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September 13, 2006
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Schiller, West serve as post-primary analysts
Throughout the campaign season leading up to the Sept. 12 primaries around the country, the media have sought commentary and perspective from Brown University faculty Wendy Schiller and Darrell West. Both provided primary-day and post-primary commentary in a number of media outlets, including NPR, Bloomberg Television, Fox News Channel, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” C-SPAN2, US News and World Report’s Web site, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and others.
Harvard's end to early admissions intrigues others
James S. Miller, dean of admission, says that Harvard University’s announcement that it will eliminate early decision has surprised and intrigued many people in higher education. “We will look at our programs. We don’t anticipate making a change at this point,” he tells the newspaper.
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Brown engineers build a better battery - with plastic
Brown University engineers Hyun-Kon Song and Tayhas Palmore have created a prototype polymer-based battery that packs more power than a standard alkaline battery and more storage capacity than a double-layered capacitor. Their work, published in Advanced Materials, will be of interest to the energy, defense and aerospace industries, which are looking at more efficient ways to deliver electricity. This press release appeared on the Technology News Daily Web site
Brown team creates uncanny cell replicas for treatment, research
Brown University biomedical engineer Diane Hoffman-Kim and her research team have made plastic replicas of real cells through a novel two-part molding process. A description of the replicas, their ability to support cell growth, and their possible applications in science and medicine are published in Langmuir, a journal of the American Chemical Society. This press release appeared on Medical News Today, a U.K.-based Web site; the Science Daily Web site; and Physorg.com.
Brown student alleges police assault
A Brown University graduate student says he was assaulted by Providence police officers early Sunday morning when he was arrested on campus. The incident prompted internal investigations by both Brown University's Department of Public Safety and the Providence Police Department, a University review of its relationship between its police force and Providence's, and a student march on campus Tuesday afternoon.
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