The New Old Age blog reports on Brown research that found that states that spent more than the average to deliver meals showed greater reductions in the proportion of nursing home residents who didn’t need to be there. Quotes study co-author Vincent Mor, professor of health services policy and practice.
Brown ranks fourth on the list, which was based on a survey conducted in spring 2012. All the schools on the list are ones that received the most votes from top college administrators as paying a particular focus on undergraduate teaching.
A round-up of three main ways colleges and universities are going greener includes the requirement at Brown that all new buildings to produce 25%-50% less emissions than state standards.
Eileen Landay, visiting scholar in education, reads an essay that questions where we are headed as a literate society as technology becomes more and more a part of the act of reading.
James Tilton, director of financial aid, the barriers that still exist despite the presence of online tuition calculators that show that for all but high-income families, a well-endowed private college can be as affordable as a top state university. "We still face a huge barrier of low-income families and first-generation college students not realizing that they can attend a school like Brown, in many cases, for less money than their local public college,” said Tilton.
Michael Vorenberg, associate professor of history, writes a "Disunion" column about the events that unfolded immediately following the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and what the document really meant for African Americans at the time.
Healthcentric Advisors was awarded a three-year, $835,000 research grant to analyze consumers’ choices in selecting home health agencies and how the format of information provided affects their choices and outcomes. Healthcentric Advisors will be partnering with Lifespan and Brown University to conduct this work
An excerpt from "Smuggler Nation" by Peter Andreas, professor of political science and interim director of the Watson Institute.
There is much speculation about how the mile-long parcel of land that runs along the old path of Route 195 will be used. Quotes Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affairs, who says that Brown has no proposals before the 195 Commission and that Brown’s future in the Jewelry District is dependent on a strategic plan Brown is developing now that will guide its growth for the next 10 years.
An article on Islamic militancy in Mali and the collapse of the country's military, includes comments made by Gen. Carter F. Ham, the head of the Africa Command, in a speech at the Achebe Colloquium last month. “I was sorely disappointed that a military with whom we had a training relationship participated in the military overthrow of an elected government,” Carter said.
A new research review by Iris Tong, assistant professor of medicine, finds that herbal and complementary medicines could be recommended as an alternative to pharmacological hormone replacement therapy for treating postmenopausal symptoms.
A profile on rising playwright and Brown alum Quiara Alegria Hudes, whose latest play, "Water by the Spoonful," made its New York debut this week and received high praise for its inventiveness and scope.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/11/3177766/a-playwright-on-the-rise-q...
Omer Bartov, professor of history, comments on the common argument that gun control was critical to Hitler’s rise to power. Bartov notes that the Jews probably wouldn’t have had much success fighting back even if they did possess guns: "The [Russian] Red Army lost 7 million men fighting the Wehrmacht, despite its tanks and planes and artillery. The Jews with pistols and shotguns would have done better?”
Rick Benjamin, a lecturer at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, has been named the new state poet laureate by Governor Chafee. The honorary position serves as the principal advocate for poetry in Rhode Island and comes with a $1,000 stipend.
Did 9/11 prompt NYPD to just ignore citizens’ civil rights or did racist policies like stop and frisk start long before?
Cenk Uygur talks to Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, and Ross Tuttle, a documentary filmmaker, about the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, which has overwhelmingly targeted black and Latino residents.
Experts from Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and elsewhere will serve on a panel assembled by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Medicine to recommend ways to improve end-of-life care in America. The first meetings of the Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care will be on Feb. 20 and 21 in Washington, D.C.
Brown ranks fourth among New England private colleges on Kiplinger's annual assessment of schools that are the best value for students. To get its rankings, Kiplinger uses what it calls "more-tangible measures of academic quality—including test scores and four-year graduation rates—as well as affordability."
A major gift to Brown University’s Program in Public Health will finance a new initiative on healthy aging. The gift, from the Irene Diamond Fund, is a12.5-percent share of a residential building on Roosevelt Island in New York City. When the building is sold in a few years, Brown stands to gain an estimated $4 million to $7 million.
In this round-up of reasons why it's a good idea to toss away those cigarettes, recent research from Brown that found that smokers were never happier than when they were quitting smoking, even if they went back to smoking afterward is cited. A link to the press release on the research is included.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that a team led by Ames Laboratory on the campus of Iowa State University , has been selected for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S. energy security. Brown is listed as one of the research partners on the project.
Researchers at Brown University have developed an elegant method for determining exactly how a DNA molecule passes through a nanopore. They can see if it slips through end-on or goes through doubled over…and, if it does double over, they can tell where along its length it folds.
In speaking about future Knowledge District growth, Gov. Chafee talks about how having one of the world's seven Ivy League medical schools in Providence is a "tremendous asset" and the natural growth that will come out of having several "meds and eds" located so closely in that district.
After plans for a museum and hotel failed, the future of historic waterfront building Dynamo House is in flux. Sources knowledgeable about the site said that Brown University might be interested since Dynamo House is in the city’s Jewelry District, where Brown has expanded in recent years.
The promise of public streets was an important component in the city's negotiations last year with the major nonprofits, including Brown, to collect a combined $6.25 million in new annual payments in lieu of taxes. As a result of Brown's deal with the city, The University received ownership of four blocks of streets that cross through its campus in College Hill in exchange for an additional $3.9 million annually, plus exclusive rights to 250 on-street parking spaces.
An article on the number of veterans who use the GI Bill to enroll in elite universites, which remains low, profiles David Salsone, one of only six undergraduate veterans at Brown who was also the first student admitted under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
An article on some of the trees around the city that have been affected by Dutch elm disease mentions Brown's "carefully tended" collection of elms on the main green and also notes that the University is trying out a resistant Homestead variety American elm near the Van Wickle gates.
"Much to Answer For," an essay by Glenn Loury, professor of economics, on the legacy of political scientist James Q. Wilson, makes the list of ten of the most well-received essays and forums from 2012.
Norm Fruchter, the senior policy analyst at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, is quoted in this blog post on New York City's recent decision to close 17 schools. Fruchter cites research that suggests that schools being closed tend to have high concentrations of the demographics who do poorly, and that as the city continues to close schools, those students become concentrated in fewer and fewer schools — which are then closed themselves.
An editorial on C. diff infections cites research by Colleen Kelly, clinical assistant professor of medicine, who has been using fecal transplants against C. diff for a couple of years now as an unconventional, but seemingly successful, way to treat the bacterial infection.
A Brown University class on the effect that climate change could have on human health has produced a free new curriculum for high school teachers. The nine-module unit, which reflects feedback from teachers, includes lecture background and ideas for warm-ups, in-class activities, and assessment.