 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 IdentificationProgram, 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.

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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, and 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.

Kirsten Leikem—Tucson, AZ, Class of 2012. Majors: Economics; Political Science. Shown here at a weaving studio in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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THINK BIGGER THAN YOURSELF.

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Kirsten’s ambition to serve in public office became a desire to improve public policy. After interning in U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s Arizona office, Kirsten returned to volunteer again in the aftermath of the shooting that injured thirteen and killed six. “The shooting made me realize that life is precious and I have to give every task

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my all,” she said. That’s exactly what she did at URI. Inspired by Political Science Professor Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, she embarked on a summer program in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she developed her senior honors project on combating global poverty. Her work was distinguished with a Student Excellence Award upon graduation.


make MEDICINE part of the culture. To fulfill his passion for medicine, Edmar has used every available URI resource, especially Health Professions Advising, part of the Honors Program. He was asked to be a teaching assistant for an honors class on emerging infectious diseases, and Economics Professor Ric McIntyre invited him to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty going to Cuba. There Edmar learned about “altruistic medicine,” in which communities and health care practitioners share responsibility for preventing the spread of disease. After graduation, Edmar plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Health before going to medical school. EDMAR DELGADILLO—Cochabamba, Bolivia, Class of 2013. Major: Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Manufacturing. Minor: German.

ANNA BLAKE—Hopkinton, RI, Class of 2013. Majors: Classical Studies; History.

Born in Mumbai, India, and adopted by a Rhode Island family, Anna has a natural curiosity about culture. She found the perfect outlet in URI’s Archaeology Group, a cross-section of faculty from such disciplines as underwater archaeology, history, philosophy, and art history. Having mastered French, German, and Spanish,

Anna chose to study Latin. Mentored by Professor Mary Hollinshead (left), a classical archaeologist, Anna was invited to “Discovery@URI” to present her paper on ports of the Roman Empire. Besides studying abroad in Greece and Italy, she spent a summer in Bulgaria working on an archaeological dig. Her big idea is to understand why ancient sites were built.

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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. At URI’s Providence campus, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in communication studies; English; history; human development and family studies; medical laboratory science and biotechnology manufacturing; or psychology. You’ll discover cutting-edge biotechnology labs, an on-site early childhood center, and access to the same renowned faculty members who teach at the Kingston campus. You’ll also find faculty advisors, a library, and more!

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

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Growing up near Philadelphia gave Matt a taste for the big city. As a full-time Kingston-campus student, he’s taken several courses at URI’s downtown Providence campus. “Kingston has the small community feel to it, but Providence has the urban atmosphere. It’s the best of both worlds,” he says. While at URI, Matt completed internships with the manufacturer National Label Company and the nonprofit organization Turning Points for Children. Matt now works at ARK Marketing Consultants in Philadelphia. MATTHEW LETNer—Gwynedd Valley, PA, Class of 2011. Major: Psychology. Minor: General Business Management.

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

As chief national correspondent for CNN, John King is one of the most-watched and influential broadcasters in the world—and he got his start at URI. A URI class on the Middle East conflict made him curious about the world. A URI Shakespeare professor noticed he liked to write and suggested journalism. And some URI journalism professors helped him get the internship with the Associated Press that ultimately led to his first full-time journalism job, which started before he even received his degree. From covering the September 11 attack to breaking the story of Osama Bin Laden’s death, John King has covered nearly every major news story during his distinguished career. He’s in good company, too, with CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour, a 1983 URI graduate; New York Times Managing Editor John Geddes, a 1974 URI graduate; and thousands of other URI alumni making big news.

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URI GRADUATE.

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URI club sailing remains the only U.S. university team ever to win the collegiate Keelboat World Cup. Shown here in Marseilles, France, the team made its 11th World Cup appearance. In 2011, URI’s five-member women’s sailing team captured the national dinghy title, beating several varsity squads from other schools.

ATHLETICS Compete on any level you want.

At URI, it’s about the game and the grades. Over 200 URI student-athletes made the 2011–2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll during the fall and spring semesters for earning a GPA of 3.50 or better. 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 2011–2012, the URI women’s rowing team won the Atlantic 10 championship for the third time in five years. Twenty team members traveled to England in June to race at the prestigious Women’s Henley Regatta for the first time in the 25-year history of the event, giving the Rams the experience of rowing against world-class competition.

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Intercollegiate Varsity Sports NCAA Division I Baseball (M) Basketball (M&W)

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).

Cross Country (M&W) Football (M) 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) Intramural Sports Men’s, women’s, and co-ed according to yearly demand. Offered in 2011–2012: 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) Club Sports Compete at the intercollegiate club level. Equestrian (Co-ed) Field Hockey (W) Gymnastics (W) Ice Hockey (M & W) Lacrosse (M & W) Roller Hockey (M) Rowing (M) Rugby (M & W) Sailing (Co-ed & W) Swimming (M) Ultimate (M, W, & Co-ed) Volleyball (M) Spirit Groups Ram Band Ramettes

The Runnin’ Rams draw an enthusiastic crowd. In March 2012, Dan Hurley was named the 19th head coach in the history of URI men’s basketball.

“The MOB”

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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. 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.

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LEADING IS LEARNING.

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Freshman year, Josh arrived before the official move-in and set off for URI’s Leadership Institute, where white-water rafting is par for the course (1). He later served as a Leadership Institute peer mentor and minored in leadership studies (2). He was elected to the Student Senate (3) and became an active member of Hillel (4). As a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, he also served as a big brother and made friends he plans to keep for life (5). u JOSH EINHORN—Newton, MA, Class of 2012. Major: Communication Studies. Minor: Leadership Studies..

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A home away from home ­—and far from typical.

Most of our students live in Living and Learning Communities (LLCs), designed to ensure that you are surrounded by friends with similar academic

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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 makes it easier to make connections, both socially and academically. You’ll form natural study groups, and you’ll generally feel more connected to faculty, staff, and the University at large. It’s a small, beautiful campus with plenty of room for you!

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. Students who would like to be considered for a merit scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1, which is the deadline for our top award, the Centennial Scholarship. Students with strong records of academic achievement who do not meet the criteria for the Centennial will be considered for our other merit scholarships.

Early Action/Top Merit Scholarships December 1, 2012

• application for admission, including essay and URI Supplement • 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 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). For more on financial aid, visit uri.edu/es.

Applications will be reviewed when all required materials are received by the Office of Admission.

Preference will be given to students with a challenging curriculum, a GPA of 3.40/4.00, a class rank in the top 25%, a combined SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or ACT of 26, and involvement and leadership in school and/or community. Satisfaction of the minimum criteria does not guarantee a scholarship; the overall quality of the applicant 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.

Profile OF FreshmEn Admitted for fall 2012 • GPA of 3.39 • Class rank in top 1/3 • SAT of 1659 • SAT Critical Reading of 543 • SAT Math of 565 • SAT Writing of 551 • ACT of 24

REGIONAL TUITION MAJORS

Tuition and Fees:

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Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology

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Out-of-State Students..............$28,016

Biomedical Engineering

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Classical Studies

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Housing and Dining:................$11,160 Based on double room and standard meal plan.

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Chinese

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Film/Media

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Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management

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Rhode Island Residents..........$23,610

Geology and Geological Oceanography

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Out-of-State Students..............$39,176

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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New England Regional*..........$31,770

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Ocean Engineering

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Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Estimated Costs for 2013

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Higher Education provides discounted tuition for a select group of majors, subject to change.

Landscape Architecture

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Pharmacy (6-year, Pharm.D.)**

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Supply Chain Management**

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Textile Marketing*

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Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design*

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** Regional tuition does not apply until year three or junior year.

Writing and Rhetoric

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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:

campus tours. Plan a visit today. Learn more at uri.edu/admission/visiting.

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!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

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.

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, Director, Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, at 401.874.2442.

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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

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Marketing 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 Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management Environmental Science and Management Geology and Geological Oceanography Landscape Architecture Marine Affairs Marine Biology Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Manufacturing Microbiology Nutrition and Dietetics Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Ocean Engineering

College of Nursing

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

College Of Pharmacy

Engineering and M.B.A. Program College of Human Science and Services Communicative Disorders Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Health Studies Human Development and Family Studies

Nursing

Pharmaceutical Sciences (bachelor’s degree) Pharmacy (6-year doctoral degree) Preprofessional Studies Predental Prelaw Premedical Pre-Physical Therapy

Kinesiology

Preveterinary

Secondary Education

Also available

Textile Marketing Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design

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