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Articles by Anna Millman (15)

Prof.’s grant from IBM may Jazz up collaboration

April 8, 2008 0 comments

Computer science students are used to gathering in the Center for Information Technology to work intensely on class projects. A new program a computer science professor will soon begin to test may allow students to collaborate more easily on projects – from their dorm rooms.

Seventeen international scholars visit Watson Institute

February 1, 2008 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International Studies is welcoming 17 new visitors-in-residence to Brown this semester who will participate in a variety of programs.

Aerospace engineer wants to bring Mars to cars

November 29, 2007 0 comments

Robert Zubrin, president of Pioneer Astronautics, spoke Wednesday, giving a talk entitled, “Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil.”

After complaints, CAB will taxi into next school year

November 27, 2007 0 comments

In response to complaints from students and advisers, the Registrar’s Office will reintroduce the printed Course Announcement Bulletin for the 2008-2009 school year after discontinuing it last year.

Most of campus registers with emergency database

November 13, 2007 0 comments

Many students could have been blissfully unaware that a tropical storm was barreling down on Rhode Island at the beginning of November. But thanks to the University’s new emergency contact system, members of the Brown community were given advance warning about the high winds and rain that accompanied Tropical Storm Noel’s brush with New England 10 days ago.

Physics prof. settles in as an associate dean of the College

November 2, 2007 0 comments

Professor of Physics James Valles, who holds the newly created position of associate dean of the College for curriculum, is particularly busy this fall. In addition to his regular teaching responsibilities, part of his new job includes helping to review the University’s curriculum.

Amid budget cuts, Critical Review loses print edition

October 2, 2007 0 comments

Following a significant cut in funding from the Undergraduate Finance Board, the Critical Review will no longer be published in paper form. The move, UFB members say, will more equitably distribute funds to all campus publications, but staffers of the Critical Review argue that the funding cut may put an end to the publication’s 31-year run.

Alum changes schools with ‘thinking computers’

September 24, 2007 0 comments

Computers can come in handy when learning math, but they usually aren’t the main teaching source. Steve Ritter ’85, however, is relying on computers and using cognitive science to develop educational programs to help middle school students learn math, starting with pre-algebra and up.

Photo historian comes to U.

September 17, 2007 0 comments

The Department of History of Art and Architecture has hired Douglas Nickel, a distinguished photo historian and the first in his field at the University, to expand Brown’s offerings in photo history.

Now in 2nd year, iGEM team looks to November competition

April 25, 2007 0 comments

Entering its second year, Brown’s International Genetically Engineered Machine competition team is brainstorming projects for the iGEM competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November. The seven undergraduate members of the squad are employing the help of last year’s members, several graduate students, faculty members and Pfizer’s Houseknecht lab.