Grand Opening: Social Enterprise Greenhouse

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse, an organization that supports social development ventures at every stage of their growth, has leased new quarters at 10 Davol Square, a Brown-owned building in the Jewelry District.

Karniadakis wins two professional awards

Mathematician George Karniadakis develops algorithms and mathematical simulations for a wide variety of physical and biological systems. He will receive distinguished professional awards in Boston and Beijing.
Pharmaceuticals in Africa

Chorev to deliver Presidential Faculty Award lecture

Sociologist Nitsan Chorev, the spring 2015 recipient of the Presidential Faculty Award, will deliver a lecture about her work on pharmaceutical production in East Africa. Her address begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Reading Room of the John Hay Library.
Silicon telluride

Brown chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials

A new process developed by researchers at Brown University uses silicon telluride to produce multilayered two-dimensional semiconductor materials in a variety of shapes and orientations.

Researchers find promising new biomarkers for concussion

A panel of four readily detectable blood proteins can accurately indicate concussion, even helping distinguishing it from other injuries, according to a new study. Researchers at Brown University and Lifespan found the panel by employing the unusual strategy of looking at the body’s inflammatory response to trauma, which might also be a therapeutic target.

Ancient Martian lake system records two water-related events

Current and former graduate students at Brown University combined images from NASA’s CTX instrument with mineralogical data from NASA’s CRISM orbiting spectrometer to create a geologic history of flowing water on the surface of Mars nearly 4 billion years ago.
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Levinger Lecture: An early study of Medicaid expansion

MIT economist Amy Finkelstein will deliver the 2015 Paul Levinger Lecture, titled “The Impact of Expanding Medicaid: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment,” in Sayles Hall at Brown University on March 26, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Science teachers honor Ken Miller

The National Science Teachers Association awarded biology Professor Ken Miller the 2015 Presidential Citation at its annual meeting earlier this month in Chicago.

Senior medical students match to residencies

More than 100 medical students celebrated Match Day amid balloons and music at the Alpert Medical School building March 20. Upon opening their envelopes at noon they learned where they will first practice medicine as physicians.
Nursing home care

Linked: Knowledge of palliative care and less end-of-life disruption

The greater a director of nursing’s knowledge of palliative care the lower the likelihood that nursing home patients will experience futile, aggressive end-of-life care, according to a new large national study. The association was evident whether or not hospice care was available.
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Nobel laureate to address brain science expo

Scores of scientists and students will gather at Brown University March 25 to present more than 120 brain science research projects. Columbia University Nobel laureate Dr. Richard Axel, who studies the neuroscience of smell, will deliver a keynote lecture at 1 p.m.

Cybersecurity: Brown undergraduates win it all

A team of Brown undergraduates from computer science, political science and international relations has won the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, a national cybersecurity policy competition. No all-undergraduate team had ever won.

Four faculty win early career awards

Four Brown faculty members have received prestigious national awards reserved for promising researchers early in their careers. Rodrigo Fonseca, Kristie Koski and Sohini Ramachandran have received awards from the National Science Foundation, and Tim Kraska has received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.