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Articles by Sandra Yan (29)

Science & Research

Darwin Day embraced by skeptics and believers alike

February 17, 2012 0 comments

On a day most people remember for the birth of Abraham Lincoln, a smaller group celebrated the birth of Charles Darwin, author of the seminal 1859 work “On the Origin of Species.”

Science & Research

System examines cancer proteins in 3-D

February 10, 2012 0 comments

University researchers have employed a novel method to study Pannexin 1, a recently discovered protein that scientists believe may play a role in the spread of cancer. In an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team of researchers — consisting of Brian Bao MD’13, associate professor of medical science Jeffrey Morgan and collaborators at the University of British Columbia — used a 3-D system to study cells without their supporting environments.

Science & Research

Climate change linked to extinction

February 3, 2012 0 comments

Long-term global climate shifts are correlated with the successive rise and fall of different evolutionary mammal groupings, according to recent research by a team that includes Professor of Biology Christine Janis.

University News

Prof. awarded Mexican honor

January 27, 2012 0 comments

Last month, Julio Ortega, professor of Hispanic Studies, was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor the Mexican government bestows upon a foreigner.


Independents love, hate living situation

December 6, 2011 0 comments

Five years ago, a program house displayed a sign to the campus community — independents keep out.

Higher Ed

Finding ways to find your veins

December 1, 2011 0 comments

Blood transfusions and intravenous starts are painful, as any patient can attest. Now these experiences may be slightly more enjoyable for children, thanks to research conducted by Bruce Becker, professor of emergency medicine, and Lauren Presant ’10.

University News

Confidence in job prospects varied

November 30, 2011 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2011 Student Poll

Corner office or a corner in your parents’ basement? Students reported varying levels of confidence in their ability to obtain a desirable job after graduation in a recent Herald poll.


Students soldier through political camp

November 20, 2011 0 comments

NORTH KINGSTON—This generation has the tools necessary to change the world one life at a time, said former Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean, the kick-off speaker at the Second Annual Rhode Island Student Political Boot Camp. 

University News

Research bolsters migration theory

October 25, 2011 0 comments

Jared Diamond’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Guns, Germs and Steel” introduced the notion that the axial orientation of the continents significantly affected the course of human history.

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