<p>Brown, Singapore Establish Degree Program in Computational Biology</p>

<p>Brown University and the National University of Singapore have established a concurrent degree program in computational biology. The program will accept NUS students who have completed work on a bachelor’s degree into a master’s degree program in computational biology at Brown. As many as 10 NUS students are expected to enroll annually.</p>

<p>Pembroke Center Honors Teach For America CEO with Leadership Award</p>

<p>Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, and Hillary Salmons, executive director of the Providence After School Alliance, will receive the Leadership for Change through Education Award, presented by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.</p>
news advisory

<p>Sen. Jack Reed to Deliver Keynote at Veterans Day Ceremony</p>

<p>Brown University will honor members of the Brown and Rhode Island communities who have served the nation in the U.S. military during Veterans Day ceremonies, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony will include remarks by Brown President Ruth J. Simmons and a keynote address by Sen. Jack Reed.</p>

<p>Brown to Offer Voluntary Staff Retirement Incentive</p>

<p>As part of a comprehensive campuswide effort to reduce its 2010-11 budget, Brown University is offering eligible employees a lump-sum retirement payment and an additional payment to help with the transition to retirement.</p>
November 14 through February 14

<p>Birdwatching: Rachel Berwick Installation on Display at the Bell Gallery</p>

<p>The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University presents <em>Zugunruhe</em>, a new installation by Rachel Berwick, from Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, through Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery will host a series of lectures on related topics, including art, history, anthropology, zoology, and ecology.</p>
HIV and Africa

<p>Researchers Question Evidence Linking Overlapping Sexual Partners to HIV Rates</p>

<p>Epidemiologist Mark Lurie and graduate student Samantha Rosenthal have published new research challenging conventional wisdom that concurrent, or overlapping, multiple sexual partners drives the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Their research is published online as part of the journal AIDS and Behavior. The article will be featured in a print edition of the journal later this year.</p>

<p>NSF Funds Doctoral Program on Inequality in the Developing World</p>

<p>A $3.1-million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a new research and training program at Brown to address the growing international concern about the causes and consequences of inequality.&nbsp; The program, “Development and Inequality in the Global South,” will be based at the Watson Institute for International Studies.</p>

Brown to Rededicate Rhode Island Hall on Oct. 16

Rhode Island Hall, one of the earliest buildings on The College Green, will be rededicated during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. After a $12-million renovation, the building is the new home of the Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.<br />[See also <a href="http://today.brown.edu/articles/2010/09/leed">Rhode Island Hall earns LEED gold status</a>.]

<p>Movement and Motion: Rovan Installation Opens at Cogut Center</p>

<p>Composer and performer Joseph “Butch” Rovan opens a new installation at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, titled <em>Let us imagine a straight line</em>. This interactive work, exploring movement, motion, philosophy, and science through image, text, and sound, is open to the public from Friday, Oct. 16, through Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.</p>