Wed 7 Mar | Boston Globe
Wed 28 Feb | Providence Journal
Wed 28 Feb | Inside Higher Ed
Fri 23 Feb | Bloomberg
Thu 22 Feb | NECN
The U.S. women's Olympic bobsled team boasts five master's degrees, making them "one of the most educated teams, I think, in these Olympics,” said team member Elana Meyers Taylor. One of the team members is Lauren Gibbs, who got her undergraduate degree at Brown and later earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Thu 22 Feb | Atlas Obscura
Article notes that Jeff D. Colgan, a professor of political science at Brown University, writes in an article released last week in the journal Global Environmental Politics, Camp Century represents both a second-order environmental threat from climate change and a new path to political conflict. “We’re starting to get better about dealing with the anticipated problems associated with climate change,” says Colgan. “There are going to be a whole host of unanticipated problems that we never saw coming.”
Wed 21 Feb | Providence Journal
The longtime coach, a former volleyball coach at Brown, and her former star have stayed in touch over the years and, according to Short, someone who had once competed in bobsledding was impressed with Gibbs’ strength and suggested she give the sport a try.
Wed 21 Feb | PV Magazine
Scientists led by Brown University have developed perovskite solar cells, which replace the toxic lead common to many of these material structures with titanium. The researchers say that with further optimization, the material could eventually be ideal for use as a tandem cell layer.
Tue 20 Feb | Healthday News
To see whether the program was working, researchers from Brown University compared overdose deaths among former inmates during the six months before the program started and the same period a year later. The researchers found a 61 percent drop in overdose deaths among former inmates.
Mon 19 Feb | WJAR
Brown University Men’s Hockey, along with Team IMPACT, which is a national nonprofit organization that connects children facing life-threatening or chronic illnesses with the support system of college sports teams, honored an eight-year-old boy battling a rare disease.
Mon 19 Feb | Chronicle of Higher Education
Brown topped the annual list of top producers of Fulbright students published by the Chronicle, with 39 undergraduates, graduates and recent alumni receiving the prestigious award from the U.S. State Department.
Thu 15 Feb | Providence Journal
Brown Chancellor Samuel M. Mencoff and wife Ann S. Mencoff have given Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School $50 million intended to help transform biomedical research into cures and treatments for disease, the university announced on Thursday.
Wed 14 Feb | Vice
A new Brown-led study shows that by targeting people with opioid addiction who are leaving the state’s combined jail and prison, Rhode Island cut the death rate among this group by 61 percent within a year.
Mon 12 Feb | Providence Journal
The clinical trial seeks to assess the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of the experimental drug Tauriel in people with early to mild signs of Alzheimer’s, according to the hospital’s Memory and Aging Program. The Butler group is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Mon 5 Feb | Smithsonian
Article quotes Stephen Houston, professor of archaeology and anthropology at Brown, who was involved in the research that led to the discovery of more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough.
Thu 1 Feb | WPRI
“The issues that are at stake are so important to every single Rhode Islander,” Paxson told Eyewitness News in an interview Wednesday on the university’s College Hill campus. “They are just first order of importance. This is about access to health care, quality of health care, economic development in the state, access to health care for underserved communities – so many, many dimensions.”
Fri 26 Jan | Washington Post
Opinion piece by Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown. Singh argues that the destruction that nationalism has brought in its wake should not prevent us from recognizing its constructive potential.
Fri 26 Jan | GoLocalProv
Video interview with Joseph Braun, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at Brown.
Thu 25 Jan | IEEE Spectrum
Coverage of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) award to Brown to support the work of figuring out a chemical-derived way of storing and manipulating mass-data by loading it onto molecules and then dissolving the molecules into liquids.
Thu 25 Jan | Symmetry Magazine
Once a week at Brown University, professors and students with backgrounds ranging from neuroscience to literary arts come together to collaborate. They're participating in a program called "SciToons," created in 2011 by Oludurotimi Adetunji, an adjunct assistant professor of physics and Brown's associate dean of undergraduate research and inclusive science.
Wed 24 Jan | The New York Times
Story about new research on how these animals hunt and flee for survival in the wild includes a comment by Thomas Roberts, a professor of biology at Brown University who was not involved in the study.
Tue 23 Jan | WPRI
Brown is among the Rhode Island employers who are joining an initiative that aims to connect local suppliers with the state’s largest employers.
Tue 23 Jan | Associated Press
Article quotes Michael Littman, a Brown University computer science professor who has tasked computers to solve crossword puzzles. Littman said that computers are still far off from truly understanding what they're reading.
Tue 23 Jan | RI Public Radio
Avory Brookins, environmental reporter at Rhode Island Public Radio, sat down with Lint Barrage, assistant professor of economics and environmental studies at Brown University, to get a better sense of how oil and gas exploration could impact New England.
Mon 22 Jan | WIRED
Article on a new app developed by Brown University cryptographer Seny Kamara.
Sun 21 Jan | Providence Journal
Brown University President Christina Paxson says that local options for a high-quality, affordable health system exist and that Rhode Islanders should ask a series of questions of policy leaders before the future of the state's health care system is decided.
Thu 18 Jan | HealthDay
Article on new Brown research that found that women in plans without co-pays for mammograms were six percent more likely to have an annual mammogram.
Wed 17 Jan | Providence Journal
Curator Rica Maestas has divided the art into groups that look at topics such as the Mexican Revolution, religion and educational reform and women and culture.
Mon 1 Jan | IEEE Spectrum
Article quotes James Head of Brown University, who has been involved in lunar missions since the Apollo program. Head visited China recently and came away impressed with the country’s commitment to lunar exploration. “There’s a lot of excitement about this program,” he said. “There’s historically not been a major lunar and planetary science community in China, but in the last decade or so it’s been growing.”
Sat 30 Dec | PBS
Article highlights how scientists at Brown University are developing salt-grain-sized “neurograins” containing an electrode to detect neural firing as well as to zap neurons to fire, all via a radio frequency antenna.