In a June 1 ceremony at its Narragansett Bay campus, the University of Rhode Island opened the $15 million Ocean Science and Exploration Center and the Pell Marine Science Library, sparkling state-of-the-art facilities that will bring ocean exploration to scientists and students worldwide thanks to cutting-edge technology, reports The Day.  "This exciting building integrates key resources of the Graduate School of Oceanography to strengthen its position as a global leader in the study of the world's oceans," said URI President Robert L. Carothers. "It will provide a focus for new marine science activities and become a showcase for oceanographic research...

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