Sun 6 Aug | The Washington Post

Is America getting lonelier?

Commentary by columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. on shifting relationships among Americans, particularly in neighborhoods, focuses on work by Mark Dunkelman, a Watson Institute fellow who wrote “The Vanishing Neighbor” in 2014.
Fri 4 Aug | The Providence Journal

Medical volunteers with R.I. ties treat Syrian refugees in Jordan

Twenty-year-old Bana Hadid, a Brown undergraduate whose parents left Syria in the 1980s, was among the 54 people — 32 physicians and 17 who were either interpreters or students or both — who spent a week in Jordan in July with the Syrian American Medical Society, offering medical care to refugees.
Fri 4 Aug | CNN

America's 'drug infested dens' a national emergency?

Traci Green, an associate professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology at Brown, offered her perspective and expertise in a story focused on last week’s White House commission recommendation that President Trump declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
Fri 4 Aug | The Boston Globe

Moscow is our friend. Honest.

An op-ed by Watson Institute fellow Stephen Kinzer argues that despite new waves of anti-Russia sentiment in the U.S., Russia does not threaten any vital American interest.
Thu 3 Aug | The Indian Express

The Nitish echo

Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science, wrote an op-ed about Nitish Kumar's pragmatic choice to join the BJP political party in India and how it might influence other alliances.
Thu 3 Aug | Spectrum News

Studies spotlight role of medicines, hospitals in autism

Giulia Righi, an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, said the findings in a new study she co-led could help clinicians decrease the likelihood of a crisis.The study aimed to highlight how different family characteristics might predict an increased risk of psychiatric hospitalization.
Thu 3 Aug | Journalist’s Resource

Intermarriage and U.S. Hispanics: New research

Findings from a study led by led by Zhenchao Qian, a sociology professor and research associate at Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, were detailed as “an academic study worth reading.”
Tue 1 Aug | Americas Quarterly

Latin America can’t afford to follow the U.S. on climate change

Although the U.S. stepped out of the Paris Climate Accord, leaders in Latin American countries have several reasons why they should strengthen their agenda on climate change and buck from President Trump's stance, according to an op-ed co-authored by Brown faculty member Guy Edwards.
Tue 1 Aug | The Standard

Mobile phones, HIV medicines hurting your unborn baby

More than half of the babies born to mothers taking antiretroviral drugs (ARV) were delivered prematurely, according to Brown University researcher Susan Cu-Uvin. She presented the findings during an HIV conference in Paris that highlighted an urgent need to further study the effects of ARVs on unborn children.
Tue 1 Aug | Artnet News

Can rapid 3-D printing boost performance art?

New York based non-profit Performa has launched a three-year partnership with the Brown Arts Initiative. To celebrate the collaboration, the organizations have commissioned work by performance and multimedia artist Kelly Nipper, which will be previewed at Brown University in early October and later at Performa's seventh art biennial in November. "This collaboration goes to the heart of what the BAI does: expand on Brown’s legacy of enriching artistic practice by supporting all that is experimental, forward-thinking, and cutting-edge in the arts across departments, among artists, and with eminent partners like Performa,” BAI faculty director Butch Rovan said in a statement.
Tue 1 Aug | Providence Business News

Brown receives $9.2M to create bioluminescent neuroscience tools

Researchers at Brown University have been awarded 9.2 million over five years from the National Science Foundation to lead a national center dedicated to developing and disseminating new tools based on giving nervous system cells the ability to make and respond to light.
Mon 31 Jul | Bloomberg

GOP should move on to taxes, says Brown's Schiller

Brown University Chair of Political Science Wendy Schiller examines the main issues facing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party and the steps they can take to move Trump's agenda forward. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Mon 31 Jul | RT America

Oceans on the moon? (Video)

Brown researcher Ralph Milliken joined RT America to discuss recent findings suggesting the presence of water underneath the Moon's surface
Sun 30 Jul | Quartz

The dangerous myth of a singular, unified, white American South

The HBO showrunners of Games of Thrones are about to embark on a new television series that focuses on what America would be like if the South won the Civil War, but Brown faculty member Matthew Pratt Guterl wrote an op-ed explaining the danger of oversimplifying a narrative that could have real real world consequences.
Sat 29 Jul | The Hill

Republicans can learn from John McCain’s heroism

Richard A. Arenberg, a visiting lecturer of political science, and international and public affairs, wrote an op-ed about the lessons that might be gleaned from Sen. John McCain, who on Tuesday cast a critical vote against the Affordable Care Act and made a plea for politicians to trust lawmakers on the other side.

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