Topic: Academics

UCS works to improve advising

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UCS works to improve advising

September 30, 2013 0 comments

The Council looks to add advising to the strategic plan and create a list of “best advising practices.”

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U. expands programs in Cuba and Spain

September 20, 2013 0 comments

After discontinuing the study abroad program in Egypt due to local unrest, the OIP diversifies options.

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Pre-orientation programs see increase in student interest, funds

September 19, 2013 0 comments

Program attendees said their experiences influenced both their academic and social paths at Brown.

Visiting campus allowed Eyal Press ‘92 to engage with first-year students, who were assigned to read his book, “Beautiful Souls,” this summer before arriving on campus.

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Author of first readings assignment speaks on courage

September 19, 2013 0 comments

Eyal Press ’92, author of “Beautiful Souls,” discusses his book with students at a series of events held on campus.

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Dennis selected as deputy dean of the college

June 26, 2013 3 comments

In his new role, Dennis will oversee advising and implement strategic planning initiatives.

In an effort to increase accessibility, the English department has widened its concentration requirements, no longer requiring specific classes.

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English department shifts requirements

April 25, 2013 0 comments

The department is replacing specific class requirements with classes in focus areas.

Poll: First-years come prepared for academic success

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Poll: First-years come prepared for academic success

April 24, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2013 Faculty Poll

Professors said Brown first-years are consistently equipped to adapt to college learning.

The number of neuroscience concentrators has risen steadily in the last 20 years, reflecting the University‘s growing focus on brain sciences research.

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Neuroscience grows as U. emphasizes brain science research

April 5, 2013 1 comment
This article is part of the series Concentration Trends

As a relatively new field, neuroscience has attracted interest both nationally and on campus.

The growth of students concentrating in economics has put a strain on department resources, said Department Chair Robert Serrano.

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Economics sees growing pains as students look for ‘marketable skills’

April 5, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Concentration Trends

Students perceive econ and applied math-economics as degrees with job security.

This interactive visualization displays the data for concentrations completed at Brown from 1984 to 2012, obtained by The Herald from the Office of Institutional Research.

The visualization starts in the “line” mode, which plots each concentration with a solid line.

The “area” mode stacks the data, allowing you to see more clearly trends involving related concentrations. 

The thickness of a colored band in a given year is proportional to the number of degrees completed in the concentration that year.  

In both modes, click on the name of a concentration once to see the data for that concentration alone. Click on it a second time to see all the data. If you hover over the concentration name, its line will remain highlighted. 

Click on checkmarks for multiple concentrations to see those concentrations together.

(Interactive graphic by Herald Data Science Contributor Marvin Arroz and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

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Top 10 concentrations claim over half of students

April 5, 2013 3 comments
This article is part of the series Concentration Trends

Economics, biological sciences and international relations lead most popular fields.