Cate is a senior staff writer for the science and research section covering the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Engineering beat. She is a first year who is pre-med and planning to concentrate in Biology, yet she simultaneously maintains a love for the humanities. She is from Mill Valley (near San Francisco), CA, so the experience of living through real seasons is completely new to her, but she is quickly adapting to the cold. She can often be found in search of beautiful study spaces throughout Providence.

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Child outcomes affected by father’s background

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Child outcomes affected by father’s background

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Teenage mothers are often blamed for the hard circumstances that their children may face, but fathers may play a role in the future success of their children, according to a new study co-authored by Anna Aizer, professor of economics.

University study examines effects of SNAP benefits

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University study examines effects of SNAP benefits

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Families who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use fewer discount coupons and allot more money for spending on food than they would without assistance, according to a forthcoming paper in the American Economic Review by Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro, professors of economics.

This chart shows that there is no association between job growth in a given U.S. metropolitan area and average income of those who grew up as low-income in those areas; job growth and upward mobility are not correlated.

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Opportunity Insights helps craft policy

October 11, 2018 0 comments

It is well known that a person’s environment impacts them in many ways, but researchers have recently found that upward mobility is influenced not only by the city or region where a person grew up, but the exact neighborhood they called home.

The University hosted Transforming Research’s first meeting Wednesday morning at South Street Landing. The conference welcomed various research stakeholders to campus, providing them a space to exchange ideas.

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Transforming Research conference discusses ‘science of science’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Wednesday morning, the Transforming Research Conference welcomed a unique group of professionals to South Street Landing for a series of lectures and discussions.

VP of Research grows office’s influence

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VP of Research grows office’s influence

September 25, 2018 0 comments

In the year since Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher was named vice president for research, her office has undergone a series of developments including the creation of the Office for Industry Engagement and Commercial Venturing, headed by Executive Director Daniel Behr.

Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

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Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Jonathan Kurtis ’89 PhD’95 MD’96, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, did not first develop an interest in malaria behind a lab bench or as a training physician in a clinical setting. Instead, Kurtis’ bout with the disease during his junior year abroad in Kenya gave him a first-hand look […]

Tiffany Chen ’18 developed the smart pillow with the help of undergraduates and Computer Science faculty. After Chen’s graduation, Jiaju Ma ’21, a RISD dual degree student, has expanded the pillow’s capabilities.

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Smart pillow talks to users, improves sleep

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Restless nights spent tossing and turning may soon be a thing of the past. Together with a team of undergraduates and CS faculty, Tiffany Chen ’18 created a smart pillow that can read users’ sleep patterns and give recommendations for improvement.

Since 2014, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics has hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM high school girls the opportunity to learn about math and computer science through a week-long day camp. This year, the program focused on probability, data science, cryptography, image processing and graph theory.

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GirlsGetMath engages local high school students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

During the second week of August, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM, a week-long day camp for girls in the Providence area entering 10th or 11th grade.

Researchers study kimchi fermentation

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Researchers study kimchi fermentation

April 22, 2018 0 comments

Kimchi, a Korean side dish composed of seasoned, fermented vegetables, has become popular in recent years, especially among health-conscious consumers.

Computer science to offer new introductory track

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Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 0 comments

The computer science department will add a new introductory track in fall 2018, starting with CSCI 0111: “Computing Foundations: Data.” The new sequence will consist of three courses taught over three semesters and will provide students with a less intensive option.