<p>Kiraç Foundation supports closer ties for Brown, Bogaziçi University</p>

<p>A recent gift from the Suna and Inan Kiraç Foundation, accepted by the Corporation of Brown University on May 25, 2008, has established two funds that will initiate an international collaboration program between Brown and Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. New joint research programs and other scholarly exchanges will lead to closer ties between Brown and Bogaziçi in molecular biology and brain science.</p>
Nanotechnology

Brown researchers work toward ending cartilage loss

Brown University nanotechnology engineer Thomas Webster has published a first-ever study that shows how a surface of carbon nanotubes combined with electrical pulses could help regenerate cartilage naturally in the body.
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

<p>Extended family’s behavior points to risk for post-collegiate alcoholism, Brown study says</p>

<p>Researchers at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies have published the first known study linking the risk of drinking problems after college with similar problems in a student's extended family, not just parents or fathers. The study was published in the journal&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic">Alcoholism: Clinical &amp; Experimental Research.</span></p>
David Winton Bell Gallery

<p>Photographic self-portrait exhibition<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic"> Self and Others</span> to open at Bell Gallery</p>

<p>The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University presents <em>Self and Others, </em>an exhibition of photographic self-portraits, from Saturday, June 7, through Sunday, July 6, 2008. The gallery, in the List Art Center, 64 College St., will hold an opening reception for the artists on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.</p>
Frontiers of Healthcare

Brown to host conference on advances in neurotechnology

Leading scientists nationwide explain the latest advances in neurotechnology, the emerging field in which technology such as implants, probes and electrical stimulators repair damage to the central nervous system in humans. The panel discussion is held as part of the Frontiers of Healthcare Conference, organized by Brown University and Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI). It will be held Monday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.

Brown Chemists Create Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles

A team led by a Brown University chemist has created the smallest iron oxide nanoparticles to date for cancer detection by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The magnetic nanoparticles operate like tiny guided missiles, seeking and attaching themselves to malignant tumor cells. Once they bind, the particles emit stronger signals that MRI scans can detect.
2008 Student Orations

<p>Olivia Olsen:<br />“Translating Borders”</p>

<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><div style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: #ffffff">Olivia Olsen of Geneva, Switzerland, delivered the second of two senior orations to the graduating class at the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday May 25th, 2008, on The College Green. The full text of Olsen’s address follows here.</div></span></p>
2008 Student Orations

<p>Amina DeSelle Massey:<br />“When We Are Well”</p>

<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><div style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: #ffffff">Amina Massey of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, delivered the first of two senior orations to the 2008 graduating class at the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday May 25th, 2008, on The College Green. The text of Massey’s address follows here.</div></span></p>

<p>Brown Corporation approves academic changes</p>

<p>At its regular Commencement Weekend business meeting Friday, May 23, 2008, the Corporation of Brown University approved changes in academic programs and policies; established new endowed chairs; received a number of gifts to the University; elected two new fellows and four new trustees; elected a new treasurer and secretary; and authorized the sale of the former Old Stone Bank building.</p>
The 240th Commencement

<p>Brown to Award 2,211 Degrees During Commencement</p>

<p>Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons, presiding at the University’s 240th Commencement exercises Sunday, May 25, 2008, will confer 2,211 degrees, from bachelor’s to honorary doctorates.</p>
The 240th Commencement

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

<p>Amina Massey of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Olivia Olsen of Geneva, Switzerland, will deliver senior orations to their classmates at the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday May 25th, 2008, at 12:45 p.m. on The College Green. Massey's address is titled "<a href="/pressreleases/2008/05/massey08">When We are Well</a>" and Olsen's address is titled "<a href="/pressreleases/2008/05/olsen08">Translating Borders.</a>"</p>
Cancer Clinical Trials

<p>Adding Ultrasound Screening to Mammography Brings Benefits, Risks</p>

<p>Results from a major clinical trial show that adding a screening ultrasound examination to routine mammography reveals more breast cancers than mammography alone – but also increases the rates of false positive findings. The American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), whose biostatistics center is located at Brown University, conducted the study and reported the results in the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>.</p>
Campus and Student Life Appointment

Margaret Klawunn Named VP for Campus Life and Student Services

Margaret Klawunn, currently associate vice president for campus life and dean for student life, has been named vice president for campus life and student services at Brown University. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2008.
Commencement 2008

Alpert Medical School Recognizes 70 In Class of 2008

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University celebrates its 34th graduating class with a speech by global health expert and former U.S. health envoy Nils Daulaire, M.D. The faculty address will be given by pediatrics professor Brian K. Alverson, M.D., and David Lloyd Ain will deliver the student address.
The 240th Commencement

<p>Brown Graduate School to Confer Degrees and Awards on May 25</p>

<p>Brown University's Graduate School Commencement Ceremony ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Lincoln Field. Casey Marks, a doctoral candidate in computer science will deliver the student address, titled "Beyond Specialization." Several prestigious awards will also be presented.</p>

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