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URC projects increase in federal funding

The University Resources Committee projected in a report released last month that the University's Education and General budget, which includes expenditures on administrative, academic and student support, "would see a 5.8 percent increase in indirect cost recovery from sponsored funding" in the next ...


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Special: The knowledge economy in profile

The two words have become something of a magic catchphrase for Providence's future. Say "knowledge economy" — with the perfect combination of hope and awe — around City officials, University administrators and local entrepreneurs, and watch the glimmer flicker across their eyes.


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Meiklejohn apps increase 38 percent

The Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program had a 38 percent increase in the number of applicants, from 375 in 2009 to 517 this spring. The Meiklejohn leadership made a concerted effort to publicize the program, holding three information sessions and advertising at a table at J. Walter Wilson, said Ann Gaylin, ...


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Moving forward and reversing wrinkles

Isis Biopolymer, Inc. moved into the severe, sandy-colored building at 233 Richmond St. this past November. The facility, previously home to a watch-making company, now ticks out about 6,500 transdermal drug delivery patches a day. Come this May, it will be both a bustling factory and full-fledged research ...


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National funding for U. greenhouse

Brown has received a $650,000 stimulus grant from the National Science Foundation to renovate the research facilities and infrastructure of its Plant Environmental Center, according to Director Fred Jackson. Judith Bender, professor of biology and principal investigator for the grant, said she hopes ...


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Vaccination equation: the search goes on

Situated across from a parking lot, the two-story grayish-brown building at 146 Clifford Street is an unimposing site, nestled in the heart of Providence's Jewelry District. The building is home to EpiVax Inc. — a company dedicated to the design of new vaccines and the engineering of therapeutic ...


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GOP candidate assesses gov. race

Speaking with the Brown Republicans Tuesday night, John Robitaille, the presumptive Republican nominee for governor, offered his assessment of the state of the race and outlined the economic positions around which he intends to focus his campaign.


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Breach hits hundreds of employees

A data breach involving unauthorized access to paper records of Brown employees and their family members occurred in December, and Brown officials were notified of the breach Jan. 5, said David Sherry, chief information security officer.Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island accidentally sent paper ...


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Snoop Dogg, MGMT to headline Spring Weekend

After much anticipation, the Brown Concert Agency announced that smooth-spitting rapper Snoop Dogg and the kaleidoscopically electric MGMT will headline this year's Spring Weekend concert, which will also feature Major Lazer, the Black Keys and Wale and will take place over the weekend of April 23–25.This ...


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Faculty debate engineering school

A Tuesday faculty forum to discuss a proposal to transform the division of engineering to full-fledged school drew about 60 professors and administrators, mostly from the sciences, and many of whom expressed skepticism of the proposal. The most contentious part of the discussion, which preceded an April ...



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