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Articles by Sandra Yan (29)


State to adopt new standardized test

April 16, 2013 0 comments

The state plans to replace the NECAP to meet updated standards created with other states.


High school testing requirement stirs debate

March 19, 2013 0 comments

The R.I. Dept. of Education policy has raised questions about the validity of standardized testing.

Maya Mason ’15 forged sculptures at a studio in Oakland, Calif., with funding from a Royce Fellowship, which provides funding for imaginative research projects.

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Royce Fellows pursue adventure, research around the globe

February 15, 2013 0 comments

The fellows’ research topics included non-surgical abortion and farmer protests.

With 97.5 percent of Brown students owning laptops, technology has transformed how professors teach and students learn.


Evolving computers take U. from ‘science fiction’ to reality

February 4, 2013 0 comments

From mainframe computers to Coursera, Brown’s computing history takes a long road.

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Researchers use fruit flies to investigate seizures

October 19, 2012 0 comments

Tiny fruit flies may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries behind certain diseases.

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Talk highlights lack of minorities in sciences, math

September 21, 2012 0 comments

Slaton emphasized the need for skills-based education and for finding novel ways of promoting inclusion, arguing that previous efforts have seen insufficient progress.

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New nanoparticle research no small task

April 26, 2012 0 comments

University researchers, together with scientists from Northwestern University and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, have employed a novel method to coat substances with graphene oxide.

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Senator tours U.’s environmental cleanup facility

April 13, 2012 1 comment

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., toured the University’s Superfund Research Program facility Monday. With 14 research groups nationwide, the Superfund program focuses on developing ways to clean up environmental damage.

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Prenatal test identifies chromosomal defects

March 2, 2012 0 comments

Most people do not think of fetuses as tumors. But it was this idea that revolutionized how scientists approach prenatal tests. When Dennis Lo, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, attended a lecture on cancer in 1997, he realized that the unborn child can be thought of as a foreign entity in much the same way that tumors involve the presence of foreign DNA. It was this idea that led Sequenom, Inc. to develop a test to identify certain chromosomal abnormalities — specifically Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome, all of which involve an extra copy of a non-sex chromosome. If carried to term, children with these syndromes often show impaired mental and physical development.

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Granoff Cafe closed due to low traffic

March 2, 2012 0 comments

The cafe cart at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts closed after seven months due to low usage. The future use of the space is currently unclear.

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