Friday, August 15, 2014

Latest at URI Today

Rhode Island PBS is pleased to present the latest (third) program in the television series, URI Today, a series that explores the fascinating and innovative scientific research work at our state's university.

The popular series will air on Thursdays in August at 8:30 p.m., immediately following the League of Women Voters Candidate Debates.

August 14 - Baby Talk examines research being done by two URI nursing professors with premature babies, showing that a simple delivery room procedure and interventions throughout childhood could mean improved health and easier transitions to adult life.

August 21 - Science of Survival examines innovative work being done at URI in immunology and ecology. The program explores the threat of Dengue fever and the search for a vaccine against this deadly disease. The show also looks at what role sea level rise may have played in the damage caused by Super Storm Sandy.

NEW August 28 - Sharks is the latest episode. For centuries sharks have been feared, hated and misunderstood. Today, aggressive commercial fishing around the world threatens the very existence of these apex predators. Sharks: The Demon Fish examines how University of Rhode Island faculty and alumni are conducting internationally recognized research and experimentation to develop a better understanding of sharks, one based on science rather than fiction.