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The Performing Arts Center, which will be located between Angell and Olive streets, should be completed in 2022 and will feature a main performance hall that can be transformed into several configurations.

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University unveils design of new Performing Arts Center

February 13, 2019 0 comments

The design of the new Performing Arts Center was announced today by the University and New York-based architecture firm REX, according to a University press release. The PAC, set for completion in 2022, will be located between Angell and Olive streets, The Herald previously reported.

Lecturer highlights transcontinental indigenous activism

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Lecturer highlights transcontinental indigenous activism

February 13, 2019 0 comments

The construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam caused extreme flooding near the Narmada River in India, compelling many thousands of people to move out of their homes. But some remained close to the river instead of following the resettlement program, choosing to stay on the land “considered to be sacred […]

English, Lit. Arts face high course demand

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English, Lit. Arts face high course demand

February 13, 2019 0 comments

During the first few days of shopping period, it’s not unusual to find students crammed into a small classroom, leaning against the walls and windows, sitting on the floor and even waiting in the hallway outside. In many cases, these students are shoppers trying to claim spots in an introductory writing course.

Urban Studies students involved in Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere assisted SouthCoast Fair Housing by analyzing online housing listings for instances of income-based discrimination.

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Report shows discrimination against housing voucher recipients

February 13, 2019 0 comments

SouthCoast Fair Housing released a report entitled “It’s About the Voucher: Source of Income Discrimination in Rhode Island” just before the State House received a dusting of snow Tuesday morning.

CAAC increases student involvement

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CAAC increases student involvement

February 13, 2019 0 comments

Following the release of the 2018 Annual Report on the University’s Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the Campus Access Advisory Committee has taken steps to restructure itself to increase student and faculty representation within the group.

University Beekeeping Society creates buzz on campus

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University Beekeeping Society creates buzz on campus

February 13, 2019 0 comments

Where would you put a beehive? The top of the Sciences Library? The tunnels under Keeney? How about in one of the old abandoned common spaces across campus that have been turned into boiler rooms?

Study suggests habits formed by repetition, not reward

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Study suggests habits formed by repetition, not reward

February 13, 2019 0 comments

A new computational study of habit formation co-authored by a University professor suggests that habits may be formed primarily out of repetition and are not necessarily based on the habit’s goal.

Online student startup promotes collaborative studying

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Online student startup promotes collaborative studying

February 12, 2019 0 comments

A new online startup called BrainChain, created by Chuck Isgar ’20.5, is redefining the ability of students to study together.

Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

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Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Bacteria in the gut microbiome and vitamin homeostasis can help protect their hosts from the spread of pathogens, according to a study published Dec. 18 by researchers at the University and the University of Washington.

Sorority recruitment numbers hit five-year high

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Sorority recruitment numbers hit five-year high

February 11, 2019 0 comments

After four days of sorority recruitment last week, 164 students joined the University’s four sorority houses, according to Assistant Director for Greek and Program House Engagement Megan Fox. Participation in recruitment hit a five-year high with 252 students attending the first round.