Cate is a sophomore and a section editor for the science and research section. She is pre-med and concentrating in Biology, yet she simultaneously maintains a love for the humanities. She hails from Mill Valley, CA. When not at The Herald, Cate can usually be found at a lab bench or in search of Providence's best study spots.

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While at the University, Meir studied biology, took flight lessons and played in the pit for theater performances.  She cited Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller as an early influence in her scientific career.

Science & Research

Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 scheduled for first space voyage

April 25, 2019 0 comments

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will blast through Earth’s atmosphere Sept. 25 in her first ever space flight, propelling into six months of orbit on the International Space Station.

109 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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109 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 23, 2019 0 comments

One hundred and nine seniors were elected to the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on April 22, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald.

University alums win four Pulitzer Prizes

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University alums win four Pulitzer Prizes

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Newsrooms erupted in applause across the country as the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, letters, drama and music were announced Monday afternoon, and among the winners were Herald alums Rebecca Ballhaus ’13 and Peter Kovacs ’78 P’10, who received prizes for their contributions to journalism.

Talley (right), who has been interested in fashion since a young age, draws inspiration from his grandmother and going to his local church on Sundays.

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Vogue legend dazzles audience

April 10, 2019 0 comments

In 1974, André Leon Talley MA ’72 packed an overnight bag and left Providence for New York City, leaving behind unfinished doctoral work at the University for a life in the fashion industry.

Spring 2019 Herald poll results

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Spring 2019 Herald poll results

April 3, 2019 0 comments

Spring 2019 poll results can be found here.

“End Game,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, focuses on the decisions made by families and patients of palliative care. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Arts & Culture

Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

February 22, 2019 0 comments

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones.

The University’s affiliated residency program for emergency medicine has been accused of violating the Animal Welfare Act. The University has denied any violations of federal regulations.

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University affiliated residency program accused of violating federal act

February 1, 2019 0 comments

An advocacy group has accused the University of violating federal regulations by using live pigs in its affiliated residency program for emergency medicine, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Government shutdown slows University science research

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Government shutdown slows University science research

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Since Dec. 22, the University and other research institutions have scrambled to adapt to the unprecedented political stalemate over the federal government shutdown, which has dried up funds for federally supported research projects and now threatens long-term scientific advancement across the nation. 

After students met with legislators in Washington D.C. last week, a small group presented to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI and Congressman David Cicilline, D-RI to further discuss their research.

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Whitehouse, Cicilline meet with climate lab

December 4, 2018 0 comments

On Monday morning in a small room on the second floor of the Urban Environmental Lab, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI and Congressman David Cicilline, D-RI, met with members of the Climate Development Lab.

Under Ziya Gokaslan’s P’18 tenure as chief of neurosurgery at the Med School, the department has expanded its number of labs and residency program.

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Gokaslan P’18 reflects on path to chief of neurosurgery

November 25, 2018 0 comments

Ziya Gokaslan P’18 can trace his desire to be a doctor back to his childhood. His father was a surgeon, and his older brother is now an oncologist.