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Lina Fruzzetti’s latest book takes an in-depth look at the realities and repercussions of marriages that break from cultural traditions

Science & Research

Modern-day marriages explored

February 12, 2014 0 comments

Lina Fruzzetti, professor of anthropology, recently published a book entitled “When Marriages Go Astray: Choices Made, Choices Challenged.”

A training program hosted by the Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic this weekend focused on providing physicians with skills to identify refugees’ physical and psychological signs of persecution.

Science & Research

Panelists explore ways to aid asylum seekers

February 10, 2014 0 comments

Tens of thousands of people flee their home countries every year to avoid persecution, seeking asylum in the United States.

Books and objects associated with magic, including a book, above, by G. Gyngell, an 18th- and 19th-century English performer, are on display in the lobby of the Rockefeller Library until March 26.

Arts & Culture

Illusions, alchemy occupy Rock lobby in alum’s exhibit

February 7, 2014 0 comments

Selections from the H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana are currently on display in the Rock.

Panel discusses lack of health care options for formerly incarcerated

Science & Research

Panel discusses lack of health care options for formerly incarcerated

February 3, 2014 0 comments

Many prisoners do not receive adequate health care upon their release, a problem that was the focal point of an event held Friday.

Science & Research

Across Ivies, animal research raises ethics questions

January 29, 2014 10 comments

Many Brown researchers spend their days working with mice, bats and primates, a practice that many members of the community call a scientific necessity.

Wolfgang Peti, associate professor of medical science, sits beside New England’s second largest magnet, a machine that provides atomic-resolution images of proteins. He will use it to research type 2 diabetes.

Science & Research

Prof. granted $1.6M for diabetes research

January 22, 2014 0 comments

State’s most powerful spectrometer used to visualize key proteins involved in the disease.

University News

Storm cancels morning classes

January 22, 2014 0 comments

Profs. can opt not to hold classes after 10 a.m., notifying students through Canvas.

Science & Research

Alzheimer’s-linked gene affects babies’ brains

December 6, 2013 0 comments

Researchers found differences in myelination rates in the brains of infants carrying the gene.

BDS does not verify whether the rennet used in its dishes comes from animal or non-animal sources. The FDA does not require food producers and manufacturers to provide this information on their food labels.

University News

BDS’ use of rennet, cage-free eggs draws mixed reactions

November 6, 2013 4 comments

A new list of sub-ingredients posted online includes the controversial product rennet.

Science & Research

Yoga may offer physical benefits, studies find

October 9, 2013 1 comment

As scientists probe yoga’s physiological effects, students report feeling its mental benefits.