Meeting of the Brown Corporation

<p>Corporation Elects New Trustees and Fellows, Including First Young Alumna Trustee</p>

<p>At its regular Commencement Weekend meeting Friday, May 22, 2009, the Corporation of Brown University elected three new fellows and nine new trustees. The University’s 54-member governing body also modified its rules to allow election of “young alumnus trustees” — recent Brown graduates who will serve three-year terms.</p>
May 20, 2009

<p>Information for the Brown Community Regarding Influenza A (H1N1)</p>

<p>The University has been notified by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) of one Brown student with a laboratory-confirmed case of H1N1 influenza. This individual is recovering well, and none of the individual’s close contacts is sick. RIDOH has indicated there is no need to adjust any plans for Commencement and Reunion events this weekend. University administrators sent the following e-mail communication to the campus community today.</p>

<p>Brown To Break Ground on Creative Arts Center</p>

<p>Brown University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Creative Arts Center on Friday, May 22, 2009. The ceremony will be held at the building site, 154 Angell St., adjacent to the Brown Office Building, at 3:15 p.m.</p>

<p>Michael Kennedy Named Director of Watson Institute for International Studies</p>

<p>Michael D. Kennedy has been appointed director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Currently director of the University of Michigan’s Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and its Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Kennedy will begin his new duties at the Watson Institute in July 2009.</p>

<p>Computer Model Predicts Brain Tumor Growth and Evolution</p>

<p>Scientists from Brown University, the University of Texas and elsewhere have developed a computational computer model that tracks brain tumor growth virtually and can be matched to real tumors. The new computer model could lead to specific, targeted treatments for individualized therapy. Details are in the May 15 edition of the journal <em>Cancer Research.</em></p>
The 241st Commencement

<p>Brown Graduate School of Confer Degrees and Awards on May 24</p>

<p>The Brown University Graduate School Commencement Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2009, on Lincoln Field, with Dean Sheila Bonde presiding. Dhiraj Catoor, a doctoral candidate in engineering, will deliver the student address, titled<em> </em>“Scholarship Within and Beyond the Ivory Tower.” Several prestigious awards will also be presented.</p>
The 241st Commencement

<p>Brown Selects Two Seniors to Deliver Commencement Speeches</p>

<p>Noor Najeeb of Mequon, Wis., and Juliana Thorstenn of Garden City, N.Y., will deliver senior orations to their classmates at the University Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 12:45 p.m. on The College Green. Najeeb's address is titled “Facing Fear” and Thorstenn’s address is titled “Singing.” The full texts of <a href="/pressreleases/2009/05/najeeb">Najeeb’s “Facing Fear”</a> and <a href="/pressreleases/2009/05/thorstenn">Thorstenn’s “Singing”</a> are available online.</p>

<p>Children of Providence Fund Awards First Grants to Public Schools</p>

<p>The Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence, inspired in part by the report of the University’s Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, will provide Providence Public Schools with new graphing calculators to enrich teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms.</p>
The 241st Commencement

<p>Commencement Forums Cover Economy, Nanotechnology, Literature and More</p>

<p>Brown University’s Commencement Forums and Alumni Reunion Forums, a series of academic colloquia by faculty, alumni, and distinguished guests, will begin on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Sessions range from economics and literature to nanotechnology and obesity. All forums are free and open to the public on a space-available basis.</p>
Better Eating, Thanks To Postman

<p>Personalized Nutritional Information Sent Through Mail Helps Improve Diets</p>

<p>Researchers led by Kim Gans, associate professor and co-director of the Institute for Community Health Promotion, have found that sending customized nutritional materials through the mail helped low-income ethnically diverse people eat more fruits and vegetables and improve their diets. Details are highlighted in <em>The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. </em></p>
The 241st Commencement

<p>Trailblazing AIDS Researcher to Receive Rosenberger Medal</p>

<p>Charles Carpenter, M.D., an international leader in AIDS research and training who has worked with HIV patients for nearly three decades, will receive the Susan Colver Rosenberger Medal, the Brown faculty’s highest honor, during Brown University’s Commencement exercises Sunday, May 24, 2009.</p>
The 241st Commencement

<p>Alpert Medical School to Confer 90 Degrees for Class of 2009</p>

<p>The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University celebrates its 35th graduating class with addresses by Jim Yong Kim, M.D., incoming president of Dartmouth College and a Brown University alumnus; Fred J. Schiffman, M.D., professor of medicine at Brown; and Jessica Chan, a member of the M.D. Class of 2009.</p>