<p>BrainGate team wins $1M prize in Israel</p>

<p>For their work to develop a brain-computer interface that could help restore independence for people with severe paralysis, Brown University’s BrainGate team has won the $1-million Moshe Mirilashvili Memorial Fund B.R.A.I.N. Prize. Israeli President Shimon Peres presented the prize in Tel Aviv Oct. 15, 2013.</p>
Media Advisory

<p>Brown to host alumni media panel</p>

<p>Brown will bring together a panel of alumni journalists to discuss “Investigative Journalism in the Age of Polarization (and Misinformation)” on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The event is free and open to the public.&nbsp;</p>
Taubman Center Public Opinion Survey

<p>Early look at governor's race; economy bleak</p>

<p>A new statewide poll conducted by the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University finds that State Treasurer Gina Raimondo leads Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in a potential Democratic gubernatorial primary. Approval ratings declined slightly for all state and local elected officials compared to October 2012. Almost 90 percent of Rhode Island voters rate the state’s economy as not so good or poor.</p>

<p>Healthcare showcase to feature debate, research</p>

<p>From disease prevention and diagnosis to management and treatment, health care is a diverse business, with scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, and industry leaders throughout the region striving to improve it. A broad swath of health care issues and innovations will be discussed in a series of talks and presentations at the Rhode Island Healthcare Showcase Oct. 15 at the Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond St.</p>

<p>Brain anatomy and language in young children</p>

<p>Language ability is usually located in the left side of the brain. Researchers studying brain development in young children who were acquiring language expected to see increasing levels of myelin, a nerve fiber insulator, on the left side. They didn't: The larger myelin structure was already there. Their study underscores the importance of environment in language development.</p>
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<p>Nobel Prize in Physics: Expert sources</p>

<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Britain’s Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium have won the Nobel Prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson. Five members of Brown University’s Department of Physics are involved in the search for evidence of subatomic particles and are available for comment: Gerald Guralnik, a theorist who predicted in 1964 what became known as the Higgs Boson; and David Cutts, Ulrich Heintz, Greg Landsberg, and Meenakshi Narain, four experimentalists who work on research projects at Fermilab’s Tevatron Collider or at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.</p>
Commentary: Ulrich Heintz and Meenakshi Narain

<p>Nobel in Physics: A long time in the making</p>

<p>Nearly 50 years of experiments and billions of dollars in equipment followed the prediction of the Higgs mechanism by theoretical physicists in 1964. Ulrich Heintz and Meenakshi Narain, two of the particle physicists at Brown University who worked on experiments at Fermilab and at CERN, note that the successful search for the Higgs was caried on by thousands of researchers.</p>

<p>Meals for seniors could save some states money</p>

<p>Expanding programs like Meals on Wheels, because they help some Medicaid-receiving seniors stay out of nursing homes, would save 26 of 48 states money, in addition to allowing more seniors to stay in their own homes, according to a new study in <em>Health Affairs</em>.</p>
October 19 to December 8, 2013

<p>Bell Gallery explores Latino struggles</p>

<p>The David Winton Bell Gallery presents an exhibition and symposium to examine issues related to Latino violence and oppression. The premier of <em>The Strangest Fruit</em> by Vincent Valdez will run from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The exhibitioin is free and open to the public.</p>
Ada Lovelace Day October 15

<p>Wiki editing recognizes women in science</p>

<p>For generations, including this one, women in science have remained underrepresented and underrecognized. On Oct. 15, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, people who want to change that can gather at a Wikipedia “edit-a-thon” to increase the representation of women in science and technology. The event marks Ada Lovelace Day, named for the 19th-century female scientist who pioneered computational programming.</p>