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Molecular Decoys Help Overcome Drug Resistance

An effective decoy:

Efflux pumps are surface proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell. New research by doctoral Chemistry student Corey Compton and associate professor of chemistry Jason Sello, suggest that small pieces of those drugs could keep the efflux pumps busy and allow the antimicrobial drugs to reach a critical mass inside the cell.

Moorefield Wins Wolf Prize

Bryan Moorefield:

Anthropology doctoral student Bryan Moorefield has won the Eric. R. Wolf Prize for a paper on Mexican guest workers in the Florida citrus industry. The essay will be published in Anthropology of Work Review, a journal of the American Anthropological Association. His paper titled Exceptional Protections: Contracts, Temporality, and Mexican Guestworkers.

Career Week: Experts, Alumni Provide Tips to Students

Graduate career week is underway, with talks by experts such as Professor Barbara Tannenbaum, speaking on Effective Communication for Career Success. Thirty graduate alumni will participate in the Graduate Career Options Conference on Satuday. Coming from around the nation and Mexico, the alumni will share lessons learned in a wide variety of careers and also attend a networking luncheon sponsored by the Brown Annual Fund.

Keep Calm and Thrive: Session on Healthy Habits

The second session of the five-part Wellness Series for Graduate Students is on healthy habits in everyday life to help you to reach your academic goals. The 45-minute presentation by Sherri Nelson, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services, and Erin Lane-Aaronian PhD, Psychotherapist will be held on November 19 at 6 pm in the Faunce Memorial Room, 2nd floor of the Robert Center. Learn more.

Can the Wave Function of an Electron be Divided and Trapped?

The electron wave function:

Electrons are elementary particles — indivisible, unbreakable. But new research from Humphrey Maris, professor of physics, and Zhuolin Xie, doctoral student in Physics, suggests the electron's quantum state — the electron wave function — can be separated into many parts. That has some strange implications for the theory of quantum mechanics.

Hamlet Opens at Trinity Rep with MFA Acting Students

Performed and directed by Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students, Hamlet opens this week at Pell Chafee Performance Center. Hamlet is the story of a young man who returns home from school only to only to discover that nothing is as he remembers. Brown/Trinity MFA student James D. Palmer directs the show. MFA cast members include: Ashley Monique Butler, Nicole Davis, Jessica Ko, Timothy N. Kopacz, Olivia Khoshatefeh, Dennis Kozee, Joshua Lomeli, Peter Martin, Anna Miles, George Olesky, Lee Osorio, Griffin Sharps, Kyle Vincent Terry and Alex Woodruff.

Neuroscience Student Wins Award at SACNAS Conference

Eric James, doctoral candidate in Neuroscience won the best oral presentation award in neuroscience at the 2014 Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Meeting in Los Angeles, CA in mid-October.

Library Service Extends to Ivy League and Beyond

Current Brown students, faculty and staff will now have on-site library borrowing privileges at Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the University of Chicago, MIT, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University. To borrow from one of the participating libraries, you will have to present your Brown ID. Learn more.

Update on Ebola Plans and Policies

Brown is restricting University-sponsored student, faculty, and staff travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia for any purpose other than to help contain and eliminate the Ebola outbreak, said University officers in an all-community email sent October 21. 

Other countries could be added if the situation changes. The email urges that non-essential personal travel to affected areas be avoided. 

Engineering PhD Student Wins Best Paper at SAMOS Conference

Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, a doctoral Engineering student, has won the Stamatis Vassiliadis Best Paper Award at the 2014 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architecture, MOdeling and Simulation (SAMOS XIV), held in Greece. Papagiannopoulou’s co-authors are Tali Moreshet, R. Iris Bahar, Andrea Morongiou, Luca Benini, and Maurice Herlihy. Read more.