Articles by Alison Silver (37)

University News

Students undertake independent study projects abroad

November 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

For many students, studying abroad means an opportunity to explore a foreign country in an academic setting while gaining independence both inside and outside the classroom.

University News

Presidency adapts as U. transitions to global enterprise

October 23, 2012 2 comments
This article is part of the series Shaping the Presidency

When Christina Paxson is formally inaugurated as the University’s 19th president Saturday, she will join a long list of individuals who have left their mark on Brown in unique ways.

Arts & Culture

Exclusive: Q&A with NPR host and screenwriter Ira Glass ’82

October 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Ira Glass ’82 talked to The Herald about his experience working on the film and his life after Brown.

Brown-India Initiative plans workshops, seminar series

October 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

To mark its first full year, the Brown-India Initiative has implemented a series of seminars and lectures by distinguished scholars and public figures that focus on four major topics within the realm of contemporary India.

Lesser-known Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was brought into the spotlight through a series of panels and two concerts this weekend.

Arts & Culture

Symposium celebrates Italian composer

October 1, 2012 1 comment

An international conference combined modernist musical performances with the historical context of Italian-Jewish composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

University News

Students go abroad for free as resident advisers

September 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Students who want to study abroad without the price tag can apply to be resident advisers in one of the University’s pre-college summer study abroad programs, which expanded its offerings this summer. Since 2010, Brown has offered three-week programs based in Italy, Spain and Greece, and it now has added Costa Rica to the list.


Providence’s WaterFire to light up Rome

September 20, 2012 Comments are Disabled

This weekend, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will travel to Italy for the inaugural lighting of 30 braziers on the Tiber River in the first WaterFire Rome.

University News

Foreign graduates compete for work visas

September 12, 2012 2 comments

International students seeking employment in the U.S. after graduation must wait until April 2013 to receive an H-1B visa after the cap on visas was reached in June this year, the earliest that limit has been met in four years. This means Brown graduates who hail from outside the U.S. and did not receive visas in the most recent application pool cannot begin working until October 2013 at the earliest. 

Nanjing University opened the Center for Gender Studies and the Humanities to celebrate its joint program with Brown this summer.

University News

New gender studies center expands U.’s China footprint China

September 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Seven Brown faculty members and a postdoctoral fellow attended the International Conference on Gender Research in Chinese Studies at Nanjing University.

University News

In Simmons’ final year, student opinion remains favorable

April 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Spring 2012 Student Poll

In a Herald poll conducted last month, 81 percent of students responded that President Ruth Simmons has contributed to their Brown experience in a positive way. Only two percent of students said Simmons contributed in a negative way.