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.
Bacterial infections may play a role in triggering pancreatic cancer, according to new research by Brown University professors.
Numerous experts from Brown University have joined to form the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART). Eric Morrow, assistant professor at Brown University and co-director of the RI-CART research committee, comments on the difficulty of building a multidisciplinary consortium and its importance in tackling problems such as autism.
Wendy Schiller, professor of political science at Brown University, comments on the challenges two New York City political wives face following their husbands' humiliating scandal.
Stanley M. Aronson, dean of medicine emeritus at Brown University, pens an op-ed on the usefulness of pharmacology to mankind and its dangers.
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.
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.
Scott Turner, director of Web Communications at Brown University, discusses the error two hornets made after they laid eggs in Brown's dying American elm tree.
Brown's outdoor movie series at the Granoff Center is included on the list, along with the remaining dates in the series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.