<p>NAS report: Make childbirth safer in Indonesia</p>

<p>A joint report by U.S. and Indonesian experts, including Dr. Eli Y. Adashi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University, provides recommendations to improve the survival of mothers and newborns in Indonesia. That nation, a rising power, must invest in medical infrastructure including facilities and transportation, according to the report sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.</p>
Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture

<p>Sen. Olympia Snowe to give Krieger Lecture</p>

<p>Olympia Snowe, former Republican senator from Maine, will deliver the Noah Kreiger ’93 Memorial Lecture on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 4 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Starr Auditorium. Sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the lecture is free and open to the public.</p>
International Studies

<p>Watson Institute offers two new lecture series</p>

<p>The Watson Institute for International Studies will host two lecture series this spring, bringing experts from around the globe to campus to talk about a range of issues related development, governance and security. The first lecture takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. All events are free and open to the public.&nbsp;</p>
Imagine Brown 250+

<p>250 years of Brown history on one website</p>

<p><em>Imagine Brown 250+</em>, Brown University&rsquo;s semiquincentenary website launched today, will gather writings, images, videos and other materials from alumni and friends across the globe. Its interactive offerings, materials from University archives, and robust social media resources will grow steadily as the semiquincentenary Opening Celebration approaches, March 7-8, 2014.</p>

<p>HIV meds dialogue differs by race, ethnicity</p>

<p>Researchers found specific racial/ethnic differences in discussions of HIV medicine adherence in a newly published analysis of recorded office visits between 45 doctors and nurse practitioners and more than 400 patients.</p>

<p>A world of art at the Watson Institute</p>

<p>As a student in the Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program, senior Youbin Kang uses textiles to bring attention to global issues. Her work hangs in the Watson Institute as part of a new initiative to showcase art by students, faculty, and staff.&nbsp;</p>

<p>New boron nanomaterial may be possible</p>

<p>Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, may soon have a new nanomaterial partner. In the lab and on supercomputers, chemists have determined that a unique arrangement of 36 boron atoms in a flat disc with a hexagonal hole in the middle may be the preferred building blocks for &ldquo;borophene.&rdquo; Findings are reported in <em>Nature Communications</em>.</p>