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With generous support from the family of Duncan MacMillan and from Barry Sternlicht and Mimi Reichert Sternlicht, and with architect selection underway, the University’s vision for an integrated, state-of-the-art health and wellness center and residence hall is on a path toward realization.
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The year in stories

Here are 21 of the year’s most noteworthy and best-loved stories from News from Brown.
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A partnership led by Brown, URI and two global startup accelerators has been selected to receive funding under a state program to boost the commercialization of research at Rhode Island universities.
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Brown University researchers have assembled two massive arrays of photomultiplier tubes, powerful light sensors that will serve as the "eyes" for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector, which will start its search for dark matter particles in 2020.
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In a move that will create a unified location for Brown’s Department of History and free a site on The Walk for future development, the 446-ton building began its westbound journey on steerable dollies on Monday, Dec. 17.
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An impressive resume of journalistic pursuits, including stories published in the New York Times, earned Katrina Northrop the award to pursue a master’s degree at one of China’s most acclaimed universities.
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For their distinguished contributions to science, professors George Karniadakis and Sharon Rounds have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Three people with paralysis participating in the BrainGate clinical trial, an effort that includes Brown University researchers, chatted with family and friends, shopped online and used other tablet computer applications, all by just thinking about pointing and clicking a mouse.
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As part of a New England Journal of Medicine case study series, two doctors present a case study involving a homeless man with schizophrenia and discuss the implications of “demedicalization” of mental illness.
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Understanding the very different characteristics of subgroups of obese patients may hold the key to devising more effective treatments and interventions, new research from Brown University found.
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One day after the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a ceremony and panel discussion held on the Brown University campus touched on student veterans’ unique contributions to academia and honored all veterans in the surrounding community.
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At an event held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Brown President Christina Paxson was recognized by Providence Business News for creating strategic partnerships aimed at building economic growth in Providence and beyond.
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New research shows that metals can be made dramatically stronger by varying the amount of space between nanoscale boundaries in the metal’s atomic lattice.
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Lynch, a climate scientist who is active in environmental policy research, will discuss the implications of the rapidly advancing Anthropocene and the intersection of environmental policy and human rights.
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