Brown alumnus Margaret Lengerich and her sister answer questions about their Providence-based company HMSolution, which aims to protect cities, communities and homeowners from the health effects of toxic contaminants, such as arsenic and was recently named a semifinalist in the Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator Program.
On April 22, the John Hay Library at Brown will host a lecture by book artist, author, and FB&C book art columnist Richard Minsky titled “The Art of American Book Covers 1875-1930: One Hundred Great Covers from the Brown University Library.”
Nikolai Konow, a post-doctoral investigator at Brown University’s Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory, comments on the creation of a robo-wing that folds up when it strikes an object, allowing micro-vehicles to behave more like a bird or a bat and keep on flying. Konow says the wing also allows the device to conserve energy.
John P. Papay, assistant professor of education and economics, is the author of a new study that looked at how teacher experience can benefit students. The study shows that some assumptions in prior research have had a tendency to depress the effect of teachers' experience on student achievement.
Vazira Zamindar, associate professor of history, writes about the Lahore Resolution passed 75 years ago in Pakistan and the lingering effects the Resolution has had on religious minorities in both Pakistan and India.
An article on a loophole that doesn't require Medicare to pay for patients under observation status cites 2012 research out of Brown that found that a growing number of Medicare beneficiaries were being placed on observation. The article also quotes researcher Zhanlian Feng.
A column on Meals on Wheels cites recent Brown research commissioned by Meals on Wheels America and the AARP to examine the impact of Meals on Wheels programs on the elderly. Several results of the study are mentioned in the column.
A study by Assistant Professor of Economics Neil Mehrotra that looked at the cause of Rhode Island's high unemployment rate examined not only the issue of “mismatched” credentials from dying industries and jobs in the state, but also looked at educational attainment, household wealth and the length of unemployment benefits as potential causes of that high rate.
Amy Finkelstein, professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present preliminary findings of research she has been conducting on the expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act when she visits Brown University on Thursday to deliver the annual Paul Levinger Lecture.
Robotics fans or anyone curious about how robots are used in research, manufacturing, toy design and education are invited to attend the Rhode Island Robot Block Party on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at Brown University’s Pizzitola Center.
On Wednesday, 120 brain science research projects by Brown University students, faculty and staff will be on display and a talk will be given by a Nobel laureate on the neuroscience of smell as part of Brown's annual Mind Brain Research Day.
An article and photos of the Brown Swing Club, which offers free, open to the public, swing dance lessons, taught by Lindy Hop experts Daryl Begin and Jennifer Stout of "Providence Swings," on Monday evenings in Alumnae Hall. The club, a student-run organization, also has practice sessions and lessons on Thursday nights at Sayles Hall on Brown's Main Green.
Patricia Agupusi, postdoctoral fellow in international studies, writes about the choices Nigerians face in the upcoming March 28 election, which she says are seen by many as a "choice between two evils."
New research led by Susan C. Miller, professor of health services, policy and practice, concludes that nursing home caregivers well-versed in palliative care tend to focus less on possibly futile “aggressive” life-saving measures.
An article about "safe spaces" leads with a story on how Brown University administrators agreed to offer a place for students where they would be shielded from distressing viewpoints during a debate on
the rape culture.
Four scholars Thursday grappled with questions surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, during a two-hour debate at the Watson Institute at Brown University. Brown professors Glenn Loury and Tricia Rose took part in the debate.
In an open letter to the Brown community, Brown University’s president, Christina Paxson, on Thursday sought to dispel questions raised about whether a student’s family ties had influenced the handling of an alleged drugging at a fraternity party last fall. She wrote that attempts to exert such influence “would not be tolerated.”
In new research by Jay Dickson, a researcher in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, the discovery of gullies on Mars suggests that water on the planet comes in cycles, providing opportunities for life to take a hold in between the long, cold ice ages.
Alan Harlam, director of innovation and social entrepreneurship at the Swearer Center, writes about the engaged scholarship approach that Brown offers students and how other schools can integrate it into the curriculum.
New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," said lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior.
Four Brown University students took first place in a national cybersecurity policy competition held in Washington, D.C., on March 14-15, the first all-undergraduate team to win in the country. Teams were asked to assess a mock international cybersecurity crisis and develop a set of policy recommendations for U.S. government officials as part of the challenge.
An article on a recent study on air pollution cites a 2012 study by Gregory A. Wellenius, associate professor of epidemiology, that found that breathing outdoors on one moderately polluted day led to a 30 percent spike in strokes 12 to 14 hours later.
Traci C. Green, assistant professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology, comments on the spike this year in overdose deaths caused by the painkiller fentanyl. State health officials on Monday reported that 51 people have died of accidental drug overdoses so far in 2015, with a majority of them involving illegal fentanyl.
Researchers at Brown have developed a new approach to manufacturing perovskite-based hybrid thin-film solar cells. The technique involves depositing sunlight-absorbing perovskite crystals onto a substrate using a room-temperature solvent bath as an alternative to high-heat thermal annealing.
In an interview on her budget proposal, Gov. Gina Raimondo says that she's open to speaking with the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox about their plans for a ballpark in Providence, but that she hopes the $25-million fund in her budget proposal that she has said the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission could use will help close the financing gaps that exist for developers hoping to leverage talent at Brown University, Brown’s medical school and the University of Rhode Island.