Graduate School of Oceanography en URI Professor Awarded National Honor <p>One of the University of Rhode Island’s most famous professors is receiving a national honor.&nbsp; Robert Ballard will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Oceanography professor Robert Ballard first came to international prominence when discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985.&nbsp; Ballard received his doctorate from URI in 1974, and joined the School of Oceanography in the mid-2000’s.&nbsp; He now heads the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:08:59 +0000 John Bender 32554 at URI Professor Awarded National Honor Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Cambria,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Scientists are still trying to understand what caused ocean levels across the state to fluctuate last month without warning. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:43:24 +0000 Bradley Campbell 18105 at Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami URI Trip to Antarctica Yields Microscopic Finds <p>A professor at the University of Rhode Island just flew back from Antarctica with scientific cargo. Phytoplankton, will be used to study the plant’s resiliency to climate change.</p><p></p><p>Phytoplankton is microscopic plants that float in water near the surface of the Ocean. And a URI professor just hand-delivered fresh samples of the phytoplankton taken from the Southern Ocean to URI. Associate Professor of Oceanography, Tatiana Rynearson, said the samples will help scientists understand the different types of phytoplankton in the ocean.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:12:01 +0000 Bradley Campbell 17226 at URI Trip to Antarctica Yields Microscopic Finds