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RISD junior touched by Haiti quake

After losing her father in the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, Nathalie Jolivert decided to return to Providence. The third-year student at the Rhode Island School of Design will take on a full load of architecture classes when RISD commences its spring semester Feb. 22.


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Brunonians continue to flock to TFA

As the Feb. 19 deadline to apply for Teach For America looms, this year's graduating class, as those before it, is applying in force to the two-year teaching program.Fourteen percent of the class of 2009 applied to the highly competitive program, according to regional TFA recruiter Anasstassia Baichorova. ...


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Postdocs clarify policies and build community

In the ongoing effort to improve policies, communication and outreach for the University's postdoctoral community, sometimes the little things can mean a lot."Right now, there's no P for postdoc" on the A through Z menu on the University Web site, said Susan Rottenberg, postdoctoral program and data ...


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Bank CEO Moynihan '81 started on rugby field

The men's rugby team at Brown is technically a club, but those who are more intimate with the team know that the rugby program is not your average college club team. Rugby is a way of life, and for Brian Moynihan '81, it was the first stepping stone on his way to a prolific career.


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Supercomputer already swamped

After almost three months in operation, Brown's multimillion-dollar supercomputer is running at full capacity, according to Professor of Applied Mathematics Jan Hesthaven, the director of the computational center. Spurred by research projects initiated by many of the University's science departments, ...


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Blog promotes social entrepreneurship

The Swearer Center for Public Service launched an 11-part series on Change.org's social entrepreneurship blog last month. Organized by Brown's Social Innovation Initiative, the series will showcase stories and ideas from the University's students, faculty and alums on the topic of undergraduate social ...


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Former dean dies at 88

Elizabeth LeDuc, former dean of biological sciences and landmark member of Brown's Division of Biology and Medicine, died Jan. 31 at 88 years of age. At a time when few women were included in academic life, LeDuc left a legacy of effective leadership and groundbreaking research in biology. 


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Prof's optimization company wins grant

Dynadec — an optimization company founded in 2007 by Professor of Computer Science Pascal Van Hentenryck — recently received $350,000 in funding from the Slater Technology Fund, one of the initial partners in the company's formation.


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Gate to remain closed until further notice

A "steam leak under the floor in the servery area" was the cause of the Gate's closure, which started Feb. 5 and will continue indefinitely, Senior Associate Dean of Residential and Dining Services Richard Bova confirmed Friday. Due to this problem, the Gate does not have any heat and will be closed ...





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