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Watson starts military fellowship program

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Watson starts military fellowship program

April 18, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs is establishing a program to bring mid-level U.S. military officers to campus for one-year fellowships after receiving a $1 million grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York earlier this month.

Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience John Stein explained the effects of miraculin, which gives sour foods a sweeter taste by binding with free hydrogen ions in acidic foods and activating sweet receptors in the taste buds.

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Event offers attendees ‘miracle berries’ that alter taste buds

March 6, 2019 0 comments

Attendees at the event titled “Tasteberries” were in for a sweet treat Tuesday afternoon when they had the opportunity to trick their perception of sweetness by eating “miracle berries.”

Students cite challenges with RISD Wintersession, University spring term overlap

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Students cite challenges with RISD Wintersession, University spring term overlap

February 11, 2019 0 comments

While University students enrolled in Wintersession courses at the Rhode Island School of Design cited positive in-class learning experiences, some struggled with an “overlap” period — when their classes coincided with University’s spring term operations.

Olivia Cummings ’19, Huy Nguyen ’19 and Briana Chung ’19 started the Solidarity with the Rohingya People Club on campus. They have hosted a teach-in and are planning to present additional events this year.

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Club aims to raise awareness, funds for Rohingya refugees

December 2, 2018 0 comments

After spending a summer volunteering in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Olivia Cummings ’19, Huy Nguyen ’19 and Briana Chung ’19 were inspired to create a club to raise awareness and generate support for the civilians displaced by sectarian violence in the nation.

Professor of Philosophy Lewis Gordon (left) and Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies R.A. Judy (right) reflected on 1968 at an event Friday.

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Symposium examines, reflects on activism of 1968

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Department of Africana Studies held a two-day symposium to examine the legacy of political activism that took place around the world during 1968, including the black student walkout that occurred at Brown fifty years ago.

University jointly organizes disaster preparation institute in Philippines

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University jointly organizes disaster preparation institute in Philippines

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Early-career professionals from Southeast Asia will convene for an institute at Holy Angel University in the Philippines from Oct. 21 through Oct. 27.