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North Burial Ground adds informational signs

PROVIDENCE – The city’s largest public cemetery, which dates to 1700, has new placemaking signs.Friends of the North Burial Ground and Randall Park unveiled...

Brown professor to use $150K ACLS grant for archaeological survey

PROVIDENCE – Brown University assistant professor of anthropology Parker VanValkenburgh, along with his colleagues, was awarded a $150,000 American Council of Learned Societies grant...

Five Questions With: Azeeza Hasan

Azeeza Hasan is a junior at Brown University concentrating in applied math. At Brown, she provides guided tours, attends meetings for the Association for...
VITAL RESEARCH: ­Rachel Mulligan, director of lab operations at MedCure in Cumberland, said the company provides access to more people who want to donate their bodies for research who would otherwise be turned away by learning institutions.
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Body donors aid research, medical training in private, public sector

Donating one’s body to science can be arranged through learning institutions for some, but is much more accessible through private, for-profit “body brokers,” each...
ANDREW PETERSON, an associate professor in Brown’s School of Engineering, is the lead researcher for a project that will use machine learning to speed up atom-level simulations of chemical reactions and the properties of materials. The project was recently granted $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown-led research team wins $3.5M grant to speed up chemical reaction...

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University-led research team had received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that will...

Five Questions With: Dr. Philip Salko

Dr. Philip Salko was named president of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians in March. A member of University Orthopedics, Salko specializes in primary...

Warren Alpert Medical School doctors join call to treat gun violence...

PROVIDENCE – Tonight the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will join medical professionals nationally calling for a public health response to gun...
PANGEANS: Pangea.app is a startup created to link college students to gigs through an app. From left, Pangeans (users of the app) and Johnson & Wales University sophomores Marc Marasco and Jack Rittereiser with Pangea.app co-founder and CEO Adam Alpert, a Brown University graduate. In the background are JWU sophomores Deanna Tacmo, left, and Sam Farley.
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Pangea.app offers college students a foothold in the gig economy. But...

As an undergraduate history major at Brown University, Adam Alpert did what many cash-poor college students do: He tried to earn extra money any...
ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
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Open educational resources helping college students avoid hefty textbook costs

The price of tuition often trumps that of textbooks – both in size and priority – when it comes to budgeting for college.However, according...
2018 average tuition and fees for
New England colleges and universities
[prices do not include room and board] / Source: Collegetuitioncompare.com

Schools boost fundraising to slow rising student costs

Each year, college gets more expensive. Tuition and other costs have continued to escalate, reports show, prompting ever-higher levels of governmental and institutional financial...
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