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CS concentrators face unique challenges on campus

This is the first of two stories examining the workings of the University’s largest concentration— the computer science department — its value and its challenges. While Kendrick Tan ’21, a former Herald reporter, was taking computer science classes, it consumed his life. If he was not working ...

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Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

Sleep rejuvenates the body and the mind, and drooping eyelids, nodding heads and the temptation to succumb to a nap in lecture point to the potential risks caused by lack of sleep among some at the University. Nearly a quarter of undergraduate students who participated in The Herald’s spring 2019 ...

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Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

Last spring, students in a new computer science social change course developed software tools for a disaster relief organization to teach refugee children about science and technology, a Chrome extension to filter hate speech on the internet and a mobile app to help doctors during a patient visits. Called ...

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Study highlights lack of women authorship

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM. But for Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ...

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Alums named to 'Top 50 Women in Tech'

Forbes Magazine's latest list of "Top 50 Women in Tech" featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights. A roboticist, entrepreneur and educator focused on human-robot interactions, machine learning and artificial intelligence, ...

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University researcher addresses perinatal depression

A national panel of mental health experts recently named a program developed by a University researcher as one of the first clinically validated models to address perinatal depression, which occurs during and after pregnancy. Researchers and clinicians at Brown and Northwestern University have developed ...

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