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.
James Morone, professor of political science and urban studies at Brown University, discusses U.S. citizens' reactions to having their govenment spy on them. "You know the remarkable thing is how little astonishment there's been," Morone said.
A group of Rhode Island's academic, economic and labor leaders met Wednesday morning to begin crafting a way for the state to capitalize on its various health sciences organizations. The meeting included a discussion about the nursing education program to be housed in a redeveloped South Street Power Station.
First it was fresh toboggan tracks on Mars, now it’s evidence that it snowed there, albeit a billion years ago. A new study, led by geology graduate student Kat Scanlon of Brown University, supports the idea that water came down as snow and then melted and ran off to create the branching valley networks that remain visible on Mars today.
When Theodore Sizer died of colon cancer at 77 in 2009, critics say the nation lost a leading scholar on high schools and one of the best education writers ever. The former Brown University professor's recently-published book, “The New American High School,” explains his final ideas on fixing high schools.
Matthew Pratt Guterl, professor of Africana studies and American studies at Brown University, pens an op-ed on the threats humanities face and the value it provides for students.
Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, lecturer in English at Brown University, discusses the history and myths associated with the Kensington Rune Stone, a rock that scholars from the past say "made people do strange things."
The plan to develop the South Street Power Station into college classrooms and academic offices along the Providence River must resolve little-discussed utility and environmental issues before the proposal for the former industrial sites can move forward.
Brown University was named the #6 healthiest college in the U.S. according to Greatist.com, a health and fitness media startup that promotes a healthier, happier, and better lifestyle for its readers.
University of Rhode Island scientists are working with colleagues from Brown University and Roger Williams University to identify the disease that is killing starfish along the Atlantic coast, URI officials announced Tuesday.
Researchers have discovered evidence that suggests the existence of ancient snow and precipitation on Mars. According to the study, led by researchers from Brown University, some Martian valley networks may have been created by runoff from rain or snow.
Jack Mustard, a professor at Brown University and chairman of the 2020 rover mission's Science Definition Team, comments on the search for life on Mars. "To go and look for simple organisms, or not-so-simple organisms, that are living within that toxic, harsh environment we just think is a foolish investment of the technology at this time," Mustard said.