Sun 16 Apr | The Providence Journal

Brown to celebrate women in sciences

Several national prominent researchers and educators will convene at Brown University Thursday for the "Inspiring Women in Science" conference.
Sat 15 Apr | The New York Times

Supply-side economics, but for liberals

In the debate among economists on the trade off of social welfare programs, the New York Times cites a Brown University study that examined the 'Mothers’ Pension” program, which was available from 1911 to 1935.
Thu 13 Apr | The Providence Journal

Brown president elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Brown University president Christina Paxson has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary society whose ranks include some of the country’s leading researchers, artists, performers, writers, philanthropists, business people and others.
Thu 13 Apr | Providence Business News

Simons awards $982K grant to Brown’s ICERM

Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics received a $982,000 grant from the Simons Foundation which will be used to expand the center’s programming, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Wed 12 Apr | WBEZ

How the press gets seduced by war

Set against the backdrop of the recent military strike against Syria, Watson Institute senior fellow Stephen Kinzer discusses how the public is being presented with a simple version of reality because news outlets aren't asking the right questions.
Wed 12 Apr | Philly.com

A people and nation born of revolution

Gordon Wood, professor of history emeritus at Brown University, wrote about the importance of the American revolution in creating the nationhood of the United States. Wood described the challenges and benefit of being a nation without a defined American ethnicity.
Tue 11 Apr | Wall Street Journal

Advice on helping teen girls thrive

A guide to the psychological development of girls cites a study by Brown researcher Laura R. Stroud, who found girls between the ages of 12 and 13 are more sensitive to rejection.
Mon 10 Apr | Providence Business News

Brown among best value in R.I.

For the third year in a row, Brown University has the best value among Rhode Island higher education institutions, according to SmartAsset.
Sun 9 Apr | LobeLog

Reimagining the Middle East

Chas W. Freeman Jr., senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote about American's involvement in Middle Eastern affairs and reexamining its role in the region.
Wed 5 Apr | CNN

Global gag rule: The result is life or death

Caroline Kuo, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, wrote an op-ed about how reinstating a revised Mexico City Policy would impact the reproductive health of girls and young women worldwide.
Wed 5 Apr | WBUR

We know less than we think we do

Brown University cognitive scientist Steven Sloman explains why ignorance is a natural human state. His comments come at a time of increasing political polarization.
Wed 5 Apr | The New York Times

In search of a good emperor

A study co-authored by Brown economist Oded Galor is cited in an article about the challenges leaderships and democracies face in civilizations with diverse populations.
Wed 5 Apr | The Providence Journal

Herbert Rakatansky: Undocumented immigrants need care, too

Herbert Rakatansky, clinical professor of medicine emeritus, advocated for doctors to fulfill the moral obligation to care for all patients, regardless of their immigration status, given the challenges the political climate is currently posing.
Tue 4 Apr | The New York Times

Learning to think like a computer

Elias Muhanna, assistant professor of comparative literature, translated a supposed exchange between Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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