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University of Rhode Island

Motto: Hope
Established: 1892
Type: Public
Endowment: $79.8 million USD [1]
President: Robert Carothers
Faculty: 675
Students: 19,095
Undergraduates: 14,546
Postgraduates: 4,549
Location: Flagship Campus:
Kingston
, RI, USA
Commonwealth Campuses:
Narragansett
Providence
West Greenwich
Campus: Rural
1,250 acres (5.06 km²)
Colors: Keaney Blue, Dark Blue and White
Nickname: Rams
Mascot: Rhody the Ram
Affiliations: Atlantic 10 Conference, Colonial Athletic Association (football)
Website: www.uri.edu

The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as URI, is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. URI has 14,546 undergraduates and 4,549 graduate students. It is a land grant, sea grant, and urban grant institution. Image File history File links Uriseal. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Robert Carothers has served as the president of the University of Rhode Island since 1991. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Kingston is a small town in the state of Rhode Island in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Location of Narragansett, Rhode Island Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Providence redirects here. ... West Greenwich was also an alternative name for part of Deptford in England and still refers to the western side of the adjacent town of Greenwich West Greenwich is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Columbia blue is a light blue tertiary color. ... Dark Blue is a 2002 film directed by Ron Shelton. ... This article is about the color. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Rhody the Ram is the official mascot of the University of Rhode Island. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Kingston is a small town in the state of Rhode Island in the United States. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The United States of America National Sea Grant College Program encourages wise stewardship of marine resources through research, education, outreach and technology transfer. ...

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History

The University was first chartered as the state's agricultural school in 1888 by Joseph Santilli. The site of the school was originally the Oliver Watson Farm, and the original farmhouse still lies on the campus today. In 1892, the school became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The first class comprised only seventeen students, and they graduated two years later. In 1909, the school's name was again changed to Rhode Island State College and the school's programs expanded beyond its original mandate. In 1951, the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly. The Board of Governors for Higher Education, appointed by the governor, became the governing body of the University in 1981. [1]


Athletics

URI Athletics Logo
URI Athletics Logo
URI Football Helmet
URI Football Helmet

The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics and Recreation offers 22 intercollegiate sports (12 women and 10 for men) and 17 club sports programs. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association, and the Colonial Athletic Association in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision for football. The wide range of athletic facilities include the Ryan Center, Keaney Gymnasium, Meade Stadium, Mackal Field House, Tootell Aquatic Center, Boss Ice Arena, URI Soccer Complex, Beck Field and URI Softball Field. Other facilities available for students include fitness rooms, indoor track, swimming and diving pools, twelve tennis courts, and two beach volleyball courts, among others. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Uri. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Uri. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... Established in 1991, the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference whose members are East Coast schools. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Ryan Center is a 7,657-seat multi-purpose arena in Kingston, Rhode Island. ... Keaney Gymnasium was a multi-purpose arena in Kingston, Rhode Island. ... Meade Stadium is a 5,180-seat multi-purpose stadium in Kingston, Rhode Island. ...


The team colors are light blue (formerly officially referred to as "Keaney blue"), white and navy blue. The school's mascot is a ram. It was chosen in 1923 as tribute to the school's agricultural history. There has not been a live ram at the school since 1974, with "Rhody", a student in an anthropomorphic ram costume, roaming the sidelines in his place.[2] For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation) Blue is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength range (about 420–490 nanometers) of the three additive primary colors. ... Navy blue is an especially dark shade of the color blue. ...


Fight Song

Original University of Rhode Islandight Song Circa 1922
We're Rhode Island born
We're Rhode Island bred
And when we die


We'll be Rhode Island dead


So go go Rhode Island, go go Rhode Island GO RHODE ISLAND U! R! I! The fight song features a physical aspect as well as a vocal. To begin the fight song, students start with a slow clap that eventually stops when the words begin. At the end, the "U-R-I!" is emphasized by making a fist with the right hand. Then placing said fist on the left shoulder on "U," the right shoulder on "R," and is completed by throwing it up in the air on "I!"

Student Organizations

Quadrangle on an early September evening at University of Rhode Island.
Quadrangle on an early September evening at University of Rhode Island.
  • URI Student Alumni Association[3]: A Student run organization that organizes many events on campus, as well as maintaining the Rhody the Ram Mascot Program. The Student Alumni Association is partially funded by the URI Alumni Association, and partially through organizational activities. It's most popular events include the Rhody Rally, and Oozeball and Keg Saturday on Jamestown Blvd.

Other Student organizations are funded by the URI Student Senate, which is in turn funded by fees levied on all students. Prominent organizations are: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 1477 KB) Summary University of Rhode Island. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 1477 KB) Summary University of Rhode Island. ...

WRIU is a non-profit radio station operated by the University of Rhode Island. ... The Good 5 Cent Cigar is a daily, student-run newspaper for the University of Rhode Island campus. ... Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (Hillel International) is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. ... // Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian organization, focusing on evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around the world. ... InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, commonly referred to as InterVarsity, IVCF or simply IV, is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian ministry for college students. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... Kappa Psi (ΚΨ) is the oldest and largest professional pharmaceutical fraternity in the world. ...

Traditions and trivia

  • A rifled cannon, fired by Andrew Hartman in the 19th century, burst on the Quadrangle during the ceremonies surrounding the chartering of the college in 1892. The school placed the barrel of said cannon, known as "Ben Butler", in a permanent mount, guarding the Quad.
  • Butterfield Dining and Residence Hall is referred to as "The Butt," a comical anatomical reference, or "Butters," a reference to the complimentary slang term popularized by hip-hop music.
  • Roger Williams Dining Hall (now closed) is referred to as "Ro-Jo's", a reference to the old Howard Johnson's restaurants.
  • Many off-campus students live "down the line" in Narragansett, neighborhoods such as Eastward Look, Scarborough Hills, Bonnet Shores, Narragansett Pier and Great Island. This refers to the defunct Narragansett Pier Railroad line connecting the West Kingston train station to the down the line villages of Peace Dale, Wakefield and Narragansett Pier.
  • The University Library, the largest library in the State of Rhode Island, has over 1.2 million books and subscriptions to over 20,000 electronic journals.

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Notable alumni

Politics

Robert A. Weygand (1948-) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island from 1997-2001. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Charles J. Fogarty is the current Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. ... The current Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 2006 is Charles J. Fogarty. ... Lincoln C. Almond (born June 16, 1936) was the governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island from 1995 until 2003. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

Sports

Ernest A. Calverley (born January 30, 1924 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island – died September 20, 2003) was an American basketball guard for the University of Rhode Island. ... NBA redirects here. ... Thomas S. Garrick (born July 7, 1966 in West Warwick, Rhode Island) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2nd round (45th overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Sylvester Sly Williams (born January 26, 1958 in New Haven, Connecticut) was an NBA player with the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Clippers redirects here. ... Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays power forward (also plays both forward spots and is a point-forward) for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Stephen Robert Furness (born December 5, 1950, Providence, Rhode Island; died February 9, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions of the National Football League, and a member of the Steelers famed Steel Curtain defense. ... NFL redirects here. ... Steelers redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Frank Ferrara (born November 7, 1975) was an American football player. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Sasha Gotsmanov (born September 19, 1982 in Minsk, Belarus) is an American-Belarussian soccer player, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Rapids, Pids Stadium Dicks Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO Coach Fernando Clavijo, 2005— Owner Stan Kroenke First Game Kansas City Wiz 3–0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Colorado Rapids 4–0 Kansas City Wiz (Mile... Andy Williams (born September 23, 1977 in Toronto, Canada) is a Jamaican soccer player, who currently plays attacking midfielder for the Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname RSL, Real, Red & Blue Army Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT Coach Jason Kreis, 2007— Owner SCP Worldwide First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas... Todd Bozeman (December 5, 1963 – ) is an American basketball coach. ... Dana Quigley (born April 14, 1947, in Lynnfield Centre, Massachusetts) is an American golfer. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Providence Journal is a daily newspaper serving the metropolitan area of Providence, Rhode Island. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... WSKO is the international governing body of the martial art Shorinji Kempo, otherwise known as the World Shorinji Kempo Organisation. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Patriots Rock Radio Network is a CBS Radio network which carries live game broadcasts of the New England Patriots. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ...

Arts and entertainment

Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... J.T. Walsh (September 28, 1943–February 27, 1998) was an American actor best known for his roles as quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs (quote from Leonard Maltin) in numerous feature films. ... Born into Brothels: Calcuttas Red Light Kids is a 2004 American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Calcuttas red light district. ... Matt Gallant was the host of The Planets Funniest Animals Matt Gallant (born June 25, 1964) is a popular American television host. ... Christiane Amanpour, CBE (born January 12, 1958) (in Persian: ) is the chief international correspondent for CNN. // Shortly after her birth in London, her British mother Patricia, and her father Mohammed, an Iranian airline executive, moved the family to Tehran. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...

Business

Robert Crandall (born 1935), also known as Bob Crandall, is the former president and chairman of American Airlines. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... Thomas M. Ryan is the current President, CEO and Chairman of CVS Corporation (And will reportedly by the President and CEO of the post-merger CVS/Caremark). ... CVS/pharmacy is a pharmacy and convenience store chain in the United States. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... American Power Conversion Corp. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Vornado Realty Trust NYSE: VNO is a New York based Real estate investment trust. ... PPG Industries NYSE: PPG was founded in 1883, under the name Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. ...

Science

Robert D. Ballard Robert Duane Ballard, Ph. ... For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). ... Paul Dellegatto is an American television meteorologist. ...

Military

For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... Jeremy Michael Boorda (November 26, 1939 — May 16, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Film

  • Outside Providence shot its private school sequences at Green Hall, among other locations at the Kingston Campus.
  • Hard Luck was shot on the W. Alton Jones Campus.
  • Underdog shot some of its scenes at the Providence campus.
  • The Clique Movie shot its private school sequences at Green Hall
  • Hachiko: A Dog's Story shot pivotal scenes in Green Hall, starring Richard Gere

Outside Providence is a novel by writer, producer, and director Peter Farrelly of Dumb and Dumber and Theres Something About Mary fame. ... Hard Luck is a 2006 film reuniting Mario Van Peebles and Wesley Snipes who worked together in the 1990 film New Jack City. ... Underdog is a 2007 film released on August 3, 2007 featuring the super-powered cartoon character of the same name. ... The Clique Movie is due to come out next year in the Fall. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. ...

See also

The University of Rhode Island Botanical Gardens (4. ... Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law is the only law school in the state of Rhode Island. ... GU8 or Global U8 is a consortium that consists of 8 universities from USA, Israel, Japan, China, Australia, France and Republic of Korea. ...

References

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External links

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University of Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as U.R.I., is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state.
In 1951, the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly.
The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association, and the NCAA Division I (Division I-AA for football).
Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3892 words)
Rhode (pronounced "Road") Island is part of the New England region, and was the first of the thirteen original American colonies to declare independence from British rule, signaling the start of the American Revolution.
Rhode Island covers an area of approximately 1,214 square miles (3,144  sq km) and is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
Rhode Island was the first of the British colonies in America to declare its independence on May 4, 1776.
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ginny
22nd September 2010
Rhode Island seems like a nice place. I've never been there, but I think I might have a distant relative that lives in the Smithfield area (is there a Smithfield? Maybe it's time to talk to Mom). Anyway, does any one know how the realty is doing in the state?
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