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University researchers analyze Hepatitis C spread

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University researchers analyze Hepatitis C spread

November 20, 2019 0 comments

To better understand and analyze how Hepatitis C spreads in communities through injection drug use, University researchers compared the spread to a similar means of disease transmission mosquitoes.

Project studies Pollock through fluid mechanics

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Project studies Pollock through fluid mechanics

November 17, 2019 0 comments

While Jackson Pollock is most known for his unique painting style, some people admire his work for a vastly different reason.

Funded by a variety of organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, the study examined how wave turbulence affects foraging patterns for fish and sea urchins.

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Galapagos Islands illustrate power of biodiversity in changing climate

November 17, 2019 0 comments

The Galapagos Islands, one of the first marine reserves in the world and Charles Darwin’s famed site of revolutionary observation, recently housed University researchers looking to better understand biodiversity.

Science and Research Roundup, Nov. 15

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Science and Research Roundup, Nov. 15

November 15, 2019 0 comments

As students look ahead to Thanksgiving break and trips through T.F. Green and Boston Logan airports, scientists on campus are preparing to study the physics behind the ever-present phenomenon of turbulence.

The student group plans to partner with the Brown Bookstore Dec. 6 and 7 to raise funds for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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Brown Esports fosters community, fundraises

November 13, 2019 0 comments

Entering the Underground Coffee Shop on any Saturday afternoon, people are greeted by the sight of enthusiastic students crowded around makeshift gaming setups.

The ancient site of Koutroulou Magoula holds kilns, figurines and trenches that reveal a collaborative community from the Middle Neolithic Period, which lasted from 10,000 B.C.E. to 4,000 B.C.E.

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Students, archaeologists uncover artifacts at ancient Greek site

November 8, 2019 0 comments

Professor of Archaeology Yannis Hamilakis leaves his office at the University behind every summer to work in Greece, at Koutroulou Magoula, an archaeological site rich with ancient histories.

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics Emily Oster increases the accessibility of her data-driven advice on pregnancy and parenting through personal experiences.

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Professor beloved for parenting advice reflects on career

November 8, 2019 0 comments

During the uniquely anxious months of pregnancy and early years of parenthood, many turn to Professor of Economics Emily Oster’s data-based books.

The “20 Years of War” series, which began at the Watson Institute this fall, will build upon the Cost of War project’s existing data on the human, economic, social and political costs of the post-9/11 wars.

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‘Costs of War’ project initiates research series to evaluate post-9/11 wars

November 8, 2019 0 comments

As federal spending on the post-9/11 wars has ballooned to $5.9 trillion, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs joined with the The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University to initiate a new “20 Years of War” research series this fall.

Is Brown the ‘Happy Ivy?’ Experts weigh in on Herald poll results

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Is Brown the ‘Happy Ivy?’ Experts weigh in on Herald poll results

November 5, 2019 0 comments

Brown is widely known for its unusually happy community, but research has struggled to capture and understand what makes students happy.

Eight undergraduate students and one graduate student are currently working in the Brown Language and Thought Lab under director Roman Feiman. The lab is interested in examining how children’s development of thought processes relates to linguistic development.

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In University language lab, researchers explore children’s thinking, speech

November 5, 2019 0 comments

In an attempt to decipher how children acquire language, the recently founded Brown Language and Thought Lab is exploring how people form thoughts and linguistic expression from infancy to adulthood.