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U. scientists attend NASA’s Mars 2020 rover workshop

In an attempt to establish a landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, several Brown faculty and alums attended NASA’s third landing site workshop in Monrovia, California Feb. 8 to Feb. 10 to propose different sites on Mars. “It is no coincidence that the majority of the 2020 landing sites have advocates ...


Panel discusses diversity in STEM fields

“How can you create black scientists if there’s no black scientific community?” asked William Massey, professor of operations research and financial engineering at Princeton, during this week’s “Celebrating Excellence in Science” event. Hosted by the Science Center, this two-day lecture ...


Mayor discusses redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza

Mayor Jorge Elorza held a meeting to discuss the development of Kennedy Plaza, the city’s main center, at the Department of Planning and Development Thursday. “This is a historic moment for Kennedy Plaza,” Elorza said, noting that a final undeveloped parcel of land in the city center will soon ...


R.I. lawmakers reintroduce law to protect abortion rights

Fearing an overturn of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade by a Supreme Court slated to lean conservative, Rhode Island lawmakers have reintroduced the Reproductive Health Care Act to protect the right to have an abortion in the state. The bill is identical to legislation introduced last ...

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CSSJ hosts civil rights education program

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers MA’16, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice’s manager of programs and outreach, grew up hearing her grandparents talk about life in South Carolina under Jim Crow. “The civil rights movement reminds me of my history,” she said. “It makes me better understand ...

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CAPS hosts informational open hours at student centers

Counseling and Psychological Services expanded its outreach initiative “Let’s Talk” to the Nelson Fitness Center and the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center this semester after a successful pilot program at the Brown Center for Students of Color and the Sarah Doyle Women’s ...

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Roxane Gay speaks on feminist action

“I want your fight. I want your din,” urged Roxane Gay as she spoke of the current political climate under President Donald Trump’s administration and the crucial need to take action. On a cold Feb. 14 evening, Gay was the motivational and bold valentine for a packed Salomon Center, filling the ...

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BUCC discusses staff climate survey

The Brown University Community Council discussed the results of a staff climate survey and University concerns about President Donald Trump’s administration at its meeting Tuesday. The staff climate survey, conducted spring 2016, found that about 50 percent of staff members felt they were not respected ...

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U. researchers encourage community-based studies

When Alison Field, director of the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health and chair of epidemiology, began working on the Growing Up Today Study in 1996, almost 17,000 children aged 9 to 14 enrolled. But as the study, which looks at the effects of diet and exercise on weight changes throughout ...

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Course content impacted by political climate

As students grapple with the recent actions of President Donald Trump, professors too have found themselves adjusting, redoing courses and syllabuses to acknowledge the political tumult, which some say has created an unusual backdrop for learning and teaching experiences. Classes in the political science, ...

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Annenberg Institute searches for new director

In anticipation of its 25th anniversary in 2018, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform will hire a new director as it seeks to expand its mission to address inequalities in education. The main recommendations proposed in a plan called “The Annenberg Institute: A Road Map” build on the institute’s ...

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Online voting proposal wins BrownThink

Students and judges at the second annual BrownThink public policy competition analyzed and critiqued proposals addressing cybersecurity issues Saturday and Sunday. The event, hosted in the Joukowsky Forum of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, included panels with prominent leaders ...

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Project Interchange-sponsored trip draws criticism

In the wake of the United Nation’s condemnation of Israel’s settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 17 Brown students traveled to Israel and Palestine over winter break on a trip sponsored by Project Interchange. Project Interchange, a self-described “nonpartisan and apolitical” ...

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Swearer Center to house Carnegie Classification

The Swearer Center for Public Service aims to become a national leader in the field of community engagement by hosting the operations of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement — a designation that indicates a university’s exemplary service record — according to University administrators. As ...

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