Faculty Stories

Faculty Stories


Dr. Yan Ma presents her Research on Visual Literacy in China in June, 2017

13 Jul 2017

Faculty & Staff/ Library & Information Studies

Dr. Yan Ma presents her Research on Visual Literacy in China in June, 2017

Dr. Yan Ma, of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, presented her research on Visual Literacy during a trip to the School of Media and Communication at Guizhou Normal University this June. Dr. Ma is pictured (in the photo on the right) wearing a pink suit.

A New Model for Training Graduate Students in Science Communication

22 Sep 2016

Faculty & Staff/ Writing & Rhetoric

A New Model for Training Graduate Students in Science Communication

Graduate students in the sciences are trained to write for discipline-­specific journals, but they typically receive little instruction in communicating to public and non-­specialist audiences. This lack of practical training persists despite the importance of engaging members of the public in scientific research to support policy decisions and science literacy. Faculty form the Writing and Rhetoric and […]

Dr. Yan Ma’s Advancement to Full Professor III

21 May 2015

Faculty & Staff/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

Dr. Yan Ma’s Advancement to Full Professor III

Dr. Yan Ma has been leading a scholar in the field of visual literacy for library and information science. She is the Guest Editor of the Journal of Visual Literacy to respond to the ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Dr. Ma’s pioneering course LSC544 Visual Information Science created in 1999 prepares students […]

URI film lecturer to screen Holocaust documentary at United Nations

23 Jan 2015

Faculty & Staff/ Film/Media

URI film lecturer to screen Holocaust documentary at United Nations

Rob Cohen’s documentary, “Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald,” was selected to be screened at the UN on January 28th.

GSLIS Professor ‘leads the way’ in library way-finding research

2 Dec 2014

Faculty & Staff/ Harrington School-Wide/ Headlines/ Home Page Featured/ Library & Information Studies

GSLIS Professor ‘leads the way’ in library way-finding research

Lauren Mandel, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in the Harrington School, is leading the way in making public libraries easier to use for everyone. Her current research on way-finding in libraries (how people orient and navigate in space) could help people find information faster and easier, reducing the “library […]

Honoring Dr. Donna Gilton

16 Jun 2014

Faculty & Staff/ Graduate/ Harrington School-Wide/ Headlines/ Library & Information Studies

Honoring Dr. Donna Gilton

Dr. Gilton retires after 23 years at the University of Rhode Island

PROFILE: Guo-Ming Chen

7 May 2014

Communication Studies/ Faculty & Staff/ Graduate/ Graduate Student/ Research

PROFILE: Guo-Ming Chen

Internationally recognized leader in research in intercultural communication

National Archives of Composition and Rhetoric

2 May 2014

Faculty & Staff/ Graduate Student/ Research/ Writing & Rhetoric

National Archives of Composition and Rhetoric

Professor Bob Schwegler and his graduate students are preserving the roots of the field of Rhetoric and Composition

Death Metal and Virtual Spaces

1 Apr 2014

Communication Studies/ Faculty & Staff/ Graduate Student/ Research

Death Metal and Virtual Spaces

Professor Ian Reyes is promoted to Associate Professor

Humor in Social Relationships and Society

17 Mar 2014

College of Arts & Sciences/ Communication Studies/ Faculty & Staff/ Featured/ Graduate/ Harrington School-Wide/ Research

Humor in Social Relationships and Society

Research exploring humor communication