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U. scientists present at nat’l conference

February 22, 2012 0 comments

University faculty and students traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia last weekend for the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Annual Meeting. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology Heather Leslie participated in a symposium on marine conservation and management and Professor of Biology Ken Miller ’70 spoke about the intersection of religion and science education. Emily Hartman ’12 presented her research on pollen grain germination at the student poster session Saturday.

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Conflict of interest policy under review

November 15, 2011 0 comments

The University is considering revising its conflict of interest policy for research in light of increased collaboration between University researchers and private companies.

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Contemplating to climax: Meditation relieves sex woes

November 10, 2011 0 comments

A naked man passionately embraces a naked woman in a photograph.

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Driver sentenced for death of Tran GS

November 3, 2011 0 comments

The man charged with killing 27-year-old Tam Tran GS in a May 2010 two-car accident was sentenced to a 5 1/2-year prison term this week, according to the Associated Press.

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Extinction more massive than thought

October 27, 2011 0 comments

Two hundred and fifty million years ago an egg-laying mammal-like reptile the size of a German shepherd dominated land ecosystems.

Julius Ho ’12 (left) and Jovian Yu ’12 approach space exploration with synthetic biology for the iGEM competition.

iGEM project addresses ‘space’ constraints

October 20, 2011 0 comments

“Mars and the moon are lifeboats if anything catastrophic happens on Earth,” said Max Song ’14.

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Mercury’s plains reveal volcanic past

September 30, 2011 0 comments

New research on the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet could help scientists understand Earth’s history. Six percent of Mercury — the equivalent of 60 percent of the continental U.S. — is covered with volcanic plains, providing evidence of how the planet and possibly others were formed.

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With more trees, city looks to go greener

September 28, 2011 0 comments

Fall brings out the beauty of trees. But in many cities, including Providence, there is not enough foliage to compete with the concrete and asphalt.

Cells bite off more than they can chew

September 20, 2011 0 comments

“We cannot eat a lollipop longer than us,” and our cells face similar limitations, according to an author of a recent paper that found that cells often try to engulf objects too large for them when they mistake them for more bite-sized nanomaterials.

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Promising hugs, Simmons welcomes the class of 2015

September 5, 2011 0 comments

President Ruth Simmons will keep her promise to give every member of the class of 2015 a hug, she said at her welcome speech on the Main Green Sunday.

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