A study has detected a correlation between childhood adversity and exaggerated inflammatory response to stress among seemingly healthy people. It may shed light on risk for depression, other illnesses later in life.
Democratic State Treasurer Frank Caprio appears to be leading Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee in the race for Rhode Island governor, with about one third of registered voters still undecided. Providence Mayor David Cicilline and U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin have substantial leads in their 1st and 2nd Congressional District campaigns.
Recording artist and international aid activist Wyclef Jean will join Brown University's Department of Africana Studies as a visiting fellow during the 2010-11 academic year. Jean joins the department to engage in discussions and activities related to the University’s Haitian Initiative.
The Corporation of Brown University has accepted a gift that will support the new Brown University Humanities Initiative. The Corporation also toured two new capital projects and formally accepted gifts totaling more than $36 million.