Much of the Florida shoreline was once too cold for the tropical trees called mangroves, but the plants are now spreading northward at a rapid clip, according to new research led by postdoctoral researcher Kyle C. Cavanaugh. That finding is the latest indication that global warming, though still in its early stages, is already leading to ecological changes so large they can be seen from space.
Stephen Kinzer, visiting fellow at the Watson Institute at Brown University, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the unfolding situation in Turkey.
Professor of Sociology John Logan comments on how the influx of Latinos to some California communities is creating less, not more, diverse neighborhoods.
Nature World News: High Mortality Rates in US Have Shifted to Tobacco-Friendly Southern States | Sat 27 Dec
Although adult mortality rates are lower in the US than they are in other developed countries, the geographic location of where people die most frequently in the US has shifted over time and is now concentrated in the central southern part of the nation, according to a new study by Andrew Fenelon, postdoctoral fellow in population studies, that suggests smoking may have a role in the mortality shift.
Brown University and Rhode Island College are among more than a half-dozen New England universities and colleges that have publicly stated their opposition to a boycott of Israeli academic institutions led by Washington-based American Studies Association announced to protest Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
The New Year is set to usher in a new era of plant research at Brown University with a new greenhouse atop the renovated Building for Environmental Research and Teaching (BERT). Mark Johnson, associate biology professor and faculty director of the greenhouse, talks about the new facility.
Brown President Christina Paxson makes the list, which cites her handling of the Ray Kelly incident and student opposition to coal investment as ways that she "emerged the stronger from her first tests as President, and will not doubt continue to play a critical role in the University -- and city's future."
Edith Mathiowitz, professor of medical science, has been inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of her work inventing better ways to deliver drugs into the human body, including an innovation that may help diabetics.
In a Q&A, Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science, talks about the current state of politics in India.
Brown ranks 5th on the list, which was based on data points from the following student traits — highly experimental, creative in ideas, and happy for others to create ideas.
Erica Kahn, an undergraduate at the Brown University School of Engineering who helps put on the school's yearly Extreme Gingerbread Competition, weighs in on how to make a stronger gingerbread house.
Business Standard: Browned off | Tue 23 Dec
An argument broke out on Twitter between former ambassador K.C. Singh and Ashutosh Varshney, head of the India programme at Brown University, after Singh accused former foreign secretary and ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao of going to Brown University after an endowment from the Government of India created a position there. Varshney responded by saying Singh was "spreading lies."
Peter Schultz, professor of geological sciences, presented new findings of ancient plant material that has been preserved in the glass formed by asteroids hitting the Earth, at at last month's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in The Woodlands, Texas. His paper, which he co-authored, points out that while space collisions can destroy life on local or global scales, "it can also preserve components of the local biology present at the time of impact."
CNBC: Will US suffer from 'secular stagnation?' | Thu 17 Apr
Gauti Eggertsson, associate professor of economics, talks about his theory of 'secular stagnation' and whether the U.S. economy will ever pick up.
The Hollywood Reporter: Steven Spielberg, Weinstein Co. to Adapt 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara' | Thu 17 Apr
Dreamworks has partnered with The Weinstein Co. to adapt the novel The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David Kertzer, professor of anthropology and Italian studies, as a religious period drama.
Award-winning writer and journalist James Fallows will deliver the 14th annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture at Brown University on Monday, April 28, 2014.
At a conference Wednesday at Brown University, a panel of current and former Latin American leaders discussed their concern about climate change.
Responding to Climate Change: Lima summit can deliver on adaptation and forests, says Peru climate chief | Thu 17 Apr
At a conference on climate change in Latin America held at Brown on Wednesday, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Peru’s Environment Minister, spoke about how countries could work together to make progress at the upcoming UN climate summit in Peru this fall.
Stephen Sullivan and Helena Taylor, both assistant professors of surgery, write about their experience of using leeches to aid in the reattachment of a teenage girl's ear after a pitbull attack in the April 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
ABC6: Providence Mayoral Forum | Wed 16 Apr
At a Wednesday night forum for Providence mayoral candidates hosted by the Providence Community Library and League of Women Voters, candidate Chris Young said "I am the only candidate that will tax Brown University. I am the only candidate that will improve schools, these plans these other candidates are bringing forward will not come about."
Fahim Saddiqui, executive vice president of product and operations for New York technology firm Intralinks Holdings Inc. and an alumnus of the IE Brown Executive MBA program, talks about his experience in the program and how it helped him gain a broader perspective of global business.
As Utahns struggle to understand what would drive a woman there to allegedly kill six of her newborn babies, an analysis by Timothy Mariano of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of filicide cases finds that the killing of offspring by parents "is a tragic and complex event with manifold influences that are only partially understood."
The New York Times: The Read Around: Robert Coover | Tue 15 Apr
Robert Coover, visiting professor emeritus of literary arts, whose latest novel is “The Brunist Day of Wrath,” talks about his writing process in this "The Read Around" video.
Beshara Doumani, professor of modern Middle East history, appears in a new documentary, "It's Better to Jump," about the port city of Akka (also known as Acre), one of the places where the conflict over ownership of Palestinian history and culture is most stark.
RI NPR: Medical Education Adapts To New Needs In RI | Tue 15 Apr
A round-up of programs that "complement an already robust health education landscape" includes Brown's new Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, which is part way through its first year.
The Providence Journal: Brown creates cross-disciplinary institute on environment, society | Mon 14 Apr
Brown University has is creating the Institute for the Study of Environment and Society. The university announced Monday that its governing board had voted last week to approve creating the institute to address the intersection of science and social sciences. It will open at the start of the next academic year, bringing together teaching and research.
In a commentary published in the May edition of the American Journal of Public Health, Amy Nunn, assistant professor of public health calls for engaging neighborhood stakeholders to create culture-specific solutions to combating HIV. Overcoming the disease’s stigma, which can be even more pervasive in minority communities, and getting people tested and treated is job number one, she said.
The Washington Post: I’d seen dementia’s toll on my patients. Now I was watching the disease unravel my family. | Mon 14 Apr
An excerpt from an essay by Gary Epstein-Lubow, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, in the latest issue of the journal Health Affairs, about his mother-in-law's experience with dementia and the effect the disease had on his family.
Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science, writes about India's upcoming elections and whether opinion polls are accurate in their prediction that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), headed by Narendra Modi, will form the next government in India.
Indian Express: Hearing the silence | Mon 14 Apr
Ashutosh Varshney also writes about the upcoming elections in India and the rising popularity of the National Democratic Alliance's candidate Narendra Modi in this op-ed.