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Arts & Culture

Chinese arts troupe impresses with 11-act performance

January 30, 2012 0 comments

The internationally acclaimed Zhejiang Wenqin Arts Troupe held its Chinese New Year performance Jan. 28 to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium.

University News

Vending accounts may go online

September 22, 2011 0 comments

The hassle of abandoning wet clothing to refill a vending stripe in one of the University’s oft-broken Card Value Center machines may become a thing of the past next semester. A system under review, which would make the vending stripes on Brown ID cards obsolete, would be “a revision and update of the current system — moving the vending infrastructure from offline to online,” said Scott Thacher, director of information technology in the Office of the Vice President of Campus Life and Student Services.

University News

TWC to hire new diversity director

February 25, 2011 1 comment

The Third World Center will increase its core staff positions to five by hiring an assistant director for diversity initiatives in an effort to foster cultural awareness. The new staff member will work most directly with ethnic student groups on campus and will also serve as an adviser for international student and first-generation programs, according to Ricky Gresh, senior director for student engagement. The search is underway, and the center is hopeful that the position will be filled soon, Gresh said.

University News

History department premieres Friday movie night

October 15, 2010 0 comments

The History Department’s latest series, Faculty and Film, features historical movies followed by professor commentary and discussion.

University News

Haffenreffer plans exhibit on Columbus Day switch

September 29, 2010 0 comments

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will feature an exhibit about Columbus Day in response to the Fall Weekend name change.

Features

Students redefine knitting with chain mail

April 9, 2010 0 comments

Forget the sweaters, scarves and socks that most knitting circles take on. A group of students in Technology House have taken on a much harder project: making chain mail.

Mentoring program receives $62,000 in grants

February 4, 2010 0 comments

Last month, Chase Community Giving, a corporate philanthropy program, awarded two grants totaling $62,000 to ReadySetLaunch, a college mentoring program for underprivileged students.

University News

Alum wins award for children’s book

January 28, 2010 0 comments

It was only one small step for Neil Armstrong, but man’s first landing on the moon has turned into an award-winning book by Brian Floca ’91. Floca won the Sibert Honor Award from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11,” a play-by-play account of the first lunar landing that Floca wrote and illustrated.

University News

Brown prof. awarded grant for JC virus research

November 30, 2009 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Brown a five-year, $6 million grant to perform research that will determine how the JC virus attaches to host cells in the brain.