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Articles by Jackson Wells (31)

A study co-authored by Tara White, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, found that individuals without ADHD had poorer working memory after taking Adderall. Working memory was assessed using a digit span task, which requires participants to recall a sequence of numbers.

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Adderall shows adverse effects in students without ADHD

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Many college students in the United States abuse prescription ADHD medications with the belief that they can improve focus and cognition to achieve academic success.

Cable Car closes after 42 years

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Cable Car closes after 42 years

July 28, 2018 0 comments

After 42 years of featuring films in a uniquely intimate setting, Cable Car Cinema and Cafe shut the doors of its 204 South Main St. location May 27, the owners announced in a Facebook post April 26. The closure comes at the tail end of negotiations with the Rhode Island School of Design.

EQUiSat was launched into space early Monday morning on a rocket headed for the International Space Station. The satellite is equipped with an LED light that will allow people to see it from Earth.

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Student-built satellite launches into space

May 24, 2018 0 comments

The night before their satellite was launched into space aboard a NASA rocket, past and present members of Brown Space Engineering gathered to celebrate the last seven years with a cookout, said Anand Lalwani ’18, leader of the group’s team in charge of solar power and battery construction.

Former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke in front of a full Salomon Center on Wednesday, discussing topics such as immigration, education and socioeconomic mobility.

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Jeb Bush discusses U.S. political climate

April 26, 2018 0 comments

It has been only eight days since former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush lost his mother, Barbara Bush, and only five days since her funeral occurred.

Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

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Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Seven months have passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category four storm that tore across the island and left destroyed houses, cities and lives in its wake. Puerto Rico continues to experience the ramifications of the hurricane as the entire island lost power in a blackout yesterday.

Erin Beck PhD ’12 conducted extensive research on two NGOs in Guatemala: Namaste and Fraternity. A large portion of her effort was spent collecting information about Namaste’s impact on the female entrepenuers it aims to empower, ultimately finding that many well-intentioned programs fall short of expectations.

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Erin Beck weighs effectiveness of NGOs in Guatemala

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Erin Beck PhD ’12, associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon, began her dissertation on the role of nongovernmental organizations with a simple question in mind: NGOs may come into “developing” nations intending to bring about constructive change, but are they actually effective in doing so?

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Physicists refine analysis of nano-objects

January 24, 2018 0 comments

While nuclear magnetic resonance technology has long been used in physics to study materials, it has not been especially effective at analyzing small, thin substances.

Beginning this fall, the Rhode Island School of Design will offer graduate degrees in the liberal arts, a feat made possible through collaboration between its existing undergraduate liberal arts programs.

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RISD to offer inaugural liberal arts graduate programs

January 24, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design is bolstering its selection of graduate degrees by offering its first-ever graduate school programs in the liberal arts departments.

Providence Place shooter arrested after causing non-fatal injury

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Providence Place shooter arrested after causing non-fatal injury

January 18, 2018 0 comments

A 17-year-old has been arrested in an attempted shooting that took place in the second-level parking garage of the Providence Place Mall Jan. 15. The 19-year-old victim, identified as Leonard Liriano on the Providence Police Department’s Twitter, was shot in the leg but not fatally wounded. The shooter was arrested […]

Climate and Development Lab attends COP23 in Germany

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Climate and Development Lab attends COP23 in Germany

November 29, 2017 0 comments

Nations from across the world congregated in Bronn, Germany to discuss climate agreements and how they could battle climate change.

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