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The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Getting Vaccinated (with a side of free donuts)

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Getting Vaccinated (with a side of free donuts)

March 27, 2021 0 comments

On March 26, 2021, the COVID Pod team welcomes Dr. Ashish Jha again to discuss expanded vaccine eligibility coming soon to Rhode Island, how to address ongoing vaccine hesitancy and what the summer and next few years will look like after more people are vaccinated. Dr. Jha also provides his […]

Brown University Herbarium hopes to increase the general public's engagement and connection with the botanical world through the new HerbUX Project.

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The HerbUX Project works on making Herbarium data more accessible

March 22, 2021 1 comment

When a student visits the Brown University Herbarium, they’re greeted by countless plants meticulously climate-controlled in storage.

University researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 vaccines in nursing home residents

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University researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 vaccines in nursing home residents

March 15, 2021 1 comment

A University researcher is leading a national effort to track vaccine adverse events in nursing home residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Despite initial estimates by the Brown Space Engineering team that expected the satellite to only last six months to a year, it ran successfully for two and a half years in low Earth orbit.

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Student-built satellite returns after two and a half years in space

March 15, 2021 0 comments

Brown Space Engineering’s first ever student-built satellite, EQUiSat, reentered Earth’s atmosphere on Dec. 26, 2020, after over 14,000 trips around Earth.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Marching Forward One Year Later

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The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Marching Forward One Year Later

March 13, 2021 0 comments

One year into the pandemic, and on the anniversary of the day Brown announced it would be closing to students and faculty in the wake of COVID-19 in March of 2020, The COVID Pod team welcomes Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha to have a conversation about looking ahead.

Study suggests potential decarbonization plan for R.I. that could lead to net zero emissions by 2050

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Study suggests potential decarbonization plan for R.I. that could lead to net zero emissions by 2050

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island has the potential to cut its carbon emissions by 80 percent between 2030 and 2050, according to data from a recently published study from the Brown Climate and Development Lab and the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Alberto Saal and his colleague late Carnegie scientist Erik Hauri offer new research findings about the Moon's early history and formation through the study of Apollo rock samples.

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University researchers study Apollo rock samples to understand Moon’s early history

March 8, 2021 0 comments

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Alberto Saal and his colleague, late Carnegie scientist Erik Hauri analyzed sulfur isotopes in samples of volcanic glass collected during NASA’s Apollo 15 and 17 missions to understand the Moon’s formation and early history in a study published Feb. 24.

The OVPR estimates for every dollar the University invests in Seed research projects, it will gain $13 more in additional funding.

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2021 Seed Awards grant 18 projects $1 million in total

March 8, 2021 0 comments

Recipients of the 2021 Seed Awards will receive a total of $1 million in funding according to a Feb. 22 Today@Brown announcement from the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

The Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series was established in 2020 through a gift from Wayne C. Lemley ’80 to feature exceptional intellectual leaders that “inform, challenge and educate” the Brown community, according to Provost Richard Locke P’18.

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Pioneer of CRISPR genome-editing technology, Jennifer Doudna, opens inaugural Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series

March 5, 2021 0 comments

Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, who co-invented CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, joined President Christina Paxson P’19 for a virtual conversation on CRISPR’s wide-ranging applications and its ethical implications in medicine and beyond.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Optimistic Outcomes and Overcoming Hurdles: Managing COVID-19 in March 2021

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The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Optimistic Outcomes and Overcoming Hurdles: Managing COVID-19 in March 2021

March 3, 2021 0 comments

In this episode of The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha, recorded Tuesday, March 2, Dr. Jha speaks to the importance of equitable vaccine distribution, ventilation over sanitation for public spaces and the promises of the recently authorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine amid the rise of new virus variants.