Mon 22 Jul | RI-NPR

Bryant University; A War Between Town and Gown

Rhode Island politicians are increasingly looking to non-profit institutions to finance local government. The latest tug-of-war between town and gown is in Smithfield, where the town thinks Bryant University is not paying its fair share. For the past few years, in Providence, Brown and Johnson & Wales University have collectively paid millions of dollars in fees to city government.

Sun 21 Jul | The Providence Journal

A dynamic Dynamo

After many years and much hesitation, it seems as if the old South Street Station power plant, in Providence, may get a new life as Dynamo House following last month's announcement by Brown University, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.

Fri 19 Jul | East Side Monthly

Community Gardens Blossom on the East Side

An article on East Side community gardens includes a section on the Urban Environmental Lab’s Community Garden, which was created in 1984. Garden coordinator Sophie Soloway describes some of the garden's features and academic uses. 

Fri 19 Jul | The Providence Journal

Levine hired to fill Brown coaching job

Brown University on Thursday officially announced the hiring of Mike Levine as an assistant men’s hockey coach. Levine is replacing Mike Sousa, who is now an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut.

Fri 19 Jul | The Wall Street Journal

Pressure Builds for Data-Sweep Alternative

Amid growing concern of the National Security Agency's terrorism related surveillance program, Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, comments on privacy technology under development and keeping data at the phone companies.

Thu 18 Jul | WBUR

Heroin’s New Reach

Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology, appears on "On Point" to discuss heroin and its reach following the death by overdose of "Glee" star Cory Monteith. 

Thu 18 Jul | U.S. News & World Report

Decide if a New Medical School Is the Right Fit

In this article on the questions to ask when considering a newly opened medical school is the right fit, Kachiu Lee, a dermatology resident at Brown and adviser at MedSchoolCoach, advises that it's important for prospective students to gauge if there is a strong relationship between the school and the hospitals at which rotations will take place.

Thu 18 Jul | RI NPR

Dozens of Organizations Come Together to Focus on Autism in RI

The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment, or RI-CART, brings doctors researchers and educators together to advance autism research and put a spotlight on the disorder. Dozens of organizations are involved, including Bradley Hospital, Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Thu 18 Jul | U.S. News & World Report

Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk

Drug users with a history of severe childhood abuse may have an increased risk for suicide, a new study says. The study's lead author Brandon Marshall, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Brown University, says the findings show how detrimental childhood trauma can be.

Wed 17 Jul | GoLocalProv.com

Zimmerman + Racial Profiling in Rhode Island

Brown student Nicole Haslinger pens a "Mindsetter" column on steps local community groups have taken to combat racial profiling in Rhode Island, including proposed legislation. The article also cites racial profiling community forums that have been held locally, including one at Brown this past spring. 

Wed 17 Jul | Bloomberg Businessweek

Harvard Summer Program Recommendations Come at $10,000 Price

James Miller, dean of admission, comments on how summer college programs shouldn't be seen as an advantage to getting into a particular school. “These programs are not a back door to the university, nor should they be...It’s something that not a lot of people can afford, so we don’t want to advantage those who have the opportunity.”

Wed 17 Jul | The Washington Post

The day after the Senate didn’t go nuclear

In an opinion piece on the Senate's decision not to exercise the "nuclear option," Matt Miller refers to adjunct lecturer Richard Arenberg's book "Defending the Filibuster" as "an invaluable resource for those looking to indulge their secret filibuster fetish." 

Wed 17 Jul | MedPage Today

Statin Study: No Impact on Cognition

A meta-analysis that included more than 40,000 patients found no indication that treatment with statins negatively impacted cognition, according to research by Brian Ott, professor of medicine, which was reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

Tue 16 Jul | U.S. News & World Report

Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents

Nursing home residents with advanced mental decline who undergo numerous hospitalizations for infections, dehydration or certain other health problems are at a higher risk of death, a new study led by Joan Teno, professor of health services, policy and practice, finds.

Mon 15 Jul | The Providence Journal

Kerry needs support for Mideast peace efforts

Stephen Robert, former Brown University chancellor, pens an op-ed about the tepid response given to Secretary of State John Kerry's call for help in bringing peace to Israel and Palestine. Robert calls on American Jews to publicly embrace Kerry's plan for a two-state solution. 

Mon 15 Jul | Providence Business News

‘Eyesore’ pitched as job catalyst

Brown University and Commonwealth Ventures LLC are receiving rave reviews for their bid to redevelop Providence’s empty South Street Power Station, with members of the local development community  saying that the plan should kick-start activity on other fallow properties in the neighborhood.

Mon 15 Jul | Providence Business News

Brown launches public-health school

The new Brown University School of Public Health, officially launched on July 1, gives the university’s program in public health a new level of independence and the opportunity to better compete for federal funding. 

Mon 15 Jul | The Huffington Post

New 'Cry Analyzer' Provides Clues To Babies' Health

New research out of Brown and Women & Infants Hospital offers the tantalizing possibility that an innovative tool could decipher what an infant's cries mean and assess if he or she is at risk for developmental problems.

Mon 15 Jul | The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Reid sticks with filibuster threat

 Jerry Seib and Richard Arenberg, Brown University lecturer, join The News Hub to discuss the Senate Majority Leader's to strip the power of Republicans to filibuster certain confirmations if Democrats don't get votes on seven nominees. 

Mon 15 Jul | WBUR

After Zimmerman Verdict, Reflecting On Race And Justice

Tricia Rose, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, discusses the Zimmerman trial verdict and what it means to African-American communities across the nation and around this city. Rose also appeared on the Tavis Smiley show for a similar conversation. Video to be posted later today. 

Mon 15 Jul | CNBC

Senate’s "Nuclear Option" Could Cause a Market Meltdown

Wendy Schiller comments on how the Senate's "nuclear option" on filibusters may impact the market, noting that Main Street, not Wall Street, should be worried: Because Wall Street is such a massive supporter of the GOP, "the Republican party simply won't allow the economy to go over the cliff," even if that means compromising with Democrats.

Mon 15 Jul | The New York Times

A Surf Camp With an Emphasis on Safety

Surf Survival Camp, a Costa Rica-based surf camp led by Andrew Nathanson, a surfer and clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, covers how to treat the common cuts, bruises and bites associated with hanging 10.

Sat 13 Jul | The New York Times

No Six-Figure Pay, but Making a Difference

A story on nonprofit Venture for America, which is currently wrapping up its second five-week summer training camp at Brown. Similar stories also appeared in the Providence Journal and Providence Business News. 

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