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.
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.”
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."
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.
Mark Blyth discusses his book, "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea" with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $487,049 grant to Michelle Smith, a research associate at the Haffenreffer Museum, for her “three-year study exploring gender, textiles and society in Iceland from the Viking Age (ca. 874-1050) until the early 19th century.”
Two-dimensional graphene may be poised to revolutionize much of materials science, but a recent Brown study has shown that this one-atom-thick material could present some serious health risks inside the human body. The problem? It's so thin that it can slice directly into our cells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have developed a computer-based baby cry analyzer that may help researchers, clinicians, and caregivers identify possible neurological or developmental issues at a very young age.
Andrew Ferguson, PhD student in computer science, pens an op-ed advocating a nationwide broadband plan, which is an issue of wide debate in the upcoming elections.
Eric Morrow, assistant professor of biology, comments on a new study out of Canada that combed through the whole genomes of autistic individuals and their families. “Whole-genome sequencing is really the direction where we anticipate the field going, not just for research but clinically in the upcoming years,” said Morrow.
Richard Arenberg, adjunct lecturer in public policy and political science, pens an op-ed in anticipation of a Senate showdown over the filibuster, in which he urges Republicans and Democrats not to exercise the procedure's "nuclear option" in upcoming debates.
Ravi Pendse, currently vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Wichita State University, has been named Brown University’s vice president for computing and information services and chief information officer.
Brown research on Samoan babies' high birth weight is cited and linked to in this article on the countries with the highest obesity rates.
The director of financial services at Brown talks about Congress’ role in student-loan debt.
The Mars 2020 Science Definition Team report released Tuesday sets out the goals for NASA's next planned rover, set to arrive in the next decade on Mars. "We are looking where life could have once been on Mars," said report chairman and professor of geological sciences Jack Mustard. The report was covered by several outlets, including CBS News and Reuters.
In this list of 10 potentially worrisome everyday habits, Rena Wing, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, comments on the practice of weighing yourself daily, noting that it can be a smart way to keep tabs on whether you've been gaining over time.
Newly appointed Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack Elias talks about his new role and vision for the future of the Alpert Medical School.
Brown University researchers say they have discovered a possible genetic variation that can lead to autism and an intellectual disability. What’s more, the discovery may explain why one sibling can be affected while another isn’t.
How does the formation of Asian American communities in Southern California differ from the rest of the country?
John Logan, professor of sociology, talks about his recent US2010 project research that found that Asian Americans are almost as segregated from the white Americans as they were 20 years ago.
Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow in international studies at the Watson Institute, comments on a 2006 secret court ruling that allowed bulk phone records to be collected under the Patriot Act, saying that many lawmakers saw the change as a step forward, as it allowed for more oversight to the program.