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Documentary screening kicks off Asian history month

November 2, 2007 0 comments

By Max Mankin Contributing Writer Following a screening of her documentary “My America … or Honk if you Love Buddha,” producer and director Renee Tajima-Pena spoke Thursday night in List 120 about her experiences as a social activist, filmmaker and Japanese American to kickoff Asian/Asian-American History Month.

Hiding candles “pathetic,” ResLife official says

November 2, 2007 0 comments

Although the Office of Residential Life says it’s taking yearly health and safety inspections of residence halls as seriously as ever, students are questioning their effectiveness. Residence hall inspections are conducted by two ResLife employees who knock on doors, enter each room in a residence hall and “look for violations per a checklist” in order to “seek out and correct potentially dangerous situations before they cause injury or damage,” according to ResLife notices posted in dorms.

Rhodes Center to fund U. research projects

October 26, 2007 0 comments

Following a $10-million donation from William Rhodes ’57 last February, the William Rhodes Center for International Economics was formally instituted in July. Though the center has kept a low profile since Rhodes’ initial gift, its director, Professor of Economics Ross Levine, has taken steps to increase its activity and profile.

Psych prof follows her nose

October 18, 2007 0 comments

In her book “The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell,” Rachel Herz, visiting assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Alpert Medical School, explains the surprisingly significant findings of her 17 years of research on the olfactory sense.

Brown lands $14.1m NIH award

October 5, 2007 0 comments

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded the University and its partner, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a five-year, $14.1 million contract to participate in the National Children’s Study, a research project dedicated to improving the “health and well-being of children.