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Film festival brings the arts to Providence kids

A tower of miniature cupcakes, flutes of sparkling apple cider, a visit from the mayor and — of course — bags upon bags of fresh, buttery popcorn. After almost a year of planning and with hundreds of kids squirming in their seats, the first annual Providence Children's Film Festival officially ...


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20 headed to Peace Corps

Brown will send 20 volunteers to the Peace Corps this year, making the University the 25th largest recruiter among medium-size colleges nationwide, according to a Peace Corps statement released earlier this month. Last year, the University was ranked 15th, with 24 volunteers, according to last year's ...


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Education outreach at Brown gets new director

Holly Harriel, Brown's new director of education outreach and a former Rhode Island Department of Education employee, officially began her job Feb. 8, replacing Tehani Collazo who left last July. She will coordinate outreach programs between Brown and local schools.


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Course combines politics, philosophy, econ

The Political Theory Project, which promotes the multidisciplinary study of political theory, launched a new interdisciplinary course this semester called POLS 1150: "Prosperity: The Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation." The course, which addresses topics such as business ethics, liberty, market ...


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Researchers aim at brain-body link

Twenty years ago, restoring limb function in a paraplegic may have been an idea that existed only in the realm of science fiction. But today, thanks to the BrainGate project — involving a team of researchers that includes several Brown professors — the idea is close to becoming a reality. ...


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Rep. Kennedy not to seek reelection to Congress

The news that Rep. Patrick Kennedy will not be seeking reelection offers has upended the race for the First Congressional District House seat and prompted two high-profile Democrats to enter the contest.  "Now having spent two decades in politics, my life is taking a new direction, and I will not ...


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Stimulus grant helps unemployed build futures

As a part of an effort to combat national unemployment and to reinvigorate the economy, the federal government has recently awarded the Providence-based Building Futures program with a $3.72 million federal stimulus grant.Building Futures was established in 2007 as an offshoot of the Providence Plan, ...


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R.I. dance crew steps up

Nicki Minaj's "I Get Crazy" blares in the studio as the dancers watch themselves in the mirrors. One will stomp and dip his head, and the others will mimic. They pause to tell each other what they think they should do, each demonstrating specific moves."We're all choreographers," Kelvin Fabian, one ...


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ORC proposes new recreation fee

In a report released Feb. 2, the athletics subcommittee of the Organizational Review Committee proposed a new $65 recreation fee that would be implemented for the 2010-11 school year and would apply to all undergraduate and medical school students.


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