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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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Each year, the Research Achievement Awards recognize the research and scholarship of both longtime and early-career faculty members from a wide array of academic disciplines.
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Stemming the tide of COVID-19 cases in jails and prisons isn’t just about protecting those who are incarcerated; it’s also about saving the lives of those living outside prison walls, says Brown professor Josiah Rich.
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Professor and Chair of Political Science Wendy Schiller weighed in on how COVID-19 is changing the Democratic primaries — and how the fallout could change people’s minds in November’s presidential election.
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Scholars from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs discussed the potential long- and short-term economic effects of the spread of COVID-19, both in the United States and abroad.
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Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Dr. Ashish Jha joined Brown President Christina H. Paxson to debate solutions for ending the coronavirus pandemic, restoring economies and anticipating COVID-19’s impact on higher education.
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Science and Technology

Machine learning improves non-destructive materials testing

A new algorithm that vastly reduces the error rates involved in testing the mechanical properties of materials could be particularly useful on evaluating modern 3D printed materials.
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To meet the unique needs of a class admitted during the COVID-19 crisis, the University has launched a virtual campus visit platform that will enable students to interact with Brown community members as they make decisions on enrollment.
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Health and Medicine

Conversations on COVID: Breaking the anxiety cycle

Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research and innovation at Brown’s Mindfulness Center, explains how practicing mindfulness can curb the spread of coronavirus anxiety in individuals’ personal lives and social circles.
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Researchers have been searching for Sak Tz’i’, an important city from the ancient Maya civilization, since 1994; thanks in part to Brown anthropologists, they now have physical evidence that it existed.
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Three graduate students in archaeology worked with the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission in Newport, Rhode Island, to create an interactive map of God’s Little Acre, one of the oldest African and African American burial grounds in the country.
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Dr. Megan Ranney, an associate professor of emergency medicine and health services, policy and practice at Brown, coauthored recommendations detailing a set of public health and financial measures to combat the historic health crisis.
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