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Hayes ’01 talks mass incarceration, policing

Chris Hayes ’01, author and host of the MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes,” came back to his old stomping ground this weekend to talk about his new book and the current state of American politics. Hayes’s second book, “A Colony in a Nation,” attempts to tackle the U.S. criminal justice ...


B-Lab encourages, facilitates student entrepreneurship

Students and recent graduates looking to address problems — from simplifying the process of applying for citizenship to improving the modern sticky bra — found homes for their entrepreneurial ventures in the University’s Breakthrough Lab this summer. B-Lab, part of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center ...


HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

As Rhode Island continues rebuilding from the Great Recession of 2008, the key issues of homelessness and housing affordability remain a problem for many in the state, according to a study published by HousingWorks RI in 2017. In order to address and raise awareness around this issue at the legislative ...

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Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

Three former and current University employees can move forward with some of the claims in a class action lawsuit alleging that the University mishandled their retirement funds, according to Chief Judge William Smith in a July order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. “Our ...

Science & Research

Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

Jonathan Kurtis ’89 PhD’95 MD’96, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, did not first develop an interest in malaria behind a lab bench or as a training physician in a clinical setting. Instead, Kurtis’ bout with the disease during his junior year abroad in Kenya gave him a first-hand ...


Raimondo proposes universal pre-K

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced that she will realize an initiative to fund universal state pre-kindergarten if she is elected for a second term. The announcement was made in a preschool classroom in Pawtucket’s Heritage Park YMCA Sept. 10, two days before Raimondo ...


Just UnDo It: North Smithfield considers reversing Nike ban

Following public outcry, the Town Council of North Smithfield in Providence Country, Rhode Island, will vote Sept. 24 on whether or not to recall a recent municipal nonbinding ban of Nike products, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Council President John Beauregard. Beauregard proposed ...

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UCS holds elections for internal positions

The Undergraduate Council of Students filled six of seven open positions through internal elections at its meeting Wednesday night. Voting members of the body, including new members who had collected at least ten petition signatures from their peers prior to last night’s meeting, participated in ...


Bike share program comes to Providence

As classes kicked off this semester, so did JUMP Electric Bikes — a new bike-share program that brings hundreds of red dockless bikes to Providence. Uber, which purchased JUMP Bikes in spring 2018, and the City of Providence partnered to allow community members to rent bikes through the Uber or JUMP ...

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Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 19

U. professor elected to board of American Physical Society The American Physical Society has elected Professor of Physics S. James Gates to its presidential line, according to a University press release. The APS — a nonprofit organization representing over 55,000 physicists around the world — aims ...

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Crime Roundup, Sept. 18

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on cases that are currently under investigation by the department, ...

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FeldmanHall Lab demystifies human behavior

Altruism, empathy and morality are typically thought of as abstract ideals, but Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, breaks these topics down scientifically. In an effort to better understand human behavior, her lab studies concepts at the intersection ...

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Hack Health tackles emergency care

After a morning spent passionately discussing critical problems in health care, undergraduate and graduate students teamed up to devise innovative solutions to the issues they found most compelling. Thus began the third annual Brown Hack Health — a weekend-long hackathon devoted to exploring and developing ...

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University on track to meet sustainability goals

The University is on track to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels by 2020, according to Stephen Porder, assistant provost for sustainability and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. The University began its current mission to cut greenhouse ...

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