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The approved $1.3 billion base budget includes $347 million for student aid and support, and will serve as a foundation for revised budget forecasts to contend with the full impact of COVID-19 on Brown’s financial position.
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Mira Nikolova, a native of Bulgaria and a doctoral candidate in Slavic studies, plans to draw parallels between Ph.D. students and saguaro cacti in her Virtual Degree Conferral ceremony address on Sunday, May 24.
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A research team has predicted the presence of “topologically protected” electromagnetic waves that propagate on the surface of plasmas, which may help in designing new plasma systems like fusion reactors.
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Since Brown went remote in March, the University’s student-run salsa club has hosted weekly online salsa lessons for the greater Brown and RISD communities.
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Benjamin Moser, a Class of 1998 graduate, won a 2020 Pulitzer Prize for the authorized biography “Sontag: Her Life and Work" — and a team led in part by Brown alumnus Ira Glass captured the first ever prize for audio reporting.
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Science and Technology

Research reveals possibly active tectonic system on the Moon

Strange spots scattered across the Moon’s nearside where bedrock is conspicuously exposed are evidence of seismic activity set in motion 4.3 billion years ago that could be ongoing today, the researchers say.
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Rob Grace, a Ph.D. student at Brown, drew from his research on humanitarian negotiation to offer advice on how to convince skeptical friends and family to protect themselves from COVID-19 via social distancing.
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The world’s largest student-run film festival, held each year on the Brown campus, will transition to a fully digital, weeklong event featuring film screenings, new media exhibitions and a digital speaker series.
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Researchers including computer science professor Anna Lysyanskaya are working on a way to use cell phones to track people who may have been exposed to coronavirus — without revealing any personal information.
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Four current undergraduates and one recent alumnus have been awarded national scholarships, which collectively recognize excellence in academic fields including the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM.
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A new study estimating the size of the Samoan population using contemporary genomic data found that the founding population remained low for the first 1,500 years of human settlement, contributing to understanding the evolutionary context of the recent rise in obesity and related diseases.
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Brown President Christina H. Paxson charged a committee of faculty, staff and students with developing a public health plan for the University that charts a path to the safe reopening of campus in Fall 2020.
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