Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow in international relations, comments on the difficulty other federal intelligence agencies have in procuring information gathered by the NSA, noting that “The other agencies feel they should be bigger players.”
The 2nd quarter fundraising numbers are now public for the candidates for the 2014 races. Top local political experts, including Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science, tell GoLocalProv the impact of the early money.
With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout, including targeting thousands of graduate students at private universities. Peter Weber, graduate school dean at Brown University, told lawmakers at a House hearing last year that unionizing grad students would "damage the fabric of graduate education."
Brown University and the Providence Athenaeum are sponsoring an exhibit on Providence native son and horror writer H.P. Lovecraft in conjunction with NecronomiCon Providence, which is hosting a Lovecraft convention beginning Aug. 22.
Alan Harlam, director of the Social Innovation Initiative at Brown, writing on behalf of Ashoka U, shares why universities must continue to create structures that encourage students to explore their interests from varying perspectives, immerse themselves in new communities, and act on innovative ideas.
Katherine Sharkey, assistant professor of medicine, comments on new research that found that camping may shift campers' internal clocks about two hours earlier, transforming night owls into early birds. Sharkey points out that people get much more light outside than they do indoors, and that can reset their internal clocks.
A team of archaeologists from Brown University have uncovered a Native village site in Northwest Alaska that dates from just before first contact. The village is one of the biggest archaeological sites discovered in the Arctic. Local residents hope the research will tell them more about their ancestors.
An op-ed about Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's withholding of Meals on Wheels funding cites recent Brown research that revealed that the more states spend on home-delivered meals, the more likely they are to help people stay in their homes.
Richard Arenberg, adjunct lecturer in public policy, comments on the secrecy behind a Senate-led re-write of the tax code, which many Senators are hesitant to participate in because they don't want word to leak that they’d supported special tax breaks. Arenberg says that while some Senate records are sealed for years, tax reform has typically been public because Senators trusted each other.
Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow in international studies, pens an op-ed on how making surveillance safeguards generally known would reassure the public that their privacy is not being violated.
The Rhode Island Foundation announced a campaign to boost the state’s low self-esteem, with the slogan: “It’s All in Our Backyard.” Success stories featured in the campaign include that of Jeff Morgan, professor of medical science, who has invented a new and improved petri dish being manufactured in Cranston.
Two Brown University alumni, Stephen Levin and Stephen Pierson, are facing off in a Brooklyn City Council race, but their similarities have not dulled the heat in one of the more contentious downballot contests in the city.
Megha Garg, resident in general internal medicine at the Alpert Medical School, writes a letter responding to a recent article on recommended lung cancer screenings for high-risk populations, noting that "The potential harms of lung cancer screening may outweigh the benefits."
Brown University juniors Hunter Leeming and Anders Weiss helped the United States win a silver medal at the U-23 World Rowing Championship over the weekend in Linz, Austria.
An article on how computer programs are being used to create lifelike models of our bodies includes recent research by George Karniadakis, professor of applied mathematics, that modeled cell characteristics and how they affect blood flow.
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., has hired Alex MacFarlane, a 2103 Brown University graduate and former Brown Daily Herald reporter, as a press assistant in his Pawtucket office.
Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island all have been included in the upcoming “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.” The guide highlights student happiness at Brown.
Exo, a Brooklyn-based company founded by 2013 Brown graduates Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewitz, is building a new kind of protein bar that contains contain 6% of cricket flour among its nutrient-rich ingredients.
Richard Arenberg, adjunct lecturer in public policy, blogs that the filibuster plays a vital role in the Senate as a counterbalance to House of Representatives, and it’s the recent behavior of senators that needs to change for the better.
Each year, Block Island Health Services brings in third- and fourth-year medical students on rotation from Brown to assist staff at the island facility with the demands of a very busy season. This first of a series of profiles introduces Neil Jackson to the island community.
According to the Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas, protesters will be coming to Rhode Island on Thursday for a five-site protest against the new same-sex marriage law that includes the State House and Brown University.
Sean Deoni, assistant professor of engineering, comments on new research that found that Young children who were breastfed as infants scored higher on intelligence tests than formula-fed kids, noting that the study results show that “exclusive breastfeeding is becoming more and more important.”
In assessing the condition of privacy today, Timothy H. Edgar, visiting fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute, begins with an observation about human nature.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has enlisted the services of some preeminent academics to help the company in its efforts to further improve the working conditions in its supply chain reports Apple Insider. The all-volunteer academic advisory board is being led by Brown University Professor and Watson Institute Director Professor Richard Locke.
A review of a new book by Christine Montross, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior and codirector of the medical humanities and bioethics scholarly concentration at the Alpert Medical School, which chornicles some of the more severe cases she's worked on.
University officials are not saying whether they will keep Steven Cohen as a member of the Brown Corporation, after the company he founded, SAC Capital Advisors, was charged with widespread insider trading.
An article sheds light on the moments leading up to Sunil Tripathi, the deceased 22-year-old Brown University student, being mistakenly identified as suspect No. 2 in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Scott Haltzman, former clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Brown University, discusses how electronic communications are fueling extramarital affairs.
Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, comments on the increasing importance of courts in American life as more surveillance programs come under its review. “If the court is seen as skewed or biased, politically or ideologically, it will lose credibility,” said Edgar.
Brown University was ranked the No. 12 best college in the U.S., according to Forbe's annual America's Top Colleges listing. The 2013 rankings placed Princeton, Yale, and Harvard in No. 3, 4 and 8, respectively.