Cate is a junior and a section editor for the science and research section. She is pre-med and concentrating in Biology, yet she simultaneously maintains a love for the humanities. She hails from Mill Valley, CA. When not at The Herald, Cate can usually be found at a lab bench or in search of Providence's best study spots.

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Jessica Meir ’99, a member of NASA’s first all-female space walk, was broadcast through a video chat in the Salomon Center Thursday.

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Jessica Meir ’99 virtually visits Brown from International Space Station

February 14, 2020 0 comments

Every year, alums from around the world visit the University to see how the campus has evolved in their absence and to interact with a new generation of Brunonians.

Since joining the Division of Applied Mathematics, Ramanan has pushed to increase support for historically underrepresented groups in the field.

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Ten years in, first tenured woman in APMA department reshapes mentorship

December 6, 2019 0 comments

When Professor of Applied Mathematics Kavita Ramanan PhD’98 was hired by her department in 2010, she became the department’s first and only tenured female faculty member. Today, almost 10 years later, there are two.

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.

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.

Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

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Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

October 8, 2019 1 comment

The poll was conducted over the course of two days from Oct. 2 – 3. The margin of error is 3.1 percent with 95 percent confidence.

Meir, Skripochka and Almansoori will fly to the International Space Station in an act of international cooperation. The team will stay on the ISS for six months, and Meir will help conduct various experiments.

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Meir ’99 departs on mission to International Space Station

September 25, 2019 0 comments

Minutes before 10 a.m. lectures begin today, astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will soar through the atmosphere and rocket into space toward the International Space Station. Her first-ever space flight will depart from Kazakhstan at 9:57 a.m. EST.

Arts and Culture Roundup, Sept. 20

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Arts and Culture Roundup, Sept. 20

September 20, 2019 0 comments

The Bell Gallery appointed Kate Kraczon as its new curator August 1. She will manage the educational programs out of the gallery and will oversee “conceptualization and implementation” of the rotating exhibits, according to the Brown Arts Initiative press release.

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 17

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Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 17

September 17, 2019 0 comments

Without tongues to move food through their mouths, some sharks use their shoulders instead to pull food down their digestive tracts.

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Vincent Mor will co-lead the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. He brings expertise in big data and quality measurement to his partnership with Susan Mitchell, a physician scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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University awarded more than $50 million for Alzheimer’s research

September 10, 2019 0 comments

In the University’s largest federal grant award in its history, the National Institute on Aging has promised more than $50 million over five years to examine how non-drug Alzheimer’s care can realistically improve quality of life. This project comes as Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s-related dementia challenge researchers and caregivers across […]

While at the University, Meir studied biology, took flight lessons and played in the pit for theater performances.  She cited Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller as an early influence in her scientific career.

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Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 scheduled for first space voyage

April 25, 2019 0 comments

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will blast through Earth’s atmosphere Sept. 25 in her first ever space flight, propelling into six months of orbit on the International Space Station.