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The year in stories

Calendar year 2017 on the Brown University campus came with these 21 noteworthy and well-read stories along with countless others.
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Passages: Lilli Hornig

A revered member of the Brown community, Lilli Hornig made her mark as a scientist on the Manhattan Project and as an advocate for women in science.
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Researchers report that thousands of leukemia patients who received frequent transfusions had very short stays in hospice at the end of life, suggesting that transfusion dependence presents a barrier to making meaningful use of palliative care.
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New research suggests that the bulk of clay minerals on Mars could have been formed as the planet’s crust cooled and solidified, not by later interactions with water on the surface as has long been assumed.
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With the goal of improving health outcomes for underserved populations worldwide, Aasha Jackson will use the award to study at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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The detection of gravitational waves has given astronomers a new way of looking at the universe, and a new study shows how these ripples in the fabric of spacetime might confirm or rule out the existence of a certain type of black hole.
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Subduction--the sliding of one tectonic plate beneath another--is possible on the ice shell of Jupiter's moon Europa, a new study shows. The process could supply chemical food for life to a subsurface ocean.
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In recent months, prestigious national and international organizations recognized Brown faculty for their research, scholarship and leadership in areas ranging from dance to climate science.
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For their distinguished contributions to science, professors Stephen Helfand and Sharon Swartz and have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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An $8 million grant to Rhode Island Hospital will allow two Warren Alpert Medical School and Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute pediatric psychologists to develop a community-based program to address disparities in asthma outcomes in children.
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Accompanied by the island nation’s prime minister, Brown University public health professor Stephen McGarvey celebrated a new facility for studying the lifestyle and genetic influences of obesity and non-communicable diseases in Samoa.
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Brown’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and School of Public Health will bring leading thinkers and practitioners to campus for a series on race and health equity.
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Former Brazilian president and Watson Institute scholar will discuss politics and corruption in contemporary Latin America during the 95th Ogden Lecture, and University leaders will celebrate the establishment in his name of a new fellowship for graduate students.
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As Brown’s football team prepares to face Dartmouth at Fenway, this isn’t the first time the Bears have gone head-to-head against the Big Green at Boston’s historic ballpark.
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A team of computer scientists led by Brown’s Philip Klein has come up with a new algorithmic approach to drawing congressional districts that would prevent contortions for partisan gain.
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Though still underrepresented, military veterans say the University values their experiences and has supported growth in enrolling veterans and making campus a place where they realize their academic aspirations.
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The proposed detector would use superfluid helium to explore mass ranges of dark matter particles thousands of times smaller than current large-scale experiments can detect.
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Fatigue due to repetitive strain is the leading cause of failure in metal components and structures, but new research shows how crystalline structures called nanotwins can slow the accumulation of fatigue-related damage.
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With “trans-Tango,” a technology developed at Brown University and described in a new study in Neuron, scientists can bridge across the connections between neurons to trace — and in the future control — brain circuits.
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A person’s ability to smell may vary throughout the day in accordance with their circadian rhythm, according to new evidence in a small study by Brown University researchers who are looking at how sleep may influence eating patterns in teens.
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With an emphasis on global field experience and integration with social sciences, the Brown University School of Public Health will offer a two-year master’s degree in global public health beginning next fall.
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In addition to formal efforts organized through the Leadership Alliance to bring scholars to campus, members of the Brown community are raising funds, housing visiting students and offering direct assistance to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
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Members of the Brown community gathered amid the in-progress construction of additional facilities that will help Watson expand its teaching, research and partnerships.
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With high-tech spaces for 15 faculty research groups and more than 100 research associates and graduate students, the building is designed to encourage the kind of interdisciplinary research for which Brown is known.
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