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Articles by Spencer Trice (14)

Student-developed Tracker eliminates uncertainty for shuttle riders

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Thanks to a newly developed program called “SmartRide Tracker,” users of the BrownMed/Downcity shuttle will no longer have to guess when to wait outside for the next van.

Prof’s research proves possibility of silicon lasers

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Silicon can be altered to emit light, according to a paper by Professor of Engineering Jingming Xu and his research team that will be published in the journal “Nature Materials” today.

Associate professor to study weight gain in workplace

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Healthier snacks and physical activity may soon become part of the typical workday for employees in 12 local companies.

ResCouncil finishes program house review

January 20, 2007 0 comments

This week, Residential Council completed the fall program house review, a comprehensive evaluation of all 20 program houses on campus, which include Greek organizations and theme houses.

Independent concentrations may be on the rise, say IC Week organizers

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Organizers of this year’s “Independent Concentration Week,” which runs through Friday, speculate that programming changes along with a recent on-campus trend toward interdisciplinary studies in both medicine and digital media will draw more students to the week’s events.

Biomedical ethics on the way out despite student interest

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Students wishing to concentrate in biomedical ethics are running out of options this semester, though oppor-tunities for those interested in the field have not altogether disappeared.

U. to begin utilities upgrade next month

January 20, 2007 0 comments

The University will begin construction next month on a project aimed at updating portions of the campus utilities system, which is deteriorating and inadequate for current needs, according to University officials.

Study finds dearth of black economics professors

January 20, 2007 0 comments

A February survey from the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education found only eight black economists teaching undergraduate courses at the top 30 highest-ranked universities nationwide.

Enterprise rental deal part of larger effort to banish College Hill cars

January 20, 2007 0 comments

In an effort to deal with a growing campus and the demand for student transportation, the University has initiated several programs to help students remain mobile without keeping a car in Providence. While a program with short-term rental company Zipcar has been the most recent development by the University, a joint program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car still serves as the foundation for student rental opportunities.

Ruckus replaces Napster as legal music service

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Brown launched a free legal downloading service called Ruckus on Friday, giving students access to a database of 1.5 million songs and hundreds of movies, television shows and videos.