In this video, Leif Ristroph of New York University and Bin Liu, postdoctoral research associate in engineering, analyzed the behavior of paper “bugs” of a variety of shapes (including cones, pyramids, umbrellas, and saucer-shaped UFOs) flying in a “flapping-flight wind tunnel” in the hopes of finding more stable designs.
Among the fee guided cellphone tours that explore some of Rhode Island’s most important historical and natural wonders is “Mashapaug Neighbors — Stories from Beyond the Pond,” created by artist Holly Ewald and a group of oral-history students from Brown University.
Timothy Edgar, fellow in international relations at the Watson Institute, addresses recent comments by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that Democrats instituted both a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court and surveillance standards following the implementation Bush's wiretapping program. “There is a kernel of truth in what [Pelosi] is saying, but it’s grossly misleading,” said Edgar.
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Heritage Museums & Gardens has formed a partnership with One Day University and will bring the national adult education program to Cape Cod for the first time this summer. John Stein, senior lecturer in neuroscience, w ill present one of the day's three classes, titled “The New Frontier of the Brain and Learning.”
Brown is among eight colleges chosen by the Association of American Universities to be project sites for its effort to improve undergraduate science teaching, which it introduced in 2011. The Providence Journal and Associated Press also reported this story.
Top leaders of Rhode Island’s health care industry sector gathered on June 19 for a half-day summit at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University to discuss the state’s progress in moving from fee-for-service toward bundled payments and accountable care organizations.
Brown University is among nine local nonprofits being awarded federal Americorps grants. The University is getting $187,727 to provide in-school college advising.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development Peter Alfonso comments on maritime research in Rhode Island: “Obviously the health of our waters is absolutely critical to the general and economic well-being of all of us who reside in or near the Ocean State.” Brown is collaborating with several local institutions for such research through Rhode Island’s Science and Technology Advisory Council.
Brown makes the list of BestColleges.com's annual awards as one of the best colleges for nontraditional students along with Smith College and the College of Idaho.
A study chaired by Rena Wing, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, finds that heavy people with type 2 diabetes who lose a modest amount of weight and keep it off get many long-term health benefits such as reducing their risk of chronic kidney disease, depression and eye disease, but don't lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
"The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin," is the latest play by Steven Levenson '06. It opens off Broadway on Thursday.
Brown University has chosen a University of British Columbia history professor to be the new director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library. Neil Safier will assume his new job at Brown in October. He succeeds Edward Widmer, who last year was named an assistant to the president for special projects.
After Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students attracted national attention with recent campaigns to divest from coal companies, the City Council in Providence voted 11-1 June 20 to pull its investments from fossil fuels.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, associate professor of sociology and international relations, and Michael D. Kennedy, professor of sociology and international relations, pen an op-ed on recent protest movements around the world and how the current situation in Brazil is different than others.
David Brussat writes about a recent joint studio in urban design hosted by Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in which students produced six conceptual master plans for the land vacated by moving Route 195 farther south of downtown Providence.
In the early morning hours of May 18, Brown police seized a gun that was tossed under a car on Thayer Street. According to the police report, the gun was tossed by someone in a large crowd after the police called for backup to break up a possible confrontation between a man and Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end embroiled in a murder investigation in North Attleboro, Mass.
Brown University has been recognized for its master’s degree programs on MastersDegreeOnline.org’s annual list of best colleges for master’s programs. Appearing on the list for its master’s program in computer science, Brown is joined on the list by Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island for their master's programs in English and counseling and special education, respectively.
Megan Roberts, a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University, commented on a study that showed sexually conservative men are more swayed by sexual images than more adventurous men. The findings suggest that in the real world, the sexually conservative might not plan to have sex, but when confronted with the opportunity they might be relatively more swayed to do the deed, Roberts and her colleagues wrote.
In just one week Brown University student Clara Beyer has gained more than 96,000 followers on Twitter. Beyer is a huge Taylor Swift fan, a fact she makes no secret of. It was while she was listening to the 23-year-old pop star that an idea occurred to her: a feminist parody Twitter account of Swift’s lyrics could be pretty funny.
Oddny Helgadottir, PhD student in international relations and comparative politics, co-authors this piece on the significance of the recent discovery of important flaws in an influential paper written by Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff by a University of Massachusetts at Amherst graduate student.
Brown makes the list, with 35 percent of 2012 bachelor's degrees granted in STEM fields.
Former Brown president Vartan Gregorian visited the Providence elementary school that shares his name on Tuesday, meeting with 10 students who were members of the school’s eNewspaper club after a student in the club wrote to him, requesting an interview.
Patricia Herlihy, professor emerita of history and an adjunct professor at the Watson Institute, pens an op-ed on how laws restricting abortion, divorce and gay rights mask Russia's real problems.
A photo essay on the Large Hadron Collider includes a brief quote by Greg Landsberg, professor of physics, when he points out to the writer the abundance of orange helmets available to visitors and notes that CERN's official colors are orange and blue.
Stephen Sloman, professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, is the co-author on a study that finds that people tend to hold more extreme positions on complex policies when they don’t know very much about them and that having people attempt to explain how the policies work is enough to reduce their sense of certainty, as well as the extremity of their political positions.
Mass incarceration of American youth is actually making the country’s crime problem worse, according to a new study conducted by Anna Aizer, associate professor of economics, and Joseph Doyle, Jr. of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Chicago youth incarceration. They found that going to jail as a kid has “strong negative effects” on a child’s chance to get an education and made kids more likely to offend again.
Both Timothy Edgar, fellow in international studies at the Watson Institute, and John Savage, professor of computer science, spoke at a recent four-day cybersecurity insitute at Roger Williams University, talking to participants about cyberspace and some of the threats it faces.
Timothy Edgar, visiting fellow in international relations, speaks with Christiane Amanpour about his own experience advising both Presidents Obama and Bush on government surveillance, noting that in the current situation, public debate should have happened earlier.
In her "Her Bipolar Life" blog, Kat Dawkins writes about a recent Brown study that there was no difference in hospital readmission rates among patients who took antidepressants and those who did not, and notes that it is one of many studies that have cited caution in using antidepressants.
A $1 million, four-year grant given to the Warren Alpert Medical School and the School of Public Health at Brown University by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation will help residents and practicing physicians learn how healthy aging and its interactions with disease affect older patients.