Brown University alumnus Danny Warshay discusses what entrepreneurship is like in Rhode Island and shares insights into the mindset of an entrepreneur. Warshay is the founding executive director of the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown.
Ahead of the Christmas holiday, Herbert Rakatansky, clinical professor of medicine emeritus, writes an opinion piece about the protagonist in Charles Dickens' the "Christmas Carol." He addresses what medical doctors might say of Scrooge's hallucinatory bouts.
Brown University's efforts to examine its historical ties to slavery are mentioned in an article that discusses how colleges and universities all over the world are handling calls to remove artifacts or rename buildings that honor slaveholders, slave traders or proponents of slavery.
Brown University has agreed to lease two floors in the proposed Innovation Center being developed by Wexford Science & Technology. The University's growing School of Professional Studies will serve as an anchor tenant in the complex, along with the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Alcohol has been linked to several different cancers, some more strongly than others. Now a study adds a new type of cancer to the list, and it's an unexpected one: Brown University researchers say that drinking, even in moderate amounts, is associated with higher rates of melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Martin Hall comments on Brown University's recent conference on using public history to explore the legacy of slavery and its impact on present-day institutions and civic life. President Emerita Ruth J. Simmons, who launched Brown's internal investigation into its involvement in the slave trade, gave the keynote for the three-day conference, which was held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition titled "Black Mechanics – The Making of an American-University and a Nation."
Andre Willis, professor of religious studies, recalls his early impressions of Adam Mansbach, who wrote the screenplay a film premiering on Friday that imagines President Obama's struggle to fit in at Columbia University.
Computer simulations suggest that Jupiter primarily formed shortly after the solar system began to coalesce into solids. The Brown led study was published in Science Advances and it also explains why Mars isn't bigger than its current size.
Philip Lieberman, professor emeritus at Brown University, comments on a recent study confirming that apes and monkeys have the vocal anatomy to produce speech, but likely lack the neurological connections to do so. “I’ve pointed out for decades that monkeys could talk, with reduced intelligibility, if their brains could learn and execute the motor acts involved in speech,” Lieberman said.
Rosann Tung, director of research and policy at Brown's Annenberg Institute, wrote about the meaning of the successful campaign to block the expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts and the present moment, where public schools across the nation are under threat. She is a parent in the Boston Public School system.
Nicholas Cioe, a 12-year old who has survived mitochondrial disease since birth, has been drafted by the Brown University Men’s lacrosse team today in a signing ceremony at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Three residents in the Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University won the American College of Physicians Rhode Island Chapter’s Medical Jeopardy Competition.
A non-profit library based in the U.S. is pushing to build an internet archive of Canada's cultural materials in order to keep them safe and perpetually available amid concerns Donald Trump could restrict the flow of digital information over the Internet. Brown University's Timothy Edgar comments on the extent of the President-elect's powers in these matters.