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Nick Werle ’10: Think, before you (invite someone to) speak

April 20, 2009 0 comments

When John Yoo, the author of the Bush Administration’s infamous “torture memos,” came to Brown in February, he was welcomed as an honored guest. Yoo, who served as an attorney in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003, came to campus in order to debate the existence of universal human rights with Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

Prof.’s team analyzes Mercury’s mysteries

February 5, 2008 0 comments

Nearly three and a half years after it was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft gave scientists their first glimpse of Mercury in more than 30 years.

A year later, internationalization still just beginning to take shape

December 13, 2007 0 comments

With David Kennedy ’76 starting in January as Brown’s first Vice President for International Affairs, the administration has spent much of this semester preparing for his arrival. The University’s internationalization effort, which aims to improve Brown’s image abroad and bolster the study of international issues on campus, has produced several flashes of activity this semester, but there is consensus that the pace of work will pick up once Kennedy starts next month.

Internationalization agenda moves ahead with seed grants for faculty

December 5, 2007 0 comments

Six faculty groups will receive a total of $85,000 in seed funds for internationally oriented projects from the Office of the Provost, the University announced Tuesday.

12 more students targeted by RIAA for file sharing

November 26, 2007 0 comments

The Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group representing the country’s major record labels, sent pre-litigation letters to 12 Brown students who the RIAA alleges were engaged in illegal file sharing. These letters, which the University received on Nov.

Simmons jets to Guadalajara for Thanksgiving holiday

November 19, 2007 0 comments

As students sleep off their turkey hangovers Friday, President Ruth Simmons will be speaking at Mexico’s Universidad de Guadalajara at the invitation of famed authors Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Brown Professor of Hispanic Studies Julio Ortega.

Chuck Norris to roundhouse kick bookstores this month

November 7, 2007 0 comments

Ian Spector ’09 is not a fan of Chuck Norris, the fetishized action star who has been the subject of thousands of jokes over the last few years.

English training for int’l grad students is stretched to the limit

October 26, 2007 0 comments

When Linli Zhu GS arrived on campus this semester from China for his first year as a doctoral student in the Division of Engineering, he found himself unable to register for an English class.

Simmons to deliver King memorial lecture at Rice U.

October 18, 2007 0 comments

President Ruth Simmons will travel to Houston on Friday to speak on civil rights issues at Rice University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture. Simmons is giving her talk, “Sand and Ivy: The Unquantifiable in Academic Life,” as part of the university’s President’s Lecture Series of Diverse Scholars.

Kennedy ’76 named VP for int’l affairs

October 15, 2007 0 comments

David Kennedy ’76, a professor of law and director of the European Law Research Center at Harvard Law School, will become Brown’s first vice president for international affairs, President Ruth Simmons announced Saturday after a meeting of the Corporation. Kennedy, who will lead the University’s effort to raise its global profile, will take his post in January 2008.