Topic: Research

The Hyundai Visionary Challenge invites students to submit research in an effort to promote smart mobility. The competition’s themes include biology-inspired mobility and digital phenotyping.

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Hyundai, University tackle research challenge

September 13, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 10, the submissions portal for the Hyundai Visionary Challenge opened exclusively to University students, alums and teaching faculty members.

Kenneth Miller ’70 dissects free will in new book

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Kenneth Miller ’70 dissects free will in new book

April 20, 2018 0 comments

What began as a debate in 1981 between Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller ’70 and scientific creationist Henry Morris has evolved into the publication of a biology textbook, involvement in court cases and the publication of books “The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will.”

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

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$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

April 18, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Institute for Brain Science is receiving a $100 million gift from Robert Carney ’61 and Nancy Carney, one of the largest single donations ever given to the University.

Op-eds, Opinions

Buchsbaum ’19: Disrupting the path to sexual assault perpetration

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In 2015, Kevin Swartout, an associate professor of psychology at Georgia State University, seemingly confirmed long-held doubts about the demographics of perpetrators of sexual assault.

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Study links brain processes involved in learning

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Reinforcement learning — a process during which humans alter their behavior as they learn which behaviors yield the best results — and working memory — which allows people to optimize decision-making by keeping track of previous actions and their consequences — appear to be two separate modes of human learning.

The third annual Brain Fair, part of Brain Week Rhode Island, played host to more than 800 attendees learning about brain science research.

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Fair educates community on brain science

March 18, 2018 0 comments

Housed in the recently opened Engineering Research Center, the Brown Brain Fair welcomed more than 800 attendees to learn more about brain sciences Saturday.

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University hopes to increase time for faculty research

March 6, 2018 0 comments

At yesterday’s faculty meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 proposed that the University increase support for graduate students and free faculty of some administrative duties to allow them to focus on their research and scholarship.

The University will make changes to the CIT to promote interdisciplinary work among faculty in fields such as graphics and robotics.

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CIT to create more labs, public space

February 27, 2018 0 comments

As part of ongoing efforts to expand the University’s computer science resources and facilities, the first floor of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology will be renovated this summer.

Alums finance Israel Fund as first regional endowed fund

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Alums finance Israel Fund as first regional endowed fund

February 25, 2018 0 comments

More students may find their way to Israel during their time at the University thanks to the Israel Fund, an endowed fund created from alumni donations designated to support new and existing programs related to Israel.

Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

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Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

February 21, 2018 0 comments

The unknown presence of fentanyl — an opioid fifty times stronger than heroin — in many drugs has contributed to the increasingly fatal opioid crisis that has swept across the United States in recent years.