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Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Health Services, University researchers stress flu vaccine

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Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Health Services, University researchers stress flu vaccine

March 13, 2020 0 comments

Influenza has persisted as a prevalent health concern at the University and within the community at large this year, and, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, receiving a flu vaccination remains especially important.

Seed and Salomon Awards support research at Brown

Seed and Salomon Awards support research at Brown

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Since 2003, the University has helped initiate and develop research projects through the Seed and Salomon awards. The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2020 winners in both categories. Vice President for Research Jill Pipher, Elisha Benjamin Andrews professor of mathematics, describes the Seed awards as […]

Brown political researchers discuss 2020 primary

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Brown political researchers discuss 2020 primary

March 2, 2020 1 comment

With the 2020 Democratic primary under way, University political scientists are researching new ways to evaluate the current election cycle and incorporate current election news into the classroom.

Jim Gates was previously awarded the National Medal of Science in 2013 by former President Barack Obama.

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Brown physics professor Jim Gates pens book, ‘Proving Einstein Right’

February 28, 2020 0 comments

While Professor of Physics and Director of the Brown Theoretical Physics Center S. James Gates, Jr. has only taught at the University since 2017, Gates has an astounding body of achievements in the physics field under his belt.

Ellie Pavlick is principal investigator of the two projects that aim to improve computer searching and language acquisition.

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Brown computer science grants will fund two new projects

February 28, 2020 0 comments

In today’s world, people turn to their phones and computers in search of information, expecting relevant results at the click of a button. Computers use their ability to recognize language to return personalized results to users in seconds.

Stephon Alexander, Andrew Campbell and Arif Hamid were among 100 Black scientists recognized for their research, as well as their commitment to championing diversity and mentorship.

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Academic journal honors three Black U. researchers

February 24, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this February, in honor of Black History Month, three University researchers were named to a list of “100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” released by CellPress — the publisher of renowned research journals like Cell — through its blog CrossTalk.

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.