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Julie Plaut’s role as Assistant Dean of the College and Director of Faculty Engagement and Research was created as part of the Swearer Center’s efforts to increase academic integration with the University.

University News

New administrative position to integrate engaged scholarship, academics

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Julie Plaut will assume the inaugural role of Assistant Dean of the College and Director of Faculty Engagement and Research this April.

Artist Ryan Mendoza displayed Rosa Parks’ former house in his backyard in Berlin after rebuilding it. The structure will now be featured as “Unfinished Business: The Rosa Parks Exhibition” in the WaterFire Arts Center.

University News

University explores life and times of Rosa Parks with new exhibit

February 21, 2018 0 comments

History froze Rosa Parks in the moment she refused to get up from her seat in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Anthony Bogues, professor of humanities and critical theory, and Jeanne Theoharis, author of “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” and professor at Brooklyn College.

Loren Albert, Voss postdoctoral research associate at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, began her biology career at Reed College before earning her PhD at the University of Arizona.

Science & Research

University researchers use drones to study forests, carbon cycle

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Loren Albert, one of four Voss postdoctoral research associates at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, is taking her research to new heights.

Metro

Court upholds ruling against Providence Fire Department

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 ruling Jan. 25 in favor of former Providence firefighter Lori Franchina, who had originally sued the Providence Fire Department in 2012 on the grounds that her colleagues had harassed her because of her sexual orientation and gender.

The men’s swimming and diving team schedule no longer lists the NCAA Championship following a University hazing investigation launched Nov. 29.

University News

Men’s swim, dive team barred from Ivy Champs

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The men’s swimming and diving team will not participate in the Men’s Ivy League Championships scheduled to begin today, following an investigation into hazing allegations first reported by The Herald, according to a University press release.

The University no longer plans to demolish the Urban Environmental Laboratory. Concerns voiced in a Providence City Plan Commission meeting Dec. 19 spurred the changes to the proposed design and location.

University News

University changes site for performing arts center

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The University has changed the planned building location for the new performing arts center “to a smaller plot on The Walk between Angell and Olive streets, facing the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts,” according to a University press release.

Russo-Rodriguez (center) was granted a Student and Employee Accessibility Services award in May 2017 alongside Daniel Crowell ’17 (right) and Sarah Libfrained '17 (left).

University News

Sandra Russo-Rodriguez passes away

February 20, 2018 0 comments

Sandra Russo-Rodriguez, senior lecturer in the department of chemistry, passed away last Saturday, according to a University press release.

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers, manager of programs and outreach in Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, received an Excellence Award for Citizenship from President Christina Paxson P’19.

University News

University recognizes staff members for quality work, years of service

February 20, 2018 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 handed out Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition awards to staff members Feb. 20.

Mayor Jorge Elorza’s has raised $698,449.96 for his re-election campaign, with $664,229.67 accounting for expenses and liabilities.

Metro

Mayor Elorza’s campaign funds exceed competitor’s by half million

February 16, 2018 0 comments

As of the final fiscal quarter of FY ’17 the difference in campaign funds between Providence Democratic mayoral candidates Mayor Jorge Elorza and Kobi Dennis is over half a million dollars.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

Metro

R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.