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Sounds@Brown welcomes live student performances back to campus

Sounds@Brown held its first live event since the start of the pandemic Sept. 30 in the Brown University Maddock Alumni Center. In compliance with University COVID-19 guidelines, the evening event took place outdoors in the Alumni Garden, an intimate setting that lent the perfect atmosphere to the ...


Book about opioid addiction and treatment released Sept. 14

Co-edited by University Professor Josiah “Jody” Rich and Harvard Professor Sarah Wakeman and released Sept. 14, the book “Treating Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Settings” addresses opioid addiction and treatment and draws on the expertise of a wide range of co-authors. 


Hundreds gather to celebrate postponed St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The sound of drumbeats and sirens rang through the air as hundreds of people descended upon Smith Street for the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sept. 18.The parade, which usually takes place on St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, was canceled earlier this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, ...


Watson panel discusses costs of post-9/11 wars

Over 20 years after the attack, researchers are still unpacking the effect of 9/11 on U.S. foreign conflicts and the human lives they affect. “What would it mean for the U.S. to win the war that has no boundaries?” asked Ieva Jusionyte, moderator of “The Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. ...

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Recent alums make waves in New York comedy circles

It’s mid September, the time of year that heralds fall-flavored lattes for most and, for a brave, funny few, the start of comedy club auditions. Long-established University institutions like IMPROVidence, Out of Bounds, Starla and Brown-Rhode Island School of Design Stand Up Comics will hold auditions, ...


Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism. The conversation addressed the impact of race and racism on historical thought and the complexity ...


Deputy treasurer discusses career following Brown

Rhode Island Deputy Treasurer Kelly Rogers visited the Watson Institute of Public Affairs Wednesday afternoon to talk to students about her experiences in politics after her time at Brown. The talk was the second in the Rhode Island Politics and Policy Series, which was launched this past semester by ...


Teju Cole’s photos cross disciplinary lines

Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine photography columnist and professor of the practice of creative writing at Harvard, spoke to an almost fully packed Salomon 101 Monday night. In the one-hour lecture, titled “Breaking Form,” Cole read excerpts and showed photographs from his book, “Blind Spot.” ...


Wendy Davis talks abortion rights, value of empathy

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-TX, began her speech at a reproductive justice event Saturday afternoon with an impassioned message about personal stories and the “power of empathy” to break down political barriers. Following her own advice, Davis, who first came to national attention in 2013 for her ...


Holocaust survivor discusses life story in Nazi Germany

At 94 years old, Esther Adler stepped out from behind a podium that was almost as tall as she was to speak at Brown-RISD Hillel Sunday night. The first thing she said to an almost entirely filled room was that she doesn’t really like to refer to herself as a survivor of the Holocaust. “Until some ...

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Art history scholar discusses photography’s beginnings

“Photography was not born a mass medium. It had to be converted into one through creative work on its technologies, as well as its formats, production, distribution processes, marketing and more.” Those words were spoken in the List Art Center yesterday by award-winning author and scholar Michael ...


Students lobby for housing legislation

University students lobbied for a bill designed to eliminate housing discrimination against homeless individuals  Tuesday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House. House Bill No. 7528, entitled “An Act Relating to Property — Fair Housing Practices,” was introduced to the House Committee on Judiciary ...

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