Geophysicists from Brown University have shown that tectonic activity is also feasible within Europa’s ice shell. They used a computer simulation to map subduction—where one giant slab of ice is forced under another.
Article quotes Richard Boucher, a former top U.S. diplomat who now teaches at Brown University: “If the president undercuts what he is trying to achieve diplomatically, convinces people that whatever you agree to with the secretary of state will be overturned by the president ... then he is basically neutered."
With two of the three phases of the South Street Landing project now completed, and largely occupied, state and university officials on Wednesday ceremonially opened the facilities. The Rhode Island Nursing Education Center occupies space on the first three floors, while Brown University has moved portions of 11 administrative offices and services into the remainder, about 136,000 square feet of the total building space.
Podcast Host Richard Aldous speaks with Gordon Wood about his new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Gordon Wood is an acclaimed author, historian, and the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University.
This episode of The Washington Post's "Constitutional" podcast examines the colonial and revolutionary roots of the Second and Third Amendments with renowned historian Gordon Wood—professor at Brown University and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Radicalism of the American Revolution.”
Article quotes Kenneth R. Miller, a molecular biologist at Brown University, who says that a new generation is being taught that “the scientific method and the scientific community is not to be trusted.”
Elizabeth McQuaid and Daphne Koinis-Mitchell -- staff psychologists at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals and professors at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University -- will work as the project’s co-principal investigators.
Collectively COBRE (Rhode Island Hospital’s Center for Biomedical Research Excellence) has enabled musculoskeletal and joint research at Rhode Island Hospital along with Brown University to achieve prominence nationally and internationally.
Article on recent Brown study that found that knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese people, and these patients are more likely than normal-weight individuals to develop blood vessel damage that can lead to amputations.
Rachel Herz, a sensory researcher at Brown University, and her colleagues designed this study to see if there might be times of day when the sense of smell was more powerful — perhaps making food smell particularly inviting.
Malle, lead investigator on a project, dubbed ARIES (Affordable Robotic Intelligence for Elderly Support), will add artificial intelligence capabilities to Hasbro’s current Joy for All Companion Pets. On GoLocal LIVE Malle discusses the collaborative project between Brown and Hasbro and how the effort could have an important impact on seniors and their quality of lives.
Article on development in the Jewelry District highlights tells the story of Brown's role. Article states: It’s the sort of collaboration that academic, business and government officials here hope to emulate and build on as they, like many other community leaders around the country, seek to promote a fledgling innovation district. Such networking, experts say, is a key component of the success of established innovation districts elsewhere in the country.
U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.6 trillion since they began in 2001, according to the new Brown Costs of War study, a figure more than three times that of the Pentagon’s own estimates.
Article quotes Dr. Brett Owens, a professor of orthopedic surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School, who says that other joints are at risk as well. People who repeatedly sprain an ankle are at risk, he said. And up to 40 percent of those who dislocate a shoulder get arthritis within about 15 years, he said.
Researchers at Brown University have developed a practical new way of imaging the activity between individual neurons in the brain, providing scientists with a powerful tool to study neural diseases, their causes, and potential treatments.
The Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs has initiated the Brown University Veteran Alumni Council (BUVAC), which is geared to keeping military-affiliated alumni up to date with events, announcements and programming on campus.
While deaths from prescription opioids are reaching a plateau, deaths from fentanyl—an illegal drug with 50 times the potency of heroin—have risen 92% over the past year to 22,000 in March. Brandon Marshall, a professor of epidemiology at Brown University, worries that this rise demonstrates the difficulty of preventing addiction.
Op-ed by associate professors at Brown and fellows of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, about scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency who were prevented from making presentations at a conference about climate change impacts on Narragansett Bay
Medical statistician Glenn Palomaki of Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, who studies the consequences of prenatal screening and genetic testing, notes that there is no health benefit to learning about a mutation if a carrier doesn't do anything—and the cost of DNA sequencing is wasted. In contrast, if a person overreacts out of fear, they might consume too many health care services.
It’s not the first time that Brown University has partnered with schools affected by natural disasters. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the school welcomed students who had been displaced in New Orleans. The school has already enrolled 15 students from the University of Puerto Rico and 10 more are scheduled to arrive at Brown on Tuesday.