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<p>Brown to install ‘Indomitable’ bear</p>

<p>"Indomitable," the latest public art incarnation of Brown's bear mascot, will arrive on campus with several events. Installation of the 10-foot statue begins at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, weather permitting, on Ittleson Quadrangle at the Athletic Center. The sculpture’s creator, British artist Nick Bibby, will deliver a public lecture about his process on Thursday, Oct. 31. A formal dedication ceremony will take place Saturday, Nov. 2.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Brown architecture? There’s an app for that</p>

<p>A newly launched iPhone app, based on work by students in a 2011 history of architecture seminar, takes users on a guided tour of Brown University buildings — old, new, even some that no longer exist. Brown FACADES can be downloaded for free <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brown-facades/id690570777?mt=8">from the iTunes Store</a>.</p>

<p>24 October: Report of hazardous material</p>

<p>At approximately 4 p.m. today — Thursday, October 24, 2013 — the Brown Department of Public Safety received a call to respond to Graduate Center Tower E for a medical assist. Two staff members were reporting adverse physical reactions to an unknown chemical smell. All tests were normal and no areas of concern were identified. <a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/10/20131024">More ...</a></p>
Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Lecture

<p>NYC police commissioner to give Krieger Lecture</p>

<p>Raymond Kelly, police commissioner of the New York City, will deliver the annual Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the List Art Center auditorium. Kelly will discuss “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City.” Sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the lecture is free and open to the public.</p>

<p>Single mutation gives virus new target</p>

<p>A mutation as minute as swapping just one amino acid can completely change the target that a virus will bind to on a victim cell — potentially shifting what kind of cell and eventually what kind of organism a virus could infect.</p>

<p>Rats!<br />Humans and rodents face their errors</p>

<p>What happens when the brain recognizes an error? A new study shows that the brains of humans and rats adapt in a similar way to errors by using low-frequency brainwaves in the medial frontal cortex to synchronize neurons in the motor cortex. The finding could be important in studies of “adaptive control” problems like obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, and Parkinson’s.</p>
Thursday, October 24

<p>‘Concussion’ launches Brain Power lectures</p>

<p>To help members of the community learn more about brain injury and disease, the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute is launching a free lecture series at the Alpert Medical School. The first event at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 is a panel discussion of concussions.</p>
Celebrated jumping frogs

<p>For top hops, scientists look to Calaveras pros</p>

<p>The Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee has entered the scientific record via a new paper in the <em>Journal of Experimental Biology</em>. Experienced bullfrog ‘jockeys’ at the event routinely get their frogs to jump much farther than researchers had ever measured in the lab. How? Decades of refined technique, uncommonly motivated humans and herps, and good old-fashioned large sample size.</p>

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