News and Events



  • Alumni Spotlight: Nikki Noya ’00 - by Hannah Will URI is proud to have so many distinguished alumni with exciting careers. Nikki Noya, URI class of 2000, is no exception. Noya is the co-host of the travel television talk show “The Jet Set,”, the first hybrid talk and travel show. The shows airs on network (e.g., ABC, NBC, & CBS) and […]
  • Class of 2018 Spotlight: Jessica Pace - by Taylor Stickles The end of the school year can be a frightening time for seniors who are not sure what they want to do after graduation or have not yet landed the job they desire. This was not the case for Jessica Pace, ’18, a journalism and communication studies double major. Long before Pace […]
  • Richard and Jean Harrington Harrington School receives $3 million gift - Richard J. Harrington ’73 and Jean Harrington have made a $3 million commitment to the Harrington School of Communication and Media.
  • Christiane Amanpour URI alumna Amanpour to fill PBS slot full-time - After filling PBS’ late-night time slot on an interim basis for five months, Christiane Amanpour, University of Rhode Island graduate, has been named the permanent successor to Charlie Rose.
  • Ellis Iacono Ellis Iacono ’18 - Ellis Iacono arrived at the University of Rhode Island with the goal of becoming a doctor, and like any curious scientist, he kept his mind open to experiences and discoveries that could broaden his perspective and sharpen his focus.
  • Harrington School Media Agency Internship - The Harrington School of Communication and Media is seeking 4–6 enthusiastic, creative, and responsible students to manage the Harrington School of Communication and Media social media accounts and newsletter.
  • Kendall Moore URI filmmaker tackles issues of race, environment - URI journalism professor Kendall Moore's powerful films about race, the environment and other issues have raised understanding and won multiple awards.
  • Chelsea Opong-Wadeer Chelsea Opong-Wadeer ’18 - For a budding newspaper reporter, getting a first byline can be a thrill. Chelsea Opong-Wadeer was so excited she framed her debut and hung it on her bedroom wall.
  • Trenton Anderson Trenton Anderson ’18 - Trenton Anderson was a shy teenager in high school. He didn’t have many friends, and he spent a lot of time alone in his room making YouTube videos.
  • Michael Shawver Michael Shawver ’07 - A panther has taken down the Titanic and film editor Michael Shawver '07 is among those responsible.
  • URI Film/Media Student Film Clips #1 URI Film/Media Student Film Clips #1 - Clips from: Saudade, Dinner Out, and The Outside of Life.
  • Nicole Lattarulo Nicole Lattarulo, Sports Producer and Reporter - Nicole E. Lattarulo is a sports producer, anchor, and reporter for the Good Five Cent Cigar News, and a Harrington School student majoring in Journalism and minoring in Communication Studies.
  • Tara Granahan She rules the airwaves - In the high-octane world of talk radio, loud is good, obnoxious is better and ratings rule. Tara Granahan, a URI journalism alum, has outlasted the male competition by pulling in the numbers, getting the story and being pleasant.
  • Ellen DeGeneres Show and LA - Harrington School majors have the opportunity for a trip of a lifetime and the chance to go behind the scenes of a popular daytime talk show.
  • URI professors explore new ways to teach writing - Writing professors at the University of Rhode Island are rethinking how they teach some first-year composition classes to give students an opportunity to write in new ways that incorporate technology, personal experience and public awareness.