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Essayist John D’Agata shares eclectic writing

April 16, 2010 0 comments

Essayist John D’Agata read from his latest book, “About a Mountain,” to a crowd of about 60 people in the English department’s McCormack Family Theater Thursday night. D’Agata, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, merges ordinarily separate literary techniques, such as fictional storytelling, reporting and personal anecdotes, together into a book that a Los Angeles Times review described as a “meditation on post-millennial issues.”

Features

University libraries face staff cuts

April 8, 2010 0 comments

While many students feel like they’ve spent their entire undergraduate careers in a library, for Brown librarians such as Gayle Lynch, a senior library specialist at the John Hay Library, the libraries have been home for half their lives.

Features

Brown students in the blogosphere

March 1, 2010 0 comments

Last November, Christopher Unseth ‘11.5 made a decision that many Brown students reach at some point — he decided to go off meal plan. Unlike most of his Ratty-weary peers, Unseth decided to document his food forays beyond meal plan. He said his blog was partially inspired by “Ratty Gourmet,” a blog begun last semester by twins Annie Wu ’13 and Connie Wu ’13.

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Brown skier looks to bring Olympic gold to Cayman

February 12, 2010 0 comments

Dow Travers ’12 was competing in a race for the Brown ski team, just days before he headed to Vancouver to compete in the giant slalom — the first athlete to represent the Cayman Islands in the Winter Olympics.

University News

Study: hangovers worse for bourbon than vodka, but both impair equally

February 4, 2010 0 comments

Bourbon is likely to cause worse hangovers than vodka, though both are equally likely to impair cognitive functions in the morning, according to a new study by Professor of Community Health Damaris Rohsenow.

Metro

City schools re-evaluate facilities

November 12, 2009 0 comments

Providence Public Schools recently finished the first round of community meetings to update their Facilities Master Plan, drawing on comments from parents and community members to craft a set of recommendations to improve the school system’s facilities.

Metro

State colleges raise tuition and fees again

October 15, 2009 0 comments

The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education voted last week to increase tuition and fees at state public colleges for the 2010-2011 school year.

University News

Public health school closer to realization

September 18, 2009 0 comments

The University is working to gain accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health to expand the current master’s in public health program into a Brown School of Public Health.

University News

Researchers find prisons lack addiction treatment

September 13, 2009 0 comments

Though more than 200,000 heroin addicts are incarcerated every year in the United States, many prisons still lack pharmaceutical treatment for opiate addiction, according to a new study by researchers from Miriam Hospital, Brown University and their cooperative Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights.

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Social scientists use nighttime earth as economic indicators

September 9, 2009 0 comments

Nighttime satellite images of Earth may provide nuanced measurements of economic growth. According to a new working paper by Professors of Economics J. Vernon Henderson and David Weil and graduate student Adam Storeygard, analyzing changes in an area’s “night lights” could be a new means of measuring gross domestic product.

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