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In DNA, a distant cousin discovered

A research team led by a Brown professor has shed new light on the evolutionary history of bilateral organisms. In a study published last week, the team, led by Assistant Professor of Biology Casey Dunn, used a San Diego supercomputer and new DNA sequencing techniques to establish Acoelomorpha flatworms ...


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BCA plans outreach efforts, blog

The Brown Concert Agency plans to reach out to music lovers and musicians alike through a new blog, audience surveys and more student concerts, the group's leaders said. The board, which organizes Spring Weekend as well as a fall concert, hopes to work with groups such as Brown Television and the Coalition ...


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When students shop, professors have the last word

As students crammed into a second-floor classroom in J. Walter Wilson last Monday, Associate Professor of History Michael Vorenberg started his seminar with an apology. Though Banner had allowed 20 students to pre-register for his class — HIST 1970H: "American Legal and Constitutional History, ...


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Church hosts Columbus Day discussion

When the faculty voted in April to rename Columbus Day on the University calendar to sidestep the historical figure's controversial legacy, local leaders from the mayor to the governor protested the decision, saying it was disrespectful to Providence's Italian-American community.


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Q&A with Liberian vice president

Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai spoke to about 60 students and members of the community Sunday afternoon about the prospects for rebuilding the war-ravaged West African country. After the speech, he sat down with The Herald to discuss the future of his country.Herald: Earlier this week you called ...


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Former world leaders see hopefulness in new age

Two of Brown's world-leaders-in-residence, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, seemed to offer a hopeful view of current geopolitical affairs at a forum Thursday morning at the Watson Institute for International Studies.


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Correction

An article in Thursday's paper ("Flu cases spreading quickly, BUCC hears," Sept. 24) incorrectly stated that the University would begin offering seasonal flu vaccines to the entire Brown community Thursday. Only the staff and faculty clinics started Thursday. Student flu clinics are set to start Monday ...


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Talks begin on slave trade memorial

The University's Public Arts Committee has begun considering building a public memorial to the historical ties of Brown and of Rhode Island to the slave trade, almost two years after the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice convened by President Ruth Simmons recommended one.


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Construction of SciLi resource center underway

Construction began this week on a new advising and tutoring resource center on the third floor of the Sciences Library, the creation of which was recommended in 2007 by the Undergraduate Science Education Committee to better support students taking science and math classes.


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Endowment losses weigh on budget

The University plans to reduce its annual draw on the endowment by 20 percent next year, Beppie Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration, said at the first Brown University Community Council meeting of the semester yesterday.


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U. will offer new Ph.D in biology

Beginning next year, graduate students studying computational molecular biology will be able to officially work toward a Ph.D. in the field. The new program, created by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, draws from four disciplines: ecology and evolutionary biology, applied mathematics, ...


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Musharraf reflects on Pakistan's past

Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf said India poses an "existential threat" to Pakistan to a packed Salomon 101 Tuesday night. His wide-ranging speech touched on nuclear proliferation, the Talibanization of Afghanistan and the challenges of leadership.The crowd of students and faculty who ...





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