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Students learn history using virtual reality

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Students learn history using virtual reality

September 19, 2017 0 comments

Adam Blumenthal has been working with a team of students to create a virtual reality educational experience about the Gaspee Affair.

Jill Pipher, Vice President for Research.

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Jill Pipher tapped as new vice president for research

September 13, 2017 0 comments

On July 1, Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher became the new vice president for research for the University.

Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

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Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

September 13, 2017 0 comments

It’s easy to conceptualize climate change as distant environmental shifts in the future.

Scientists, scholars sign declaration for universal clean water access

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Scientists, scholars sign declaration for universal clean water access

September 12, 2017 0 comments

A document backed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that stipulates clean water access as a basic human right.

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.”