Metcalf News

Meet the Newest Metcalf Institute Advisory Board Members

Metcalf Institute is pleased to welcome Austin Becker, Manuela Zoninsein and Michael Oppenheimer to its Advisory Board. Each brings a wealth of relevant experience and expertise, including international leadership in science communication and climate change resilience and sustainability. Metcalf Advisory Board members will play a critical role as the Institute prepares to embark on a… [ Continue Reading ]

SciComm Exchange: A Conversation with RI C-AIM Members

SciComm Exchange October 31, 2018 URI Memorial Union Atrium 2 9 – 10 a.m. Metcalf Institute hosted the first-ever #InclusiveSciComm Symposium at the University of Rhode Island, September 28-29, 2018, launching an important national conversation about the value and necessity of making science communication inclusive and accessible. Overwhelming feedback from symposium participants highlighted the enormous… [ Continue Reading ]

Registration Exceeds Expectations for #InclusiveSciComm Symposium

More than 150 people from across the country visited the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus on Friday, September 28 -29, for the first-ever national #InclusiveSciComm Symposium. Shayle Matsuda, a Ph.D. student at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, is a member of the symposium’s planning committee. “I think it’s an important step that URI… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Alumni in the Eye of Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence ripped through the Carolinas, leaving a swath of destruction and massive flooding in its path, Metcalf Institute alumni sprang into action to cover all aspects of this catastrophic event. Sarah McCammon, a 2014 Annual Workshop alumna, brought her listeners directly to the people displaced by Florence as she spoke to a family… [ Continue Reading ]

Spotlight on Metcalf Donors: Kate and Howard Kilguss

Kate Kilguss is passionate about the environment and she’s willing to do what it takes to protect it. “I’m just an ordinary person living in the watershed who cares deeply about what happens to Rhode Island coastlines, Narragansett Bay, the oceans and beyond.” She spoke with us from the Vermont farm she shares with her… [ Continue Reading ]