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Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi’s ’03 MA’04 lecture focused on the intersections of politics and art.

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Saudi Arabia grows ‘soft power’ through art

October 23, 2018 0 comments

“‘I’m an independent journalist using his pen for the good of his country,’” said Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi ’03 MA’04, quoting the murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an opening to her lecture yesterday, “The New Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Embraces Soft Power.”

Michael Sacchet’10 presents his research on the neuroscience of mindfulness and how the practice can be used as an emotional regulation technique for individuals with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

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Alum talks personalized mindfulness at School of Public Health

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Matthew Sacchet ’10, a postdoctoral scholar from Stanford University, delivered a lecture at the School of Public Health Tuesday on “personalized mindfulness practices,” according to the event description.

University releases second annual DIAP progress report

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University releases second annual DIAP progress report

May 31, 2018 0 comments

The annual report highlights efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across all aspects of campus life, including University admissions and hiring, as well as the University’s relationship with the greater Providence community.

University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

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University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Community members have criticized and expressed disappointment in the University after it publicly emerged last week that the course, INTL 1802W: “International Journalism” asked students to find and profile DACA recipients living in Providence.

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Science & Research Roundup, April 5

April 4, 2018 0 comments

An international team of researchers studied and conducted tests on mice that were genetically modified to carry TDP-43, a protein that causes a hereditary form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in humans, according to a University press release published last month.

Lecture contemplates intersection of faith, science

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Lecture contemplates intersection of faith, science

March 5, 2018 0 comments

“There is something very dignified about (God) allowing the creativity of the Universe to be present within it and slowly emerge, rather than just putting everything in order from the beginning,” said Karin Öberg.

Alan Pelaez Lopez, Rommy Torrico, Soultree and Felipe Baeza spoke about art’s role in immigration activism and the intersection of queerness and immigration status.

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Queer, trans artists discuss undocumented experiences

March 2, 2018 0 comments

“For me, (art) was a way to quiet the demons inside, whether it was rage or anger or feeling lost,” said Rommy Torrico, an undocumented, queer and trans visual artist, during an event hosted by the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center and the LGBTQ Center Thursday.

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Metro Roundup, Feb. 22

February 22, 2018 0 comments

Ken Wagner, the commissioner of Rhode Island, held a hearing earlier this month to gauge public support for a measure that would require all Rhode Island schools to provide protections for transgender students, the Providence Journal previously reported.

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January 31, 2018 0 comments

A study conducted by researchers at the University identified an enzyme, SNRK, that could play a role in combating obesity in humans, according to a University press release.

This lawsuit is in response to a 2014 incident in which a student, identified as Jane Doe, claimed that she was given a drink spiked with a date rape drug  at a Phi Psi party, after which she says she was sexually assaulted.

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University faces further litigation in sexual assault case

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Following a motion hearing held in October 2017, Chief Judge William Smith ruled Jan. 16 on several complaints filed by a former Brown student in a sexual assault lawsuit against another former student, the University and the national and local leadership of Phi Kappa Psi.

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