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Articles by Albert Anderson (10)

The Lost Museum displays artifacts once housed in the University’s natural history museum, which closed in 1915.

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Lost Museum resurrects long-discarded artifacts

September 10, 2014 0 comments

The typical museum seeks to preserve a part of the past so future generations learn from its artifacts. The Lost Museum takes a slightly different approach.

Biology, computer science dominate sophomore declarations

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Biology, computer science dominate sophomore declarations

April 23, 2014 5 comments

Biology topped the list of most popular concentration declarations — submitted by sophomores April 1 — for the second consecutive year.

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Campus responds to free Microsoft Office package

March 20, 2014 1 comment

Over two months after Computing and Information Services made Microsoft Office available for free to the student body, 480 packages have been downloaded.

To conduct their analysis, researchers including Professor of Archaeology Peter Van Dommelen examined evidence from Phoenician burial sites, like the one above. Inscriptions on site markers indicated child sacrifice.

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Analysis sheds light on ancient Phoenician child sacrifice mystery

February 12, 2014 0 comments

New and detailed assessments of centuries-old burial sites suggest Phoenicians and their Carthaginian successors performed rituals of child sacrifice.

Researchers find evidence of water below moon’s surface

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Researchers find evidence of water below moon’s surface

September 6, 2013 0 comments

Data gathered from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper challenges previously held beliefs on moon formation.

A ceiling in a Slater Hall room fell on Ramya Mahalingam ’14 as she slept, causing her minor injuries. Slater Hall was built in 1879.

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Ceiling collapses in Slater Hall

April 24, 2013 3 comments

The incident is unlikely to alter inspection practices in the future, due to the singularity of the event.

Margaret Simms broke down the effects of the recession on demographic groups such as women and minorities.

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Economist discusses impact of recession on minorities

April 11, 2013 0 comments

Black women have been most significantly affected by the economic downturn, Simms said.

The executive director of the Mali Health Organizing Project addressed students and community members at a talk Tuesday evening.

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Mali civil war and health care needs dominate talk

April 3, 2013 1 comment

Despite the conflict, the Mali Health Organizing Project brings health care to mothers and children.

RISD Professor Dennis Congdon taught Manasi Kirloskar during her sophomore year.  Kirloskar’s parents gave a gift of $1 million to the school.

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RISD gets $1 million for new teaching post

March 21, 2013 0 comments

The benefactors specified the gift must be used to promote Indian culture and artistic endeavors.

The ban on plastic grocery store bags, which will take effect in January 2014 for large retailers if passed, looks to clean up polluted waterways.


Bill to ban plastic bags introduced in General Assembly

March 7, 2013 1 comment

The legislation would make Rhode Island the first state to ban plastic grocery bags.