Thu 27 Aug | RI NPR

Artscape: Science Inspires Art To Explore Alzheimer's

A new art exhibit, “Interstice: Memory, Mind, and Alzheimer's Disease," set to open in the Granoff Center at Brown University explores what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s Disease. The exhibition was created by Brown neuroscientist Peter Snyder.
Wed 26 Aug | Education Week

Colorblind Education Is the 'Wrong Response'

Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown, co-authors a commentary on the need for honest conversations about race, rather than a color-blind approach, in schools.
Wed 26 Aug | Providence Business News

Brown, URI make Top 500 world universities list

Brown University is ranked 75th on a list of the top 100 universities in the world, according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The list is compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The center ranks 1,200 universities and publishes the top 500.
Tue 25 Aug | Variety

15 Student Oscar Winners Announced for 2015

Emily Kassie was among 15 college students voted winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Kassie received the award for her documentary “I Married My Family’s Killer.”
Tue 25 Aug |

Curt Schilling’s Nazi memorabilia

Prof. Omar Bartov comments on former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's collection of WWII memorabilia, which is in the spotlight following a controversial tweet the athlete sent referencing Nazis and Muslims.
Mon 24 Aug | Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Dr. Amal Trivedi

Amal Trivedi, professor of health services, policy, and practice, spoke with PBN about the consequences of waiving Medicare Advantage's three-day stay policy. He recently authored a study that found that when "Medicare Advantage plans waive their three-day stay requirement before patients are eligible for skilled nursing care, hospital days per year were lessened and risk of hospital-acquired complications went down."
Mon 24 Aug | Providence Monthly

Brown Seniors Help Popularize Local Brew

A pair of Brown University students, both entering their senior year, have created Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, and the beverage is growing popular throughout Cape Cod. The students started their company with a scholarship through Brown’s Venture Labs, an in-house business incubator for entrepreneurial students.
Mon 24 Aug | Discovery

Carbon Monoxide 'Fire Fountains' Erupted on the Moon

Volcanic “fire fountains” erupting from the lunar surface, similar to what occurs in Iceland today, most likely were fueled by carbon monoxide gas, according to a new study involving Brown University lunar scientist Alberto Saal.
Sun 23 Aug | The Providence Journal

Rose McDermott and Valerie M. Hudson: Don't legalize polygamy

Rose McDermott, professor of political science, co-wrote an op-ed against the legalization of polygamy in the United States. "Polygamy is neither new nor rare. It is practiced in many cultures around the world," adding that if legalized it would undermine the stability of society and deeply harm women and children.
Sun 23 Aug | Herald and News

Warrior Spirit: Pulling out of poverty no easy task

Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies, spoke to more than 100 Oregon educators during a summit intended to address poverty and inequalities. “Inequalities are not numbers. Inequalities are people,” said Rose. “Education in an unequal world is not for the faint of heart … We’re going to have to buck up. We’re going to have to really keep our heart and our grit in a warrior spirit.”
Sun 23 Aug | The New York Times

Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role

An article on the creation in Providence of a racial reconciliation center and a museum focused on the North's involvement in slavery mentions Brown's Slavery and Justice report and involvement of Brown's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice in the creation of the new center.
Sat 22 Aug | The Providence Journal

Methane release from gas extraction seen as climate threat

Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies, is among experts that criticized statistics released by Invenergy, a company that has proposed to build a 900-megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in Burrillville that would eventually reduce carbon emissions in New England. The company's claim is inaccurate because it does not take into account the leakage of greenhouse gases during the extraction of natural gas from shale fields and the delivery of it to Rhode Island, opponents say.
Sat 22 Aug | The Providence Journal

One family's nightmare: R.I. children's mental-health system is broken

Gregory K. Fritz, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, commented on an article about the children's mental health system in Rhode Island. "Children's mental health is a low priority," Fritz said. "There isn't a big reservoir of untreated kids with cancer. But there is a huge reservoir of kids with untreated mental illnesses."
Fri 21 Aug | The Providence Journal

Study to examine state housing needs, preferences

The Rhode Island Housing Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of HousingWorks RI to conduct a comprehensive study of the state’s present and future housing needs. The study will be conducted in partnership with the Metropolian Area Planning Council, a regional planning agency based in Boston, and two Brown University professors, Drs. William Zywiak and Irene Glasser.
Wed 19 Aug | The Providence Journal

RI's newly created drug-addiction and overdose task force holds first meeting

Governor Raimondo's newly created Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force met for the first time Wednesday. "This is not a popular political topic," said Josiah Rich, a Brown University Medical School professor. "Our goal here is not to make everybody in this room happy. Our goal is to cut down on overdose deaths."
Wed 19 Aug | CityLab

Why Won't You Be My Neighbor?

In an article on a new report that found that most Americans have never spent time with their neighbors, Marc Dunkelman, public policy fellow at Brown, discusses the reasons why people used to have more interactions with the people that lived around them.