Study documents range of challenging meditation experiences

Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.

New programs seek to diversify faculty at Brown and beyond

One year after the University’s diversity and inclusion action plan committed to doubling the number of faculty from historically underrepresented groups, two initiatives are already attracting both early-career and experienced scholars to Brown.

Title IX program officer to join Brown in July

Rene Davis, a higher education leader who currently serves as Title IX and Section 504 coordinator at Mount Holyoke College, will oversee Brown’s Title IX office beginning on July 17, 2017.

Gonzalez named senior VP for advancement

Sergio Gonzalez, senior vice president for university advancement and external affairs at the University of Miami, has been named senior vice president for advancement at Brown University, effective Aug. 1, 2017.

Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia

People with dementia living in nursing homes that implemented the MUSIC & MEMORY program were more likely to cease using antipsychotic and antianxiety drugs and engaged in fewer problematic behaviors, according to the first evaluation of the program.