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Articles by Henry Dawson (56)

Former students and others shared memories of the lasting impact Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, who taught Africana studies and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, had on them.

News, University News

Prof. Anani Dzidzienyo, beloved and brilliant, dies at 79

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, renowned scholar, mentor and educator, died on Oct. 25. Dzidzienyo was 79 years old. Following over four decades of teaching at the University, the Ghanaian academic has left behind a legacy of internationally respected scholarship and a deep memory of his capacity for connection.

University of Michigan’s Yukiko Yamashita discusses the mechanisms of long-term genomic maintenance

News, Science & Research

University of Michigan’s Yukiko Yamashita discusses the mechanisms of long-term genomic maintenance

October 28, 2020 0 comments

In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Graduate Program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Yukiko Yamashita, a professor of life sciences at the University of Michigan, explained how her research resulted in a serendipitous connection between two fields of cell biology. 

As of this week, 62,490 COVID-19 tests taken of University community members have resulted in 27 positive cases, only one of which was recorded this week.

News, University News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 1 confirmed positive case in last week

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As COVID-19 cases rise nationally, the University continues to report scant occurrences of the virus on College Hill. The past week has seen one confirmed positive case out of 9,250 asymptomatic tests completed, according to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

A Sept. 18 memo by President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 notes that representation of HUGs among undergraduate students has remained stagnant while recruitment of faculty and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups has risen.

News, University News

Paxson, Locke memo addresses anti-Black racism and lack of representation in admissions

September 23, 2020 4 comments

Both addressing anti-Black racism and furthering diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University were centered in a Sept. 18 memo written by President Christina Paxson P ’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 in response to the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board’s 2020 annual report released in May. 

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

July 7, 2020 4 comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University will resume on-campus instruction in the fall under a tri-semester model.

Businesses on Westminster Street were boarded up with plywood early last week.

Metro, News

‘The only people who were aggressive were the people who were here to protect us’: In Providence, community members reflect on protests

June 7, 2020 0 comments

When the police arrived on Westminster Street between late on the evening of June 1 and early in the morning of June 2, Assistant Professor of Economics Teddy Mekonnen was standing alongside his neighbor.

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

News, University News

Dispersed across globe, Brown community finds connection through ‘Dank Stash of Memes’

May 29, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

Richard Bungiro PhD’99, senior lecturer in molecular microbiology and immunology, structures his course BIOL 0530: “Principles of Immunology” around pop culture themes. He challenges students to untangle the hypothetical immunological functions of a Terminator or a dragon.

Three-year review releases recommendations to improve Title IX response, awareness

News, University News

Three-year review releases recommendations to improve Title IX response, awareness

May 4, 2020 0 comments

The Steering Committee on Equity and Diversity’s three-year review, released May 1, recommended new measures to increase awareness and better responses to Title IX and Gender Equity incidents.  

2018-19 Title IX Office report demonstrates increase in reported incidents

News, University News

2018-19 Title IX Office report demonstrates increase in reported incidents

May 3, 2020 1 comment

The Office of Title IX and Gender Equity received 12 more reported incidents for the 2018-2019 year compared to the previous year, according to their Annual Outcome Outcomes report for 2018-2019 released May 1.

CareerLAB aims to offset loss of summer work amid pandemic through BrownConnect Summer Institute

News, University News

CareerLAB aims to offset loss of summer work amid pandemic through BrownConnect Summer Institute

April 28, 2020 0 comments

With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic forcing many summer internships and programs across industries to cancel, a new CareerLab program called the Brown Connect Summer Institute will provide free networking, mentorship and industry experience to students. 

Multimedia by Henry Dawson (21)