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Isobel served as a senior editor on The Herald's 125th editorial board in 2015. Before assuming this role, she was a science and research editor and a senior staff writer with the science and research beat. Isobel is a cognitive science concentrator, focusing on social development in young children. Originally from Massachusetts, Isobel enjoys pescatarian cooking, traveling to new places (especially beaches), the Red Sox and swimming.

Articles by Isobel Heck (44)

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 3, 2014

September 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Amidst rising concerns over childhood obesity in the United States, snacks have been implicated as a significant culprit.

Science & Research

After death, physics prof. remembered for mentorship, imagination and contributions to Nobel-winning work

May 1, 2014 12 comments

A brilliant physics mind, witty coffee date and caring mentor, Gerald Guralnik is remembered as a father figure both inside and outside the classroom.

Chomsky, Ross debate Israel-Palestine peace process

University News

Chomsky, Ross debate Israel-Palestine peace process

April 25, 2014 59 comments

Two versions of history were recounted Thursday afternoon, as students and faculty members considered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled

The legalization of medical marijuana does not lead to an increase in use of the substance by adolescents, according to a study published this month.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled

A group of University engineers have developed a new method of creating steel that makes it stronger while preserving its ductility, according to a University press release.

Former University Professor Martin Keller published a 2001 paper on the drug Paxil that has allegedly been ghostwritten by GlaxoSmithKline.

Science & Research

Controversial Paxil paper still under fire 13 years later

April 2, 2014 1 comment

Researchers are requesting an explanation as to why a study led by former Brown Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior has not been retracted.

“My own religious faith validates the scientific enterprise,” said Kenneth Miller, professor of biology, who was awarded the Laetare Medal Sunday.

Science & Research

Biology professor wins prestigious Catholic award

March 31, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller ’70 P’02 will receive the 2014 Laetare Medal, widely regarded as the most prestigious honor for an American Catholic.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 Comments are Disabled

A group of University researchers have developed a hydrofoil water wing that may allow for the harvesting of tidal power in shallow conditions.

The fireworks display Friday culminated in "250 +" lighting up the facade of University Hall. The display lasted a little over six minutes and was met by cheers from the thousands assembled on the Main Green.

University News

Community gathers for Brown’s birthday bash

March 10, 2014 1 comment

“It’s like magic, right?” Eve Ornstedt, executive director for the Office of the 250th Anniversary, reflected as she stood on the Main Green Friday.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled

A recent study of an online weight loss game found the site to be an effective weight loss tool, according to a Lifespan press release.

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