<p>Early Stimulus Funding Supports Research in Adolescent Addiction</p>

<p>Robert Miranda Jr., assistant professor (research) with the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, will examine whether the drug topiramate can help reduce marijuana addiction among teens. The National Institutes of Health and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 awarded him more than $560,000 for the first year of what will be a two-year study. Miranda’s research grant is one of the first in the country to use stimulus funding.</p>

<p>New Proxy Reveals How Humans Have Disrupted the Nitrogen Cycle</p>

<p>Researchers from Brown University and the University of Washington have found a new proxy to measure the impact of fossil fuel emissions on the global nitrogen cycle. The scientists use nitrogen isotopes found in a Greenland ice core to link nitrates to the rise in nitric oxides since the industrial period. The research also shows the greatest change in the isotope ratios occurred between 1950 and 1980, following a rapid increase in fossil fuel burning. Results are published in <em>Science</em>.</p>

<p>Skin Lesion Leads To More Cancer Types Than Once Believed</p>

<p>Dermatologist Martin Weinstock has found that sun-damaged rough patches on the skin known as actinic keratoses lead to more forms of skin cancer than previously thought. Weinstock and colleagues also determined that lesions can become invisible and resurface over time. Details are in the current issue of the journal <em>Cancer.</em></p>
Frontiers of Healthcare

<p>Brown To Host Conference on Challenges of Health Care Reform</p>

<p>Regional and national experts will gather at Brown on Monday, June 8, 2009, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of health care reform and its implications for Rhode Island and the nation. The event is part of the annual Frontiers of Healthcare Conference, organized by Brown University and Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.).&nbsp; The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Salomon Center for Teaching and is open to the public without charge.</p>
Senior Orations 2009

Noor Najeeb: “Facing Fear”

Noor Najeeb of Mequon, Wis., delivered this senior oration to her classmates at the University’s 241st Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 24, 2009, on The College Green. <a href="/pressreleases/2009/05/thorstenn">Juliana Thorstenn also delivered an oration.</a>
Senior Orations 2009

Juliana Thorstenn: “Singing”

Juliana Thorstenn of Garden City, N.Y., delivered this senior oration to her classmates at the University’s 241st Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 24, 2009, on The College Green. <a href="/pressreleases/2009/05/najeeb">Noor Najeeb also delivered an oration.</a>
Meeting of the Corporation

<p>Brown Corporation Accepts $30-Million Gift for Undergraduate Financial Aid</p>

<p>The Corporation of Brown University formally accepted a gift of $30 million today, bringing the total raised for undergraduate financial aid through the Campaign for Academic Enrichment to $285 million. The Corporation also elected 12 new trustees and fellows and authorized the administration to proceed with capital projects for the Mind Brain Behavior program and the Alpert Medical School.</p>
A milestone, not the finish line

<p>‘Boldly Brown’ Campaign Crosses the $1.4-Billion Mark; Work Continues</p>

<p>Chancellor Thomas J. Tisch has informed members of the Corporation that “Boldly Brown: The Campaign for Academic Enrichment” has reached its overall goal of $1.4 billion. Campaign fund-raising efforts will continue through Dec. 31, 2010, to meet goals for individual priorities, including student financial aid and endowed faculty positions.</p>
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>