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Students attend U.N. climate conference

The University sent two student delegations over the past two weeks to the 19th Convention of Parties, an annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which serves as a platform for negotiations and assessments of international progress in reducing carbon emissions. The ...

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Spike in CS enrollment stretches resources

Recent enrollment surges in computer science courses have put a strain on department resources, resulting in teaching assistant shortages and insufficient computing space, students said. Introductory courses such as CSCI 0150: “Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science” and ...

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‘Scialogues’ showcase undergrad research

Wednesday marked the kickoff of Scialogue, a new monthly event where undergraduate students present their research and receive feedback from their peers. The program, whose name is short for scientific dialogue, was initiated by Katarzyna Sierzputowska ’13.5 in association with the University’s ...

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Researchers map brain activity to read dreams

The science fiction trope of reading another person’s thoughts may be one step closer to reality, thanks to recent developments in research related to the decoding of dreams. In a study published last Thursday in the journal Science, a joint team of researchers from Japan and Brown used a machine-learning ...

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Study reveals benefits of meditation

Mindfulness meditation may play a role in preventing depression relapse and in managing chronic pain, according to new neuroscientific research led by Catherine Kerr, assistant professor of family medicine at Alpert Medical School and the director of translational neuroscience for Brown’s Contemplative ...

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Providence College ups payments to city

Providence College announced it will pay $3.84 million to the city in additional funds over the next 10 years, joining several other local tax-exempt institutions that provide voluntary aid to help ameliorate Providence’s financial strife. The private school has agreed to contribute $1 million of ...

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Nobel laureate debunks radiation myths

Nobel Prize laureate Professor of Physics Leon Cooper addressed the public perception of radiation's effect in a discussion sponsored by the Triple Helix publication at the Brown Bookstore yesterday. "Public response to radiation is one of exaggerated fear," Cooper said. He pointed out that people do ...

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