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Arts & Culture

Pakistani folk music inspires dance, joy

March 19, 2012 1 comment

People of all ages and ethnicities sang and danced with remarkable energy Saturday night during a performance by Arif Lohar, a beloved Pakistani folk singer with 150 albums, 50 international tours and 5 million hits on YouTube.

University News

Fundraising to expand brain science faculty

February 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University will fundraise $50 million over the next five years as part of a new initiative to expand the Brown Institute for Brain Science. A large portion of these funds will be used to pay for seven new positions in the institute, said John Donoghue PhD ’79P’09 P’12, director of the institute and professor of neuroscience.

Arts & Culture

Lackluster Mediterraneo offers view and little else

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Walking into Mediterraneo Caffe on Federal Hill, diners are greeted with qualities of the most high-end Italian restaurants: a warm atmosphere, an array of wine bottles and pictures of Italy displayed around the room.

Metro

Prayer banner case awaits ruling

October 26, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The case of Jessica Ahlquist, a junior at Cranston High School West, who demanded to have the prayer banner hanging in her high school’s gym taken down, was argued Oct. 13 in federal court and is under consideration by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lagueux.

University News

Possible security shift rankles some

October 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled

With the impending expiration of Brown’s contract with Green Horn Management to provide security at Greek and sporting events, the University is weighing contracts with other companies.

Arts & Culture

Mashberg ’82 plugs art theft book

September 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Art theft is an impressive-looking crime in movies, involving blue prints, high-tech gadgets and an actor clad in black suspended from the ceiling. But according to “Stealing

Metro

RIPTA proposes 30 percent service reduction

July 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has proposed a 30 percent service reduction, including the termination of all service after 10 p.m., in response to its massive budget deficit.

Metro

Taveras to retain Esserman as police chief

April 21, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Despite mixed reviews of Col. Dean Esserman’s tenure in office, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced April 12 that he will be keeping him as the city’s chief of police. Esserman’s contract expired Jan. 1 this year.

University News

University opens education center in New York

April 18, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform is opening a Center for Education Organizing in New York City to support organizations around the country in transforming urban public schools.

University News

U. child care service gains popularity

April 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Now in its second year, the University’s subsidized care program for family of faculty and staff members has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, according to Drew Murphy, director of benefits for human resources. About 340 — or 7.5 percent — of employees are registered for the program.

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