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In the expanding Carney Institute for Brain Science, discoveries are powering progress.
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Jody Rich recalls sitting in the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s office in Providence, a two-foot high stack of folders piled on the table in front of him.
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Chris Horvat, a postdoctoral scholar whose regular research on polar ice floes is temporarily derailed by the government shutdown, is using a strange ice disk (and internet sensation) as a research analog for sea ice.
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This year’s cohort of transfer and visiting students journeyed through the Van Wickle Gates to mark the official start to their Brown careers as the University’s newest scholars.
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A letter to Brown students, faculty and staff shared news of a tragic car accident that claimed the life of Class of 2018 alumna and current graduate student Maryori Conde; three others affiliated with the Brown community were injured.
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Brown researchers are building understanding of the brain, restoring movement for patients with paralysis, unlocking the secrets of devastating diseases and devising new treatments to address brain-related disorders.
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With an increased focus on unearthing novel data sources for analysis, Brown’s economics scholars are bringing new insights to complex problems and teaching the next generation of researchers and policymakers to do the same.
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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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News and Events

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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