Brown economist John Friedman commented on Vanderbilt University's student demographics and outcomes. Friedman is the co-author of a study that examined the role colleges and universities played in upward mobility.
Brown professor Ashutosh Varshney delivered a lecture on democracy in India and the election process as part of a five-day conference to celebrate the Asian Development Research Institute's 25th anniversary.
Eric Patashnik, director of the Public Policy Program at Brown University, co-authored an opinion piece on the three broad lessons that could be learned from the failed American Health Care Act and what's in store for the healthcare debate.
Six Rhode Island companies were collectively awarded $280,000 in vouchers aimed at spurring research and development projects, the Governor's office announced. One of the companies, BluSource Energy Inc., will partner with Brown University for the development of a technology to harness tidal energy.
Twenty Tam Tran scholarships, named for an undocumented Brown University graduate who died in 2010, were presented to 17 Rhode Island high school seniors and three students from Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.
RaMell Ross, a postdoctoral research associate in visual art at Brown and one of the Brown Arts Initiative's first professors of the practice, is one of three artists to be awarded a $25,000 grant, according to a Sunday announcement by the Rhode Island Foundation.
Peter Andreas, professor of international relations, gives insights into the reasons why he chose to study border policing, a topic he says he subconsciously feared might make him professionally suspect. Andreas is the author of new book that addresses his upbringing and academic career.
Steve Sloman, professor of cognitive science, comments on the psychology that makes people susceptible to believing 'fake news." Sloman recently authored a paper with Brown undergraduate Nathaniel Rabb that tested the community of knowledge hypothesis.
A residency system in China commonly referred to as the "hukou system" is perpetuating social divides between migrants and locals, according to a study by sociologists at the University of British Columbia and Brown University.
Officials from prestigious universities expressed concern about President Trump's tightening of immigration policies and its longterm impact after some have seen a significant drop in international applicants. “I totally agree that we need to vet people, we need to be careful. It makes sense to take a close look at people applying to come to the U.S.,” said Terrie Fox Wetle, dean of public health at Brown University. “But when you begin to send a message that you don’t welcome good people … it has a chilling effect.”
The solution to health care in America is not to repeal, radically revise or make cuts to the Affordable Care Act, according to Dr. Joanna Brown, clinical assistant professor at the Alpert Medical School. Brown describes how her patients have benefited from Obamacare and what might happen when people lose their health insurance.
Scott Warren, a fellow of public policy at Brown University, wrote about the recent waves of political engagement across the U.S. and whether it could be sustained just as Los Angeles' local elections experienced the lowest voter turnout in history.
Two distinguished female playwrights that first met at Brown University will finally debut their work on Broadway in competing plays after a long history of awards and accomplishments few have ever obtained.
A renewed emphasis on the time-honored American and British values of acceptance, freedom and the rule of law, not a retreat into nationalism and isolation, are the best way forward for a troubled world and its nations, former British Prime Minister David Cameron told a crowd of some 2,400 Monday at Brown University.