Science & Research

Professors Tim Kraska, Constantine Dafermos, Joseph Braun, Susan Moffitt, Vincent Mor and Maurice Herlihy received their awards at a ceremony April 19. The awards honored both senior and early-career faculty.

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Inaugural research awards recognize University faculty members

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The University honored six faculty members for their research with the inaugural Brown Research Achievement Awards April 19.

Students and faculty at Wednesday evening’s glass casting demonstration make their own miniature volcanoes during the “What Fire Does” series.

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Event series explores fire in landscapes, history, art

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The nature of fire may be a surprise, said Stephen Pyne, author of books detailing fire’s history in the evolution of our planet and the United States.

New biosensor provides improved infection detection

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New biosensor provides improved infection detection

April 23, 2017 0 comments

Researchers have been trying to formulate the best way to quickly detect an infection in open wounds without relying on time-consuming tests.

Nonprofit sends used prosthetics to patients in Vietnam

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Nonprofit sends used prosthetics to patients in Vietnam

April 23, 2017 0 comments

Prosthetics in Vietnam typically cost upwards of $2000, and the average annual income in Vietnam is around $1700.

Similar to other marches nationwide, over 1,500 Rhode Islanders gathered at the State House Saturday to advocate for scientific research and funding.

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Advocates march for science in Rhode Island

April 23, 2017 0 comments

Not even the rain could keep a crowd of over 1,500 “nerds” away from Saturday’s March for Science Rhode Island at the State House, noted J. Timmons Roberts.

Female scientists celebrate accomplishments

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Female scientists celebrate accomplishments

April 21, 2017 0 comments

Six successful female scientists delivered a series of public lectures on their work in various fields at “Inspiring Women in Science 2017.”

Rhode Island March for Science to take place April 22

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Rhode Island March for Science to take place April 22

April 21, 2017 0 comments

Recent government attitudes have raised concerns about the future of science and spurred researchers and their advocates into taking action.

Poll shows 39.8 percent of students oppose building performing arts center on UEL site

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Poll shows 39.8 percent of students oppose building performing arts center on UEL site

April 17, 2017 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2017 Poll

The Herald’s spring undergraduate poll found that students reported a drop in religious activity while attending the University.

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Study challenges internet use, political polarization link

April 16, 2017 0 comments

In the months surrounding the election, many were quick to place blame on the internet and social media for increased political polarization.

Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

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Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

April 13, 2017 0 comments

One of the most highly abused types of drugs in the United States is not bought on the street — it is prescribed by a doctor.