Since Last Time

By The Editors / November / December 2000
October 24th, 2007
More than 100 items associated with author William Burroughs will be on display at the John Hay library through December 29. . . . Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Deborah Cahn-Weiner is leading a team to recruit mildly impaired Alzheimer’s patients to test a new treatment combining medication and memory training. . . . The medical school received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support genetics research. . . . A study of 164 undergraduates found that women performed as well as men on math tests when other women were present but did less well when men were in the room. . . . The National Science Foundation awarded the University $7 million to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for exploring the mechanics of complex-microstructure materials used in electronic devices. . . . T he NSF also granted the computer science department $3.2 million for research on speeding up the Internet. . . . The Brown Daily Herald reported that an unidentified “uncoordinated gal” tossed an apple core toward a trash can on the Green and accidentally beaned “a sweet-looking woman. . . the esteemed interim president, Sheila Blumstein.
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