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Arts & Culture

Exclusive: Q&A with Actress Laura Linney ’86

April 11, 2012 1 comment

Actress Laura Linney ’86 addressed a lively audience of students during an Ivy Film Festival event last night in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The Herald sat down with Linney afterward to talk about her experience at Brown and changes in the movie industry.

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Conflict of interest policy shifts responsibility to U.

March 22, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University recently revised its policy for faculty reporting research funding in conjunction with an updated National Institutes of Health conflict of interest regulations. The NIH rule revisions are in response to past problems involving researchers using federal funds for work that impacted companies they were personally involved in, said Provost Mark Schlissel P’15.

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Students commemorate Japanese earthquake

March 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled

To mark the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan March 11, the Japanese Cultural Association invited students to place a crane on the Main Green Sunday to show solidarity with victims of the tragedy.

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Science concentrators less likely to study abroad

March 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Over the past two years, only 9 percent of students studying abroad have been science concentrators..

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RISD president’s contract renewed

March 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island School of Design’s Board of Trustees renewed President John Maeda’s contract through June 30, 2015 last weekend.


Campus leftovers feed R.I. homeless

February 22, 2012 Comments are Disabled

While most occupants of the homeless shelter at the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church are sleeping, students from Brown’s Food Recovery Network unload the boxes of leftover muffins, bagels, pastries and packaged produce collected from campus eateries every evening. The operation hardly takes any time at all, but each nightly installment of food donations makes a difference for the local Providence community. 

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Egypt still ‘too unstable’ for study abroad program

February 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Students can now study abroad in the Middle East through a newly approved program at the University of Jordan in Amman. The creation of the program, coordinated through Middlebury College and launched in the fall, comes after a study abroad program in Alexandria, Egypt was placed on hold following last year’s outbreak of civilian protests against the government.

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U. to house new center on modern India

February 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University will soon become the second American institution with a center devoted entirely to social sciences in India, due to an anonymous parent donation of $6 million made last year.

Higher ed news roundup

February 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  Stanford professor leaves teaching to create online startup  Research Professor of Computer Science Sebastian Thrun gave up his teaching position at Stanford University in order to found Udacity, an online startup offering classes at low costs. During his presentation at a Digital Life Design conference in Munich, Germany, Thrun […]

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Year of China looks to broaden scope

January 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Chinese New Year, which began Jan. 23, marked the beginning of another phase in the University’s celebration of the Year of China.