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University News

UCS discusses successes, next projects

January 26, 2012 0 comments

In its first meeting of 2012, the Undergraduate Council of Students reviewed the progress of ongoing projects and discussed upcoming initiatives for the semester.

Arts & Culture

Mechanical sculptures inspire reflection

November 27, 2011 0 comments

A glass bottle spins in slow motion toward the wall and shatters into pieces.

Arts & Culture

Comedy and kimonos in ‘Mikado’

November 17, 2011 0 comments

The 19th-century comedic writing pair Gilbert and Sullivan somehow make execution, broken hearts and an evil old lady funny in their opera “The


New swimmers, divers push teams

November 17, 2011 0 comments

In every sense of the word, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are the underdogs of the Ivies — they have the smallest roster in the Ivy League and lack permanent training facilities.  


Public officials address oil dependence

November 6, 2011 0 comments

U.S. Senators Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., told a crowd of students, professors and community members that oil dependency poses a threat to national security, health and the economy in Smith-Buonanno 106 Friday night. The speeches were part of the “Get Off Oil” forum hosted by Brown emPower and Environment Rhode Island.


Grants enable R.I. energy initiatives

November 2, 2011 0 comments

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 announced 16 recipients of federally funded renewable energy grants totaling $2.7 million last Thursday. The grants, awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are expected to generate jobs in the state and reduce electricity bills by 10 to 70 percent for residents affected by the projects, wrote Melissa Chambers, senior communications and market development coordinator for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, in an email to The Herald.


A more learned occupation

October 26, 2011 0 comments

When Professor of Economics Glenn Loury first heard about Occupy Wall Street, he was not surprised.

University News

Eying peers, U. considers open access to research

October 16, 2011 0 comments

Last month, Princeton became the latest in a series of prestigious universities to adopt an open-access policy, allowing free public access to research completed at the university. The University Library Advisory Board, the Research Advisory Board and a group of deans have been considering adopting a similar policy at Brown.

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Students hone consulting skills

October 6, 2011 0 comments

In a world of lectures and textbooks, not many college students are able to get hands-on job experience outside of internships.

Species displaced by climate change face unexpected obstacles

September 30, 2011 0 comments

As climate change affects many animals’ habitats, conservationists, environmentalists and scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about their ability to survive environmental disruptions. In a yearlong study that began in early 2009, Dov Sax, assistant professor of biology, found unexpected obstacles to the migration paths 15 amphibian species are likely to take as climate change worsens.

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