Brown admits Class of 2017

Today at 5 p.m., 2,649 students from across the country and around the world learned that they have been accepted into Brown’s Class of 2017. They represent 9.2 percent of a 28,919-applicant pool and constitute the most diverse admitted class in University history.
Alpert Medical School

Brown, JWU discuss health care collaboration

Brown University and Johnson & Wales University have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaborations between the Alpert Medical School and the new physician assistant program at JWU. The agreement could expand inter-professional education in line with emerging trends in how health care is delivered.
Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture

Filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist is Shearer lecturer

Jeff Zimbalist, a 2000 Brown graduate and filmmaker who won international acclaim for his films The Two Escobars and Favela Rising, will deliver the 13th annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture at Brown University on Friday, April 5, 2013. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium.
Media Advisory

Brown to launch community impact initiative

Brown will celebrate the launch of TRI-Lab: Teaching, Research, and Impact, a new initiative that will bring together students, faculty and community organizations to tackle pressing social issues. The launch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Brown President Christina Paxson, and others will make brief remarks. 
Questions for Gregory Jay

Could lubricin stop OA in damaged joints?

Researchers from Brown and Rhode Island Hospital have shown that joint fluid lacking in a protein called lubricin fails to adequately lubricate joints. That lack of lubrication leads to increased friction in the joint and eventually to the death of cartilage cells. The work also shows that lubricin protects cartilage and could serve as a means to reduce the risk or even prevent osteoarthritis.

Brown, hospitals strike IP agreements

Brown University’s Technology Ventures Office will help manage and market select biomedical discoveries and inventions generated by researchers in the Lifespan health care system. Brown has also expanded its IP management and commercialization services to all of the hospitals within Care New England Health System. The two agreements create a single place to find life science innovations from Brown and its affiliated hospital groups.
Missing Student

Search for missing student widens 

Providence Police and Brown University Department of Public Safety are conducting an extensive search for Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, who was last seen on March 16. University is encouraging involvement through social media and volunteer searches.  

Chinua Achebe: Writer, critic, social historian

Chinua Achebe, the David and Marianna Fisher University professor and professor of Africana studies at Brown University, died in Boston Thursday evening, March 21, 2013. Achebe, among the world’s greatest writers of his time, joined the Brown faculty in the fall of 2009.