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21 hrs ago |

Growing up in a Westport family business

If you're Albert E. Lees III, you bow down gracefully and hand your three-generation market over to another family.


Related Topix: University of Rhode Island

22 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Student apps show colleges the tech way

Aug. 28: Vaibhav Verma was frustrated that he could not get into the most popular courses at Rutgers University, so he decided to try a new approach.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Baruch College, City University of New York

Yesterday | EurekAlert!

Bradley Hospital collaborative study identifies genetic change in autism-related gene

A new study from Bradley Hospital has identified a genetic change in a recently identified autism-associated gene, which may provide further insight into the causes of autism.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology

Yesterday |

Why is this new lingerie campaign so controversial?

What sets Dear Kate apart from the rest is its revolutionary fabric that is absorbs liquids, resists leakage and just incidentally is also stain-repelling! ear Kate's new ad campaign for the Ada collection featured CEOs and founders of tech companies in their... erm... undies balancing laptops on their knees.


Yesterday | TheDay.Com

Bill Clinton to campaign in Rhode Island for candidate

Clinton will headline a rally for Magaziner, son of former Clinton administration policy adviser Ira Magaziner, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence on Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Frank Caprio, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Clemson University: Race and the University

On August 20, AyDeeTheGreat published a diary, "Clemson Student Exposes Historic Racism at University with Provocative Video."


Related Topix: Clemson University, Harvard University, Emory University, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Film School Rejects

Lake Bell Will Direct Long-in-the-Making 'Emperor's...

The Wrap reports that actress/writer/director Lake Bell has been tapped to direct the big screen adaptation of Claire Messud 's Man Booker Prize listed bestselling novel " The Emperor's Children ."


Related Topix: In a World..., Crazy Heart

Tue Aug 26, 2014

I-Team: New details in Brown U. sexual assault investigation

Public records obtained by the NBC 10 I-Team reveal some of the evidence in a criminal investigation involving two Brown University students accused of sexually assaulting a 19 year-old woman.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Providence County, RI, Providence, RI


Hebew SeniorLife researcher receives $4.5 million grant to test videos for advance directives

Advanced directives help to clarify appropriate care for elderly nursing home residents at critical moments for their health, but the process of having the necessary conversations between residents, family members and home staff is hardly routine.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: David Blei, ACM Infosys Foundation Award recipient in...

David Blei is a Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Driving Brain Rhythm Makes Mice More Sensitive...

Image Caption: Using pulses of blue light in a type of brain cell in the sensory neocortex generated a gamma rhythm that made mice more touch sensitive.



Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech

Whoever said you can't control the weather was wrong. A new photo-editing program lets you decide if you're a rainy day kind of person or if you prefer bright and sunny afternoons.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Providence, RI, Computers, Weather

The Miami Herald

No charges filed in Brown sexual assault probe

Prosecutors in Rhode Island say there will be no charges against two Brown University football players who had been accused of sexual assault.


Related Topix: Providence College

Grand jury declines to bring charges against Brown U. students

A Providence Country Grand Jury declined to bring charges against two Brown University students accused of rape, the state attorney general said Monday.



College Choice Releases Ranking of Colleges & Universities with Happiest First-Year Students

Independent college rankings and review website College Choice has published a ranking of the fifty U.S. colleges and universities with the happiest first-year students.


Related Topix: Yale University, University of Chicago, Soka University of America, Amherst College, Bowdoin College


The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All The World's Robots

If you walk into the computer science building at Stanford University, Mobi is standing in the lobby, encased in glass.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Stanford University, Cornell University


3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

This is one of a 10-article series of conversations with transformational leaders who will be storytellers at the BIF10 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, on Sept.


Related Topix: Providence, RI

WNYC-AM New York

Micropolis: Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other

In the days since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., international attention has been focused on the racial divide in this St. Louis suburb.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Indian Express

The wrong end of the right debate

In an article in The Indian Express , Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University asserts: "It is Amartya Sen, the nemesis of neo-liberals, who would emphasise toilets as much as growth."


Related Topix: Opinion


Driving brain rhythm makes mice more sensitive to touch

Using pulses of blue light in a type of brain cell in the sensory neocortex generated a gamma rhythm that made mice more touch sensitive.


Related Topix: Providence, RI