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Articles by Hannah Moser (40)

Prof. studies abstract thinking in frontal lobe of brain

March 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The brain’s frontal lobe may be organized in a front-to-back continuum, with concrete decision-making occurring toward the back of the lobe and abstract thought toward the front, according to a recent study conducted by Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences David Badre.

Kim ’82 picked as Dartmouth president

March 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Jim Yong Kim ’82, a medical doctor and global health leader who graduated from Brown with a degree in human biology, has been elected to become the 17th president of Dartmouth, the college’s board of trustees announced Monday.

Advocate, former Bush administration lawyer debate human rights

February 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Human rights are essential to a fair and just society – though war can complicate things, Larry Cox, the executive director of Amnesty International USA, and University of California, Berkeley Professor of Law John Yoo agreed in a debate at Salomon 101 Thursday afternoon.

Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage

February 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Around 200 people gathered last night in the State House rotunda to rally for the passage of a gay marriage bill in the state legislature.

In a slumping economy, Valentines find a way

February 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

It’s that time of year again. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year and warm weather forecast, many Brown students are planning trips to spend the day with friends or significant others, even if it means dipping into their wallets.

Grad School applications down 2 percent overall

February 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

According to the latest numbers, the Graduate School is facing a 2 percent collective decrease in applicants, though many of its programs reported increases. The Alpert Medical School, on the other hand, has reported a 12 percent increase in applicants from this time last year.

Grad School optimistic amid crunch

February 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Members of the Graduate School community are attempting to roll with the punches in light of the campus-wide e-mail sent last week by President Ruth Simmons, announcing large-scale reductions to university expenditures. The e-mail outlined a plan to postpone “the planned growth of the Graduate School,” in reaction to the financial crisis and to “reduce expenditures, constrain expansion and limit major new obligations” for the entire Brown community.

Hundreds meet to talk human rights

February 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Students and health professionals from around the country convened in Andrews Hall this weekend to discuss topics including genocide in Darfur, torture at Guantanamo Bay and how best to advocate for human rights. About 350 people, from as far away as Stanford University and as nearby as Providence College, took part in the annual student conference of the organization Physicians for Human Rights, which was highlighted by a keynote address from Stephen Lewis, former U.

U. gets 90 offers for cheap Angell St. houses

January 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

It’s not surprising that the University received 90 inquiries about the sale of two historic houses it owns on Angell Street. After all, the University was offering them for just $10 each. The two houses, located at 127 and 129 Angell St., are being relocated to clear the way for the Mind Brain Behavior Building as part of the Plan for Academic Enrichment.

Rocking librarian once played by ear, not by book

December 1, 2008 Comments are Disabled

If books can’t be judged by their covers, librarian Ted Widmer certainly can’t be judged by his title. Though the soft-spoken demeanor of the John Carter Brown Library’s director seems to fit the part, his enthusiastic nature makes it easy to believe that he once sported a powdered wig and platform shoes as “Lord Rockingham,” guitarist and vocalist for 1990s rock band – and 18th century aristocrat impersonators – The Upper Crust.

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