Fri 5 May | WCVB (CNN)

White House drug policy office facing massive cuts, draft memo saysg

Dr. David C. Lewis, founder of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, commented on the Republican backed plan to cut Obamacare's requirement that extended insurance coverage to include addiction services and mental health treatment. "If you cut off even the essential funding for people to get that treatment, they simply won't get it," Lewis said.
Fri 5 May | The Hill

Democrats and Republicans share blame in rewriting the role of the Senate

Richard Arenberg wrote an op-ed about how both political parties have participated in damaging the Senate, the Supreme Court and American democracy by making it possible to have a simple majority vote to approve measures and nominations. Arenberg is a visiting lecturer in political science, international and public affairs at Brown University.
Fri 5 May | Fox Providence (Dan Yorke State of Mind)

Following Dr. Khaled Almilaji’s story to an underground hospital in Syria

A follow-up episode to the story of Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a graduate student from Brown University who has been unable to return to the United States from Syria. In this episode, Almilaji's wife, Dr. Jehan Mouhsen, and Dr. Adam Levine and Melissa Godfrey joined the program to discuss an underground hospital Almilaji is working on to get off the ground. The project, less than 40 miles away from the chemical attack that drew international ire, is in need of significant funding.
Wed 3 May | New Atlas

Video captures cuttlefish going wild in the wild

For the first time ever, researchers captured footage of male cuttlefish duking it out in the wild in a stunning display of colors and ink. Study co-author and Brown University researcher Justine Allen recalls the events leading up to the underwater dual which was published in American Naturalist.
Wed 3 May | Providence Business News

Brown receives $3.1M to improve data analysis

Computer scientists at Brown University have received $3.1 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to build a new software for big-data exploration and analysis, the school announced April 26.
Tue 2 May | ABC6

Brown University students test drone delivery

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's cookies? Dozens of Brown students lined the College Green Tuesday afternoon, their eyes to the sky eagerly awaiting a delivery drone with its cargo of Insomnia Cookies.
Tue 2 May | The Providence Journal

R.I. officials warn of soaring presence of fentanyl-laced cocaine

State health officials say that supplies of cocaine that were seized in Rhode Island during drug raids have been found to be laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine and has been associated with the surge in accidental overdose deaths in 2016. Dr. Traci C. Green of Brown University commented on fentanyl’s growing reach, saying, "We need to really consider all possible exposures to illicit drugs, meaning powders and pills.”
Mon 1 May | KBOO

Thalia Field: Experimental Animals

On last week's podcast of Between the Covers, Professor Thalia Field joined host David Naimon to discuss her recent book titled "Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction)."
Sun 30 Apr | The Providence Journal

Robot Block Party

The Pizzitola Sports Center at Brown University was abuzz Sunday during the annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party, where swarms of kids got hands on with robots on display.
Fri 28 Apr | The Boston Globe

Old debts come due in North Korea

Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about decisions made in Washington that have led to nuclear escalation with North Korea.
Thu 27 Apr | The Providence Journal

Scientists find their voice

Following the nationwide March for Science, Brown University faculty members J. Timmons Roberts, Deborah Gordon and Dima Amso discuss the threats the scientific community are facing and what's leading many to voice their opinions in the public arena.
Thu 27 Apr | The Wall Street Journal

Shining a bright light on dodgy Chinese data

A trio of New York economists say examining nighttime satellite data of how quickly Chinese cities brighten might be an indicator of growth. The unconventional method to measure economic activity has precedence from a Brown University study.