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Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

By 5 p.m. today, research labs across the University — including those in Sidney Frank Hall — will go dark, their facilities shut down in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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University restricts research in effort to prevent COVID-19 spread

March 18, 2020 0 comments

While people turn to scientists for the latest updates on COVID-19, laboratories across campus will more or less go dark after 5 pm today. The constant hum of machines mixing samples will grow quiet as equipment is shut off, new experiments are canceled and entry is limited to essential personnel only.

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

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Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 0 comments

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

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Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

April 1, 2020 0 comments

Following the University’s instruction to shut down all non-essential research in laboratories by March 18 — by which time most students had relocated off-campus — it became apparent that remote work would become the new normal for millions of people around the world.