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Topic: grant

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.

U. received a Mellon Foundation grant alongside UChicago, Stanford and Yale to “re-conceptualize” research approaches.

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CSREA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support research, programs

February 3, 2020 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $4 million research grant to be split equally between four centers across universities, including the University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. The grant will fund new programs, research and public events at the University relating to issues supporting […]

Digital Publications Initiative receives Mellon Foundation grant

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Digital Publications Initiative receives Mellon Foundation grant

November 6, 2019 0 comments

The University will expand its Digital Publications Initiative with the help of a six-year, $775,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Vincent Mor will co-lead the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. He brings expertise in big data and quality measurement to his partnership with Susan Mitchell, a physician scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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University awarded more than $50 million for Alzheimer’s research

September 10, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In the University’s largest federal grant award in its history, the National Institute on Aging has promised more than $50 million over five years to examine how non-drug Alzheimer’s care can realistically improve quality of life. This project comes as Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s-related dementia challenge researchers and caregivers across […]

A $12.5 million NIH grant will fund a new research center studying the links between substance abuse and chronic illness as part of the Center of Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Researchers will study abuse of alcohol, marijuana, opiods and smoking.

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$12.5 million grant funds new substance abuse research

September 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

As substance abuse permeates the national conversation and Rhode Island continues to battle the opioid crisis, the University will further advance research into the connection between substance abuse and chronic illness using a $12.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science.

Founded by two RISD graduates, INDO- creates furniture that blends traditional and contemporary styles.

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Grants award, fund local designers

March 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A shared warehouse in South Providence contains a maze of construction tools, half-finished wooden furniture, geometric light fixtures and the buzz of five different design studios.

University receives grant to fund master’s degrees

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University receives grant to fund master’s degrees

September 25, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Doctoral students can continue to receive master’s degrees in the humanities through the “Open Graduate Education Program” following a $1.675 million, five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced Sept. 17 in a University press release.

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Leadership Alliance earns Mellon Foundation grant

April 3, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Leadership Alliance a $1.25 million grant that will fund summer research opportunities in the humanities and social sciences “for underrepresented students,” according to a University press release.

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City police participate in LGBTQ+ inclusivity training

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

By the end of this week, the Providence Police Department will have finished providing new LGBTQ+ inclusivity training to all of its in-service officers, said Providence Police Captain Kevin Lanni. Two hundred fifty-two Providence police officers have already completed the program, he added. 

Jessaca Leinaweaver, director of the center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will help lead workshops funded by the grant. Leinaweaver says the workshops will focus on “voices that haven’t been heard as much.”

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U. receives $225,000 grant from Mellon Foundation

October 29, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The University will host a seminar on the subject of Race and Indigeneity in the Americas using a $225,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.