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Study finds link between suicide, substance abuse

April 21, 2016 0 comments

University researchers recently published a paper that revealed links between the usage of cocaine in conjunction with alcohol and increased suicide risk.

DNA Day showcases videos, explains science for public audience

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DNA Day showcases videos, explains science for public audience

April 5, 2016 0 comments

Celebrating its annual DNA Day, SciToons, a University initiative, presented three videos Monday celebrating the wonders of the double helix.

Adi Melamed ’19 shares stories about the college admissions process and finding a compatible concentration. Held at the Granoff Center for Creative Arts, the sold-out event was entirely student-run for the first time.

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TEDxBrownU stories inspire, invigorate

March 21, 2016 0 comments

“Who has to have a soapbox when all you’ve ever needed is your voice?” asked Clint Smith in a video projected across the Martinos Auditorium at TedxBrownU.

The Makeathon led student-participants through various exercises, such as wearing foggy glasses or opening bottles with one hand. Organizers hoped these empathy-based experiences would inform students’ designs.

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Makeathon develops assistive technology, prosthetics

March 7, 2016 0 comments

Amid the bustle of 3D printers and laser cutters, students bent over in concentration, experimenting with technology they hoped would change lives.

Brown and RISD students toured the Ginkgo Bioworks laboratory, learning how to forge a career that combines engineering, design and art. The biotechnology company designs simple organism genetic modifications to produce compounds for commercial use, using a high-tech lab and automated processes to speed up mass testing and analysis.

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Students tour biotechnology company, learn science of designing life

February 19, 2016 0 comments

Nine Brown and RISD students had the unique opportunity Thursday to tour the laboratory of Ginkgo Bioworks, a major biotechnology company.

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Senior fellow critiques American policy

February 5, 2016 0 comments

Chas Freeman Jr., a long-time bureaucrat and senior fellow at the Watson Institute, presented his opinions on the fall of American superiority.

Elliott Rosenberg ’17 received an UTRA to conduct research into Martian valley formation with his adviser, Jim Head.

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Planetary research sets sight on Mars

November 17, 2015 0 comments

University researchers in the department of earth, environmental and planetary sciences studying Mars have had a busy month.

President Christina Paxson P’19 sat among students in a seminar held by Hack@Brown Monday night and successfully decoded a URL given by the presenters. The seminar aimed to promote technological literacy.

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Paxson joins Hack@Brown coding night

November 3, 2015 0 comments

Within an hour, President Paxson and the students learned the basic programming language Python and developed a working computational program.

University professors elected to National Academy of Medicine

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University professors elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 29, 2015 0 comments

Two University researchers were recently elected into the National Academy of Medicine for their work in public health and policy.

The Lownes Reading Room in the John Hay Library is home to various special collections. Every year, the University’s endowment allocates about $1,500 for libraries to acquire new works.

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Library special collections reveal trove of scientific writing, history

October 20, 2015 1 comment

Some of the University’s most valuable scientific works lie behind unlocked doors.