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William Parsons, a student at Central High School, was shot and killed outside Providence Career and Technical Academy Wednesday afternoon. Community members have placed flowers and candles at the site of the crime.

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Providence Police identify teenage shooting victim

September 6, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Police Department identified the victim of Wednesday’s shooting outside Providence Career and Technical Academy as William Parsons, a 15-year-old student at Central High School.

Since 2014, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics has hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM high school girls the opportunity to learn about math and computer science through a week-long day camp. This year, the program focused on probability, data science, cryptography, image processing and graph theory.

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GirlsGetMath engages local high school students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

During the second week of August, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM, a week-long day camp for girls in the Providence area entering 10th or 11th grade.

New CS prof starts machine learning lab

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New CS prof starts machine learning lab

September 6, 2018 0 comments

As computer science students flood into the newly-renovated CIT, they will be joined by Stephen Bach, an assistant professor who joined the department this semester.

To illustrate the impacts of head injuries, Ollin Venegas MD’20 constructed this model of the brain by molding it  from a ballistics gel solution in a skull.

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Medical student creates 3D brain model

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Neurosurgeons could one day thank Ollin Venegas’ MD’20  presentation to high school students for allowing them to create detailed brain models of their patients.

Divya Mehta ’18 will use her own experience as an international student to offer guidance to peers in the job search process.

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University creates position to aid international students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

The University hired Divya Mehta ’18 in July 2018 to serve as its first ever International Student Career Coordinator in the Office of Global Engagement.

University removes SAT, ACT writing requirement

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University removes SAT, ACT writing requirement

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Applicants to the class of 2023 will no longer be required to submit the essay portion of the SAT or ACT, according to a University press release. In lieu of an SAT or ACT essay, applicants will be encouraged — but not required — to submit a graded paper they wrote for a high school humanities course.

Providence student shot and killed outside school

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Providence student shot and killed outside school

September 5, 2018 0 comments

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed outside Providence Career and Technical Academy yesterday afternoon, according to the Providence Police Department.

Rhode Island targets election security

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Rhode Island targets election security

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island has received $3 million of the $380 million doled out by the federal government in April 2018 to improve election security.

The GSC also voted to approve a slightly larger budget for this fall compared to last fall at the Graduate Student Lounge on Wednesday.

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Grad Student Council opens fall semester

September 5, 2018 0 comments

At its first general body meeting of the semester, the Graduate Student Council updated academic department representatives on new initiatives such as a revamped grievance procedure and a distinguished speaker series.

A study co-authored by Tara White, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, found that individuals without ADHD had poorer working memory after taking Adderall. Working memory was assessed using a digit span task, which requires participants to recall a sequence of numbers.

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Adderall shows adverse effects in students without ADHD

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Many college students in the United States abuse prescription ADHD medications with the belief that they can improve focus and cognition to achieve academic success.