By Frederic Reamer
Providence, RI – As residents of the smallest state in the union, most of us have learned to appreciate the meaning of small. Over time we've adjusted our sense of geographical distance and we expect that we'll bump into someone we know at the supermarket, beach, or airport. Kate Moran shares her view of Rhode Island's smallness, and its very large implications.
Kate Moran is associate dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography and professor of ocean engineering and oceanography at the University of Rhode Island- and, she notes, she's 5'3" tall.