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Science & Research Roundup: April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 0 comments

Researchers outline diagnosis criteria for pregnant women with headaches. Geobaramoter developed to better understand supervolcanoes.

University geologists examined the makeup of the Jezero Crater on Mars’ surface in a new study, which showed that two periods of water activity existed in the crater. The research, which was fundamentally motivated by a desire to discover if life ever existed on Mars, sought to develop a chronology of the planet’s environmental history.

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New water study suggests possibility of life on Mars

March 31, 2015 0 comments

Researchers studied the history of water activity in the Jezero Crater on Mars, finding evidence during two periods between 3.6 and 3.8 billion years ago.

“It’s either at the center of things or away from everywhere,” said Peter van Dommelen of Sardinia, adding that this part of Italy has “very much a character of its own.” Van Dommelen recently received a National Geographic grant to examine the agricultural history of the region, hypothesizing that the Carthaginians may have used the land to grow cereals.

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Research Spotlight: Professor discusses career as archaeologist in Italy

March 5, 2015 0 comments

When Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology Peter van Dommelen was in high school, he helped excavate a medieval abbey in his native Netherlands.

Movie highlights mathematician’s place in history

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Movie highlights mathematician’s place in history

February 10, 2015 1 comment

“The Imitation Game” details the accomplishments and pitfalls of Alan Turing, a British mathematician, and his most notable creation.

University News

20 percent of early decision applicants offered admission

December 11, 2014 6 comments

The University accepted 20 percent of early decision applicants to the class of 2019, admitting 617 students.

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U. financial aid squeezes middle-class families

November 21, 2014 3 comments

When Amanda Ruggieri ’16 graduates from Brown, she estimates that she will owe between $40,000 and $50,000 in debt.

U. sees second-largest early decision pool

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U. sees second-largest early decision pool

November 11, 2014 0 comments

The U. received 3,016 applications for admission to the class of 2019 under its binding early decision program, a 2% dip from last year’s record high.

Shane Lloyd, assistant director for first-year and sophomore programs at the Brown Center for Students of Color, moderated the panel alongside Gail Cohee, director of the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center.

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Panelists check ‘white privilege’ in dialogue on race

October 16, 2014 3 comments

A panel of seven white administrators and faculty members spoke about white privilege in a panel discussion titled “Race, Accountability and Allyship.”

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Alternative to Common App sees surge in use

October 14, 2014 0 comments

The University has decided not to sign onto an alternative platform to the Common App for this admission cycle.

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Deresiewicz in conversation: ‘Learning is something you pursue regardless of where it’s leading you’

September 16, 2014 0 comments

William Deresiewicz visited Brown to promote his new book, “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.”