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November 5, 2006
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WNYC (New York Public Radio)   November 2, 2006
Professor of Biology Stephen Helfand and Howard Eisenson, director of the Duke University Diet and Fitness Center, to discuss new findings that heavy doses of a red wine extract called resveratrol lower the rate of diabetes, liver problems and other fat-related ill effects in obese mice. A 15-minute audio segment can be downloaded here:

United Press International   November 2, 2006
Professor of Engineering Peter Richardson and mathematics colleagues Igor Pivkin and George Karniadakis have developed a model that integrates fluid dynamics with platelet biochemistry. The model might provide insights into the treatment and prevention of strokes and heart attacks by helping evaluate candidate drugs aimed at preventing blood clots. This wire service article appeared in media outlets throughout the world.
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CBS   November 2, 2006
Associate Professor of Political Science Wendy Schiller discusses the challenges Republican Lincoln Chafee faces in his campaign for reelection to the U.S. Senate.

Providence Journal   November 3, 2006
An editorial praising Brown University's decision to buy seven buildings in the city's Jewelry District says the properties could “become a dynamic new research-and-development nexus whose value to the city could far outstrip the taxes now paid by those properties.”
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The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer   November 5, 2006
Professor of English Paula Vogel discusses the theater and her life as a playwright.

New York Times   November 5, 2006
A Q&A with Professor of English Erin Cressida Wilson, whose new movie, “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus,” opens this week.
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Providence Journal   November 5, 2006
A recommendation that the University create a memorial acknowledging its “entanglement with the transatlantic slave trade” somewhere on campus “deserves wider public discussion,” according to this columnist. “Given the report’s own findings, a prominent off-campus memorial - preferably one located in a busy park or public space, not tucked way on a quiet campus quadrangle - makes a great deal more sense.”
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Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer    November 6, 2006
This Q&A with Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller looks at his involvement in challenging creationism.

Providence Journal   November 4, 2006
Brown University implemented a new management plan for a campus party that last year resulted in drunk students requiring emergency treatment.