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Lecture explores human perception

When asked if they had seen “The Invisible Gorilla” video, a majority of hands shot up at last night’s visual perception lecture given by Daniel Simons, current head of the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Simons collaborated to create the gorilla ...


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New classes integrate science and art

Though art and science often appear contradictory, students in two new classes this semester will have the chance to explore both forms, with some using animation to explain basic science concepts and others exploring the physiological benefits of dance. In VISA 1800: “Communicating Science” and ...


The Setonian
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Grant to fund study on school discipline

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform received a $1 million grant in September from the Atlantic Philanthropies to research discipline in four U.S. urban school districts, Oona Chatterjee, co-coordinator of the project and assistant director of the Annenberg Institute’s New York City Organizing, ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Oct.2, 2013

U. doctor performs single-incision hysterectomy W. Scott Walker, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, became the first surgeon in the state to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy involving only one incision earlier this month. During robotic-assisted hysterectomies, surgeons ...


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Study finds fault with lead-testing technique

More soil lead contamination exists in Rhode Island than previously recorded by state lead examiners, according to a recent study by University researchers. The study examined the lead-testing methods of the Rhode Island Department of Health and found previous methods literally did not dig deep enough ...


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Study advances autism research

A study led by University researchers has pinpointed a mechanism behind some forms of autism, a finding that could guide the development of drugs targeting its underlying cause, said Eric Morrow, assistant professor of biology and psychiatry and human behavior and senior author on the paper. The research, ...


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Colloquium celebrates CAAS anniversary

The University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies celebrated its 30th anniversary amidst excitement about the center’s growth and concerns over future research funding at a colloquium Saturday in Salomon 101. The colloquium featured a keynote address by speaker David Abrams, executive director ...


The Setonian
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Oesper GS selected for supercomputing event

Computer science student Layla Oesper GS has been selected to participate in the 25th annual SuperComputing13 conference in Denver this November. Oesper is a fourth-year doctoral student who said she uses computer science to interpret the billions of base pairs that make up cancer genomes. Interpreting ...


The Setonian
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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 24, 2013

Researchers pinpoint tuberculosis’ Achilles’ heel Jason Sello, associate professor of chemistry, and Corey Compton GS may have found Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ “Achilles’ heel,” according to a Sept. 18 University press release. The researchers found that the tuberculosis bacterium requires ...


The Setonian
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Sheridan Center offers mentor program

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning has created a new program to fund research that specifically focuses on supporting graduate students in mentoring undergraduates, said Kathy Takayama, executive director of the Sheridan Center. The program, entitled “The Principles and Practice in Reflective ...


The Setonian
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‘Scialogues’ showcase undergrad research

Wednesday marked the kickoff of Scialogue, a new monthly event where undergraduate students present their research and receive feedback from their peers. The program, whose name is short for scientific dialogue, was initiated by Katarzyna Sierzputowska ’13.5 in association with the University’s ...


The Setonian
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Science & Research Roundup: September 18, 2013

 Study reveals interaction of preeclampsia risk factors A research team including a Brown faculty member has discovered how two distinct risk factors may interact to lead to preeclampsia, a condition in which pregnant women experience high blood pressure and increased levels of protein in their urine ...


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Statewide partnership connects science resources

A newly launched website, CoresRI.org, connects scientists to hundreds of research resources across Rhode Island. The website serves as a portal to core research facilities and services in academic and medical institutions all over the state, said Pamela Swiatek, director of research operations in ...


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U. looks to expand sponsored research

Under the direction of new Chief Information Officer Ravi Pendse, the University may see increased emphasis on corporate funding in research. The University plans to expand all research at Brown, which includes research funded by corporations, said Vice President for Research David Savitz. Pendse, ...


The Setonian
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Grant creates new brain science center

The University will create a new center devoted to brain and behavioral research after receiving a five-year $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University announced in a press release Sept. 4. The center, called the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Center for Central ...


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Med students treat patients at tourist spot

When Jen Nykiel ’10 MD ’14 examined seriously ill patients over the summer on Block Island, she made sure not to only check their vital signs but also the weather  forecast. Nykiel was one of 12 Alpert Medical School students and medical residents from affiliated hospitals to work at Block Island ...





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