Brown University engineers have shown that applying curvature to the base of a fish fin can increase its stiffness, an effect that could underlie the maneuverability of fish and provide a new design concept for robotic swimmers.
An analysis of the relationship between diet and beak shape among waterfowl not only shows that feeding is likely the major influence that fits the bill, but also suggests that early birds of the order were likely more duck-like than goose-like.
With joy, solemnity, celebration, humility, gratitude and more than a little celebrity, the Brown community came together for Commencement and Reunion Weekend from May 26 to 28, guided by the spirit of working for a better future.
During the 249th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 28, Brown University bestowed honorary degrees to a diverse group of scholars, artists and leaders recognized for their exceptional achievement in a variety of fields.
Students in the Resumed Undergraduate Education program make their way to Brown in many different ways — the stories of three Class of 2017 graduates from the program illustrate the wealth of lived experience they bring to campus.