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Articles by Claire Liu (14)

David Kertzer ’69 uncovered previously unknown documents detailing conversations between Pope Pius XII and other Vatican officials during his visit to the archives this spring.

News, Science & Research

From within the Vatican walls: Brown professor unveils insights into the history of the pope during the Holocaust

October 22, 2020 0 comments

On the morning of March 2, a group of researchers gathered outside of a gate in Vatican City. They were waiting to view the archives of Pope Pius XII, a collection of documents that had been sealed since the end of his pontificate in 1958 and have only now been opened to scholars under the current Pope Francis.

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

News, Science & Research

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 0 comments

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted.

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

News, Science & Research

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the rush to transition many aspects of our daily lives online — attending virtual lectures, working a full-time job from home and communicating over social media — one issue has risen to the forefront of local and global concerns: cybersecurity. 

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

News, Science & Research

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

September 22, 2020 0 comments

From personal logs to phone applications and software, many methods of contact tracing are being put to use at the University, state and national levels to track COVID-19 infections.

The Economic Tracker is a novelty in its use of private sector data, according to the Opportunity Insights team.

News, Science & Research

Brown economist co-leads development of real-time COVID-19 Economic Tracker

September 10, 2020 0 comments

Opportunity Insights, a research and policy organization co-directed by University Professor of Economics John Friedman, has led national efforts to study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States economy through its Economic Tracker, which launched in May.

Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

COVID-19 Updates, News, Science & Research

Documenting history as it happens: Brown archivists collect COVID-19 stories, experiences from community

April 13, 2020 0 comments

As members of the University community navigate the challenges of life away from campus, University archivists are making headway on projects that seek to document those experiences.

Watson Institute, Rhodes Center directors virtually talk economic impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Watson Institute, Rhodes Center directors virtually talk economic impacts of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 0 comments

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs hosted a live virtual conversation Tuesday with Director Edward Steinfeld and Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance Director Mark Blyth on the economic impacts of the virus.

While Commencement has been postponed due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual "Degree Conferral Ceremony" will be held during Memorial Day weekend.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown postpones Commencement, virtual ceremony to take its place

March 25, 2020 1 comment

The University will postpone Commencement and Reunion Weekend, traditionally held in May, due to the continuing global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Jim Gates was previously awarded the National Medal of Science in 2013 by former President Barack Obama.

News, Science & Research

Brown physics professor Jim Gates pens book, ‘Proving Einstein Right’

February 28, 2020 0 comments

While Professor of Physics and Director of the Brown Theoretical Physics Center S. James Gates, Jr. has only taught at the University since 2017, Gates has an astounding body of achievements in the physics field under his belt.

Students watched an advanced screening of USA Network’s “Briarpatch” Tuesday, ahead of the show’s premiere today.

Arts & Culture

BMP screens alum’s new show ‘Briarpatch’

February 6, 2020 0 comments

Brown Motion Pictures hosted an advance screening Tuesday night of “Briarpatch,” a new television series created by “The Watch” podcast host and screenwriter Andy Greenwald  ’99.  The show, which premieres on USA Network tonight, is an adaptation of the book by the same title.