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Topic: academic research

Brown neuroscience lab devises novel guidelines to measure, study negative effects of mindfulness-based meditation

News, Science & Research

Brown neuroscience lab devises novel guidelines to measure, study negative effects of mindfulness-based meditation

July 8, 2021 0 comments

Though mindfulness programs offer promising treatment paths for many, tools for researchers to examine their potential pitfalls have remained underdeveloped, according to Willoughby Britton, director of the University’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.

The researchers behind the study, including first author Zhenghong Dai GS, increased perovskite solar cell usage time from 700 to 4000 hours.

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Brown researchers shine new light on solar cell design

June 24, 2021 1 comment

In the bustling laboratories of the School of Engineering, a team of innovative material scientists work to create a brighter, more sustainably powered tomorrow. Their recently published advancements to improve the durability of perovskite solar cells promise to advance renewable energy and solar technology.

Class of 2021 senior theses highlight important issues in Asian, Asian American communities

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Class of 2021 senior theses highlight important issues in Asian, Asian American communities

June 21, 2021 1 comment

This spring, several Brown seniors focused their senior theses on exploring pertinent issues faced by Asian and Asian-American communities around the world.

Policymakers are often separated from the issues that students and parents face, making the lack of engagement in school board meetings a major concern when crafting education policy, Collins said.

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Improved discussion between school boards, communities could help increase involvement at school board meetings, study finds

June 14, 2021 3 comments

School board meetings with deliberation and discussion between the school board and community members are more likely to have higher community engagement, seen in a greater willingness to attend school board meetings in the future and result in an increased trust in school officials.

Nearly half of all missions to Mars have failed according to Professor James Head.

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Dangling by nylon threads: touchdown of Mars Perseverance Rover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

An unexpected snowfall closed schools in Huntsville, Alabama on the afternoon of Feb. 18. Despite the cold, NASA scientist Caleb Fassett MS’05 PhD’08 was grateful to have his two first-grade daughters home to witness a key moment in space exploration.

50 landing sites were presented to NASA, but the final two standout sites came out of research from Brown, including the Jezero Crater.

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Journey to Jezero Crater: what Perseverance may uncover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

Several years ago, Jezero Crater was proposed as the landing site for NASA’s 2011 Mars rover Curiosity but was rejected because there were too many rocks that the rover might hit in the possible landing areas, according to Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Jack Mustard.

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.

Michael J. Frank was one of two recipients awarded the $75,000 Troland Research award. The award honors early career research to further empirical investigations in experimental psychology.

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University Professor Michael J. Frank named one of two 2021 Troland Research Award recipients

February 22, 2021 1 comment

Michael J. Frank, professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and director of the Carney Center for Computational Brain Science, was named one of two recipients of the Troland Research Award last month. 

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 received recognition for his research on neural connections in the brain, as well as for his efforts to increase diversity and equity within the sciences.

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Neuroscience professor Carlos Aizenman ’93 acknowledged for research, dedication to diversity in STEM

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 discovered his passion for neuroscience while studying on campus as a University undergraduate. Now, he plays an integral role in teaching students who share his same scientific interests and helping to increase diversity in the field.

Ruzicka ’21: Our future is Open Access

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Ruzicka ’21: Our future is Open Access

October 14, 2020 1 comment

As we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown students remain scattered across the world. Both those that are in Providence and those operating remotely have felt the pains of not having the same access to academic resources as they do during a normal semester.