Are Uber drivers entrepreneurs?

A case study created by Brown undergraduates as part of an entrepreneurship class investigates the entrepreneurial aspects of the ridesharing platform’s driver model.
2016 in Review

The year in stories

As 2016 comes to a close, here are 19 highlights among Brown’s most well-read and noteworthy stories from the last year.

Galápagos waters illustrate ecological drama of climate change

Brown marine biologist Jon Witman and students have spent much of 2016 in the Galápagos Islands, continuing years of chronicling the complex and dramatic ecological changes wrought by the increasingly volatile El Niño – La Niña cycle.

RNA pathway plays key role in health, lifespan, fly study shows

The piRNA pathway was thought to be most active in the reproductive organs of animals, but researchers have discovered in the common fruit fly that the pathway also operates in a non-reproductive body tissue, playing a vital role in maintaining health and lifespan.

Brown plans for anchor tenancy in proposed Innovation Center

Envisioning a new home for the School of Professional Studies, the University signed a letter of intent to lease 50,000 square feet over 15 years as part of a major development project by Wexford Science & Technology in Providence’s Jewelry District.

Famine alters metabolism for successive generations

A famine that afflicted China between 1959 and 1961 is associated with an increased hyperglycemia risk not only among people who were born then, but also among the children they had a generation later.