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Jessica Meir ’99, a member of NASA’s first all-female space walk, was broadcast through a video chat in the Salomon Center Thursday.

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Jessica Meir ’99 virtually visits Brown from International Space Station

February 14, 2020 0 comments

Every year, alums from around the world visit the University to see how the campus has evolved in their absence and to interact with a new generation of Brunonians.

Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

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Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

February 14, 2020 0 comments

University researchers are conducting a phase one clinical trial that will look at the potential therapeutic effect that a class of HIV drugs can have on the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Love Data Week events highlight applied research

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Love Data Week events highlight applied research

February 12, 2020 0 comments

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Office of Research Integrity and the University Library have organized a series of events featuring data use in research across disciplines as part of worldwide Love Data Week, which runs from Feb. 10 through 14.

The conference featured keynote speaker Kimberly Arcand, visualization and emerging technology lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Annual Space Horizons conference convenes

February 11, 2020 0 comments

This past weekend, experts from fields including Industrial Design, Aerospace Engineering, Theology and Planetary Science gathered with students in Hazeltine Commons. There, the 12th annual Space Horizons conference convened to contemplate how future journeys to space could help humanity save Earth.

Brown research shows significant impact of sleep on learning

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Brown research shows significant impact of sleep on learning

February 7, 2020 0 comments

Researchers from the University’s Laboratory for Cognitive and Perceptual Learning found that improved performance in reward-driven visual perceptual learning occurred only when combined with sleep. 

Scientist Barbies present another way that Mattel has sought to represent diversity in its products.

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Scientist Barbies, created by Brown alum, promote STEM

February 7, 2020 0 comments

In the National Geographic online store, shoppers can find the entomologist Barbie, equipped with a magnifying glass and insect collection kit.

University officials said risk level for Coronavirus remains low in Rhode Island and has imposed travel restrictions for students.

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Coronavirus prompts Brown travel advisory to China

February 3, 2020 0 comments

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the University responded by advising students and faculty on travel and health precautions, preparing University health care providers to address the virus and reassuring the community.

U. received a Mellon Foundation grant alongside UChicago, Stanford and Yale to “re-conceptualize” research approaches.

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CSREA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support research, programs

February 3, 2020 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $4 million research grant to be split equally between four centers across universities, including the University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. The grant will fund new programs, research and public events at the University relating to issues supporting […]

The device’s clinical trail is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is being lead by University researchers and researchers at the University of Alabama.

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New wearable device for weight control to start clinical trials

January 28, 2020 0 comments

To test the effectiveness of the Automatic Ingestion Monitor — a wearable device that monitors human eating behavior through an individualized approach using a chewing sensor and camera — a team led by researchers from the University and the University of Alabama will begin clinical trials.

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have begun using 3D technology — such as the HoloLens and Oculus Rift — to incorporate virtual reality imaging into their treatment and education practices.

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R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality

January 28, 2020 0 comments

A team of researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital has incorporated and reimagined the way 3D technology, virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in medical settings.