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CS department grapples with collaboration policy, diversity

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CS department grapples with collaboration policy, diversity

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Like many computer science students, Chelsey Serrano ’22 is finishing up a two-part CS intro sequence with help from close friends, who struggle together through late nights and stressful deadlines.

Associate Dean and Director Catherine Axe ‘87 formerly led Student and Employee Accessibility Services, which provides accommodations for members of the University community.

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Former associate dean and director of SEAS steps down

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Former Associate Dean and Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services Catherine Axe ’87 left the University in March to “pursue a wonderful leadership opportunity” at Johns Hopkins University…

109 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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109 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 23, 2019 0 comments

One hundred and nine seniors were elected to the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on April 22, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald.

BuDS workers respond to policy, leadership changes

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BuDS workers respond to policy, leadership changes

April 22, 2019 0 comments

Following a number of changes to the policies and leadership of Brown Dining Services student employees, members of the BuDS Student Management Team have voiced fears that BDS is not prioritizing the needs of student workers.

Stop & Shop responded to striker criticism of proposals during contract negotiations with statements and a “myth versus  fact” sheet.

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Stop & Shop employees end strike

April 22, 2019 0 comments

Stop & Shop and 31,000 of its New England employees entered a tentative contract agreement Sunday night after ten days of picketing with community support but without pay.

Software engineers and a product manager described how their identities affect their workplace dynamics and interactions. Diversity Advocates on the Department of Computer Sciences’ Diversity Committee partnered with Laura Dobler and oSTEM to organize the event.

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LGBTQ+ panelists examine experiences, challenges in tech

April 22, 2019 0 comments

When Simon Zheng, a software engineer at Peloton Interactive, first started working, he felt uncomfortable telling his coworkers that he was gay.

Stefflon Don cancels Spring Weekend appearance, replaced with rapper Kamaiyah

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Stefflon Don cancels Spring Weekend appearance, replaced with rapper Kamaiyah

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Stefflon Don, the British rapper, singer and songwriter best known for her 2017 single “Hurtin Me,” will not be performing at Spring Weekend Friday April 26.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities granted $172,000 to the Brown Judaic Studies Program, which will allow them to digitize works published in limited print editions.

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Judaic studies receives grant to make work more accessible

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Scholars from the University’s Judaic Studies program recently received a $172,000 grant that will enable the program to digitize academic works published in limited, often-inaccessible print editions, said Michael Satlow.

A team of University researchers designed a material that can be molded into structures and adapted to reshape itself. They used a light-directed 3D printer to create the dynamic hydrogel.

Science & Research

University researchers design LEGO-block like material

April 19, 2019 0 comments

University researchers have brought the childlike appeal of LEGO blocks to the chemistry lab — a newly invented material can stick to itself, be molded to form a structure and, when needed, can adapt to reshape itself, just like a set of LEGOs built into various shapes.

Researchers found that mechanical properties of a spider silk web are different throughout the web. They also found that these differences allow the web to have nearly uniform energy absorption, so any prey that hits the web will be captured.

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Study increases understanding of spider web properties

April 19, 2019 0 comments

University researcher and Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao and Xi-Qiao Feng, a researcher from Tsinghua University, led a study that found that the mechanical properties of spider silk change significantly at different points on the web.