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University News

Market Shares recognized by White House

February 29, 2012 0 comments

The Brown Market Shares Program, which supplies produce from local farms to students, faculty and staff shareholders, was recently named a finalist in the first national Campus Champions of Change Challenge sponsored by the White House. Choosing from a group of 15 finalists, the public can cast votes for finalists online until March 3, and the top five finalists by popular vote will attend a White House event and host an episode of mtvU’s ‘The Dean’s List.’

Arts & Culture

Jazz show energizes older generation

February 6, 2012 0 comments

Rhode Island jazz fans packed the Grant Recital Hall Sunday afternoon to hear world-renowned trombonist and Rhode Island native George Masso jam out with Paul Nagel on piano, Marty Ballou on bass, Steve DeConti on guitar, Bruce Abbott on saxophone and Paul Mason, teaching associate in the music department, on drums.

Features

Ives Never Been! A quiet alternative to Thayer

December 6, 2011 0 comments

Thayer Street is loud — filled with the chatter of students and visitors, the whooshing of buses en route to the tunnel and the never-ending music drifting out of Johnny Rocket’s and Baja’s.

University News

Med student brings health care to rural Nepal

December 6, 2011 0 comments

Though Dan Schwarz MD’12 will not receive his medical degree for six months, he already oversees the operations of an international public health organization.

Arts & Culture

Chorus rings in holiday season

December 1, 2011 0 comments

Sayles Hall will ring with the voices of the Brown Chorus tonight as singers perform the Christmas portion of George

University News

DPS to introduce new site, media initiatives

November 15, 2011 0 comments

The Department of Public Safety will launch a new website this spring and is creating a new student job to coordinate social media, said Michelle Nuey, manager of public relations and outreach for DPS.

University News

Support added for ailing undergrads

November 13, 2011 0 comments

An academic warning once meant near-certain suspension, but a new academic standing level added two years ago now means struggling students are less likely to get the boot. 

University News

RNA editing linked to brain disorders

November 3, 2011 0 comments

Professor of Biology Robert Reenan has found a surprising connection between two perplexingly different biochemical processes, pushing researchers one step closer in the search for a genetic basis to neurological disease.