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Articles by Caroline Sedano (38)

As inspections continue, so do violations

January 30, 2008 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life has not seen much change in dorm health and safety violations, and students are still hiding things that violate its fire safety policies.

For 25 students, an ‘amazing’ January@Brown

January 24, 2008 0 comments

The second year of January@Brown only attracted a little more than one-fourth of the projected attendance, but it earned positive reviews from students who saw it as a way to expand their academic and social experiences without the pressure of grades.

Med school gets grant for skeletal research

December 3, 2007 0 comments

An $11.1 million grant from the National Center for Research Resources will allow researchers from the Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital to work together to develop cures for skeletal diseases. The grant will partially fund the new Center of Biomedical Research Excellence – a multi-disciplinary project that will bring biologists, engineers and clinicians together.

As election nears, campus conservatives organize

November 8, 2007 0 comments

By Caroline Sedano Contributing Writer As the presidential campaign gains momentum, campus groups supporting three of the Democratic candidates – Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) – are working hard to engage students and raise support for their candidates.

Statesmen’s descendants recall Cold War memories

October 29, 2007 0 comments

When Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, was eight years old, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pinned a small red star on her jacket and told her parents that she was welcome to come visit him in Russia.

From the lectern to the stage: Bio dean Thompson plays the blues

October 23, 2007 0 comments

Singer-songwriter Marjorie Thompson has toured all over the world, playing folk and blues finger guitar for crowds of a thousand. She teaches guitar with Jorma Kaukonen, former lead guitarist for Jefferson Airplane. But Thompson hasn’t quit her day job – associate dean of biological sciences at Brown.

Researchers develop longer-lasting, more powerful battery

October 9, 2007 0 comments

Everyone has experienced the frustration that comes from sitting on the Main Green and realizing your laptop’s battery is running out. But thanks to the work of Professor of Engineering Tayhas Palmore and Hyun-Kon Song, a former postdoctoral research associate at Brown who now works as a researcher at LG Chemical Ltd., a longer-lasting, more powerful and smaller battery may soon be a realistic proposition.

U. digitizes century-old panorama

October 1, 2007 0 comments

Displaying a piece of art that is as long as a football field is not an easy task. After coming into the “Garibaldi Panorama,” a 19th-century work measuring 273 feet long and four-and-a-half feet tall, the University Library and Department of Italian Studies have worked together to scan and digitize the artwork so that it will soon be available online.