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A broader view of celebrated urbanist Jane Jacobs

Brown researchers gather uncollected writings, speeches and interviews to create a more comprehensive portrait of the writer who changed how we think about cities.

Brown initiative to help bridge humanitarian, academic efforts

With the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at the University’s Watson Institute, Dr. Adam Levine and colleagues hope to improve the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response and post-emergency reconstruction through scholarship.

Grant funds big-data study of brain connectivity

With more than $1.2 million over three years to study how complex brain networks process information, Brown has earned its second grant this fall from the federal BRAIN Initiative and shares significantly in a third.

Jelani Cobb on universities, values and the societies in which they exist

Journalist and historian argues that context informs how we understand and act upon values, which can create conflict — and urged the audience to engage in difficult conversations under circumstances that fall short of democracy's ideals in order to reach the ultimate goal of democracy.

Photos: Indigenous People’s Day at Brown

In an event organized by Native Americans at Brown, members of the University community and beyond joined on Monday afternoon to celebrate the inaugural Indigenous People’s Day at Brown.