Fulbright Scholar Awards for two Brown University scientists will spur efforts with collaborators in France to study cognitive flexibility in the brain and to develop new methods of measuring the physical properties of molecules.
Clues about rainfall in the distant past — from river mud to tiny seashells — come to rest on the ocean floor. Sampling layers of sediment from the Indian Ocean will help researchers build an accurate picture of Indian monsoon activity going back 15 million years or more.
The number of active shooter incidents in U.S. hospitals has increased over the last decade to a frequency of more than one a month. In a new Viewpoint in JAMA, authors suggest that hospitals examine their security plans.
In a new paper, Brown University environmental scientists suggest that the way to fill vast gaps in knowledge about the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of ocean energy development is to consider how the benefits provided by ocean ecosystems change before and after the placement of ocean energy infrastructure. The authors examine the case of Muskeget Channel in Massachusetts as an example.
Alumnus Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, which has raised $7.5 billion to immunize 300 million children around the world, will return to Brown University Feb. 25, 2015, to speak at 3:30 p.m. His talk is free and open to the public.
Some of the nation’s most respected intellectuals on race, racial theory, and racial inequality will come together to consider the troubling state of black life in America today at a day-long symposium hosted by Brown University Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The event is organized by Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA).
Sanctions imposed on the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, announced Jan. 19, 2015, have been upheld following an independent review of medical tests in the case. The sanctions — loss of University recognition and loss of housing — remain, but the duration of sanctions has been adjusted.
Three faculty members at Brown have received awards from the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council to pursue projects about the effects of climate and ecological change in Narragansett Bay.
In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is hosting two days of events re-examining Louise Lamphere v. Brown University, the landmark class action case that in 1975 charged Brown with sex discrimination and set in motion a chain of events that changed the University. Events include an exhibition, panel discussion, and symposium.
President Paxson, Mayor Elorza and other members of the Brown community helped mark the topping off of the new building for the Division of Applied Mathematics at the Corner of Hope and George streets Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, 2015.