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Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

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Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

June 8, 2021 1 comment

An Ukhurhe, a rattle staff used in ancestral ceremonies, is one of 15 objects crafted in Benin City, now southern Nigeria, that lie in the collections of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. 

Seniors in the performing arts find new purpose, inspiration despite entering a changed industry

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Seniors in the performing arts find new purpose, inspiration despite entering a changed industry

April 28, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

While businesses have reopened across the country, many theaters, concert venues and other stages remain closed for the foreseeable future.

The University encourages community members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, who cited vaccinations as a means of helping to prevent the spread of variants.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey discusses student COVID-19 vaccine requirement for fall, COVID-19 protocol moving forward

April 9, 2021 0 comments

Sixteen University community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program from April 1 to April 7, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation April 8.

Commencement for the graduating class of 2021 and 2021.5 will take place in two parts on May 2, one ceremony beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm.

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Modified in-person Commencement to take place, expanded to include class of 2021.5

April 8, 2021 0 comments

The University will hold Commencement in-person through two ceremonies and will open the event to students graduating mid-year in 2021.5, according to an email sent to the class of 2021 and 2021.5 April 8. 

Univeristy Covid-19 testing centers will remain open in the break between the spring and summer semesters.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey looks ahead as R.I. general vaccine eligibility date, end of semester approach

April 4, 2021 0 comments

Twenty-seven community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program between March 25 and March 31, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update April 2.

Distinguished, female figures of the University's Economics department Anna Aizer, Rachel Friedberg, Bryce Steinberg and Amy Handlan discuss common experiences and challenges to diversity in their field.

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Female economics professors talk gender dynamics in the field

April 1, 2021 0 comments

The percentage of women in full-time professor positions in research-oriented economics departments is eight to 13 percent, according to an Institute of Labor Economics study in 2018. The share of women academics in economics is slowly increasing, but senior and junior figures alike remain a minority in the profession. 

Given federal course-credit guidelines and the need for pubic health safety during the 2020-2021 acadmeic year, "the (academic) calendar had to be the way it is," according to VP Russell Carey.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey: Increase in COVID-19 cases is a ‘definite turn in a different direction’ due to individual actions

March 28, 2021 0 comments

The University saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases this week, with 37 community members testing positive through the asymptomatic testing program March 21 to March 27, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. The majority of cases came from undergraduate students on campus.

The University is currently discussing whether to make the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement for students and employees.

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VP Carey: Brown is ‘strongly encouraging’ vaccinations, but no ‘expectations’ for on-campus vaccination site

March 21, 2021 0 comments

Governor Dan McKee announced Thursday that Rhode Island will move up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date for all adults to April 19. The University “welcomes” the announcement, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation March 19.

The University saw 23 positive COVID-19 cases in the week of Mar. 7 to Mar. 13, according to Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.

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Campus COVID-19 cases trend in an ‘encouraging direction’ while state vaccine eligibility expands

March 14, 2021 0 comments

As the University reported relatively steady levels of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases among community members from last week through its testing program, Rhode Island saw increased vaccine eligibility. 

Since the testing program began on Aug. 24, the number of completed tests has now surpassed 250,000.

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VP Carey: Brown community sees ‘encouraging’ declines in positive COVID-19 cases following spike

March 7, 2021 0 comments

The University saw a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases this week after a spike in numbers the previous week.