Elena Renken serves as a section editor for Science and Research, after covering the same beat for a year as a senior staff writer. She is a sophomore from St. Paul, Minnesota, and plans to concentrate in Science and Society. When not working for the Herald, she loves to throw on the wheel, make silkscreen prints, use the Oxford comma, and look out the window wishing it would snow.

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Legal claims cloud University, Pokanoket encampent dispute

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Legal claims cloud University, Pokanoket encampent dispute

September 17, 2017 0 comments

Contradictory claims to the land have clouded communications between the two entities, surfacing layers of complex ancestries and historical legal acts.

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University representatives meet with Pokanoket encampment leaders in Bristol

August 24, 2017 0 comments

Several representatives of the University, including staff from the Haffenreffer Museum, visited the Pokanoket encampment in Bristol Tuesday morning

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Pokanoket Nation forms encampment on University land in Bristol

August 21, 2017 0 comments

People of the Pokanoket Nation and allies joined together in Bristol Sunday afternoon to establish an encampment at Potumtuk, or Mount Hope

Students and faculty at Wednesday evening’s glass casting demonstration make their own miniature volcanoes during the “What Fire Does” series.

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Event series explores fire in landscapes, history, art

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The nature of fire may be a surprise, said Stephen Pyne, author of books detailing fire’s history in the evolution of our planet and the United States.

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Aravind Elangovan ’17 dies

April 15, 2017 0 comments

Aravind Elangovan ’17 died April 12, his sister Darla Elangovan wrote in an email to The Herald.

Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

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Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

April 9, 2017 0 comments

“Where do you guys imagine your food comes from?” asked Aja Grande ’18.

Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

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Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

March 24, 2017 0 comments

Edward Melillo, associate professor of history and environmental studies at Amherst College, has been drawn to insects since childhood.

Study reveals people’s inflated senses of their own knowledge

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Study reveals people’s inflated senses of their own knowledge

March 16, 2017 0 comments

We may not know as much as we think we do, University research suggests.

Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

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Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

March 6, 2017 0 comments

Even simple communication is a constant struggle for paralyzed patients.

Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

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Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

February 24, 2017 0 comments

Creating models of the brain is a daunting task, but round structures assembled from brain cells demonstrate many qualities of the tissue within our skulls.

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Students and faculty at Wednesday evening’s glass casting demonstration make their own miniature volcanoes during the “What Fire Does” series.
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