Topic: Brown professors

Schmidt ’21: Professors should stop scheduling exams at night

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: Professors should stop scheduling exams at night

October 10, 2019 0 comments

Nothing is worse than a night exam. Many classes, especially large lectures in STEM fields, schedule exams late in the evening. At their worst, these exams can span from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Researchers found that mechanical properties of a spider silk web are different throughout the web. They also found that these differences allow the web to have nearly uniform energy absorption, so any prey that hits the web will be captured.

News, Science & Research

Study increases understanding of spider web properties

April 19, 2019 0 comments

University researcher and Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao and Xi-Qiao Feng, a researcher from Tsinghua University, led a study that found that the mechanical properties of spider silk change significantly at different points on the web.

Professors Colin Channer (top) and John Cayley (bottom) read their poetry and prose at the Writers on Writing Reading Series last Thursday evening in the McCormack Theater.

Arts & Culture

Professors of Literary Arts perform original works at department event

March 5, 2019 0 comments

As the lights dimmed and one sole spotlight shone down in the McCormack Family Theater, Professors of Literary Arts Colin Channer and John Cayley shared the podium for the Literary Arts Department’s Writers on Writing Reading Series.

Left to Right: Amitai Shenhav works on obstacles in cognitively demanding tasks. Brenda Rubenstein works on molecular and quantum computing. Kathryn Mann works on making math more accessible to students. Lorin Crawford works on genetic interactions and machine learning.

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Four University professors receive Sloan Foundation fellowship

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Four of the University’s assistant professors have received the Sloan Foundation fellowship to further their research in STEM or related fields. Fellowship recipients, who must hold a PhD equivalent, each received $70,000 to be used on their research in a two year period. The fellowship is one of “the most […]

(Top to bottom) John Papay, Matthew Kraft, Kenneth Wong and Susanna Loeb were recognized in the 2019 Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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University professors recognized for influence in education policy

January 27, 2019 0 comments

University professors Susanna Loeb, Kenneth Wong, Matthew Kraft and John Papay were named in the 2019 Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings Jan. 9.