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Articles by Luisa Robledo (36)

New nanoparticle speeds reactions

March 31, 2009 0 comments

Fuel cells, devices that convert chemical energy to electrical energy, now have their own Red Bull: palladium.

Small school expands use of ‘one-minute lectures’

March 18, 2009 0 comments

San Juan College has found a new way to keep students from dozing off while learning – make them one minute long.

Panel mulls European migration issues

March 13, 2009 0 comments

Immigrants are in limbo: They reside in one place but their cultural background is from another. In his first public appearance since becoming a visiting professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Alfred Gusenbauer discussed the social, ethnic and political struggles immigrants face.

Cuts jeopardize data overhaul

March 12, 2009 0 comments

The University’s main data center, which houses crucial information ranging from course syllabi to payroll information, is slated for an array of infrastructure improvements, but some are now in doubt after University officials announced last month that the financial crisis had left funds scarce for the project.

Jewish comics celebrate Purim

March 9, 2009 0 comments

After playing their second song during a concert, Rob Tannenbaum ’83 and David Fagin typically hear a chair scraping the floor, followed by an older person getting up and a “pair of little orthopedic shoes walking out the door,” Tannenbaum said. It’s perhaps no surprise that the comedic rock duo “Good for the Jews,” which takes pride in its irreverent and unconventional Jewish music, makes some elderly audience members uncomfortable.

Fellows explore Judaism, modern life

March 4, 2009 0 comments

Two weeks ago, Sarah Levy ’12 turned off her phone and computer for a day and gave herself the opportunity to have a “full Shabbat experience.” Levy, along with 20 other Brown students, enjoyed a home-cooked meal in Rabbi Yitzhak Lurie’s house followed by hours of singing and praying.

Lights out for midnight shows

February 26, 2009 0 comments

When Adrienne Langlois ’10 wanted a Friday full of suspense, she would go to midnight showings of Alfred Hitchcock or the Coen brothers movies at the Avon Cinema. Now, she will have to settle for duller evenings and, when the clock strikes 12, she will just have to go to bed.

Mixed-media exhibit uses runaway slave ads

February 8, 2009 0 comments

Cora Marshall revisits a difficult point in American history in “Emancipated Memories: Uncovering the Hidden Faces of Slavery.” The show, which opened Thursday at the John Nicholas Brown Center, showcases Marshall’s deft use of mixed media to recreate newspaper ads used by slave-owners to sell slaves or to offer rewards for runaways.

State court chief speaks about women, justice in law

February 4, 2009 0 comments

Maureen McKenna Goldberg, the acting Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, turned the Swearer Center’s “Providence 101” initiative into “Law and Order 101” yesterday. Discussing topics that included the history of women on the state’s top court and advice for prospective law students, Goldberg gave the audience a glimpse of her professional life.

Researcher makes two face breakthroughs

February 3, 2009 0 comments

Michael Tarr, professor of cognitive and linguistic sciences, had a vision ­- or two. Conducting two research projects simultaneously regarding visual perception, Tarr and his fellow researchers concluded not only that visual training can lead to a reduction of racial bias, but also that it is possible to distinguish men from women using only color patterns shown on a person’s skin.