|University of Rhode Island|
|Endowment:||$79. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested 8 million USD |
Kingston, RI, USA
1,250 acres (5. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Robert Carothers (born September 3rd 1942 has served as the president of the University of Rhode Island since 1991 A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Kingston is an unincorporated village and National historic district in the town of South Kingstown Rhode Island in the United States. Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. West Greenwich is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U 06 km²)
|Colors:||Keaney Blue, Dark Blue and White|
|Mascot:||Rhody the Ram|
|Affiliations:||Atlantic 10 Conference, Colonial Athletic Association (football)|
The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as URI, is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Columbia blue is a light Blue tertiary Color. The typical Columbia blue is defined by Pantone as Columbia Blue 3 (PANTONE 292 For the shade of blue see Dark blue (color. For the song see Everything in Transit, the album by Jack's Mannequin. White is a Color, the perception which is evoked by Light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive Cone cells in the Human eye The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Rhody the Ram is the official Mascot of The University of Rhode Island. The Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10 is a Mid-major college athletic conference which operates mostly on the United States' eastern seaboard The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States Kingston is an unincorporated village and National historic district in the town of South Kingstown Rhode Island in the United States. URI has 14,546 undergraduates and 4,549 graduate students. It is a land grant, sea grant, and urban grant institution. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program.
The University was first chartered as the state's agricultural school in 1888 by Joseph Santilli. The site of the school was originally the Oliver Watson Farm, and the original farmhouse still lies on the campus today. In 1892, the school became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The first class comprised only seventeen students, and they graduated two years later. In 1909, the school's name was again changed to Rhode Island State College and the school's programs expanded beyond its original mandate. In 1951, the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly. The Board of Governors for Higher Education, appointed by the governor, became the governing body of the University in 1981. 
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URI Football Helmet
The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics and Recreation offers 22 intercollegiate sports (12 women and 10 for men) and 17 club sports programs. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association, and the Colonial Athletic Association in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision for football. The Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10 is a Mid-major college athletic conference which operates mostly on the United States' eastern seaboard 2008-2009 Teams Lehigh University University of Maryland Stony Brook University Towson University The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The wide range of athletic facilities include the Ryan Center, Keaney Gymnasium, Meade Stadium, Mackal Field House, Tootell Aquatic Center, Boss Ice Arena, URI Soccer Complex, Beck Field and URI Softball Field. Ryan Center is a 7657-seat multi-purpose Arena in Kingston Rhode Island. Keaney Gymnasium is a multi-purpose Arena in Kingston Rhode Island. Meade Stadium is a 5180-seat multi-purpose Stadium in Kingston Rhode Island. Other facilities available for students include fitness rooms, indoor track, swimming and diving pools, twelve tennis courts, and two beach volleyball courts, among others.
The team colors are light blue (formerly officially referred to as "Keaney blue"), white and navy blue. Navy blue is a dark shade of the Color Blue. Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white worn by officers in the Royal Navy since The school's mascot is a ram. It was chosen in 1923 as tribute to the school's agricultural history. There has not been a live ram at the school since 1974, with "Rhody", a student in an anthropomorphic ram costume, roaming the sidelines in his place. 
Original University of Rhode Islandight Song Circa 1922
We're Rhode Island born
We're Rhode Island bred
And when we die
We'll be Rhode Island dead
So go go Rhode Island, Island go go Rhode Island, Island GO RHODE ISLAND U! R! I! The fight song features a physical aspect as well as a vocal. To begin the fight song, students start with a slow clap that eventually stops when the words begin. At the end, the "U-R-I!" is emphasized by making a fist with the right hand. Then placing said fist on the left shoulder on "U," the right shoulder on "R," and is completed by throwing it up in the air on "I!"
Quadrangle on an early September evening at University of Rhode Island.
- URI Student Alumni Association: A Student run organization that organizes many events on campus, as well as maintaining the Rhody the Ram Mascot Program. The Student Alumni Association is partially funded by the URI Alumni Association, and partially through organizational activities. It's most popular events include Homecoming, Rhody Rally, Survival Kits and Oozeball.
Other Student organizations are funded by the URI Student Senate, which is in turn funded by fees levied on all students. Prominent organizations are:
- URI Student Senate — the undergraduate student government, does little to nothing for the university. 
- Student Entertainment Committee (SEC) — organizes large concerts and other campus-wide entertainment, including comedians, guest speakers, and special activities.
- WRIU — radio station
- The Good 5 Cent Cigar — campus newspaper
- URI Students for Social Change
- URI Student Action for Sustainability
- Local branches of national organizations such as: Hillel, Campus Crusade for Christ, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, NAACP, and the PRSSA. WRIU (903 FM) is a non-commercial Radio station broadcasting a College radio format The Good Five-Cent Cigar is a daily, Student -run Newspaper for the University of Rhode Island campus Hillel The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (or simply known as Hillel International) is the largest Jewish Campus organization in the world Campus Crusade for Christ is an Interdenominational Christian organization that promotes Evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an interdenominational evangelical Christian student-led ministry dedicated to establishing witnessing communities on college and university campuses The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, usually abbreviated as NAACP, is one of the oldest and most influential Civil rights organizations
- Kappa Psi, Beta Epsilon – Pharmaceutical Fraternity
- Fashion Merchandising Society (FMS) - Organization dedicated to providing all members (not just members of the Textiles department) with connections to the Fashion industry as well as topical information. Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Incorporated, ( ΚΨ) is the oldest and largest professional Pharmaceutical fraternity in the world
Traditions and trivia
- A rifled cannon, fired by Andrew Hartman in the 19th century, burst on the Quadrangle during the ceremonies surrounding the chartering of the college in 1892. The school placed the barrel of said cannon, known as "Ben Butler", in a permanent mount, guarding the Quad.
- Butterfield Dining and Residence Hall is referred to as "The Butt," a comical anatomical reference, or "Butters," a reference to the complimentary slang term popularized by hip-hop music.
- Roger Williams Dining Hall (now closed) is referred to as "Ro-Jo's", a reference to the old Howard Johnson's restaurants. Howard Johnson's is a chain of restaurants and Hotels, located primarily throughout the United States and Canada.
- Many off-campus students live "down the line" in Narragansett, neighborhoods such as Eastward Look, Scarborough Hills, Bonnet Shores, Narragansett Pier and Great Island. This refers to the defunct Narragansett Pier Railroad line connecting the West Kingston train station to the down the line villages of Peace Dale, Wakefield and Narragansett Pier.
- The University Library, the largest library in the State of Rhode Island, has over 1. 2 million books and subscriptions to over 20,000 electronic journals.
- Ernie Calverley Former NBA player, Former URI Head Coach
- Tom Garrick, Former NBA player for the San Antonio Spurs,and L.A. Clippers, Current Head Coach for URI Women's team. Robert A "Bob" Weygand (born May 10, 1948) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997–2001 A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Charles J Fogarty Jr, also known as Charlie Fogarty, is the former Lieutenant Governor of the U The current Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 2007 is Elizabeth H Lincoln Carter Almond (born June 16 1936) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States Ernest A "Ernie" Calverley ( January 30 1924 in Pawtucket Rhode Island – September 20, 2003) was an American Basketball Thomas S Garrick (born July 7 1966 in West Warwick Rhode Island) is an American former professional Basketball player who was selected by the The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional Basketball team based in San Antonio Texas.
- Sly Williams, Former NBA player for New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Boston Celtics
- Cuttino Mobley, NBA player for the Los Angeles Clippers
- Lamar Odom, NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers
- Steve Furness, Former NFL player for Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions
- Frank Ferrara, Former NFL defensive end for New York Giants, Hollywood stunt man
- Sasha Gotsmanov, MLS player for the Colorado Rapids
- Andy Williams, MLS player for Real Salt Lake
- Danleigh Borman, MLS player for Red Bull New York
- Todd Bozeman, Head Coach, Morgan State University men's basketball
- Jim Christian, Head Coach, Kent State University men's basketball
- Dana Quigley, PGA Tour golfer
- Patrick Horgan, PGA Tour golfer
- Paul Kenyon, Sports writer, Providence Journal
- Andy Gresh, Sports Analyst, Fox Sports, WSKO, ESPN Radio, Patriots Rock Radio Network
- Tim Gray, Sports Reporter, NBC Sports
- Chad Spenser, Pro Golfer
Arts and entertainment
- Jim O'Connor, TV host, Food Network
- J.T. Walsh, Actor
- Ross Kauffman, Co-Writer, director, producer, Born into Brothels
- Matt Gallant, Television personality
- Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
- Robert Crandall, Former President and Chairman of the Board, American Airlines
- Thomas Ryan, CEO of CVS Corporation
- Alfred Verrecchia, CEO Hasbro
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- Outside Providence shot its private school sequences at Green Hall, among other locations at the Kingston Campus. Vornado Realty Trust ( is a New York based Real estate investment trust. PPG Industries ( is an American manufacturer of Glass and Chemical products including automotive safety glass Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942 in Wichita Kansas) is an oceanographer most noted for his work in underwater Archaeology Construction The Titanic was a White Star Line ocean liner built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland Paul N Dellegatto is an American meteorologist and television weather forecaster Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks of the highest Naval officers Jeremy Michael Boorda ( November 26, 1939 – May 16 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy and the 25th Chief Organization of the CNO's Office The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations includes the Chief of Naval Operations the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the Deputy Chiefs Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Leon J LaPorte is a retired United States Army General who served as Commander United States Forces Korea until 2006 Outside Providence is an English language Novel by writer producer and director Peter Farrelly, published in 1988
- Hard Luck was shot on the W. For the silent film see Hard Luck (1921 film Hard Luck is a 2006 film reuniting Mario Van Peebles and Alton Jones Campus.
- Underdog shot some of its scenes at the Providence campus. Underdog is a 2007 Film released on August 3, 2007 featuring
- The Clique Movie shot its private school sequences at Green Hall
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