Teresa Tanzi http://ripr.org en URI Prof Gets Millions to Study Dengue Fever http://ripr.org/post/uri-prof-gets-millions-study-dengue-fever <p>University of Rhode Island Research Professor Alan Rothman, a specialist on viral diseases, has received an $11.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his quest for a vaccine against dengue fever. URI officials say this is one of the largest grants ever received by a single URI researcher.</p><p>Dengue Fever, a mosquito-borne illness, affects an estimated 100 million people around the globe each year, mainly in tropical and sub-tropical climates. Rothman has been studying the disease in his laboratory at URI’s Institute for Immunology and Informatics.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:58:05 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19527 at http://ripr.org Most Adults Fail the Mock NECAP Test http://ripr.org/post/most-adults-fail-mock-necap-test <p>NECAP, the standardized test that’s become a requirement for high school graduation in Rhode Island, may be harder than most people think. A majority of adults who took a portion of the math test last weekend failed to make the grade.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:23:24 +0000 Flo Jonic 12232 at http://ripr.org Most Adults Fail the Mock NECAP Test Students to Have Adults Take Simulated NECAP Test http://ripr.org/post/students-ask-adults-take-simulated-necap-test <p>A group of Providence students is asking prominent Rhode Islanders to take the standardized test known as the NECAP this weekend, as they work to demonstrate why it should not be used as a graduation requirement.<br><br>"We hope to lend a deeper perspective to debate about the new high stakes testing graduation requirement," says 16-year-old Classical High School student Cauldierre McKay, a member of the Providence Student Union. The group has been pushing state officials to reconsider their policy on graduation requirements that go into effect for the class of 2014.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:42:24 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11992 at http://ripr.org